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SV Staff  |  Mar 10, 2016  |  4 comments
LG today announced pricing and availability for the Super UHD TV series it previewed at CES 2016 and said all models will support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) formats. Dolby Vision will be added via a firmware update in Early April.

The 2016 lineup, featuring IPS 4K Quantum display technology, 10-bit color processing, and LG’s webOS smart TV platform, comprises nine models with 55- to 86-inch screen sizes. Models with 55-, 60- and 65-inch screens from the UH7700 and UH8500 series will be available later this month at prices ranging from $1,800 for the 55UD7700 to $3,000 for the 65UH8500.

LG said 65- and 86-inch models in the flagship UH9500 series will be available later this spring at $4,000 and $10,000, respectively. The 75-inch 75UH8500 is also slated for later introduction at $5,000.

The company said it is working with Amazon Video, Netflix, and VUDU to offer HDR content streaming via its webOS interface.

Most major studios have announced support for Dolby Vision and Dolby estimates as many as 100 titles could be available by the end of 2016.

SV Staff  |  Mar 08, 2016  |  0 comments
Germany's Ceratec has introduced a new polished chrome version of the stylish, wall-mountable effeqt speaker we covered in January New Gear.
SV Staff  |  Mar 07, 2016  |  1 comments
ATC Loudspeakers of Britain has announced that its new SCM19AT powered loudspeaker is now available in the U.S. consumer.
SV Staff  |  Mar 01, 2016  |  1 comments
AudioControl is now shipping the Dolby Atmos-enabled 7.1.4-channel Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers the company previewed at CEDIA last fall.
SV Staff  |  Feb 29, 2016  |  0 comments
RSL has announced plans to introduce the Speedwoofer 10S, a more affordable version of its popular Speedwoofer 10.
SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2016  |  0 comments
Triad has added two Dolby Atmos-enabled height modules to its InRoom Bronze and InRoom Silver speaker series.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2016  |  0 comments
With Spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see press releases announcing portable audio products, especially outdoor Bluetooth speakers, like Monster’s new Rockin’ models.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2016  |  2 comments
Klipsch Reference R6 Headphone
A reference headphone without the reference price is one way to look at the R6, an on-ear design that weighs just over a third of a pound and costs less than a hundred bucks. Its generous 1.5-inch custom-tuned drivers are ensconced in swiveling ear cups to ensure a good fit, and they’re voiced to emulate the sound of Klipsch’s Reference Series speakers. A pretty tall order. Travel Buddy: The headphone folds flat, making it an excellent travel companion, and it has an adjustable leather headband and padded memory foam cushions for noise isolation and comfort. A carrying case is included. Price: $79 ($99 for the R6i, which adds an iPhone-compatible in-line remote and microphone)
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 16, 2016  |  1 comments
When JBL fired up the latest iteration of its state-of-the-art Synthesis system at 2015 CEDIA Expo, more than a few jaws dropped (ours included). The system mated a mind-blowing array of 32 speakers with a 17-foot-wide screen and a battery of amplifiers that delivered 10-plus kilowatts of power to the (eight) subwoofers alone. Talk about visceral.
SV Staff  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments
LH Labs—short for Light Harmonic—which designed premium sound options for the Tesla S, will start taking preorders for two versions of its Inspire 5 soundbar system on Monday, February 15.
SV Staff  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  0 comments
Apple is aiming to simplify control of its popular Apple TV) streaming media player by adding a voice control feature.
SV Staff  |  Feb 09, 2016  |  0 comments
PSB has announced that its first Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker, the Imagine XA, and the new SubSeries 450 subwoofer—both previewed at CES 2016—will ship next month at $499/pair and $1,499.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 02, 2016  |  4 comments
What’s not to like about a video projection system that throws a dazzling 147-inch 4K image on the wall from only a few inches away? No need to run wires and hang a bulky box from the ceiling or build an alcove in the back of the room to hide it away. And no distracting shadows when Uncle Ted stands up in the middle of the movie to stretch…again. Even better, the Sony LSPX-W1S is 21 inches deep and stands only 10.5 inches off the floor. Its decorative aluminum grille lends an air of elegance, concealing the projector in what could easily be mistaken for a high-end baseboard heating unit.
SV Staff  |  Jan 28, 2016  |  1 comments
Sure to stand out among the sea of wireless speakers, Fluance today introduced a most unusual looking Bluetooth speaker, the Fi70.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 27, 2016  |  1 comments
When I picked up Pioneer’s SE-MASTER1 headphone at CEDIA Expo in October, I knew it was special. Substantial yet lightweight and exceptionally well crafted with scrupulous attention to detail, right down to the contoured ear cushions and engraved serial number. (Sorry, S/N 00001 is already spoken for.) If you were to crack open the ear cups, you’d find the same commitment to excellence in the form of a highly refined ceramic-coated aluminum diaphragm surrounded by a ribbed ring, designed to reduce distortion, all framed in a sturdy aluminum alloy to minimize resonance.

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