SV Staff  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments
Register to win an AudioQuest Cobalt portable USB DAC (retail value $349.95; limited-time $199.95) we are giving away.

"In the December 2019 issue of Stereophile, John Atkinson pondered: 'Is AudioQuest’s DragonFly Cobalt worth the extra $100 compared with the DragonFly Red? Yes. That sense of ease it offers with long-term listening is something I don’t want to do without.'"

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Ralph Potts  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Director Howard Hawk’s Rio Bravo is based on the short story of the same name by B.H. McCampbell. It takes place in the American West and tells the story of a small-town sheriff, John T. Chance (John Wayne), who enlists the help of “Dude,” a hard drinker with a past, “Stumpy,” an ornery codger with a bum leg, and “Colorado,” a quick-with-a-gun whippersnapper, to help him prevent the leader of a local band of outlaws from busting his brother — whom Chance arrested for murder — out of jail.

Mike Mettler  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Phil Manzanera likes thinking in 360 degrees. Ever since Steven Wilson turned in a stellar 5.1 mix of his band Roxy Music’s self-titled June 1972 debut album for inclusion in a 45th anniversary 3CD/1BD box set released in February 2018, he’s been hooked. Nowadays, the guitarist/composer is looking forward to hearing what Roxy will sound like in Dolby Atmos—and he just might get that wish granted sooner than later. Recently, Manzanera and music editor Mike Mettler got on Zoom to discuss which early Roxy Music track will be better served in Atmos, how Wilson’s 5.1 mix enhanced the palette of the band’s self-titled debut, and which Roxy release he feels will be the “ultimate” Atmos album.

Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments
With Thanksgiving behind us and a little more than three weeks to go before Santa makes his rounds, it’s time to get your holiday shopping in gear. Here’s a dozen potential gifts to give (and get) — all Sound & Vision Top Picks.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  1 comments
With the ever-growing fragmentation of streaming services, we now need to search to find the Christmas movies and shows we watch year after year. Here’s a little help.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

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Excellent treble clarity
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Placement flexibility
Powerful amplifier
Minimal tonal controls on remote
Dialogue clarity

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Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  5 comments
Acoustic Transducer Company (ATC), the pro-leaning U.K.-based firm that bills itself as “manufacturer of the finest audio systems in the world,” today introduced a subwoofer designed to reproduce the lowest four octaves of the audio band.
Michael Antonoff  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  3 comments
In switching from a 7-year-old 55-inch LCD to a new 65-inch OLED TV, I’ve been awestruck by the transformation in picture quality. Yet, the upgrade has not been pain free.
SV Staff  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments
Harman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., today announced the acquisition of Roon, the company behind the subscription-based music management and streaming platform embraced by music enthusiasts.
SV Staff  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments
The annual shopping extravaganza continues with Cyber Monday and continuing Black Friday deals.