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Arcam A39

Dec 17, 2014

One of the best parts about my job is getting to play with toys that are out of my snack bracket. The Arcam A39 is exactly that. Now let me be clear; the A39 is not part of the “Ridiculous Club” where counting the zeroes on the price tag will make you dizzy. However, the A39 is an audiophile

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Sony HAPS1

Oct 23, 2014

Do you remember the last time a song raised the hair on the back of you neck? When did you last get chills from an old favorite? Sony wants you to break down in-front of your speakers again.


Sony’s HAPS1 hi-resolution player only has one mission; remind us why we fall in love with music.


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Yamaha Stereo and 2-Channel

Sep 09, 2014

Go back to the future with Technology Expert Marc Saltzman. Wrapped up in a beautiful timeless design, the R-N500 takes a fresh look at Stereo and how people are connecting their musical devices to a receiver.

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Yamaha's Home Theatre Personality Test

Sep 09, 2014

What's your home theatre personality? Not all home theatre set ups will appeal to everyone. Technology expert Marc Saltzman helps identify which type of home theatre is right for you!

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What's New in Yamaha AV Receivers

Sep 09, 2014

If you're watching this video then chances are you appreciate great sound. An AV receiver is the hub of your home theatre. It decodes and distributes picture and sound from your favourite movies, TV shows, and video games. But Technology Expert Marc Saltzman shows us it's really a lot more than

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Yamaha's AV Controller App

Sep 09, 2014

Marc Saltzman walks us through the Yamaha AV Controller App. Turn any iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android device into the best WiFi enabled remote control for you Yamaha AV receiver.

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Yamaha YSP-2500

Sep 09, 2014

It's not a Soundbar - It's a Sound Projector! Technology Expert Marc Saltzman takes a deep dive on Yamaha YSP Digital Sound Projector technology. Unlike traditional Soundbars, Yamaha YSP Digital Sound Projectors produce real surround sound.

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Denon HEOS 3

Aug 26, 2014

Denon is one of those companies that have never let me down. I bought: ear-buds, loved them; headphones, loved them; receiver, love it. Can the HEOS 3 meet my high expectations?


Right out of the box, signs were good. The HEOS 3 is beautifully sculpted. All swoops and curves; it is easily

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Samsung UN78HU9000

Jun 19, 2014

We have a new, new, NEW, UHDTV in our showroom. The Samsung UN78HU9000 sprang to life in 78” of full UltraHD only a few days ago.


Firstly, allow me to endorse giant 78” screens. 78 inches on a UHD screen has the same pixel density as a 40” 1080P HDTV. This means you must press your nose to

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Yamaha YSP-1400

Jun 05, 2014

If you have a flat screen, or you read this blog, you know that modern TV’s are not impressive when it comes to sound. Luckily, there are plenty of soundbars to solve this problem. I have been reviewing the Yamaha YSP1400.


The Yamaha YSP1400 is the starter model from their “sound

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Paradigm Stylus 170 Vs. 270

Apr 30, 2014

As the weather starts to improve, and I find myself making excuses to stay outside, one of the things I miss most is music. You can bet that the instant I own my own home I will be looking for a great set of outdoor speakers. This week I am going to compare two of Paradigm’s most affordable

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Yamaha Wireless Direct AVR

Apr 25, 2014

Wireless Direct provides an alternate way to wirelessly connect your Wi-Fi capable AV Receiver with your Wi-Fi capable smartphone or tablet. Being a peer-to-peer connection, Wireless Direct doesn't require an existing wi-fi home network to enjoy many of the benefits of a networked AV

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Yamaha CINEMA DSP Par. Adjust.

Apr 25, 2014

Yamaha's original DSP technology allows you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room to enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or

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Yamaha WIFI Receiver Setup

Apr 25, 2014

Many of 2014 AVRs are equipped Built-in WiFi network connections.

Wi-Fi built-in capability further improve the way we listen, control and just overall enjoy a home theater system without need for a wired connection to your router.

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Yamaha AV Controller App Ver 4.00

Apr 25, 2014

Canada's favourite AV Controller App from Yamaha just got better!

Get an in depth look at our latest upgrades and advances with our updated AV Controller App, integrated Wi-Fi, and new and unique ways of manipulating our famous DSP sound fields.

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Monitor Audio Silver 6 Tower

Apr 01, 2014

I don’t know of anyone who does not dream of the day they can really pump up the jams with some nice tower speakers. With this in mind, meet my guest this past weekend: The Monitor Audio Silver 6.


The Silver 6 is the smallest tower in the Silver lineup from Monitor Audio. The line then

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Monitor Radius 45HD

Mar 20, 2014

It’s the little things that make me smile, that make my day. I love it when, out of the blue, I find something that exists without pretense. It’s simple, effective and carefully crafted. In a sea of half working, disposable spam, an honest device that works it’s heart out, without asking for

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Yamaha YAS201 Soundbar

Mar 07, 2014

Some things are just right. Have you ever owned, or met someone who owned, a Miata (MX5). People love that car; not because it’s the biggest, or the fastest, or the fanciest. They love it because it’s simple and fun. You can take it out to a track and drive it right to the edge, without worrying

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Sony XBR 4K ULTRA HDTV

Feb 27, 2014

Some may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. People often ask me what TV I would choose for myself. That’s easy, Sony wins hands down with their XBR 4K UHDTV. Here’s why…


The picture is beyond my ability to describe it. If you want to know what it’s like to watch a XBR 4K UHDTV,

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