David Susilo

Last Updated: 11/22/2018 12:41:27 PM EST

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David's Take: You're COVR-ed - Hands-on the D-Link COVR Mesh Networking Solution

David's Take: You're COVR-ed - Hands-on the D-Link COVR Mesh Networking Solution

Mesh networking is all about spreading high-speed wireless networking across your home and doing it as easily as possible. The idea is to connect the modem-equipped router and place secondary (and tertiary, and so on) modules or nodes in locations to help extend coverage and make it more reliable.

David Susilo Published: 11/22/2018 12:41:27 PM EST

 

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David's Take: The Reasons I Love Parametric EQ and How Theory Audio Design Implements It

David's Take: The Reasons I Love Parametric EQ and How Theory Audio Design Implements It

Unlike many audiophiles, I like equalizers. Not as a tone control, but as an actual tool to flatten the frequency response in a given listening environment.

David Susilo Published: 10/25/2018 07:30:01 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

Pioneer's mid-level Elite VSX-LX503, priced at $1,450, brings all of the great features that were found in the SC-05 mid-level receiver introduced a decade ago back to the fold, along with a better DAC.

David Susilo Published: 10/22/2018 07:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

When Edifier sent me an e-mail with the title "$100 speakers that don't suck," my first thought was: challenge accepted! They're about $130/pr. in Canada with a straight price conversion, so they still fall into the sub-$150 category. What could I expect? A lot, apparently.

David Susilo Published: 10/18/2018 10:23:44 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

I heard the name Roksan when I was growing up in Australia. Some of my friends' parents owned the company's CD player and integrated amps, usually coupled with the Dual turntable, wired with Monster Cables, and set up with Monitor Audio speakers. I never really had the chance to carefully listen to the systems, but I remember wondering why so many people were buying that combination.


David Susilo Published: 10/17/2018 10:41:44 AM EST

David's Take: These Cables Improve The Original Signal

David's Take: These Cables Improve The Original Signal

I've said in the past that it is impossible for a cable to improve the input signal. But I've also noted a caveat, that this is unless the cable applies some kind of processing. Well, I've found such cable. The Marseille internal chip in this cable, marketed under several brands, including Marseille's own mCable, Philips, and Seiki, is certified by the Technicolor 4K Image Certification program.

David Susilo Published: 10/10/2018 02:16:59 PM EST

David's Take: You Bought A New TV. Now What?

David's Take: You Bought A New TV. Now What?

So you bought a new TV. Now what? In order for it to perform at its best, and to prolong its life (not to mention that of your eyes), you will need to calibrate the display. However, most consumers understandably don't want to spend $300 on the calibration of a $1,000 TV. As a calibrator, here are some tips on what can be done to optimize a TV's performance.

David Susilo Published: 09/14/2018 07:20:02 AM EST

CEDIA 2018: From UHD Blu-ray Players to 8K TVs - 5 Notable Announcements in AV

CEDIA 2018: From UHD Blu-ray Players to 8K TVs - 5 Notable Announcements in AV

Most notably a trade show for custom integration and automation technologies, it seems that there's a whole lot more audio video technologies being introduced at this year's CEDIA than has been seen in the last decade. With that said, here's a rundown of some notable announcements in AV from the show.

David Susilo Published: 09/07/2018 07:30:02 AM EST

CEDIA 2018: 5 Items to Look For on Day 1

CEDIA 2018: 5 Items to Look For on Day 1

CEDIA has kicked off today in San Diego, concentrating on AV presentation more than ever. 4K technology is being perfected, and several 8K prototypes are being introduced. The following are five announcements from CEDIA that particularly caught my attention, and would be worth checking out on the show floor, or following up on later.

David Susilo Published: 09/06/2018 12:58:15 PM EST

David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

I don't like driving. I find it to be a chore. So the only way for me to cope with the stress of driving is to have a good audio system. Factory basic audio systems are often not ideal, so I usually upgrade my cars' system using gear from companies like Clarion ProAudio, Alpine, and Pioneer.

David Susilo Published: 09/05/2018 08:50:02 AM EST

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

Looking for a great subwoofer is actually pretty easy. You want lots of boom? Get front-ported ones. Tight bass? Get one with sealed enclosures, or one with a down-firing port. Sprinkle $1,200 worth of loonies, and it's actually difficult to get a bad one.

David Susilo Published: 08/06/2018 06:20:01 AM EST


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