- Written by Administrator
- Published on 03 December 2007
SECRETS is a magazine dedicated to bringing technical information about home theater/high-end audio and AV concepts to our readers. Also we bring artist interviews, CD and DVD reviews and interviewsof industry leaders. SECRETS publishes new information several times a week and press releases daily. Also the SECRETS Forum is always active and the Blog will feature commentary on relevant AV Topics and current events.
Our Product Reviews, Technical articles and features have been written by our Editor, Senior Editors and staff writers since the beginning of the magazine, 14 years ago. We have been receiving inquiries about reader submitted articles, for some time. With the launch of the new SECRETS website, we are launching a number of new features including reader submitted product reviews, technical articles and features about building your home theater.
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All reviews/articles/stories need to be illustrated with high quality photography, diagrams or graphs, as appropriate. Digital photos must be submitted in jpg or gif and have a crisp focus, good composition and lighting, and be 300pixels wide and no more than 600 pixels tall.
We do not compensate for reader submitted content, and the reader, by submitting content for publication, agrees to the terms of the Contributors License outlined below.
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