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Vinyl Review: Harry James and His Big Band -Still Harry After All These Years
Vinyl Review: Still Harry After All These Years-Sheffield Lab 11 – Released 1979       Vinyl surface noise: 5  (not pops and clicks) Dynamic Range: 4 Stereo Imaging: 4+ Image depth/perspective: 4+ Overall frequency response: 4             Side One Caravan Satin Doll Roll ‘Em Sanford […]

Vinyl Review: Still Harry After All These Years – Sheffield ...


Blue-Ray Review: Kong-Skull Island
Blue-Ray Review: Kong-Skull Island       Warner Brothers 2017 PG13 | 1hrs 58 mins | Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi HD | 1080P | Dolby Atmos 4K | 2160P | HDR10 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby TrueHD7.1 | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel […]

Blue-Ray Review: Kong-Skull Island


Vinyl Review: Michael Newman. Classical Guitarist - Sheffield Lab 10
Vinyl Review: Michael Newman – Classical Guitarist – Sheffield Lab 10 – Released 1979       Vinyl surface noise: 4  (not pops and clicks) Dynamic Range: 4+ Stereo Imaging: 4+ Image depth/perspective: 4 Overall frequency response: 4             Side One Torre Bermeja Fandanguillo Campanas […]

Vinyl Review: Michael Newman – Classical Guitarist – Sheffield Lab ...



HDMI 2.1 Is Here
    HDMI 2.1 is here – for better or worse. So what is all the hoopla all about? Before you launch yourself into this wondrous new standard maybe you should read my earlier post on HDMI 2.0 and HDCP first. HDMI 2.1 Introduction and Overview The good news – […]

HDMI 2.1 Is Here For Better or Worse


My Home Theater: The Acoustic Discoveries, Changes and Upgrades.
Let’s recap where I was at this point. Overall I was sort of pleased with the rooms performance, but definitely not thrilled, and several issues had to be resolved. There was too much HVAC air and it cooled the room far too fast. This was a result of installing an […]

My Home Theater: The Acoustic Discoveries, Changes and Upgrades.


Vinyl Review: Confederation. McNeely, Kevin and Skinner - Sheffield Lab 9
Vinyl Review: Confederation – McNeely, Kevin and Skinner – Sheffield Lab 9 – Released 1977       Vinyl surface noise: 5+ (not pops and clicks) Dynamic Range: 4 Stereo Imaging: 4 Image depth/perspective: 3+ Overall frequency response: 4           Side One Liza Jane Swallow Paradise […]

Vinyl Review: Confederation – McNeely, Levin and Skinner – Sheffield ...



4K UHD HDR-10 Calibration
4K UHD HDR-10 Calibration – A Brief Introduction Calibrating 4K UHD video display systems is anything but simple, even for the professional, as there is no truly accurate way to calibrate them yet. Calibrating projector systems is even more challenging as they can’t produce anywhere near the required brightness, or […]

4K UHD HDR-10 Calibration


Blue-Ray Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Blue-Ray Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales       Walt Disney Pictures 2017 PG13 | 2hrs 9 mins | Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi HD | 1080P | Dolby Atmos 4K | 2160P | HDR10 | Dolby Atmos 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, […]

Blue-Ray Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales


Vinyl Review: Prokofiev: Excerpts from the Ballet, Romeo And Juliet - Sheffield Lab 8
Vinyl Review: Prokofiev Excerpts from the Ballet Romeo And Juliet – Sheffield Lab 8 – Released 1977       Surface noise: 5  (not pops and clicks) Dynamic Range:4+ Stereo Imaging:4+ Image depth/perspective:4+ Overall frequency response:4               Side One Act 1: Introduction Juliet the […]

Vinyl Review: Prokofiev Excerpts from the Ballet Romeo And Juliet ...



My Home Theater: The Original Acoustic Measurements
    My last post reviewed My A/V Rooms equipment and the cabling. Lets see how the room originally measured using some basic and easy to use Studio Six Digital iPhone and iPad applications. Introduction During my early days of testing the rooms acoustics I used a suite of tools […]

My Home Theater: The Original Acoustic Measurements


Vinyl Review: Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf Conducting The LA Philharmonic - Sheffield Lab 7a
Vinyl Review: Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf Conducting The LA Philharmonic – Sheffield Lab 7 – Released 1977     Vinyl surface noise: 4+  (not pops and clicks) Dynamic Range: 5 Stereo Imaging: 4+ Image depth/perspective: 4+ Overall frequency response: 4           Side One Ride Of The Valkyries […]

Vinyl Review: Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf Conducting The LA Philharmonic – ...


My Home Theater: The Equipment and Cabling it all Up
My A/V Room was finally built out and the initial acoustic treatment installed, so the next task for my home theater was installing the equipment and cabling it all up. A full list of equipment that the room contains is also provided here in the first post. A/V equipment List […]

My Home Theater: The Equipment and Cabling It All Up