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Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments
With CES 2023 now less than a month away, advance news is starting to trickle in. LG Display has announced that it will preview a new low-profile sound producing technology for cars it calls the Thin Actuator Sound Solution.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments
Yes, we know… You haven’t finished your holiday shopping. You’re not alone and if you’re like me, you haven’t even started. Yet, the clock keeps ticking: 16 days ’til Christmas with only days left to order online and ensure gifts get where they need to be in advance of the Big Day. In the spirit of helping you (and me) check an item or two off the ’ol shopping list, here are 10 potential gifts to give (and get) — all Top Picks, vetted and approved by your friends at Sound & Vision — 11 if you count our just-posted Top Value Pick: the Monolith THX-certified 5.1 minispeaker system.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments
Audeze, the Santa Ana, CA-based company specializing in planar-magnetic headphones, today introduced two versions of a new “ultra-low-latency” wireless gaming headset dubbed Maxwell — one for Xbox and one for PlayStation.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 06, 2022  |  0 comments
Audioengine, the Austin-based speaker maker, today announced a killer deal on its P4 mini bookshelf speakers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  1 comments
McIntosh’s new Hybrid Drive technology brings vacuum-tube and solid-state amps together in one component for the best of both worlds.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  0 comments
And you thought the hi-fi record console was a thing of the past. Nope. San Diego-based Wrensilva today introduced a limited-edition version of its compact Loft console.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 22, 2022  |  0 comments
Yes, there will be crazy blow-out deals on Friday, led by low-end loss-leaders to get you in the store (thanks but no thanks), but everyone knows Black Friday deals are already here as companies vie for your attention in the hopes of boosting sales in the almighty fourth quarter. Here’ a smattering of some of the better deals that can be had online today. Happy shopping.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

TV Prices Buck U.S. Inflation Trend

Consumer electronics in general but TVs in particular have a decades-long history of providing amazing value. Except for an unprecedented and short-lived Covid-driven spike in 2020-2021, retail TV prices have been relatively immune to inflation over the past four decades while the cost of almost everything crept up. (Lately, of course, inflationary pressures have caused the price of everything to spike up.) So if you’re thinking about updating your TV, now is a great time to do it. But don’t just take our word for it. We checked in with Robert (Bob) O’Brien, TV expert and co-founder of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), to get his take on TV pricing as we head into the holiday season.

Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments
TVs have a decades-long history of providing amazing value and, even in the face of the historically high levels of inflation we’re experiencing today, they remain an oasis of relief from inflation. In other words, now is a great time to buy a new TV! If you’ve been eyeing one of the new QD OLED sets from Samsung or Sony — or any TV for that matter — there’s no need to wait for Black Friday…
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 16, 2022  |  0 comments
Pro-Ject USA has reimagined the classic integrated amplifier, choosing a refreshingly compact form factor over the traditional bulky box for two of its latest products.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments
Polk today announced plans to expand its popular Monitor XT Series of speakers with an entry-level subwoofer rated down to 24Hz.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  0 comments
MicroLED gets a market update while KEF rolls out the holiday discounts and McIntosh presents its latest two-channel amplifier. We also cover a new cabinet that makes your TV disappear and stylish surge protectors you can mount on the wall.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 09, 2022  |  1 comments
MQA, the high-resolution audio technology developed by Meridian Audio co-founder Bob Stuart, announced today that the prestigious Japan Audio Society (JAS) has certified the new MQAir codec for its ability to transmit high-resolution audio wirelessly.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 07, 2022  |  0 comments
Capital Audiofest 2022 returns to the metro Washington, D.C. this Friday and runs through Sunday, November 13, offering enthusiasts the chance see and hear the latest audio gear. Sound & Vision will be there to cover the event.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 03, 2022  |  0 comments
Ready for the hands-down best all-in-one soundbar you’ve ever heard? Or how about a light cannon that will project a massive image on your wall without you having to climb up on a ladder to install it on the ceiling? These are just two of the remarkable products that made our Top Picks list in recent weeks along with an alluring set of noise-canceling wireless earbuds and an exceptional sounding wireless speaker system. Read on as we celebrate the latest round of A/V riches.

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