Does a speaker’s enclosure size have any effect on audio quality? I've always assumed a larger enclosure size is better, but I never understood why that is the case.
18/09/14 9:48 AM
17/09/14 2:54 PM
So, thumbs up or thumbs down on the TX-NR636 7.2-channel network AV receiver? I say thumbs up. Way up. If the company had only included subwoofer correction in its new, proprietary AccuEQ system, I would climb a stepstool to get my thumbs a little higher.Read More
9/09/14 2:10 PM
Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.Read More
14/08/14 12:42 PM
Maybe you've been reading about dual subwoofers on the A/V forums and wondering what all the fuss is about.Read More
12/08/14 10:11 AM
Flavors of MultEQ
Audyssey room correction technology comes in four solutions: MultEQ XT32, MultEQ XT, MultEQ and 2EQ. While they are all built on the same core science, each is designed to operate within the constraints of the available DSP processing power.Read More
29/07/14 11:32 AM
Q If I have a budget of $1500 to buy a subwoofer, should I buy one great sub or two good $750 subs? They would be used equally for both movies and music. Also, how do you connect more than one subwoofer to a receiver? —Raphaël Rainville, Montréal QC, CanadaRead More
10/07/14 3:08 PM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced "updated core characteristics" for 4K Ultra HD TVs – some of which mean existing 4K sets are no longer seemingly up to scratch.
After wowing audiences in high-end commercial theaters for two years now, Dolby’s Atmos surround-sound technology is making its way into home theaters. Pioneer, Onkyo, Integra, Denon, Marantz and Yamaha have all announced new A/V receivers that support the format, and firmware updates for certain existing receivers will make them Atmos-ready later this year. In addition, Pioneer has announced a new line of Andrew Jones-designed, Atmos-enabled Elite speakers, and Definitive Technology has created a line of add-on Atmos Modules for some of it existing speakers.Read More
27/06/14 1:12 PM
While I consider this really an almost impossible comparison – as both offer entirely different outcomes in my opinion, everyone seems to be wanting to know the pro’s and con’s of a soundbar system. And why wouldn’t they? Potentially a Soundbar has the ability to save you money, messy cables, unwanted speakers, and time setting these up, in comparison to full AV receiver & speaker surround sound system.Read More
27/06/14 11:22 AM
The center-channel speaker doesn’t often get the respect it deserves. To keep it slim enough to fit on a shelf, many manufacturers simply offer two-way center designs, laid out in a horizontal woofer-tweeter-woofer arrangement.