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SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Acer America has announced U.S. availability of “the world’s smallest 4K Ultra HD (UHD) 3000 lumens laser projector,” designed to deliver “laser-quality visuals in a wide range of environments,” including home theater.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Focal has introduced a new seven-model series of entry-level in-wall/ceiling speaker series at prices ranging from $149 to $449, and announced plans to add three models to its mid-priced 300 Series. The 100 Series is available now and the 300 Series is due out in May.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 17, 2018  |  First Published: Feb 16, 2018  |  1 comments
You’ve no doubt heard of smart speakers—and you may even own one—but have you heard of smart headphones? It’s not quite a thing just yet, but Sennheiser—the family-owned German company that has been making microphones since 1946 and invented the first on-ear, open-air headphones (the iconic HD414) in 1968—has developed an intriguing product that draws on its expertise in both areas. The Ambeo Smart Headset does something no other headphones we know of can do: It captures 3D audio for videos you shoot on your phone.
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments
HiFiMan today introduced a slimmed down version of its $50,000 flagship Shangri-La electrostatic headphone system that “maintains the predecessor’s wide, natural soundstage in a leaner and lighter package.”
SV Staff  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  1 comments
McIntosh has announced the imminent arrival of a new 600-watt monoblock amplifier that offers several updates over its predecessor, the MC601.
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  1 comments
Have you seen those hipster TV spots welcoming HomePod? Apple’s long-time-coming smart speaker hits stores today...
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  2 comments
As a follow-up to last week’s Research Series announcement, Integra continues to fill out its 2018 lineup, this time with two HDBaseT-enabled receivers.
SV Staff  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments
A smart speaker with a screen, a matchbox-size headphone amp, a serious ceiling speaker, and more.
SV Staff  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  1 comments
Indy Audio Labs (IAL), owner of the high-performance audio brands Aragon and Acurus, has announced plans to expand the immersive audio capabilities of it ACT 4 preamp/processor to 20 channels.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments
They call it “the most beautiful TV you’ve never seen,” which is a perfect way to describe The Frame, a high-style 4K display from Samsung that morphs into wall art when it’s not in use. While the idea of concealing a TV behind artwork is nothing new—there are companies that specialize in motorized TV concealment systems—Samsung’s fully integrated execution is the most elegant approach we’ve seen.
SV Staff  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments
HiFiMan, the China-based personal audio specialty company, has introduced an over-ear planar-magnetic headphone designed for everyday use.
SV Staff  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  2 comments
Integra yesterday announced plans to add an AV controller and AV receiver to its reference-grade Research Series.
SV Staff  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments
James Loudspeaker, the Napa, California-based speaker designer and manufacturer, has introduced a new series of 2.1-channel soundbars that team speakers for left- and right-channel audio with a built-in subwoofer in a low-profile enclosure.
SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  4 comments
SōLIS, a new audio brand “created for people who value iconic styling and exceptional sound quality in equal measure,” has introduced two reasonably priced compact stereo systems featuring a pair of speakers and a hybrid tube/solid-state amplifier that supports wireless streaming.
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  2 comments
Hundreds of press announcements crossed our desks in the weeks leading up to, and during, CES 2018. One of the many products we didn’t have a chance to investigate in person was Pioneer’s PHA-M70 Personal Sound Amplifier, which is nick-named “Nani?” (Yes, the question mark is part of the unusual moniker…)

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