Kris Deering  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments

PRICE $4,739 (as tested)

Easy setup and installation
Sleek, attractive user interface
Scalable—can add other rooms as needed
Does not retain HDR metadata
No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ Support
Requires wired network for best results

An easy to use digital ecosystem with a sleek interface that lets you rip your entire music and movie disc library and access it from any room in the house.

With today's streamers and smart TVs offering myriad apps to watch movies from, one thing has become painfully obvious about discs: they're clunky. While I'm a firm believer in pre-recorded media due to its superior technical merits, I'll admit that shelves overflowing with discs can get overwhelming. Also, let's face it: case spines aren't nearly as sexy as a slick onscreen interface. From early Windows Media solutions to the latest apps like Kodi, I've seen numerous solutions crop up over the last decade to bring pre-recorded media to a modern playback environment.

SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Canadian home-audio company Fluance has knocked $100 off its RT84 turntable for the holidays.
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh today introduced a one-of-a-kind dual-mono amplifier that combines a 300-watt tube amplifier, 600-watt solid-state amplifier, and crossover in one chassis designed to provide the "ultimate" bi-amping solution.
SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Denon today previewed a new series of compact speakers that incorporates its high-resolution-capable Heos wireless multiroom platform and supports streaming via Apple's AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  1 comments
Ready to create a WOW! big-screen experience at home but not sure where to start? No worries, I’ll guide you through the process.
SV Staff  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments
To coincide with today’s release of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it is accepting orders for a Collector’s Edition box set that includes a 7-inch vinyl record, vintage poster, and a mini edition Mad magazine parody inspired by the film.
SV Staff  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments
Subwoofer/speaker specialist SVS today introduced a new series of sub-$1,000 subwoofers to replace its popular 2000 Series models, including the Top Pick-designated SB-2000 and PB-2000 models.
SV Staff  |  Dec 09, 2019  |  0 comments
Santa’s coming in a couple weeks. Is your holiday shopping list complete? And let’s not forget about your own personal wish list. Here we present Part 1 of our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gear that grabbed our attention for one reason or another. Unless otherwise noted, we haven’t done hands-on testing, so be sure to check return policies and, if possible, take items of interest for a test drive.
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments
The Beatles were, for all intents and purposes, over. While new, original music would follow in May 1970 with the release of Let It Be, the balance of the recording sessions for what ultimately became September 1969's Abbey Road is generally acknowledged as the in-studio swan song for those four Liverpool moptops who forever defined, if not outright created, the popular music artform in the 1960s.
Al Griffin  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  2 comments
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Q I use an Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player and an Apple TV as sources, with the signals fed through a Marantz SR7011 AV receiver to an Epson Home Cinema 5050UB projector. From what I understand, the player, projector and receiver can all upconvert standard- and high-def signals to 4K. Which one should I let do the upconversion? —Michael Antoniello, via email