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Home Entertainment: Accidental Opulence

Mr. G, a New Jersey businessman who prefers to retain his anonymity, did not get the home theater that he wanted, and he could not be more pleased. He initially envisioned and requested something simple, not a project that the nation’s leading electronics installers would recognize as one of the best home theaters built in […]

Home Entertainment: Orchestrating a Masterpiece

While moonlighting as an audio-visual consultant, Lewis Lipnick, the contrabassoonist for the National Symphony Orchestra, had designed sound systems for clients including architect Richard Meier and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. But after he promised a Scottsdale, Ariz., homeowner that he could design and construct the best home theater in the world, he began having doubts. Such […]

Personal Technology: See Here

The winning squad in last year’s World Series of Birding, an annual competition in which more than 50 teams vie to spot the most bird species in 24 hours, admits that it had an edge: killer binoculars. “Our Swarovski binoculars are very good at light gathering, so after dark we can scan for owls on snags,” […]