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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Product Review

Clear as a glacial lake, KEF’s LS50 Wireless submerge you in stunning sound

For KEF’s new active LS50, wireless streaming is just the start. With customizable EQ, premium digital conversion, and tailor-made amplification, the LS50 Wireless are the perfect conversion of minimalist design and audiophile sound.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Stranger Things’ season 2 feels, ‘Last Jedi’ theories, more

This week on Between the Streams, we'll talk about the final trailer for Stranger Things season 2, the latest Star Wars trailer and all the rumors it's spawned, the messy new Justice League trailer, Netflix's Mindhunter, and much more.
Product Review

When you need big sound on a tight budget, Polk's Signature Series deliver

Our Polk Signature Series speakers review reveals the American Hi-Fi company still knows a thing or two about value and performance when it comes to building speakers. What’s more, the new series is as easy on the eyes as they are on the…
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Electric Dreams,’ ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ robots galore!

Today on the Between the Streams, it's all about robots: Giant battle robots, humanoid robots, Wild West cowboy robots, and more. We'll talk about all the latest ahead of NY Comic-Con, from Pacific Rim Uprising to Philip K. Dick's Electric…
Home Theater

Focal’s Clear headphones don't just live up to their name, they define it

French audio brand Focal has leveraged tech from its best headphones to create a striking new model in the Clear. In our Focal Clear headphones review, we explain how the headphones live up to their name and then some.
Music

Legendary rocker Tom Petty dies at 66

Tom Petty has died aged 66. The rock icon was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at home. His manager said Petty "died peacefully ... surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends."
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ relief, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ review

This week on Between the Streams: It's a whole mess of sci-fi, including the incredible reviews coming in for Blade Runner 2049, high praise for the seemingly doomed CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery, and much more.
Home Theater

How to master your equalizer settings for the perfect sound

You may know what an EQ is, but do you know how to adjust equalizer settings for the best possible sound? We go through the basics of the modern EQ and lay out some guidelines for how to achieve tip-top sound from your system.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘The Deuce’ is loose, ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Terminator 8?’

This week on Between the Streams, we'll be discussing the explosion of high-profile films at the box office this week, three excellent new shows in streaming land, James Cameron sequel mayhem, and more.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Star Wars: Return of the JJ, Emmy predictions, ‘Mother!’

This week on Between the Streams, we talk about the latest director shakeup (and return) for the Star Wars franchise, the thought-provoking new Jennifer Lawrence movie Mother!, new Blade Runner 2049 footage, the Emmys, and more!
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Star Wars IX director down, ‘It’ preview, Dracula prequel?

This week on Between the Streams, we dive into the tale of missing Disney directors, give a preview for the box office smash It, chat about the strange new Dracula prequel, and give you some good ideas for your weekend streaming.
Product Review

Bigger isn't better ... except when it definitely is. Meet Aperion's Verus II Grand

Aperion Audio may not be a household name, but the company is no slouch when it comes to designing high-quality home theater speakers. In our Aperion Audio Verus II Grand review, we find out how well the company’s latest audiophile gear…