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Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments
I have issues with Bluetooth. I see it as a force of nature, a veritable tsunami, against all that good sound quality stands for. That is because that oh-so-convenient wireless link limits functionality and degrades audio fidelity. Now, with the advent of the 5.0 spec, Bluetooth is poised to expand its dominance. But, the spec also has a glimmer of hope for us audiophiles.

Daniel Kumin  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Three years ago I wished for DSP-enhanced powered speakers. I got my wish…
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
British speaker designer and noted bass player Phil Jones, creator of the popular Acoustic Energy AE1 studio monitor and PJB (Phil Jones Bass) line of professional speakers and head amps, has introduced a pair of powered two-way speakers with a built-in 192-kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter/preamp.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Voice-powered smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and—later this year the Apple HomePod—may not be the pinnacle of sound quality as S&V’s Leslie Shapiro lamented in a recent blog, but they are spurring more music and radio listening at home.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Epson today introduced a three-chip LCD projector featuring high-dynamic range (HDR) capability and 4K enhancement for $2,199.
Josef Krebs  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments
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The heart of I’m Your Man is a celebratory concert of the recently passed Leonard Cohen’s songs performed by an oddball assortment of top talent at the Sydney Opera House. Between each number come interviews with performers telling of the inevitable life-changing moment of hearing Cohen for the first time. In addition, the poet/singer-songwriter/Jewish Zen Buddhist monk himself delivers anecdotes on personal history, his long, arduous working process, and meaning behind certain ballads illustrated and illuminated by archive poetry recitations, artwork, and photos and footage from childhood and career.
David Vaughn  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments
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Director Ang Lee’s middling story really isn’t the reason to force your way through this film; it’s the innovative photography that’s worth your time. Lee shot the film at 120 frames per second, which is a perfect multiplier of the UHD Blu-ray’s 60 fps and Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D’s 24 fps, so it made it easy on Sony to release the film on multiple formats and into theaters.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  3 comments
With TV listings divided between what’s on and what’s streaming, CBS has been salivating at the prospect of collecting subscriber fees from cord cutters and mobile users much like its sibling, the premium service Showtime, has been doing.
SV Staff  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Dish Networks yesterday launched a DTS Play-Fi-enabled mobile app that lets owners of its Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 satellite receiver/DVR stream and control music on speakers throughout the home.
SV Staff  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Steinway Lyngdorf has added Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) processing to its high-end P200 surround processor.

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