Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  2 comments
Taiwanese projection specialist BenQ previewed three new 4K gaming projectors at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show that ended over the weekend.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments
There are few names as synonymous with turntables as Technics, a brand that has consistently pushed the boundaries of what's possible with vinyl playback. I recently had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Bill Voss, Business Development Manager at Technics, where he unveiled the latest addition to the Grand Class series—the SL-1200GR2 turntable.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  1 comments
Klipsch today introduced improved versions of two popular tabletop Bluetooth music systems it introduced several years ago, both Sound & Vision Top Picks: The One and The Three.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  0 comments
“For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such a machine is the Turbo-Encabulator.”

Mark Henninger  |  Sep 24, 2023  |  0 comments
I had the chance to speak with Dr. Mathias Johansson, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Dirac, at CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver. Our wide-ranging conversation explored the future of home audio systems, specifically focusing on Dirac's technology that aims to revolutionize how we deal with troublesome room acoustics.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 24, 2023  |  0 comments
While at the CEDIA 2023 Expo in Denver, I had the opportunity to visit Victrola's new headquarters and discuss the future of turntables and audio technology with Don Inmon, the head of product and brand at Victrola. The conversation offered a first look at Victrola's new Hi-Res variants of its two turntables, the Onyx and the Carbon, and explored the shift toward wireless, high-quality audio experiences.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 23, 2023  |  0 comments
During the CEDIA 2023 Expo in Denver, I sat down with Steve Martz, VP of Global Technology at THX Ltd., to discuss the company's forthcoming line of HDMI cables. Scheduled for a Q4 release, Steve showcased production samples and shared insights into their design and performance features.
Chris Chiarella  |  Sep 22, 2023  |  1 comments

Funny how some movies debut to great negativity; either due to controversy or harsh criticism, possibly both; and yet possess that certain something that enables them to transcend over time. Waterworld is a fine example, plagued by countless production woes and subsequent budget overruns, considered a flop despite its big box office, and now years later, a great many folks appreciate its charms and have even granted it cult status.

Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  6 comments
At a time when Americans face a staggering choice of streaming options and escalating subscription fees for streaming and cable TV services, Des Moines-based ZapperBox Inc. is offering an alternative: An inexpensive TV tuner/DVR that lets you receive and record high-definition TV signals over the air without any fees.
Mike Mettler  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments
I hesitate using trendy acronyms when writing reviews — but in this case, saying I had a clear-cut case of FOMO when Eric Clapton’s slightly misnamed 24 Nights 2 CD clamshell collection first came out in October 1991 actually might be an understatement. The 15 tracks on that release — five culled from E.C.’s 18-night 1990 Royal Albert Hall residency in London, and the remainder from his 24-night 1991 stretch there — seemed more like a tease. Hence, I resigned myself to being somewhat content at the time. But now, E.C.’s 1990-91 live largesse at “The Hall” has gotten considerably fuller on The Definitive 24 Nights.