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Daniel Kumin Posted: Oct 04, 2006 0 comments

And now," said Dr. Freud, "we will do a little free association, ja? If I say Vienna, do you say ... sausage? Waltz? Sacher torte?"

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

Your new A/V receiver's front panel seems friendly enough with its softly winking LEDs and ergonomic layout of buttons and knobs. But turn that sucker around, and you'll find a menacing thicket of jacks, terminals, and other connectors - some familiar, some not.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Jun 04, 2010 0 comments

I've seen plenty of loudspeaker "breakthroughs" in my half-a-lifetime around the audio sideshow, including speakers shaped like ears, tubas, and croquet balls.

Daniel Kumin Posted: May 04, 2007 0 comments

the listDenmark may be best known for savory hams, sexy design, and bipolar royal heirs, but it's also a land of loudspeakers.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 26, 2004 0 comments

Back in hi-fi's golden age, there used to be hot debates over "East Coast" vs. "West Coast" sound - no doubt a tame forerunner of the hip-hop wars of the '90s. East Coast speakers were thought to be smooth and mellow, with "concert-hall" sound best suited to classical music and jazz.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Oct 06, 2007 0 comments

the listAudioControl is that rara avis, an American company that actually manufactures A/V electronics - carrying comparatively rational price tags - in the U.S. of A.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Aug 18, 2010 0 comments

Marantz, the longest-running name among all receiver makers, has taken a decidedly “audiophile-value” approach with its current lineup.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Dec 06, 2001 0 comments

The "trickle-down" economics theory didn't work, but it sure seems to describe what's happening in the world of home theater electronics. Take one of the latest multichannel refinements, those 6.1- and 7.1-channel surround modes that require adding one (or two) back surround speakers to the standard five-speaker-plus-subwoofer array.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Oct 19, 2011 0 comments

Each generation of A/V receivers brings at least a few new features — one of which will prove useful while others stick out as head-scratchers that nobody asked for. You could hardly find a better illustration of this natural law than Pioneer’s new VSX-52, the sub-penultimate model of its latest Elite A/V receiver range.

Daniel Kumin Posted: Feb 16, 2009 0 comments
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