Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Understand a stereo's electronics with audio expert Jon Zimmer.
Tags:How to Buy a Stereo,best audio speakers,home theater tips,how to buy amplifiers,how to buy audio systems,Howcast,jon zimmer,sound representation owner
Grab video code:
My name is John Zimmer. I'm the owner of Sound Representation, which specializes in the sale of high-end audio equipment. I really learned everything that I know about high-end audio from working at this store that we're sitting in right now, Stereo Exchange. I'm going to teach you what to look for when you want to shop for a stereo.
Electronics are at the heart of any great stereo system. If you're buying a stereo, you're going to need to either buy a receiver, an integrated amplifier, or separates, which means a pre-amplifier and a power amplifier in separate chassis. So, a stereo receiver is probably a little outdated these days, being that it has an AM/FM tuner included in it, so most probably an integrated amplifier is going to serve you well. This is just a device that has a pre-amplifier and a power amplifier in one chassis, minus the AM/FM tuner. In higher end equipment, a pre-amplifier is completely separated from a power amplifier. A tuner is completed separated from a pre-amplifier. This kind of a system gives you ultimate flexibility because you could have a really high-powered separate power amplifier that will really let your speakers sing, whereas a receiver is going to be limited in the amount of power that it can provide. When you start getting into the really cost object systems, the stereo power amplifiers are split into one power amplifier for each speaker. Basically, the more you isolate something, the better sound you're going to get.