SV Staff  |  Jul 18, 2019  |  0 comments
In early June, we highlighted a half dozen Top Pick-worthy home theater speakers systems and followed that up with a handful of top performing speakers that should be on the shopping list of anyone looking to go wireless. Continuing on the speaker theme, we now turn to the best stereo speakers, soundbars, and subwoofers we’ve reviewed so far this year. And for good measure, we’ve thrown in a subwoofer guaranteed to rock the house.
SV Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  4 comments
Acoustical treatment is an essential part of any great sounding entertainment space but most people look to hide it or subdue it with panels that blend into the room, often masquerading as modern artwork.

Then there are people who crave the unconventional — in this case, a home theater with unique aesthetics instead of the stereotypical designs often seen in Sound & Vision and other magazines.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Bob Dylan has long seen the value in releasing extensive historical collections befitting his anointed artistic legacy. The latest entry in the Dylan archival canon is a massive 14-CD box set via Columbia/Legacy, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, a 148-song, 10-hour collection that focuses on the first, late-1975 leg of the touring Revue. The box contains all five of Dylan’s full first-leg sets that were professionally recorded between November 19 and December 4, 1975 as spread over 10 discs…
Kris Deering  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
My recent article, High Dynamic Range Explained, covered what HDR is and how it gets implemented in different types of displays. The focus was movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and on streaming services, but another topic worth discussing — one regularly overlooked — is HDR gaming.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  2 comments
We've all encountered the problem: Guests who haven't yet seen or heard your home theater setup are coming over for a movie night. But which movie to choose? If you know the guests' tastes the choice should be easy. But that isn't always the case.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Como Audio, the Boston-based maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto music systems, today unveiled its first streaming turntable and announced plans to ship a new voice controllable smart speaker in the fall.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Mitchell Klein, a 30-plus-year industry veteran who helped shape the custom installation business in its early days, is the recipient of CEDIA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More has knocked 50% off its wired and wireless Dual-Dynamic Driver earphones for Amazon’s Prime Day sale extravaganza, which began yesterday and runs through midnight tonight (July 16).
SV Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments
The growing popularity of streaming services, emerging technologies built around artificial intelligence (AI), and in-vehicle technology will help propel the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $401 billion in retail revenues in 2019 — a 2.2% increase over last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) midyear forecast.
SV Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Amazon’s super hyped “Prime Day” sale extravaganza begins today and ends tomorrow (Tuesday, July 16) at midnight. Yep, last year’s event was so successful that the online retail king decided to extend it to a second day this time around.