Visiting Criterion Collection

For show notes, please visit our corresponding discussion thread.  Full Criterion visit documented in the podcast episode, available via the audio player below. Sam Posten and Home Theater Forum Co-Owner Ron Epstein visit Criterion Collection in New York.  Sam interviews Technical Director Lee Kline, Producer Abbey Lustgarten and Audio Supervisor […]

Man of a Thousand Faces – Blu-ray Review

For a long time in Hollywood up until the 1950’s, biopics often chronicled the lives of composers, politicians, and many other historical figures, but the spotlight was rarely turned on one of their own. With the release of Man of a Thousand Faces, Hollywood looked at one of the great […]

Atlantic Technology Gatecrasher1 speaker now works with Alexa

Atlantic Technology has added hands-free Alexa voice control to the Gatecrasher1 wireless multi-room 2.1 stereo table-top audio systems, as part of  ‘Works With Alexa’. The feature allows wireless connectivity to Alexa Enabled devices to control and play content through the device. Gatecrasher1 will operate with all Alexa devices, such as […]

Denon introduces hi-res wireless multi-room speakers

Denon has announced a new suite of wireless multi-room speakers comprised of three models, the Denon Home 350 ($699), 250 ($499) and 150 ($249), all of which include HEOS Built-in capability and will be available from early next year. The HEOS app itself allows connection and expansion to other products, […]

Suspiria – UHD Review

American Ballet dancer Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at the elite German Tanz dance academy in a blinding rain storm as another student is fleeing. While she is refused entry, she returns the next morning to find that the woman she saw trying to escape, is now dead under violent […]

SVS rolls out 2000 Pro Series 12″ subwoofers

SVS has announced a family of new subwoofers, the 2000 Pro Series. All three models include a new 12-inch high-excursion SVS driver and a 550 watts RMS, 1,500+ watts peak power Sledge STA-550D amplifier with discrete MOSFET output. SVS says the subs come armed with tech gleaned from the 16-Ultra […]

Lithe Audio launches all-in-one ceiling speakers

Lithe Audio has updated its range of ceiling speakers to provide an improved “all-in-one” Bluetooth ceiling speaker solution for music streaming, and which will be available on Amazon US for $249.99 for one speaker, and $349.99 per pair. The new speakers also include aptX Low Latency, Bluetooth 5.0 and an […]

Reap the Wild Wind – Blu-ray Review

By the 1940’s, director Cecil B. DeMille had long been established as a master showman with films like The Ten Commandments (1923), The Sign of the Cross (1932), and Cleopatra (1934). John Wayne was just emerging as a major Hollywood star following a decade which saw him going from B-movie […]