SV Staff  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Vizio is running a one-day-only holiday special on two Dolby Vision-equipped 4K smart TVs and a soundbar system at Sam’s Club on Saturday, December 14.
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Jethro Tull made a bold move with their fourth album, March 1971's Aqualung, by amping up the intensity that informed the eclectic, prog-folk acoustic/electric hybrid the British band had firmly established on their first three LPs. That move effectively catapulted Tull headlong into the slipstream of the first wave of FM radio-favored artists. In fact, one could even argue the opening six-note pattern of the iconic title track is as instantly recognizable as the recurring four-note riff that defines Deep Purple's seminal "Smoke on the Water" (sorry, just wond'ring aloud here).
SV Staff  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments
The Konka Group of China has announced a “major brand expansion into the North American market” with plans to unveil a series of 4K Ultra HD TVs and smart-home products at the upcoming CES 2020, which opens January 7 in Las Vegas.
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  1 comments
Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis co-founder and the creative director for Pink Floyd's massive The Later Years: 1987-2019 box set, tells us why having a personal bond with the artist helps with the creative process and why the intended visual message must connect with the music itself.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  0 comments
The Roku Smart Soundbar and Wireless subwoofer improve TV sound with a budget price tag that is even better during the holidays.
SV Staff  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Denon and Definitive Technology today announced limited-time holiday discounts on AV receivers and soundbars.
Kris Deering  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  1 comments

PRICE $4,739 (as tested)

Easy setup and installation
Sleek, attractive user interface
Scalable—can add other rooms as needed
Does not retain HDR metadata
No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ Support
Requires wired network for best results

An easy to use digital ecosystem with a sleek interface that lets you rip your entire music and movie disc library and access it from any room in the house.

With today's streamers and smart TVs offering myriad apps to watch movies from, one thing has become painfully obvious about discs: they're clunky. While I'm a firm believer in pre-recorded media due to its superior technical merits, I'll admit that shelves overflowing with discs can get overwhelming. Also, let's face it: case spines aren't nearly as sexy as a slick onscreen interface. From early Windows Media solutions to the latest apps like Kodi, I've seen numerous solutions crop up over the last decade to bring pre-recorded media to a modern playback environment.

SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Canadian home-audio company Fluance has knocked $100 off its RT84 turntable for the holidays.
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh today introduced a one-of-a-kind dual-mono amplifier that combines a 300-watt tube amplifier, 600-watt solid-state amplifier, and crossover in one chassis designed to provide the "ultimate" bi-amping solution.
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  1 comments
Denon today previewed a new series of compact speakers that incorporates its high-resolution-capable Heos wireless multiroom platform and supports streaming via Apple's AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.