One of the distinguishing features of the XMC-1 is the inclusion of the Dirac Live for Emotiva room correction software. The full version of the software was not available when I first wrote my review of the XMC-1, and Emotiva asked me if I’d like to take a look.
Have you installed a new cartridge in your turntable and set the tracking force with one of the cheap “beam” type stylus force gauges and wondered if the setting was really accurate?
Viago, Deacon, Vladislav and Petyr are vampires who are finding out that modern life has them struggling with the mundane- like paying rent, keeping up with chores, roommate conflicts and deciding what to wear to the Unholy Masquerade.
It has been a disappointing time in the AVR world. “Excellent” parts have been substituted by “good parts”, and in the majority of cases “average parts” in anything below $3,000.
The Head-Fi Meet took place on July 18, 2015, held at the DoubleTree Hotel, in Burlingame, California. For those not familiar with the Head-Fi group, they are companies and individuals (DIY) who manufacture or build (one person making his own by hand) headphone amplifiers, and companies who also market headphones. They are a very special group of people, with innovation and dedication to extreme high quality.
Al Pacino plays Danny Collins, an old rock star from the '70's who still tours, capitalizing on his past successes while continuing to live the hard charging lifestyle of a young, vibrant performer. This all changes the day Collins' manager (played by Christopher Plummer) gives him a letter that John Lennon...
If you have some electrostatic speakers, and they sound harsh, it is probably due to your power amplifier having trouble with the resonance of the transformer in the speaker. This transformer raises the amplifier voltage to a higher voltage that goes to the stators. This problem can be alleviated by the use of a Zobel network.
Performing a batch of songs in the style of an alternate genre might be a bit played out in 2015. I’m thinking specifically about the “Pickin’ On” series that seemed to have such a remarkable head of steam a while back. Those releases, if I remember right, revolved mostly around Bluegrass players covering...
Many consumers complain that watching 3-D movies gives them eye strain and/or a headache. The explanation, and the solution, are at hand.
A troubled young man is recruited into England’s most elite secret service organization. Can he survive the brutal training to become a Kingsman?
As a leap forward, High Dynamic Range (HDR) is probably as significant, if not more so, than high-definition. Dynamic range is the single most important factor in image quality, and by going beyond the limits of current displays and standards, we can expect film and television to be even more realistic than ever.
When a washed up hit-man has to kill the mob boss' son in order to save his own son, a war erupts in which only one man can survive. In order to become the last man standing, they will have to be prepared to run all night.
When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.
Chris Hemsworth plays Nicholas Hathaway, a convicted cyber-criminal who gets furloughed from his prison sentence so he can help the CIA and FBI track down and stop a hacker who caused a meltdown at a Chinese nuclear power plant. It is not long before they find...
New audio and video codecs are arriving by the train-load. Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, Auro-3D, Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), and whatever their competitors create (they are in a hurry to do that right now). New receivers and SSP's for mid and late 2015 will have some, but not all, of these codecs installed. What will dominate your choice of the product: a past successful history of having that brand, or changing brands to get the codecs you want?