Daniel Kumin

Daniel Kumin  |  Oct 06, 2007  |  0 comments
AudioControl is that rara avis, an American company that actually manufactures A/V electronics - carrying comparatively rational price tags - in the U.S. of A.
Daniel Kumin  |  Oct 02, 2007  |  0 comments
New! Improved! Whiter whites! Brighter brights! We've heard it all before -- no fewer than 10,000 times.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Loudspeaker maker DCM has been around just about as long, and has reconstituted itself and its product line nearly as many times, as Lynyrd Skynyrd
Daniel Kumin  |  Jul 04, 2007  |  0 comments

Just how much A/V receiver can they contrive to give us for $500?

Daniel Kumin  |  Jul 01, 2007  |  0 comments
The flat-screen revolution has spawned a lot of dramatic and innovative loudspeakers, many of them different takes on the Definitive Technology Mythos - a family of sleek aluminum speakers that almost single-handedly reinvente
Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Used to be even the most basic receiver came with two accessories: a cheap wire dipole FM antenna and a plastic-loop AM job (which most often seemed to degrade reception). You still get the antennae, even if nobody except dental-office denizens listens to much terrestrial radio anymore. But you get a lot more with your receiver today.

Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 03, 2007  |  0 comments

the listWe A/V mavens tend to sneer a little (okay, a lot) at those who choose sleek, on-wall aesthetics over all-out audio chops (damn the cost in looks, livability, or length of marriage).

Daniel Kumin  |  May 04, 2007  |  0 comments
Denmark may be best known for savory hams, sexy design, and bipolar royal heirs, but it's also a land of loudspeakers.