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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 2 comments

Snell Acoustics new Illusion reference monitors are the ultimate LCR, selling for $10,000 a piece. The Illusion series speakers incorporates a new concept in enclosure design that significantly reduces resonance and spurious vibration.

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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 1 comments

The brand new Vision Media Management from Escient plays and imports movies, videos, music, and photos for a complete home entertainment networking system. There are two versions of an all-in-one server/player. The Model VS-100 provides dual 500GB drives, while the VS-200 is outfitted with dual 1TB drives. The VC-1 is a high-performance networked audio/video zone player that streams both audio and video from either Vision servers, allowing playback of music, movies, and photos to any room of the home. All feature HDMI 1.3 support and upscaling to 1080p to ensure the best possible image quality from any source.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
If last year’s CES made the iPod slot the new must-have input on clock radios, this year it’s two slots. JVC’s NXPN7 features His & Her docks, each illuminated by a user-selectable color. (Are you thinking pink and blue, or is that too...
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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

For those flat panel owners who want improved sound over the built-in speakers, Boston's Tvee Soundbar provides exceptional 2-channel audio in a slim footprint speaker that mounts on the wall under a TV or rests on top of an entertainment center. A wireless subwoofer comes with the package and all are sold for $399.99. The Soundbar is available in Boston's new P.O.P. colors.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments
The specs for Blu-ray discs and players hold the promise of loads of cool features, including stuff like games, Web-based interactivity, and video picture-in-picture where you can see the director discussing the movie on an inset box onscreen...
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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

In the wake of a declining market for traditional box speakers, Boston Acoustics has reinvented themselves with a new style [and logo]. Know as the Personal Options Plan or P.O.P. for short, all their new speakers are made of molded plastic exteriors. However, when you rap on the sides or pick up the speaker you become aware that this is just for aesthetics. Inside is the same Boston engineering with a rigid wooden baffle.

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Waterfall Audio, a French speaker designer, have begun distributing their unique see-through speakers that are made of glass in the U.S. There are two towers plus small speakers that are wall-mountable and suitable for use as surrounds. The wall speakers disappear into the decor looking like lighting sconces, rather than hi-tech gear.

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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

Totem Acoustics was demonstrating a speaker they call The One. Its a limited anniversary edition of the first speaker they ever manufactured. Sans a subwoofer, these diminutive $3995 (pr) speakers were extremely impressive, outperforming, to my ears, some of the behemoth tower speakers [with five and six figure price tags] that were being demonstrated by other manufacturers at the Venetian.

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uavKim Wilson Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

Anthem provides a new software package (PCs only) providing extremely advanced room correction with the D2 Statement Pre/Pro.

Adrienne Maxwell Posted: Jan 09, 2008 2 comments
At a press open house this morning, McIntosh showed off a number of new products, including monoblock and integrated amps, an SACD/CD player, and the $9,000 MT10 turntable. I may never be able to afford McIntosh gear, but I love taking pictures of it. It's purty.

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