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Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 25, 2020  |  5 comments
There’s no denying the lure of powerful, deep, visceral bass. How it pulls you into the action. How it scares the living hell out of you. How it makes music real. We were so intrigued by the beastly 6-foot-tall SMSG50 super subwoofer designed and built by Germany’s Ascendo Immersive Audio that we had to dig deeper. We wanted to know what it takes to design and build a subwoofer of this caliber — one capable of producing peak levels up to 140 dB and deliver 105 dB of sound pressure at 5 Hz. Is a subwoofer that weighs 441 pounds and uses a single 50-inch (!) driver to plumb the infrasonic depths really better than a model of more manageable size with maybe a few 18-inch drivers? We caught up with Geoffrey Heinzel, partner and director of international sales and marketing for Ascendo, to learn more about this modern marvel.
SV Staff  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  1 comments
Can physical media continue to prosper at a time when streaming has all but consumed today’s music industry while the likes of Spotify and Amazon sign up subscribers at unprecedented rates and the distribution chain responsible for shipping most catalog classics and new releases on LP and CD implodes?
SV Staff  |  Feb 21, 2020  |  2 comments
Owners of Vizio SmartCast-enabled smart TVs dating back to 2016 will soon have direct access to the new Disney+ streaming service via an app on the home screen.
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  0 comments
Players Media Group, a Dallas-based startup specializing in sports-centric entertainment, today announced the creation of PlayersTV, a new network dedicated to sports lifestyle and culture entertainment that will launch next month on Samsung TVs.
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  3 comments
Ready for an upgrade? The editors of Sound & Vision have singled out nine speaker systems that deserve a listen if you’re getting the itch to take your home theater to the next level. All made our coveted 2019 Top Picks of the Year list, meaning they all deliver exceptional sound. Product summaries appear in ascending price order.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments
With spring fast approaching outdoor speaker specialist Stealth Acoustics has added a new weatherproof model to its popular StingRay line.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments
Denmark’s Lyngdorf Audio has introduced a compact streaming amplifier that can be fully controlled using a free app.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2020  |  0 comments
Okay, so you’re ready to buy one of those sexy ultra-short-throw (UST) projectors that can beam a 120-inch image when placed just a few inches from the wall. But have you thought about where you’re going to put it?
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2020  |  0 comments
House of Marley, the eco-conscious audio company started by members of the late reggae star Bob Marley’s family, today introduced a second-generation wireless earbud featuring active noise cancellation (ANC) to mark its 10-year anniversary.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2020  |  0 comments
Chinese TV maker Hisense will pre-install the news-focused Haystack TV app in its 2020 TVs under a partnership the companies announced today.
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2020  |  0 comments
Apart from looking beautiful, does making a headphone’s ear cups out of wood make a difference sonically? Audio-Technica thinks so.
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2020  |  0 comments
Video artist David Van Eyssen used side-by-side OLED TVs to display his latest “sound and motion” creation over the weekend at the Los Angeles 2020 Frieze Art Fair.
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2020  |  0 comments
Sanus has announced the availability of a universal bracket designed to suspend a soundbar beneath a wall-mounted TV.
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2020  |  0 comments
Vizio offered us a peak at a few current and forthcoming deals on TVs and soundbars, including dueling 35%-off deals on a four-piece soundbar system.
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2020  |  1 comments
The headphones specialists at New York-based HiFiMan have introduced a follow-up to last year’s popular Ananda-BT headphones that supports wireless high-resolution streaming.

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