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The Fight is Over: YouTube Returns to Fire TV, Prime Video to Chromecast

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Peace between Amazon and Google means that the YouTube app will return to Fire TVs and Amazon Prime Video will be available to cast to Google Chromecast.
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The Fight is Over: YouTube Returns to Fire TV, Prime Video to Chromecast

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Peace between Amazon and Google means that the YouTube app will return to Fire TVs and Amazon Prime Video will be available to cast to Google Chromecast.
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Butcher Block Acoustics & The New RigidRack – AXPONA 2019

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Butcher Black Acoustics Rigid Rack

Audiophile racks come in all kinds of shapes and colors, but at AXPONA’s marketplace expo hall a new alternative could be found from the Los Angeles-based Butcher Block acoustics.

The new line of component stands is a mix-and-match approach centered around the company’s core product – heavy, dense wood blocks. Available in maple or walnut, custom arrangements can be ordered up in a variety heights, widths, depths and leg material. Carpet spikes or rubber feet round out the show for a presentation that founder Jim Whithorne says is inspired by danish modern design elements.… Read the full article

Pro-Ject’s Versatile DS2 USB MM/MC Phono Pre Sounds Good And Digitizes Too

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Pro-Ject’s DS2 USB combines in one chassis a versatile MM/MC phono preamplifier and a high resolution A/D converter capable of digitizing at up to 192/24 bit PCM or 128 DSD (A/K/A “double DSD”). It’s a feature-packed unit that includes 2 independently adjustable phono inputs and a line input and both USB and optical TOSlink digital outputs as well as an analog output. An outboard 18V “Wall Wart” powers it.

The Annual WFMU Record Fair Is This Weekend!

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

The annual WFMU Record Fair comes to the Brooklyn Expo Center this Friday through Sunday featuring 28,000 square feet of records, 45s, CDs (?), books, collectibles and the usual gang of idiots plus live bands and broadcasts. This is always a great show just like they used to make them except that with the Internet prices are more uniform (though there are still bargains from vendors who don’t know certain “stuff”).

Hi-Fi Centre to Host Vancouver Audio Festival 2019

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi-Fi Centre to Host Vancouver Audio Festival 2019

The following is a press release issued by Hi-Fi Centre. Hi-Fi Centre is pleased to host the Vancouver Audio Festival 2019. Friday April 26th 5pm-9pm Saturday April 27th 10am-5pm This year we have curated a selection of systems which are guaranteed to make you smile whether you are a die-hard audiophile or a casual listener. Demonstrations are not time limited allowing you to enjoy each system for as long as you wish. Manufacturers reps will be on hand to present their products and answer all your questions.… Read the full article

AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

AXPONA 2019, held in the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, was one of the best run, best organized, and most enjoyable audio shows I have ever attended. While the Chicago-area weather outside was, especially on the closing day of the show, pretty frightful owing to a freakish mid-April snowstorm, the atmosphere inside the show was warm, convivial, and full of good audio camaraderie. Nowhere was this more in evidence than in the Ear Gear Expo located in a medium-size ballroom adjacent to some of AXPONA’s largest demonstration rooms.… Read the full article

Bowers & Wilkins go 24-bit/96kHz with Formation Suite

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

It seems 24/96 is the current version of de facto high-resolution file handling when it comes to wireless fidelity and Bowers & Wilkins along with the likes of KEF are just fine with that. I am too.

SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE Price: $1,099 (piano gloss black), $999 (black ash)


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Outstanding performance for price
Excellent iOS/Android control app
Compact form factor

Minus

Lacks auto-calibration/room EQ


THE VERDICT

SVS continues its tradition of providing more than ample bass for your buck, this time in a relatively compact subwoofer accompanied by a useful setup and control app.


Over the past 15 years I’ve reviewed more A/V products than I can count, but the ones I most look forward to watching the FedEx guy hoist off the delivery truck are subwoofers.

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SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE Price: $1,099 (piano gloss black), $999 (black ash)


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Outstanding performance for price
Excellent iOS/Android control app
Compact form factor

Minus

Lacks auto-calibration/room EQ


THE VERDICT

SVS continues its tradition of providing more than ample bass for your buck, this time in a relatively compact subwoofer accompanied by a useful setup and control app.


Over the past 15 years I’ve reviewed more A/V products than I can count, but the ones I most look forward to watching the FedEx guy hoist off the delivery truck are subwoofers.

Read the full article