Receivers and Audio Components

Hear what you have been missing.

NPR ran a story this morning about the comeback of vinyl.

CD sales are declining, but there has been a resurgence in vinyl. Audiophiles are drawn to records because there aren't any anti-piracy restrictions and people claim they just sound better than their digital counterparts

Network MP3 player

I just got the MP101 Wireless Digital music player. So far I am kind of lukewarm on it. I don't know if the problem is on my computer, my network set up or the product it self. I will play with it more this weekend and update my review if I can get it working the way I want it to.

Why did I buy it:
Well the promise of the product is that you can load software (included) onto as many computers as you want in your house. Then using the MP101, and its included remote control, you can play your music on your stereo system. It works with both wired and wireless computers. I wanted to be able to play music on my stero system that I hadn't been using since I had ripped all my cd's to my computer.

Sony CD clock radio

I have a sony CD/Clock radio I will need to replace soon. I liked the sound quality on it, but the cD player has recently quit working.

In the next model I am going to look for a larger, brighter display. I find it difficult to read the black on grey numbers at night from across the room.

What I like best about it is the multiple alarm settings, I can have up to 3 alarms set, one for CD, one for radio, and one for buzzer.

Configuring Your Receiver for a Passive Subwoofer

Setting up an audio system is a lot trickier today than it was many years ago. In the past, speakers were designed to reproduce bass frequencies, so the need for seperate subwoofers were non-existant. When the size of speakers began shrinking, the need for subwoofers to handle bass increased.

Determining the Best Speaker Configuration for a Surround Sound System

There are many different types of surround sound systems - 5.1, 6.1, & 7.1 configurations as well as other products that only use one or two speakers. So many configurations make it difficult to determine the right number of speakers a surround sound system should have to give you a rewarding surround experience.



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