Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR.
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Movies & TV

Between the Streams: 'Stranger Things 2,' Avengers feud, Gene Wilder tribute

This week, we'll discuss (finally) official confirmation of the much-anticipated announcement of Stranger Things 2, a crazy new Westworld trailer, news about Luke Skywalker's Star Wars future, a tribute to the late Gene Wilder, and so much…
Home Theater

Yamaha’s fantastical self-playing pianos add a whole new dimension: multiroom audio

Yamaha’s self-playing Disklavier pianos have been thrilling listeners for years with brilliant re-creations of piano performances. However, the instrument has now set out to conquer a whole new echelon in the musical world: multiroom…
Home Theater

This little iPad stand packs built-in speakers to raise your streaming game

Love that iPad but hate the sound? The Amp is an iPad stand with built-in speakers that easily pairs to your device via Bluetooth to offer bigger and better stereo sound, as well as a convenient way to set up your iPad for streaming.
Movies & TV

Comedy legend Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the comedic legend who captivated the world with his unique take on a wide array of roles like Willy Wonka and young Dr. Frankenstein, has died at the age of 83.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Don’t Breathe’ sees the light, Justice League goes Dark

This week, we'll go down the comic book rabbit hole with the Justice League Dark movie, Dark Universe; discuss the weekend's biggest movie, Don't Breathe; chat about new Guardians of the Galaxy concept art; and explore the problem with TV…
Home Theater

RHA shows off two high-end headphones, first-ever headphone amp ahead of IFA 2016

RHA has jumped ahead of the crowd for the upcoming electronics blitz that is IFA 2016, unveiling two new headphone models, as well as the company's first-ever portable headphone amplifier and DAC, the Dacamp L1.
Podcasts

Between the Streams podcast: ‘Kubo’ astonishes, Spidey gets a ‘new’ leading lady

This week: Spider-Man gets a new poster and a new Mary Jane to go with it, Kubo and the Two Strings changes everything for stop-motion animation, Star Trek Discovery updates, and Will Ferrell takes on Sherlock Holmes.
Product Review

Relish the sound of silence (or really good music) with Sennheiser’s PXC 550

Sennheiser’s PXC 550 wireless noise-cancellation headphones come out swinging at Bose with excellent sound, cool features, and impressive noise cancelling.
Home Theater

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

While it would be nearly impossible to test every portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, we've gotten pretty close. Check out our favorite speakers for $100 or less, which has something for just about everyone on your list.
Home Theater

Focal takes its Dôme Flax speakers to new heights with an Atmos upgrade

Focal's gorgeous new 5.1.2 Dôme Flax speaker system offers a more refined solution to the Dolby Atmos conundrum -- as long as you aren’t averse to making a few holes in the ceiling, that is.
Movies & TV

BTS Podcast: 'Sausage Party' remakes stoner comedies, Tales from the Crypt returns

This week we'll discuss the bizarrely deep stable of well-reviewed movies hitting theaters this weekend, including Seth Rogen's brilliantly crass animated film Sausage Party. We'll also talk Rogue One's latest trailer, and more.
Home Theater

Yamaha’s entry-level sound bar gets classier and more versatile

Yamaha unveils its latest sound bar aimed at the cheap seats in the new YAS-106. An update of the YAS-105, the system offers a slimmer design, as well as HDMI connection and Bluetooth streaming, all at a nice price.