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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jun 10, 2003 0 comments
Illustrations by Eric Yang Pretty much all you need to know about satellite radio can be summed up in one paragraph. There are two services, Sirius and XM. XM offers 101 channels, with 71 of them devoted to music, and the rest to news and talk. Sirius has 100 channels (or "streams," as it calls them), 60 of them music-only.
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Michael Gaughn Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

0605_blue_heaven_facesBlue Man Group founders Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton, and Chris Wink (shown sans face paint at right) have been busy little performance artists since we talked to them for last April's "Blue Men Exposed," opening a spectacular surround sound-fil

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments
Movie •••½ Picture ••• Sound ••• Extras none

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments

Saying that Tony Visconti produced some of David Bowie's most innovative albums is the same as saying he produced some of the most innovative albums in rock. It's hard to listen to dance music, alternative rock, electronica, or ambient music without hearing the influence of the Visconti-helmed Bowie/Brian Eno trilogy Low, Heroes, and Lodger.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

The numbers I've seen lately say that the vast majority of people who buy a Blu-ray Disc player are completely satisfied with it. On the other hand, most people aren't even aware of the format or are confused about what it is.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Jun 21, 2009 0 comments

All I knew going into this was that I'd be dealing with a guy who was nuts about restoring stuff. What I ended up with was a glimpse of probably the most unusual home theater that has ever graced these pages.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Nov 03, 2007 0 comments

While wrapping up an article on director Peter Farrelly's adventures trying to get a high-end movie room installed ("Heartbreak Home Theater"), I had a chance to talk to Farrelly about his new movie, The Heartbreak Kid, and about filmmaking in general.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Apr 22, 2005 0 comments

Some musicians think it's neat to hear their music remixed for surround. Others don't give a damn and let their labels do a remix so they can sell a few more albums. But for performance artists turned media stars Blue Man Group, multichannel sound is a matter of musical survival. Blue Man Group founders Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton, and Chris Wink.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Feb 18, 2002 0 comments

You wouldn't know it to look at the "mine's bigger than yours" installations featured in some home theater magazines, but having a decent amount of money to spend on a whole-house audio/video system doesn't necessarily translate into gaudy opulence. Or, to put it another way, modesty isn't always dictated by a limited budget.

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Michael Gaughn Posted: Sep 21, 2003 0 comments
Photo by Tony Cordoza Come with me back to the first days of portable computing, when two now extinct titans named Osborne and Kaypro ruled the land.