Music Reviews

PSB Imagine mini-Monitors

For the audiophile world to take seriously a small bookshelf speaker, let alone a "mini"-monitor there has to be some significant backing and/or history. Much has been said and written about the NRC, or National Research Council located in Ottawa, Canada.

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

Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray Player

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One of the major differentiations between Blu-ray players now has been their online content support.

ChromaPure 2.2 Video Calibration System and Lumagen Radiance Mini-3D Video Processor

If you've read the previous DIY calibration articles here at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, then you've seen us cover ChromaPure and CalMAN calibration systems, and the DVDO Duo video processor. This time we're going to look at the newest release of ChromaPure, version 2.2, as well as the Lumagen Radiance Mini-3D Video Processor, both individually and together.


While the intricate nature of the details of the construction might easily be overlooked, the results will undoubtedly be seen, felt, and above all heard.


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Zildjian 20″ A Custom ReZo Crash Cymbal

The ReZo line for Zildjian is relatively new, and there are more than a dozen models ranging from a 10" Splash up to a 21" Ride. They are beautiful cymbals to look at, and in my opinion, one of the best sounding models they have ever created. The ReZo has a combination of hammering and lathing, but the lathing is spaced with regions of finely lathed and heavily lathed surfaces. The inner portion of the cymbal is thicker than the outer region. In this review, we look at the Zildjian 20" A Custom ReZo Crash Cymbal to accompany the 19" ReZo Crash review also published.