David Susilo

Last Updated: 02/22/2017 09:50:01 AM EST

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Hands On: Sony 65X930D UHD TV

Hands On: Sony 65X930D UHD TV

Now that Sony is deep into the UHD TV space, how do its latest models stack up? I took an in-depth look at the 65X930D XBR-series UHD TV to gauge.

David Susilo Published: 02/22/2017 09:50:01 AM EST

 

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David's Take: The Spin-Clean Record Cleaner is for ‘The Rest of Us'

David's Take: The Spin-Clean Record Cleaner is for ‘The Rest of Us'

Chances are that if you have a serious vinyl collection, you've thought about getting a record cleaning machine at some point. However, once you begin checking out the prices of machines from companies like Nitty Gritty ($900) or VPI ($550-$4,000), you start to think twice.

David Susilo Published: 02/22/2017 08:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: Pixelgen Design's Made in Canada PXLDrive 4K HDMI Extender is a Dream Come True

David's Take: Pixelgen Design's Made in Canada PXLDrive 4K HDMI Extender is a Dream Come True

I don't care what people claim, not all HDMI cables are created equal. Years of my installation experience is all the proof I need. And now with UHD resolution, Wide Colour Gamut, and High Dynamic Range, the quality of HDMI cables has become even more important.

David Susilo Published: 02/16/2017 08:32:19 AM EST

The Power Outputs Of Your Amps - Beyond The Marketing Hype

The Power Outputs Of Your Amps - Beyond The Marketing Hype

Too many receivers, amplifiers, and soundbars list bloated power ratings. One home theatre in-a-box, for example, notes its power to be 1,000 Watts, which is impossible for something that tiny in a plastic box that isn't a digital amplifier.

David Susilo Published: 02/08/2017 08:45:24 AM EST

Rek-O-Kut Phono Pre-amp: The Ugly Duckling That Performs

Rek-O-Kut Phono Pre-amp: The Ugly Duckling That Performs

For a very long time, I've been using various phono pre-amps for my main turntable set up. Some of them sound decent, but too many of them carry a "signature sound" of the item's engineer. I don't like that.

David Susilo Published: 02/01/2017 09:49:41 AM EST

Crowdfunding: Buyer Beware!

Crowdfunding: Buyer Beware!

The popularity of crowdfunding Websites has offered entrepreneurs and innovators a way to fund projects and ideas by acting as a sort of conduit for online donations. Crowdfunding platforms raised over US$16 billion in 2014 and US$32 billion in 2015, and the estimated forecast is that the figure could hit around US$50 billion in 2016

David Susilo Published: 01/25/2017 12:01:28 PM EST

Throw Me a (Dog &) Bone: Hands-On With the LockSmart Travel

Throw Me a (Dog &) Bone: Hands-On With the LockSmart Travel

Amidst the various phone cases on display at the Dog & Bone booth at CES a few years ago was a Bluetooth-enabled padlock. That's nothing new, but the weatherproof design caught my attention. And this year, so did the LockSmart Travel travel-friendly version.

David Susilo Published: 01/18/2017 03:12:28 PM EST

Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

 Hands-On the HifiMan SuperMini Digital Audio Player

I have to admit, as someone from the Walkman generation, I can't fathom the idea of spending megabucks for today's equivalent to the device: a Digital Audio Player.

David Susilo Published: 01/17/2017 07:50:02 AM EST

Polaroid Zip Portable Printer: What a Wonderful Gadget!

Polaroid Zip Portable Printer: What a Wonderful Gadget!

At CES 2017, I was invited by Polaroid to "experience" the company's instant photo product line, which includes three digital cameras with built-in photo printer and a pocket-sized photo printer. All share the same printing technology, which uses ZINK (Zero-INK) photo paper.

David Susilo Published: 01/12/2017 08:38:27 AM EST

Top 5 AV Gear Picks From Day Three at CES 2017

Top 5 AV Gear Picks From Day Three at CES 2017

There are plenty of AV products showcased at CES. Here are a few that caught my home-theatre-centric eyes.

David Susilo Published: 01/08/2017 05:50:01 AM EST

Top 5 AV Tech From Day 2 at CES 2017

Top 5 AV Tech From Day 2 at CES 2017

Here are top 5 AV gear picks from Day Two at CES 2017.

David Susilo Published: 01/07/2017 03:22:06 PM EST


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