Surround sound


  • Should You Get a Surround Sound System?

    “There’s plenty of quality content available in surround sound for music and movies. Why not take advantage of it?”

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  • The Velvet-Cloaked Maestro: Chronicles of a Sonic Sommelier

    In the heart of a bustling city, tucked away in a cobblestone alley vibrant with the echoes of footsteps past, stands an emporium of auditory delight, presided over by the enigmatic figure known as the Sonic Sommelier. This maestro of melody, a curator of cadences, is not merely a man but a living embodiment of…

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  • What Is Spatial Audio on Apple Music? Also, How To Turn It On!

    Curious about spatial audio on Apple Music? Find out how to activate this cutting-edge technology and enjoy a new level of audio immersion.

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  • The New Polestar 3 automotive sound system will make you never want to leave your car

    Swedish tech pioneers Dirac and Polestar collaborate to create a new generation of automotive hi-fi in the Polestar 3, delivering unparalleled performance that transforms the vehicle into a moving theater with ultimate audio immersion. UPPSALA, Sweden, June 13, 2023 — Digital audio pioneer Dirac and electric automobile innovator Polestar, two of Sweden’s most esteemed technology…

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  • Cutting-Edge Home Theater Performance at High End Munich 2023

    Dirac, StormAudio, and Perlisten Team Up to Showcase the Cutting-Edge of Home Theater Performance at High End Munich 2023. MUNICH, GERMANY, May 11, 2023 — Swedish audio pioneer Dirac has teamed up with luxury audio heavyweights StormAudio and Perlisten to showcase the most high-performing and immersive home theater demo ever delivered at High End Munich.…

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  • Florida Audio Expo, 2023

    This year’s edition boasted 77 exhibits, with over 180 brands on display.

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  • Interview with an audio trailblazer: Norman Varney, on room acoustics, Pt 1

    “90% of audiophiles are not experiencing 50% of their equipment’s potential.” At High End Munich 2022, I had the opportunity to interview industry veteran Norman Varney of A/V RoomService, Ltd., who debunked many of my theories on how room acoustics influence the sound in our listening rooms. He has modeled, installed, and improved hundreds of…

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  • In Search of audio at CEDIA Expo 2022

    Long ago are the days when CEDIA could be considered, among other things, a high-end audio industry show. Now it’s mostly for designers, sellers, and installers of various home and commercial electronics products that revolve around home automation—the Smart Home segment.

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  • “No, I have the best system in the world!” #7: Transforming Digital Streaming into an Analog Symphony

    Paul’s system is one of those rare audiophile systems; its composed entirely of gear of the same brand, in this case, made by venerable Scottish company Linn. Paul’s system is Linn’s 5.0 Katalyst Surround System. Did you think that Linn was mostly about turntables and analogue? Only in a nostalgic sense. Before I get into…

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  • KEF delivers high-end audio system for the new Lotus Eletre Hyper-SUV

    Marlboro, NJ , April 5 – The ongoing partnership between KEF and Lotus has reached another significant milestone with KEF bringing high-end audio into the all-new and all-electric Lotus Eletre Hyper-SUV. The Lotus Eletre is a striking and progressive Hyper-SUV, the first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs. It takes the core principles…

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