Sound Advice: Polk Audio Legend series bookshelf speakers highly recommended
Q. My husband has large planar speakers (6 feet high, 3 feet wide) and we are moving to a condo. It will be impossible to use them in the smaller space. Can you suggest small speakers that would provide the same quality when he plays his classical records? We are willing to spend up to $3,000 total for the speakers and amplifier.— C.S., MinneapolisA. The answer to your question came to me immediately. I unhesitatingly recommend Polk Audio Legend series bookshelf speakers, and I assure you that you won’t be disappointed.Polk’s high-end LSi and LSiM speakers have always held a special place in m...
Tribune News Service
Acting Navy secretary resigns after controversial comments to aircraft carrier crew
SAN DIEGO — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, a day after audio from his address to the crew of the San Diego-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt leaked to the media.“This morning I accepted Secretary Modly’s resignation,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement. “He resigned on his own accord, putting the Navy and the Sailors above self so that the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and the Navy as an institution, can move forward.”In his speech Monday, Modly called the ship’s former commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, whom he fired Thursday, “too naive or too stupid” for command...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sound Advice: ZVOX AV50 AccuVoice noise-canceling headphones still available at reduced price
Q. I was looking for reasonably priced noise-canceling headphones when I read your column about the ZVOX AV50 AccuVoice noise-canceling headphones for $69.99, reduced from $149.99. I went to the ZVOX website and they are showing sold out already. Bummer!— K.S., San Jose, Calif.A. I received many emails like yours over the weekend. You will be pleased to know they are not sold out, and you can still get the headphones for $69.99 instead of $149.99.I contacted ZVOX and they explained that their home state closed all nonessential businesses due to the coronavirus, so it was illegal for them to ke...
Tribune News Service
Cities, legislatures learn to govern by conference call
SEATTLE — Elected officials are figuring out Zoom just like the rest of us.Some of the most important legislation states and cities enact to fight the coronavirus pandemic will be passed on grainy video chats or glitchy conference calls, using processes that have never been tested.Policymakers around the country are quickly learning how — or whether — they can cast votes remotely, a method that could prove crucial to responding to the pandemic while maintaining social distancing guidelines.The Seattle City Council has held meetings remotely since March 9, as Washington state suffered the earli...