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Rob Sabin Posted: Aug 26, 2015 1 comments
Bluesound, the high-performance, hi-res audio-centric multiroom audio system, introduced its Gen 2 model line in New York this week and included something budget-minded audiophiles can rally around: a $299 standalone speaker designed by PSB celebrity speaker designer Paul Barton.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2015 0 comments
Neil Young is remarkably upbeat and remarkably candid in a recent Facebook post about the problems facing his Kickstarter-funded company, PonoMusic.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2015 Published: Aug 25, 2015 4 comments
LG today announced that its first high-dynamic-range (HDR)-enabled OLED 4K television series will be available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes when it arrives at retailers nationwide next month with respective prices of $5,500 and $7,000. The models have flat screens, making them the first non-curved 4K OLED models
Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 25, 2015 0 comments

Mini A Speaker System
Performance
Build Quality
Value

Model A Subwoofer
Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $4,785

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Coordinated on- and off-axis response
Custom drivers
Strong dual-10-inch sub
Minus
Center not fully timbre-matched
Not much to look at
Sub crossover limited to two settings

THE VERDICT
The Bryston Mini A offers refined performance and—though it’s not obvious to the naked eye—serious build quality at a moderate price.

So many audio products start as marketing necessities. But how many start as personal quests? When Bryston’s James Tanner wanted to design a one-off “ultimate loudspeaker” for his own reference system, the resulting Mini T floorstanding tower impressed his colleagues so much that it squirreled its way into the upper-echelon marketing channels usually reserved for Bryston’s formidable preamps and amps (which, incidentally, include surround-friendly three-, five-, and eight-channel models).

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 0 comments
Netflix is adding exclusive movies and TV series aimed at teenagers and “tweens” to its streaming roster in an effort to win over the post-millennial generation, according to a report by Advanced Television.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1 comments
Anxious to hear DTS:X surround sound? Lionsgate Films today announced plans to release three films in the new object-based immersive audio format.
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1 comments
Some inventions are unquestionably awesome and tremendously useful. Things like the steam engine, electric battery, electric light, radio, internal combustion engine, and transistor were truly transformative. Other inventions are uber cool, but for some reason find it tougher to break through to broader application. Case in point: sound from ultrasound; more specifically, the generation of audible sound from modulated ultrasonic beams.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2015 0 comments
Epson today announced the addition of two 1080p projectors to its popular Home Cinema series. The three-chip LCD models 1040 and 1440, said to feature up to 3,000/4,400 lumens of color brightness and 3,000/4,400 lumens of white brightness, respectively, will be available at select retailers nationwide next month at $799 and $1,699.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 24, 2015 0 comments
Amid the flurry of MusicCast products announced at last week’s press event were two upcoming Atmos-ready products—the YSP-5600 soundbar the CX-A5100 preamp/processor.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2015 3 comments
Recent studies by Nielsen and others reveal that the audience for AM/FM radio greatly exceeds listening via streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, according to a report by Advanced Television.

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