Thomas J. Norton  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  1 comments
We go behind the scenes at Sound United's annual dealer/rep get-together in New Orleans.
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Last summer Samsung teased its long-anticipated entry into the bustling smart speaker arena with a peek at the retro-futuristic Galaxy Home. Almost 10 months later, the speaker has yet to materialize but today Samsung CEO Hyun-suk Kim told The Korean Herald that it will launch in the “mid-second half of the year,” which suggests a September/October timeframe.
SV Staff  |  Jun 04, 2019  |  0 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. earlier this year, is now available on 10 Yamaha products via a free firmware upgrade.
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
KEF today announced a software update that brings Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming platform to the $1,100 LSX wireless speaker system it introduced last fall.
SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  5 comments
LG today kicked off sales of the world’s first 8K OLED TV in South Korea and announced 8K availability in the U.S.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
When Dirac Research releases a new product, it always causes our ears to perk up. The company that made great strides in reference room-correction software has just released Dirac 3D Audio, an software solution that delivers 360-degree surround sound via any standard headphone or gaming headset.

SV Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
Home automation specialist Savant has announced a smart amplifier that supports hi-res audio and Apple’s AirPlay 2 streaming and HomeKit smart-home platforms.
Fred Kaplan  |  May 31, 2019  |  0 comments
For my money, Capernaum was the best film of 2018—similar to Roma (slice of life, untrained actors), not as cinematically breathtaking (though still impressive), but emotionally more gripping (fuller characters, deeper drama). The title is an Arab word meaning Godforsaken chaos (taken from a Biblical tale of a city literally forsaken by God), and that's a fair description of the impoverished section of Beirut where the film takes place.
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  1 comments
Just over half (51%) of those who participated in our recent poll asking “how often do you watch HDR content” said they cue up 4K HDR (high dynamic range) movies and TV shows as much as they can (29%) or between one to four times a week (22%).
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  0 comments
Jamo, the Klipsch-owned Danish speaker company known for its stylish speaker designs, has updated the acoustic and aesthetic design of its flagship Concert speaker series.