Chris Chiarella  |  Nov 15, 2019  |  0 comments
The true superpower on display in the current Spider-Man franchise might be its irresistible charm. Marvel's beloved signature character has certainly had some Hollywood ups and downs, but in his most recent iteration he seems content to exist in the shadow of Tony Stark/Iron Man rather than stand truly alone. Add to that irksome choice an abundance of high school drama and perhaps an over-reliance upon comedy and big-screen Spidey is at risk of alienating longtime fans. Still, Spider-Man: Far from Home somehow manages to engage us from start to finish.
SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2019  |  0 comments
The DA2 digital audio module McIntosh introduced with in July with the release of its C53 preamplifier is now available for installation in McIntosh products equipped with the company’s original DA1 module.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  0 comments
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. To help you get the ball rolling we’ve compiled a list of Sound & Vision’s Top Picks that represent a good value at prices ranging from $80 to $1,000. Of course, as more and more companies look to kick start sales in advance of Black Friday, some of these products may already be discounted, so don’t forget to check. Oh, and be sure to peruse each of the five pages presented here so you don’t miss anything.
Al Griffin  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Depending on how you look at it, the arrival of Apple TV+, Disney+, and other streaming options — some still on the horizon — is either a glut or an embarrassment of riches.
SV Staff  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  1 comments
With the traditional Black Friday kick-off to holiday shopping only two weeks away, the holidays are coming fast. If you’re like us you are already keeping an eye out for deals and thinking about gifts for friends and family, which leads us to today’s Sound & Vision poll question. In exchange for a couple minutes of your time, we’ll share the results with everyone in a few days. And please leave a comment to let us know what other types of gear are near the top of your list (sorry this poll only supports one response). Thank you!
What Product Tops Your Holiday Wish List?
Michael Hamilton  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments
PRICE $4,000 (as tested)

Designer colors and mounting options
Rechargeable battery option allows varied placement
Silky smooth, silent retractable operation
Tab tensioning less robust than competitive retractable screens
Price may deter some

The Solo Pro 2 offers a highly flexible alternative to standard motorized screens. And when paired with the company's Slate 1.2 screen material, it provides satisfying viewing in elevated light conditions, and excellent results in lights-out theater mode.

Austin, Texas, that state's vibrant capital city, houses many cultural icons. For Millenials (not me), it means the South by Southwest film, music, and tech festival. For Formula 1 racing fans (ok, I confess...) the Circuit of The Americas is— finally—the home of a United States Grand Prix. And for music devotees of any age (y'all count me in), Austin's official motto, "Live Music Capital of the World," says it all.

SV Staff  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  1 comments
There was no hoopla a couple weeks ago when Warner Bros. quietly released the 80th Anniversary 4K reissue of one of the most beloved movies of all time — The Wizard of Oz.
Michael Trei  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Audiophiles gathered at the 2019 New York Audio Show to explore an eclectic mix of gear — from MartinLogan’s towering Neolith electrostatic speakers to a Luxman tube setup commemorating 50 years in the U.S. to quirky horn speakers from China’s ESD.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Just in time for Veterans' Day (November 11) comes a movie about the WWII battle of Midway. In June 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor, this unlikely American victory over Japan's attempt to occupy a seemingly insignificant American outpost on a tiny Pacific atoll was, if not the turning point in a war that would rage for another 3+ years, at a minimum a major blow to Japan's then formidable naval strength.
SV Staff  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Como Audio has announced a special pre-holiday offer for readers of Sound & Vision: a 20% discount on any of its music systems.