LATEST ADDITIONS

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
ATI's new ATP16 surround preamp-processor is among the growing number with Dirac room correction.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
While Alexa got her start in a speaker tower built by a company with little experience in speaker design, now she’s really getting to shine in a smart speaker from Pioneer’s Elite product designers.

 

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer, now corporately joined at the hip, both showed high-resolution digital audio players. They have similarities and differences.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
IRIVER is hopping on the MQA bandwagon, starting with its Activo CT10 streaming player, with other models to join in later. Is this good evidence that MQA is turning the corner to become the defacto standard bearer of hi-res music?

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
It was lights out at the Las Vegas Convention Center today.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
First off, don’t call this beautiful objet d’art an “umbrella.” God, no! ShadeCraft founder and CEO Armen Gharabegian stated, “We are to umbrellas as self-driving cars are to the horse and wagon.” This, dear readers, is an intelligent shading system robot designed to call to mind the elegant beauty of a sunflower as it gracefully traces and tracks the sun’s movement across the sky, keeping you shaded while enjoying the great outdoors and an adult beverage. But the Sunflower is also oh so much more!
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
We audiophiles hate streaming because it's all just low-res junk, right? Tidal hasn't been awesome enough so we hate that too and we're just going to sit in our rooms and sulk and not listen to anything at all because it all just sucks. But Qobuz is knocking gently on our bedroom door....

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
While many companies are producing smart speakers with added features such as built-in video screens, Onkyo is flipping the script and adding a camera and home monitoring features into the VC-FLX ($280).

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
While DISH is conspicuously absent from CES 2018, Google is showing off the upcoming integration of Google Voice and DISH receivers. In the coming months Google Voice will be able to control a DISH Hopper, Wally and Joey.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
After walking into the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center today at around 11:15 AM, I noticed something was amiss. In an industry nearly 100 percent reliant on electricity, the entire hall's AC power was out. It was (and still is as I write this) an eerie feeling to be surrounded by so much AV gear hear only conversations. No loud music. No flashing TV screens. The overhead announcer has helpfully told us that "We are experiencing a power outage. We are addressing the problem." I'm glad they mentioned this, because I at first thought it was the aftereffects of having the flu that was causing my lack of sensory overstimulation.

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