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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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

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Say what you will about controversial superstar Tom Cruise, his dedication to the big-screen Mission: Impossible franchise he launched in 1996 is nothing short of inspiring. Performing stunts that would give a professional thrill-seeker pause, he literally throws himself into his work with unparalleled zeal. For this sixth go-round, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is in hot pursuit of terrorists out to tear down our world order, bad guys armed with an apocalyptic manifesto, and some nuclear weapons.

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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

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Sound
Extras

Say what you will about controversial superstar Tom Cruise, his dedication to the big-screen Mission: Impossible franchise he launched in 1996 is nothing short of inspiring. Performing stunts that would give a professional thrill-seeker pause, he literally throws himself into his work with unparalleled zeal. For this sixth go-round, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is in hot pursuit of terrorists out to tear down our world order, bad guys armed with an apocalyptic manifesto, and some nuclear weapons.

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Riva Concert Wireless Smart Speaker Review

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

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Value

PRICE $179


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Audio playback from connected USB drive
Portable with optional external battery
Solid bass performance

Minus

Narrow soundstage at close range
Treble could be more transparent


THE VERDICT

The Concert is an affordable, feature-packed smart speaker with natural, warm sound.


The first smart speakers were cute little gadgets; no one mistook them for serious audio playback devices. Soon, they started getting bigger and somewhat better, with more attention paid to sound quality.

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Riva Concert Wireless Smart Speaker

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

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE $179


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Audio playback from connected USB drive
Portable with optional external battery
Solid bass performance

Minus

Narrow soundstage at close range
Treble could be more transparent


THE VERDICT

The Concert is an affordable, feature-packed smart speaker with natural, warm sound.


The first smart speakers were cute little gadgets; no one mistook them for serious audio playback devices. Soon, they started getting bigger and somewhat better, with more attention paid to sound quality.

Read the full article

Records to Die For 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

When we premiered this feature in 1991, we felt that, rather than a selection of all-time (or year’s) best recorded performances or a list of audiophile reference albums, we should choose recordings that were, in then music editor Richard Lehnert’s words, “both musically and sonically impeccable—in other words, the best, the tops, to die for.” As RL went on, “such a list also makes for some strange procrustean bedfellows—obscure recordings that would never make the proverbial ‘desert island’ list snuggling up next to towering classics of the concert hall and control room.”

Now, 28 years later, “R2D4,” as it has become universally known, is one of the magazine’s most popular features (footnote 1), with forgotten masterpieces brought blinking into the light, hidden gems uncovered.… Read the full article

Ayre Acoustics EX-8 Integrated Hub integrated amplifier

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

It’s a high-end audio truism: Successful companies are founded by a creative engineer or entrepreneur with a vision. So what happens when the founder is no longer around? While Mark Levinson is an example of a brand that not only survived the exit of its leader but thrived, speaker manufacturer Thiel dwindled after co-founder Jim Thiel died in 2009, and eventually closed up shop. Colorado company Ayre Acoustics was faced with this problem when founder Charley Hansen passed away in November 2017.… Read the full article

Totem Acoustic Sky Loudspeaker Review

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

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