SiriusXM and Howard Stern have announced that SiriusXM will start offering free access to its full lineup of Premier Streaming content to listeners in North America through May 15. Howard kicked off the Stream Free access while hosting The Howard Stern Show, on channel 100, from his home.
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Spotify will be piloting its Premium Duo service in Canada, France, and Japan following successful rollouts in Denmark, Ireland, Poland, and Latin America last year.
Joby has launched a new customizable product line designed specifically for content creators. The line-up includes microphones, rugged and waterproof lighting, smartphone cases with built-in tripods, and more.
Cambridge Audio has made both its flagship Edge NQ and CXN (V2) network audio streamers Room Ready, with the high-resolution streaming and music management technology built into the devices.
Austere, a home theatre accessories company from Portland, OR, sent me a 2.5-metre Austere V (MSRP $130) 4K-rated HDMI cable to play with after I expressed my excitement at the designs when meeting with them in a private suite at CES 2020.
Staub Electronics has been appointed distributor for Leon Commercial AV solutions. The partnership comes into effect immediately.
According to Nielsen Music's annual report, recorded music sales in the United States grew 13% in 2019 to US$11.1 billion, the highest revenue in more than a decade. Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, and subscription and on-demand services like YouTube and SiriusXM accounted for 80% or US$8.8 billion of total revenue.
I was recently offered a Hyundai Palisade for a week in order to review the upgraded sound system in the top-line seven-seater vehicle. So I took it out on the open road, tweaked settings, cranked up the volume, played some of my favourite tunes, and here's my report.
As I was browsing online for another fully automatic turntable and speakers to replace the ones in my bedroom, I came across the MSRP $1,499 German-made Thorens TD240-2. Meanwhile, the Totem KIN Play speakers ($1,250), which were first shown at CEDIA 2018 in early September, also sounded intriguing. The combination of the two? I was eager to try it out.
Sanus has revealed its new SASB1 soundbar mount, which makes it easy to fine-tune the height and depth to seamlessly integrate soundbars with mounted TVs.
At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, NAD Electronics revealed a new advanced amplifier that's designed specifically for high performance distributed audio systems.