Made in Canada! Part 1 of 3

By |January 8th, 2011|

When one thinks of consumer electronics products, one country generally comes to mind: Japan. Home to industry giants such as Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic and Sharp, chances are you have several A/V devices from a Japanese manufacturer [...]

Made in Canada! Part 2 of 3

By |January 8th, 2011|

Part one of our survey of Canadian manufacturers covered Anthem, Axiom Audio, Bryston, Classé Audio, Gutwire, Magnum Dynalab, Paradigm, Totem and SimAudio. There's at least twenty left to cover. Part two will concentrate on speaker manufacturers. [...]

Made in Canada! Part 3 of 3

By |January 8th, 2011|

The third and final part of our survey of Canadian manufacturers covers some truly remarkable companies, some marching to the beat of a very different drummer. Let's take a look at them in alphabetical order. Aurum [...]

The Home Theatre Experience: An Introduction

By |January 8th, 2011|

Home theatre has come a long way since the days of hooking up a Dolby Surround processor to your stereo receiver and HiFi VCR. Maybe you were such an enthusiast in the late 80s that you [...]

An Introduction to Turntables

By |January 8th, 2011|

You think vinyl went the way of the Dodo? Think again. Sure, piles of disco records were melted down at Comiskey Park in 1979, but a lot survived. Vinyl culture has been kept alive by audiophiles, [...]

HDMI: All Versions Explained

By |January 8th, 2011|

Why the need for a new connector? HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), the highly touted but much maligned next generation audio/video connection has been around since late 2002. It is the evolution of the Digital Video [...]

3D TVs, Blu-ray 3D Players and 3D Glasses

By |January 7th, 2011|

3D has already made a big splash over the past year. With movies such as Avatar (which made $2.7B at the box office worldwide), Alice in Wonderland and Clash of the Titans taking viewers from the [...]

Blu-ray/DVD Players

By |January 7th, 2011|

The acronym DVD seems so ingrained into our lexicon today that it's hard to imagine a time, only 12 years ago, when DVDs didn't exist. Rarely has a consumer product gained such widespread acceptance in such [...]

DVD Recorders

By |January 7th, 2011|

The VCR is on its last legs. VHS beat BETA but, analog video tape is no match for digital 1s and 0s. The prices for DVD recorders have reached a point where a DVD recorder is [...]

Projector Screens

By |January 7th, 2011|

In most home theatre applications, a permanent screen solution is used. Manual pull-and-release screens will protect the screen from being damaged by crayon-toting children, pets, and over-refreshed guests. This type of solution will allow the screen [...]

Speaker Buyer Guide (2-channel and Home Theatre)

By |January 7th, 2011|

Speakers are the windows to our sonic landscapes. Choosing speakers is the most personal decision that you'll have to make when putting together a stereo or a multi-channel home theatre system. Every speaker has different sound [...]

Outdoor Speakers (Choosing and Installing)

By |December 24th, 2010|

Now that the wintery weather is behind us, it’s time to get outside. And like many Canadians this summer, you’ll probably be soaking in the sun on your patio in the city or at the cottage. [...]

Paradigm Electronics and Anthem Electronics

By |December 14th, 2010|

Some of us build home theatres in order to recreate the movie theatre experience at home. Some of us do it for bragging rights. Then there are enthusiasts who constantly upgrade their components in the attempt [...]