SV Staff  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  5 comments
The music streaming service TIDAL today launched an iOS app that supports the playback of high-resolution MQA-encoded music on the iPhone and other Apple devices
Leslie Shapiro  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Get ready Detroit. Dust off your guitar, warm up those vocal chords. No, American Idol isn’t holding auditions. The music streaming service TIDAL is now accepting applications for a $1 million grant program designed to discover and develop new musical talent in Detroit.

SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
In January New York City’s Stereo Exchange expanded its operation to include the sale of “certified pre-owned” gear from NJ-based SkyFi Audio and continues to offer up a steady stream of vintage gems, like the ones featured here.
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
Hong Kong-based Helm Audio, which made its North America debut last year, has announced that it is now shipping the wireless earbuds it previewed in November.
Chris Chiarella  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
With his most recent film, First Man, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle has managed to do something remarkable: take one of the greatest achievements in all humankind and render it as cold as space itself. Astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) sacrifices much and faces incredible challenges on his way to leaving those first-ever footprints on the moon.
SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  2 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that launched in the U.S. last month, is now available on Sonos wireless music systems.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  2 comments
Vanguard Dynamics today announced that it is now shipping an in-wall docking system/stereo amplifier that converts Amazon’s little Echo Dot virtual assistant/speaker into a high-performance audio source.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos today began shipping an updated “Gen 2” version of its Top Pick-designated Sonos One wireless smart speaker, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at it.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  5 comments
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Q I own an AV receiver but don’t ever listen to broadcast radio. In the future, I’d like to just buy a multichannel integrated amp with no AM/FM tuner, but if those exist they are few and far between. Do people still really use the radio on their systems? —Dave Black, via email

Barb Gonzalez  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments
The PLEX media player app has expanded to include more than just the downloaded movies and music you own. It now offers the ability to stream music from the TIDAL subscription service.