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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
Early this week we sadly lost Sir Roger Moore, one of the great suave actors. Instead of trying to compare him to the other actors who played Bond (pointless), I’ll instead rank his Bond movies, from least best to most awesome (slightly less pointless).
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Rob Sabin Posted: May 26, 2017 1 comments
Brace yourself for a tour of a most remarkable home theater, built in a 4,000-square-foot basement with an adjacent movie set that celebrates the owner's childhood.
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Fred Kaplan Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
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This is the funniest classic film that doesn’t star the Marx Brothers and one of the best—certainly the most frantic—newspaper movies (outgunned only by the very different All the President’s Men). It also marks the peak in director Howard Hawks’ fling with super-fast pace and overlapping dialogue, which he’d pioneered over the previous two years, with Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings, and which influenced many future directors, notably Robert Altman.
SV Staff Posted: May 26, 2017 3 comments
Outlaw Audio is updating the venerable RR2150 stereo receiver it introduced more than a decade ago with an internet-ready model that supports high resolution audio.
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SV Staff Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
In a surprise move, Netflix has canceled The Get Down,” a series about the birth of hip-hop after only one season.
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Rob Sabin Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments
Wireless music is a beautiful thing but not everyone has figured out how to deliver a glitch-free experience. What's going on?
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 25, 2017 1 comments
Once a year, House of Cards fans cancel all social obligations and hole up to bingewatch the new season of the Netflix original series in an evening or two or three. Other networks want a piece of that action.
Bob Ankosko Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

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Value
PRICE $400

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Impeccable fit and finish
Streaming via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Excellent sound

Solid bass
Remote control
Minus
App could be more intuitive
Wish there was a display window

THE VERDICT
The Three melds retro style with modern sound in a beautifully crafted tabletop stereo.

I’m not gonna lie. When I first saw a press photo of the Three, I was immediately taken with its elegant retro styling—the wraparound grille, the walnut top…those copper control knobs. I wanted one.

Evoking what Klipsch calls the “mid-century” design legacy of its late founder Paul W. Klipsch, the Three boasts impeccably finished walnut panels, a knit grille, and a copper strip with two knobs—one for volume, the other for source selection—plus something you don’t expect to see on modern gear: a toggle switch. Positively retro. Behind the classic façade is a stereo pair of 2.25-inch drivers that flank a 5.25-inch woofer. Klipsch has also incorporated two 5.25-inch passive radiators—one on each end of the enclosure—to boost bass output.

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Al Griffin Posted: May 25, 2017 1 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

A I’m using a Yamaha AX-497 integrated amplifier to power a pair of Elac speakers with a nominal 4-ohm impedance. I also have a Yamaha YST-SW315 subwoofer I’d like to use in my system. Here’s my question: If the speakers are wired directly to the amp as speaker pair A, and the powered subwoofer is connected as speaker pair B, can I power both simultaneously without damaging the amplifier? (The amplifier’s manual warns against connecting more than one pair of 4-ohm speakers.) For convenience reasons, I would rather not wire the main speakers through the subwoofer. —V.A. Dare / via e-mail

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SV Staff Posted: May 25, 2017 1 comments
CD was just beginning to catch on when Dire Straits released its fifth studio album Brothers in Arms in May 1985. Driven by the iconic (and controversial) hit single “Money For Nothing,” the album was the first to sell one million copies in the CD format and the first to outsell its LP counterpart.

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