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GoldenEar Technology Takes a Victory Lap at CES

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

GoldenEar Technology opted out of an active demo at CES 2019. Instead, company founder Sandy Gross could be found chilling in his suite on the 29th floor of the Venetian alongside his most recent creation, the Triton One.R.
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Elac Introduces Jet Tweeter-Fueled Carina Series Speakers

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Elac’s new Carina series speakers are the first Andrew Jones-designed models from the company to incorporate an air-motion transformer (AMT) tweeter module—the same type seen in speakers from GoldenEar Technology, MartinLogan, and others.
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The SVS Prime Series Reaches its Pinnacle

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Speaker and subwoofer-maker SVS took advantage of the low-intensity scene at the Venetian to make a low-key introduction of its new Prime Pinnacle tower speaker (shown at left).
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Hands On With PSB’s Alpha Series Speakers

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

When PSB launched its entry-level Alpha series over 25 years ago, they were hailed as one the greatest values in low-cost loudspeakers right out of the gate. Now, the long-running line has undergone a full revision—only its second in nearly three decades—with the introduction of the new T20 tower speakers ($599/pr), P3 ($199/pr) and P5 ($299/pr) bookshelf speakers, and C10 ($349) center-channel speaker. All models are available in both black ash and walnut woodgrain vinyl finishes.
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NAD’s M10 Amplifier Masters Music Streaming

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

NAD’s big CES 2019 news was the introduction of its new M10 Masters Series streaming amplifier.
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JBL’s 4312G Studio Monitor Honors the Past

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Harman set up shop at CES in sprawling suite of ballrooms at the Hard Rock Hotel. Once I wandered past exhibits dedicated to connected automotive tech, cybersecurity, and a host of other things I had no idea the company was involved in, I landed in a cozy corner where JBL’s vintage-inspired speakers were on display. Ahhhh….
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Dirac Research’s Bass Management Module Goes Live

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Dirac Research is at CES demonstrating its new Dirac Live Bass Management Module. The technology is sourced from the company’s Dirac Live room correction, which is currently available in select NAD A/V receivers and integrated amps.
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Samsung Serif: TV for the Design-Conscious

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

While most TVs are designed to disappear as much as possible, with thin, almost nonexistent bezels, Samsung’s Serif line of sets celebrate the TV-as-object.
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Up Close With Sony’s Mammoth 98-inch Master Series UHDTV

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Sony’s new addition to its Master Series LCD Ultra HDTV lineup includes 85- and 98-inch 8K models. The 98-inch Z9G (shown above) seems the appropriate size for watching future 8K content, something that the set’s HDMI 2.1 inputs will accommodate.
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Up Close with Sony’s Mammoth 98″ Master Series TV

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Sony’s new addition to its Master Series LCD Ultra HDTV lineup includes 85- and 98-inch 8K models. The 98-inch Z9G (shown above) seems the appropriate size for watching future 8K content, something that the set’s HDMI 2.1 inputs will accommodate.
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