The Monitor Audio ASB-2 – When a Soundbar is More than a Soundbar.

March 24, 2014 · · Audio Receivers, Home Audio, Home Theater · 0 Comments

Soundbars have become one of the fastest growing segments of the audio market. It’s easy to see why. For anyone interested in improving the sound of their TV (and who isn’t), soundbars are an attractive alternative to the normal multi-speaker surround sound setup. A single, easy to install soundbar is designed to take the place.

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4k TV

The Summer of 4K

March 21, 2014 · · HDTV, Home Theater, Sound Advice, Televisions, The Latest Technology · 0 Comments

The hot subject in the world of 4K Ultra HD is streaming video. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and M-GO have all announced plans to begin streaming 4K video content this year. This is great news for anyone interested in purchasing a new 4K TV. For the past year, programming in true 4K resolution has been very.

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It’s All On Your iPhone.

March 18, 2014 · · Audio Receivers · 0 Comments

This image has been making the rounds lately, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it certainly is an eye-opener. Every item in this 20-year old Radio Shack newspaper ad has been made obsolete by the iPhone (and other smartphones). Think about it. In twenty short years we have seen that much change. Whew, it.

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Review: Monitor Audio’s ASB-2 Soundbar

March 17, 2014 · · Home Audio, Home Audio Speakers, Home Theater · 0 Comments

We have been singing the praises of Monitor Audio’s ASB-2 soundbar ever since we first put it up on display. If a conventional multi-speaker surround sound system isn’t right for you, we can’t think of a better single-speaker solution. So when we saw this review in Home Theater Review, we were pleased that the rest.

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Anne Frank

The Dreams of Anne Frank – Make Plans To See It!

March 17, 2014 · · Audio Receivers, Sound Advice · 0 Comments

For a moment, let your mind rewind back to high school and shake out some of those cob webs. Do you remember the story of Anne Frank? Is it coming into focus? Yes, it’s that story of a young girl who hid from Nazi persecution during World War II. She kept a diary of the.

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Marantz: A Little History.

March 12, 2014 · · Audio Receivers, Home Audio, Home Theater · 0 Comments

Marantz is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of fine audio equipment. If you have been around audio as long as I have, chances are you’ve owned some sort of Marantz gear. For me, it was my first quality stereo receiver. I distinctly remember the excitement I felt the first time I turned on.

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Audiophile Sound for $899.99? You Bet!

March 11, 2014 · · Audio Receivers · 0 Comments

Yamaha recently introduced a new compact audio system with networking features called the MCR -N560. It’s a nice, solid little system that would be a good choice for an office. A built-in CD player and the networking  provide tons of programming options for all-day listening at background music levels. Nice, but not all that special..

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Are You Ready For Incredible?

March 10, 2014 · · Audio Receivers · 0 Comments

The musical play “In The Heights” opened on Broadway in 2008 to critical and popular acclaim. The production was nominated for 13 Tony awards and won four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. The play has recently been made available for regional non-professional groups and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre opened.

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Jazz Friday – Keith Jarrett

March 7, 2014 · · Audio Receivers · 0 Comments

Let’s get the weekend started with one of my all time favorite pianists, Keith Jarrett. His long career spans just about every musical genre and the list of player he has performed with would take up half this page. In this video, he plays the American jazz standard, “All The Things You Are.”  But of.

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McIntosh MA8000 Integrated Amplifier – A Closer Look

March 4, 2014 · · Audio Receivers, Home Audio · 0 Comments

Traditional. If there is one word that best describes McIntosh audio, that’s it. And I mean traditional in the very best sense of the word. Think Rolex watches, Hasselblad cameras, or Airstream trailers. Not old-fashioned and staid, but products that are infused with a sense of what’s good and valuable that transcends time and fashion..

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