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CEDIA 2012 Show Report

CEDIA 2012 Show Report

SECRETS Cedia Team Show Report Wrap-up.....in the CAVE.  Don't miss the OPPO prototypes for the new BDP-103 and BDP-105 shared with the SECRETS Team.

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Telluride Film Festival 2012 - Full Report

Telluride Film Festival 2012

At the press conference kicking off this year's Telluride Film Festival one of our fellow reporters kindly suggested some sort of ban on people talking on or texting with cell phones while in line for movies.

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Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance 2012 was as busy as ever including the all important film deals. There may have been a slight let-up in the downtown party scene, but I may not have been the best judge of that as I opted to stay in on Friday and Saturday night of the opening weekend. That was due in part to the relentless Saturday snow which became slush on the ground. I wore my favorite shoes, they are not waterproof. That Saturday snow also led to an enormous traffic jam. At about 6 pm on that day it seemed like there was one theater bus, with about 500 people on it and it was not going anywhere.

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Integrating High-End Two-Channel Audio into Home Theater without Compromise

For those of us who enjoy two-channel (stereo) audio using a high-end system, but also like our home theater with surround sound, how to integrate the two setups without compromising the stereo high-end system has been a conundrum. In this article, I will show you how to have both systems interconnected, but not compromise the sound when you want to listen to your stereo CDs, or SACD in stereo.

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CES 2012 Show Reports

CES 2012 Show Reports

CES 2012 is a wrap! Another very successful year for the International CES. The SECRETS CES Team included Robert Kozel, Piero Gabucci, Chris Heinonen and Stephen Hornbrook....along with the Editor in Chief, John Johnson and Managing Editor Cynthia Johnson.

Everyone has commented on the huge crowds and long lines. Senior Editor, Robert Kozel, summarized the show: Display Technology dominated the audio/visual arena with 4k, OLED, 3D (not so much). Personal Audio was very prevalent in the Audio world with lots of earphones, headphones, etc. Finally connectivity was prevalent throughout.....See John's Final Notes from CES and read all of the final reports.

Check out individual reports from Robert Kozel, Chris Heinonen, Stephen Hornbrook and Piero Gabucci, and Nick St. Denis or just read the full coverage HERE

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Design and Circuitry of Stereo Integrated Amplifier, including Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwwofer Bass Management

Design and Circuitry of Stereo Integrated Amplifier, including Digital Room Correction and Dual Subwwofer Bass Management

In depth analysis and discussion of the design and circuitry of a stereo integrated amplifier, including digital room correction and dual subwoofer bass management:  evaluating the HK 990 Stereo Integrated Amplifier.

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CES 2012-Full Coverage

CES 2012

Admittedly, not much has come out of CES since Blu-ray made its huge impact several years ago. We all curse and complain about the immensity of the show and the lines, and the distances and the walking and the damned shuttle buses. And yet, CES occurs just after the holidays and we approach...

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Editorial: Notes on Converting SACD Music Tracks to PCM in Disc Players

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EDITORIAL: Notes on Converting SACD Music Tracks to PCM in Disc Players. There has been a lot of discussion about how high a sampling rate that should be employed when a player converts SACD music track bitstreams to PCM.............

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Frugel-Horn Mk3 - DIY Flat-pack Speaker Kit

Frugel-Horn Mk3-DIY Flat-pack Loudspeaker Kit

It is surprisingly easy to build a high performance speaker for considerably less than purchasing a commercial product. All it takes is a few inexpensive tools, the right plans, a little time and patience. Even for those with little to no construction aptitude. So what to do if you're like me and are able to screw up the most basic home improvement projects, yet still desire to build your own speakers? Answer: Flat-Pack speaker kits.

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Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Full Report

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance 2012 was as busy as ever including the all important film deals. There may have been a slight let-up in the downtown party scene, but I may not have been the best judge of that as I opted to stay in on Friday and Saturday night...

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SECRETS Best of 2011 Awards

SECRETS Best of 2011 Awards

The SECRETS Editorial Team is pleased to announce the Best of 2011 Awards. This year we have added a new Media Category for 3D Movies, in addition to Blu-ray, CD and Vinyl Recordings. And this year we have two products winning the "BAD ASS" Award, and one Media "BAD ASS" for Audio. This year the Editorial Team is highlighting two technology areas for particular attention in 2012, so be sure to check out the  "Technologies on the Rise Awards".

Congratulations to all of our 2011 WINNERS!!

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