How Will an AVR Amp Upgrade Affect Audyssey Calibration?
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Q My current 5.1 audio setup is driven by a Marantz SR7007 AV
receiver. Since I’d like to get a little more punch from it, I’m looking at upgrading to an external five-channel amp: either an Outlaw 5000 or Marantz MM7055. Here’s my question: If I connect an external amp to my Marantz receiver, will I still be able to use its Audyssey processing, or do I lose that ability? —Garry Briand / via email
Holiday Kickoff? A Trio of Trinkets from Kinivo
Christmas came early in my house. A package just arrived from Kinivo with an assortment of products that I felt I should share—start spreading that holiday joy just days after Halloween. It’s never too early for that, right?
The Martian: When a Movie Triumphs Over a Presentation
was one of the best movies I saw this year.
This was despite being one of the worst cinema experiences I’ve ever had.
Led Zeppelin: Presence, In Through the Out Door & Coda—Super Deluxe Box Sets
And as we wind on down the road, we have now officially arrived at the home stretch of Led Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page’s master plan of reissuing all nine of the mighty Zep’s studio offerings in Super Deluxe Edition box set form. Not only has the studio wizard’s magic remastering wand gifted us with a plethora of bonus tracks—mainly consisting of fascinating works-in-progress outtakes and alternate mixes, as opposed to troves of unreleased songs—but Page has been adamant about going the full-on 96-kHz/24-bit route in order to “future-proof” the catalog for whatever audiophiliac upgrades are yet to come. (Knowing how audio formats tend to go, however, that song may not remain the same as time marches onward.)
Wickedly Cool Tech Pranks to Scare Your Friends
Our heads…er, hats…are off to Techradar’s Chris Hutton for putting together a fiendishly excellent guide to high-tech Halloween pranks.
RSL Introduces Phase-Coherent In-Ceiling Speaker
RSL’s new C34E in-ceiling speaker features a lateral, phase-coherent driver alignment that the company says outperforms many in-ceiling speakers on the market.
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector Review Settings
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector Review Test Bench
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector Review Specs
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