• As Goes Voltage, So Goes Speed Hack #26 from PC Hacks by Jim Aspinwall (O’Reilly Media). Adjusting the power supply voltage to your CPU can make all the difference between an erratically performing speed-hack and a stable screaming demon. Overclockers love to tweak every available parameter in attempts to squeeze every bit...

  • Hack #9 from PC Hacks by Jim Aspinwall (O’Reilly Media). You may be able to find a...

  • by Alan Lofft, (bio), Axiom Audio We all hate format wars. The remarkable success of the DVD in just eight years testifies to the enormous appeal of a single optical disc format that will play in virtually any DVD player or computer drive anywhere in the world. Recent figures indicate that at...

  • Acoustical Services Design Process The following document should provide a good understanding of what can be expected...

  • HDMI / DVI connectivity. Fiber optic vs. copper, which is right for you? As digital displays become a bigger part of our every day life, and as more people understand that a DVI or HDMI connection can deliver the best picture quality available today, more and more installation companies and ‘end users’...

  • The Association for Maximum Service Television Stations, Inc. (MSTV), joined by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced today that they intend to pursue development of a prototype high quality, low cost digital to analog converter box for terrestrial digital television reception. MSTV and NAB will be publishing a Request for Quote...

  • In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court “Betamax” ruling allowed our industry to innovate and grow, propelling us from $22 billion in 1984 sales to $121 billion in sales this year. In that landmark decision, the Court not only held the VCR was a legal product, but it created a simple test by...

  • Aldo Nova (seated) and Ian Colquhoun in Aldo’s recording studio. Aldo has the M2s, M3s and M22s...

  • Hack #8 from TiVo Hacks by Raffi Krikorian (O’Reilly Media). Open TiVo to backdoor hacks to reveal some configuration settings and features that the “untouched” TiVo does not normally allow access to. Backdoors are the fun remote codes–the ones that require a little more knowledge to get into. You’re not going to...

  • Hack #95 from iPod & iTunes Hacks by Hadley Stern (O’Reilly Media). Sure, an iPod can hold...

  • Hack #70 from iPod & iTunes Hacks by Hadley Stern (O’Reilly Media). Turn iTunes into an Ogg Vorbis–playing application and enjoy the fruits of open source ripping and playing. The MP3 and AAC file formats are just two ways of compressing large CD music files. They also happen to have licensing fees...

  • Hack #41 from iPod & iTunes Hacks by Hadley Stern (O’Reilly Media). Apple keeps the music files...

  • Hack #3 from iPod & iTunes Hacks by Hadley Stern (O’Reilly Media). A couple nifty products from...

  • As you probably know if you've been shopping for cables, coax for most video applications is "75 ohm" coax–but what the heck does that mean, anyway? This article is a short, non-technical explanation of impedance, and its significance in video and other circuitry, for those who have always scratched their heads at...

  • The Secret Behind The Industry’s Most-Cited Spec. Here’s a quick quiz: which of these two speakers sounds...

  • by Alan Lofft, (bio), Axiom Audio When you look at the excitement that Dolby Digital and dts 5.1-channel soundtracks from DVDs can generate played over a good home theater system, it’s not surprising that Sony/Philips and the DVD developers decided that an upgraded multichannel audio format was overdue. After all, the CD...

  • Sell, Don’t Sue Who hasn’t heard the recent horror stories about students being sued by the RIAA for downloading music? This tactic won’t work. Suing consumers has gained headlines, but it will not reenergize the music industry. To grow, the record industry must shed its legacy business models and respond to how...