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SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  1 comments
Optoma has introduced three 1080p projectors, ranging in price from $649 to $1,399, including its first laser projectors designed for gaming.
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments
Attention political junkies: Haystack TV, the free news-focused streaming service, has launched a channel dedicated to Super Tuesday news coverage.
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  1 comments
The High End 2020 trade show, scheduled for May 14 to 17 in Munich, Germany, has been cancelled due to concerns over the worldwide spread of coronavirus.
SV Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments
Cambridge Audio announced yesterday that it has added hi-res streaming and Roon Ready music management capability to its flagship Edge NQ and CXN (V2) network audio players.
SV Staff  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  0 comments
When it comes to home entertainment, the new decade is off to a great start, having produced a handful of AV gems — all recipients of Sound & Vision prestigious Top Pick honors — over the past eight or so weeks. From a home theater speaker system that will pull you into the middle of the action to a versatile streaming preamp that makes room for your turntable, there’s a little something for everyone.
SV Staff  |  Feb 28, 2020  |  0 comments
If you love going to concerts but are tired of paying exorbitant ticket prices (if you can even get them) or settling for cheaper seats in the nose-bleed section, MelodyVR is building a library of alternate reality “concert going” options you might find appealing.
SV Staff  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  2 comments
Every now and then you come across a crazy deal. Like this one…
SV Staff  |  Feb 26, 2020  |  0 comments
Yamaha is offering discounts on a couple of AV receivers and one of its home theater systems in the run-up to the 2020 NCAA Division 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament (a.k.a. March Madness), which kicks off March 19th.
SV Staff  |  Feb 26, 2020  |  0 comments
Ready to up the ante on your AV investment and take your theater or music setup to the next level? Trade that puny boom box for a subwoofer built to deliver deep, palpable bass that reminds you you’re alive and tricks you into thinking for a moment you’re circling the track in a Shelby Cobra while watching Ford v Ferrari? The editors of Sound & Vision have singled out five outstanding yet reasonably priced subwoofers you must consider if your answer is “yes.” All made our coveted 2019 Top Picks of the Year list and are presented here in ascending price order.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 25, 2020  |  5 comments
There’s no denying the lure of powerful, deep, visceral bass. How it pulls you into the action. How it scares the living hell out of you. How it makes music real. We were so intrigued by the beastly 6-foot-tall SMSG50 super subwoofer designed and built by Germany’s Ascendo Immersive Audio that we had to dig deeper. We wanted to know what it takes to design and build a subwoofer of this caliber — one capable of producing peak levels up to 140 dB and deliver 105 dB of sound pressure at 5 Hz. Is a subwoofer that weighs 441 pounds and uses a single 50-inch (!) driver to plumb the infrasonic depths really better than a model of more manageable size with maybe a few 18-inch drivers? We caught up with Geoffrey Heinzel, partner and director of international sales and marketing for Ascendo, to learn more about this modern marvel.
SV Staff  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  1 comments
Can physical media continue to prosper at a time when streaming has all but consumed today’s music industry while the likes of Spotify and Amazon sign up subscribers at unprecedented rates and the distribution chain responsible for shipping most catalog classics and new releases on LP and CD implodes?
SV Staff  |  Feb 21, 2020  |  2 comments
Owners of Vizio SmartCast-enabled smart TVs dating back to 2016 will soon have direct access to the new Disney+ streaming service via an app on the home screen.
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  0 comments
Players Media Group, a Dallas-based startup specializing in sports-centric entertainment, today announced the creation of PlayersTV, a new network dedicated to sports lifestyle and culture entertainment that will launch next month on Samsung TVs.
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  3 comments
Ready for an upgrade? The editors of Sound & Vision have singled out nine speaker systems that deserve a listen if you’re getting the itch to take your home theater to the next level. All made our coveted 2019 Top Picks of the Year list, meaning they all deliver exceptional sound. Product summaries appear in ascending price order.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments
Denmark’s Lyngdorf Audio has introduced a compact streaming amplifier that can be fully controlled using a free app.

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