Mark Fleischmann

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  4 comments
It's been 30 years since I bought my first Compact Disc player and first CDs. With the CD format in a death spiral, the LP recovering nicely, high-resolution downloads on the rise, and streaming capturing a new generation of listeners, defending the CD at this moment in history may seem like pure contrarianism. That alone is reason enough to reevaluate the CD—even if it seemingly contradicts things I myself have written in the recent past. But let's make it clear that if I am about to find a few kind words to say about the dear old shiny disc, it doesn't mean I don't love my vinyl and FLACs any less. It's just that my music library has room for more than one format. I still buy CDs, but I collect LPs and high-res audio too.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Nov 04, 2015  |  0 comments
Second-screen use is “creating a generation of kids for whom TV is punishment,” says Miner & Co. Studio.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 20, 2015  |  1 comments
Yes, you read that right—Sears. The iconic (and stodgy) retailer has opened a Connected Solutions store-within-a store in San Bruno, California.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 19, 2015  |  0 comments
KEF's October 16 press event at CEDIA 2015 firmed up its already formidable loudspeaker lines with new in-walls and in-ceilings, some of them THX certified, as well as refinements of existing products and new portable audio goodies.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  2 comments
Perfectionist speaker brand Revel is taking a good-better-best approach to marketing, with the new Concerta 2 occupying the entry-level part of the spectrum, joining the step-up Performa 3 and step-way-up Salon.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
Atlantic's 3.1 HSB H-PAS soundbase may be making waves but the company is not neglecting the soundbar, conventional speaker, and in-wall categories.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
NAD is filling a rack with streaming joy.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
Want to control your network audio system with a giant touchscreen?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
The big news from the Integra front is that all the surround receivers announced at 2015 CES now support HDMI 2.0a, accommodating the metadata that drives HDR, a significant improvement to Ultra HD.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments
Klipsch is expanding its recently introduced Reference Premiere speaker line by adding new wireless powered models, based on the WiSA wireless standard, and piecing them together into full systems.

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