John Sciacca

John Sciacca  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  9 comments
What you are looking at here is Marantz’s new flagship pre-amp/processor, the AV8805. It also happens to be the next pre-amp I’m planning on buying for my personal AV rig! Read on to find out what this beast has under its hood….
John Sciacca  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  1 comments
Clovitek has come up with a clever alternative to headphone listening with its CloviFi smart audio transmitter.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  0 comments
One of the great things about the Eureka Park section of CES is that you can stumble across the cool new ideas that have yet to make it to market. Such is the case with LifeDoor, designed by a former firefighter to protect his family.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Linksys is wowing gamers at CES with a smokin’ router built just for them.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  1 comments
LG has teamed with the audio gurus at Meridian to produce an impressive Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Sennheiser, a world leader in high-performance headphones, premiered its new Ambeo 3D Soundbar at CES, the company’s first foray into the soundbar market. The speaker is designed to be an all-in-one solution that won’t require a subwoofer to deliver full-range, room filling sound.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Walking through South Hall of the LVCC I saw a booth that was covered in posters proclaiming the need to Boycott Psychasec. The posters were then covered in graffiti. Around the front of the booth were skimpily clad, incredibly lifelike male and female mannequins. Total WTF.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
JBL is cutting the cord and offering true wireless surround operation with its ingenious new BAR 5.1 sound bar.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Lots of products shown at CES work with either Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple HomeKit, but it is a rarefied few that work with all of them. Let alone come in the form factor of an in-wall light switch and include an on-board microphone and speaker for full-on Amazon Alexa control and feedback. This distinct privilege resides with iDevices Instinct Wi-Fi enabled lighting dimmer.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
RIVA Audio has a great back story. Like a terrific, rock-and-roll, party-all-night back story. And the company’s WAND (Wireless Audio Network Design) series of speakers have gotten solid reviews for terrific sound design. (But don’t take my word for it. Read Sound & Vision editor-in-chief Rob Sabin’s full WAND review here. ) However the initial WAND series was limited to just two products, the Arena and Festival. This is great if you wanted to scatter desktop speakers around your home, but not so great if you wanted to enjoy great sounding tunes using your own speakers. RIVA has heard your cries and come to your aid! Meet the CENTRAL!