David Susilo

Last Updated: 08/14/2019 07:30:01 AM EST

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David's Take: Missed by a Hair - Sony UBP-X1100ES Universal Disc Player

David's Take: Missed by a Hair - Sony UBP-X1100ES Universal Disc Player

The UBP-X1100ES is Sony's premium 4K UHD Blu-ray offering, replacing the X1000ES that came before it, a higher-end stablemate to the unfeasibly fine UBP-X800m2 ($400). In terms of performance and value, the latter is one of the best value UHD Blu-ray players available, so clearly this more expensive sibling needs to be truly special to warrant a premium $900 price.

David Susilo Published: 08/14/2019 07:30:01 AM EST

 

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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

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

There's no better place to try out noise cancelling/isolating headphones than on a plane. And I had a couple of great opportunities to test several active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones and noise isolating earphones earlier this year during travels to CES 2018 in Las Vegas followed by a trip to Indonesia.

David Susilo Published: 05/18/2018 03:00:02 PM EST

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

It's been nearly a full decade since I built my dedicated home theatre. Since that day, it keeps evolving. It was first an LCD HD theatre, than 3D, then I added some upgrades to the subwoofer, including added DSPeaker Antimode 8033s, speakers, projection screen, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The latest upgrade is full-spec UHD with Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range. That's when I procured a JVC X750R projector.

David Susilo Published: 05/16/2018 01:46:42 PM EST

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

During my visit to Indonesia back in February, I ended up reviewing two speaker systems handcrafted there, with pricing at either end of the spectrum. On the starting end, I tested Aurel Bryan speakers, which I will report on in a different article. And on the top end, I tested the Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII Limited Edition Upgrade 2. Both speakers are famous beyond Indonesia, in places like Australia and European countries.

David Susilo Published: 05/02/2018 10:35:15 AM EST


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