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Sound and Vision Mag
To most audio enthusiasts, “lifestyle” is little more than a code word for speakers that have been downsized to a point where they can be whisked into domestic environments without fear of spousal rejection. But getting good sound, including deep, powerful bass, involves moving lots of air — which is why many of the best speakers are big, room-filling monoliths. The problem with most so-called lifestyle speakers is that they sacrifice performance in order to perform their disappearing act. A typical lifestyle-friendly combo shifts deep-bass production to a single discreetly placed subwoofer, with the remainder of the sound divided between a few inconspicuous satellite speakers. But along with the potential minuses, there’s an advantage to this approach: Freed from their bass-production duties, the satellites are easier to position for optimum stereo and surround imaging. Focal isn’t new to the satellite/subwoofer world, having introduced its Sib & Cub combo a few years back. Now, with the Dôme system, the company has ramped the performance level up a few notches by incorporating many of the same components used in its more exotic speaker offerings.
By TechRadar, published 30-03-2011
A 12.3 million pixel sensor borrowed from the E-PL1, a new TruePic V+ processing engine, 720p movie recording and an electronic level are all improvements that the Olympus E-5 has on the E-3, but is that enough to tempt Four Thirds photographers to buy an E-5?It's unusual for a camera manufacturer to announce a camera and say that it may be the last in the line, but that's just what Olympus has do...