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SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Japan-based Sharp confirmed in a terse statement posted on its website that the brand will re-enter the TV business in the U.S. during the second half of the year under a partnership with Hong Kong-based Hisense.
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  1 comments
Scott Bagby, audio industry veteran and co-founder of the respected Canadian speaker brand Paradigm, has announced the purchase of Paradigm Electronics, Anthem Electronics, and MartinLogan Loudspeakers from Shoreview Industries, the Minneapolis-based private equity firm that acquired a controlling interest in Paradigm in 2005.
Al Griffin  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments
DALI (Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries) was founded in 1983 by Peter Lyngdorf, who is also the founder and owner of high-end audio company Steinway Lyngdorf. The company currently employs 300 people, with the bulk of its manufacturing carried out in a 220,000-square-foot factory located in farm country midway between Aarhus and Aalborg. DALI produced 250,000 speakers in 2018, and exported products to 70 countries.
SV Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  1 comments
Sonos today announced a long-awaited software update that adds Google Assistant voice control to its Sonos One wireless smart speaker and Sonos Beam wireless soundbar — both Sound & Vision Top Picks.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 14, 2019  |  5 comments
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a potentially serious blow to Apple. The justices decided that a consumer group could move forward with its class-action antitrust suit against Apple. An unfavorable decision in that case could cost Apple hundreds of millions of dollars, upend the apps marketplace, and even rewrite the economics of streaming music.

SV Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  1 comments
Samsung today announced an automatic firmware update that brings Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless streaming platform and the Apple TV app to all of its 2019 smart TVs and some 2018 models.
SV Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Only three of the seven recent disc announcements highlighted here are releases on 4K Blu-ray but at least two of them support high dynamic range (HDR). The remaining four are slated for release (or have been recently released) on standard Blu-ray, DVD, and/or digital.
Al Griffin  |  May 12, 2019  |  1 comments
Now here was a Munich High End show demo that could have gone either way: Miles Davis’ classic jazz albums Kind of Blue (1959) and Sketches of Spain (1960) re-mixed for Dolby Atmos. Would the producers of this bold effort maintain the sonic integrity of the original recordings, or would they succumb to the worst impulses of 5.1-remix era, surrounding listeners in a swirl of brass, with Bill Evans’ piano raining down from overhead?
Al Griffin  |  May 11, 2019  |  0 comments
With a bamboo-encased cabinet supported by an A-frame stand, iFi’s Aurora, unveiled, appropriately enough, at an art gallery in Munich on Thursday night, doesn’t look anything like other wireless all-in-one speakers on the market.
Al Griffin  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments
Wharfedale’s EVO Series speakers count among the company’s best-selling lines, no doubt due to their affordable price. With the new EVO4 series, Wharfedale appears to be giving listeners more for less—in this case by incorporating an AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter in the design.

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