Tag Archives: Surround sound

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There’s more to Dolby Atmos than flying instruments!

I’ve just published a blog on the new recording by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, released on Blu-ray Audio complete with Dolby Atmos sound Is there a place for Dolby Atmos in music? Yes, I understand all about the need for flying debris in those big action movies. but for a recording of a […]

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SPES: magical, mystical sounds from an ancient tradition

I’m greatly enjoying the latest recording from one of my favourite labels, 2L, which combines Western choral singing with traditional Sami musical styles. The Sami are the indigenous people who live in part of the far North of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and are sometimes known as Lapps or Laplanders. The new release, SPES, is […]

Pioneer VSX-924

UPDATE: Pioneer finds a buyer for its DJ division, a week after agreeing to sell AV business to Onkyo

Following last week’s confirmation of its plans to sell its AV division to Onkyo, Pioneer has found a buyer for its DJ equipment business – but it’s not going to be completely hands-off   Pioneer has today announced the sale of its DJ equipment business, which recently marked its 20th anniversary with the launch of […]

Anthem MRX 510

REVIEW: Anthem MRX 510 AV receiver

AV receiver is smart, frill-free and flexible, but puts performance first – time to look beyond the usual surround suspects? My dabblings with home cinema tend to blow hot and cold: I seem to go through periods of watching a lot of films, concerts and the like from Blu-ray, and then settle back into listening […]

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 18

Bang & Olufsen delivers Immaculate Wireless Sound with new BeoLab speaker models

New speaker models with WiSA wireless transmission include the BeoLab 18, a striking replacement for the classic BeoLab 8000, and a dodecahedronal subwoofer, the BeoLab 19 Immaculate Wireless Sound: it’s something of a claim, but that’s the label Bang & Olufsen is putting on its new range, designed to deliver everything from stereo to full […]