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Reviving Vinyl: Record Players are all the Rage

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 06:26 AM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There's a saying about everything old being new again.  It's definitely true for vinyl records. The old fashioned technology is having a bit of a resurgence, with sales spiking, and new and imporved technology emerging to play all your old discs, or to play a growing number of new ones.

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Top 5 soundbars Rated by Customers

by Blogger ‎10-31-2014 01:05 PM - edited ‎10-31-2014 01:19 PM

 

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The soundbar phenomenon exists because there is a need for an in-between home theatre solution between simply using the speakers from an HDTV or splurging on a larger multi-speaker surround-sound system. These five soundbars have garnered the most praise from customers.

 

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Introducing the new Bose Solo 15 home audio solution

by Blogger on ‎09-30-2014 09:36 PM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 09:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Bose has introduced a new home audio solution, one that's compact, but packs big sound.  It's a great way to boost the frequently poor audio quality on many built in TV speakers.  After all, you've got a fancy HDTV, with lots of home theatre bells, whistles, and toys, why wouldn't you want it to sound great?  Check out Bose's new offering....

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Review: Martin Logan Crescendo brings style and substance to wireless speaker market

by Blogger on ‎09-28-2014 05:35 AM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 02:50 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Aside from being one of the most-visually stunning wireless speakers I've had a chance to see, Martin Logan's Crescendo, which features  dual Folded Motion tweeters and a 5x7-inch mid/bass woofer for a deep, extended bass response, offers delightful sound reproduction in almost any environment.

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Bose Cinemate 15

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 07:24 AM

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Okay so you’ve got a new TV all set up and ready to go, but you’re starting to realize that the built in speakers just aren’t quite enough to give you that full, rich experience you’re looking for. You would get a home theatre system but you don’t want to deal with wiring, and having to place speakers all around the room. That’s where the Bose CineMate 15 home theater speaker system comes in. Bose helps you dramatically improve your home theatre sound experience without all of that complication and fuss.

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Review: iLoud 40W Quality Portable Speaker

by Blogger on ‎09-23-2014 11:18 AM - last edited on ‎09-23-2014 12:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Dubbed as “the first portable speaker for musicians”, the IK Multimedia iLoud 2-Way Monitor Speaker is, essentially, 2014’s version of your childhood stereo, injected with today’s audio and recording technology. It’s the ghetto blaster of the digital age; a transportable Bluetooth speaker that combines the convenience of mobility, recording and good audio resolution in a compact speaker.

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First Look: Upgrading your home theatre audio with VIZIO Sound Bars

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2014 09:24 PM - last edited on ‎09-17-2014 10:28 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s not every day you welcome a whole new brand into your world, but that’s what Future Shop has done with VIZIO, putting a whole range of new home theatre products the fingertips of Canadians from coast to coast. One category with plenty of choice: sound bars! Let’s see how VIZIO measures up.

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VIZIO TVs and Soundbars Arrive in Canada!

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 08:00 PM - last edited on ‎09-08-2014 09:46 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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VIZIO, the much loved and much lauded U.S. TV maker, is now available in Canada.  They made a big announcement to mark the launch, so come check out the products available now at Future Shop.

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VIZIO, America’s #1 smart TV & sound bar company coming to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 08:25 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 10:08 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Mark your calendars to September 12. VIZIO, the number one smart TV and sound bar company in the U.S., is coming to Canada thanks to Future Shop. All 135 Future Shop stores across Canada and Futureshop.ca will stock this fantastic brand’s products that are comprised of award-winning television sets and audio solutions. The official street date for VIZIO to start selling their line-up is Friday, September 12.

 

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The Dream Home Theatre

by Blogger on ‎08-30-2014 07:55 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We’ve all come a long way from some milk crates, a sawhorse and an old CRT TV so heavy it required a handful of neighbours just to reposition it. Home theatres and their equipment today are smaller, lighter, faster, sharper and much more realistic. What would you put in a dream home theatre?  Find out what we built from the selections available on futureshop.ca

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Denon 4K audio visual receivers

by Blogger ‎08-09-2014 02:36 PM - edited ‎08-12-2014 02:14 PM

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If you’re serious about your audio visual setup, no doubt you’ve got your eye on 4K content. It’s the emerging trend for amazing quality picture at home. Getting a 4K screen is only the first step, however. You’ll want to make sure all of your new gear is ready for the new standard. Even if you don’t have a 4K screen yet, if you’re buying a new A/V receiver you should consider its 4K compatibility so that once you do get a 4K screen, you won’t need to replace your receiver too. With that in mind we’re taking a look at two 4K compatible receivers from Denon; the AVR-S700W and the AVR-S900W.

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Top 5 wireless sound solutions for the dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

Wirelessfs.jpgSetting up a comfortable and functional dorm room  for back-to-school is always an exciting challenge. One thing you don’t want in any dorm room are too many confusing wires. There’s a bevy of choices whether you want Apple AirPlay focused speakers, straight-uo Bluetooth speakers, Sound docks that stream wireless audio, shelf-style speakers that can be wired or wireless as well as a modern boombox.  Thankfully, there are some really great options for getting sound into spaces wirelessly here are five our favourites.

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Rocketfish: Great Picks to connect home theatre and gaming devices

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2014 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 11:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Your electronic devices are great on their own, but the right accessories can make them even better and more fun to use. Rocketfish accessories enhance the experience you have with your gaming, computer, mobile, or home theatre devices with forward-thinking, innovative designs and dependability. Rocketfish has both the stuff you need, and the hook ups you didn't even know you needed!

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Review: Denon's AH-D600 Music Maniac On-Ear Headphones

by Blogger on ‎06-29-2014 12:57 PM - last edited on ‎06-30-2014 09:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for premium headphones in-store is an interesting experience: there are definitely tiers of hardware out there. You see the entry level stuff in plastic packs, with the higher quality gear showing up in more and more elaborate packages. The Music Maniac AH-D600 Over-Ear Headphones from Denon bill themselves as “audiophile grade” cans and they’ve got packaging that matches. Are they any good when you crack them open? Read on, true believers.

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Dolby Atmos brings more immersive sound for the home

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Dolby has long been synonymous with audio quality, particularly since consumers have been exposed to it for decades in technologies as varied as cassette tapes and movie theatres. Since it’s also entered the home in the form of Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround, the company has put out something called Dolby Atmos, and it’s one of the more intriguing audio technologies launched in recent times.

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