Articles écrits par Jean-François Gagnon

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Jeune spécialiste de 25 ans… mais déjà dans les ligues majeures, Jean-François s’intéresse activement à l’audio et à la vidéo depuis… toujours!

Professionnel du secteur depuis 2003, il demeure fasciné par la capacité des systèmes audio de reproduire de manière tangible l’émotion profonde de la musique. Et il en va de même avec les images vidéo.

Jean-François cherche donc toujours à maximiser l’expérience sensorielle des acheteurs de systèmes et il utilise le blogue pour partager les nombreux trucs qui peuvent permettre aux gens de ‘vivre’ l’émotion.

Bang & Olufsen doesn’t make mere products, they make icons.

par Jean-François Gagnon

Bang & Olufsen doesn’t make mere products, they make icons.

We mentioned in an earlier post that we at Fillion have decided to dedicate an entire room to demonstrate products from the company Bang & Olufsen. But let me say that this company is in the business of much more than just selling products. They’re first and foremost designers who develop truly iconic pieces! The […]

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The 170iTransport from Wadia

par Jean-François Gagnon

The 170iTransport from Wadia

Wadia is a company that specializes in high-end audio equipment such as CD players, transports, DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and ADCs (analog-to-digital converters). They’ve just put out their latest creation, the 170iTransport. It’s a transport that was developed in collaboration with Apple that enables direct reading of the information contained in any generation iPod. This technology […]

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Control your SONOS Multi-Room system from your iPod Touch or iPhone.

par Jean-François Gagnon

Control your SONOS Multi-Room system from your iPod Touch or iPhone.

Multi-room music systems from Sonos are becoming more and more popular due to their options for wireless connectivity. This type of setup is very attractive for several reasons. First, the fact that you can easily select music coming from various digital sources, from anywhere in your home, is a major advantage. Secondly, it’s possible to […]

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On the subject of HD video cameras

par Jean-François Gagnon

On the subject of HD video cameras

Available only recently and becoming more and more affordable for the home consumer, HD video cameras provide a much better quality of image than older analog camcorders. In the past few years, the technology was really only intended for the professional market. Yet nowadays, it’s possible for video enthusiasts to really immerse themselves in their […]

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More new arrivals!

par Jean-François Gagnon

The S-1000 Series and S-700 Series from Yamaha While waiting for the new S-2000 Series that I talked about previously in another post, Fillion Électronique has recently received the S-1000 Series, that, along with the S-700 Series, is intended to be an introduction to the S-2000 Series, which is the pinnacle of the line. The […]

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Zeppelin or Music Cocoon?

par Jean-François Gagnon

Zeppelin or Music Cocoon?

iPod docks are leading the revolution in the world of mini stereo systems. Bringing together high-brow design aesthetics with advanced technology, two models in particular distinguish themselves. The Zeppelin from B&W will floor you. It’s almost a work of art. (I’m not exaggerating, take a look!). The seductive design makes the Zeppelin a tremendously beautiful […]

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Home theatres: small space, maximum sound!

par Jean-François Gagnon

Home theatres: small space, maximum sound!

We recently talked about some of the possible alternatives for home theatre audio systems that are ideal for smaller spaces (link to the post). We present to you today THE best solution – I propose the 5.1 Kit B&W CM-1 + CM-C + PV-1, in conjunction with a unit that goes very well with this […]

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A high-performace home theatre system in a small space? It’s possible!

par Jean-François Gagnon

A high-performace home theatre system in a small space? It’s possible!

There are some very good alternatives to make up for space constraints if you live in an open concept loft or a small condo. The Bose LifeStyle system: a complete system that comes in just a single box. It offers good distribution and excellent sound quality. For between $2500 to $4500, it’s easy to integrate […]

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Entry-level hi-fi mini-systems: a smart choice in some cases.

par Jean-François Gagnon

Entry-level hi-fi mini-systems: a smart choice in some cases.

Mini hi-fi stereo systems can be found from anywhere between 100 to 300$ from such brands as Sony and Panasonic Though the price is attractive, these smaller systems only respond to certain particular needs. For example, if you happen to have a nice collection of cassette tapes, you’ll have no choice but to opt for […]

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