Apple's AirPlay technology streams music losslessly over a home network. But AirPlay only works as well as the underlying network allows. This article will help you optimize your WiFi network to stream music over AirPlay.
One of the distinguishing features of the XMC-1 is the inclusion of the Dirac Live for Emotiva room correction software. The full version of the software was not available when I first wrote my review of the XMC-1, and Emotiva asked me if I'd like to take a look.
AVR – Audio Video Receiver – Build Quality: Part IV – The Emotiva XMC-1 SSP: A Paradigm of a Pre-Pro Implementation
It has been a disappointing time in the AVR world. "Excellent" parts have been substituted by "good parts", and in the majority of cases "average parts" in anything below $3,000.
As a leap forward, High Dynamic Range (HDR) is probably as significant, if not more so, than high-definition. Dynamic range is the single most important factor in image quality, and by going beyond the limits of current displays and standards, we can expect film and television to be even more realistic than ever.
In this article, I will present some of the basics of digital signal processing, and show how these concepts are the building blocks to understanding, identifying, and discussing some undesirable artifacts in the digital media you consume.
Originally, I was going to post this on the Secrets Facebook site in response to the Anthem D2v 3D review where some people essentially said that releasing a new component without 4K support or support for the newer sound formats seemed pointless (neglecting to note that the product was already 2 years old at the time of the review).
The ATI 6002 and Emotiva XPA-1 represent a major advance in amplifier designers. To my knowledge these are the first, high power, full balanced amplifiers with feedback from the input to the speaker terminal in high volume production. These amplifiers have significantly better performance when compared...
As you probably know well by now, LCD TVs are far and away the most popular type of flat-panel television available today. But exactly how they work is a mystery to most, even technically inclined folks within the industry. So I decided to provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the inner workings of LCD TVs—no easy task...
AVR – Audio Video Receiver – Build Quality: Part III – Component Choices for a High Performance Design
In Part III of this article series, I discuss jitter, digital filtering, and Large Scale Integrated Circuits (LSI) in relation to AVRs.
Following on my technical article"AVR - Audio Video Receiver - Build Quality: Part I", here, in Part II, I dig a bit deeper into the performance of a single-chip Large Scale Integrated (LSI) analog AVR chip and introduce better solutions employing Small Scale Integrated (SSI) analog chips.
What does your money purchase inside the chassis of an AVR or Pre-Pro in an audio / video system? In this article, one in a three-part series, I attempt to answer this question: I will open the top and look at the parts inside and show how each of the individual parts can affect the audio quality.
Digital audio room correction is nothing new of course yet researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have developed their own. Dirac Research was founded in 2001 and has not only applied their technology in the automotive...