Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock
This downloadable music resembles what's sold on iTunes—except that it contains up to 10 times more data than what used to be the gold standard for audio quality: CD. By capturing a wider range of frequencies, say acolytes, hi-res albums sound more ...
March 6, 2015
Tivoli Music System BT
With either the Minx Air 200 or the A7, you don't get the Tivoli's AM/FM tuner, slot-loading CD player, or dual alarm clocks. But you can get all of those things with a separate iHome or Philips product for under $100, and you get a much better ...
August 28, 2013
My first personal computer: the Apple II
I'd read about computers in junior high in the early 60s. I even played with an analog computer at school. But computers were too expensive and rare for anything more in the 1960s. Fast forward to the last semester of college. I did a computer mapping ...
January 31, 2014
Review: Scosche enters car radio fray with iOS connected controlFREQ
This is especially confusing when Scosche already sells PAC-Audio devices which adapt car manufacturer's steering wheel controls to the remote interfaces on popular radios from Sony, Pioneer and JVC. The company also Given this engineering ...
May 26, 2013
Yamaha TSX-B232 desktop stereo review
Dual speakers flank an LED display — the kind found on the casio digital watches of yesteryear. Various greetings Just below the display is a CD tray compatible with MP3/WMA formatted discs — not all of the B232 is cutting edge. Apple iPhones ...
July 25, 2014
Review: Geneva Lab Model S Wireless speaker
A simple LED display hidden behind the grille reads out sources and other information, while added extras include an alarm clock and FM radio compatibility. On the back is a line-in jack, FM tinny, lacking body and texture. With the positioning of ...
August 31, 2013
The Writers Workbench: Home Office
The C920 comes with a high quality dual mic for stereo audio. If you want to take the webcam on the road, it also has a tripod-ready base. One of the things I most appreciated about the C920 is how easy it installed. For instance, when you plug the ...
September 20, 2012
I'd read about computers in junior high in the early 60s. I even played with an analog computer at school. But computers were too expensive and rare for anything more in the 1960s. Fast forward to the last semester of college. I did a computer mapping project, the program a stack of IBM punchcards. Although the punchcards – and batch computing – were a hassle I immediately saw computers as a boon to lazy people. I knew computing was a winner. I read it cover to cover at least a half-dozen times and began my search for a personal computer. But then the early consumer computers came out, the TRS 80, the Commodore Pet, the Exidy Sorcerer and the Apple II. At first I stuck to Z80 computers and decided to buy the Exidy – but failed when it wasn't in stock at the local Byte shop. The TRS 80 looked like a kludge, the Commodore Pet was had a weird keyboard and the Apple II seem to have all the fun stuff – color graphics, games, expansion slots and built-in BASIC – along with applications and a vibrant community. I blew my first bonus on a 16k Apple II - at a price of over $4500 in today's dollars.
The most important thing about car audio in this day of heavily integrated, manufacturer provided entertainment systems is paying attention to how integrated they are, and what you give up when you change to an aftermarket system. The first thing I noticed when using the controlFREQ was the immediately apparent lack of niceties from my old Cadillac receiver, which handled low fuel consumption, boasted steering wheel controls, integrated seat and mirror memory settings tied... I admit, these features are not crucial for driving, but having had them, it's as if I've given my car a lobotomy with the new unit, crippling its convenience. The controlFREQ has its benefits, but there are a few things that Scosche didn't get right. The receiver doesn't have a dedicated Siri button (or for Android, one that prompts the voice dial feature), lacks an external microphone and has no remote connector to translate commands from the car's steering wheel-mounted controls. Pressing a button to gain access to a phone's handsfree features is a perfect way to interact while on the road. In a car, this usually usually means installation around the rear view mirror, on the front pillar, or near the gauge binnacle. A component that would allow support for existing steering wheel control is an odd thing to exclude.
The connectivity-savvy stereo has a whiff of the eighties about it, with a top clad in woodgrain and the kind of buttons found in an older uncle’s dated Mercedes. Retro styling allows the system to lean on the rich history of both the stereo and the music. Dual speakers flank an LED display — the kind found on the casio digital watches of yesteryear. The ability to dim the display makes the B232 ideal for bedrooms as the brightness won’t blind you come nightfall. Just below the display is a CD tray compatible with MP3/WMA formatted discs — not all of the B232 is cutting edge. Apple iPhones and iPads can be docked to the system provided they’re supportive of the obsolete 30-point-pin. Lighting devices, including the iPhone 5 and the iPad Air onwards, will have to make do with the adjacent USB port. Not setting this up as a 2. 1 speaker system works in Yamaha’s favour as the small system would be crippled by a lack of space. Savvy connectivity, mostly Connecting your smartphone, tablet or computer to the Yamaha B232 can be done in a multitude of ways, the easiest of which is over Bluetooth. Only one device is recognised by the stereo system at a time and there’s no on-board NFC to aid the process.
Limited Space and Quick Turnaround Are Hallmarks of Impact Partnership Build
The idea of financial talk radio is not new, nor is the idea of building a broadcast ... The host position: a half-moon-style top, made from white Arctic Ice Corian, holds an ESE ES520U timer/clock, a Wheatstone TS-22 and a 2RU rack attached to the ...
June 9, 2015
Aiwa CD Stereo System CX-N2700U For Sale - New and Used
This Listing is for an AIWA CD/ Dual Cassette AM/FM Stereo System Model ... New Supersonic Wall Mountable Cd Mp3 Player Home Stereo System Am/fm Radio Home Stereo Cd Player Radio System Alarm Clock Aux-in Remote Wall Mount Kit New Wall Mountable Micro ...
July 25, 2014
Boston Acoustics Horizon Trio Tabletop CD Radio Music System
$499.99), a compact stereo CD radio system that combines the best qualities of a CD player and speaker system with an LCD digital alarm clock and AM/FM tuner in a single unit. To expand the Horizon Trio’s capabilities even further, users may purchase an ...
January 11, 2009
Pepsi & Amazon Won't Fix PepsiStuff Error, Keep Ignoring Customer
The item “Sony ICF-CD815 AM/FM Stereo CD Clock Radio with Dual Alarm” you’re inquiring about is offered by one of our Amazon Merchants. Right now, all of the information we have on this item is on the product description page. Our information is ...
March 10, 2008