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ATI AT4002 Class AB and AT522NC Class D Amplifier Review Shootout

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

ATI is a well-known and highly-regarded amplifier manufacturer building amps under their own brand and for other manufacturers that include Lexicon, Outlaw, SAE, Theta, and most recently, Monoprice.

ATI now has two completely different technology amps occupying the 200-Watt sweet spot. The AT4000 class A/B and the AT522NC Class-D amplifiers, both with surprisingly similar specifications. The AT52x series is 25% cheaper and up to 50% lighter than the AT4000’s.

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The AT4002 (bottom and AT522NC (top).

The AT4000 is the slightly lower powered (200 versus 300 WPC) version in their top-of-the-line Signature Series amplifiers.

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Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

By | May 6th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Available for both Mac and Windows, ARC Genesis is the most advanced room correction system available today and offers a comprehensive set of tools to optimize audio performance.

 

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the third generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. Available for free from AnthemARC.com, this proprietary digital signal processing technology works with compatible 2-channel and home theater audio products and offers advanced measurement functions, powerful acoustic correction algorithms, user-configurable target curve customization, a streamlined user interface, and support for both Mac and Windows.… Read the full article

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

This is a continuation of our look at the upcoming 5G wireless revolution. In our last article we looked at the 5th generation wireless network’s capabilities and a potential downside in the health effects of RF. In this installment we’ll look at another potential problem with the futuristic vision of our cities integrating 5G, your privacy. The spectre of physical harm from RF waves may only be a distraction from what might be the real problems in store for us when we hand our cities and even our civic commons over to big data analytics and algorithms.

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Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

It occurred to me recently as I was renewing the domain name for Audioholics that we are celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th. Wow, 20 years! It seems like a lifetime ago when I came up with the idea of starting my own audio focused website from the comforts of my bedroom. My then girlfriend and future wife thought it would be a great idea and encouraged me to pursue it. My initial plan was to have a place to offer people buying advice while also debunking much of the industry nonsense that was running rampant in the print magazines and online.

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Telecommunications providers are in the midst of unrolling all new 5G wireless networks worldwide. At first glance, it would seem to be just another upgrade to existing wireless networks, but many are saying of 5G – this is the big one! The new 5G infrastructure is presented as the wireless network that ushers in a new era in the Internet of things (IoT). Nearly every conceivable industry is exploring the possibilities presented by smart IoT devices and infrastructure that require greater speeds and lower latency.

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Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW Speaker: A New WATT/Puppy Descendant

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

I tend to get most excited about high-value audio products  — ones that I might actually own some day. And the law of diminishing returns is certainly on my side. I know that an $85,000 speaker won’t sound ten times better than GoldenEar Technology’s $8,500 Triton Reference, for example. But I can still appreciate the efforts of companies that strive to achieve the highest possible performance at any cost, creating aspirational audio products that deliver state-of-the-art sonics. And that’s why, back in 2009, I eagerly headed to my local hi-fi store (Music Lovers Audio in Berkeley, CA) to check out Wilson Audio’s Sasha loudspeaker.… Read the full article

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Klipsch RP-8000F Tower Speaker Review

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Klipsch RP-8000F Introduction

It has been a while since Audioholics haRP8000 pair hero2.jpgs reviewed a Klipsch product, and we thought that their refresh of the Reference Premier line would be an ideal time to take a look at what Klipsch has been up to in the loudspeaker world. Today, we take a look at the RP-8000F floor-standing speaker. We have opted to go with the Piano Black edition because we can appreciate good looks as well as good sound. These speakers are Klipsch’ highest-end  conventional tower speakers next to the RF-7 III.

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Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Frustrating might be too mild a description for the emotions a subpar wireless network can evoke. When it’s fast and reliable a wireless connection can help you accomplish some pretty amazing feats, but when the signal keeps dropping and the speed is so slow you might as well be on dial-up—well, that’s stress we don’t need. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to make sure you have a stable wireless network and there are trained smart home professionals who can design and install a robust network for you (should you decide your time would be better spent elsewhere).… Read the full article

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The Dolby Dimension Headphones: A Personal Home Theater On Your Ears

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Dolby Labs is one of a very small number of audio companies that can claim to be household names, with brand recognition that spans the globe. Everybody knows that Dolby is all about surround sound. But unlike other mainstream audio companies (such as Bose, for example), Dolby has never released a piece of consumer hardware. Dolby’s legacy has always been tied to technological advancements licensed and used by other hardware manufacturers — first in recording studio gear, then in movie theaters, and later in home entertainment products like AV receivers and blu-ray players.

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Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

The average Joe may be happy to listen to music at the low-resolution quality offered by Spotify and Apple Music, but uncompromising audiophiles tend to prefer the lossless streams provided by Tidal. Two years ago, Tidal upped the sound-quality ante even further with the introduction of its MQA-powered Tidal Masters service, which delivers high-resolution music (usually 24-bit/96kHz, but sometimes higher) guaranteed to sound “as flawless as it sounded in the mastering suite.” But Tidal isn’t the only option for high-res streaming.… Read the full article

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