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SV Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  1 comments
Yamaha today announced a series of firmware updates that will bring Apple AirPlay 2 support and new streaming and voice control capabilities to a number of existing products.
SV Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  0 comments
At its Investor Day 2019 event last Thursday, Disney presented a detailed overview of the Disney+ streaming service it previewed a year ago and announced that the service will carry a $6.99/month subscription when it launches November 12.
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  1 comments
Pioneer is bringing back the once-popular home theater in a box (HTiB) with a $499 bundle that gives you almost everything you need to set up a six-speaker Dolby Atmos/DTS:X surround sound system. The only thing the package doesn’t include is a Blu-ray player or other source component.
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Internet-based Canadian home-audio company Fluance has introduced an affordable phono preamplifier to complement its line of turntables.
SV Staff  |  Apr 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung today announced the availability of its entry-level R-Series soundbars and upscale Q-Series soundbars featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive surround sound.
SV Staff  |  Apr 10, 2019  |  1 comments
Lenbrook International has announced the pending availability of an update for its BluOS distributed audio and music management platform. The update, which targets Bluesound and NAD products running BluOS, will be available for download on or around April 16.
SV Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments
Swedish furniture king IKEA and wireless speaker innovator Sonos have revealed the first Wi-Fi-enabled wireless speakers to come out of the partnership they announced last year.
SV Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments
This spectacular stereo specimen is a new arrival from New Jersey-based vintage audio specialist SkyFi Audio. Introduced in 1965 and produced until 1976, the Garrard 401 turntable — and its predecessor, the Garrard 301 — were designed and built in the U.K. and exported around the world. As a testimony to their build quality, the sister turntables were also used by the BBC and European radio stations.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Questyle, the China-based company specializing in high-resolution portable audio systems, has announced plans to demonstrate a high-end, multiroom wireless audio system at the upcoming Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) in Chicago.
SV Staff  |  Apr 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Orlando, Florida-based cable specialist Tributaries has introduced a hybrid fiber-optic/copper cable designed to transport 4K/60 HDMI signals up to 164 feet at a data rate of 18 Gbps.
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  4 comments
McIntosh today introduced a high-end surge-protection system designed to shield up to eight components from potentially damaging power surges caused by lightning strikes.
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments
When it comes to great gear we can recommend without reservation, speakers were the name of the game in March, which brought us one of the most versatile preamps we’ve seen and three speaker systems: a high-performance wireless model audiophiles will appreciate, a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos-enabled “immersive sound” setup from one of Britain’s top speaker companies, and a modest but very good sounding home theater package from a respected American brand that can be had for less than a grand.
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments
Youngstown, Ohio-based speaker specialist SVS today announced that the Prime Pinnacle tower speaker it previewed at CES 2019 is now available for $1,600/pair in black ash or $1,800/pair in gloss black.
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  5 comments
Epson America today announced that it has amended its lawsuit against Curtis International Ltd. for “falsely advertising the lumens of projectors manufactured and sold under the RCA brand name.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  4 comments
Vizio has issued a scathing rebuttal to the results of a Consumer Reports (CR) TV reliability survey that led the magazine to remove its “recommended” designation from seven Vizio models TVs.

The report also singled out Hisense and removed the “recommended” badge from two of its TVs.