Speaker Terminology

By |December 14th, 2010|

So you read the Toronto HiFi magazine and from time to time you come across a term which you don't have a clear understanding of. Perhaps you don't understand it at all. Chances are, you're not [...]

2009 Editors’ Holiday Picks!

By |December 14th, 2010|

Suave’s Picks Neil's Picks Star Trek DVD/Blu-ray, $24 and up Caig Laboratories DeoxIT Gold Contact Enhancer (G5MS-15, $9.95 US) and Contact Cleaner (D100S-2, $19.95 US) This holiday season, the Enterprise will set course for millions of [...]

3:2 Pulldown Explained

By |December 14th, 2010|

You've probably encountered the phrase '3:2 pulldown' in a description of an audio video product. DVD players perform it, projectors perform it and even televisions perform it. So what exactly is 3:2 pulldown? To fully understand [...]

DIY Hockey Puck Record Clamp

By |December 14th, 2010|

In the August/September issue we provided an introduction to do-it-yourself (DIY) audio and touched upon several DIY ideas - one of them being system tweaks. In this issue we well take a closer look at some [...]

The Art of Turntable and Vinyl Maintenance

By |December 14th, 2010|

Come close, I’m going to let you into the secret for keeping your vinyl collection clean. Are you ready? Don’t let them get dirty in the first place. After building a large collection of records over [...]

An Introduction to DIY Audio

By |December 14th, 2010|

DIY Audio is short for Do It Yourself audio and it means just that. Rather than buying audio equipment, you build it yourself. So you may be thinking that you don't have the skills or the [...]

Univeral Remote Control Buyer’s Guide

By |December 8th, 2010|

To many Canadians, remote control devices can be traced back to the days of the Rogers Cable hard-wired “clicker” box, back in the early 1970s.  Luckily, thanks to invention, somewhere along the way we’ve lost the [...]

AV Receiver Buyer’s Guide

By |December 8th, 2010|

An AV receiver is the brain and arguably the most critical part of a modern home theatre. This single component takes care of amplification, audio/video switching, surround format processing and provides inputs for all audio and [...]

Home Theater in a Box Advice

By |December 7th, 2010|

Setting up a home theater can be complicated, there's no doubt about it. Many high-end setups require the services of a custom installer. But most people that purchase audio video equipment set it up by themselves. [...]