- Written by Jim Clements
- Published on 18 May 2015
The trailblazing staff at NAD just released all new top line stereo separates. The M12 preamp features a pure digital design with a modular case that is fully upgradeable for future signal formats or improved circuitry. The accompanying M22 stereo power amp is a hybrid digital/analog design that is very powerful with ultra low distortion.
- Written by Kieran Coghlan
- Published on 13 May 2015
In this article, I will present some of the basics of digital signal processing, and show how these concepts are the building blocks to understanding, identifying, and discussing some undesirable artifacts in the digital media you consume. I will explain concepts without math so that hopefully everyone reading this will be able to get the most out of it.
- Written by Robert Kozel
- Published on 27 April 2015
Emotiva has earned a reputation for delivering great quality products at a substantial value to their customers. Emotiva has come a long way with their processor line, and this review covers the Emotiva XMC-1 Gen 2 which is a 7.2 channel preamplifier/processor (SSP). The XMC-1 build quality is exemplary for its price point and is a great product.
- Written by Chris Eberle
- Published on 04 May 2015
BenQ adds to its line of high-performance value-priced portable projectors with the new HC1200. A super-bright DLP model, it’s perfect for corporate warriors and home theater enthusiasts alike. Today I’ll run it through my benchmark suite and check out some 2D and 3D content.
- Written by Chris Eberle
- Published on 06 May 2015
I came across Chris Eberle's excellent advice regarding calibrating black and white movies on a KURO display, and I'm hoping his knowledge will extend to my question...
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- Written by Gabriel Lowe
- Published on 20 April 2015
Whether you have a need for height channels for that Dolby Atmos upgrade you are considering, or just great sounding in-ceiling or in-wall speakers for any room in the house, it can be a daunting challenge to find something that doesn’t compromise on quality for convenience. The GoldenEar Invisa HTR-7000 speakers aim to meet that challenge.
- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 22 April 2015
OPPO has just released the HA-2 DAC and Headphone amplifier. It is sized to use with your smart phone's digital output using a USB-micro-to-USB-micro cable. With a Sabre Mobile DAC, the HA-2 will decode up to 32/384 PCM and DSD256 music stored on your phone (you will need a downloadable app). The HA-2 plays high resolution music with proper transients that might otherwise be lost on the inexpensive DACs that are native to the smart phones.