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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 02, 2015 0 comments
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Q My current 5.1 audio setup is driven by a Marantz SR7007 AV receiver. Since I’d like to get a little more punch from it, I’m looking at upgrading to an external five-channel amp: either an Outlaw 5000 or Marantz MM7055. Here’s my question: If I connect an external amp to my Marantz receiver, will I still be able to use its Audyssey processing, or do I lose that ability? —Garry Briand / via email

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Nov 02, 2015 0 comments
Christmas came early in my house. A package just arrived from Kinivo with an assortment of products that I felt I should share—start spreading that holiday joy just days after Halloween. It’s never too early for that, right?

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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Oct 31, 2015 9 comments
The Martian was one of the best movies I saw this year.

This was despite being one of the worst cinema experiences I’ve ever had.

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1 comments
And as we wind on down the road, we have now officially arrived at the home stretch of Led Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page’s master plan of reissuing all nine of the mighty Zep’s studio offerings in Super Deluxe Edition box set form. Not only has the studio wizard’s magic remastering wand gifted us with a plethora of bonus tracks—mainly consisting of fascinating works-in-progress outtakes and alternate mixes, as opposed to troves of unreleased songs—but Page has been adamant about going the full-on 96-kHz/24-bit route in order to “future-proof” the catalog for whatever audiophiliac upgrades are yet to come. (Knowing how audio formats tend to go, however, that song may not remain the same as time marches onward.)
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1 comments
Our heads…er, hats…are off to Techradar’s Chris Hutton for putting together a fiendishly excellent guide to high-tech Halloween pranks.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments
RSL’s new C34E in-ceiling speaker features a lateral, phase-coherent driver alignment that the company says outperforms many in-ceiling speakers on the market.
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Kris Deering Posted: Oct 29, 2015 10 comments

2D Performance
3D Performance
PRICE $8,000

Laser light engine
HDCP 2.2 compliance
Excellent contrast and accuracy
UHD color support
Not true 4K
Contrast not quite up to lofty claims

Few projectors can compete with Epson’s first salvo in the reflective LCD market, and the company’s laser engine delivers bright images with flagship-level contrast and accuracy.

Last year’s CEDIA Expo was a bit of a buzzkill for projectors. We continued to see a dropoff in the number of manufacturers, and two of the biggest names in consumer projectors, Sony and JVC, both decided to forgo new models altogether. But that didn’t stop Epson from unveiling one of the most exciting projectors I’ve seen in years, the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000. Not only is it unlike any previous Epson model, but it’s also the first laser-driven home theater projector I’ve seen—and at a sub-$10,000 price point. But can it compete with the juggernauts from Sony and JVC at these higher price levels? Let’s find out.

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Anthony Chiarella Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments
After assassinating Congo’s Minister of Mining in 2006, Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) must flee the country, leaving the woman he loves (Jasmine Trinca) to his friend Felix (Javier Bardem). Eight years later, Terrier returns, only to discover that he has become a target. Searching for answers as he struggles to stay alive, Terrier manages to either murder or precipitate the death of everyone he meets, including his closest friends. In the end, with the help of a clever Interpol agent (Idris Elba), Terrier learns that his former employer is trying to eradicate all evidence of the crime—including him.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments
The Audio History Library is displaying select gems from its collection of vintage audio gear at the 139th International AES Convention, which runs today through Sunday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2015 1 comments
Action cam maker GoPro has posted tantalizing video recorded by a prototype camera drone the company plans to offer in 2016.