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June 9, 2013

Vintage Vinyl Photos Make Your Brain the Turntable

Vinyl collecting is really the only form of music collecting that is guaranteed to have actual value in the future.  It is very difficult to place value on a digital song, considered how easily it can be copied and replicated.  Really, the only way to keep an mp3 as a part of your valuable collection is to never play it and never use it on the road.  A vinyl record is different in many ways.  Vinyl records have a limited lifespan – much more limited than a hard drive or optical drive.  However, a record can be taken from its packaging and even played a few times – and it will still retain more value than a digital song.

If you’re going to start collecting music, the vinyl route is the clear winner.  The only think that is more historic that owning a song on wax, is owning the instrument …

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September 17, 2012

Classe CT-2300 Stereo Power Amplifier Review

For those who are looking to shell out a high expense for a high performance amplifier for your 2 speaker system, the Classe CT-2300 amplifier might be right up your alley.  Classe’s amp was created to deliver power at either 300 or 600wpc and was designed with a cooling system using a custom IC tunnel that keeps it running at respectable temperatures.

At around $6500, this isn’t a purchase for beginners – this is a purchase for true audiophiles who have quality speakers that need to be driven.  Rack mounting might be a tad difficult due to the design of the front face of the amp, but this is probably the least of your concerns if you’re thinking of purchasing this.…

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September 13, 2012

2012 CEDIA Show Report

As the CEIDA show winds down to finish, the audioholics.com moderators walked away from the expo with a lot to be excited about.  People may think that the dwindling economy and less disposable income might lead to less discrete expenditure, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The demand for high-quality audio devices remains high, and manufacturers are still out there pushing the envelope.

Among the new technologies showcased this year, wireless audio and wireless audio devices have been a big hit.  This seems to be a lasting trend, as more users feel the need for modular setups and integration with mobile devices.…

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UniqueSquared
September 13, 2012

Sherbourn SR-8200 and SR-8100 AV Receivers Video Preview

Sherbourn Technologies unveiled two of its newest surround sound receivers, the SR-8200 and the SR-8100 at this year’s CEIDA Expo.  Both receivers showcase a no frills design, but give provide the necessary innards to give you quality 7.1 sound with 125 watts per channel.

The front of the unit is covered with a tough, aluminum billet faceplate, and Sherbourn is even offering a 10 year warranty – which says something about the build quality of this machine.  The receivers have been given updates, like Bluetooth compatibility to communicate with mobile and tablet devices.  The smaller unit starts at $999 and the SR-8100 comes out at just below $2000.…

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September 12, 2012

WiSA Wireless Speaker & Audio Technology at CEDIA 2012

One of the most highly anticipated technologies to debut at the CEDIA 2012 show was wireless audio capability, which has been developed by WiSA or Wireless Speaker & Audio Technology.  WiSA has taken the necessary step to develop certifications – which makes sure that wireless speakers sold with the WiSA stamp will be compliant with whatever source you use.

WiSA certified speakers are not proprietary and different audio brands can be used in conjunction with each other.  Although, some will not make use of wireless audio technology right away, the home theater crowd will definitely see the benefits of never having to route and hide lengthy wire for their surround sound setups.…