SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  3 comments
This story was updated on 1/27/24.

China’s Hisense is making a splash in the New Year, launching its first TV of 2024 — the 100-inch U76N — at the sharply discounted price of what was first $3,000 and, as of Friday, was dropped to $2,000.

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  0 comments
At a time when everyone is talking about immersive audio experiences, Japan’s New Wave Maker (NWM) is going in the opposite direction with “open ear headphones” built around its proprietary Personalized Sound Zone Technology (PSZ).
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  1 comments
PSB Speakers today unveiled a high-performance subwoofer designed to all but eliminate distortion and unwanted resonances.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments
Wireless-speaker pioneer Sonos continues to expand beyond its roots with a new high-performance in-ceiling speaker designed and tuned in collaboration with Sonance, another pioneering company that helped launch the custom-installation industry 40 years ago with a new category of speakers designed for in-wall mounting.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  1 comments

PRICE $699

Power to push most speakers with clarity at all sound levels.
Wi-Fi connection supports up to 192kHz/24- bit high-resolution audio.
Plays from a wide variety of streaming and physical music sources.
Clean design with easy-to-read front display.

The DTS Play-Fi app is clunky, buggy, and hard to use.
There is no equalizer to make sound adjustments.

With the Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase, streaming music has become a sit-down-and-listen experience rather than just background music. It has excellent sound quality for a reasonable price. It’s a great addition to include quality stereo music streaming, even if you already have a sound system.

For anyone who has been waiting for streaming music to be a high-quality sit-and-listen experience, the SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase streaming integrated amp fits the bill. It’s the second-generation S VS wireless smart integrated amplifier.

Not only can it play just about any high-resolution audio file you send to it, but this 300-watt class D amplifier powers your speakers easily for outstanding sound. Connect it to standard speakers, and it becomes a DTS Play-Fi zone with reference sound (i.e. uncompressed) quality that can stream from numerous music services like Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, and others.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  5 comments
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Q Last year, Nakamichi introduced a home theater/audio speaker system bearing the iconic Dragon nameplate. What’s the latest news on the system and what are your impressions of it? — John Werner

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  1 comments
In these times of unrelenting prices increases, it’s rare for a company — any company — to reduce prices, let alone make an announcement about it. But that’s exactly what KEF has done.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 22, 2024  |  1 comments
Adcom, the audio brand known for producing affordable, high-performance power amplifiers the 1980s and 1990s, is back.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 22, 2024  |  8 comments
I love tubes. You love tubes. Everybody loves vacuum tubes. Of course, the ultimate vacuum tube is a cathode-ray tube — the glowing heart of good, old analog televisions. What a cool invention — a device that can input electrical signals and convert them into visible moving images. Hmm — would it be possible to build your own CRT as a DIY project? You betcha!

Mark Henninger  |  Jan 21, 2024  |  1 comments
Introducing Sound & Vision CES 2024 Editor's Picks! Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas sets the stage for the latest trends in audiovisual (AV) technology, serving as a prime platform for companies to unveil and exhibit their newest products, technologies, and services to an international audience. Here are some that caught our eye.