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Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 24, 2022  |  1 comments
NAD is aiming to take value and performance to new levels with the latest addition to the flagship Master Series, the M23 “hybrid digital” stereo power amplifier.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  5 comments
A conversation with Jeff Clark, Director of Software Engineering, Audyssey Laboratories

Dealing with the effects of room acoustics is one of the biggest challenges in getting a movie or music system to sound “right.” Even the best speakers can sound awful — muted and boomy or bright and anemic — in an acoustically difficult environment. For the past 18 years, Audyssey Labs has shown a relentless dedication to delivering and continually refining technology that improves sound quality without the listener having to intervene. We sat down with Jeff Clark, director of software engineering, to discuss Audyssey’s past and present efforts to “push any listening scenario as close to a reference listening experience as possible.”

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 18, 2022  |  0 comments
M&K Sound today announced an update of its V Series of subwoofers featuring a new décor-friendly design and THX Certification for two of the three new models.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments
Though last week’s CES 2022 turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment, A/V manufacturers continue to turn out new products in the face of lingering component shortages, shipping delays, and mounting inflation. We round up the latest A/V news and product announcements, including two from the Big Show that wasn’t.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments
Israel’s Noveto showed a smart speaker at CES 2022 that uses proprietary facial tracking and smart beaming technology to create a personal listening experience.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2022  |  0 comments
BenQ’s new product introductions at CES included a pair of projectors aimed at the gaming community, an important growth segment for the company.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
Canada’s Nuvyyo aims to make over-the-air (OTA) TV recording more enticing with its latest Tablo digital video recorder (DVR), which is aimed squarely at cord cutters.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
SVS was among less than a handful of audio companies haunting the halls of the Venetian hotel’s north tower at CES 2022, but the trek over there was worth it to see the company’s new Prime Wireless Pro Speakers. An evolution of the company’s current Prime Wireless model, the new version has a bigger cabinet for deeper bass, an HDMI eARC input, and—in response to user feedback—a remote control.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments
We love finding products that are unusual or, even better, unique or trailblazing. Samsung’s Freestyle fits the bill in the way it reimagines and expands on the notion of video projection. The curious device looks like a freestanding light can you might pick up at Home Depot — which it is — but it’s also a “point-and-play” video projector and smart speaker, all rolled in one.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments
As Day 2 of the shortened three-day show neared its conclusion, we took a break to report on a handful of products that caught our attention.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Hisense had its full 2022 lineup of Quantum Dot-driven ULED TVs on display at CES, including the company’s first Mini-LED-backlit models. With multiple series for viewers to choose from at different price points, the company has covered its bases. The full Hisense premium TV lineup features the Google TV interface, and its top two lines also feature Nextgen TV (ATSC 3.0) tuners. The company also showcased its TriChroma projector offerings for 2022 and beyond, headed up by a DLP model capable of 8K display.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  3 comments
TCL, unlike several other major TV brands, is actually displaying its latest and greatest TVs at CES 2022. While remaining true to its Roku TV roots, with forthcoming TVs featuring the built-in streaming platform, the company will also sell TVs with built-in Google TV in 2022. TCL also continues to push the bigscreen TV envelope with its XL Collection, having just launched a new 98-inch 4K-resolution Mini-LED-backlit QLED model that can be purchased now for under $8,000.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
Victrola, the name Victor Talking Machine Co. assigned to the iconic floor-standing phonograph it introduced in 1906, has somehow survived the ages and today is known as a purveyor of inexpensive record players and other audio products. Today at CES 2022 the company previewed two portable Bluetooth speakers under the Music Edition banner that represent a break from the vintage motif the company typically embraces.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
CDs are so passé, yet many people own massive collections of discs they still want to enjoy. At CES 2022, Technics is reviving the CD player in the form of a network CD receiver built for streaming.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments
The latest OLED models LG is rolling out at CES (not to mention the TVs that literally roll-up as seen at previous shows) hit new benchmarks for OLED brightness, according to the company. Highlights of the new introductions include the world’s first 97-inch OLED model, along with a premium 42-inch model targeted at gamers.

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