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Dennis Young  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  0 comments
One of the forward-thinking rooms in the April AXPONA 2024 show contained a system that is not a new idea per se, but a good idea for sure. The technology used exists, implemented in various forms in other products. But now we have an (almost) complete package with the Dynaudio Focus series: A self-contained streamer, active crossover, and amplifier is found in each unit within the Focus lineup.
Dennis Young  |  May 23, 2024  |  2 comments
Subwoofers remain a relatively rare sight at high-end two-channel shows, however they are appearing more frequently. But at last month's AXPONA 2024, Perlisten shook things up with the debut of its R18S subwoofer.
Dennis Young  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments
At last Month's AXPONA 2024 audio show, there were a lot of systems to appeal to the two-channel high-end crowd, the sort of systems Stereophile covers. And while this system is indeed a high-end two-channel rig, the subwoofer from Seaton Sound caught our attention.

What initially brought me into this room was the little-known information I had armed myself with before the show: the introduction of a new subwoofer, a joint venture between Seaton Sound and Paducah Home Theater.

Dennis Young  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  6 comments
The Audio Expo North America showcases the biggest and best that the audio world has to offer, with products coming from all over the world to display. The 2024 show had a record turnout, notably a doubling of Gen Z/age 15-26 participants, an encouraging trend for our hobby. I enjoyed rolling around the various exhibits and checking out the best of the best, but what can be found there that is of interest to the Sound & Vision crowd?
Dennis Young  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments
SVS recently introduced a new line of speakers that has the AV world buzzing, the Ultra Evolution series. The company showcased a 5.2.2 immersion setup and a 2.0 system in two separate rooms at AXPONA 2024 to demonstrate its latest innovations.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  2 comments
U.K.-based Cambridge Audio today kicked off the 2024 edition of the Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) with word that an updated version of its popular CXA81 integrated amplifier is on the way.
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  1 comments
The 2024 edition of the Audio Expo North America, more commonly known by the acronym AXPONA, opens on Friday (April 12) at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL.
Mark Henninger  |  Jan 21, 2024  |  6 comments
Introducing Sound & Vision CES 2024 Editor's Picks! Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas sets the stage for the latest trends in audiovisual (AV) technology, serving as a prime platform for companies to unveil and exhibit their newest products, technologies, and services to an international audience. Here are some that caught our eye.
Mark Henninger  |  Jan 16, 2024  |  6 comments
On day three of CES 2024, having seen many of the AV-related booths at the show, I got together with S&V contributor and long-time custom installer John Sciacca to discuss the latest technologies. We focused on their impact on both commercial and residential uses. Our talk covered product details, industry challenges, and changing consumer preferences.
Mark Henninger  |  Jan 15, 2024  |  0 comments
With over four decades of innovation, Focal has continually set the bar for sound fidelity and speaker design. Today, we're diving into their latest creation, the Aria Evo X, and exploring how Focal's approach to developing and marketing audio technology has evolved and led to this exciting new update to the popular, but decade-old Aria speaker line.

Joining me are Cedrick Boutonet—CEO of Vervent Audio Group, overseeing both Focal and Naim, and Arnaud Hendoux—managing director for Americas at Vervent Audio Group. We discuss the strategic importance of in-house speaker development and manufacturing, a cornerstone of Focal's identity and success.

SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2024  |  1 comments
First looks at new speakers from Klipsch and Focal plus the latest technology and product news from solid-state microspeaker pioneer xMEMS.
SV Staff  |  Jan 13, 2024  |  1 comments
S&V editor Mark Henninger shares his impressions and take-aways on the state of television at CES 2024.
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  1 comments
Video from our booth tours at XGIMI, Harman, and Victrola plus a live demo of LG’s Signature OLED T, the world’s first disappearing television and the only TV that can morph into a fish tank.
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  1 comments
Product evangelist Bruce Walker walks us through TCL’s impressive 2024 TV lineup with a focus on ultra-big-screen models from 85 inches up to a showstopping 115 inches in the brand’s flagship Q Class series. The line starts shipping in the spring. Click below for the video.
SV Staff  |  Jan 11, 2024  |  0 comments
SVS, the Ohio-based speaker company best known for its subwoofers and ever-expanding line of home theater speakers, used CES 2024 as the launchpad for the new flagship Ultra Evolution Series due out in early spring.