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SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. earlier this year, is now available on 10 Yamaha products via a free firmware upgrade.
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
KEF today announced a software update that brings Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming platform to the $1,100 LSX wireless speaker system it introduced last fall.
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  5 comments
LG today kicked off sales of the world’s first 8K OLED TV in South Korea and announced 8K availability in the U.S.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
When Dirac Research releases a new product, it always causes our ears to perk up. The company that made great strides in reference room-correction software has just released Dirac 3D Audio, an software solution that delivers 360-degree surround sound via any standard headphone or gaming headset.

SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
Home automation specialist Savant has announced a smart amplifier that supports hi-res audio and Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming and HomeKit smart-home platforms.
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  1 comments
Just over half (51%) of those who participated in our recent poll asking “how often do you watch HDR content” said they cue up 4K HDR (high dynamic range) movies and TV shows as much as they can (29%) or between one to four times a week (22%).
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Jamo, the Klipsch-owned Danish speaker company known for its stylish speaker designs, has updated the acoustic and aesthetic design of its flagship Concert speaker series.
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Sound & Vision Top Picks for the month of May include a high-performance 4K Blu-ray player that will delight AV enthusiasts, home theater speakers that deliver strikingly good sound for a reasonable price, and a set of powered bookshelf speakers that puts today’s smart speakers to shame. Rounding things out are two topnotch audio components — a surround processor/preamp from a venerable audio brand and an integrated amp/DAC from a lesser known company that has been favored by in-the-know audiophiles for years.
SV Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Onkyo is covering the home theater bases with two mid-priced AV receivers that boast THX Select certification, processing for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive surround sound, and the company’s first implementation of IMAX Enhanced technology.
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2019  |  2 comments
Virgin Media became the first UK TV platform to broadcast in 4K/Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) with its Sunday coverage of the French Open tennis tournament that runs through June 9th in Paris.
SV Staff  |  May 29, 2019  |  1 comments
The iPod touch was the last man standing when Apple phased out the nano and shuffle in 2017. Yesterday, Apple announced an updated iPod touch featuring a faster processor and two iPod firsts — Group FaceTime video chatting and support for augmented reality (AR) gaming.
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Control4’s adoption of MQA technology in its just released OS 3 smart-home operating system marks the debut of the high-resolution MQA format in the world of custom home automation.
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2019  |  0 comments
Last week DTS announced the integration of DTS:X Ultra audio processing into a high-end smartphone you might not have heard of: the Zenfone 6 Taiwanese computer maker ASUS is planning to release in the U.S.
SV Staff  |  May 24, 2019  |  0 comments
New Jersey-based startup Voiz has unveiled a retro-styled internet radio it hopes to bring to market in the late summer.
SV Staff  |  May 24, 2019  |  1 comments
Smart-home specialist Control4 has launched a new smart home operating system with more than a thousand new capabilities across lighting, whole-home music and video, security, comfort, and more.