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SV Staff  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  24 comments
Register to win a Fluance Limited Edition All-White RT81 Turntable and Ai40 Powered Bookshelf Speaker Bundle ($399.99 retail value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"This bundle from Fluance has everything you need to start your vinyl music journey. Included is a white RT81 turntable complete with a built-in preamp and an Audio-Technica AT95E moving magnet cartridge. Fluance is also throwing in a pair of their Ai40 5” powered bookshelf speakers in all white to match the turntable. These Ai40 speakers will bolster your vinyl music playback with a built-in 70W class D amplifier and premium components producing crisp highs, balanced mids and powerful deep bass with stunning acoustic accuracy."

All you have to do to enter is leave your email address on our survey. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

Mike Mettler  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments
Performance
Sound
The rock and roll circus was coming to town. In 1968, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, The Who's guitar wizard Pete Townshend, and Small Faces bassist Ronnie Lane had collectively decided to organize a perpetual traveling show that would consist of equal parts live performance, grand spectacle, and mobile art installation, all rolled into one never-ending carnival bacchanal.
SV Staff  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  1 comments
Internet-based Canadian home-audio company Fluance is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a limited-edition $400 bundle packaging its RT81 Elite turntable with a pair of the Ai40 powered bookshelf speakers that made Sound & Vision’s Top Pick list earlier this year — both in white.
SV Staff  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments
SiriusXM has announced a $4/month subscription package for college students.
SV Staff  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  0 comments
MartinLogan has announced plans to expand its popular Motion Series with seven new models.
SV Staff  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  0 comments
Denon today announced two audio components sure to appeal to music enthusiasts who are on a budget or looking to put together their first hi-fi system.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  0 comments
In the search for alternatives to cable and satellite, there are a number of streaming solutions. Most require subscribing to live TV packages along with Netflix and other TV and movie apps, which can cost as much or more than a monthly cable bill.  But there are free alternatives. IMDb TV is one of the newest ad-supported, on-demand movie and TV apps
Al Griffin  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  0 comments
In May I had an opportunity to attend High End in Munich, Germany, an event considered by many to be the world’s leading hi-fi show. It was the second consecutive Munich show I had attended, and this one was even more bustling with activity than the last. While the show does provide trade-only days, it’s primarily a consumer-focused event — audiophiles from all over Europe flock in to look at and listen to the latest gear, much of it on active display in rooms that pump out nonstop music.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Aug 21, 2019  |  2 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $2,500

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Convincing immersive sound
Powerful bass
Chromecast built-in for music streaming
Minus
Heavy and large
Expensive

THE VERDICT
Sennheiser's first foray into home theater was worth the wait. The Ambeo soundbar, with Ambeo 3D processing, is currently the best soundbar on the market.

The compactness and convenience that soundbars offer has always been appealing, but their actual sound has too often been a letdown. Many have failed to create an authentic sense of surround and most also require an external subwoofer to provide substantial bass. Sennheiser's new Ambeo soundbar looks to buck that trend by delivering an immersive 5.1.4 surround experience while confidently eschewing a separate subwoofer. On paper, it looks to be the first soundbar designed to truly replace a standard home-theater surround setup. But does it deliver the goods?

SV Staff  |  Aug 21, 2019  |  4 comments
Emotiva Audio today announced that the 16-channel XMC-2 AV preamp/processor it previewed in January at CES 2019 is now shipping.

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