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
And lo, there was a new breed of musician who had come to town, and they were duly christened singer/songwriters. In the wake of the burgeoning rock era's focus on volume-dealing power trios and instrumentally propelled multi-member ensembles (whether schooled or otherwise), there soon emerged another genre compelled by a more sensitive, more lyric-driven, and more acoustified approach.
SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  2 comments
In May Sound United surprised the AV world with word that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Onkyo’s consumer audio division, which includes the Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands.

Five months later, the deal is dead...

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
If the notion of a holographic television in your living room strikes you as the stuff of sci-fi, think again.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  3 comments
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the counterculture classic Easy Rider with a new 4K digital release available for streaming or download.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments
Simaudio is expanding its Moon product line with a less expensive “future proof” version of its $15,000 flagship streaming DAC (digital-to-analog converter), the 780D v2.
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh today announced a trio of high-performance home theater products that are scheduled to begin shipping later in the month.

Michael Trei  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  5 comments

PRICE $1,499

Punchy, music-friendly sonics
Flexible speaker configuration options
HEOS wireless streaming
Limited custom installation features
Non-backlit remote

Marantz’s SR6014 proves that an A/V receiver can deliver both great music performance and the latest home theater audio formats, all at an affordable price.

Marantz has been a premium audio brand for more than 65 years, so it makes sense that the company's A/V receivers focus squarely on audio performance, rather than racking up loads of home theater bells and whistles only a few will use. But while it's clear that Marantz's offerings tip the scale a bit more toward music enthusiasts than the custom installation scene, the new SR6014 isn't some stripped-down product aimed at hair shirt-wearing audiophiles. Instead, it's a bang-up-to-date home theater receiver that ticks off all the boxes for most-wanted surround sound features.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  0 comments
British keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman called us from across the Pond to discuss the current (and future) status of that cherished Yes/ARW collective, why he continues to endorse surround sound and vinyl listening, why he needed to get Brian May’s approval to cover “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and when’s the right and wrong time to wear his signature cape onstage during a performance.