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Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments
The world’s largest online retailer just keeps getting bigger and is now seeking to expand its stake in one of America’s favorite pastimes: watching TV.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments
Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos today announced an upgraded version of its popular Beam soundbar, recipient of a Sound & Vision Top Pick in 2018.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Concern over the rapidly spreading Covid-19 Delta variant has wreaked havoc on CEDIA Expo 2021 but the show is soldiering on. Here’s some of the CEDIA-related news that has crossed our desk.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments
In its first major move since being acquired by home-audio powerhouse Sound United last October, Bowers & Wilkins (a.k.a. B&W) has introduced “evolved” versions of its iconic 800 Series Diamond speakers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments
Supply disruptions and the ever-lingering effects of the COVID-now-Delta pandemic have made it a challenging year for getting new A/V products to market. Despite the slowdowns, we’ve managed to corral enough gear to keep our reviewers busy even though we would have preferred having more options in some product categories. Our test reports have focused on TV and video projection in recent weeks so we decided to broaden the scope of this roundup to include all TV- and video-related products that have been awarded Top Pick status so far in 2021.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Looking ahead to the rapidly approaching 2021 holiday season, Polk Audio today introduced not one but two full-line home theater speaker series.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 16, 2021  |  0 comments
Monitor Audio, the British company that has been building high-quality speakers for almost a half a century, is putting the final touches on the seventh generation of the Silver Series it introduced 22 years ago.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments
NAD, JBL, LG and other top A/V brands have all announced new products in recent weeks. Here’s a look at some of the gear coming your way.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  1 comments
The speaker-meisters at Germany’s Elac are keeping busy these days. Following closely on the heels of the new Uni-Fi Reference series, the Solano series brings the brand’s signature Jet 5 folded-ribbon tweeter to more affordable price levels.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 05, 2021  |  4 comments
It’s been a long time coming but the futuristic roll-up OLED TV LG previewed at CES two-and-a-half years ago is finally here — with a catch.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Sony is previewing a new flagship Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar and home theater system that creates an immersive sound field from four compact speakers. Both are due out early fall.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  0 comments
We hope you’re enjoying the dog days of summer along with a return to some semblance of pre-pandemic normal even as the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens a return to mask-wearing protocols. Meanwhile, here at Sound & Vision we continue to pursue the latest audio and video offerings with an eye toward isolating gear that rises above the pack. In July, our efforts were duly rewarded with an impressive soundbar that can be had for less than $200 and a compact subwoofer that plays remarkably low and loud. Our testing also uncovered a reference-quality DAC that doubles as a streaming media player and a new flagship speaker from one of Canada’s top audio brands. Let’s take a closer look.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Ah, summertime… Life has more or less returned to normal and we’re finally getting back to our pre-COVID-19 lives but the effects of the Great Pandemic linger — and I’m not talking about the Delta variant causing worry in some quarters. No, I’m talking about global chip shortages and shipping delays that continue to constrain the availability of a whole host of new electronics products. The upshot: As we head in to the dogs days of summer we’re seeing fewer new product announcements than usual, though there is still plenty to keep tabs on. Let’s take a look…
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments
Germany’s Elac plans to start shipping the recently announced Uni-Fi Reference series of speakers this week. The line builds on the success of its highly rated Uni-Fi 2.0 series.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  2 comments
With a little over six months under our belts — and COVID now thankfully behind us — now is the perfect time to review our Top Picks for the first half of the year. In all, we’ve highlighted more than two dozen products that have made the cut.

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