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SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  2 comments
If you’re wondering how tariffs imposed on goods imported from China are affecting consumer electronics-related goods, here’s one example.
Al Griffin  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  1 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q I’ve got a decent Velodyne subwoofer that I’d like to connect to a powered soundbar. Most soundbar manufacturers now use wireless subwoofer connections, however, so I’m struggling to find one that’s capable of connecting with my sub. Could you recommend a mid-level or a high-end soundbar that features a hardwired subwoofer output? —Jim O’Hara, via email

Al Griffin  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  1 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $599

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Impressive power from compact box
Built-in phono stage
Subwoofer output
Minus
Slightly forward sound on some tracks

THE VERDICT
PS Audio’s new Sprout 100 is a worthy option for anyone seeking a compact integrated amplifier/DAC that also handles vinyl playback.

The original PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier/DAC was noted as being part of a new trend of ultra-compact ampDACs when Sound & Vision reviewed it back in 2015. We’ve since tested similar models from Elac and Teac, though it was the Sprout that most grabbed our attention due to its moving magnet phono stage—a feature those other models happen to lack.

SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Phantom Reactor is not a sci-fi experiment. Or is it? The Reactor is a follow-up to one of the most unusual speakers on the planet: The Phantom from France’s Devialet.
SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  3 comments
Just don’t tell Ken Pohlmann. Having recently proclaimed that Cassettes Are Not Making a Comeback, he’ll just laugh.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh today announced a power amplifier to replace the MC302 but it’s no ordinary replacement.
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  0 comments
This is the ballad of Longbranch/Pennywhistle, the legendary 1969 collaboration between late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey and his longstanding songwriting compadre, JD Souther. We got on the line with Souther to discuss the reissue’s sonic-restoration process, whether he thinks Longbranch/Pennywhistle pioneered the country rock movement, the origins of a truly unique band name, and the singular legacy of Glenn Frey.
Michael Trei  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  1 comments
Every October since 2004, the nation's audiophiles have gathered in Denver for the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Unlike mega tech shows, RMAF caters to the dedicated home audio enthusiast. Here are some highlights from the 2018 show.
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  0 comments
MQA, the U.K.-based company that has developed technology said to capture studio quality audio in a file small enough to stream, announced new partners and MQA-enabled products at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF).
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Roy Orbison died 30 years ago. He kicked off a concert tour last week.

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