Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments

B652-AIR Speaker System
Build Quality

SUB-1000 Subwoofer
Build Quality
PRICE $299 as reviewed

Super affordable
Pleated-diaphragm tweeter
Cinema-friendly voicing
Excellent finish quality
Lively cabinets
Wire-clip speaker terminals

If you want a home theater system and you want it now, these speakers will suit a draconian budget. Let a thousand starter systems bloom.

Late last year, a Florida man walked into Starbucks and ordered a Grande Latte with 99 extra shots of espresso and 17 pumps of vanilla syrup, mocha, and matcha powder. His tab was $83.75—more than a pair of Dayton Audio B652-AIR speakers. He was a big spender, of course, but if you ordered, say, a White Chocolate Mocha every day for two weeks at $4.65 per cup, you’d still spend more than the price per pair of these speakers.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
Dave Grohl is often acknowledged as being the nicest, coolest/cheeriest guy in rock & roll, and while I can indeed confirm Messr. Grohl is (to use a technical term) an absolute mensch amongst mensches, I also happen to think Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen could give Dave a run for his money. Collen is also passionate about sharing his creativity beyond the lighted stage, and he's the mastermind behind the self-titled debut of Delta Deep. “You could call it a punk/blues mixture,” Collen says of the album. “We just made music that made us feel great, and there are loads of people out there looking for that who appreciate that. There are a lot of people out there who dig real music.” Recently, Collen, 57, and I got together to dive on down into Delta Deep’s sonic origins, rediscovering the joys of vinyl, and the signal he gets when he’s in the right improv zone onstage. Pour some blues sugar on us, Phil.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
Waves Audio is webcasting the third episode of Everything Audio this Friday (July 31, 2015) at 1 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. ET on
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 29, 2015 0 comments
You’ve heard it on THX-certified DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and in THX theaters. It’s the perfect crescendo, that indescribably fantastic swell of sound that’s been wowing movie-goers for more than three decades. We recently spoke with Dr. James “Andy” Moorer, composer of the “THX Logo Theme,” to get the story behind the iconic flourish, which debuted in the THX trailer Wings, shown before the 1983 premiere of a movie you might remember—Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 3 comments
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to cognitive style, or the way you think.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2015 5 comments
For better or worse, portable Bluetooth speakers have become one of audio’s hottest commodities, capturing a huge share the billion-dollar portable speaker business. Do you own one and, if so, how often do you use it? Take a moment to tell us which scenario best describes your situation. And don’t forget to leave a comment explaining your choice.
Do You Own a Portable Bluetooth Speaker?
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jul 28, 2015 0 comments
Some people think that digital audio is cold. That's debatable. But it's almost universally accepted that analog audio is cool. It is also funky, weird and apparently makes people say and do strange things. Digital audio comprises binary data offering relatively few opportunities for freakish mischief. Analog audio, on the other hand, offers endless possibilities. For example, I am sure you have noticed that flour tortillas fit nicely on a turntable platter.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Sure, everybody knows Ludwig van Beethoven. But how about his slightly less famous baroque predecessor (Johann) Ludwig Krebs?
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 0 comments
Rega was approached by the legendary rock band Queen to produce a limited edition turntable to coincide with the September release of Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18-piece 180g vinyl LP box set from Virgin EMI Records, according to Sound Organisation, which distributes Rega and other European audio brands in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 27, 2015 1 comments
More than half (55 percent) of the people who own a soundbar use it for listening to music, podcasts, and other audio-related content in addition to watching TV, according to a new survey from The NPD Group.


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