Chris Chiarella  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments
In Ad Astra (Latin for "to the stars"), a curious mashup of 2001 and Apocalypse Now, new facts have recently come to light about the disappearance of a deep, deep space probe launched to find intelligent life in the cosmos. The commander was Cliff McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), the most decorated man in the history of the space program, and now his son Roy (Brad Pitt) is tasked with his own top-secret mission...
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments
Time to clear out those 2019 models. Vizio today announced Super Bowl deals on a few HDR-enabled 4K LED-backlit LCD TVs.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 23, 2020  |  2 comments
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Q I just bought Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II speakers and want to know how to install them using bi-wiring. Do I connect two separate wires from the positive and negative outputs on the receiver and run them to the separate positive and negative input sets on the speaker? What benefits will that provide? —Kris Green, via email

SV Staff  |  Jan 23, 2020  |  0 comments
Oregon-based startup Austere has introduced an HDMI 2.1 cable designed to meet 8K UHD specifications.
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
U.K.-based speaker specialist Q Acoustics has added a new stand-mount model to the 3000i speaker series the company introduced last year.
Daniel Kumin  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
PRICE $499

Fine amplifier power and sonics
Subwoofer output
Full-sized, full-function remote control
Bluetooth streaming
No USB type-B input for computer connection
No onboard Wi-Fi
Limited ergonomics

Cambridge Audio's stereo receiver may be simple, but it features an excellent amplifier, solid DAC performance, and a useful FM tuner.

They still make stereo receivers? Who knew! But seriously, folks—I'm here all week. Stale humor aside, there will always be a sure market for high-quality audio playback, with access to terrestrial-broadcast radio, AKA good old FM, and a basic feature set for hooking up outboard components. And Cambridge Audio's AXR100 is one of a small but growing cadre of current-day stereo receivers aiming to satisfy it.

SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
Theory Audio Design, the new venture from Pro Audio Technology founder Paul Hales, is officially up and running with the launch of its first seven products.
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
The speaker specialists at SVS are stepping up their game with a bold 60-day price-protection plan.
SV Staff  |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments
Although you may use it every day, you probably never stop to think about Bluetooth, the wireless signal-transmission standard that connects your earbuds to your phone or your phone to your car’s electronics system and makes it possible to stream music from your phone (or laptop/PC) to a compatible speaker. Well, here are a couple facts that may surprise you:
 |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments
Illinois-based custom AV specialist Vanco has announced that two IP-controllable 1,000-watt power amplifiers previewed last year by its custom-installation brand Beale Street Audio are now shipping.