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THE WORLD OF RAISED BY WOLVES

A behind-the-scenes look at director Ridley’s Scott’s HBO Max sci-fi series

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

The Sound of Silver

THERE ARE quite literally hundreds of small, two-way loudspeakers you can buy priced from under $100 to well north of $10,000 per pair.

6 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

THE ROLLING STONES: GOATS HEAD SOUP SUPER DELUXE EDITION

Show of hands, please—how many of you rate August 1973’s Goats Head Soup as your favorite Rolling Stones album? Anyone? No? Can’t say I blame you.

3 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Qello Hooray

Qello seeks to corner the market on streaming concerts and music documentaries. Do they have enough diverse material in their coffers to satisfy our consumptive hunger for content?

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

New Bronze Age

BRITAIN-BASED Monitor Audio offers a wide range of loudspeakers at prices spanning from the bargain basement up to the penthouse that are cleverly named for a variety of metals: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze.

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Buy Once, Cry Once

PART 2. In my previous column (Buy Once, Cry Once), I considered areas in your A/V budget where you should consider splurging when building a system The categories I listed—projection screens, amplifiers, speakers—are ones that can provide years of enjoyment, but don’t see regular or major upgrades. I also covered categories like subwoofers that have a real impact on a system’s overall performance, and ones like pre-wiring that can strongly affect a system’s future serviceability.

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Fractured Fairy Tales

Okay, children! Time for a bedtime story! Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. While walking through the forest, she came upon a quaint little village. In that village, there were three ways to watch movies.

3 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Supersized TV

REMEMBER THE rear-projection TV (RPTV)? RPTVs were big, boxy contraptions housing a projector that beamed an image at the rear of a screen mounted on the set’s front surface.

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Class-D-elightful

Whether you fall into the “all well-designed amps sound the same when used within their limits” camp or the “amp selection is critical” army of true believers, it’s arguable that prior to the turn of the millennium amps designed for high-performance audio had fallen into a rut.

9 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

The Next Generation

The big car companies refresh their lineups on a pretty regular schedule. Honda, for example, brings out all-new versions of its models every four to five years, and it makes smaller upgrades and improvements in the years between the big changes.

9 mins read
Sound & Vision
February - March 2021

Meet the New Boss

VPL-VW885ES, a 4K LCOS projector with a laser light engine

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

JVC Projector Theater Optimizer Function

JVC announced a firmware update for its native 4K D-ILA projectors that delivered true frame adaptive HDR tone mapping to the lineup.

10 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

Ditching DLNA

HIGH END- PROJECTORS

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

Turn It up To 11.2

DENON AVR-X6700H 11.2-CHANNEL A/V RECEIVER

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

The Road to Utopia

FOCAL CHORA 826-D SPEAKER SYSTEM

9 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

The Rapture of the Rumble

Because everything must be controversial, I am going to be controversial. This column discusses God, politics, climate change, and Enzo Ferrari. Furthermore, if it causes lightning to strike you, so be it.

3 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

Virtually There

With large-scale live events still in a holding pattern, attending VR and AR concerts online could be the next best bet for diehard concertgoers.

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

DISTRICT 9 - ULTRA HD BLU-RAY

DISTRICT 9 rises above its disparate components—there are multiple strong influences, everything from Alien Nation to the faux-documentary feel of The Office—to deliver a socially resonant story that’s even more relevant a decade after its release.

2 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

GHOST IN THE SHELL - ULTRA HD BLU-RAY

MAMORO OSHII’S beautiful and unsettling anime film, Ghost in the Shell, has been released on Ultra HD Blu-ray to celebrate its 25 th anniversary.

1 min read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

The 300 Spartans - Ultra HD Blu-ray

Inspired by the 1962 Cinemascope epic The 300 Spartans that he saw as a lad, writer/artist Frank Miller would go on to create the five-issue graphic novel 300, a wildly stylized, heavily fictionalized account of the Battle of Thermopylae.

3 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

John Lennon Reimagined

The Making of Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

Buy Once, Cry Once

Buy once, cry once. You might be familiar with that old adage, which is used to describe the purchase of a high-cost item that entails upfront financial “pain,” but with no need to buy again in the future due to the superior craftsmanship and build quality. It’s often associated with tools and watches but works quite well for A/V gear.

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
December 2020 - January 2021

Quantum Leap

HISENSE 65H8G QUANTUM LCD ULTRA HDTV

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

The A/V Strato-Sphere

KALEIDESCAPE STRATO S MOVIE PLAYER

9 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

OLED Remastered

The XBR-65A8H rests on legs positioned 40 inches apart for a tabletop setup, allowing it to sit securely on any solid piece of furniture you might reasonably choose for a 65-inch diagonal (57-inch wide) television.

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

Instant Theater

VAVA VA-LT002 4K LASER DLP PROJECTOR

10 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

2020-2021 HOME THEATER VIDEO+AUDIO

10 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

Klipsch The Fives Powered Speaker System

I’m all about simplicity so I welcomed The Fives with open arms.

5 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

VICTORIAN MEETS MODERN TECH

A Toronto manor gets outfitted with state-of-the-art automation, multiroom A/V, and a high-end home cinema

8 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Atmos Soundbar

Atmos Made Easy

4 mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2020

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