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SV Staff  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Klipsch had updated the iconic Klipschorn, the first speaker founder Paul W. Klipsch designed and built in 1946-47 and the “only speaker in the world to be in continuous production (and remain relatively unchanged) for more than 70 years.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2018  |  0 comments
All illustrations courtesy of Elite Screens.

You might think so. But Elite Screens’ Dave Rodgers says not so fast. It wouldn’t be wise to automatically assume that any ambient-light rejecting (ALR) screen is the best choice for ultra-show-throw (UST) projectors like the Hisense Laser TV system Al Griffin reviewed earlier this year or Sony’s extravagant VPL-VZ1000ES.

SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2018  |  0 comments
If you’re a planner who’s already started thinking about gifts for the holidays, here’s a cool one to consider.
SV Staff  |  Sep 21, 2018  |  1 comments
As summer gives way to fall, it’s a great time to take stock of the audio goodness bestowed upon us in the form of 25 top performing audio products we have reviewed so far this year — all recipients of Sound & Vision’s prestigious Top Pick designation. In the following pages we offer plenty to chew on: eight speakers systems, five AV receivers, three subwoofers, three amplifiers, two soundbars, two music players, a music server, and a turntable. In other words, there’s something for everyone.
SV Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Master Replicas Group (MRG) has created a special tribute to one of the central characters in a cinematic masterpiece that portrays the ultimate showdown between man and machine.
SV Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Sonarworks, the Latvia-based developer of the unique True-Fi app has announced that its patented sound-enhancing platform now supports more than 200 headphones and counting, including popular models from AKG, Apple, Audio-Technica, Beats, Behringer, Beyerdynamic, Bose, Focal, HiFiMan, JBL, Koss, Monster, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sennheiser, Sony, V-Moda, and others.
SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Porsche Design, the lifestyle brand started in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, today announced the Porsche Design 911 Soundbar Black Edition, which “transforms the exhilaration of Porsche’s 911 GT3 racecar into an intense musical experience, delivering crisp mids, powerful bass, and visual-excitement to any space.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Klipsch today kicked off its new “Keepers of the Sound” video series, which spotlights pioneers of all crafts who’ve “stayed true to a vision of preserving their rich heritage, while adapting to today’s tech-driven world.”
SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  0 comments
Epson has introduced “advanced” pixel-shifting technology in the Home Cinema 4010 LCD projector it unveiled yesterday.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  1 comments
When Sony launched the first videocassette recorder in 1975, it was just a matter of time before movies would become available on tape for viewing at home — a foreign concept at the time — but Andre Blay got the ball rolling and started a business that would forever change the way Americans enjoy entertainment at home. Blay passed away August 24 in Bonita Springs, FL at age 81.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced the availability and pricing of three Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar systems, ranging in price from $500 to $1,000 and featuring upward firing drivers to support 3.1.2-, 5.1.2-, and 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos configurations.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Google has introduced a “faster, more accurate” version of its Sound Search music identification tool and integrated it into the Now Playing feature introduced last year on its Pixel 2 smartphone.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  1 comments
We were pumped when NASA did the first 4K live stream from the International Space Station a year and a half ago, and now we can hardly contain our enthusiasm with the news that spectacular views of space from NASA are now available on the Roku streaming platform.
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments
Source: Adobe Analytics survey “State of Voice Assistants” (September 2018)

Like it or not, smart speakers are on a roll. A serious roll.

SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  1 comments
The buzz from CEDIA 2018 may be fading, but a few show highlights are likely to live on in the memory of attendees. One is Paradigm/Anthem’s 7.2.4-speaker home theater demo, which gave viewers an immersive, high-intensity sampling of Ready Player One and Blade Runner 2049 on Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos sound.

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