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David Vaughn  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  2 comments
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Both a prequel and a sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again tells two stories: the first set in the present day as Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) prepares for the grand reopening of her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) hotel, and the second when the young Donna (Lily James) first arrives on the island in 1979. Sophie learns about her mother’s fun-filled adventures with the young Dynamos, Tanya and Rosie, and how she first met her three possible dads, Harry, Bill, and Sam, all those years ago.
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  5 comments
The Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent, got on the line with us to discuss the sonic impetus for his new album The Music Made Me Do It, the never-ending importance of capturing the right guitar tone, and the connection we all have with where and how music itself ultimately originated.
SV Staff  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  1 comments
McIntosh has unveiled a limited-edition tube amp/preamp combo to mark its upcoming 70th anniversary.
SV Staff  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  0 comments
DVDO has expanded its Air WirelessHD series with two moderately priced systems designed to transmit 1080p or 4K/Ultra HD video signals over the air.
Mike Mettler  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  2 comments
2018 50th Anniversary Capitol CD

Right in the swirling midst and mists of psychedelia, hard rock, and acid rock, The Band’s July 1968 debut, Music From Big Pink, was a literal breath of rustic fresh air. In fact, Big Pink was seemingly dropped onto the music scene from out of nowhere—even though it was mostly born and bred in the basement of a cozy little rosy-hued house in upstate New York (one that frequently entertained a certain motorcycle-injury-recovering songbard by the name of B. Dylan as a regular creative contributor to the proceedings).

SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Comcast today announced that its Xfinity TV cable customers can now sync their accounts with the Movies Anywhere cloud-based digital locker/streaming service and access movies via the X1 DVR, Xfinity Stream app, and other Xfinity TV platforms.
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  3 comments
It’s not every day a Hollywood A-lister talks TV tech but Tom Cruise took to Twitter on Tuesday with a message home theater enthusiasts can relate to: Defeat video interpolation, a.k.a. motion smoothing or the “soap opera effect.”
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Napa, California-based James Loudspeaker has responded to the increased popularity of really big TVs with a high-performance soundbar made for sets with 75-inch screens.
Daniel Kumin  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $5,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Top-shelf sound reproduction
Enough power to handle nearly all loudspeakers
Price-no-object manufacturing and finish
Minus
Challenging input-identification ergonomics
No phono input

THE VERDICT
Cambridge Audio’s commemorative Edge A combines top-shelf sound with gorgeous industrial design. The price may be a cut above average, but the Edge A is no average integrated amp.

Do you really need a $5,000, 54-pound, two-channel integrated amplifier? Yes, of course you do. Especially if that integrated amplifier is the new Edge A from Cambridge Audio, a British firm with a long record of seriousness about sound reproduction. Cambridge’s gear has always struck me as a rigorously high-end/high-value proposition, but the Edge A looks, tastes, and smells more like a no-holds- barred statement design, the kind we’re more likely to expect from a company whose bottom line is that they don’t give a fig for the bottom line.

SV Staff  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Bose has come up with a unique take on wireless earphones: Build ’em into sunglasses.

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