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SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  3 comments
Having a Mc-attack? McIntosh Laboratory, the iconic audio brand with the "McIntosh Blue" watt meters that's still hand-building its components in Binghamton, NY, has what will satisfy you. The new MA9000 is the biggest and most powerful stereo integrated amplifier the 68 year-old firm has ever engineered, and it's a doozy.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  1 comments
MQA is coming to CDs, with the first releases arriving from Ottava and Chesky. Master Quality Authenticated is a form of “audio origami” that folds down hi-res audio into more manageable file sizes and streams. It can travel in a “CD quality” stream, so why not release it on CD?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  1 comments
A study of à la carte pay-TV pricing called “Let’s Get Ready to Bundle” shows that consumers don’t want many channels, especially when they find out the real cost. Hub Entertainment Research asked 1,500 broadband subscribers to choose from 77 channels and streamers.
SV Staff  |  Jul 03, 2017  |  0 comments
As we kick back to celebrate and reflect on the birth of our great nation, we’ve pulled together a quick-reference guide to our Top Picks for the month of June. It was a generous period, netting nine outstanding products, ranging from a bullet-proof outdoor speaker to $50 earbuds that sound shockingly good to a lower cost alternative to LG’s flagship W7 series 4K OLED TVs. There’s plenty to ponder here for your summer short list.
SV Staff  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Control4’s Custom Airstream is rolling across the country to promote “Smart Design, Smart Living.” It features wholehouse A/V, smart lighting, intelligent safety and security, and voice control...(See the video tour here.)

LG, Samsung, and Sony are Netflix-recommended TV makers. Among other talents, their products can power up and start Netflixing within seconds, rapidly switch between Netflix and live TV, and display the Netflix interface in HD...

SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments
The striking 77-inch flagship version of LG’s Top Pick-designated 65-inch “wallpaper” OLED has arrived in stores.
SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Left to right: Tom Walker, who led AudioControl for nearly three decades, Jay Small, and CEO Alex Camara in 2011.

AudioControl, the Seattle-based maker of home and car audio products known best for its signal processors, is celebrating 40 years in the consumer electronics business.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  5 comments
Cable operators are complaining about package deals that junk up their systems with channels they don’t want.
SV Staff  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  1 comments
Dirac Live, the acclaimed room-correction technology, is coming to products in NAD’s Masters and Custom Install lines under a strategic partnership with Dirac Research, the companies announced yesterday.
SV Staff  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Nuvyyo, maker of Tablo over-the-air (OTA) DVRs, today announced the availability of a tuner adapter and free app aimed at cord cutters who want to watch and record HDTV broadcasts without adding DVR hardware.
SV Staff  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments
The Wi-Fi-based Wand wireless audio system Riva Audio previewed at CEDIA 2016 last September is now available for purchase, the company has announced.
SV Staff  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Everybody’s a TV producer. Facebook is the latest company to follow in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon, and most recently Apple. Netflix and Amazon have enjoyed great success in original TV with programs such as House of Cards and The Americans.
Stewart Wolpin  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments
The scrappy little show that started it all in 1967 had all the trappings, including a format war.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
British speaker designer and noted bass player Phil Jones, creator of the popular Acoustic Energy AE1 studio monitor and PJB (Phil Jones Bass) line of professional speakers and head amps, has introduced a pair of powered two-way speakers with a built-in 192-kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter/preamp.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Voice-powered smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and—later this year the Apple HomePod—may not be the pinnacle of sound quality as S&V’s Leslie Shapiro lamented in a recent blog, but they are spurring more music and radio listening at home.