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Samsung Rolls Out ‘Black Friday in July’ TV Discounts

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Hot on the heels of Amazon’s record-breaking Prime Day extravaganza, Samsung has kicked off a “Black Friday in July” sale, offering promotional discounts on soundbars and TVs, including new 8K models. Discounts range from 17% to 36% with most being around 30% off.
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Best Stereo Speakers, Soundbars & Subwoofers of 2019 (So Far)

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

In early June, we highlighted a half dozen Top Pick-worthy home theater speakers systems and followed that up with a handful of top performing speakers that should be on the shopping list of anyone looking to go wireless. Continuing on the speaker theme, we now turn to the best stereo speakers, soundbars, and subwoofers we’ve reviewed so far this year. And for good measure, we’ve thrown in a subwoofer guaranteed to rock the house.
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This Home Theater Puts Acoustics Front and Center

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Acoustical treatment is an essential part of any great sounding entertainment space but most people look to hide it or subdue it with panels that blend into the room, often masquerading as modern artwork.

Then there are people who crave the unconventional — in this case, a home theater with unique aesthetics instead of the stereotypical designs often seen in Sound & Vision and other magazines.

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Bob Dylan: The Rolling Thunder Revue – The 1975 Live Recordings

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

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Bob Dylan has long seen the value in releasing extensive historical collections befitting his anointed artistic legacy. The latest entry in the Dylan archival canon is a massive 14-CD box set via Columbia/Legacy, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, a 148-song, 10-hour collection that focuses on the first, late-1975 leg of the touring Revue. The box contains all five of Dylan’s full first-leg sets that were professionally recorded between November 19 and December 4, 1975 as spread over 10 discs…

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Como Audio Unveils Streaming Turntable, Smart Speaker

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Como Audio, the Boston-based maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto music systems, today unveiled its first streaming turntable and announced plans to ship a new voice controllable smart speaker in the fall.
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CEDIA Cites Mitchell Klein for Lifetime Achievement

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Mitchell Klein, a 30-plus-year industry veteran who helped shape the custom installation business in its early days, is the recipient of CEDIA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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1More Knocks 50% Off Earbuds for Prime Day

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

China-based headphone specialist 1More has knocked 50% off its wired and wireless Dual-Dynamic Driver earphones for Amazon’s Prime Day sale extravaganza, which began yesterday and runs through midnight tonight (July 16).
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CTA Predicts Another Record Year for Consumer Tech

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The growing popularity of streaming services, emerging technologies built around artificial intelligence (AI), and in-vehicle technology will help propel the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $401 billion in retail revenues in 2019 — a 2.2% increase over last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) midyear forecast.
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Ready for Prime Day? (Assuming You Even Care)

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Amazon’s super hyped “Prime Day” sale extravaganza begins today and ends tomorrow (Tuesday, July 16) at midnight. Yep, last year’s event was so successful that the online retail king decided to extend it to a second day this time around.
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Sonos Streamlines Control4 Integration

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

Sonos has streamlined its integration with Control4 home-automation products as part of its latest software update.
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