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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 16, 2010 0 comments
Marchon Eyewear, famed for its Flexon frames, has licensed technology from RealID with the intent of making 3D glasses that also function as sunglasses.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2008 0 comments
It seems like everyone has a blog these days. (Insert cute winking smiley-face thingy here.) Internet billionaire Mark Cuban is no different. He has a plan to save Internet video. Whew! Good thing, and just in time. What would Hulu, Netflix, and...
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Chris Chiarella Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments
Those who know me are aware that a chat with Mark Hamill, the star of The Best Damned Movie Ever Made, was the fulfillment of a boyhood dream. I even chose "Mark" as my Confirmation name years ago, my parents thinking it was in honor of one of the four Disciples. ("Luke" is in there too, come to think.) After countless fanboy discussions, I suddenly found myself shifting pronouns, from "When he made Empire. . ." to "When you made Empire. . ." and it felt good. The experience was all the more fun for the fact that Hamill himself is a hardcore fan, passionate about his work—including directing his first feature film, Comic Book: The Movie—and remarkably candid and generous.
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HT Staff Posted: May 13, 2013 0 comments
Harman’s Luxury Audio Group announced that it is now shipping the Mark Levinson 40th Anniversary No. 52 Reference Dual-Monaural Preamplifier, which is being hailed as the finest preamplifier ever created by Mark Levinson.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2008 0 comments
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. Seriously. The No. 502 Media Console is basically an A/V processor with a ton of bells and whistles. This is the first product in a new series from the Mark Levinson company. Oddly, Mark...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Oct 18, 1998 0 comments

A new country has taken the lead position in the modern media world. Is it in Europe or Asia? Africa? Australia? Nope, the newest media moguls on the block reside on the small South Pacific group of atolls known as Tuvalu.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2010 0 comments
There's no shortage of headphones options out there at the moment, but starting on November 15th, legendary amp-maker Marshall will be entering the fray. There isn't a lot to talk about yet, since details on the familiar-looking cans is...
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2000 0 comments
Lawrence, Kansas—based MartinLogan, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of electrostatic loudspeakers, has announced its new “Theater” center channel speaker for home theater use. The Theater is intended to accompany any of the company’s CLS[TM] (curvilinear line source) electrostatic panels, which range in price from $1,695 to $70,000 per pair. The “Theater” is claimed to offer a “new reference level” for center channel speakers.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2000 0 comments
Say "MartinLogan" and most home theater fans immediately think "electrostatics." The Lawrence, Kansas-based company has built a solid reputation on its beautiful and great-sounding speaker lines. The elegant translucent panels grace the homes of thousands of movie lovers and music fans.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2008 0 comments
MartinLogan, known for those electrostatic speakers that audiophiles love and everybody else confuses with Japanese shoji screens, conducted its first U.S. demos of the new $25,000-per-pair, 25th-anniversary CLX flagship speaker today at Los Angeles...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2009 0 comments
MartinLogan is known for some pretty ostentatious designed based around electrostatic drivers, so it's pretty surprising to see the company announce such a nondescript-looking speaker. The new Encore TF is a remarkably modest-looking LCR speaker,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2 comments
MartinLogan has announced that three models will be added to its popular Motion Series of speakers at the end of the month.

The Motion 60XT floorstanding (shown, $3,000/pair), Motion 50XT center ($900), and Motion 35XT bookshelf models ($1,200/pair) feature a new Folded Motion XT tweeter with a radiating surface 40 percent larger than its predecessor, bigger woofers, increased power handling, and higher efficiency, according to the company.

Additional refinements include rear-firing, low-turbulence bass ports, custom five-way binding posts, and reinforced internal bracing. The new models are voice-matched for mixing and matching and available with a high-gloss piano black or high-gloss black cherrywood finish.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2008 0 comments
Sometimes the best approach is the simplest. Put a high-end 150-watt amplifier right into the chassis of a high-end speaker that can be placed in any position in your home theater. Simple enough.The MartinLogan "Feature" is an...
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2013 0 comments
Inaugural Product Connects Handheld Devices to Any Audio System

Canadian high-tech startup Mass Fidelity has introduced its first product—the $199 Relay wireless hi-fi receiver.

The receiver streams music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device to any audio system and is said to deliver audiophile-grade performance thanks to proprietary topography and firmware and the use of premium components such as a Burr-Brown digital-to-audio converter.

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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 09, 2000 0 comments

The march of progress comes at a price to the environment. Old computer monitors and television sets often wind up in landfills, where they can leak lead, cadmium, mercury, and other toxic chemicals into the groundwater. The federally mandated changeover to digital television, projected to be complete within the next six years, may exacerbate the problem as millions of consumers consign their old displays to the trash.

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