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Sound United Brings Roon Compatibility to 68 Denon and Marantz Products

Sound United LLC announced that several Denon and Marantz products received Roon Tested accreditation. This certification enables music lovers to seamlessly stream music from a Roon server or Roon Core devices to 68 Denon and Marantz products for a visually rich, and easy-to-use listening experience. To see what we think of these new additions read on…

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With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced movie theaters to close their doors, leaving studios scrambling to recover the millions spent to produce and advertise films slated for Spring 2020 release. In an unprecedented move, Universal has made some of its current theatrical movies available to rent via cable on-demand services, as well as from streaming services like Amazon and iTunes. Disney has done the same with its newest Pixar movie, but the fate of its live-action Mulan film, and that of Marvel’s Black Widow, remain unclear. Read on to learn more.

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What the Apollo Masters Fire Really Means for Vinyl

The vinyl record industry may experience shortages of new releases after the plant that made some 75% of the world’s blank lacquers burned to the ground. But it won’t be the apocalyptic “vinylgeddon” suggested by some. Delayed new releases on vinyl may begin sometime in the next year, but the real long-term tragedy could be a permanent loss of some homegrown American record manufacturing. Will Vinyl media adapt and survive? Read on to find out.

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McIntosh Debuts New Flagship Home Theater Processors and Amp

Shortly before the coronavirus crisis pulled the plug on big industry trade shows, McIntosh showcased its newest home theater products at the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) AV show in Amsterdam. The new lineup includes the flagship MX170 AV processor ($15,500), the less expensive MX123 AV processor ($8,000), the MC255 5-channel power amplifier ($8,000), and the MC257 7-channel power amplifier ($10,000). Read on for more details.

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The Covonavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought at the time was a stomach bug or flu on and off for 8 straight days. While I’m in quarantine until I produce 2 consecutive negative test results, I decided to write up this little COVID-19 survival guide from the perspective of an Audioholic. I offer some treatments that helped relieve my symptoms while also suggesting some good audio and visual reference materials to entertain you while you get better. Check out my Youtube discussion of symptoms and treatments for more information.

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

The coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 has dominated the news as of lately. You can’t open a newspaper, read a news app, or turn on the television without some reference to this disease. But what of my beloved electronics? What will happen to our industry? I was shocked to see the devastating impact that this virus, in China, was having on American electronics companies. How will this affect the distribution of the electronics industry and how has it impacted Audioholics so far? Read on to find out.

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NuForce BE Live5 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones Review

If upgrading your smartphone’s stock earbuds is an out-of-the box necessity, but you also demand wireless because it’s 2020, the market offers no shortage of choices. But not all of them make sound quality a priority. BE Live5 is the cost-effective, premium offering by NuForce that actually gives good sound by offering both AAC and aptX codecs, so they’re just as comfortable streaming sound from either iPhone or Android. And best of all they cost way less than a new pair of Apple AirPods.

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The Samsung 8K UHD 2020 TV Lineup: Gen Z Innovator or Too Far Ahead of Their Time?

There is heavy competition with the TV display market. How do you compete with companies like LG and Vizio? Samsung has decided to think outside the box and go with a Steve Jobs like showing of innovative thinking and design. Will these futuristic ideas payoff or are they too far ahead of their time? Read our thoughts on the 2020 lineup of 8K UHD Samsung QLED displays to find out.

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Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

If you are an Audiophile, then you are probably familiar with the years of hard work and stress your ears go through. The goal for every audiophile should be to enjoy hi-fi for a lifetime. But, in order to do that, care must be taken to not over stress or abuse your ears with sustained excessively loud sounds. This article talks about the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Checkout our recent Youtube video were we discuss safe daily listening doses to preserve your hearing.

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Can the AIAIAI TMA-2 Bluetooth Headphones Compete With Bose & Sony?

If you’re looking for a quality pair of wireless over-the-ear headphones and you want to customize the entire setup to your listening needs you might want to check out the new TMA-2 Bluetooth headphones from AIAIAI. Never heard of AIAIAI? Neither had we. They’re comfortable and sound great, but with a $300 price tag will they be able to compete with better known brand names like Sony, Bose and Beats? Be sure to also checkout our Youtube overview video for a closer look.

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