Posts Categorized: Audio

Recommended Home Theater Receivers For 2014

Recommended Home Theater Receivers For 2014

  I recommend the following receivers for home theater use based on observed performance of these products.  The power you need to drive your system will depend on your speaker efficiency, speaker impedance, desired sound levels and room size.  A product with some type of loudness correction is recommended if you listen at low levels regularly. … Read more

Which Is Better Bitstream Or LPCM Audio?

Which Is Better Bitstream Or LPCM Audio?

Many people are interested in seeing what type of audio data is coming into their receiver or preamp.  These can be things like PCM, Multi-Channel PCM or bitstream like Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.  What many people are unaware of is that sending your receiver or preamp bitstream data could be reducing the quality of the sound you are… Read more

Raidho Open Speaker Magnet

Raidho Open Speaker Magnet

Raidho has developed an open magnet structure for their cone speakers.  This design is claimed to be patented.  I would like to hear these in action compared to other products.  It makes a lot of sense to open up a path through the magnet so the speaker can breath assuming the magnetic field is not too… Read more

Review Of Danley SM-60F Molded Horn Loudspeakers

Review Of Danley SM-60F Molded Horn Loudspeakers

  I encountered a home theater recently using Danley SM-60F loudspeakers for the front and center channels.   This is an unusual speaker design with all of the speakers firing into a horn.  This is a proprietary design that Danley refers to as a Synergy Horn design. This model in their line provides a 60 degree restricted area of coverage along with… Read more