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Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 26, 2023  |  0 comments
If January is any indication, we can look forward to a stellar year for new gear. The first month of the New Year brought us several easy-to-recommend Top Picks: A new AV receiver from one of the most storied names in home audio, a killer ultra-short-throw projector, a subwoofer made for music, and a top performing streamer that is surprisingly affordable.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 23, 2023  |  0 comments
The newest addition to LG’s CineBeam series of projectors is a versatile $600 portable that can project 16:9 Full HD images up to 120 inches (diagonal). Sorry, no 4K at this price but you do get a smart projector that’s ready to stream out of the box.
SV Staff  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  0 comments
LG today announced an expansion of LG Channels, the free streaming service available to owners of LG smart TVs.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  1 comments
I saw a curious post on Facebook Marketplace with the heading: “*FAKE* Airpods Pro - $50.” My first thought was why would anyone want to buy a set of fake Apple earbuds? Then I decided to dig a little deeper…
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments
Klipsch has once again teamed up with the McLaren Formula 1 Team, this time to create a series of speakers featuring “papaya orange” accents that recall the distinctive color racing legend Bruce McLaren chose for the F1 cars he drove to victory in the late ’60s.
Mike Mettler  |  Jan 13, 2023  |  2 comments

Jeff Beck was the guitarist’s guitarist. He came of age during the British Invasion, and he created sound after otherworldly guitar sound that would cause you to both tap your foot and bob your head in appreciation while concurrently boggling your mind. Sadly, Beck passed away in his native England on January 10 at age 78, following a brief illness. Luckily for us, his recorded legacy spans seven decades, and whether the playback format was mono, stereo, or surround sound, Jeff Beck could always be heard playing on a three-dimensional plane. S&V music editor Mike Mettler looks back on the stellar career of a singular artist who influenced generations of listeners and musicians alike.

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments
Now that CES and the holidays are behind us, we’ve gathered up some A/V news and new product announcements that slipped between the cracks in recent weeks, starting with a story out of China about counterfeit speakers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 09, 2023  |  0 comments
One of the more interesting technology previews to come out of this year’s CES was a “neural sensing” set of wireless earbuds from French startup Wisear that give new meaning to “hands-free.”
Mark Henninger  |  Jan 06, 2023  |  0 comments
Hisense and Leica team up to create a UST Laser TV that focuses on image fidelity and benefits from Leica's long experience with designing high-performance lenses, the Cine 1.
SV Staff  |  Jan 05, 2023  |  1 comments
Sweden’s Dirac is kicking off 2023 CES with a remarkable new technology that builds on and refines the acclaimed Dirac Live digital room-correction tool built into AV components from more than 20 brands.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments
The 2023 edition of CES opens its doors in Las Vegas on Thursday, January 5, making a full return to the in-person format upon which the world’s largest technology show was built over more than half a century. Here’s a quick preview of a few A/V products slated for introduction at 2023 CES.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 22, 2022  |  0 comments

The 55-inch set is battery-powered and can be mounted on any surface without tools or even a mounting bracket.

CES 2023 opens two weeks from today and the pre-show news machine is already in full swing. While the big-name A/V brands — Samsung, Sony, LG, etc. — tend to keep CES announcements under wraps until the eve of the show or opening day, tech startups are looking to drum up as much pre-show publicity as possible. One of the more intriguing announcements we’ve seen so far is what San Diego-based started up Displace is hailing as the “world’s first truly wireless TV.”

SV Staff  |  Dec 21, 2022  |  1 comments
The organizers of the fourth annual Florida International Audio Expo want to get next year’s show on your calendar. The three-day event will return to Tampa Friday, February 17 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 20, 2022  |  0 comments
Urbanista, the Swedish lifestyle brand specializing in reasonably priced wireless headphones and earbuds, is now shipping the solar-powered Phoenix noise-canceling wireless earbuds it announced in August.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 15, 2022  |  0 comments
Okay, now we’re really getting down to the wire. Christmas is 10 days away and it’s awfully late to be still thinking about holiday shopping…yet I know I’m not alone. The good news: There’s still time to squeak in a few last-minute gifts and there are some really sweet deals to be had. Adding to last week’s holiday gift list, here’s another 10 potential gifts to give (and get) — all Top Picks, vetted and approved by Sound & Vision reviewers — 11 if you count our just-posted Top Pick: Bowers & Wilkins’ excellent Px8 noise-canceling wireless headphones. This week’s picks range in price from $230 to $800 and are presented here from least to most expensive with current discounts noted. Happy last-minute shopping!