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Chris Chiarella  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments
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If your crystal ball predicted that someday the writer/director of There's Something About Mary would take home an Academy Award for Best Picture, let's hope you bet big and didn't smash the thing. Peter Farrelly's Green Book is an emotional smorgasbord, one that would no doubt be appreciated by its ever-famished "hero," Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen). He's a gleefully ignorant yet strangely lovable tough guy (what my people would call a cavone), albeit one who needs to learn a thing or two about race relations. Tony gets his chance when, on a hiatus from his job as a bouncer at The Copacabana, he's hired to chauffeur piano virtuoso Dr. Don Shirley (two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali)—a black man—on a concert tour of the Deep South in 1962.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Americans are falling in love with smart speakers. One in three U.S. households (31%) now own one, up from 8% three years ago, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  1 comments
China’s Hisense is rolling out a new line of feature-packed 4K Ultra HD Android TVs priced between $400 and $1,000 in an aggressive effort to gain a bigger foothold in the U.S. market.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Triad today introduced a new line of in-wall/ceiling speakers designed to bring installation flexibility to “any budget.”
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
DTS today announced that its Play-Fi multiroom streaming platform now supports AirPlay 2 in products from McIntosh and Arcam.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  1 comments
To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of one of the most beloved movies of all time, Warner Bros. staged a series of screenings of the Wizard of Oz in theaters around the country earlier this year. Now word on the street has it that an 80th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition is in the works...
Thomas J. Norton  |  May 15, 2019  |  1 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $6,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Exceptional flexibility
First-rate build quality
Superb sound
Minus
Complex ergonomics
Inadequate owner's manual

THE VERDICT
This NAD preamp-processor can accommodate nearly every system requirement and then some. While pricey, it's hard to imagine a better-sounding hub for your home theater.

NAD (New Acoustic Dimensions) gained considerable attention soon after its founding in 1972 by offering impressive sound quality at fair prices. Today, most of NAD's more affordable products still proudly bear the unique, workpants cosmetics of its early days. But that definitely doesn't apply to the upscale Masters series, which includes the M17 V2 surround preamp-processor. As with all current NAD products, the M17 V2 is manufactured in China but designed in Canada, where the company is headquartered.

Mike Mettler  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Kiefer Sutherland called us before heading out to a band rehearsal to discuss the songwriting process for his fine new album Reckless & Me, his love of vinyl, how playing music live has informed his subsequent acting choices, and what kind of music Jack Bauer and Tom Kirkman might have on their personal playlists.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More today introduced a compact set of wireless earbuds that offers high style, noise-canceling for improved phone communication, and expert sound tuning at the “disruptive price” of $100.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  1 comments
An American public that is largely satisfied with the performance of 4G cellular networks remains skeptical about the benefits of next-generation 5G technology that is just now starting to get off the ground, according to a new report from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) group at Strategy Analytics.

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