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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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A Victrola By Any Other Name

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

I don’t usually shop for pasta bowls, but when I do, I shop at Bed Bath & Beyond. On the other hand, I never, ever shop for audio gear at Bed Bath & Beyond. Thus I was shocked, and almost dropped my damn pasta bowl, when I spotted one of the most venerable names in audio in their check-out area.
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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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CTA Announces CES 2019 Innovation Awards

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced the winners of the annual CES 2019 Innovation Awards program that celebrates outstanding design and engineering in 28 wide-ranging consumer electronics categories.
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Hands On with Amazon’s Echo Plus 2 Smart Speaker

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

After checking out the Amazon Echo Sub recently, I thought the sound and features of the new Amazon Echo Plus (2nd generation) deserved a review of its own. It certainly performed admirably when paired with a second Plus and the Echo Sub, but how does it sound as a stand-alone player?
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Norway’s Hegel Unveils Monoblock ‘Flame-Throwers’

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Hegel Music Systems of Norway has unveiled a series of high-performance modular amplifiers based on 150-watt high-current Class AB monoblock modules.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

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The most fun thread in the Earth-bound tapestry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe owes much to the presence of star/co-writer Paul Rudd, whose comedic charms and dramatic sensibilities embiggen an otherwise diminutive hero. Two years after the fallout from Captain America: Civil War, when ex-con Scott Lang (Rudd) illegally fought as Ant-Man, he’s nearing the completion of his house arrest and ready to get his life back on track.

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HDMI 2.1 Features Start Trickling into AV Gear

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Enhanced audio return channel (eARC), a key HDMI 2.1
feature that supports high-bandwidth audio formats, has begun rolling out in select 4K TVs, AV receivers, and soundbars as a firmware update, but the HDMI 2.1 feature supporting high-bandwidth video formats such as native 8K won’t appear in TVs and audio products until late 2019 or 2020, says the organization that licenses HDMI technology.
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