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Carot One Titta Earbuds Review

Carot One is an intriguing company out of Italy that makes a suite of interesting and reasonably priced products. A while back, I reviewed, and fell in love with, their Ernestolone integrated amp/...

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An Interview With Damon Coffman of Coffman Labs

Coffman Labs, located in the Pacific Northwest, has developed a loyal following, and for good reason. The products are handmade, designed and tested the old fashioned way, by ear, and they are works ...

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In Appreciation of the Harbeth Compact 7 ES-3

The Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 stand mounted loudspeakers have the distinction of being in residence in this reviewer's system for seven consecutive years. The speakers, in a distinguished cherry finish, are not only ...

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RHA MA750i In Ear Headphones Review

I’ve reviewed a number quality earbuds, all priced within reason, and designed for comfort and high quality sonics. Anyone interested in this product category will be aware you can spend practically ...

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Thiel TM3 Loudspeaker Review

I’ve been a fan of Thiel loudspeakers going on almost a decade now. I reviewed multiple products from the legendary company. Their flagship, at the time, CS3.7 floorstander was one of ...

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Reviewed: MusicScope Analysis Software by Xivero

High-resolution digital audio is clearly here to stay, and many audiophiles have started to replace their CD titles with corresponding hi-res alternatives. They cost more, and are mostly in download form, although there ...

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Fluance XL7F Loudspeakers Review

Fluance is a speaker manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada. They have been around since 1999, but, I admit, they were a new name to me when I received an email from their very diligent ...

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Luminous Audio Axiom II Passive Preamp Review

I believe in passive preamps or, maybe more accurately, passive controllers. There is nothing simpler than a device that lets listeners use a power amplifier, with the ability to connect one or multiple ...

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Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier Review

Denon, the longstanding electronics firm now owned by D&M, produces products for virtually every market. They also have prided themselves on staying ahead of the curve with new technologies, designing products ...

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CLONES Audio 25iR Integrated Amplifier Review

CLONES Audio out Hong Kong, has enjoyed an amazing amount of awareness stateside generated in a very short period of time. This is due to positive reviews, and international distribution. On these pages ...

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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker Review

Bryston Ltd, the long-standing Canadian firm, is one of the audio companies I respect most. Their products are produced from a true engineering standpoint, with real world pricing, and backed with standard-setting service ...

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Denon HEOS System Review

Distributed audio has been around for a while now. Companies like Sonos and others have taken advantage of the advances in wireless technologies and music streaming services to offer unprecedented access to digital ...

Thursday, 02 June 2011 | 
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The TH-NR1009 is the latest receiver to come from Onkyo, and it's a doosie.  Not only does it pack the things you'd expect from a high-end receiver, but it's also the first to offer DTS Neo:X, a technology that allows a maximum of flexibility in your speaker setup.  First of all, it upconverts 2.0, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channel audio to 9.1 or 11.1 channel audio.  That's not all though - you can choose to add extra surrounds in the back for ambience, in the back and front for an expanded soundstage, or even add front height and width speakers.
 
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 | 
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There's nothing wrong with trying to do something exciting and new when it comes to disc packaging, but it doesn't always work out quite right. We've seen plenty of strangely shaped boxes and even a 'Back to the Future' Blu-ray set with packaging so bad it required instructions. The latest fiasco stems from the packaging for the Stanley Kubrick box set.  When pulling a disc out of the sleeve that it's stored in, you'll meet a bit of resistance and have to apply a fair deal of force to get it out.   While several videos and reviews mentioned the packaging as being a pain, some people are reporting damaged discs.
 
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 
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Though 3D television has been kicking off with a great deal of hype, there's a bit of a problem when it comes to the viewing of 3D content from your cable or satellite provider. The picture may look good, but it's not Full HD 1080p.  What you're getting from your cable company is a pair of 1080i images - one for your right eye and one for your left.  Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) wants 1080p for both.  They can make it happen too, but it's a little bit complicated.
 
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 
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The Theos is the newest addition to MartinLogan's acclaimed speaker line, and the most affordable hand-built electrostatic speaker they have.  Don't confuse affordable with cheap though - the Theos takes a lot from the CLX loudspeaker and introduces not only greater visual transparency but a better bass response than in previous MartinLogan models.
 
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 
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When most companies talk home theater, they put emphasis on the word "home."  They're all about making a compact, nice looking set of speakers that will provide you with some decent sound while not fundamentally changing the look of your room.  Wilson Audio puts the emphasis on the word "theater."  That's evident from products like the brand new Watch Center Series 3 speaker, which combines some of the finest parts of Wilson's other speakers into one impressive center channel package.
 
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 
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If you've gone to see a traditional 2D movie at a theater that also does 3D you may have noticed something lacking in your film.  It's not that 3D movies look better - that's a matter of opinion - and it's definitely not your imagination.  The problem stems from the difference in technology needed for 2D and 3D films.  At the most basic level, 3D movies require a polarizer for the effect and have been created with that in mind. They're brighter to make up for the amount of light lost.

 
Friday, 20 May 2011 | 
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 The folks at NHK - known to the English speaking world as Japan Broadcasting Corporation - have been working since 1995 on an exciting new broadcasting standard known as Super Hi-Vision. Super Hi-Vision boasts a resolution 16 times that of 1080p, which is significantly more that even the most up to date movie theater.  It provides a nearly 33 megapixel picture for ridiculously lifelike images.
 
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