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CHINA: Making NXT drivers and automobile trumpets

Andrew Everard Sun, 12 Oct 2008, 3:26am

 Friday:- Over the border into mainland China to visit the Shinhint Group factory in Chang An, Guangdong, where NXT's Balanced Mode Radiator drive units are made.We're driven from Hong Kong by Ernest Ip, Shinhint's COO, and entering China ...

HONG KONG: Have you got a pair of...?

Andrew Everard Sat, 11 Oct 2008, 4:24pm

Anyone who tells you that two-channel audio is dead, and home cinema is the new black, only needs wander into one of the several consumer electronics stores stacked above each other in the Yau Shing Commercial Centre here in Kowloon.Step out of ...

HONG KONG: What NXT did next...

Andrew Everard Sat, 11 Oct 2008, 7:27am

Worked out what it is yet? No, it's not a UFO over Causeway Bay here in Hong Kong, but a floating speaker from JVC, designed to deliver bathtime music. It has a built-in MP3 player and amplifier, and at its heart is a a speaker driver from NXT. ...

Yamaha goes wireless for its iPod speaker debut

Andrew Everard Tue, 7 Oct 2008, 10:21pm

This little unit could revolutionise the way you think about iPod speaker systems. At first glance it looks like a conventional iPod dock, and you wonder why Yamaha didn't simply build it into its new PDX-50 speaker system (below), on the way for ...

Behind the scenes at Yamaha - like kids in a Kando factory

Andrew Everard Tue, 7 Oct 2008, 4:46am

Piano tuning in hard hats may seem extreme, but when you're stringing a concert grand and working up a tension equivalent to 20 tons, it pays to be careful. It's just one of the things we discovered during our behind the scenes tour of Yamaha ...

Stereo or surround sound – an evening's discussion that even my Awards hangover couldn't keep me away from

Dominic Dawes Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 2:54pm

Last night, I attended a recorded panel discussion organised by speaker manufacturer B&W. The  discussion was about surround sound and its importance to listeners, and it will be posted on the B&W website at the beginning of October. ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Panasonic president, Fumio Ohtsubo, predicts streamlined, eco-friendly technology future

Clare Newsome Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 4:12pm

 There are many things you’d expect of a consumer electronics company celebrating its 90th anniversary – but changing its name and predicting a radical reduction in the range of products it may eventually sell aren’t necessarily on the list. ...

Yesterday’s ‘net piracy deal’ was a pointless fudge and everybody knows it

Dominic Dawes Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 12:44pm

Yesterday, we reported on the new deal on net piracy between the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), the Motion Picture Association of America, and the six biggest Internet companies in the UK.The deal obliges the web companies – BT, Orange, ...

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You're supposed to be staring at the microphone...

Andrew Everard Sat, 21 Jun 2008, 6:22pm

This just in from Tannoy. In the new film The Edge Of Love, which tells the story of the two women in the life of writer Dylan Thomas. Keira Knightley, as cabaret artiste Vera Philips, is seen singing into a vintage Tannoy ribbon microphone. ...

Coming soon to a 3LCD projector near you – 4LCD

Andrew Everard Thu, 19 Jun 2008, 3:22pm

I think I've just about got my head around what '3LCD' means in projectors – three LCD imaging panels, one for each of the primary colours. Makes perfect sense, so what's 4LCD all about? Has someone come up with a new primary colour, maybe?In ...