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Gordon Brockhouse Editor-at-Large, WiFi HiFi; Freelance Writing and Editing




Last Updated: 08/03/2016 10:37:06 AM EST

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Hands-on Review: On the Road with CarPlay and Android Auto

Hands-on Review: On the Road with CarPlay and Android Auto

People are keeping their cars longer than ever; and the aftermarket offers abundant opportunity to refresh old cars with new technology. Consumers are aware of CarPlay and Android Auto, and they're asking about them when they come into the store.


Gordon Brockhouse Published: 08/03/2016 10:37:06 AM EST

 

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Hands-on Review: Sunfire Atmos XT Subwoofer

Hands-on Review: Sunfire Atmos XT Subwoofer

A big part of the appeal of the Atmos XT is its very small footprint. If you're looking for a musically satisfying subwoofer that won't intrude visually into your listening space, the Atmos XT should definitely be on your shortlist

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 05/01/2014 04:22:35 PM EST

Hands-on Review: PSB Alpha PS1 Desktop Speakers and SubSeries 100 Subwoofer

Hands-on Review: PSB Alpha PS1 Desktop Speakers and SubSeries 100 Subwoofer

PSB entered the desktop speaker market in late 2012 with its Alpha PS1; and in late 2012, it added the matching SubSeries 100 powered subwoofer. This compact system is enthusiastically recommended for anyone who wants high-fidelity music playback while they're sitting at their computer.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/25/2014 04:00:09 PM EST

Hands-on Review: Braven 855s Bluetooth Speaker

Hands-on Review: Braven 855s Bluetooth Speaker

Braven's 855s Bluetooth speaker is powerful enough to energize just about any backyard party. Priced at $300, it's a solid, well-built product, with very good sound for this type of speaker.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/21/2014 04:28:56 PM EST

Picture Windows: Looking Forward to Dolby Vision

Picture Windows: Looking Forward to Dolby Vision

Whenever television technology takes a major step forward, manufacturers compare viewing their new TVs to "looking out a window." Dolby Vision promises to bring us much closer to that ideal. Maybe, just maybe, the flat-panel party isn't over yet

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/09/2014 04:08:32 PM EST

Hands-On Review: Arcam irDAC

Hands-On Review: Arcam irDAC

Once music-lovers get serious about computer audio, their first hardware purchase is often an outboard digital-to-analog converter (DAC). If you're looking for a medium-price DAC with sound that is both energetic and refined, you should definitely put Arcam's irDAC on your short list.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/02/2014 06:30:56 PM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: MARANTZ PM8005 AND SA8005

HANDS-ON REVIEW: MARANTZ PM8005 AND SA8005

Announced late last year, the Marantz PM8005 integrated amplifier and SA8005 SACD player/DAC are the top models in the company's mainstream line of two-channel hi-fi components. Together, they provide a thoroughly up-to-date route to serious two-channel sound.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 03/29/2014 12:30:34 PM EST

Yamaha Supports High-Res Audio on New AVRs, Micro System

Yamaha Supports High-Res Audio on New AVRs, Micro System

Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. has announced  a new micro system and audio-video receiver with support for high-resolution audio. One of the new receivers, the RX-V577, has built-in Wi-Fi, the first Yamaha AV receiver with this feature.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 03/26/2014 01:41:22 PM EST

Pioneer TV Brand Being Revived in Europe

Pioneer TV Brand Being Revived in Europe

After a five-year absence, the Pioneer brand is appearing on flat-panel televisions. But the Pioneer-branded TVs that are beginning to appear in Scandinavian stores aren't the legendary Kuro plasmas; nor are they made by Pioneer.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 03/26/2014 11:03:13 AM EST

LG Holds Dealer Show at Canadian HQ

LG Holds Dealer Show at Canadian HQ

This week, LG Electronics Canada Inc.'s home-entertainment division is holding a three-day dealer show at its new Canadian head office in Toronto. Dealers entering the building will be greeted by LG's latest and greatest TVs, most of them slated for second-half arrival.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 03/19/2014 04:33:39 PM EST

New Premium Mirrorless Camera, Lenses from Nikon

New Premium Mirrorless Camera, Lenses from Nikon

Nikon Canada Inc. has announced a third-generation mirrorless system camera aimed at enthusiasts. The Nikon 1 V3 improves on its predecessor by offering a higher-resolution sensor, faster hybrid autofocus system and tilting rear touchscreen.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 03/13/2014 02:12:38 PM EST



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