Vizio Launches M-Series UHD TV Lineup with Prices Starting at $600
Vizio launched the M-Series lineup of UHD TVs featuring full-array LED backlighting in nine screen sizes. Prices range from $600 for a 43-inch model to $4,000 for an 80-inch screen.
How Do I Use a Standalone Sub Instead of the Ones Built into My Tower Speakers?
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Q I recently purchased a pair of Definitive Technology BP 8060 ST tower speakers with built-in subs. They are connected to my Sony STR-DH750 receiver. What would be the correct speaker setting if I used the 8060s as my front speakers (set to Large) and continued to use my Sony sub for LFE instead of the ones built into the Def Tech towers? The rest of my system consists of two Infinity rear surrounds and a center speaker, plus two Bose speakers mounted on the front wall that I use for height speakers.
—Kevin Bolin / Houston, TX
GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review Test Bench
GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review Specs
GoldenEar Technology Triton Five Loudspeaker Review
AT A GLANCE
Sleek tower design
HVFR planar magnetic folded ribbon tweeter
Black is the only finish
At less than $2,000 per pair, the Triton continues the GoldenEar value tradition with superb sonics at an attainable price.
I’ve known quite a few speaker designers and owners of high-end companies, but GoldenEar Technology’s CEO and co-founder Sandy Gross is the only one who’s an avid art collector. He paints a little, too, but mostly expresses his creative side through the sound of his loudspeakers. Gross has developed a keen ear as a decades-long veteran in the speaker business, co-founding Polk Audio and later Definitive Technology. In 2010, he launched GoldenEar Technology at the CEDIA show in Atlanta, Georgia.
TV as Sculpture?
Samsung S9W Ultra HDTV
I tried to imagine the S9W at home but quickly realized my rustic family room is no match for its art-gallery vibe. Although I have to admit, when I first laid eyes on its magnificent 82-inch Ultra HD screen with its cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, I wondered why it was perched, just shy of teetering, on a compact refrigerator. Refreshments at hand, perhaps? No, that wasn’t it. (Not even close, knucklehead.)
LG Launches Music Flow Line of Speakers and Soundbars Featuring Google Cast
LG today introduced the Music Flow family of “smart hi-fi” speakers and soundbars, said to be among the first to support Google Cast Wi-Fi streaming from Android and iOS devices.
Are You Bullish on Vinyl?
So anyway, I was standing in line at my local FedEx store. I’m there quite a bit, returning review products from whence they came. A nice lady comes up behind me with a box measuring about 12 x 12 x 12. It looks heavy, so I offer to hold it for her. “I hope it’s not too heavy,” she says. “It’s my old records—for my 16-year-old nephew. He loves records.” Hmm, I think to myself. Is this an omen—has she handed me some kind of business opportunity?
The Correct Way to Watch Star Wars
This week, Disney (and Fox, don’t forget) released all 3 Star Wars films for digital download
Also, six hours of unnecessary prolog drivel.
Except, I say that, and even I have to admit (bile rising) the prequels are canon.
For a lot of people, this will be the first chance to re-watch the films, having bypassed the Blu-rays, or perhaps even lack a Blu-ray player. So what’s the best way to watch them? Or, perhaps you want to show someone the second (first?) best fantasy series of all time who hasn’t seen it before.
Turns out, there is a best way. It’s called The Machete Order.
Tips for Watching “Game of Thrones” Premiere As HBO Now Launches
HBO Now is available on Apple TV and Sling TV. If you want to see the Game of Thrones premiere or other live events as they air, you may need to find another way to watch.