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Sony Raises the Bar Again
At CES this past January, Sony announced the new models in its TV range. Among these was a refresh to one of its most popular models, the X950G, which we think hits the sweet spot in the lineup with the perfect balance of price and performance.
To our pleasant surprise, one of those models is arriving a bit early post-CES - the X950H. This model continues to improve on tried and true LED/LCD technology to deliver picture quality that’s hard to beat, and we’ve got it available now at A&B TV, Austin’s premier TV store.
What’s new on the Sony X950H? Keep reading to learn more.
What You Need to Know About Turntables
Vinyl records may be based on century-old technology, but they are alive and well in today's recorded music landscape. In fact, in 2019, vinyl was neck and neck with CD sales. Admittedly, in this age of 50 million tracks of music available on-demand via streaming, physical media is no longer the predominant way to listen. But while streaming is rapidly making the CD obsolete, vinyl is growing.
Vinyl's popularity is not only due to nostalgia, although it plays a part. Vinyl records bring back the era of listening to an album the way producers and artists curated it, and the artful covers and tactile nature are distinctly different from calling up music on a smartphone or tablet.
Then there’s the turntable the album plays on. Good turntables are elegant examples of industrial design and engineering, beautiful to look at in a way that a smart speaker isn’t. Shopping for physical records, whether new or vintage, is also a different (and often more social) experience than pushing the Buy Now button on Amazon. It all adds up to a different musical experience - one meant to be savored.
Are you looking to get back into vinyl, or get into it? Look no further than A&B TV, Austin’s audio and speaker store since 1967. Keep reading to learn what to look for in today’s turntables.
Explore the Yamaha Difference at Austin’s Home Audio Store
Yamaha can be considered unique in the electronics industry. Starting in 1887 with a reed organ, the company now makes a whole line of musical instruments, from well-known pianos to guitars to wind instruments as well as a broad range of home and professional audio products. In 2019, Yamaha's new brand slogan became “make waves” to reflect how the company aims to deliver emotional experiences to customers.
Since building its first hi-fi audio product in 1954, Yamaha has been committed to delivering engaging sound experiences. Nowhere is that better reflected than in their extensive AV receiver line. AV receivers rely on sophisticated digital processing to produce the magic of immersive surround sound, and Yamaha has been at it for a long time. They first produced their own semiconductors in 1971 and have amassed decades of experience in DSP (digital signal processing). Yamaha was one of the earliest players in soundbars, starting with the award-winning YSP-1 in 2005, which showcased the company's DSP expertise in directing sound around the room from a single unit with multiple drivers.
What does this mean for AV receivers? The company's experience with musical instruments and DSP makes them uniquely qualified to build components that faithfully and naturally reproduce sound for movies and music. Read on to learn more about Yamaha's best AV receiver, the Aventage line, and hear the difference at A&B TV, Austin's complete home audio store.