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Remaster Class: Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

Sound and Vision - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:35pm
When Genesis tendered their fifth album, Selling England by the Pound, in October 1973, they finally cemented the promise that had been on display in fits and spurts on their previous LPs. (See the wide aural swath of "The Knife" from 1970's Trespass and the mind-expanding combo of "Watcher of the Skies" and "Supper's Ready" from 1972's Foxtrot as prime examples.)
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Vincent’s Integrated Amp Mates DAC with Tube Input

Sound and Vision - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:00am
Pangea Audio Distributing has announced that it is shipping a new compact hybrid integrated amplifier from Germany’s Vincent Audio.
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Hands On: Roku Ultra 2019 Streaming Player

Sound and Vision - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:15am
Roku’s updated Ultra streaming player separates itself from the pack with high-quality video and audio, a host of enhanced features, and a simple user experience.
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Primephonic: Classical Music Streaming Done Right

Sound and Vision - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 8:38am
Can classical music and the streaming universe truly co-exist? Thanks to Primephonic, many hi-res movements are nothing but music to our ears.
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Samsung QN65Q90R LCD Ultra HDTV Review

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 7:25pm

PRICE $3,500

High brightness
Good off-center picture uniformity
Vivid HDR
No Dolby Vision support
Remote control ergonomics

There's little to criticize, and much to like, about Samsung's new flagship LCD UHDTV.

TVs are cheaper than ever. Really. When you see a set priced at $3,500 and your first reaction is a gag reflex, ponder this: a CRT color TV in 1970 might well have cost you $350. That would be a simple tabletop model offering glorious 480i standard definition on a 19-inch screen, and it would cost $2,400 in today's money. Current-day premium sets do command similarly high prices, but they now offer more features and better performance than ever before. The 65-inch Samsung Q90R reviewed here has a suggested retail price of $3,500, though it can be found online for significantly less. There are also 75- and 82-inch Q90R series models, the latter retailing for $6,500. One couldn't even dream of a 65-inch set in 1970, much less an 82-incher.

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Sony to Launch 360 Reality Audio with 1,000 Songs

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:54am
Sony is going head to head with Dolby. The company that invented the Walkman and delivered the world’s first CD player will launch the 360 Reality Audio format it previewed at CES 2019 in the coming weeks with 1,000 songs.
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