Sound & Vision June/July 2019

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3 min
introducing the new triton one.r from goldenear technology

“Everything that made Triton Reference Sound & Vision’s Product-of-the-Year in a gorgeous, super sounding, more compact and even more affordable package!” “The powerful sense of atmosphere that the One.R speakers conveyed conjure up memories of my time with the Triton Reference.” –Al Griffin, Sound & Vision GoldenEar Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Triton One.R. This extraordinary new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the Triton Reference. The T Ref has been compared with speakers selling for over ten times its surprisingly affordable cost. It has had a remarkable response from both music and hifi enthusiasts as well as press and reviewers from around the world, who have bestowed upon it innumerable Speaker-of-the-Year and Product-of-the-Year awards. Now the T One.R is here for your…

3 min
track one

On The Web Log on to and sign up for our free monthly enewsletter. You’ll get exclusive tips, news, trends, and reviews from your favorite S&V writers. Customer Service And Subscriptions Call (800) 666-3746 (international calls: 386-447-6383) or write to: Sound & Vision, P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235 Please include your full name, address, and phone number on any inquiries. Technology: Friend or Foe? A PERSISTENT THEME I’ve observed in recent articles from several long-time Sound & Vision contributors is a sense of unease over the encroachment of AI (Artificial Intelligence) into the traditional consumer electronics space. The consensus seems to be that it’s one thing to have that capability on our phones, but quite another for it to be built into speakers, receivers, and TVs. Sure, we can appreciate the idea…

10 min

In Defense of 3D Much to my dismay, Sound & Vision some time ago eliminated the 3D-Ness rating category from the reviews in the Entertainment section. I am a retired broadcast TV technician who has always been a fan of 3D motion pictures, starting with Bwana Devil in 1952, when I was 10, and then House of Wax in 1953. Life is in 3D, so why not movies? With many new releases being advertised as in “Real 3D,” it seems that American audiences still enjoy going to a 3D movie at a theater, and I have to assume that they don’t mind wearing the glasses. I’m also told by people “in the business” that 3D screenings are very popular in other parts of the world such as Asia. That is why…

5 min
wide angle

Apple TV Expands Apple recently announced a new TV service called Apple TV+ that will feature an original slate of ad-free programming created by big names including Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey. Pricing and availability for the service, which is meant to take a bite out of Netflix, will be announced later this fall. Another key part of the announcement was the company’s Apple TV app. The just-released app serves as a platform to aggregate streaming services so that content can be easily browsed and searched without having to jump between multiple apps. It also supports live TV streaming, although that feature requires a subscription to a cable/satellite or app-based service such as PlayStation Vue or Hulu Live TV. The Apple TV app is available on iOS devices, including iPhones,…

3 min
the coming boom in home theater

I have a theory. Well, it’s not really a theory. It’s more of a hunch. Actually, it’s not even a hunch. Just a tingling. But sometimes my tinglings are surprisingly prescient. Here’s my tingle: Thanks to societal shifts, in the coming years there will be a huge resurgence—a boom—in the popularity of home theater. A home theater resurgence? Why? I’ll list my reasons. You can tick off the ones you agree with, and the ones you don’t, and see if you reach the same conclusions. Rich People are Evil We know this because politicians are telling us so. Rich people should pay their fair share. Their marginal incometax rate should be 70 to 90 percent and their net worth taxed annually at 3 percent. Estate taxes should be dramatically higher. In this climate,…

4 min

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens penned those immortal words 160 years ago to open A Tale of Two Cities, his well-lauded 1859 historical novel set before and during the French Revolution. That telling assessment could also be applied to another revolution that took place 140 years later, a revolution that irreversibly changed the fortunes of the entire music business forever and a day. I’m of course talking about the file-sharing service known as Napster, which made its presence known to Internet-savvy users two decades ago on June 1, 1999. Napster was an independent peer-to-peer (a.k.a. P2P) file-sharing service that made it possible for just about anyone to access in digital form just about every song recorded. Indeed, Napster was the gateway portal…