Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound

A sonic collaboration of the highest caliber to celebrate the automaker's new FrontBass System

The scoring stage at Skywalker Sound can showcase a single performer or a 125-piece orchestra, but for several months it was home to one of the first 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 pre-production cars, often hidden under cover and behind sound baffles when other recording sessions were taking place. Though the car didn’t have an engine, it did feature one of the auto company’s more surprising …

Octiv 650

Altec Lansing's new compact dock incorporates video streaming to an enhanced sound experience

Just unveiled, Altec Lansing’s latest iPhone/iPod friendly device adds new innovative features to keep the now classic “dock” model fresh. In addition to delivering rich sound, with its two 3″ full range drivers and a nested 4″ subwoofer, the Octiv 650 has component and composite video out jacks, enabling the user to output Netflix and Youtube streams to their TV right from the dock while …

McIntosh MXA60

Prosumer audio components shrunk into a shelf-sized unit

A favorite of audiophiles everywhere, McIntosh has been known for its top-of-the-line amplifiers and stereo equipment for over 60 years. We recently got the chance to spend some time with the MXA60 integrated audio system, released to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary. As with all of their products, the system’s looks alone won us over instantly. With a glass face, metal casing and anodized aluminum …