Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  1 comments

M16 Speaker System
Build Quality

B10 Subwoofer
Build Quality
PRICE $4,050 as reviewed

High transparency
Equalized subwoofer
Wall-hanging surrounds
Manual sub EQ requires expertise

Revel draws on Harman’s world-class engineering depth to produce immaculate high-end sound—this time, at an extremely reasonable price.

Audiophiles (myself included) often point out that high-end audio is stigmatized compared with other product categories. High-end cars, high-end wine, high-end watches: All attract aficionados who don’t mind paying a stiff premium to get the best of the best. And if an average onlooker ventures an opinion at all, it’s “nice watch!” But when a bleeding-edge speaker or amp takes the stage, the applause of the cognoscenti mixes with heckling from the peanut gallery. High-end audio has long been subject to that extra measure of skepticism.

SV Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Netherlands-based Avanca is offering its new Minim Wireless Earbuds at a sizable discount through Indiegogo.
SV Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Sling Television is offering free, no-credit-card-required access to its 30-channel Sling Orange package to new customers this Sunday (October 22).
SV Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch today announced the expansion of its plug-and-play Reference Powered speaker series.
Al Griffin  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments
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Q My current setup includes an “older” 7.1-channel receiver that isn’t equipped to decode new sound formats such as Dolby Atmos. I understand that when you play an Atmos disc, older receivers are presented with a standard 5.1- or 7.1-channel version of the soundtrack for decoding. What difference, if any, is there between this default version and something like a Dolby True HD mix? My assumption is that it would be better to select a dedicated lossless mix over a backward-compatible, and presumably compressed, fallback mix. — Jason Acosta

SV Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  1 comments
Texas-based Megatel Homes has announced plans to include smart home features in the base home package for more than 1,200 homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
SV Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar
Samsung means business with its new soundbar. It won’t win any beauty contests, but the five-channel Sound+ deserves credit for squeezing three wide-dispersion tweeters, six woofers, and two up-firing tweeters into an enclosure 45 inches wide, 3 inches tall, and 5 inches deep...
SV Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  1 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that two high-fidelity audio pioneers from McIntosh will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York on November 7.
SV Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments
You need ear protection for a loud home project (or for use at work) but want to be able to listen to music or (Sound & Vision) podcasts rather than complete the job in (near) silence. What to do?
Rob Sabin  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  2 comments
Yeah, we keep hearing how the awesomely versatile, stupendously well-performing, and tremendously high-value audio/video receiver is going away, soon to be replaced by all manner of soundbars and soundbases, self-powered tabletop wireless speakers, or perhaps just your old Aunt Matilda playing her kazoo from atop a stool in your living room.