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SV Staff  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  2 comments
Paris-based audio software specialist Audirvana has introduced a new version of its high-performance MacOS audio player.
SV Staff  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  0 comments
Digital audio specialist Antelope Audio, the company that pioneered the adoption of atomic clock generators in audio, has announced that its “mastering-grade” Amári analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog (AD/DA) converter is now shipping.
SV Staff  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Speakers are without a doubt the most important link in the audio chain — the component that will more than any other define the character of the sound you hear. Through the end of March, we reviewed eight speaker systems, ranging from a $179 wireless speaker that’s portable and splash-resistant to a killer Atmos-capable soundbar system that will make your head spin to a high-end 5.4.2 suite of home theater speakers from one of audio’s most revered brands. All are Top Picks and worthy of consideration — especially our three Top Value Picks. Let’s review…
SV Staff  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments
Josh.ai, the Denver-based home-automation company specializing in natural language voice control, today announced the integration of its voice platform into Dish’s Hopper DVRs.
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2019  |  1 comments
Satellite radio pioneer SiriusXM is rolling out a streaming-only plan offering access to a diverse lineup of more than 300 entertainment channels for $8/month.
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2019  |  0 comments
Smart-home specialist Savant today introduced a line of self-powered network speakers that mimic recessed lighting.
SV Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  0 comments
EPV Screens has introduced a series of reference-grade-white projection screens that have been certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) to provide reference-grade picture quality
SV Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  2 comments
Marantz has introduced a hi-res-capable network receiver that provides access to half a dozen music streaming services, supports whole-house wireless streaming, and plays CDs — all from a compact chassis that can fit almost anywhere.
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Sony today announced pricing and availability for its flagship Masters Series TVs and other LCD and OLED models previewed at CES 2019 in January.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  0 comments
When Silicon Valley startup EVA Automation acquired the iconic speaker brand Bowers & Wilkins (a.k.a. B&W) in 2016, founder Gideon Yu described the mission as “reimagining the audio/video experience by making products that will change how people interact and think about the home.”
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Fifty years ago on this day in Beatles history (Friday, April 18), George Harrison recorded to perfection the raucous guitar solo on “Old Brown Shoe” in Studio Three at EMI Recording Studios. After nailing the solo, he joined producer Chris Thomas in the control room to mix the song, which would be released six weeks later as the B-side to a song John Lennon and Paul McCartney had recorded a few days earlier: “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer today announced the release of a firmware update that enables AV receivers from both brands to use Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless platform to stream music from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to speakers around the house and use Siri voice commands to control compatible products.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos has announced an update that enables owners of the Sonos One smart speaker and Beam soundbar — both Sound & Vision Top Picks — to use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to access and control Apple Music.
Mike Mettler  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
On April 8, Aerosmith delivered a 90-minute performance for the ages inside the THX Certified Park Theater at the Park MGM in Las Vegas during their Deuces Are Wild residency. Our exclusive VIP section review shows how the combined powers of THX, L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, the MIXhalo live-audio mixing platform, and 1MORE THX Certified triple-driver in-ear headphones all helped make it happen.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
If you’re hungry for new vinyl and somehow missed the festivities around Record Store Day this past Saturday (hey, it happens), fear not: A few hundred new releases are catalogued for perusal on the excellent website, RecordStoreDay.com.

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