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  1. 2-Channel Audio
    Okay so currently I have the Marantz PM7005 Integrated amplifier. I'm looking to add a streamer which supports Apple Airplay 2. I've also been thinking of adding a CD player (as I have hundreds of CDs). Plus I have been considering getting a turntable and getting into vinyl. The latter I'm still...
  2. Great Found Deals
    Do you have a son or daughter or sibling who is graduating from high school or college this year? Of course the greatest gift you have given them is the opportunity for a higher education. But if you are looking for something tangible to give as an acknowledgment of the significance of getting a...
  3. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I have a Sony xbr900e, a couple year old model now. I can't get it to link up with my iPhone for 'screen casting'. The Sony is Android OS, so maybe they just don't talk to each other? first, is there a way to do it? (I have and ESPN+ app account and I want to get college hoops up on the tv)...
  4. Headphones
    Apples AirPods are incredibly popular, however they lack the ability to cancel ambient noise—a niche where Bose reigns supreme with Sony as a strong challenger. All that has changed now that Apple has announced the new AirPods Pro . These state-of-the-art earbuds cost $249 and have a new design...
  5. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Apple's new  6K Pro display XDR  is a 32" monitor that offers a peek at where the performance of LCD displays is headed. If what Apple is bragging about pans out in the real world, this represents the moment when LCD takes the lead from OLED without giving up any performance when it comes to...
  6. Great Found Deals
    Looking for a new Apple iPad? Take advantage of a rarely-seen sale on these popular multimedia capable tablets on Amazon. Hopping out of category for a moment here*, but everyone loves a deal when it comes to Apple devices as they aren't frequently discounted. Spotted just recently...
  7. Headphones
    Headphones are among the most popular ways to consume music and well as multimedia such as video games and streaming shows plus movies. Thanks to the countless options at every imaginable price point and form factor, choosing the right headphones—whether for exercise, travel, home listening...
  8. Headphones
    It's fair to say that Apple is a heavy-hitter in the consumer electronics space. When the company tackles a product category, it aims to deliver a consumer experience that stays true to the vision of the company's founder, Steve Jobs. And while the company's track record may not be perfect...
  9. Headphones
    In a move that can be described as either incredibly surprising, or completely unsurprising, Apple has purchased Bose and announced its intention to consolidate the brand with Beats, resulting in "Beats by Bose" headphones and speakers. The benefits of this unexpected marriage between the two...
  10. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    Will Apple take the lead when it comes to micro-LED display technology research? An article published by Bloomberg sheds light on the tech giant's efforts to wean itself from a dependent upon LCD and OLED screens using a secret facility located in California. The display technology used in...
  11. Latest Industry News
    The battle between wireless speakers equipped with voice assistants is upon us. Whenever Apple enters the fray in a fight for mainstream adoption, and its direct competitors are Google and Amazon, you have to pay close attention. The Apple HomePod ($349) is Apple's answer to the Amazon's Echo...
  12. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi Everyone- I am right in the middle of old school and new school audio. I also have a home that was remodeled 12 years ago. I have an Elan digital amp in a central wiring closet with home runs to niles audio controls (volume only) and 6 in-ceiling speakers. Everything is working fine except...
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi guys, I have a projector in the back top corner of my living room. It's connected with an Apple TV 4K. Now I want to get a 5.1 surround sound signal to my audio receiver without using a cable. Is there any way to send a 5.1 audio signal via Apple TV 4K with airplay TO a receiver? If yes, is...
  14. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hello , I-We have a "bad" coaxial cable " that starts in our basement and off a (replaced splitter ) the "bad " cable end is upstairs in master bedroom . Spectrum checked it out got a reading of 10% of required signal for a cable box . Goal is to reduce-remove internet load as using a 2010...
  15. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, an alleged Apple OLED TV has existed in the world of rumor for years. But there's nothing quite like a blurry photo or two to add fuel to the speculative fire, and today the murmurs are about what looks like an OLED display with an Apple logo on it being...
  16. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello everyone. I was wondering if, from a subjective point of view, the Echo Dot sounds better and gets louder than the speaker on the iPhone 6. I imagine that it does, but I wanted to make sure before I purchase one. Thank you.
  17. Speakers
    Apple's HomePod ($349) is a new, wireless speaker from the tech giant that disrupted the entire music industry with its iPod music player. HomePod offers 360-degree sound and comes equipped with a microphone array that allows users to interact with Siri, Apple's digital assistant. It also marks...
  18. HTPC Computer Items
    HI there, I have a Mac Mini, 4,1 for sale (2010). I built it to be a music server, and used it for about 18 months. Selling because I moved from Salt Lake to Boston and don't need it anymore in my apartment (since Im not using a distributed audio solution anymore). Super great machine, ultra...
  19. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Among the various subscription-based streaming music services, Jay-Z's Tidal stands out for both the quality of its exclusives (Price, Kanye, Rihanna, Beyonce) and the fact it offers lossless streaming. Appealing to audiophiles has been part of Tidal's pitch since it debuted at CES 2015, and the...
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