James K. Willcox

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James K. Willcox Posted: Dec 28, 2011 0 comments

I’d had my AR ES-1 turntable for about 20 years when a tenant burned my house — and the turntable and about 3,000 records — to the ground the one time I decided to rent it. If this sad story has a silver lining, it’s that it sent me back into the world of vinyl and turntables.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Apr 05, 2006 0 comments
Remember when the DVD was introduced? Remember how all the hardware companies and Hollywood studios played nice together, bringing out a steady flow of players and movies? Well, you can forget about that when the HD DVD and Blu-ray high-def disc formats debut over the next few months.
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James K. Willcox Posted: May 03, 2007 0 comments

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James K. Willcox Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments
For years, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers were the 98-pound weaklings of the speaker world. Lacking the muscle needed for realistic-sounding music playback - let alone action-movie soundtracks - they were ignored by anyone who took sound seriously.

But the once-ridiculed category has re-emerged, surprisingly pumped and ready to kick sand in the face of that conventional wisdom.

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James K. Willcox Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments

Surge protectors - or, more precisely, transient-voltage surge suppressors - are becoming a necessary part of any home theater.

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