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Al Griffin  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  4 comments
Performance
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $1,850/pair

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Impressive dynamics
Extended bass for a compact speaker
Solid build quality
Minus
Finicky about setup and placement

THE VERDICT
The Totem Acoustic Sky delivers dynamic, exciting sound for a compact speaker, though it requires careful placement and equipment-matching for best results.

Compact “bookshelf” speakers have their advocates, but I'll admit up front that they've never been my bag. I guess you could say there's something about the stateliness of floorstanding towers that appeals to my personal taste. And then there's the problem of the shelf itself: every time I've tried to listen to compact speakers installed in a place where books would typically sit, I've been thoroughly unimpressed with the sound. Flat imaging, indistinct bass—to me, those are the hallmarks of shelved speakers. Not a problem for background music, but for critical listening, stands are a must.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  2 comments
A reported 180,000 eager retailers, custom installers, press, and assorted hangers-on descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual, trade-only CES. I wasn’t one of them.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Verizon is quietly testing a Netflix-like game streaming service, according to report from The Verge.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that Bohemian Rhapsody, the smash-hit biographical movie about the British rock band Queen and its flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury, is coming to digital on January 22 and 4K Blu-ray on February 12.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Vana, the Lake Grove, NY-based importer of audio products, today announced the arrival of a new “affordable high-performance turntable” from European Audio Team (E.A.T) of Austria.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments
CES is known for being a high-tech love-fest, where approximately 180,000 strangers gather to gawk at geeky gadgets—some of which will never see the bright light of day shining outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES 2019 was no exception. There was more new, high-tech stuff than any single human being could see, even over the course of the six days this human being was in attendance.
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Domestic sales of consumer technology are fast approaching a milestone of almost $400 billion in annual revenues, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2019 Consumer Tech Forecast released last week at CES 2019.
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments
KLH Audio, the legendary speaker brand re-launched last year by ex-Klipsch global sales president David P. Kelley, unveiled its first headphones and earphones at CES 2019 last week in Las Vegas.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 12, 2019  |  0 comments
GoldenEar Technology opted out of an active demo at CES 2019. Instead, company founder Sandy Gross could be found chilling in his suite on the 29th floor of the Venetian alongside his most recent creation, the Triton One.R.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Elac’s new Carina series speakers are the first Andrew Jones-designed models from the company to incorporate an air-motion transformer (AMT) tweeter module—the same type seen in speakers from GoldenEar Technology, MartinLogan, and others.

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