David Susilo

Last Updated: 12/04/2019 01:32:42 PM EST

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David's Take: Linksys Velop AC6600 Tri-Band Mesh Wireless Router - An Enveloping Experience

David's Take: Linksys Velop AC6600 Tri-Band Mesh Wireless Router - An Enveloping Experience

After experiencing some issues with my current mesh wifi system, including one of the nodes going offline every few weeks or so, I decided to invest in something new. And I opted for the Linksys Velop AC6600.

David Susilo Published: 12/04/2019 01:32:42 PM EST

 

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David's Take: Mix Tape and the Death of Outboard Sound Processors

David's Take: Mix Tape and the Death of Outboard Sound Processors

Remember the mix tape? I remember it fondly. It was a true artform that not just anyone was willing to take the time and care (or the knowledge) to make sound good. Today, it's very easy. Copy all the files you want and create a playlist. There is no artistry in the process anymore.

David Susilo Published: 11/28/2019 08:55:15 AM EST

David's Take: Acoustic Energy AE300 Speaker Review

David's Take: Acoustic Energy AE300 Speaker Review

I've never won anything in my life. So imagine my surprise when I was notified via e-mail by Bob Rappaport of Essence Electrostatic that I won a pair of Acoustic Energy AE300 speakers.

David Susilo Published: 11/21/2019 10:25:10 AM EST

David's Take: Here Comes The New Roku Premiere

David's Take: Here Comes The New Roku Premiere

In 2018, Roku introduced Roku Premiere, but what I'm most excited about is the addition of HDR support this year.

David Susilo Published: 11/13/2019 09:00:02 AM EST

David's Take: Meze 99 Neo Headphones - A Romanian Beauty

David's Take: Meze 99 Neo Headphones - A Romanian Beauty

The first time I heard of Meze headphones, a Romanian brand, was when I went to my client's home and saw (and tried) his Meze 99 Classics. The earcups are made of wood with some gold trimmings - they're very European and remind me of the style of Tannoy Westminster speakers.

David Susilo Published: 11/07/2019 01:17:35 PM EST

David's Take: The JVC Frame Adapt HDR is Like Getting A New Projector for Free

David's Take: The JVC Frame Adapt HDR is Like Getting A New Projector for Free

Earlier this year, JVC teamed up with Panasonic for a feature called HDR Optimizer that helped somewhat with the complexity in reproducing HDR in front projection systems. But it still relied on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to have the accurate metadata to report average and peak brightness levels.

David Susilo Published: 10/31/2019 08:34:02 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Sound for the Masses: Monitor Audio New MASS 5.1 Surround Sound System

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Sound for the Masses: Monitor Audio New MASS 5.1 Surround Sound System

When I think Monitor Audio, the first thing that comes to mind is the company's infamous Platinum series and, of course, the gorgeous monolithic towers. However, thus far, even the "tiniest" offerings have stuck to a rather rectilinear form factor, kind of like the Volvo design of old. You can choose whatever size you want, but you'll get a boxy design.

David Susilo Published: 10/25/2019 09:00:01 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV Receiver - IMAX Enhanced With Must-Have Presets

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV Receiver - IMAX Enhanced With Must-Have Presets

A hands-on review of the Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver, which boasts plenty of connectivty options, including wireless, onboard apps, IMAX Enhanced sound decoding, and more.

David Susilo Published: 10/23/2019 09:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: A Day at Toronto Audiofest 2019

David's Take: A Day at Toronto Audiofest 2019

The Toronto audiofest kicked off on Friday, October 18 at the Westin Toronto Airport hotel. After arriving at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 19th, there was already a long line-up to pick-up badges. But once I got mine, I was off to check out the latest and greatest in hifi through several booths, demo rooms/suites, and hallway exhibits.

David Susilo Published: 10/21/2019 10:24:21 AM EST

David's Take: Cleer Ally Wireless Earbuds Ear-in Review

David's Take: Cleer Ally Wireless Earbuds Ear-in Review

If you're looking for super lightweight earbuds (in my case, I always am), Cleer Ally wireless earbuds weigh just 6 grams and they're comfortable enough to wear all day. They have a sleek design that fits in your pocket. But most importantly, they deliver a flat sonic signature that's unlike most earbuds in the sub-$150 price range without being outrageously expensive.

David Susilo Published: 10/18/2019 08:20:01 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Kanto TUK Active Speakers

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Kanto TUK Active Speakers

A hands-on review of the Kanto TUK active speakers, which are great in a number of scenarios, including background, casual, serious listening and monitoring.

David Susilo Published: 10/14/2019 08:20:01 AM EST


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