Introduction MXL, a division of Marshall Electronics, has been in the professional AV space for nearly 30 years. While the Marshal brand spans both audio and video, MXL’s focus is entirely audio, specifically the capture and recording of audio be it in the studio or out in the field. The subject of this review is [...]

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In this episode of The Home Cinema Experience I go over some AV preamp and AV receiver basics, including what the differences are between them as well as their similarities. I also discuss which is right for you as well as which features to look out for and which ones you can do without. Enjoy!

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The following article was written by famed theater designer Theo Kalomirakis in response to my article from earlier in the week entitled Everything Zen – Fewer Distractions, Not More Technology, Is What’s Needed In Home Theater. As many of you may know I’ve started writing for Theo’s new website, Theo’s Roundtable, during which time Theo and [...]

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The following post has been brewing for some time and is a direct result of several conversations that I’ve had with Michael Gaughn, editor of Theo’s Roundtable. Michael has been kind enough to help me with this post so I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him and to encourage you all to read [...]

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I recently posted a question to the readers of Home Theater Review asking them, at what point is a consumer’s system considered a true home theater? While my initial intent was to see if they agreed or disagreed with my belief that anytime a consumer chooses to go beyond the realm of their HDTV’s built-in [...]

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The story below was originally published on Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am contributing writer. Lately, there has been a lot of chatter here on Theo’s Roundtable about the death of cinema and how home theater has reached a point where it’s begun to overtake commercial cinemas in terms of relevance. I’ve even contributed to such [...]

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Last week and the week prior I wrote a couple of posts dealing with the topic of anamorphic filmmaking and exhibition. Both articles dealt with anamorphic’s inherent cinematic qualities and less about its raw technical aspects. It’s not that I didn’t understand the technical behind what makes an anamorphic image an anamorphic image, I did, [...]

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In this episode I cover the basics surrounding power amplifiers. We cover the different types of amplifiers available today as well as which one or ones are best for your loudspeakers and setup. Also, I answer the question; is there such a thing as too much power? Enjoy!

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Earlier today I had a brief, but nice, conversation with some of the good folks over at Panamorph. Panamorph, for those who may be unaware, is company based out of Colorado that specializes in anamorphic lens attachments for consumer grade front projectors -i.e. home theater. I’ve been a fan of Panamorph for a while, and [...]

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I’ve written about the concept of film as a small business before, however it was through the lens of budgeting and production rather than distribution. Lately, some of you may have noticed my recent takes (or rants) regarding streaming and/or other day & date distribution concepts. The reason for this has to do with both [...]

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Daily Variety (among others) is reporting that five of the major studios and three of the largest  exhibitors have reached an agreement to deliver movies and alternative content via satellite -albeit at the theatrical level. The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC), comprised of Lionsgate, Disney, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Universal along with Regal, AMC and [...]

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Filmography

 April Showers (2009)

Genre: Drama
Studio: WarnerVOD
Written/Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Produced by: Jenna Edwards, April Wade
Starring: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom, Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold