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SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Yes, it’s that time of the year again — time to start putting together a holiday shopping list, not to mention your own personal wish list. Here we present the first installment of our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide series, featuring gear that grabbed our attention for one reason or another. With any luck you’ll be able to kick off the holiday season by crossing one or two names off your list. Unless otherwise noted, we haven’t done any hands-on testing, so be sure to check return policies and, if possible, take items of interest for a spin.
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Hong Kong-based Helm Audio is making its debut in North America with three products, including “audiophile-grade” over-ear planar-magnetic headphones that sell for $350.
SV Staff  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
SVS, Klipsch, LG, and others get the BF party started.

LG got Black Friday sales rolling a week ago when it announced its “Best Prices” of 2018 sale, and momentum continues to build this week as companies decide to get the Black Friday party started now rather than wait until after Thanksgiving.

SV Staff  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
LG unveiled its “most powerful gaming display yet” at a competition it co-hosted over the weekend with the popular esports team FaZe Clan at DreamHack Atlanta 2018.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  1 comments
Palo Alto, CA-based startup Essential Products has announced that the digital-to-analog (DAC)/adapter that enables its Essential Phone to stream Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)-encoded music via Tidal is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
You know Dolby Labs as a long-time provider (licensor) of technologies that enhance home audio and home theater experiences, including most recently Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos surround sound. In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was Dolby noise reduction and, of course, Dolby technology extends to movie theaters and pro audio. But did you know Dolby also makes home entertainment products?
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments
Riva Audio today announced that its new Alexa voice-enabled Riva Concert Smart Speaker is now available on amazon.com for $199.
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments
Nakamichi has announced plans to add three new Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-enabled soundbar systems to its popular Shockwafe series, which includes the Top Pick-designated Pro 7.1 soundbar system Sound & Vision reviewed in 2017.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh today introduced an “equally impressive but more accessibly sized” version of its 7-foot XRT2.1K flagship speaker.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments
SVS today introduced a mid-priced line of app-controlled subwoofers that borrows technology from its flagship 16-Ultra series to “set performance benchmarks at their price range and well beyond.”
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Black Friday used to be a big deal. Die-hard shoppers waited with great anticipation to see what kind of crazy deals retailers would come up with the day after Thanksgiving. These days you have to wonder about the fate of The Big Sale Day considering how retailers have been invoking Black Friday” in their advertising for months now. Black Friday is certainly not what it used to be.
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
New data from IHS Markit, the London-based information services company, shows the global TV market moving rapidly toward larger screen sizes, which will help boost adoption of 4K and 8K TVs.
SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
Naim Audio has announced a software update that adds Apple AirPlay 2 multiroom streaming and Siri voice control to its award-winning Mu-so and Uniti wireless music systems.
SV Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced the winners of the annual CES 2019 Innovation Awards program that celebrates outstanding design and engineering in 28 wide-ranging consumer electronics categories.
SV Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Hegel Music Systems of Norway has unveiled a series of high-performance modular amplifiers based on 150-watt high-current Class AB monoblock modules.

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