Steve Withers

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Steve Withers  |  Dec 12, 2018  |  Published: Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments
If IOTA’s goal is to deliver unbeatable price/performance, then it’s certainly off to a good start as far as this seven-channel power amplifier is concerned...
Steve Withers  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Yamaha has been doing multichannel surround and immersive audio longer than just about anyone. In fact, it pioneered the concept of height speakers before Dolby and DTS got in on the act. However, with nearly every AVR marque offering object audio setups with speakers all over the room, it was time for Yamaha to have a rethink. Enter its CX-A5200 processor.
Steve Withers  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments
SVS's PC-4000 subwoofer may look like a giant pedal bin but it has a 16in footprint that won't take up too much space – and a 13.5in driver to craft deep, taut bass...
Steve Withers  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
The AV8805 is Marantz's new flagship AV processor, capable of decoding a whopping 13.2 channels. In fact it's a technological statement of intent, an AV hub that boasts just about every feature imaginable. So not only does it support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, it also handles Auro-3D – making it the only preamplifier to decode all three immersive audio formats at anything approaching a sensible price.
Steve Withers  |  Sep 24, 2018  |  0 comments
If you browse your dictionary for the word iconic, you’ll probably see a picture of the M&K Sound S150 next to the definition. The company has had its up and downs – co-founder Ken Kreisel has departed – but the S150 has been a professional studio monitor of choice for decades.

Since its introduction in 1995, the speaker has been installed in film and music recording studios the world over, and it may well have been involved in the mixing of some of your favourite movies and songs.

Steve Withers  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments
A Quiet Place is a finely-crafted horror film that, while ostensibly about a world terrorised by blind monsters that hunt with an over-developed sense of hearing, actually centres on a family dealing with tragedy.
Steve Withers  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Jurassic Park needs no introduction, although it's difficult the believe it's been 25 years since its digital dinos ushered in a new era of VFX. Michael Crichton might have recycled Westworld for the theme-park-gone-wrong plot, but Steven Spielberg's assured direction resulted in a film as entertaining as it was astonishing.

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