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Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Review

If you are looking for a price friendly desktop or surround loudspeaker with an audiophile RAAL tweeter, Zapf audio woofer and superb crossover network than look no further than the Mini Philharmonitor from Dennis Murphy and Philharmonic Audio. The Mini Philharmonitor is a relatively new speaker and you’ll be amazed how well they handle many genres of music for dedicated music listening. At this price point, the Mini Philharmonitors are the only speakers with a RAAL tweeter that we could find. Please read on to see how these did in a sound demo in an in-home audition.

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Disney Expands Media Empire with 21st Century Fox

With Disney soon to own a majority of Fox TV and film Studios, the stars may have just aligned for the creation of the most powerful media conglomerate ever created. We also have plenty of possible new story lines to look forward to. Will mutants join the Marvel cinematic universe? What will the future of Hulu and Disney direct-to-consumer look like? And most importantly, how will the Simpsons deal with being employees of the House of Mickey Mouse? These are sure to be interesting times for comic nerds and cord-cutters alike.

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JL Audio IWS-SYS-108/208 In-wall Subwoofer Preview

For those of you looking for a premiere in-wall sub, JL Audio released their IWS-SYS-108 and IWS-SYS-208. The newest models from JL Audio have a very small grille opening that will please customers looking for a visually unobtrusive solution while still capable of delivering true JL Audio sub-bass performance. To see all their features read on.

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2017 Audioholics Product of the Year Award Winners

2017 marked the year when smart devices infiltrated home theater and Ultra HD became more attainable. As if AV receivers didn’t do enough already, now they come armed with Alexa Skill, music media streaming and the latest in HD immersive audio and video support. We selected the best speakers, AV receivers, and preamps, UHD Blu-ray players, etc for this model year that we reviewed or personally demoed and chose them as our 2017 Product of the Year Award winners. Continue reading to see our picks.

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Rythmik FV18 Servo Subwoofer Sound Demo Report

Renowned sub manufacturer Rythmik Audio recently released an 18″ triple ported subwoofer, the FV18. This subwoofer sports a newly developed black anodized aluminum driver that is driven by an also newly developed 900 watt Hypex class D amplifier. This beast of a sub is made for those who require more ultra low end output. The FV17 does not behave like a typical ported sub. It has the output in spades, but also the articulation Rythmik is known for. Check out the sound demo report on how this sub performs with a variety of source material in an in-home audition.

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Mark Levinson № 515 Turntable Preview

Looking for a high end turntable to spin your vinyl? Look no further than the new № 515 Turntable from Mark Levinson. With help from VPI Industries this ultra precise turntable incorporates a 3D printed tonearm, precision-machined pulley and triple belt drive, and a a highly damped vinyl-wrapped composite and aluminum sandwich main chassis. If money is no object and you have the $10,000 to spend on a really fancy record player then this might be the unit for you.

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Sound Reproduction: Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

What are the characteristics that determine the sound quality of an audio system? This is a question that for too long has been shrouded in mysticism as if there were some ephemeral magic that touched some systems and not others. But, the truth is this question can be approached objectively, and indeed that is what Dr. Floyd Toole has been doing with over a lifetime of scientific research. The results of his research is presented in a clear, concise third edition of his book ‘Sound Reproduction,’ which makes for an enlightening read for neophyte audio enthusiasts and long-time audiophiles alike.

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Understanding the Speaker Impedance Specification

Audio specifications run the gamut from merely “nice to know” to “genuinely useful.” A speaker’s impedance rating should be one of those genuinely useful specs, but you can’t always trust them. What does it really mean when a company rates their speaker as 8 ohms, or 4 ohms? Read on to get an “insider’s look” at speaker spec ratings and the marketing that you won’t read anywhere else.

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Oppo UDP-203 & UDP-205 Ultra HD Blu-ray Players Review

We reviewed Oppo’s newest Ultra HD Blu-ray players, the UDP-203 and souped up audiophile UDP-205. Both had very responsive interfaces, silent operation, and exhibited state of the art audio and video playback performance with every type of source material thrown at them. The UDP-203 and 205 leave videophiles wanting very little and both players should satisfy even the most critical audiophiles. So what does the UDP-205 offer for more than 2X the price of the UDP-203? Read our in depth review to find out.

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Title II is Not the Net Neutrality You’re Looking For

The end is nigh for net neutrality as it exists today. Trump-appointed FCC chief Ajit Pai put forth a plan last week that promises to roll back Obama’s net neutrality policies. All that’s left is for the five FCC commissioners to vote in December, making the rollback a virtual certainty. But, will the principles of net neutrality die with the FCC? Considering Obama’s net neutrality was built on laws designed for a depression-era phone company, perhaps the door is open for modern law that govern the Internet.

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