GamuT Premiere in Santa Rosa Friday, Saturday
We always look forward to coming to Amsterdam for the IBC exhibition: It’s the perfect place to meet up with professionals of multimedia content creation and distribution, and to present our latest Audio & Multimedia technologies. At IBC2016 we had a lot to offer – be it for digital radio, streaming, TV broadcast or Virtual Reality. Tune in to learn more about our exhibits and see how they can form the future. Please note: Starting the video transfers usage data to youtube.… Read the full article
Disclaimer: I purchased these earphones, used, from e-earphone in Akihabara. Typically, they go for about 450$. You can find out all about them here: Final Audio F7200 Balanced Armature Driver Unit.
When they’re not flaunting fake fur, or intimidating a pair of otherwise good-sounding dynamic drivers with balanced armatures, Final Audio are up to good. Tiny, fit, and tough the 7200 are statement products for the entire market.… Read the full article
For the past six years, DAR has been headquartered in Sydney. But it’s not an Australian publication.
It wasn’t always this way. Like many a self-starter, early direction came from seeing what stuck. After a year of operation, the site’s visitor stats summary pointed outward, not inward. The largest proportion of readers were coming from the USA and I steered DAR towards a more international outlook.
The upshot was that every DAR article would need to be geographically agnostic: global – and not local – product announcements, reviews and show reports were the order of the day.… Read the full article
Thank you Samsung! Perhaps, even, thank you Consumer Electronics Industry might be in order. When DVD appeared in Australia, players cost $1500 or more. When Blu-ray appeared in Australia, players cost $1800 or more. Now that Ultra HD Blu-ray has appeared in Australia, the first player costs just $599. By the time this review publishes, a second UHD Blu-ray player, from Panasonic, will be available (earlier than expected) at $1099. But for right now, the only player in town is Samsung’s UBD-K8500.… Read the full article
Excepting only the HE 1 Orpheus successor, the HD 800 is Sennheiser’s top-of-the-line headphone: “reference class” they call them, “crafted for perfection”. Earlier this year a new version arrived, the HD 800 S, the main external differentiator being a change from grey to black for the skeletal shell of aviation-grade plastic that surrounds the gleaming silver inner cover. This gives a new sense of purpose to a glamour which is almost entirely engineering-based — their form follows function so much that the aesthetic design team didn’t even get to veto the bold 30pt ‘L’ and ‘R’ indicators painted large at the rear.… Read the full article
When Alpine introduced its first 8-inch face receiver a few years back most remained somewhat reticent, preferring instead to stick with the tried and tested standard DIN sized units rather than dealing with this titanic new development and the issues intrinsic to such girth. Alpine is no john-come-lately and indeed it cunningly predicted the units would be received with some apprehension therefore developing in parallel a whole stable of mounting hardware and dash surround plates. Alpine aptly called this system F.I.T, an acronym for Factory Integration Technology.… Read the full article