Paul Barton, founder and chief designer of PSB Speakers, discusses his musical training, Canada's National Research Council, speaker design, manufacturing in China, powered speakers, earbuds and earphones, and more.
Joel Silver, founder and president of Imaging Science Foundation, discusses the importance of video calibration, ISF training of Best Buy techs, calibration as a career, overscanning, color gamuts, 3D, and more.
Sensio CTO Etienne Fortin talks about the process of creating, encoding, delivering, and decoding 3D content as well as Sensio's 3D codec, 3D movies, one reason why active-shutter glasses are so expensive, and more.
Alan Kraemer, CTO of SRS Labs, discusses live vs. reproduced audio, psychoacoustics and taking how we hear into account in audio processing, the advantages of "front-rendered surround" over discrete multichannel surround, upcoming SRS technologies, and more.
Rick Dean, senior vice president of THX and chairman of the 3D@Home Consortium, talks about the state of 3D technology today, 3D broadcasting, home vs theatrical 3D, the lack of 3D standards, THX video certification, THX Optimizer, Media Director, and more.
Our own Jon Iverson—audiophile, recording musician, and web monkey for UltimateAVmag.com, HomeTheatermag.com, and Stereophile.com—discusses LPs vs. CDs, data and dynamic-range compression, music servers, digital-to-analog converters, objective measurements vs. subjective impressions in reviews, blind audio testing, and more.
Tom Norton, Senior Editor and Video Technical Editor of Home Theater magazine and contributor to UAV, celebrates 20 years working for Stereophile and its sibling publications, talks about his ongoing Blu-ray player tests as reported on UAV, answers listener questions about 3D, four-color displays, OLED, and more.
Audyssey CTO Chris Kyriakakis explains his company's MultEQ room correction, Dynamic EQ tone correction, Dynamic Volume loudness leveler, DSX soundfield expander, and more, including answers to listener questions.
Hollywood stereographers Greg Le Duc and Dave Gregory talk about their work shooting 3D video for AIX Records' latest sessions, what makes good and bad 3D, how filmmakers can avoid giving viewers eye strain and headaches, screen size, 2D-to-3D conversion, whether or not 3D enhances the movie experience, and answers to listener questions.
The inimitable Michael Fremer, senior contributing editor for Stereophile and contrinbuting editor for Home Theater, waxes rhapsodic about the value of vinyl records, his work as soundtrack supervisor on the original Tron movie, answers to listener questions, and more.
David Abrams, video calibrator extraordinaire and president of Avical Video System Specialists, reveals what he's doing for HBO and discusses the importance of basic setup and full calibration, the diffrences between calibrating CRTs and today's technology, calibrator training, THX-certified displays, and answers to many other listener questions.
S1Digital founder Paul Heitlinger talks about computers as media sources; cable, over-the-air, and satellite TV on a media-center PC; multizone streaming and using the Xbox 360 as a client device; Blu-ray and media-center PCs; what you need to build your own MCPC, and answers to chat-room questions.
Audio legend Bob Carver tells stories from his more than 35 years as an audio designer, including his first amp built into a coffee can that the McIntosh Amp Clinic could not drive into clipping, beating the amp challenge issued to Stereophile and other publications, sonic holography, long-throw subwoofers, ribbon speakers, and answers to listener questions.