An ex-fighter pilot faces some ethical dilemas as he spends 12 hours a day blowing up terrorist targets half way around the world while trying to maintain a meaninful relationship with his family and friends during his down time.
Do you have a complex audio or home theater system and have trouble getting everything to turn on at once?
The 2015 California Audio Show (CAS) met at the Westin Hotel near the San Francisco Airport on August 14-16, 2015. I finally got to see and hear a Pono in action, and there were a few new items of great interest that I had never seen before. There were less exhibitors than last year, but it was still a good show and worth attending.
“Just when you think you’re out, they pull you back in.” I was so proud of myself for finding five Grateful Dead records that I could enjoy all the way through without skipping around. I was pretty well set in that regard. Then, the surviving members re-formed...
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?