Mike Mettler  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

When The Orb and David Gilmour came together over a decade ago to produce the two-part, 49-minute ambient soundscape dubbed Metallic Spheres, there almost seemed to be a bit of unfinished business attached to what we were hearing—and now we know why. To take its music to the next level, original Metallic Spheres producer Youth has just recast it in Dolby Atmos as a more concise 40-minute edition duly renamed Metallic Spheres in Colour. Recently, Youth and music editor Mike Mettler got on Zoom to discuss how Metallic Spheres morphed into its current full-bodied Atmos Colour and shape, what notable Orb song seems ready-made for an immersive remix, and what else he’d like to mix in Atmos next. . .

Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments
When it comes to products tested, the past couple of months have paid dividends in the form of nine Top Picks, ranging from a killer AV receiver that does everything but pop the popcorn to an 85-inch TV that approaches the grandeur of a projection setup at a price that will blow your mind. Subwoofers also figure prominently into the mix along with an audiophile-caliber desktop system and a rolling party-in-a-box sound machine built for special occasions, inside or out.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments
The Apple tvOS 17 operating system update arrived on September 18th. New integrations that use the iPhone or iPad as a camera are a game-changer as FaceTime is now on Apple TV. Apple has also added several features users have been requesting for a while.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments
Three admired brands in home audio are hosting live listening experiences around the country this fall. McIntosh has set up a listening space in New York City while SVS and NAD and taking the show on the road and making stops in a handful of cities.
Howard Kneller  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments

MTM-100 Speakers
Build Quality

8-inch THX-Certified Sub
Build Quality
PRICE $500/pair (speaker), $350 (subwoofer)

Delivers high value
Subwoofer output allows expandability
EQ permits tailored sound
Sub is THX certified
Lacks HDMI ARC for wired TV sound
Large cabinets may overwhelm small spaces

A value priced, but stylish satellite/sub combo that forgoes the snobbish brand name to deliver high performance.

Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  3 comments
Taiwanese projection specialist BenQ previewed three new 4K gaming projectors at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show that ended over the weekend.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments
There are few names as synonymous with turntables as Technics, a brand that has consistently pushed the boundaries of what's possible with vinyl playback. I recently had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Bill Voss, Business Development Manager at Technics, where he unveiled the latest addition to the Grand Class series—the SL-1200GR2 turntable.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  1 comments
Klipsch today introduced improved versions of two popular tabletop Bluetooth music systems it introduced several years ago, both Sound & Vision Top Picks: The One and The Three.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  0 comments
“For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such a machine is the Turbo-Encabulator.”

Mark Henninger  |  Sep 24, 2023  |  0 comments
I had the chance to speak with Dr. Mathias Johansson, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Dirac, at CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver. Our wide-ranging conversation explored the future of home audio systems, specifically focusing on Dirac's technology that aims to revolutionize how we deal with troublesome room acoustics.