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Prime Video Removes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Unless You Pay More

— February 13, 2024 13:30

Prime Video Removes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Unless You Pay More

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service began running ads AND stripped off Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos! If you want them back, you have to pay for the ad-free tier which is an additional $2.99/month.

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‘LG Labs’ Exhibition Focused on Innovation at CES 2024

— February 06, 2024 00:00

‘LG Labs’ Exhibition Focused on Innovation at CES 2024

At CES 2024, the “LG Labs” exhibition inside the LG Electronics booth showcased a vacuum tube OLED jukebox called the DukeBox, a high-tech camper, and a tiny 4K projector called the CineBeam Qube.

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Harman Buys Roon, But Why?

— January 29, 2024 10:30

Harman Buys Roon, But Why?

Harman acquired Roon, the music management software company with a passionate audiophile following. Roon will retain its team and operate as an independent business within Harman. So why the acquisition?

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New ‘Lenbrook Media Group’ Formed with Focus On Content Delivery

— January 29, 2024 00:50

New ‘Lenbrook Media Group’ Formed with Focus On Content Delivery

The Lenbrook Group of Companies has formed Lenbrook Media Group to commercialize BluOS, MQA, and SCL6 across the digital audio supply chain. This new entity will be led by Mike Jbara. Read on.

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IsoAcoustics Mobile App and Product Selector Now Available in 7 Languages

— January 27, 2024 00:30

IsoAcoustics Mobile App and Product Selector Now Available in 7 Languages

IsoAcoustics has expanded the global reach of its Product Selector tool and mobile app with support for 6 additional languages. It’s easier than ever to find the right isolation products for your speakers.

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DALI’s New Grand Vokal Center Speaker Boasts High Output, NOT High Price

— January 23, 2024 08:00

DALI’s New Grand Vokal Center Speaker Boasts High Output, NOT High Price

DALI’s new Grand Vokal ($1,000) is designed for large rooms, offering more output (111dB SPL) and higher power handling. It should be a perfect match for DALI’s Oberon tower speakers.

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Wilson Audio WASAE Center Speaker Saves Space at a BIG Price

— January 22, 2024 00:00

Wilson Audio WASAE Center Speaker Saves Space at a BIG Price

The Wilson Audio WASAE Center speaker ($9,500) is a space saver for a premium price. It uses the same 5.75" mid-woofer and 1" soft-dome Convergent Synergy MK5 tweeter as larger Wilsons. Read on.

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New Scalable AURO‑CX Audio Codec Demoed at CES 2024

— January 18, 2024 00:00

New Scalable AURO-CX Audio Codec Demoed at CES 2024

AURO is back with a new, next-gen audio codec called AURO-CX. The folks behind AURO-3D say that AURO-CX delivers scalable quality, channel count, sample rate, and objects, in one powerful bitstream.

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New Firmware for PAC AVRs Adds Roon, Auro 3D, Improved Dirac & More

— January 17, 2024 00:00

New Firmware for PAC AVRs Adds Roon, Auro 3D, Improved Dirac & More

The Integra DRX-8.4, Onkyo TX-RZ70, and Pioneer Elite VSX-LX805 are now Roon Ready, and support Auro 3D. Dirac Live also gets an upgrade and you can stream Spatial Audio directly to your AVR!

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Apple Music To Offer Dolby Atmos Incentive To Artists, Record Labels

— January 12, 2024 00:35

Apple Music To Offer Dolby Atmos Incentive To Artists, Record Labels

Apple Music will reportedly pay higher royalties for streams of songs offered in Dolby Atmos. This incentive could encourage more artists and record labels to embrace the format.

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A/V In A Briefcase? The Focal P60 Porsche Kit and the LG StanbyME Go

— January 11, 2024 00:45

A/V In A Briefcase? The Focal P60 Porsche Kit and the LG StanbyME Go

Both the Focal P60 Limited Edition Utopia loudspeaker kit for Porsche 911 cars and the LG StanbyME Go portable 27-inch entertainment screen boast an unusual cool-factor. Read on.

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Rockford Fosgate Roof Audio System For Polaris Ranger All‑Terrain Vehicles

— January 06, 2024 00:15

Rockford Fosgate Roof Audio System For Polaris Ranger All-Terrain Vehicles

The Rockford Fosgate Ranger Roof Audio System is an all-in-one audio solution for Polaris Ranger ATVs. Available for both two-seater and four-seater Ranger models. Read on.

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MartinLogan Motion XT F100 New Year's Speaker Giveaway!

— January 03, 2024 01:00

MartinLogan Motion XT F100 New Year's Speaker Giveaway!

MartinLogan's Motion XT F100 Giveaway, free to enter, free shipping to receive your prize. This is your chance to WIN Audioholics Best of 2023, by the legendary MartinLogan speaker company.

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New Apple Watch Infringes Denon/B&W Parent, Masimo's IP

— December 21, 2023 00:00

New Apple Watch Infringes Denon/B&W Parent, Masimo's IP

Apple ordered to stop sales of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 for IP infringement of Masimo (parent company of Denon, Marantz, B&W;) health monitoring technology. Will the two tech companies settle?

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Get Ready for ‘Headphone Weather’ with Bowers & Wilkins, Focal, and DALI

— December 13, 2023 00:00

Get Ready for ‘Headphone Weather’ with Bowers & Wilkins, Focal, and DALI

Get your ears ready for “headphone weather”. We'll look at the Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2e, Focal Bathys, and DALI IO-12. They don't just keep your ears warm, they sound great too!

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Lenbrook Bought Bankrupt MQA. Now What?

— November 12, 2023 00:35

Lenbrook Bought Bankrupt MQA. Now What?

Lenbrook Corp., the parent company to NAD Electronics, PSB Loudspeakers, and Bluesound, has acquired Bankrupt MQA. We speculate if SCL6 technology is the driving force behind the acquisition of MQA.

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Cambridge Audio’s New ‘Black Edition’ Dac & Streamer

— November 03, 2023 00:00

Cambridge Audio’s New ‘Black Edition’ Dac & Streamer

Cambridge Audio released their DacMagic 200M DAC($549) and MXN10 network streamer ($499). The DACMagic comes with Dual ESS ES9028Q2M chips and supports TONS of digital options. Read on.

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Perlisten R210s Subwoofer Giveaway & Special Promo for All Registrants!

— November 01, 2023 00:00

Perlisten R210s Subwoofer Giveaway & Special Promo for All Registrants!

Enter to Win a THX Ultra Certified Perlisten R210s Subwoofer($4,995 value) & get a free special promo for entering! Perlisten, where luxury meets engineering in audio, and YOU take home the best bass!

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GPS Tech Company Garmin Acquires JL Audio ‑ Yacht Rock Lives On!

— October 30, 2023 00:00

GPS Tech Company Garmin Acquires JL Audio - Yacht Rock Lives On!

Garmin has signed a purchase agreement to acquire JL Audio, the maker of some of the world’s best subwoofers. It might seem like a mismatch if you don’t follow JL Audio’s hugely successful offerings.

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3 New Monitor Audio Anthra Subwoofers You Can Make Wireless with REL HT‑Air MKII

— October 27, 2023 00:00

3 New Monitor Audio Anthra Subwoofers You Can Make Wireless with REL HT-Air MKII

This 3-strong lineup of Monitor Audio's Anthra subwoofers feature all new drivers, amps, and app control. Make them wireless with REL’s new HT-Air MKII Wireless subwoofer connection kit for only $139!

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Primare SPA25 Prisma 11.2CH AV Receiver & Tidal RISING

— October 23, 2023 00:00

Primare SPA25 Prisma 11.2CH AV Receiver & Tidal RISING

Today we look at the SPA25 Prisma, an 11 channel high-end AVR with Dirac Live from the Swedish audio manufacturer Primare. We also look at Tidal’s newly revamped artist support program, Tidal Rising.

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Bluesound Node X, PSB Alpha iQ, Radical NAD M66 Streaming Preamp

— October 16, 2023 00:00

Bluesound Node X, PSB Alpha iQ, Radical NAD M66 Streaming Preamp

We’re taking a look at 3 promising BluOS streaming products; the Bluesound Node X Streaming amp, PSB Alpha iQ streaming speaker, and the NAD M66 Streaming DAC-Preamplifier with Dirac and 4 sub outs!

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PlayStation Adds Atmos and Tidal’s FLAC Woes

— October 12, 2023 00:00

PlayStation Adds Atmos and Tidal’s FLAC Woes

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is getting support for Dolby Atmos gaming! Less exciting is the news that Tidal’s adoption of high-res FLAC is turning out to be less of a crowd-pleaser than we first expected.

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Audeze MM‑100 & Sennheiser HD 660S2 Two Affordable Open‑Back Headphones!

— October 09, 2023 00:15

Audeze MM-100 & Sennheiser HD 660S2 Two Affordable Open-Back Headphones!

Audeze MM-100 ($399) planar magnetic headphone and Sennheiser's HD 660S2 headphone($599.95), both are open-back designs with neutral sound signatures aimed at the pro audio and audiophile communities.

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Klipsch Reference RP‑1600SW 16" MONSTER Sub Giveaway!

— October 01, 2023 00:00

Klipsch Reference RP-1600SW 16" MONSTER Sub Giveaway!

Klipsch Reference RP-1600SW 16" Monster Subwoofer Giveaway! Entry is Free! Shipping is FREE! Enter to WIN this truly monstrous subwoofer before midnight Halloween night, Oct 31st, 2023 11:59PM ET.

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Get Streaming with WiiM, NAD, and Cambridge Audio

— September 29, 2023 00:30

Get Streaming with WiiM, NAD, and Cambridge Audio

Looking to add streaming to your existing audio system? The WiiM Pro Plus ($219), NAD CS1 ($349), and Cambridge Audio AXN1($499) and MXN10 ($499) let you choose your preferred form-factor. Read on.