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Lauren Dragan Posted: Oct 02, 2015 1 comments
This past Wednesday I attended my second Luxury Technology Show in Los Angeles and it was, as the year before it, a study in making the ordinary opulent, and the expensive ridiculously expensive. The LED-message-displaying-booze was flowing and I put on my cocktail attire to see what’s new just for you. Here’s some highlights from what I learned:

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 45 comments
Register to win a Morrow Audio High-end HDMI Cable with SSI Technology (MSRP $139.00) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Made to Morrow Audio high-end specifications with 4K-ready enhancement and meeting its proprietary and renowned SSI Technology guidelines, the HDMI cable helps produce phenomenal home theater picture and sound quality unlike others. With solid soundstage delivery, viewers can see and hear the sounds never before experienced until now. "

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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David Vaughn Posted: Oct 02, 2015 2 comments
Computer programmer Caleb Smith wins an inter-company competition to spend a week at the remote estate of the company’s brilliant, yet quirky CEO and founder, Nathan Bateman. He soon learns that the vacation will be anything but when he’s coerced into signing a nondisclosure release in order to administer a Turing Test on a new AI program that could revolutionize the world. It turns out that the AI has been placed in a fully functional—and human-looking—robot named Ava, who has been locked in a glass enclosure and can’t be freed unless she proves to Smith and Bateman that she’s achieved full consciousness and is not just copying human behavior.
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Daniel Kumin Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments
Build Quality
PRICE $3,447 as reviewed

Very honest, very capable reproduction
Unusual, and unusually attractive, cosmetics
Excellent center-channel off-axis consistency
Ever so slightly warm balance may not please more analytical listeners

Wide-range towers and solid tonal matching make for a system that will fulfill many, even without a subwoofer.

Italian technology doesn’t get a lot of respect. (There’s a version of the old joke where in heaven the police are British, the cooks French, and the engineers German; in hell the police are German, the cooks British, and the engineers— you guessed it—Italian.) But think only of Ferrari. Or Lamborghini. Better still, think of supercar maker Pagani, for which today’s examinee, Sonus Faber, provides premium audio systems.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 02, 2015 4 comments
Over the past couple of years, I've raised the bar for new entries to my music library. I've been steadily giving up lossy audio. In other words, file formats like MP3 and iTunes-approved AAC are no longer welcome. It is time for my library to move to the next step. So long, lossy. Quoth the raven, nevermore.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments
Offering a preview of what it will show at CEDIA Expo in Dallas in two weeks, Integra has updated the classic stereo receiver with its new DTM 40.7 network-ready stereo receiver.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2015 1 comments
Mytek Digital and AudioQuest are the latest companies to support the MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology created by Meridian founder Bob Stuart, which enables high-resolution music files to be streamed efficiently without sonic compromise. The technology has been adopted by the streaming service Tidal.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments
Nestled among the dozens of gadgets and gizmo’s at the annual Holiday Spectacular press event in New York City were a few products worth mentioning.

SV Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments
Denon announced plans to roll out yet another X Series AV receiver in October, the AVR-X6200W.
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Al Griffin Posted: Sep 30, 2015 9 comments
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