What about Bose? Part 2

March 30, 2006

So far in part one of our discussion, we’ve explored a little about why Bose is such a dominant brand with consumers and I’ve even shared a bit about my personal experiences with customers who’ve been Bose-Washed ©. Now let’s get into some specifics on why I feel you’d be doing yourself a disservice to […]

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What about Bose? Part 1

March 29, 2006

Before I even get started, a bit of a disclaimer is in order: This post has been years in the making if only subconsciously. That is to say I’ve been a not-so-casual observer to the Bose phenomenon for the past 16 years or so and with the sheer amount of information I’ve been bottling up […]

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Yamaha YSP-1 and beyond

March 13, 2006

I remember first reading about the Yamaha YSP-1 (now replaced by the YSP-800) in a trade magazine and thinking ‘ah that’s a nice compromise if you can’t have a full surround system’. Judging from the handful of one box surround solutions because the real benefit is in the digital signal processing itself, not necessarily the […]

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DTS audio for HD broadcasts

October 25, 2005

Several months ago I wrote a short blurb that mentioned the lack of DTS audio in HD broadcasts. Long story short Dolby Digital is supported by a broader range of equipment, thereby making it the default audio codec for home theater applications. This however doesn’t make it sonically superior (that’s a can of worms, for […]

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Why wattage doesn’t matter

August 8, 2005

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Mark Levinson No. 40 Media Console

July 5, 2005

Granted the Mark Levinson moniker may have been absorbed by Harman International (Its odd to think of Levinson and Harman Kardon under the same corporate umbrella) but the products and engineering don’t seem to have suffered in the process. Take for example the

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Ashlee Simpson isn’t alone, with lip sync errors that is

November 9, 2004

UK Company

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Acoustic panels for the home theater

October 26, 2004

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Whatever happened to Dolby Digital Plus?

October 5, 2004

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THX certification for Home Theaters

September 22, 2004

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