Malcolm J. Gomes


Exploring Two Budding TV Technologies: 4K Ultra HD and OLED

February 7th, 2014, In Beginner Articles, Features, Video, by

Exploring Two Budding TV Technologies OLED and 4K Ultra HD TV

On March 25th, 1925, when Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of televised silhouette images in motion at Selfridge’s Department Store in London, England, little did he know that his rudimentary contraption would be the forerunner of the television set, the device that would hold center stage of the consumer electronics … Continue Reading


Reference 3A Nefes Loudspeaker Review

Reference 3A Nefes Loudspeakers Review

There is little doubt that most audiophiles regard crossover networks in loudspeakers as a necessary evil. A few hate them with such a vengeance that they opt for panel or single driver speakers just to avoid the downsides of crossovers. Advances in crossover designs over the past decade have minimized and in some cases eliminated … Continue Reading

Improving Acoustics In Your Listening Room. Tips on Identifying and Resolving Acoustic Problems

January 7th, 2014, In Audio, Features, by


I find it astounding that so many music buffs do not realize the extent of the role that the listening room plays in modifying the sound from the time it leaves the speakers to the time it reaches our ears. It would not be an overstatement to say that your listening room is one of … Continue Reading

SVS SB13-Ultra Subwoofer Review

September 30th, 2013, In Reviews, Speakers and Subwoofers, by

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For the longest time since the advent of the home theatre category of products, for many people, the two biggest differences between the experience of watching a movie in a well equipped theatre compared to enjoying a movie at home, was the size and resolution of the picture, and the quality of the bass reproduction.… Continue Reading

World’s First Review of the JL Audio CR-1 Crossover with Dual Fathom f112 Subwoofers!

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Subwoofers have been around for ages and have become a common fixture in most home theatre systems but many purist two-channel audiophiles have shunned them because they have a reputation for making the overall two-channel sound woolly, turgid and boomy while degrading the focus of the sonic image and soundstage. Besides, they have hitherto been … Continue Reading

What drives your music? Understanding Hard Disk and Solid State Technologies and How They Relate To Music Storage

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Over the past few years, one of the biggest changes in the audiophile world is that computer audio has become mainstream. Evidence of this can be found at all the major audio shows from TAVES to CES to RMAF to name a few. I was surprised to see so many exhibitors at recent audio shows, … Continue Reading

How Vibrations Impact the Sound of Your System and How to Eliminate Them

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Audio is a wonderful hobby that brings great pleasure to millions around the world through their aural senses. However, few audio enthusiasts will deny that our wonderful hobby is plagued by a few product categories that flatter only to deceive. These are usually promoted by charlatans who talk such a great game, their mesmerizing sales … Continue Reading

How Is Music Stored In the Digital Format and What Do Higher Resolutions Mean?

January 17th, 2013, In Audio, Features, Home, by

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While it may be true that vinyl is making a comeback, in today’s world of music, digital enjoys total dominance. Digital music made its debut at the consumer level in the early 1980s with the introduction of the compact disc system and the claim of ‘perfect sound forever’. Given that the first digital playback systems … Continue Reading

Tube Magic: An Introduction to Tube Amplifiers and How They Compare To Solid State Amplifiers

November 12th, 2012, In Audio, Beginner Articles, Features, by

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It is now well known that turntables are making quite a strong comeback in the world of high-end audio. What is less well known is that a stable mate of turntables during their golden age, tubes, are also making a feisty comeback. Most non-audio enthusiasts still regard tube amplifiers as relics of an age gone … Continue Reading


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