SV Staff  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  0 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?
Mike Mettler  |  Feb 21, 2020  |  1 comments
Which one's Pink? It's a question the mighty members of Pink Floyd have answered more than once throughout their unmatched 50-plus-year career. No matter who's been at the helm—the wide-eyed lysergic-minded guitarist/vocalist Syd Barrett, the uncompromising iconoclast bassist/vocalist Roger Waters, or the melodic linchpin guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour — the mantra of delivering music that's always high fidelity, first class has been at the core of Pink Floyd's production values from the very beginning.
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.
John Sciacca  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  0 comments
In my last blog, I discussed the generational improvements my custom installation company has witnessed since we started installing whole-house distributed audio systems back in 1995. Of course, almost everything has gotten better — and cheaper — over time, but one thing often overlooked in modern installations is operational simplicity for the guests who visit your home.
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.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments

PRICE $999

Very good dialogue intelligibility
Wide stereo imaging
Multiple color options
Lacks front indicator lights

The DALI Katch One 2.0 soundbar combines impressive TV sound with an attractive design and multiple color options.

DALI (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) isn't a well-known brand in the United States, but the company may get more notice once word of its Katch One soundbar gets out. Stylish and simple, DALI's soundbar ($999) strikes an interesting balance between price and sound quality—it's undeniably pricey, but since the Katch One fulfills the promise of an audiophile loudspeaker, you get what you pay for.

SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments
With spring fast approaching outdoor speaker specialist Stealth Acoustics has added a new weatherproof model to its popular StingRay line.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2020  |  0 comments
Chinese TV maker Hisense will pre-install the news-focused Haystack TV app in its 2020 TVs under a partnership the companies announced today.