Mark Fleischmann

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments
And that's not the only thing this 78-pound, $3999 receiver has to offer. It comes with four cool brushed-aluminum keypads (supplied, no extra charge) and 140 watts times seven. It can play loud, as the people at the neighboring Verizon booth noted ruefully.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 03, 2011 0 comments
You've already read about Audyssey Dynamic Volume in our pages and webpages. Audyssey has just announced a new version called Dynamic Volume TV.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume TV is designed to reduce the dynamic extremes of TV programming in somewhat the same way regular Dynamic Volume handles the extremes of movies, but without the obvious pumping effects of cruder automatic gain controls. It also evens out levels among different inputs.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments
The bass rampaging out your subwoofer may be thrilling to you but not to your neighbor. Short of making major structural changes to your home, how can you remedy this awkward problem?

Meet Audyssey LFC. It pulls off a miracle, cutting the excessive low frequencies that plague your neighbor, but without removing bass perception in the room where the home theater system is operating.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 16, 2009 0 comments
The IMAX Corporation, which operates the biggest screens with the best picture in the universe, is partnering with Audyssey to bring MultEQ technology into theaters.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments
My, surround sound, how you've grown. I remember when you were a wee bairn of 5.1 channels. Then Surround EX added up to two back surround speakers, Dolby Pro Logic IIz added two front height channels, and now those wild men at Audyssey are talking about two front width channels, for a potential maximum of 11.1.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 24, 2009 0 comments
Cash for clunkers is the deal of the century (or the scam of the century, depending on your point of view). So it was only a matter of time till a smart AV retailer made a trade-in offer.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 08, 2008 0 comments
Somehow we've spent the past two years failing to notice Avalon's first and still only home theater speaker package, the Evolution, at around $5000 for a 5.1-channel configuration. Efficiency is HT-worthy at 90dB and the tweeter is a super-cool Avalon-made aluminum-ceramic composite dome mated with Kevlar woofer.
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 04, 2008 0 comments
Rocky Mountain high.

One of my formative experiences as an audiophile was a visit to Michael Hobson’s showroom in a New York Soho loft. This was before Mike started Classic Records. He was selling Avalon loudspeakers and Jeff Rowland Design Group amps and preamps. How well I recall the floorstanding Avalon Ascent, fed via Cardas cables by two Rowland Model Ones operating as monoblocks. Hobson put on the adagio from Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto performed by Rudolf Serkin. I went on to buy the amp and collect all of Serkin’s Beethoven piano concerto recordings.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 09, 2009 3 comments
The A-shaped Avalon Aspect boasts 92dB efficiency, which should make it compatible with home theater use as long as you're willing to buy five of them -- no complementary center or other models yet. For $8500/pair you get two 7-inch kevlar woofers and a one-inch proprietary neodymium composite tweeter. The latter gets a waveguide-like treatment thanks to a foam structure built into grille. You won't see it unless you pop the grille and look at the underside, as Avalon showed us.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 05, 2010 0 comments
Some Blu-ray players need to have their firmware updated before they can play Avatar in its current 2D release.


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