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Anthem STR Preamp and Power Amplifier Review

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Anthem STR Silver StackAnthem STR Series Introduction

In today’s day and age, with the focus on convenience often overruling quality, it’s rare to find products that emphasize fidelity first above all else.  Anthem is a company whose origins started in two-channel and thus they created the STR series of products to remind audiophiles of that. The STR line of products comes in an STR integrated amplifier ($4,499), preamp ($3,999) and power amp ($5,999). Wanting to better understand Anthem’s best foot forward approach to two-channel audio, I requested their STR preamp and power amp separates stack to take a deeper look.… Read the full article

Help Grow Our YouTube Channel, Become a Patreon!

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Audioholics Patreon

Audioholics Patreon

Audioholics is looking to take our YouTube channel to the next level by asking our readers to support us through Patreon. Patreon is a membership platform that provides an easy way to run a subscription content service allowing us to deliver exclusive experiences to our subscribers or patreons. The Audioholics YouTube channel has over 65k subscribers reaching over 300k viewers/mo making us the #1 channel in our segment.  However, we want to bust that record and have a heck of a lot of fun doing it while also making it an educational experience for you.

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Denon’s New ‘800NE’ Range Merges Classic Style With Modern Features

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Denon is known for embracing new technologies, but also for making dependable, well-built gear that stands the test of time. (My AVR-4308CI receiver is no longer cutting-edge when it comes to features, but it has worked flawlessly for ten years). Now the company is offering a blend of the old and the new with its 800NE series integrated amplifier, network audio player, and CD player. These new components have the look and feel of traditional hi-fi gear, while offering all the modern conveniences of streaming music, whole-home audio, and voice control.… Read the full article

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SVS Goes Wireless with Their New Prime Speaker & SoundBase System

By | October 6th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

We’ve had our eye on the Prime Wireless Speaker System from SVS since company president Gary Yacoubian showed off early prototypes at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Now the powered Primes are ready for prime time, and available for preorder for $600 per pair. SVS brought the production version of the Prime Wireless to Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, along with a new streaming amplifier called the Wireless SoundBase ($500), which is designed to deliver high-quality power and streaming music to any pair of passive loudspeakers.… Read the full article

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Sonance Mariner Speakers Promise Superior Sonics And Rugged Build

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Sonance has been a driving force in the custom installation industry since the early 1980s, when company founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer developed the world’s first residential in-wall speaker. The brand continues to excel in the in-wall speaker business, and is currently working on a new series of architectural speakers designed specifically to work with the new Sonos Amp. But Sonance has also expanded into a variety of other product categories, including what the company describes as “landscape solutions that deliver audiophile sound-quality in outdoor environments.” Audioholics is in the process of reviewing one such product, the Sonance Mariner 86, which is the largest in the Mariner series of outdoor speakers.… Read the full article

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How to Set Up a Home Studio for Beginners

By | June 25th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

A home studio is a great investment to make especially if you are an independent, up and coming musician or artist. The benefits of having a professional home studio can range from not having to pay an astronomical rate every hour to being able to start or stop  work on your music any time you like. The best part about creating a studio in your own home is how simple it can be not to mention the number of opportunities the internet provides for young artists.

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DTS Play-Fi Headphones App Brings Personal Connectivity to Home Systems

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

New companion app for iOS and Android allows DTS Play-Fi users to enjoy shared content via standard headphones while maintaining audio/video synchronization

DTS announce the new DTS® Play-Fi® Headphones app, now available on iOS and coming to Android in early July, as a companion app to select DTS Play-Fi audio products. The free app enables users to stream content over Wi-Fi that is playing on any DTS Play-Fi-supported product to any pair of headphones connected to a phone or tablet* for a private listening experience.

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Onkyo Announces Certified 'Works with SONOS’ AV Receivers

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Onkyo Corp and Onkyo USA today announced that its network receiver models are now certified and compatible with the Sonos® platform, earning the ‘Works with Sonos’ badge.  This enables users to seamlessly stream music from their Sonos app to their receiver allowing them to enjoy music anywhere including their home theater.  Products featuring the new ‘Works with Sonos’ capability will include select network AV and stereo receivers and processors from Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer and Pioneer Elite.  The company will announce specific models when the firmware update is available in early June.

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Scientists Create Real-Life Cloaking Device

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Star Trek fans, today may be a day to rejoice as one of your favorite techs just got one step closer to becoming a reality.  The research hits home as it stems from our own passion, relating to audio. Researcher Amanda D. Hanford at Pennsylvania State University has taken the introductory steps to making acoustic ground cloaks. The materials used in this experiment redirect approaching waves around an object without scattering the wave energy, concealing the object from the sound waves thus making it invisible to some sensing techniques.

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The Biggest Successes in Consumer A/V Electronics in the Last 50 Years

By | April 13th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Last month, we took a humorous trip down memory lane and recounted some of the most glorious failures in audio-video history. Some were real clinkers, some were “can’t-miss” inventions that somehow missed anyway, and some were just truly laughable “What could they possibly have been thinking” disasters.  From a sure-fire home run that just barely turned into a foul ball at the very last instant to a weak bouncing grounder that never had a chance, it was an entertaining look back at what might have been.… Read the full article

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