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SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Sony today announced pricing and availability for its flagship Masters Series TVs and other LCD and OLED models previewed at CES 2019 in January.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Fifty years ago on this day in Beatles history (Friday, April 18), George Harrison recorded to perfection the raucous guitar solo on “Old Brown Shoe” in Studio Three at EMI Recording Studios. After nailing the solo, he joined producer Chris Thomas in the control room to mix the song, which would be released six weeks later as the B-side to a song John Lennon and Paul McCartney had recorded a few days earlier: “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer today announced the release of a firmware update that enables AV receivers from both brands to use Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless platform to stream music from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to speakers around the house and use Siri voice commands to control compatible products.
SV Staff  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos has announced an update that enables owners of the Sonos One smart speaker and Beam soundbar — both Sound & Vision Top Picks — to use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to access and control Apple Music.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
If you’re hungry for new vinyl and somehow missed the festivities around Record Store Day this past Saturday (hey, it happens), fear not: A few hundred new releases are catalogued for perusal on the excellent website, RecordStoreDay.com.
Mike Mettler  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
On April 8, Aerosmith delivered a 90-minute performance for the ages inside the THX Certified Park Theater at the Park MGM in Las Vegas during their Deuces Are Wild residency. Our exclusive VIP section review shows how the combined powers of THX, L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, the MIXhalo live-audio mixing platform, and 1MORE THX Certified triple-driver in-ear headphones all helped make it happen.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
The U.S. will continue to lead the way in smart speaker adoption as the category explodes around the world — especially in China — with an installed base that’s expected to grow 82% in 2019, according tech research firm Canalys.
SV Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Parasound has announced plans to deliver its most-affordable integrated amplifier/digital-to-analog converter (DAC) early this summer.
SV Staff  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  0 comments
The latest 4K DLP projector in BenQ’s CinePrime series of home theater-focused models is available starting today.
SV Staff  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Sony today announced pricing and availability for the 4K Blu-ray player, Bluetooth-enabled wireless turntable, wireless speakers, and other audio products it previewed at CES 2019 in January.
SV Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  0 comments
At its Investor Day 2019 event last Thursday, Disney presented a detailed overview of the Disney+ streaming service it previewed a year ago and announced that the service will carry a $6.99/month subscription when it launches November 12.
SV Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  1 comments
Yamaha today announced a series of firmware updates that will bring Apple AirPlay 2 support and new streaming and voice control capabilities to a number of existing products.
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Internet-based Canadian home-audio company Fluance has introduced an affordable phono preamplifier to complement its line of turntables.
SV Staff  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  1 comments
Pioneer is bringing back the once-popular home theater in a box (HTiB) with a $499 bundle that gives you almost everything you need to set up a six-speaker Dolby Atmos/DTS:X surround sound system. The only thing the package doesn’t include is a Blu-ray player or other source component.
SV Staff  |  Apr 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung today announced the availability of its entry-level R-Series soundbars and upscale Q-Series soundbars featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive surround sound.

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