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SV Staff  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today introduced a space-saving 36-inch soundbar featuring DTS Virtual:X surround processing and built-in “deep-bass modules.”
SV Staff  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Multiroom audio specialist Russound has announced that a flush-mount installation option is now available for its most popular keypads and touchscreens.
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments
LG today announced the integration of Google Assistant voice control into its 2018 AI ThinQ OLED and Super UHD TVs.
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments
MQA Ltd. expects a “record number” of demonstrations of its Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio-encoding and MQA Live technologies to take place at the High End Munich trade fair that opens Thursday in Germany.
SV Staff  |  May 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Elite Screens has added a touch of magic to outdoor entertainment with a new accessory that automatically lowers (and retracts) its Yard Master Electric Series of retractable outdoor projection screens.
SV Staff  |  May 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo has announced the availability of a second mid-priced THX-certified AV receiver, a 9.2-channel follow-up to the 7.2-channel TX-NR686 introduced last month at $649.
SV Staff  |  May 04, 2018  |  2 comments
We know what you’re thinking (we were thinking it, too): DTS:X processing in a phone?
SV Staff  |  May 04, 2018  |  0 comments
Source: eMarketer. Note: Individuals of any age who use a smart speaker at least once per month; smart speaker users are not mutually exclusive; there is overlap between groups.

Amazon is still the runaway leader in the voice-controlled smart speaker category it created in 2014 but Google and other players are slowly catching up, according to the latest research from eMarketer.

SV Staff  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments
Fluance, the Canadian speaker company based in Niagara Falls, today introduced its first powered bookshelf speaker system.
SV Staff  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments
Sound United — parent company of Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, and Boston Acoustics — has started a foundation dedicated to donating 10,000 musical instruments to children in need over the next three years.
SV Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments
April brought us a memorable yet eclectic mix of products, ranging from a most unusual subwoofer and an ultra-short-throw 4K projector that beams cinema-size images when placed only a few inches from the wall to Apple’s first smart speaker and a serious update of a tried-and-true NAD receiver. There’s something for everyone whether you’re in the market for an upgrade today or tomorrow.
SV Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  1 comments
Global shipments of TVs were down in 2017 but robust sales of 4K/Ultra HDTVs will push worldwide demand for television back into a growth mode in 2018, according to U.K.-based Futuresource Consulting.
SV Staff  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments
Como Audio, the Boston-based maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto music systems, today launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce a portable Wi-Fi-based multiroom music system that can be controlled by voice. The company also announced its first turntable.
SV Staff  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments
SVS has introduced an audio adapter that makes it easy to add wireless connectivity to subwoofers, speakers, and other audio gear.
SV Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments
Pioneer today introduced a new $799 addition to its Elite family of AV receivers.