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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jun 16, 2016 0 comments
The Akoustic Arts “A” is one of the more unusual-looking speakers you will encounter, with its honeycomb of mini transducers (200 in all). But looks aren’t the only thing unusual about this speaker. Rather than spray sound in every direction like a conventional speaker, the A projects sound in a focused beam. As the Paris-based company likes to say, it’s “the speaker that only you can hear.” And it appears to be off and running. By mid-April, Akoustic Arts had raised more than $200,000, exceeding its Indiegogo funding goal by 662 percent in less than a month. We spoke with founder and CEO Ilan Kaddouch to learn more.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2016 0 comments
If you like the idea of “wow” automation, you might want to check out Inca’s new multipurpose TV lift, which can be fitted into a cabinet, ceiling, or floor with some adjustments and accessories.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2016 0 comments
Denon has announced that the upgraded Series 2 versions of the four wireless speakers in its Heos line are now available.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2016 6 comments
Optoma has announced two innovative single-chip DLP laser phosphor projectors: A first-of-its-kind 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) ultra short throw model and a WUGXA model with a rated brightness of 5,500 lumens.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments
Bose has introduced four wireless headphones: two featuring noise-cancellation, one with a noise control, and two designed for exercise workouts, one of which has a built-in heart-rate monitor.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2016 3 comments
Sony today introduced the VPL-HW45ES 1080p home theater projector, which comes on the heels of the VPL-HW65ES, a 2016 Sound & Vision Top Pick.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2016 1 comments
Vizio today introduced the SmartCast line of soundbars featuring Google Cast, making it possible to “cast” video content from a mobile device to a connected TV or stream music from a Google Cast-enabled audio app to the soundbar over Wi-Fi.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2016 0 comments
Integra has announced that its new DRX series of “advanced” 7.2 channel receivers is now shipping.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments
Meridian Audio will stage the first public demonstration of a high-performance digital-to-analog converter at The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E.) in Newport Beach, CA, which opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday, June 5.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2016 1 comments
Ricoh has introduced its first home theater projector, a 3D-capable single-chip DLP model offering 1920 x 1080 resolution that sells for $1,165.

Bob Ankosko Posted: May 31, 2016 1 comments
On the Webpage dedicated to its most ambitious speaker system ever, Bang & Olufsen delivers the perfect, if not poetic setup:
It will not be for everybody. But it will be for the right somebody. Three years in the making, BeoLab 90 is the culmination of the wildest dreams of our acoustics department: creating the future of sound.
SV Staff Posted: May 26, 2016 0 comments
P&F USA, the exclusive North American licensee for Philips TVs and video products, today announced plans to launch a line of Philips 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) TVs featuring high dynamic range (HDR) capability and Google Cast.
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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2016 1 comments
A “vintage” streaming audio player, speakers with a built-in phono input, Sony’s take on UHD TV, and more.
SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2016 0 comments
Oppo Digital, which built a reputation building award-winning high-performance Blu-ray players, is expanding yet again.
SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2016 0 comments
Forget Atmos and DTS:X surround sound. Marantz is bolstering its stereo collection with a new integrated amplifier and CD player. You read right: CD player.