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Ad Astra

Sound and Vision - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:42am
In Ad Astra (Latin for "to the stars"), a curious mashup of 2001 and Apocalypse Now, new facts have recently come to light about the disappearance of a deep, deep space probe launched to find intelligent life in the cosmos. The commander was Cliff McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), the most decorated man in the history of the space program, and now his son Roy (Brad Pitt) is tasked with his own top-secret mission...
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Vizio Kicks Off Super Bowl TV Deals

Sound and Vision - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:35am
Time to clear out those 2019 models. Vizio today announced Super Bowl deals on a few HDR-enabled 4K LED-backlit LCD TVs.
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What Are the Benefits of Bi-Wiring Vs. Bi-Amping?

Sound and Vision - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:59am
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Q I just bought Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II speakers and want to know how to install them using bi-wiring. Do I connect two separate wires from the positive and negative outputs on the receiver and run them to the separate positive and negative input sets on the speaker? What benefits will that provide? —Kris Green, via email

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Austere Introduces 8K-Capable HDMI 2.1 Cable

Sound and Vision - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:34am
Oregon-based startup Austere has introduced an HDMI 2.1 cable designed to meet 8K UHD specifications.
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Q Acoustics Adds Stand-Mount Model to 3000i Series

Sound and Vision - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:59pm
U.K.-based speaker specialist Q Acoustics has added a new stand-mount model to the 3000i speaker series the company introduced last year.
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Cambridge Audio AXR100 Stereo Receiver Review

Sound and Vision - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:10pm

--> Performance
PRICE $499

Fine amplifier power and sonics
Subwoofer output
Full-sized, full-function remote control
Bluetooth streaming
No USB type-B input for computer connection
No onboard Wi-Fi
Limited ergonomics

Cambridge Audio's stereo receiver may be simple, but it features an excellent amplifier, solid DAC performance, and a useful FM tuner.

They still make stereo receivers? Who knew! But seriously, folks—I'm here all week. Stale humor aside, there will always be a sure market for high-quality audio playback, with access to terrestrial-broadcast radio, AKA good old FM, and a basic feature set for hooking up outboard components. And Cambridge Audio's AXR100 is one of a small but growing cadre of current-day stereo receivers aiming to satisfy it.

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Theory Audio Design Is Off and Running

Sound and Vision - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:35am
Theory Audio Design, the new venture from Pro Audio Technology founder Paul Hale, is officially up and running with the launch of its first seven products.
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SVS Announces 60-Day Price Protection, Auto Refunds

Sound and Vision - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 8:12am
The speaker specialists at SVS are stepping up their game with a bold 60-day price-protection plan.
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