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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2014 0 comments
Lutron Electronics has introduced a wireless lighting and shade-control system for do-it-yourself consumers. The system comprises the Lutron Smart Bridge wireless bridge, which connects the company’s Caséta Wireless dimmers, Pico remote controls, Serena remote-controlled shades, and other third-party devices, and an app for controlling lights and shades inside or outside the home from any iOS or Android-based smartphone or tablet.
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SV Staff Posted: May 01, 2010 0 comments
This past week, I was among a small group of journalists invited to attend a special donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, in Washington DC. While this typically wouldn’t be newsworthy for Sound + Vision...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 05, 2008 0 comments
Ask anyone the name of the company that still makes tube amplifiers, and odds are everyone will say McIntosh. Not the bright red variety of apple, and certainly not the computer variety, but McIntosh Laboratory. Now the amplifier gurus are...
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Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 06, 2005 0 comments

With all the hoopla surrounding digital rights management (DRM), which strives to protect A/V content from being illegally copied in the digital domain, there's been little attention paid to copies made from analog outputs. That could soon change if the recent agreements between Macrovision and Microsoft are any indication.

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SV Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments
Why are Mac users always the last to get picked on the playground? Even today, there are so many apps and devices that won't run on Macs. Oddly enough, this time, it's Microsoft who's picked Mac to join their team.Microsoft's...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2014 0 comments
Madison Fielding, maker of high-end outdoor speakers that masquerade as planters, has introduced the Flagstone PlanterSpeaker series. The lineup comprises three “fully weatherproof” models made of UV-rated industrial-grade poly resin, each featuring a planting tray for flowers or plants.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2002 0 comments

<A HREF="">Madrigal</A> has announced a new media console claimed "to establish new standards for connoisseurs of multichannel audio and video." If early publicity and its spec sheet are any indication, the $30,000 Mark Levinson No. 40 media console may, in fact, live up to the hype.

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HT Staff Posted: Jul 11, 2001 0 comments
One of the most difficult aspects of home entertainment systems is getting equipment from many different manufacturers to operate as one system. It's bad enough with a simple video-and-sound setup, but add projector, screen, drapes, lighting, and security, and you've got a technical nightmare.
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HT Staff Posted: May 26, 2002 0 comments
Want the best big picture available for under a quarter million? Madrigal lays claim to that title with its new MP-D1.
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HT Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2002 0 comments
The fifth generation of any new product cycle is typically when the big benefits begin to reach affordable levels. Madrigal's Proceed AVP2 is very much in this tradition---the new multichannel audio-video surround processor shares plenty of technology found in the $30,000 Mark Levinson #40 Media Console, but the AVP2 sells for only $6,495.
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HT Staff Posted: Dec 26, 2002 0 comments
Madrigal has recalled approximately 1300 Revel Performa B15 subwoofers for repair of a potential shock hazard. A screw in the subwoofer's power amp section can cause a high-voltage short circuit, with risk of injury to consumers. To date, no injuries have been reported, but the company has received at least one report of someone getting shocked.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
Forget microscopes. Students at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Vizualization don't have to squint when examining particles, molecules, DNA, and tiny organisms. Instead they simply glance up at the enormous VisWall in their classroom. The...
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 12, 2015 0 comments
Hoping to bring Hi-Res Music to an audience beyond audiophiles, executives from Sony, Best Buy, and three major record labels gathered at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store on New York City’s Columbus Circle this evening to announce that Hi-Res listening stations have been installed in 79 Magnolia Design Center stores across the country.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2009 0 comments
Home Theater PCs and high-end gaming rigs generally sit on two opposite ends of the expensive computer spectrum. Maingear, however, has created a pretty impressive machine that can ably handle both. At its top-end, the AXESS HD Gamer model is...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
The Universal Music Group is adding a couple of feathers to its record-label cap. Universal, which already controls nearly 30 percent of the classical music recording market, will now manage classical artists and book concerts, moving into territory previously off-limits to most record labels.


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