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Al Griffin Posted: Oct 26, 2003 0 comments

Photos by John Wilkes

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Al Griffin Posted: May 16, 2012 0 comments

SRS, a company best known for audio processing used to improve the sound of on-board TV speakers — and one that was recently acquired by movie sound bigwig DTS — has been steadily promoting its Multi-Dimensional Audio (MDA) concept over the past two years, demoing the audio creation/distribution platform to movie studios, music labels, and journalists alike. This spring saw the establishment of version 1.0 of the MDA spec, along with the release of MDA Creator, a plug-in designed for a range of popular audio workstations that enables sound mixers to store audio in the MDA format. Now, the company has added the MDA Director app to its list of new things for 2012.

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Al Griffin Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

The New World (New Line; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••), Terrence Malick's film about the fateful collision of English settlers with Native Americans in 1607, is short on dialogue and long on trippy shots of sunlight leaking through virgin forests.

Al Griffin Posted: Nov 03, 1988 0 comments

Color temperature (User Mode/Low Color Temperature): 20 IRE: 6,109 K 30 IRE: 6,446 K 40 IRE: 6,418 K 50 IRE: 6,425K 60 IRE: 6,455 K 70 IRE: 6,463 K 80 IRE: 6,429 K 90 IRE: 6,445 K 100 IRE: 6,441K Brightness (100-IRE window): 31 ftL

Al Griffin Posted: Oct 13, 2004 0 comments

Once high-priced curiosities, TVs based on newer technologies like LCD and Texas Instruments' DLP (Digital Light Processing) now provide a reasonably affordable alternative to the tube sets we've been watching for decades.

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Al Griffin Posted: Dec 20, 2012 0 comments

If 2011 was the year that tablets took over, 2012 was unquestionably the year of the headphone. The market for headphones has exploded, and Sound+Vision has stepped up its coverage to handle the flow, with reviews of new ‘phones, along with related gear such as portable and desktop speakers, amps, and DACs appearing on a weekly basis at

Al Griffin Posted: Apr 02, 2007 0 comments

Color temperature (Cinema Image Profile/Low Color Temperature before/ Cinema Image Profile /Memory Color Temperature after calibration): 20-IRE: 6,719 K/6,574 K 30-IRE: 6,616 K/6,494 K 40-IRE: 6,520 K/6,485 K 50-IRE: 6,405 K/6,498 K 60-IRE: 6,481 K/6,508 K 70-IRE: 6,570 K/6,565 K 80-IRE: 6,569 K/6,557 K 90-IRE: 6,472 K/6,499 K 100-IRE: 6,301 K/6,411 K <

Al Griffin Posted: Jul 25, 2005 0 comments

Call it the invasion of the on-walls. Or just call it a change in the way speaker companies think about design. Either way, the audio world is being overrun these days with speakers made to go with flat-panel TVs. What these systems have in common are shallow, wall-hugging cabinets.


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