I talk about a possible solution to the main issue with directional bass: even bass coverage.
What is Directional Bass and Do We Need It?
I investigate whether directional bass makes sense in the field of home cinema, and whether it points to another feature coming down time.
Dolby Sound Formats and Upmixers
I go through the various sound formats and upmixers Dolby has released over the years - in chronological order.
How to Use Banana Plugs
Learn how to use banana plugs for wiring your home theater, along with some banana plug recommendations for your use case.
The Difference Between Sound Formats, Decoders and Upmixers
I talk about the difference between sound formats, decoders and upmixers.
Audyssey MultEQ-X Review
I finally review MultEQ-X and tell you what I like and not like about it. You can also trust me to break it while I'm at it.
Multi Sub Optimiser (MSO) Review
I review Multi Sub Optimiser by talking about the scenarios I ran and how they fared in my space.
A Low-Cost Alternative to the Marantz AV 10 and AMP 10
Want the latest separates from Marantz but don't quite have or want to spend the money? Here's an alternative!
ToneWinner AD-7300PA+ 7-Channel Amplifier Review
I got to test ToneWinner's 7-channel amplifier. Find out whether the ToneWinner is a winner...
Is Dirac Live a Good Addition to Denon and Marantz AVRs and Separates?
This question has been on my mind since the announcement and because a customer has asked me this same question recently, now is the perfect time to write about it. I absolutely believe it is a worthwhile addition and here is a summary of the two most critical points as to why, then we will... Continue Reading →
Do You Need an External Power Amp for Your AVR?
I wanted to cover this topic as I have some amplifier reviews coming in soon so I wanted to introduce the topic a bit more broadly before we get into it. Aspects to Consider There are 4 issues to consider when trying to answer this question: The type of AVR you have The type of... Continue Reading →
How Audyssey’s Calibrated Mic Could Be Improved
Audyssey's new microphones are calibrated to a very tight tolerance... or are they?
Dirac Live Coming to Denon and Marantz AVRs
Sound United (now operating under its new parent company, Masimo) decided to do the unthinkable: implement Dirac Live in addition to Audyssey in their latest crop of Denon and Marantz receivers.
Audyssey MultEQ-X Version 1.1 Out Now
Audyssey has released v1.1 of MultEQ-X along with new hardware. I cover what's new!
Denon AVR – Ultimate Setup Guide
The Ultimate Denon AVR Resource for setting up your Denon Receiver. Includes checklist and external resources.