LATEST ADDITIONS

Rob Sabin  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Not content to let consumers come to OLED, LG Electronics is now taking OLED straight to the public in an impressive new traveling demo experience. Dubbed the "LG OLED TV Cinema House powered by Dolby," LG's portable theater kiosk features a spartan demo room inside that comes to life with the assistance of a 77-inch sample of LG's Signature W7 "wallpaper" OLED TV, it's accompanying Dolby Atmos soundbar, and a half-dozen projectors that together turn the four walls of the approximately 10 x 20-feet viewing space into a visually and sonically immersive cocoon.

Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Do you feel like you’re back in the ’70s, when vinyl ruled and fashion was…well, let’s just say, questionable?

There’s a good reason for that: Tannoy’s new Legacy Series is based on the popular High Powered Dual (HPD) Series released in 1974, the year after Pink Floyd mixed The Dark Side of the Moon at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios on a pair of newly installed Tannoy Lancaster monitors.

SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Periodic Audio has announced a portable amplifier small enough to fit in a watch pocket.
Al Griffin  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  1 comments
A Are there any home video releases with 7.1.4-channel sound? I find that most movies have 5.1-channel soundtracks? —J. Kevin Sexton / via e-mail
Barb Gonzalez  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  1 comments
Roku has released its 2017 line of streaming players. Find out if you need to upgrade to a new Roku.
SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  1 comments
McIntosh today introduced a two-channel integrated amplifier designed to deliver big sound from a small package.
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Photo: Mary Ellen Matthews

I had the privilege of interviewing the late Tom Petty for Sound & Vision on three separate occasions. In these previously unpublished back-and-forths culled from my sitdown with Tom in Malibu in 2010, Tom tells me how The Heartbreakers truly got their start, how the band worked together to create new material, and shares his hopeful thoughts toward the band’s future.

Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Audio Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $200

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Multiple streaming options via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Chromecast built-in
Remote control
Minus
Lackluster sound quality

THE VERDICT
The Mondo+ is a versatile internet radio that offers easy access to a multitude of streaming sources, but we expected better sound quality for the price.

My first thought was “clock radio” as I lifted the Mondo+ out of its box. It’s tough to gauge the heft of a product from a picture, so I guess I was expecting something a bit more substantial. Even so, the plastic-encased Mondo+ is nice and compact—about the size of a loaf of bread—and attractive with a smooth gray finish and large color display that serves as a gateway to wireless streaming options and system settings, including—you guessed it—an alarm clock.

SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments
At long last, Sonos has announced its entry into the burgeoning smart speaker space with the Sonos One, the first voice-controlled speaker to support two voice services — Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  2 comments
An unexpected copy of the 4K Ultra HD release of Transformers: The Last Knight flew over my transom last week. This fifth entry may well set a new bar for mindless action punctuated by cringe-worthy humor but it's filled with exceptional eye candy...

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