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.
Plug Dirac Live USB Mic Directly into Denon or Marantz AVR
Dirac Live will allow you to plug the UMIK-1 USB calibration microphone directly into the AVR, if you so wish, as opposed to the laptop or PC that Dirac Live is running on. As far as I understand, this is a first for Dirac Live! UPDATE: This original news article went out based on communications... Continue Reading →
Audyssey is Officially Launching MultEQ-X Pro
MultEQ-X Pro is a software package that's available for A/V businesses and installers, as opposed to MultEQ-X that is consumer-oriented. While MultEQ-X Pro has been around for 6 months or so, if you new who to email to request access, Audyssey is officially launching the program across the board today, 14 March 2023. The following... Continue Reading →
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.
Achieving Reference Playback with Audyssey
I discuss the 5 Pillars of Reference Playback that are required for Audyssey, and all other Room Correction algorithms.
Marantz AMP 10 “Warm Sounding”
Audioholics reports that the HDAMs in the AMP 10 are there to make the amp "warm sounding".
Denon X3800H versus Denon X4800H
I investigate what the differences are between the Denon X3800H and the X4800H and whether the X3800H or the X4800H is the better value
ToneWinner AT-300 9.3.4 / 7.3.6 Processor Review
I have a look at the ToneWinner AT-300, with a particular interest in its Auto-EQ and calibration functions...
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 →
Dirac Live Sale (Extended to 4 Dec)
We are a little late with this, but if you go to Dirac’s Facebook page, you’ll see that they have had Black Friday sales which have now been extended to 4th Dec 2022. One of our readers brought this to our attention - thank you! The sale allows you to get 30% OFF any of... Continue Reading →
Audyssey Black Friday Sale
Audyssey Black Friday Sale has started!
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 →