Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bowers & Wilkins CDM1SE

Bowers & Wilkins, one of Europe's biggest manufacturer of loudspeakers, developed the use of Kevlar, the material used in bullet-proof vests, for loudspeaker cones to reduce unwanted standing waves. The tweeter on top technology ensures that the sound remains focused and that stereo imaging is presented in three dimensional accuracy.
This model, a CDM1SE, is a pricey bookshelf speaker system when it was first introduced in the market five years ago. It was already superceded by newer models but compared to current models, it never pales in comparison to any one in its class!

Saturday, February 04, 2006


Bokeh is a Japanese word and it means "blur", "fuzziness" or "dizziness". As a photo- graphic term, it is the word used to describe a nice or pleasant blur in a photo. A camera lens capable of producing a good bokeh or the out of focus areas in a photo is a desirable lens in portraiture applications for the simple reason that it reduces distractions by rendering the foreground and the background in an out of focus state thus drawing more attention on the subject to make it a stand out. A camera lens with a wide aperture produces a nice bokeh. The sample photo shown was taken by a Nikkor f/1.4 AF-D 50mm lens.