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SV Staff  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Sound United, parent company of a half-dozen venerable audio brands, has announced that Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Heos by Denon, and Definitive Technology that will support AirPlay 2, the updated version of the AirPlay wireless streaming protocol Apple announced last week at its developers conference where it also introduced the HomePod smart speaker.
SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments
When a music aficionado moved into his newly renovated 2,500-square-foot home in New York City’s trendy Soho neighborhood, he wanted crisp, clear sound and a way to easily control music and lighting throughout the house, so he hired a Manhattan-based audio/video design firm to make it happen.
SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments
HiFiMan has introduced two in-ear monitors (IEMs)—including a new flagship model—built around new drivers designed to deliver smoother, more extended response with reduced distortion.
SV Staff  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  8 comments
Convinced that the price of entry into 4K projection is too high, Optoma has opted to break down price barriers with 4K DLP projectors that sell for $1,999 and $2,499.
SV Staff  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Yamaha’s next soundbar will be the first to incorporate DTS Virtual:X, a new virtual surround processing technology said to deliver immersive sound with a height dimension without the need for additional speakers.
SV Staff  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Support for the Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) format is now available for Oppo’s new UDP-205 and Top Pick-designated UDP-203 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray players.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Denon Heos 1 Go Packs are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to potential fire hazard. If the battery you bought to go with your Heos 1 speaker has a serial number beginning with the number 5, or those between 601G913517 and 601G914004, call (844) 759-1987 or see to arrange for a free replacement...
SV Staff  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch today introduced a series of in-wall speakers based on its Reference Premiere line of freestanding home theater speakers.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  1 comments
Pioneer has expanded its Elite series of AV receivers with two feature-packed yet moderately priced 7.2-channel AV receivers.
SV Staff  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  1 comments
Individuals of any age who use a voice-enabled speaker at least once a month. Source: eMarketer, April 2017

More than 35 million Americans will use voice-enabled virtual assistant speakers such as the popular Amazon Echo speaker at least once a month this year, more than twice as much as they did last year, according to a new market forecast from eMarketer.

SV Staff  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments
THX is branching out beyond its traditional AV core with a certification program that “ensures a world-class viewing experience for augmented and virtual reality wearable devices.”
SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments
Object-based Dolby Atmos sound is moving into the portable realm in a new series of laptops featuring the world's first Dolby Atmos Sound System.
SV Staff  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments
The compact 1080p DLP laser projector LG unveiled at CES in January is now available for $1,500.
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Following in the footsteps of April, May also brought us seven Top Picks—a drop-dead gorgeous 4K OLED TV, three different yet exemplary TV speaker systems, Sony’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, a modern wireless speaker hidden in a retro body, and the latest wireless gear from Yamaha. Which of these will make your short list?
SV Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Nuvyyo today introduced an upgraded DVR designed to make it easy for cord cutters to discover, record, and stream over-the-air (OTA) HDTV broadcasts to any device.