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Daniel Kumin Posted: Mar 30, 2015 4 comments
A new screen reinforces an old truth...
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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 17, 2017 3 comments
FM sinks slowly below the horizon, first — appropriately enough (it gets dark early there) — in Norway.
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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 27, 2003 0 comments
(Photos by Tony Cordoza) Let me tell you about my very first hard-disk drive. It was about the size of a VCR and made as much noise as a small refrigerator. It cost about as much as a refrigerator, too-but who cared?
Daniel Kumin Posted: Mar 02, 2004 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza The model numbers for Harman Kardon's latest line of A/V receivers recall those the company used for receivers it introduced some 20 years ago, and I'm betting that's no accident. Back then, HK scored a solid hit with a compact, simple, affordable stereo receiver called the 330C that was modestly powered but provided consistently good sound.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jan 23, 2014 7 comments

Audio Performance
Video Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $1,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Powerful yet lightweight
Fast, HD onscreen menus
Built-in Wi-Fi
Minus
Limited audio streaming formats
Unfriendly DLNA streaming navigation
Surround-mode selection a bit clunky

THE VERDICT
A highly competitive audio and video performer in the kilobuck range, H/K’s AVR 3700 should do any home theater justice.

Harman/Kardon is among the quartet of major brands of American audio launched following World War II. (McIntosh, Marantz, and Sherwood are the others.) It’s further distinguished as the only one continuously retained by its owners as a U.S. company—though H/K today is just one brand of the sprawling Harman International empire. (History sidebar: During the Carter presidency, H/K was sold to Beatrice Foods while founder Sidney Harman served as Carter’s Under Secretary of Commerce; Harman then reacquired the company.)

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Aug 01, 2016 10 comments
Multiple new surround formats pile on an already confused consumer. Can home theater survive it?
Daniel Kumin Posted: Oct 15, 2004 0 comments

No, these aren't HTiB systems - home theaters in a box. You'll need to add more than just a TV to them before you can kick back and enjoy a movie theaterlike experience at home.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Apr 22, 2015 3 comments
How high is high-resolution? How stereo is stereo? How many bits are really dancing around inside your DAC?
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Daniel Kumin Posted: Aug 31, 2016 7 comments
What’s the Number One question demanded of self-styled audio experts like me? “How much power do I need?”
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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 22, 2002 0 comments
Surely there are few more subjective tasks than evaluating speakers solely by listening. One audiophile's meat is another one's poison, after all.

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