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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.