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Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments
Home theater builders listen up: the Raleigh, NC-based consumer electronics specialty retailer Audio Advice has created an online tool for calculating ideal projector placement and is making it available for free.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments
Some 15,000 residential technology professionals will descend upon the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas next Wednesday to attend CEDIA Expo 2022 where they will learn the latest tricks of the trade and explore new gear from more than 300 brands, nearly two-thirds of which specialize in audio/video and home theater. Here’s a sneak peek at what some of this year’s exhibitors are planning.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments
Roon is an impressive software music playback system that runs as a core (i.e. server) on a dedicated PC in your home, which you can access from various playback devices. It allows you to merge streaming through Tidal or Qobuz with local music files to provide a seamless listening experience. However, until now Roon only worked in the home.
Bob Ankosko  |  Sep 19, 2022  |  0 comments
Last week Sonos previewed a new compact wireless subwoofer designed to pair with its One and One SL powered speakers and soundbars, including the new entry-level Ray (watch for our review) and Arc and Beam soundbars, both Sound & Vision Top Picks.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments
Apple’s AirPods Pro are some of the best-selling headphones of all time. Now the company has unveiled its AirPods Pro 2nd generation ($249) featuring a new H2 chip, new driver, new amplifier, improved noise cancellation, personalized spatial audio, and various ergonomic-plus-usability enhancements. Apple clearly seeks to maintain its dominance in the headphones category with a comprehensive update to its most popular model.
Michael Antonoff  |  Aug 31, 2022  |  0 comments
Summer is ending. School is starting. Transitioning into a new season is an outstanding opportunity to consider new gear like the equipment that follows. This crop includes a TV with bragging rights, a pair of stylish earbuds that the company terms in-ear computers, a THX-certified home theater in a box, noise-cancelling headphones that let in the outside—or not, and a cool turntable that plugs into the company’s speaker system or your own receiver.
Michael Antonoff  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  0 comments
One way to take your mind off the dog days of August is to browse through the latest set of new product offerings in audio and video. As you read up on these projectors, earbuds, speakers, record players, headphones, and outdoor screens, just drop a fistful of ice cubes into a tall beverage of your choice.
Michael Antonoff  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments
The results of the Value Electronics 18th Annual TV Shootout held in New York City over the weekend are in and it’s Sony and LG by a hair in the 4K and 8K test categories, respectively. For each brand, the win is a repeat performance of last year’s Shootout when Sony was crowned king of 4K TV and LG king of 8K TV.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 27, 2022  |  0 comments
The countdown to Audio Advice Live has begun. In just over three weeks, the 44-year-old specialty consumer electronics retailer Audio Advice is hosting a three-day high performance audio and home theater event in its hometown of Raleigh, NC to showcase the latest and greatest gear from more than 60 brands, including many marquee names in A/V.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 19, 2022  |  0 comments
With today’s introduction of its 2023 models, Vizio continues to push value and advanced TV technology at the same time. Among its new 4K smart TV offerings are its premium M-Series Quantum X (MQX) models in three screen sizes and its M-Series Quantum 6 (MQ6) in five sizes. Each series tops out with a 75-inch screen and starts shipping this month (July).
Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 14, 2022  |  0 comments
Summer is perfect for sitting back, relaxing and enjoying music and videos. There’s plenty of gear available to enhance the experience, including products that enable letting go on the go or while lounging on the beach or by a pool. Then, there are devices meant for inside use where you might be prone to switch on a fan or power up the AC. Just grab a cool beverage and pick your product!
Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 08, 2022  |  0 comments
Cables are the least sexy parts of a home entertainment system, but without them your components may as well be talking to themselves. Enter the new line of SoundPath Ultra HDMI Cables from speaker manufacturer SVS.
Howard Kneller  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins, the equivalent of audio royalty in England and around the world, staged a press event yesterday at Soho House in New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District to flex its muscle in headphones, a category the brand has been slowly expanding over the past decade or so.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jun 29, 2022  |  0 comments
The power of music plus an eclectic mix of new gear from KEF, McIntosh, LG, and Klipsch.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments
DTS Play-Fi technology, known primarily for home-wide wireless multiroom-audio distribution, is getting a variety of upgrades that could make it a bigger player in wireless home theater.

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