David Susilo

Last Updated: 06/19/2019 09:30:01 AM EST

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David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 4 of 4 - Acoustically Transparent Screens

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 4 of 4 - Acoustically Transparent Screens

In the first three parts of this series, I discussed three critical factors to consider when choosing a screen for your home entertainment room: size and viewing distancescreen gain, and aspect ratio. In this, the final instalment of the series, I'll finish the discussion off with details on acoustically transparent screens, using specialty paint for your screening wall, and other alternatives worth considering.

David Susilo Published: 06/19/2019 09:30:01 AM EST

 

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HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer Car Audio Featuring the DEQ-S1000A DSP & Z Series Speaker System

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer Car Audio Featuring the DEQ-S1000A DSP & Z Series Speaker System

When I bought my 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, I was disappointed that VW no longer offers Dynaudio audio as a factory upgrade option in Canada. It was offered for my 2010 Golf GTI, but now, Fender Premium Audio is the upgrade option for the GTI line.

David Susilo Published: 06/14/2019 07:50:01 AM EST

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 3 of 4 - Aspect Ratio

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 3 of 4 - Aspect Ratio

In the first two parts of this series, I discussed two critical factors to consider when choosing a screen for your home entertainment room: size and viewing distance and screen gain. In this, the third part of the series, I'll continue the discussion further, this time tackling screen aspect ratio and screen installation types.

David Susilo Published: 06/12/2019 01:05:24 PM EST

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 2 of 4 - Screen Gain

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 2 of 4 - Screen Gain

In Part 1 of this four-part series, I talked about some basic yet critical factors that will impact which projector screen you should buy, including viewing distance and screen size. In Part 2, I'll look solely at screen gain, as it is an extremely important factor, especially in today's 4K HDR world.

David Susilo Published: 06/05/2019 06:50:01 AM EST

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 1 of 4

David's Take: Which Screen To Buy? - Part 1 of 4

In the last decade, as movie theatre tickets soar sky high, more and more people are using front projection systems at home. And I've been asked many times for advice on which projection screen to buy.

David Susilo Published: 05/30/2019 07:30:02 AM EST

David's Take: The Importance of Provenance in Audio

David's Take: The Importance of Provenance in Audio

Back in the early days of the compact disc, SPARS (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services) identified if a particular production stage was accomplished in the analog or digital domain. A track that was recorded on an analog 24-track machine and edited/ mixed using analog equipment and then mastered for CD release was identified by the letters AAD. A purely digital recording would use the designation DDD.

David Susilo Published: 05/16/2019 08:47:57 AM EST

David's Take: Game of Thrones Too Dark? It's Your Fault!

David's Take: Game of Thrones Too Dark? It's Your Fault!

For the last week, I've been reading articles with people complaining that the third episode in the eighth and final season of HBO series Game of Thrones, which aired on Sunday, April 28, was too dark. The first three things that immediately came to mind were 1) people are watching their TVs in too bright of an environment; 2) they didn't calibrate their display; and 3) people are using streaming as their source, legal or otherwise.

David Susilo Published: 05/07/2019 07:30:01 AM EST

David's Take: Why Go 8K?

David's Take: Why Go 8K?

Back in 1995, Japan's public broadcaster NHK was the first to start research and development of 4320p resolution. It was called Super Hi-Vision at the time (High Definition was originally called Hi-Vision in Japan).

David Susilo Published: 04/25/2019 06:30:01 AM EST

David's Take: Ears-in Review - Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT Wireless Headphones

David's Take: Ears-in Review - Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT Wireless Headphones

Upon receiving a pair of ATH-SR30BT wireless headphones from Audio-Technica to review, I was excited to test out these affordable ($119) ‘phones to see how they stack up against my favourites in the same class.

David Susilo Published: 04/11/2019 08:48:33 AM EST

David's Take: Top 5 Items You Need to Buy For Your AV System

David's Take: Top 5 Items You Need to Buy For Your AV System

Once you've finished building an AV system, there are several additional pieces of gear that are worth investing in to maximize its performance.


David Susilo Published: 04/03/2019 08:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: Eye on the Road - Hands-On the Pioneer ND-DVR100 Dash Cam

David's Take: Eye on the Road - Hands-On the Pioneer ND-DVR100 Dash Cam

With the number of insane drivers in the city who have seemingly obtained their drivers' licenses from Cracker Jack boxes, driving have become a frustrating ordeal. After years of witnessing a countless number of illegal stops, U-turns, and instances of texting while driving, I started to install dash cams in my car.

David Susilo Published: 03/20/2019 08:20:01 AM EST


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