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SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  0 comments
The list of companies opting to bring on the deals well before Black Friday continues to grow.
SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh’s C53 solid-state preamplifier and C2700 tube preamplifier are the latest products to receive the Roon Tested designation from Roon Labs, bringing the number of McIntosh products to carry the label to 14.
Al Griffin  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  2 comments
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Q I am considering replacing an old, dumb 42-inch LCD TV located in a small room. The screen size will be limited to 50 inches and viewing distance will be around 8 feet. Will I see any benefit from the higher resolution given the screen size limitation? —Alan Washington, via email

Al Griffin  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  5 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $6,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Clean, dynamic sound
Tank-like build quality
Ample power
Minus
Pricey
Streaming requires wired network connection
Unintuitive setup menu

THE VERDICT
With its extremely solid build quality, future-proof feature set, and excellent sound, Hegel's H390 could be the last integrated amp you'll ever need.

Hegel Music Systems is a Norwegian audio electronics manufacturer that has been slowly and steadily making a mark on the high-end audio world since it started out in the early 1990s. One thing that distinguishes Hegel from other audio companies is its portfolio of proprietary technologies that were developed in-house by founder and chief designer Bent Holter.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  4 comments
Disney+ launched last week with great fanfare (and a few hiccups) so I was anxious to see if it lives up to the hype.
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Denmark’s Lyngdorf Audio has introduced an ultra-compact satellite speaker and matching “high-bandwidth” subwoofer built to deliver “high-level dynamic performance” and placement flexibility.
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Next Level Acoustics, the New England-based maker of custom-install speakers and enclosures, has introduced a high-performance soundbar that matches the elegant aesthetics of Samsung’s popular Frame TV, which displays high-resolution art when it’s not in use.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $150

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Decent sound for the price
Slim, wireless subwoofer
Bluetooth for music streaming
Minus
Confusing LED display
Lacks deep bass
Hard-to-read remote control

THE VERDICT
Vizio's 2.1 soundbar system with wireless subwoofer delivers better sound than built-in TV speakers without breaking the bank.

Vizio's latest soundbar is a compact system with a wireless subwoofer that sells for $150. If you just spent big bucks on a new TV and realized that its built-in audio is horrific, this 2.1 package will deliver significantly better sound without consuming what remains of your budget.

SV Staff  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Last week we asked “what product tops your holiday wish list?” and 4K OLED TV is the runaway favorite as the Black Friday holiday kickoff draws near.
SV Staff  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Technics has announced that the EAH-F70N headphones it previewed last January at CES 2019 are now shipping.

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