February 2011

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PURE i-20, iPhone/iPod Dock

February 28th, 2011, In Home, by

PURE i20


  PURE just recently introduced is their next generation i-20 digital iPod dock.  This dock sets itself apart from the common folk, as it taps directly into the raw digital audio stream of your iPhone/iPod/iTouch.  How’s that for pure? The i-20 extracts the digital signal from the iPod or iPhone and uses PURE Clearsound … Continue Reading


Highlights From the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

February 28th, 2011, In Audio Video Show Coverage, Features, by

Highlights From the 2011 CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is over for another year and if the products demonstrated are any indication, the upcoming year will be a great one for home theatre fans. While in the past, it took a few years for technology to trickle down into consumers’ living rooms, the lag from prototype to booth demonstration to … Continue Reading

Electrocompaniet PD-1 Balanced DAC

February 27th, 2011, In Home, by

Electrocompaniet PD-1-DAC

Lately all I seem to be hearing is DAC, DAC, DAC…kinda sounds like a duck.  It’s just where the industry is going to meet consumer demands data streaming products.  That said, it’s nice to see some of the serious audiophile companies come out with new products in this space – and so it goes with … Continue Reading

Anthem MRX 500 AV Receiver Review

February 26th, 2011, In AV Receivers, Reviews, by


Anthem has long been considered as the “dream brand” by many home theatre buffs.  Its components are the equivalent of exotic cars in the home theatre universe, and for a very good reason – Anthem produces some of the most respected, highest performance audio video components in the world.  What’s more is that almost all … Continue Reading

Studio Electric Monitor

February 25th, 2011, In Home, by

Studio Electric Monitor

At one time or another, we all long for things great from the past.  This sometimes takes the route of retro styling.  Studio Electric is a company that seems to have retro in mind when it came to the aesthetics of their new Studio Electric Monitor.  This speaker model retains much of the sound signature … Continue Reading

Blessed Cables OMH-1 Speaker Cable

February 25th, 2011, In Home, by

blessed cables

Blessed Cables is a brand new Canadian audio cable manufacturer. Its first product is the OMH-1 speaker cable available at an introductory price of $325 for a 6-foot pair. Of course other cable lengths are available.
Each Blessed cable is hand made in Canada and uses wire that is a perfectly balanced high strand, oxygen … Continue Reading

Reference 3A MM de Capo i Speakers

February 24th, 2011, In Reviews, Speakers and Subwoofers, by

Reference 3A MM de Capo i Speakers

Now here’s a speaker whose origins date back to the 1980s but which benefits from dozens of design improvements over the years to keep it at the leading edge of bookshelf designs. That type of longevity is given to very few audio components so there must be something special going on here, right? French designer … Continue Reading

Fujitsu Launches STYLISTIC Q550 Tablet

February 24th, 2011, In Home, by

Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Tablet

News about Tablets are continue to trickle out from the industry and the latest of these is from Fujitsu.  The company’s STYLISTIC Q550 is said to be an executive class slate PC designed for the high-security requirements of mobile enterprise computing.  It should be available worldwide starting in April 2011. The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Slate … Continue Reading

V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones – Customs Program

February 23rd, 2011, In Home, by

V-MODA Crossfade LP Custome Headphones

These days fashion expressions seem to be fully integrated with new products and so it goes with V-MODA’s new Crossfade Customs personalization option for its Crossfade LP headphones.  It’s fun to play dress-up!  The V-MODA Customs Program allows customers to choose from six plate color options, four unique engraved designs with custom text on a … Continue Reading

Apple To Launch New iPad On March 2nd

February 23rd, 2011, In Home, by


Apple is expected to launch its second generation iPad on March 2, contrary to speculation of a possible delay. The speculation over the timing of the new iPad comes from reports that this could be because of Steve Jobs’ faltering health combined with the fact that component makers had to change their manufacturing processes after … Continue Reading

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