Wednesday March 16, 2011
We're very sorry to report that Gary Altunian, Guide to Stereos, passed away late last night. We will miss his kind spirit and the great work he did for About.com. Our thoughts are with Gary's loved ones and friends during this difficult time.
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Saturday February 26, 2011
Part of the process of evaluating a music system involves critical listening skills. Becoming a better listener allows you to get more enjoyment from your current stereo system and to improve your ability to know what you want the next time you shop for speakers or components. Read my tips about how to improve your listening skills.
Tuesday February 22, 2011
Years ago a sales representative from a speaker company told me that only two things really matter: finding a better cheeseburger and reproducing better bass. It was his way of getting my attention, then he proceeded to demonstrate his speaker with its better bass. Cheeseburgers aside, great bass reproduction is arguably the most difficult to achieve in a stereo system. Since the loudspeaker was invented, manufacturers have tried every trick in the book to design a speaker with jaw-dropping bass that will bring an audiophile to tears. With that as background, I was eager to review the latest attempt, the Atlantic AT-1 tower speakers with H-PAS technology. Can just two 5.25" mid-woofers reproduce deep, tight, extended bass? Read my full review of the Atlantic AT-1 and find out more.
Thursday February 17, 2011
Serious music listeners would do well to look to one of the most revered speaker makers to find good headphones. I'm referring to Bowers & Wilkins, or B & W. The new B & W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones are promoted as a 'Concert for One'. The P5s are designed for home and mobile use, but is the 'concert for one' worth the price of admission? Find out in my full review of the B & W P5 headphones.