The Kumin Factor

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Daniel Kumin  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  9 comments
The FCC works for the people, right? Right??
Daniel Kumin  |  Apr 07, 2014  |  1 comments
When shopping for amplifier power, most of us calculate, consciously or otherwise, watts-per-dollar. I’m here to suggest another metric: pounds-per-watt, (kilos, if you prefer), divided by dollars. Amplification by the pound.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  8 comments
You may not be hearing everything you paid for from your loudspeakers.
Daniel Kumin  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  3 comments
A return to live playing reiterates how far we have to go.
Daniel Kumin  |  Nov 09, 2015  |  0 comments
Our own Nostradamus on the perils of prognostication.
Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  1 comments
Three years ago I wished for DSP-enhanced powered speakers. I got my wish…
Daniel Kumin  |  Nov 07, 2016  |  7 comments
Friends don't let friends buy curved.
Daniel Kumin  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  4 comments
TVs have never been cheaper, and likely won't be any time soon.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  16 comments
I’m mad as hell, and I have no choice but to keep taking it.
Daniel Kumin  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  1 comments
While computer algorithms, given adequate input, have generated more-or-less recognizable Bach counterpoint in two and even three voices, the synthesis of an entire, musically coherent two-part invention, let alone a form as complex as a Bach-style Fugue, appears to remain beyond them…for now.
Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 08, 2015  |  2 comments
It’s a self-administered “quiz” on file-format and audio quality, with six music segments presented, each with three clickable, on-screen “Play” buttons…
Daniel Kumin  |  Mar 30, 2015  |  4 comments
A new screen reinforces an old truth...
Daniel Kumin  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  3 comments
FM sinks slowly below the horizon, first — appropriately enough (it gets dark early there) — in Norway.
Daniel Kumin  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  9 comments
Multiple new surround formats pile on an already confused consumer. Can home theater survive it?

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