LATEST ADDITIONS

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  1 comments
PhaseTech, the American speaker specialist known for developing and patenting one of the world’s most widely used tweeter designs in 1967 — the soft-dome tweeter — has introduced an adjustable, three-channel soundbar that can be matched to the width and color of any TV for a seamless look.
Mike Mettler  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  1 comments

With apologies to the late, great Tom Petty, we do know how it feels to be Ryan Ulyate, thanks to the open book approach the acclaimed producer/engineer has taken with the songwriting and subject matter that dominates his very first solo album, Act 3, which has also been nominated for a Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy. During a recent Zoom interview, music editor Mike Mettler and Ulyate discussed how he learned about his Grammy nomination, why the immersive Atmos palette gives him the additional space needed to take more of an orchestral approach with his mixes, and why the cover image for Act 3 is the perfect full-circle choice to best reflect his life’s work. . .

Ralph Potts  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  1 comments
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Prey is the latest installment in the iconic Predator film franchise. Set in the year 1719, it tells the story of a young woman, Naru, a skilled yet untested warrior of the Comanche Nation who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters to roam the Great Plains. When a mysterious danger arises, she fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly evolved Predators to visit Earth.

SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments
SVS is running a closeout sale on its popular Ultra Series speakers to make room for the new Ultra Evolution Series unveiled at CES 2024. All models will be sold at the “lowest prices ever” until inventory is depleted.
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  |  2 comments

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PRICE $699

AT A GLANCE
Plus
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.

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

THE VERDICT
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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