“Yes, I’m a gadget guy,” admits Marc Pinto. His home in Castle Rock, CO, is a testament to his obsession with all things electronic. In his family room, Marc proudly shows off a huge world map peppered with pinpricks of light. The dots are actually the ends of fiber optic cabling that Marc has poked […]Get the Guide
Floating Record Puts a Spin on the Turntable
The Floating Record Vertical Turntable can play records through built-in stereo speakers.
The Floating Record Vertical Turntable can play records through built-in stereo speakers.Get the Guide
10 Outdoor Subwoofers That Can Put Bass in Your Backyard
One of these outdoor subwoofers help put the boom into your backyard music.Get the Guide
Music Buffs Branch into Home Automation
Relative newbies to home technology, the owners of a traditional-style 6,000-square-foot home in Lower Gwynedd, Penn., decided to incorporate a few high-tech touches after seeing a whole-house audio system running at a friend’s home. Like their friend, they were avid music listeners, and could clearly recognize the benefits of putting a control system in charge […]Get the Guide
PSB Speakers Rocks Out M4U 4 In-Ear Audiophile Headphones
The company's audiophile headphones feature a two-way hybrid design with a moving coil dynamic low-frequency driver.
The company’s audiophile headphones feature a two-way hybrid design with a moving coil dynamic low-frequency driver.Get the Guide
The Minimalist Master: Master Suite Gold
OUT OF ALL THE ROOMS IN THE HOME, THE MASTER SUITE demands the aura of sanctuary above all others. But creating such an escape doesn’t mean that technology must be relegated to the basement home theater or outdoor music system. Instead, the owners of this award-winning master suite—a couple that also lives in a luxury […]Get the Guide
Making Movie Magic: Home Theater Over $150,000 Silver
Two-tier color-changing theater is an experience unlike any other.
HOME THEATER DESIGN is all about creating an experience. When done right, a home theater is a room specifically engineered to transport you far from the normalcy of your everyday life and engross your senses in a visual and auditory wonderland. Commercial theaters generally achieve this with sheer size and volume, but this Crestron-controlled home […]Get the Guide
The Audio Amplifier Class Divide: Amplifier Types Explained
A lot has changed in audio technology over the years, but debates over what amps work best rage on. Whether you’re shopping for audio separates or integrated receivers, it’s important to understand the differences in the various audio amplifier styles.Get the Guide
High-Resolution Audio: The Best Music Listening Experience Available?
Hearing every nuance and detail in your favorite song is captivating. It creates an emotional connection between you and the music. Hearing it as the artist intended is what high-resolution audio is all about. It’s like being in the same room as your favorite performer.Get the Guide
Study Says Sound Quality Is Important to an Audio System, but…
What's most important in an audio system? Sound quality, design, ease of use?
Good sound is not a mythical “Holy Grail” pursuit that’s exclusive to the niche audiophile crowd, says a newly released study commissioned by CSR plc. In a poll of 2,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K., China, Japan and Germany, CSR’s “State of Play” study revealed several interesting facts about why people listen to music […]Get the Guide