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Brothers in Atmos
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Brothers in Atmos

How producer/keyboardist Guy Fletcher convinced Mark Knopfler to mix classic Dire Straits material and his new solo album One Deep River in Atmos.

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3 mins  |
June - July 2024
Making a Big Purchase
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Making a Big Purchase

I can remember sitting in the hospital room writing that month's edition of this column (called \"The Custom Installer\" at the time) after my daughter, Lauryn, was born in November 2006. Fast-forward 17 years, and now Lauryn is 17 years old, taking college classes, and driving.

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3 mins  |
June - July 2024
Sony Pulse Elite Headphones
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Sony Pulse Elite Headphones

As much as I love playing video games on my main audio system, I recognize that, unlike music, a video game soundtrack filled with effects and voice chat is not one that a non-gamer will enjoy. So when I dive into a Grand Theft Auto Online session, unless I'm alone, I rely on headphones when using my PlayStation 5. And with its acquisition of Audeze, Sony's PlayStation-branded Pulse Elite headphones promise to do more than just look the part of a gaming headset; they offer planar-magnetic driver technology that for a high-fidelity listening experience.

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2 mins  |
June - July 2024
RUNNIN' INTO THE
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RUNNIN' INTO THE

What Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers achieved over their rightfully acclaimed multi-decade career stands as a benchmark for how to match universally appealing songwriting with uncompromising sound quality.

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10+ mins  |
June - July 2024
Pixel Perfection
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Pixel Perfection

SAMSUNG'S 77-INCH QN77S95D TV is the third version of its OLED TVs, which combine quantum dots and blue OLED light. This technology is called \"Quantum-OLED\" by Samsung Electronics and \"QD-OLED\" by Samsung Display, the company that makes the screens. It uses quantum dots to change blue OLED light to red and green light for its RGB pixels.

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10+ mins  |
June - July 2024
Multichannel Mastery
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Multichannel Mastery

REMEMBER WHEN cars ran on gasoline, cell phones flipped, and you needed a forklift to get a flagshipmodel AV receiver onto your equipment rack?

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10+ mins  |
June - July 2024
I Dream of XGIMI
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I Dream of XGIMI

A SELF-DESCRIBED purveyor of “smart projectors and laser TVs,” mentioned in answer to a man-on-thestreet projector query. Though Internet have done much to espouse Xgimi’s evolutionary stable of products, I am willing to wager that the name still escapes a majority of S&V readers.

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8 mins  |
June - July 2024
Dedicated to Discs
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Dedicated to Discs

THOUGH THE famous Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) quote, \"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,\" has been twisted over time from the original quote, \"The report of my death was an exaggeration,\" both very much apply to the state of physical media today.

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10 mins  |
June - July 2024
Sharper Image
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Sharper Image

THE QN75QN900D Neo QLED TV is the 75-inch model in Samsung's 2024 flagship 8K mini-LED LCD TV series, and it delivers a brilliantly bright, colorful, and detailed picture from most content.

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9 mins  |
June - July 2024
Value-Priced Multi-Room Audio
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Value-Priced Multi-Room Audio

MANY OF us use inexpensive smart speakers throughout our homes to play music and control everything from lights to microwaves and washing machines. Devices like the Amazon Echo are great at controlling smart devices along with other more capable smart speakers and amps, but they don't typically deliver a great listening experience on their own.

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9 mins  |
June - July 2024
Pinnacle Picture Performance
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Pinnacle Picture Performance

IT IS a small miracle that you can buy a TV as good as the 77-inch Samsung S90C Quantum Dot OLED for $2500.

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10 mins  |
February - March 2024
AV Masterpiece
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AV Masterpiece

THE AV PROCESSOR is the less well-known sibling of the AV receiver. The main difference being that processors don't have built-in amplification.

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6 mins  |
February - March 2024
Sit and Listen Streaming
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Sit and Listen Streaming

FOR ANYONE who has been waiting for streaming music to be a high-quality sit-and-listen experience, the SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase streaming integrated amp fits the bill.

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8 mins  |
February - March 2024
Worth the Splurge?
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Worth the Splurge?

AS A RULE I'm not particularly susceptible to the \"audio-jewelry\" school of component design; I'm a value/performance guy.

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9 mins  |
February - March 2024
Focus on Gaming
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Focus on Gaming

OPTOMA BOASTS of being both the top 4K UHD projector brand globally and the number one Digital Light Processing (DLP) brand in the United States for 2022, citing the PMA Research Worldwide Projector Census, making the company no stranger to the world of projected light.

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8 mins  |
February - March 2024
Sonic Surprise
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Sonic Surprise

OVER THE YEARS I've reviewed hundreds of audio and video products covering all the usual bases. But not up to now a soundbar.

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10+ mins  |
February - March 2024
Deep Concentration
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Deep Concentration

IN THE realm of high-fidelity audio, the Bowers & Wilkins DB3D subwoofer offers a fusion of compact design and powerful performance.

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7 mins  |
February - March 2024
When Less is More
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When Less is More

MY EXPERIENCE with Bowers & Wilkins dates back over thirty years to my high school days, when I first admired the 801 Matrix in Stereophile magazine.

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10 mins  |
February - March 2024
SHARP, BRIGHT, & BUDGET-FRIENDLY
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SHARP, BRIGHT, & BUDGET-FRIENDLY

IN JUST a few short years the home projector landscape has undergone a radical revolution in terms of price and selection.

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6 mins  |
February - March 2024
They are Coming.I Can't Hold Them Back Any Longer.
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They are Coming.I Can't Hold Them Back Any Longer.

This is my last communication. Outer walls breached. Door is splintering. Hinges giving way. Out of ammo. Just one grenade left. I'll take as many as I can with me. God have mercy on my soul.

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3 mins  |
February - March 2024
Outdoor Entertaining
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Outdoor Entertaining

CREATING A MOVIE OASIS IN YOUR BACKYARD

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3 mins  |
February - March 2024
Big Atmos Generator
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Big Atmos Generator

Guitarist/vocalist Trevor Rabin gives a rousing “yes” to doing surround sound and Atmos mixes for his solo work, movie soundtracks, and the

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3 mins  |
February - March 2024
Ace of Bass – KLIPSCH RP-1600SW
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Ace of Bass – KLIPSCH RP-1600SW

Sat the name Klipsch and most people will instantly think about high-efficiency speakers, ones with horn tweeters and distinctive gold metallic midranges and woofers.

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10+ mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
THE SOUND OF SPEED
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THE SOUND OF SPEED

MotoGP Racing and Audio-Technica Mics

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10 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Perfectly Portable
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Perfectly Portable

SONOS MOVE 2

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5 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Aural Excellence
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Aural Excellence

DYNAUDIO EMIT 50 LOUDSPEAKER

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10 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Desktop Dynamo
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Desktop Dynamo

MONOPRICE MONOLITH MTM-100 AND THX CERTIFIED 8-INCH, 150-WATT POWERED SUBWOOFER

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9 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Retro Fidelity Reimagined
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Retro Fidelity Reimagined

KLIPSCH THE NINES HERITAGE INSPIRED SPEAKERS

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8 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Practically Perfect
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Practically Perfect

KEF LS60 WIRELESS POWERED LOUDSPEAKERS

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10 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024
Forte et Clair
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Forte et Clair

FOCAL HAS long been a high-end French loudspeaker manufacturer with a significant investment in research and development to outpace its competition.

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9 mins  |
December 2023 - January 2024

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