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Al Griffin  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $269

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Warm yet detailed sound
Ultra-compact form factor
Bluetooth streaming
Minus
No front panel volume control
USB input support maxes out at 24/48

THE VERDICT
The A2+ combines audiophile-friendly sound with the convenience of Bluetooth to create a broadly appealing compact speaker package.

Audioengine is well-known for making affordable powered and passive speakers that are compact enough for desktop use. Like several of the company's previous offerings, its most recent model, the A2+, is a petite powered speaker with multiple connectivity options, including wireless aptX Bluetooth streaming. What makes it stand out from other Audioengine speakers? The price: at $269, the A2+ is the least expensive powered Bluetooth model in the company's lineup.

SV Staff  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  1 comments
Samsung Display has announced plans to invest $11 billion in a hybrid video display that melds the quantum-dot technology used in its LCD-based quantum dot (QD) QLED TVs with OLED, according to The Korea Times.
SV Staff  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments
OSD Black, the Brea, California-based audio company, has introduced two streaming modules that bring high-quality wireless connectivity with app control to existing AV systems.
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Vizio has announced discounts of up to 25% on three of its Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbars and modest markdowns ranging from 5% to 12% on a handful of 4K TVs.
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  2 comments
U.K.-based iFi Audio aims to boost the quality of Bluetooth streaming with a compact device that can be connected to any audio system via an analog or digital connection.
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Performance
Sound
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SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  2 comments
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SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  1 comments
Tomorrow’s matchup between the University of Florida and Louisiana State University will make history as the first college football game to be broadcast live in 4K when the teams take the field in Baton Rouge at 8 p.m. ET.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  1 comments
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SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  3 comments
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