There are many Internet Direct subwoofer companies around today. They have been one of the most successful areas of audio and home theater to transition to the direct sales model. A recent addition to this group is Power Sound Audio. While Power Sound Audio may be new to the scene, the forces behind it are […]
For a few years, I’ve given Yamaha a bad rap. After a pair of reviews that didn’t live up to ...
I won’t lie, I am spoiled by the recent flux of high-end planar magnetic headphones and haven’t listened to a ...
BDI is one of a handful of furniture companies that have built a solid reputation for constructing high quality units ...
Earlier this year I reviewed the Vizio E320i-B2 TV which is an impressive 32” display. With good streaming content, a ...
I have no idea what a receiver is going to look like in a decade. It may have 15 sets of binding posts for Dolby Atmos. Or perhaps everything is wireless. Over the past decade we’ve seen old connectors die off as HDMI takes over. Now streaming content is becoming more important as music comes from streaming […]
When you wire up a pair of speakers, you probably are unconcerned with getting the timing correct. Signals traveling over copper speaker wire are moving at a speed measured relative to the speed of light. Having one cable be a few feet longer than the other will not make a measurable change in when the […]
Earlier this year I reviewed the Vizio S5430W-C2. An extra-wide sound bar designed for larger TVs it sounds good with movies and music. With a dedicated center channel and bass-reflex ports for extra bass it upgrades the audio in any TV. Now Vizio has introduced an upgraded model, the S5451W-C2.
When using a Blu-ray player or a video game system, you often have many color space selections to choose from. The most common choices available are YCbCr, 4:2:2, 4:4:4, RGB, RGB Full or Enhanced, and RGB Limited. For the most part they output the same content in different ways except for RGB Full. So what […]
Search on Amazon.com and you can find a flat TV wall mount for $17. So what makes a wall mount cost $160? Many things go into a higher end mount: They’re more flexible to install, have a wider range of motion, and are an easier experience. Needing to install a TV and a sound bar […]
Unfortunately, people after smaller TVs are expected to give up performance. It is almost impossible to find a display with a 120Hz refresh rate or more than a pair of HDMI inputs. These displays often arrive in Europe where space is a concern but rarely make it to the United States. This year Samsung has […]
There has never been a better time to jump into the world of turntables than there is now. With a resurgence the past few years you can now find virtually every new release on vinyl as well as a whole library of used titles you can pick up for cheap. The cost of picking up […]
The original Roku streaming stick is a good idea that never caught on. It integrated better with a TV than other smart devices, but it required an MHL port, which many TV’s lack. This year Roku has redone the Streaming Stick to make it easier for people to use. The new version uses a MiniUSB […]