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Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 16, 2023  |  0 comments
If you streamed the Super Bowl LVII, congratulations: You contributed to making the 57th annual sporting event the most-streamed Super Bowl on record with 7 million streams across the Fox and NFL apps that carried the game, an increase of 18% over last year’s Super Bowl, according to Adobe Analytics.
Mark Henninger  |  Feb 14, 2023  |  8 comments
Marantz has announced that it is taking orders for the AV 10 and AMP 10 starting today, February 14, 2023. The cost of each component is $7,000 ($14K for the pair) which puts it above AV receivers but still well below some other separates-based home theater AV solutions.

The AV 10 is a new, high-end AV preamp/processor that supports the latest AV formats and delivers an immersive, 3D sound and pristine picture quality. It comes with 15.4 channel processing and supports 8K resolution, making it an ideal choice for serious home theater enthusiasts.

Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Andover, the Massachusetts audio company behind the innovative Spin System we reviewed a couple of years ago, has announced an updated version of its original SpinDeck turntable.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments
Sonus faber, the Italian company known for its striking speaker designs, previewed its first outdoor speaker at last week’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Barcelona.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments
MartinLogan has introduced an avalanche of new speakers in its Motion Series, which dates back more than a dozen years. When the line was launched in 2010, Motion represented a new direction for the Kansas-based company known for the magnificent sounding electrostatic and hybrid electrostatic speakers it had been producing since 1983.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  3 comments
Samsung today announced that the 77-inch S95C Quantum Dot (QD) OLED model shown last month at CES 2022 will be available later this month for $4,500 and is now available for preorder at
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments
KEF today introduced an updated R Series of speakers that incorporates key technologies from its flagship Reference Series, which is topped by the $22,000/pair Reference 5 Meta tower.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  1 comments
Yesterday’s announcement of a new ES line of AV receivers was big news for fans of Sony audio products but the company also recently revealed plans to start shipping two new series of modular MicroLED displays in March under its high-end Crystal LED banner.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  2 comments
Klipsch has added two larger, more powerful speakers to its popular Heritage Wireless speaker series, which includes The Fives we reviewed in 2020.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments
Sony announced five new AV receivers, four in its upscale ES series, at a press meeting today in Austin, Texas.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 31, 2023  |  3 comments
In what may seem like a curve ball, McIntosh today announced plans to ship the MHT300 “home theater receiver” in March. The pioneering audio company is first and foremost known for its iconic tube-based power amplifiers, which date all the way back to its founding in 1949, and an assortment of separates, including stereo preamplifiers, integrated amps, and more. But AVRs?
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 23, 2023  |  0 comments
The newest addition to LG’s CineBeam series of projectors is a versatile $600 portable that can project 16:9 Full HD images up to 120 inches (diagonal). Sorry, no 4K at this price but you do get a smart projector that’s ready to stream out of the box.
Mark Henninger  |  Jan 18, 2023  |  1 comments
Today I took a trip to Manhattan to hear the new HomePod Generation 2 from Apple. First impressions of how it handled music playback made me emotional because I realized Apple has achieved that blend of performance plus stylish minimalism it is so well known for. This second-generation HomePod is a game changer because at $300 each, it only costs $600 to put a full-fledged, spatial audio-capable sound system anywhere you want and enjoy jaw-dropping fidelity.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments
Klipsch has once again teamed up with the McLaren Formula 1 Team, this time to create a series of speakers featuring “papaya orange” accents that recall the distinctive color racing legend Bruce McLaren chose for the F1 cars he drove to victory in the late ’60s.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments
Now that CES and the holidays are behind us, we’ve gathered up some A/V news and new product announcements that slipped between the cracks in recent weeks, starting with a story out of China about counterfeit speakers.