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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a refined version of its P7 wireless headphone.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments
For crowdfunding to succeed you need a strong concept/design for a product people will want or at least deem useful and a solid plan to execute production when the money comes flowing in. But the money doesn’t always come flowing in as Sonic Blocks recently learned.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0 comments
The end of summer beckons and so do the 10 products we singled out for Top Pick status in August. From an unexpected speaker from Quad and a soundbar-based 5.1 system from Atlantic Technology to SVS’s crazy cheap subwoofer isolation system and Sony’s killer HDR-ready 4K TV, the mix is eclectic as usual but with an emphasis on speakers this time around. Appropriate, we think, considering speakers define the sonic character of any system. Let us know if you plan to make (or have already made) room for any of these gems in your home entertainment space.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2016 3 comments
Onkyo USA announced plans to add to two top-of-the-line AV receivers and a new flagship AV preamp/controller to its RZ Series in September.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments
Rovi has bought TiVo, everyone’s favorite DVR maker, and adopted its name. Why is this $1.1 billion deal so richly ironic? Rovi got its start in 1983 as Macrovision, a videocassette anti-copy system that caused strobing of images on playback of illegal tape-to-tape copies. As an unintended side effect, the system sometimes did the same even with authorized prerecorded tapes. So it’s quite an eyebrow raiser to see Macrovision’s successor absorbing a company devoted to personal video recording.
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SV Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments
In recent years, the music and consumer electronics industries have collaborated to lead a resurgence of interest in high-resolution audio. The movement is a reaction to the perceived loss of appreciation for recording-quality music resulting from the widespread adoption of compressed digital music formats (MP3, AAC, WMA) developed for digital download, players, and sharing services.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments
Yamaha today announced the addition of a MusicCast-enabled model to its line of two-channel network receivers, optimized for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming and smart-device connectivity.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2016 0 comments
If a rapper can design and market headphones why not an NFL football player?
SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2016 1 comments
Swedish speaker company Procella Audio today announced a new monstrous flagship subwoofer rated to play down to 18 Hz and hit a maximum continuous output of 137 dB (143 dB peak
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2016 0 comments
Amazon is working on a couple ad-free music streaming service, one of which would be exclusive to its wildly popular Echo Bluetooth speaker/personal assistant.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2016 2 comments
Phase Technology, the company that invented the soft-dome tweeter nearly 50 years ago under the United Speakers Systems banner, will demonstrate a new version of its sophisticated dARTS room calibration system at the upcoming CEDIA trade exhibition that opens in Dallas on September 15.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2016 0 comments
In advance of CEDIA, which opens in Dallas on September 15, Parasound has announced the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, which it says is the first four-zone DAC with built-in crossovers.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 24, 2016 1 comments
Sony and Best Buy today announced that starting this week Sony Hi-Res Listening Stations are being rolled out to 250 Magnolia Home Theater locations around the country, joining the 82 Magnolia Design Centers that have had listening stations since late last year. The rollout is expected to be complete by September.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2016 1 comments
Is your Netflix consumption pushing your mobile data consumption past the cap? The company has new tool to help subscribers dodge overage charges.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments
Vizio today announced enhancements to the SmartCast App it introduced earlier this year and announced that Google Play Movies & TV will be integrated into the app.