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Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  1 comments
Samsung today expanded its ultra-big-screen offerings with its first 98-inch 8K TV — a move timed to woo custom installers/integrators attending CEDIA Expo 2023, which opens tomorrow morning.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 31, 2023  |  1 comments
Killer home theater demonstrations touting the latest AV technologies are the staple of any consumer or trade show and CEDIA Expo 2023 that opens in Denver a week from today is no exception. Watch these pages for our coverage.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 30, 2023  |  1 comments
Lenbrook, owner of Bluesound and the renowned NAD and PSB brands, today announced that its BluOS music-management platform will receive a robust update this fall aimed at revitalizing the mobile app experience and delivering a more personalized way to control music across multiple listening zones.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 29, 2023  |  6 comments
Kaleidescape today introduced a line of high-performance, high-capacity movie servers built to support super-fast downloads.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 29, 2023  |  0 comments
Samsung today announced the addition of an 85-inch screen size to its Terrace series of outdoor 4K TVs, a category the company sees growing in popularity as more people look to enjoy TV entertainment in the backyard.
Bob Ankosko  |  Aug 28, 2023  |  0 comments
Dolby Labs today announced a new technology that will make it easy for owners of Atmos-enabled TVs to create a heightened audio experience by “seamlessly pairing” one or more wireless speakers to the set’s onboard sound system without having to worry where the speakers are located.
Mark Henninger  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  1 comments
At Audio Advice Live 2023, the regional AV show held last week in Raleigh, North Carolina, I encountered a unique application for UST (ultra short throw) projectors I had never seen before. As a gamer who enjoys racing and flight simulators, this demonstration resonated with me as much as the massive 9.4.4 or 9.4.6 Atmos home theater systems also found at the show.
Mark Henninger  |  Aug 13, 2023  |  0 comments
Large, powered, wireless party speakers have been around for some time, but 2023 marked the first year I truly took notice. I recently reviewed a Sony party speaker, and this year seems to indeed be the year of the party speaker. At Audio Advice Live in Raleigh, North Carolina, I entered a room in the Sheraton and instead of the typical two-channel high-end system or home theater setups, what I found was a dance floor just waiting for a party to get started. This included disco lights, a DJ rig, and a pair of full-size JBL Partybox 710 speakers handling the PA duties.
Mark Henninger  |  Aug 12, 2023  |  0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins had three separate demo experiences at Audio Advice Live 2023. The company exhibited its 801 D3 flagship loudspeakers, powered by Classé electronics, as well as 700 series S3 speakers; a demo of great relevance to me since I have 700 series speakers in for review. And a powerhouse home theater performance with Marantz handling power and processing.
Mark Henninger  |  Aug 12, 2023  |  2 comments
I attended two separate Macintosh demos at Audio Advice Live 2023. They were strikingly different. One was the classic two-channel demo, in this case using new Macintosh equipment that has the classic build quality and aesthetic. The highlight of that demo? Trying to figure out the mysteries of tube sound.

But the other demo also got my attention because it is automotive. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer McIntosh demo—held in front of the hotel—featured an in-cabin entertainment system that is about as over-the-top as any OEM system I've seen or heard in a motor vehicle.

Mark Henninger  |  Aug 12, 2023  |  0 comments
I love a great 2.1 system like this pair of Solano tower speaker and a Varro DS1000 12-inch dual-opposed subwoofer. Just a couple of good towers and a powerful, precise sub, along with transparent, competent electronics doing their job. And that's what I found in this all-ELAC rig at Audio Advice Live 2023.

What a fantastic time it is to be an audio enthusiast, that we have this capacity to create true full-range audio delivering an audiophile listing experience with gear that looks great and fits comfortably in a living room environment.

Mark Henninger  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments
JVC is renowned for the quality of its D-ILA projectors. They offer some of the highest native contrast that you'll see in a projector that doesn't cost as much as a house. And in this show demo, the company pulled off its usual spectacular exhibition of its projectors' capabilities. In this case, the range-topping DLA-NZ9 ($26,000) took care of business with its 3000-lumen output that filled the screen with convincing HDR.

Meanwhile, GoldenEar is known for its high-performance home theater-friendly speakers, many of which feature integrated subwoofers. All of the company's speaker designs use AMT (folded-ribbon) tweeters.

Mark Henninger  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments
At the recent Audio Advice Live 2023 show in Raleigh, NC, I stopped by the Harman/JBL/Samsung demo areas and saw a 140-inch micro-LED display outfitted with a JBL synthesis sound system, JBL Classic Series electronics (making their U.S. debut), and other cool gear.
SV Staff  |  Aug 09, 2023  |  0 comments
The Audio Advice Live home entertainment show that ended Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina was a resounding success as a showcase for some of the most compelling AV technologies of our time. Many of the event’s biggest moments were documented by S&V editor Mark Henninger. Today we focus on KEF, Klipsch, and Sony. Let’s take a look…
SV Staff  |  Aug 07, 2023  |  1 comments
The Audio Advice Live home entertainment show that ended yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina was a resounding success. Some of the event’s biggest moments were documented by S&V editor Mark Henninger. Let’s take a look…