Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 01, 2019  |  5 comments
In a recent review, not yet published, I opened with a few remarks on the cost of today's premium Ultra HDTVs. Are they much more expensive than they were decades ago when adjusted for inflation? It's question worth revisiting in more detail.

In the early 1970s a good, 21-inch console color television might cost you $500. In today's money that would be around $3300

SV Staff  |  Sep 30, 2019  |  0 comments
Summer is gone so it’s time to take stock and make sure you have the AV essentials you’re going to need to get through the fall and winter months. Sound & Vision’s September list of Top Picks is the perfect place to start with a top-line 4K Blu-ray player that will delight enthusiasts, an all-in-one wireless music system that sounds so good you won’t believe your ears, and active noise-canceling headphones to fit almost any budget.
Brandon A. DuHamel  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  0 comments
Glory is the 1989 Oscar-winning film (Best Supporting Actor, Denzel Washington) from director Edward Zwick that follows the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment—the Union Army's second African-American regiment in the American Civil War—led by white Union Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick).
SV Staff  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  3 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has unveiled the name and logo that will be used to differentiate next-generation TVs that support the fledgling ATSC 3.0 standard for over-the-air 4K broadcasting set to begin in 2020.
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  1 comments
Dolby has announced that Dolby Atmos-encoded music is now supported on the Amazon Music HD subscription streaming tier announced last week and the $200 Echo Studio smart speaker Amazon plans to ship later this year.
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Marantz today announced plans to introduce a high-performance integrated amplifier with onboard wireless streaming in mid-November.
SV Staff  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish technology company best known among S&V readers for its Dirac Live speaker setup/room-correction system, today announced a collaboration with U.K.-based earphone specialist RHA to explore the integration of Dirac algorithms into RHA headphones.
Daniel Kumin  |  Sep 25, 2019  |  0 comments

PRICE $799/pair

Remarkable bass extension and output
All-in-one solution including phono input
Noteworthy treble clarity and definition
Soundstage depth less dramatic than some designs
Tiny input labeling

With analog, digital, wireless Bluetooth, turntable, and USB computer connections, Kanto's great-sounding TUK powered bookshelf speaker is ready to rock right out of the box.

Kanto is a Canadian firm barely a decade old that specializes in powered loudspeakers. The company has established substantial cred for its active desktop and bookshelf speaker lines, both of which deliver high value and widely noted performance. Now, with a new model called TUK, the company is moving up-range in market-segment, size, and price. Also, utility: TUK is an all-in-one powered-speaker solution, with a phono-preamp, an asynchronous USB DAC, a headphone amp, preamp controls, a subwoofer crossover, and amplification all built right in.

SV Staff  |  Sep 25, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh today pulled the wraps off a power amplifier designed to light up a home theater system with 1,400 watts of power.
SV Staff  |  Sep 25, 2019  |  0 comments
TuneIn, the global internet-radio platform with more than 75 million users, today announced that owners of Siri-enabled Apple devices and users of the Apple Music streaming service will soon have access to a diverse lineup of more than 100,000 radio stations from around the world.