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Johnny’s humorous and informative artsy tech blog turned 3 today!

The @sonos PLAY 3 wasn’t designed to be in a damp area like the PLAY 1 was, but it doesn’t stop my brother (@s4b4t4g3) from keeping his there. (at Vinyard Creek Corner)

@Emotiva_Audio Airmotiv 4s monitors came in the mail today. Review coming soon to @geekbeattv. Just getting things dialed in at the moment.

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#Art & #Audiophile goodies makes me feel at peace.

The New @Emotiva_Audio Airmotiv 4s

Whether you’re a pro looking for a compact, accurate near-field monitor, or an audiophile who wants great sound for your desktop, the airmotiv 4s are an incredible value. With excellent impact, resolution, depth, and control, the airmotiv 4s are ready to help you create accurate mixes—or to replace modest computer speakers with accurate ones that deliver truly stunning sound. New Outside and In Our new airmotiv speakers combine design and technology cues from the flagship Stealth line in a compact, affordable package. With an all-new, low-diffraction faceted front baffle, computer-optimized internal bracing, and a redesigned preamp board with premium Emotiva-spec capacitors, the airmotiv 4s belt out impressive performance from their 50 watts of bi-amplified power. Tiny Wonder—Huge Possibilities At only 1/3 cubic foot per speaker, the airmotiv 4s are at home even on a small desk. For a home studio or desktop listening system, they provide amazing performance for their size. Or connect a pair to a portable CD player or an iPod to make a fantastic mini-system for a small room or office. Add a wireless connection or networked music client for great sound throughout the house. Or, connect them directly to a preamp, DAC, or AV preamp for a stunning music or movie system. Superior Transducer Technology Our exclusive airmotiv high-frequency transducer provides crystal clear, extended highs— extending comfortably above the range of human hearing. At the same time, the powerful, precision-engineered airmotiv low-frequency transducer delivers clean, accurate bass without any of the thinness or thump that plague other small speakers. Audiophile-Grade Amplifications Unlike many small monitors, the airmotiv 4s use precision Class AB bi-amplification — separate amps for the woofer and the high-frequency transducer. And, each amplifier is audiophile-grade, with a toroidal power transformer, large electrolytic power capacitors, and stacked metalized film capacitors used throughout. Combined with balanced and unbalanced inputs, trim controls to adjust the response to your studio or room, and unobtrusive overdrive protection, they deliver all the detail and dynamics you’d expect from audiophile components. “What I need most from a speaker is to have my mixes translate accurately to other systems. It is critical to have instruments accurately blend around dialogue on television shows. The Emotiva’s pass this test extremely well. I feel like they give me an extremely accurate mix with no surprises when played on other systems. The tweeter has such a wonderful sound with out sounding harsh. When combined with a sub woofer I feel like I can hear every detail from top to bottom. Speakers are highly personal and subjective, but the Emotiva’s are amazing and I highly recommend them.”  Danny Lux  (Grey’s Anatomy, Harry’s Law, Raising Hope, Boston Legal, etc..) RECOMMENDED USES As near-field monitors for a pro studioAs small monitors for a home sound studioWith an iPod or other source as a small room or office stereoAs an audio upgrade for a high-end TV or video monitorDirectly with a DAC or preamp in a small audiophile systemAs superb compact satellites for a small high-end surround sound system



Ever wanted to just sit back and “watch” Tumblr? Or maybe you’re tired of having that big black box (your TV) in your living room sitting in the boring position.

Personally, I wanted to watch some of the amazing tumblr blogs that are out there, as well as get a better slideshow for my TV.

So I built Tumblr for Chromecast!

Tumblr for Chromecast allows you to pick any one of your favorite blogs (could even be yours) and watch it as a slideshow on your TV.

All you need is a Chromecast and the Google Cast extension for the Chrome browser.

Tumblr for Chromecast displays photo posts, and certain video posts from whichever tumblr blog you choose, in a continuous slideshow. You can even have it display a random post using shuffle!

I built it as a bit of a fun weekend project to learn how to develop for Chromecast, and because I’ve been wanting a lazier (who doesn’t enjoy being lazy?) way to enjoy Tumblr.

This app will continue to be worked on so feel free to let me know about any ideas you might have, or about any issues (I’m not perfect).

Follow these easy steps to get started:

  1. Open the app in Chrome: Tumblr for Chromecast
  2. Click the “Google Cast Ready” image
  3. Select which Chromecast device you want to cast to
  4. Enter a Blog URL in the input field

That’s it!

Enjoy, and if you feel so inclined, feel free to support development of this app by clicking a dollar amount on the top right of the app (God knows I could use more dollars).

Periodically I’ll reblog this so new followers/users know how to use the app. Nothing new to see here for all the other followers :)

@Tumblr for #Chromecast:

Music will always be there for you… @meridianaudio @westoneaudio @prettylights @spotify

@DelHIERO’s (The Event 2) via @totemacoustic’s Kin Sub & @AudioengineUSA’s A5+…Rainmaker to be paired as a second #Audio test. #Audiophile (at Vinyard Creek Corner)

#Vintage Zenith Stereophonic High Fidelity AM/FM tuner, turntable. #vinyligclub awesome sauce. (at Mill Street Antiques)

#SuperBowl pre-game(r) (@KrazeDJ, @Steven_Mota, @beastman707) via @Raspberry_Pi. Street Fighter, Altered Beast, kick puncher, go go gadget punch face, etc…#Gamer #NerdLife/#ThugLife

Fresh new #art the the turntable lab via my friend Noah Kaplan (President of @leonspeakers). Signed and numbered by the man himself. I have it most appropriately displayed next to some of my #Vinyl. Check out Leon Speakers for custom #HiFi speakers and now through their newly acquired company, Media Decor, custom motorized artwork that reveals HDTV (usually accompanied by their sound bars) in the most elegant way.

My friends at @THX are finally giving away their @Android app away for free along side its iOS app. Get it while its hot.

Installed: New @LgUs #4K #UltraHD panel & @ViewSonic #DigitalSignage display. (at Energy Plus Wholesale Lighting)

These James Loudspeaker (30) QXC820R & (3) M1000 cost twice as much as my Acura RSX Type-S. (at Energy Plus Wholesale Lighting)

AV Insider — Episode 13: @ShureInc Has All Your #Audio Needs Covered

Make “Shure” you send me any questions you have about @shureinc products today. Tonight they will be my next guest (tonight) on my AV Insider podcast with @ravepubs.

I’ve been huge fans of their Microphones and turntable needles for years and tonight I’ll get the chance to get some insider info direct from the source.

Check out my last couple of episodes here: