Ken C. Pohlmann

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments
You have the creative drive, you have the outgoing personality, you have the spikey haircut, you have a phone. If only you had the equipment, you could be a famous vlogger. Fear not. Shure can provide that.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  2 comments
From an audio standpoint, Sony showed both some refreshed old things, and some very new things at CES.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  1 comments
Samsung is showing two new soundbars at CES: HW-N950 and HW-N850. They both feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Interestingly, the soundbars sport both Samsung and Harman Kardon logos.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments
I've spent the better part of an hour trying to find a witty way to address this topic, but I can't. So, let's just discuss this head-on. I apologize in advance for my pedantic tone.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Well, actually, that title should be Bass Cows from Mars! But in any case, in the long tradition of weird ways to show off your system's bass response, NASA has kindly obliged us with an especially weird way.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 27, 2018  |  2 comments
Black Friday has a lot in common with circumcision. In both cases, they generally occur whether you like it or not. And I am not a fan of things in which I have no say-so. Both of them also inflict sensations ranging from mild discomfort to outright pain. Although, women don't seem to mind it as much as men. One key difference between Black Friday and circumcision is that after Black Friday, at least you have a new TV.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
I don't usually shop for pasta bowls, but when I do, I shop at Bed Bath & Beyond. On the other hand, I never, ever shop for audio gear at Bed Bath & Beyond. Thus I was shocked, and almost dropped my damn pasta bowl, when I spotted one of the most venerable names in audio in their check-out area.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 23, 2018  |  5 comments
My hypothesis is this: Things that are old will last longer and will be more useful for a longer time, than things that are new. Yes, the logic of my hypothesis is somewhat circular, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. Exhibit A: The vacuum tube.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 16, 2018  |  2 comments
As this magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are trying to reconcile the fact that Ken Pohlmann is the longest-serving contributor to these pages. Frankly, we’re not sure why we ever hired him 30 years ago. In an effort to find out, we asked Mr. Pohlmann to share his stories of his early days at the magazine. —The Editors
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  1 comments
Roy Orbison died 30 years ago. He kicked off a concert tour last week.

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