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Bob Ankosko  |  May 08, 2023  |  1 comments
AudioControl today announced that the G4 series amplifiers shown last fall at CEDIA 2022 are all now available.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 04, 2023  |  1 comments
China-based Dangbei today introduced a portable 1080p projector with built-in Netflix streaming capability.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 03, 2023  |  0 comments
Denon has introduced a versatile network player designed to handle most digital audio sources, including TV sound, with built-in support for wireless streaming and multiroom playback through the company’s HEOS streaming platform.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 02, 2023  |  4 comments
Sony has announced pricing and shipment details for the 2023 Bravia XR lineup of mini-LED, LED, and OLED TVs it previewed in March. Seven mini-LED and OLED models are either available to order now or will be available for preorder in the coming weeks with LED-based models coming later in the year.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 01, 2023  |  2 comments
Is there anyone out there who is going to complain about being able to buy AV gear today at pre-COVID prices? I didn’t think so — and that’s what makes today’s announcement from Premium Audio Company (PAC), the company behind Klipsch, Pioneer Elite, Onkyo, and a handful of other AV brands, so refreshing.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 01, 2023  |  0 comments
McIntosh Labs has announced that the MA252 integrated amplifier, the first to feature the intriguing Hybrid Drive circuit design the company introduced last year, is now available to purchase online through several authorized dealers. The amp had previously been available only in dealer showrooms.
Howard Kneller  |  Apr 28, 2023  |  0 comments
It is not uncommon for an audio manufacturer to hold a product launch at a recording studio. Although the newly released products at these events often have little or no relevance to pro audio, such a venue is undeniably cool. The pro audio tie-in was readily apparent at the HiFiMan press event held on Wednesday (April 26) at Quad Recording Studios NYC in the always-bustling Times Square area of Manhattan.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 27, 2023  |  1 comments
Premium Audio Company (PAC), the entity behind Onkyo, Pioneer, and Integra brand AV receivers, today announced a firmware update to improve functionality and connectivity for a number of Integra, Onkyo, and Pioneer AVRs.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 27, 2023  |  5 comments
Whether you’re laughing your way through You People or groovin’ to Post Malone’s “Chemical,” speakers are undeniably the single most important link in the audio chain. The quality of your speakers can make or break the illusion of being in the middle of the action or up close and personal with your favorite musicians. Which is why we encourage you to check out our Top Picks in speakers so far in 2023.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 25, 2023  |  0 comments
Today is the last day to order the special 75th Anniversary World Premiere Edition of the mighty Nakamichi Dragon 11.4.6 Home Surround Sound System unveiled in January at CES 2023.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 20, 2023  |  0 comments
madVR Labs, the Maryland-based maker of high-performance video processors for high-end home theaters, says the next generation of its Envy Extreme and Pro processors offers a “massive upgrade.”
SV Staff  |  Apr 20, 2023  |  0 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based music streaming and download service that’s been available in the U.S. since 2019, has finally made its way up north. As part of its ongoing international expansion, the service is now available in 26 countries with yesterday’s addition of Canada.
Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 19, 2023  |  6 comments
The Netflix red envelope that defined the era between video cassettes and streaming will soon be a relic of the past. Subscribers to the disc-by-mail service were informed by email on Tuesday (April 18) that the company will ship its last disc on September 29, 2023.
Howard Kneller  |  Apr 18, 2023  |  0 comments
It is not every day I get an opportunity to audition a completely new type of speaker. So, it was with a fair amount of excitement that I attended a press event in New York City hosted by Silicon Valley startup xMEMS Labs.
Brian Stout  |  Apr 17, 2023  |  2 comments
The halls were alive with the sound of music at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel this weekend for AXPONA 2023. Here’s a little taste of what we saw…and heard.