SV Staff  |  Aug 21, 2019  |  0 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish technology company best known among S&V readers for its Dirac Live speaker setup/room-correction system, today announced that the Dirac Live Bass Management module it announced last December will debut in gear from JBL, NAD, Arcam, and Storm Audio.
SV Staff  |  Aug 21, 2019  |  0 comments
THX is commemorating its 35th anniversary with a remake of the iconic “Deep Note” trailer that has wowed movie-watchers since it debuted with the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi way back in 1983.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  1 comments
In TV Tech Explained: Mind Your Gamma I covered gamma and its importance for playback of standard dynamic range (SDR) video. But high dynamic range (HDR) is a new and very different animal.
Al Griffin  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  0 comments

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JBL's desktop monitors deliver crisp, distinctive sound in a compact and affordable package.

When shopping for desktop speakers, the line between consumer and pro gear can sometimes get blurred. That's because the differences between compact powered bookshelf speakers (consumer) and desktop monitors (pro) ultimately aren't that dramatic. Generally, it comes down to features: consumer gear is more likely to provide things like Bluetooth and phono inputs and a subwoofer output, while pro gear eschews such frills. Another key difference can be the sound: while consumer speakers are voiced to simply sound good, pro versions are designed for "accuracy." But does accurate necessarily equate to good? Let's listen to the JBL One Series 104 Powered Reference Monitor ($129) and find out.

SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Pro Audio Technology, the Lake Forest, CA-based speaker specialist that blurs the line between pro and consumer audio, is expanding its recently introduced SR series with three “invisible-mount” in-wall speakers.
SV Staff  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Enclave Audio has announced plans to deliver in time for the 2019 holiday season two new versions of the Top Pick-designated CineHome HD wireless 5.1-channel home theater speaker system we reviewed last year.
SV Staff  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Vizio has announced deals on 4K TVs and soundbars in anticipation of the NFL 2019-2020 season that gets underway on September 5 with a matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Most headphones strive for a clean sound without any coloration or alteration of the source. The new AV50 noise-cancelling headphones from ZVOX feature AccuVoice technology that intentionally brightens up vocals and dialogue, adding clarity to movies and TV shows, while also reducing ambient noise. Headphones for an older or mildly hearing-impaired crowd? Why not?

SV Staff  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Legrand has introduced a line of compact in-ceiling and in-wall subwoofers with matching digital amplifiers built to deliver “powerful, low-frequency impact” in home theater and audio setups.
Chris Chiarella  |  Aug 16, 2019  |  1 comments
There is simply no precedent for a cinematic event of this magnitude. Avengers: Endgame is not merely the latest installment in the Marvel canon, but one that builds upon all that has come before to complete story arcs begun as far back as 2008's crucial Iron Man. It also concludes the most recent dramatic "phase" in the 22-film series, and of course drops the other shoe from the 2018 Avengers set-up, Infinity War. And it does all of this with a deft touch, despite its plethora of fantasy characters and an absurdly brisk three-hour running time.