SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments
LG and NAD are the latest AV brands to support Apple’s AirPlay 2 platform, enabling wireless streaming from Apple iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Al Griffin  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Road trips are a common enough activity in the U.S., but most, if not all, drivers leave their loudspeakers behind. Not Wendell Diller. The marketing mind behind Magnepan hit the road earlier this year with the company’s 30.7 Magneplanar loudspeaker, a flagship model, in tow. The plan? To visit every one of the company’s U.S. dealers and demo the new $30,000/pair loudspeaker.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments
PRICE $299

High-quality DAC
Alexa voice control
Includes headphone amp
Cumbersome input selection
No aptX Bluetooth
No hardware remote control

The Amazon Echo Link Amp offers an easy way to connect music streaming services to your existing stereo speakers.

With the new Amazon Echo Link Amp ($299), Amazon is sending Alexa off into unchartered territory. The goal: get music out of the phone and into the home, where it can be shared with family and friends. Such a warm, fuzzy idea! Good thing the Link Amp's sound is crisp, clear, and not fuzzy at all.

SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, the climactic conclusion to an 11-year cinematic journey spanning 22 superhero films and the second highest grossing film of all time, is available in digital release starting today and slated to arrive on 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray August 13.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  3 comments
Unless you're accustomed to turning on your new set and never touching any of the controls beyond volume (and if you're reading this that's probably not you) Gamma is a control and a subject worth knowing more about.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  1 comments
I have a theory. Well, it’s not really a theory. It’s more of a hunch. Actually, it’s not even a hunch. Just a tingling. But sometimes my tinglings are surprisingly prescient. Here’s my tingle: Thanks to societal shifts, in the coming years there will be a huge resurgence — a boom — in the popularity of home theater.
SV Staff  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments
CEDIA today announced the winners of its 2019 Home Technology Professional Awards competition, which recognizes the best custom-installation projects completed by member companies over the past year.
SV Staff  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments
StormAudio, the French maker of high-end surround processors, has developed an advanced 4K-compatible HDMI card that delivers “improved switching time and compatibility with all HDMI connectable devices.”
SV Staff  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  1 comments
Hong Kong-based Coosno has set out to redefine the everyday (boring) coffee table with something quite unusual…and dynamic: The Coosno Bar.
SV Staff  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Klipsch’s “Christmas in July” promotion, offering discounts up to 30%, ends tomorrow (Saturday, July 27). Here are a few of the deals…