SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Tivoli Audio is sprucing up the look of its most popular portable radio in time for Summer.
SV Staff  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Polk Audio has announced that the voice-controlled soundbar it demonstrated in January at CES 2018 is now available for pre-order.
Chris Chiarella  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  3 comments
Haters be damned, Justice League is actually pretty good. I just wish it was great.

The theoretically-can't-miss combination of DC's legendary "trinity" of heroes — Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman — has a far greater chance of failure when two-thirds of that crew is already on difficult footing. In the rightly reviled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, an irrational, homicidal Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) sets his sights on a mopey, defeatist Man of Steel (Henry Cavill), resulting in tedium and the sudden death of the Man of Steel. It did however introduce audiences to the new Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who has since captivated audiences with her own solo movie and who now elevates this team tale.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
What’s in a name? What’s in a lyric? Apparently, $300 million, according to a lawsuit filed against Miley Cyrus by Jamaican singer/songwriter Michael May, aka Flourgon.

SV Staff  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  292 comments
Register to win a SB-2000 Subwoofer and SoundPath Interconnect ($725.00 retail value) or Prime Elevation and SoundPath One Cable ($430.00 retail value) we are giving away

According to the company:

"The best-selling SVS SB-2000 subwoofer is a Sound & Vision 'Top Picks' winner for good reason. It unleashes effortless deep bass extension below 20Hz and room-energizing power while maintaining lightning-quick speed in transients and musicality. The world’s most versatile high-performance home theater speaker, the SVS Prime Elevation is a direct radiating height effects speaker for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D formats and a brilliant solution as side/rear surrounds or even front stage LCR speakers."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

Rob Sabin  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  3 comments
Audio had Loof every April, but Stereo Review had Rodrigues all year long.

In preparation for our April print edition , and in search of a subject for our retrospective flashback feature, I pressed deep into our 60-year archive for hints of the origin of Lirpa Labs and its mysterious, opinionated, and wildly creative founder, Loof Lirpa.

Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  0 comments
Venture capital is flowing into an array of startup services poised to exploit the emerging trends of 2018. We know because we happened to retrieve a document entitled “Where to Put Your Money Now” that had fallen out of the pocket of a tuxedo-clad capitalist as he stepped into a black limo and sped off.
SV Staff  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments
The Gear Gods have been very good, bestowing upon us a steady stream of excellent if not eclectic gear. From what may be the world’s best sounding in-ear headphones to the latest DVR from the company that created the category to a gorgeous retro-styled integrated amplifier that sounds as good as it looks, there’s something for everyone. Let us refresh our memories.
Rob Sabin  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  3 comments
For decades, the cartoons of Charles Rodrigues poked fun at us and the hobby we otherwise take all too seriously.

In the very first issue of HiFi & Music Review in 1958, the magazine that became Stereo Review and then Sound & Vision, a gifted 31-year-old artist named Charles Rodrigues contributed the first in a string of cartoons that both celebrated, and made fun of, that odd bird known as the audiophile. It ended up being a long run that lasted more than 40 years.

Brandon A. DuHamel  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  2 comments
In a not too distant future, the wealthy plunk down big bucks to enter Westworld, a Disneyland for adults populated by “hosts”—human-like A.I. androids capable of fulfilling their every desire. With a cast of A-list names such as Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris, this psychological, character-driven drama series goes beyond the gimmickry of its 1973 original to offer up a well-crafted exploration of what it means to be human as well as the blurred lines between good and evil and past and present. Could it be a replacement for Game of Thrones? Only time will tell.