Ian White

Ian White

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Ian has been a full-time A/V journalist since 1999, covering the world of high-end audio, video, music, and film for Digital Trends, Big Picture Big Sound, ToneAudio, and SoundStage! With the original Pong, Atari, and 128K Mac in his basement, Ian brings a lifetime of tech curiosity to his writing. A professional foodie, father of 3 children, film fanatic, and amateur hockey player, Ian enjoys early morning runs along the Jersey Shore and surfing with his kids. Follow him on Twitter @filmfresser or email him at filmfresser@gmail.com

The Audiophile System Builder V: 21st Century systems from NAD, Dynaudio, and PSB

$5,000 goes a long way in 2013 if you're trying to assemble a high-end audio system that will play nicely with your smart device and vinyl collection and we have three options to make your pursuit that much easier.

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Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Review

While not inexpensive or without strong competition from some of the most respected loudspeaker manufacturers in the world, the Minx Air 200 wireless loudspeaker from Cambridge…

  • Pros: Excellent sound quality , Fits easily on desktop, table, or…
  • Cons: Bluetooth set-up and operation is quirky , Operational…

Cambridge Audio does Airplay and Bluetooth with its new Minx Air wireless speakers

Cambridge Audio took its time throwing its hat into the ring, but its MInx Air series of AirPlay and Bluetooth-enabled loudspeakers are already worthy of a shot at the title. Built like tanks and way above average in the sound department, this trio is well…

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Sherbourn is back: Check Out the SR-8100 7.1 Channel Receiver

Better known for its custom installation products, Sherbourn Technologies has just launched its Pro-caliber SR-8100 7.1 A/V receiver for only $800.

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Amaze your friends and annoy your neighbors with your own backyard theater

Remember the drive-in movie theater? If not, that's OK. You can still experience the magic of watching a movie beneath the starts with your own outdoor home theater. You might be surprised to learn it doesn't have to be an expensive project, and can be totally…

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Rebirth of a legend: The NAD D 3020 puts a new spin on a classic ampliifer

With the release of the D 3020 Digital Hybrid Amplifier, NAD is putting a modern spin on its best selling, classic amplifier and offering an inexpensive entry point for the next generation of listeners.

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The benefits of trickle down technology: NAD shows off new gear aimed at the ‘digital native’

We take a look at NAD's new D 7050 network receiver and D 3020 hybrid digital amplifier and learn how the company is adapting to serve a new kind of listener which it describes as the "digital native."

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Earth Day 2013: Cut the cord with the Red Wine Audio Signature 57

Toss those expensive power conditioners and power cords in the garbage. Battery-powered audio components like the Signature 57 integrated amplifier from Red Wine Audio promise to change the high-end audio landscape.

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Record Store Day 2013: Vinyl Strikes Back

Record Store Day has grown into a major cultural event over the past six years, with 2013 looking like the biggest one yet. We consider the oft-overlooked celebration and talk to some local record shops to see how this annual event impacts their sales.

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AudioControl’s Rialto 400 amplifier/DAC beefs up distributed audio systems, including those made by Sonos

AudioControl debuts its new Rialto 400, an amplifier/DAC combo that the company says will improve the fidelity of all sorts of multi-room audio solutions, including those made by Sonos. Based on what we're seeing, the Rialto 400 looks like a real contender.

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Harman Kardon AVR 3700 7.2 receiver brings support for 3D, 4K/Ultra HD and Airplay

Consumers looking for a great deal on a new AV receiver have a number of great choices under $1,000 now, including the new AVR 3700 from Harman Kardon which supports 4K, 3D, and AirPlay.

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2013 New York Audio Show: MartinLogan CLX art loudspeakers pull vanishing act

Offering state-of-the-art transparency, the MartinLogan CLX art electrostatic loudspeakers pull the ultimate vanishing act at the 2013 New York Audio Show, essentially disappearing as the music they produce comes alive in the room.

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Is Logitech’s ‘Ultimate’ the world’s last true universal remote?

If Logitech really is pulling out of the Universal remote game, it's doing so with a bang. Logitech's Harmony Ultimate universal remote control packages IR, RF, Bluetooth, support for all gaming systems, and the ability to control the Phillips Hue system.

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2013 New York Audio Show: Spendor SP100R² loudspeakers bring big-room sound with an even bigger price tag

The British are coming, the British are coming. The Spendor SP100R2 loudspeakers invade the New York Audio Show 2013 and leave others in their wake.

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2013 New York Audio Show: Wooing the headphone generation the Woo Audio way

Headphone amplifier manufacturer Woo Audio enticed listeners at the New York Audio Show with two full rooms packed with listening stations outfitted its latest products. We went ears-on with three of them and have the details here.

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