I find it beyond ironic that in today’s resurgence of analogue audio and vinyl in particular, that we quietly, confidently, move forward with digital music, hating to say, the TRUE future of music playback.
PSB gives us an incredible opportunity to easily upgrade our current surround systems to Dolby Atmos with the versatile Imagine XA module.
Earlier this year a local shop had a used version of the little brother to this guy, the Moon by Simaudio 610LP Phono Preamplifier show up. I took it home for what was supposed to be just the weekend to try it out. I was so blown away...
Two ways to achieve the height channels in a Dolby Atmos® system include either mounting ceiling speakers for a directly down-firing path or what Dolby refers to as Atmos® Enabled speakers meaning the sound doesn’t fire down but rather...
Nearest to perfect piece of audio gear, the Parasound Halo Integrated Amplifier will make you forget you need separates!
Ottawa tourism will tell you the Canadian Tulip Festival is held in the capital city every spring since the mid-1940's because Canada offered safe haven for members of Holland's Royal family during World War II. In appreciation, Netherland's Princess Juliana gifted 100,000 bulbs...
The GoldenEar Triton One is the finest speaker beyond its modest price range with near reference level reproduction. The largest of the Triton Series lives up to current flagship status, it’s “The One”.
I am finishing up setting up my 5.2 home theater and was wondering what is the best crossover frequency for my speakers including my two subwoofers. I read 80hz is standard but wanted to get your opinion to get the best sound.
- Marc Vuong
San Jose, CA
I wasn't able to attend CEDIA 2014 last fall in Denver where Paradigm Audio revealed their new Prestige Series, but I was able to tour their facility in Mississauga, Ontario where the speakers are completely designed and fabricated in-house. Then I was able to review them in my own space.
Piero Gabucci, a native of Alberta, Canada, is an architect living in northern New Jersey with his wife and two sons. Receiving his architectural degree in Michigan, Piero was heavily influenced by the modern masters like Saarinen at Cranbrook, Louis Kahn, and of course Frank Lloyd Wright. His love for art and architecture is a natural transition to his enjoyment and passion for music and movies. His taste in music is eclectic from rock, traditional jazz and classical music. But if Piero is not designing architecture or reviewing equipment, he's probably playing or watching ice hockey. Writing for Secrets the last several years, Piero believes that a reviewer's duty is to inform and involve the reader into his audio experience rather than preach absolutes. With potentially so many factors involved in the evaluation of audio equipment, the results cannot possibly be "correct" for everyone - making the art of high fidelity extremely subjective. Whether you believe in capturing the quality of the original live performance or the reproduction of music, matters not if the end result is the pure enjoyment, and that's the goal.