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Leslie Shapiro  |  Oct 15, 2018  |  0 comments
It’s about freaking time. Amazon has just released the Echo Sub’ a subwoofer that pairs with a single or stereo pair of Echo smart speakers to finally address the bottom line. It’s a fact: small speakers can’t produce impactful bass, so the Echo Sub does the job. The past few years have seen an influx of small smart speakers that are certainly convenient, but not a single one had a decent bass response. Finally, Amazon has addressed the problem, and in my opinion, hit it out of the park.

SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  0 comments
AOC has introduced a 32-inch, curved-screen gaming monitor that supports high-dynamic range (HDR) content.
Josef Krebs  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  0 comments
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This indie revelation explores sexuality, relationships, and the way that both interact with technology. Therapy doesn’t seem to be opening uptight housewife Ann to her feelings; it takes videotaped erotic confessions for her to overcome her inhibitions. Meanwhile, Ann’s sister and husband are deceiving her with a steamy affair and endless lies. Eventually, a candid, oddball drifter comes to visit and uses his video project to untangle the tape tying up this dysfunctional family.
SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  0 comments
House of Marley, the AV company started by members of the late reggae star Bob Marley’s family, has introduced a Bluetooth speaker made of “sustainably harvested cork” and other reclaimed materials.
SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2018  |  2 comments
If you’re wondering how tariffs imposed on goods imported from China are affecting consumer electronics-related goods, here’s one example.
Al Griffin  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  1 comments
Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q I’ve got a decent Velodyne subwoofer that I’d like to connect to a powered soundbar. Most soundbar manufacturers now use wireless subwoofer connections, however, so I’m struggling to find one that’s capable of connecting with my sub. Could you recommend a mid-level or a high-end soundbar that features a hardwired subwoofer output? —Jim O’Hara, via email

Al Griffin  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  2 comments

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Value
PRICE $599

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Impressive power from compact box
Built-in phono stage
Subwoofer output
Minus
Slightly forward sound on some tracks

THE VERDICT
PS Audio’s new Sprout 100 is a worthy option for anyone seeking a compact integrated amplifier/DAC that also handles vinyl playback.

The original PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier/DAC was noted as being part of a new trend of ultra-compact ampDACs when Sound & Vision reviewed it back in 2015. We’ve since tested similar models from Elac and Teac, though it was the Sprout that most grabbed our attention due to its moving magnet phono stage—a feature those other models happen to lack.

SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Phantom Reactor is not a sci-fi experiment. Or is it? The Reactor is a follow-up to one of the most unusual speakers on the planet: The Phantom from France’s Devialet.
SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  3 comments
Just don’t tell Ken Pohlmann. Having recently proclaimed that Cassettes Are Not Making a Comeback, he’ll just laugh.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh today announced a power amplifier to replace the MC302 but it’s no ordinary replacement.

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