Home theater enthusiasts who read the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 1998 list of the 100 greatest movies ever made may be struck by how few of these films could exploit the capabilities of a top
For best-selling author Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda, attention to detail is everything.
Remembering some of the best audio products of yesteryear can be particularly nostalgic: It is impossible to separate the machine from memories of the music it played.
Releasing an all-tube, stereo amplifier seems like a curious way for a cutting-edge hi-fi company to mark its first quarter-century. The irony is lost on T+A (707.762.
Your home movies can now appear as sharp as the action on HDNet, the network that broadcasts only in high definition (1080i). JVC’s GR-HD1 (800.526.
In audio circles, Jeff Rowland Design Group is to two-channel hi-fi as Brooks Brothers is to button-down collars.
Although the popularity of plasma screens has been growing steadily, the picture is still far from perfect.
A speaker may come close to reproducing sound perfectly in a laboratory, but alas, no one lives in a lab.
Equip your office or home with a computer created by VoodooPC, and some might regard it as evidence of a midlife crisis.
Among his peers in the audio industry, Joe Atkins is an anomaly: He is not interested in how loudspeakers work. Indeed, Atkins has never read a hi-fi magazine.
Jim Bolton knows every inch of unused space in a Ferrari.
the concept behind the ribbon speaker is rather straightforward. A thin strip of conducting foil (the ribbon) is suspended between the poles of powerful magnets.
The latest controller in the Pronto family from Philips (www.pronto.philips.com) controls as many as 13 household systems—including A/V
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With the introduction of Blue Ocean, we may be witnessing the emergence of a new product category.
Giuseppe Zingali’s (www.zingali.it) choice of the name Colosseum for his diminutive 5.1-channel system is not as ironic as it seems.
A subset of video processors is drawing attention from two disparate groups: videophiles, who are excited by even the slightest improvement in picture quality; and the rest of the world—people who
Despite the immediate success of the 6108, the world’s only mobile phone with handwriting recognition, which debuted in Asia earlier this year, Nokia (
You could find a more valuable picture frame—a rare antique or one fashioned from a precious metal—but none is as versatile as the $2,499 Digi-Frame DF-1710 (
David Wilson, president of the venerable audio company that bears his name, acknowledges that maybe, just maybe, the aesthetics of his award-winning loudspeakers have been afterthoughts.
Tube amplifiers were supposed to be passé by now. Following World War II, transistor, or solid-state, amplification was to be the order of the day.
However enveloping surround sound feels, the pinnacle for pure music playback resolutely remains stereo. Purists believe that the only way to listen to music is with the venerable vinyl LP.
As a boy growing up in England, James Dyson’s fascination with vacuum cleaners began with the high-pitched scream of the motor and the odor of dust that permeated the room.
An all-in-one home cinema in which everything is included save speakers and a monitor can almost provide a full-scale theater experience.
Today, an audio system can emphasize aesthetics without compromising sonics because manufacturers of traditional (read: massive and utilitarian) audiophile electronics have learned to downsize wit
To develop a home theater unconstrained by space and price, the DVD player of choice is the top-loading TAG McLaren Audio DVD32R.
Suspend your judgment for a moment. U-vola, the bizarre-looking watermelon-shaped speaker from Italy, is not a passing gimmick.
Simulated golf computer games have never been top-sellers, mainly because hardcore gamers prefer shoot-’em-ups, and hardcore golfers prefer the real thing.