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Is a soundbar as good as a stereo receiver?

Is a soundbar as good as a stereo receiver?

Sonos ARC Atmos surround sound immersive soundbar In a word - yes! The soundbar has come a long way from the very first Altec-Lansing model of 1998. They provided better sound than the speakers built into TV’s, but the original soundbars were passive speakers. Just a...

Can You Avoid Buying a new $1,500 Stereo Receiver?

Can You Avoid Buying a new $1,500 Stereo Receiver?

When my clients decide to buy a new TV, they are often surprised when I tell them they will also need to upgrade their stereo receiver. If you have anything more than a standalone TV, you probably have a modern audio-video receiver (AVR) connected. Popular brands...

Should You Get An Apple HomePod?

Should You Get An Apple HomePod?

Rip Van Winkle Is the Only Person That May Not Have Noticed The big news last week is the shipment (finally) of the long-awaited Apple HomePod smart speaker.  The reviews are in and now all the early adopters are jumping in with their reviews, blog posts, and...