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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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

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.

Gordon Brockhouse and David Susilo Published: 08/01/2018 10:19:01 AM EST

David's Take: Sony Launches Flagship Master Series TVs in NYC

David's Take: Sony Launches Flagship Master Series TVs in NYC

On July 31, 2018, WiFi HiFi attended the launch of Sony's Master Series flagship series TVs, the A9F OLED and Z9F LCD TVs in New York City. Both displays are powered by the new X1 Ultimate video processing.

David Susilo Published: 08/01/2018 10:04:44 AM EST

David's Take: The Lack of Information is Mind Boggling

David's Take: The Lack of Information is Mind Boggling

Being a member of various discussion groups, I always encounter so many people with false logic. In some cases, it's clearly due to stubbornness. And that simply can't be helped. But in all too many cases, the falsities are the result of a lack of available information, or a misunderstanding of facts.

David Susilo Published: 07/13/2018 07:50:01 AM EST

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

Kanto recently released the SYD powered speaker, with stereo-in-a-box configuration, for a MAP of $430, which fit right into my budget. So I decided to try it out.

David Susilo Published: 06/27/2018 03:02:05 PM EST

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

I'm always on the hunt for a good pair of earphones that can easily fit into my jeans pocket, and are easy of use, but also boast good sound quality.

David Susilo Published: 06/13/2018 09:55:47 AM EST

David's Take: What's the Big Deal With MQA?

David's Take: What's the Big Deal With MQA?

About five years ago, Meridian released MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), promising that when you listen to audio in that format, it would be the absolute best, true-to-life version of the recording. But has it lived up to the hype? I have my reservations.

David Susilo Published: 05/30/2018 11:00:02 AM EST


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