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SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2017 0 comments
Starke Sound, the Carson, California-based maker of high-end speakers, is constructing two Dolby Atmos demonstration theaters for the Los Angeles Audio Show, which is open to the public and runs Friday, June 2 through Sunday June 4 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Al Griffin Posted: May 11, 2017 3 comments
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Q I own an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable that I’ve modded. I’ve also purchased a Cambridge Audio CP1 phono preamp to connect the Audio-Technica to my Denon AVR-X6200W receiver. Can you help me understand how to hook the CP1 up to the Denon? I’ve tried many options but still fail to get sound. The turntable plays when plugged into another amp so I know it’s working correctly —Rodger Benson

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 10, 2017 0 comments
Hulu has released a public beta of its Live TV feature in a completely redesigned app so I tried it out to see if it is it a bona fide replacement for pay TV.
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Michael Trei Posted: May 10, 2017 0 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $300

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Big sound from a tiny speaker
Carefully voiced with neutral tonal balance
Minus
No HDMI video passthrough
Sub’s performance limited by its small size

THE VERDICT
Despite its diminutive size, the MagniFi Mini speaks with a loud and clear voice at a bargain price.

Why is it that every year, TVs seem to get bigger while speakers seem to get smaller? Back when Stereo Review became Sound & Vision, a nice home theater had a 34-inch tube TV and a decent 5.1channel surround sound system with floorstanding tower speakers. Now, many years later, the TV has grown to 65, 70, or even 80 inches, but the speakers have shrunk to the point where they’re small enough to get lost at the bottom of the massive screen.

SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2017 0 comments
Home automation company Control4 today introduced a line of all-weather landscape speakers, the first such product to be announced since it acquired Triad earlier this year.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: May 10, 2017 0 comments
Como Audio, maker of the Top Pick-designated Solo and Duetto Wi-Fi-based multiroom music systems, launched a Kickstarter campaign in New York City yesterday to unveil two new spin-off models.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 09, 2017 2 comments
The percentage of broadband-connected households using antenna-delivered broadcast TV has jumped from 9 percent to 15 percent over the past three years. And the percentage getting pay-TV service has dropped every year during the same period, to 81 percent of broadband households in 2016.
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: May 09, 2017 1 comments
Saturn's rings are pretty cool. They are clearly visible with even a modest telescope. Going where no spacecraft has ever gone before, the Cassini spacecraft is diving through the rings and into the gap between the rings and the planet's surface. Enterprising scientists at JPL have created a file that lets you hear the "sound" of particles impacting the spacecraft as it passes through the rings and into the gap.

SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2017 1 comments
Pioneer has introduced a portable hi-res digital audio player with a balanced line output and matching “hi-res earbuds.”
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SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2017 0 comments
Leon Speakers, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based maker of artfully-inspired custom speakers and entertainment centers is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

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