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MQA Adapter Now Available for Essential Smartphone

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Palo Alto, CA-based startup Essential Products has announced that the digital-to-analog (DAC)/adapter that enables its Essential Phone to stream Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)-encoded music via Tidal is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
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Let’s Get Physical

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Even though streaming long ago supplanted playing discs as my go-to method for listening to music, physical media is still relevant.
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Dolby Targets Binge Watchers with its First Product

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

You know Dolby Labs as a long-time provider (licensor) of technologies that enhance home audio and home theater experiences, including most recently Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos surround sound. In the ‘60s and ‘70s it was Dolby noise reduction and, of course, Dolby technology extends to movie theaters and pro audio. But did you know Dolby also makes home entertainment products?
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Riva’s Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker Hits Amazon Today

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Riva Audio today announced that its new Alexa voice-enabled Riva Concert Smart Speaker is now available on amazon.com for $199.
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Nakamichi’s 2019 Soundbar Lineup Is Loaded with Tech

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Nakamichi has announced plans to add three new Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-enabled soundbar systems to its popular Shockwafe series, which includes the Top Pick-designated Pro 7.1 soundbar system Sound & Vision reviewed in 2017.
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McIntosh Unveils Scaled Down Version of its Flagship Speaker

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

McIntosh today introduced an “equally impressive but more accessibly sized” version of its 7-foot XRT2.1K flagship speaker.
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New SVS Subwoofers Offer Flagship Tech and App Control at Lower Prices

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

SVS today introduced a mid-priced line of app-controlled subwoofers that borrows technology from its flagship 16-Ultra series to “set performance benchmarks at their price range and well beyond.”
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LG Preempts Black Friday with ‘Best Prices’ of 2018

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Black Friday used to be a big deal. Die-hard shoppers waited with great anticipation to see what kind of crazy deals retailers would come up with the day after Thanksgiving. These days you have to wonder about the fate of The Big Sale Day considering how retailers have been invoking Black Friday” in their advertising for months now. Black Friday is certainly not what it used to be.
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Global Outlook for Advanced TV Tech Is Strong

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

New data from IHS Markit, the London-based information services company, shows the global TV market moving rapidly toward larger screen sizes, which will help boost adoption of 4K and 8K TVs.
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Naim Adds AirPlay 2 and Siri to its Music Systems

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Naim Audio has announced a software update that adds Apple AirPlay 2 multiroom streaming and Siri voice control to its award-winning Mu-so and Uniti wireless music systems.
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