David Susilo

Last Updated: 07/17/2019 01:57:18 PM EST

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David's Take: Defying Physics - The Samsung HW-MS650 Soundbar

David's Take: Defying Physics - The Samsung HW-MS650 Soundbar

I browsed through my local Best Buy and found the Samsung HW-MS650, which is sold at an MSRP of $600. It caught my eye for being very attractive, with no-nonsense, industrial rectangular sculpting. Add to that the brushed finish on the top, and the industrial-style grille over the speakers, and everything harmonized together beautifully. So I brought it home with me.

David Susilo Published: 07/17/2019 01:57:18 PM EST

 

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Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

I've never been a fan of powered speakers, other than ones from Mackie and Genelec. I find that too many powered speakers don't sound natural, but rather have boomy bass and shrill treble. Mackie and Genelec speakers, on the other hand, sound extremely accurate without unnecessary "spices." But there's one problem: they are very expensive, running around $2,000 to $3,000 per pair.

David Susilo Published: 01/02/2018 11:43:54 AM EST

David's Take: Centre Channel - The Centre of The Home Theatre Universe

David's Take: Centre Channel - The Centre of The Home Theatre Universe

Many people have asked me over the last a couple decades how to improve the centre channel of a system that tends to be too soft for dialogue. The following is the elaborated version of my usual answer.

David Susilo Published: 12/20/2017 02:00:02 PM EST

David's Take: It's Not Just The Equipment, It's The User!

David's Take: It's Not Just The Equipment, It's The User!

I get annoyed when people ask me, be it as a calibrator or as a photographer, what equipment I use or comment about a nice photo I snapped, suggesting that I must be using a professional camera. These types of comments frustrate me because it's as if the person is implying that the equipment used is the reason someone can do a good job.

David Susilo Published: 12/06/2017 09:30:01 AM EST

David's Take: Lenco L-175 Turntable - The Revival of a Brand

David's Take: Lenco L-175 Turntable - The Revival of a Brand

Imagine my surprise when the Lenco brand was revived back in 2014. After a very long wait, I purchased the new L-175 turntable, which has a glass top, built in phono pre-amp, and USB output, along with a very good tone arm.

David Susilo Published: 11/16/2017 09:29:33 AM EST

David's Take: Lemon California Roll Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker

David's Take: Lemon California Roll Solar-Powered Bluetooth Speaker

A hands-on look at the Lemon California Roll solar-powered portable Bluetooth speaker, first introduced at CES 2017.

David Susilo Published: 11/01/2017 08:05:08 PM EST

David's Take: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 Headphone Review

David's Take: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 Headphone Review

The Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) P3 on-ear headphones, which sell for a mere $179, offer some stellar sonic features, and come in traditional and luxurious black. I had the chance to take them for a test drive.

David Susilo Published: 10/18/2017 10:30:01 AM EST

David's Take: Master &Dynamic MH40 - An Affordable Luxury

David's Take: Master &Dynamic MH40 - An Affordable Luxury

A hands-on review of the Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones.

David Susilo Published: 10/04/2017 11:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: CoBattery Powered Phone Case - The Best Powered Phone Case I've Ever Used

David's Take: CoBattery Powered Phone Case - The Best Powered Phone Case I've Ever Used

I love using my iPhone for work. Virtually everything, including writing articles, can be done using my iPhone. The downside of that is that by 2 p.m., my battery level is usually already down to about 30%. I've tried lots of charging options, including tethering my phone to a charger in the office or car, power cases, and portable battery packs.

David Susilo Published: 09/20/2017 01:10:06 PM EST

CEDIA Expo 2017: Day 3 Highlights

CEDIA Expo 2017: Day 3 Highlights

Another CEDIA Expo is coming to a close. Before you head home to digest all of the great information you acquired at the show and share it with your team, here are a few more products that are worth a look.

David Susilo Published: 09/08/2017 11:30:01 AM EST

CEDIA Expo 2017: Day 2 Highlights

CEDIA Expo 2017: Day 2 Highlights

There was plenty more to see on the second day of CEDIA Expo 2017, which is currently underway in San Diego, CA. Here are some highlights.

David Susilo Published: 09/07/2017 10:30:01 AM EST


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