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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2015 0 comments
A 65-inch Ultra HDTV from Sony, a guitar tone processor that turns any speaker into a guitar amp, JBL's new wireless outdoor speaker, and more new gear.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1 comments
Sony UHP-H1 Hi-Res-Certified Blu-ray Player
Video is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think Blu-ray, but Sony has gone out of its way to build a player that puts audio and video performance on equal footing—and maybe even gives audio an edge. The Hi-Res Audio–certified UHP-H1 is built to withstand vibration and equipped to play just about any file or disc you throw at it—including SACDs and DSD or 192-kilohertz/24-bit music files. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth streaming via Sony’s LDAC codec for “higher-than-typical” bit rates. And it’s no slouch in the video department, either, offering 4K upscaling at up to 60 hertz (though no compatibility with the new UHD Blu-ray Discs). Get Connected: When you’re not connected wirelessly, you can choose between optical and analog inputs or play Hi-Res files via the front-panel USB port. Price: $350
Michael Berk Posted: Aug 10, 2011 0 comments

There's a lot of action on the AVR front this week, with new models and upgrades from major manufacturers.

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Doug Newcomb Posted: May 03, 2006 0 comments

The 8-inch, rear deck, subwoofer - taken at the New York Auto Show

SV Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2015 7 comments
Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen is celebrating its 90th anniversary with the ultra high-end BeoLab 90, which measures the acoustical effects of its surroundings and compensates for sound irregularities at the listening position.
SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2016 0 comments
B&O Play, a division of Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen that focuses on portable products, has introduced a sleek take-anywhere Bluetooth speaker designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 2 comments
Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a refined version of its P7 wireless headphone.
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2013 0 comments

Almost all high-end audio products focus on stereo music, fovcing those who dig 5.1 music – and, of course, movies – to use audio products designed primarily for home theater.

Michael Berk Posted: May 12, 2011 0 comments

Bang & Olufsen's supremely luxurious entry into the 3D market, the updated 85" BeoVision 4-85, made its U.S. debut today.

Michael Berk Posted: Jul 25, 2011 0 comments

Bang & Olufsen have announced the BeoSound 5 Encore, the baby brother of their BeoSound 5 music system.

Michael Berk Posted: Oct 12, 2011 0 comments

S+V dropped by the Beats by Dr. Dre/Monster Cable holiday product preview last night, to check out what the company had to offer to follow up on the Beats Pro headphones we looked at in this month's headphone shootout.

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Brent Butterworth Posted: Apr 04, 2013 0 comments

Of all the Bluetooth speakers introduced today, the new Nicki Minaj-endorsed Pink Pill from Beats by Dre has to be the most significant. Faithful (really faithful) readers of this website may remember Ken Pohlmann and Leslie Shapiro's review of the Pill (as well as my measurements).

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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 16, 2013 0 comments
When it comes to home theater, there’s the gear that we enthusiasts like to obsess over, and then there’s everything else: racks, cabinets, stands, mounts, seating, you name it. Beyond a perfectly calibrated TV and multi-speaker sound system, it’s the “everything else” that distinguishes a truly fine setup from one that’s just OK.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 23, 2014 1 comments
The Benchmark AHB2 is the first power amplifier to use energy-efficient technology developed by THX. The two-channel amp is rated at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 170 watts into 4 ohms, or 340 watts into 8 ohms with vanishing low total harmonic distortion of less than 0.00013 percent at 1 kilohertz. “Benchmark is a great partner to roll out THX’s patented all-analog amplifier technology,” says Laurie Fincham, THX senior VP and audio éminence grise. It uses low-profile components to achieve high-power amplification and, if THX’s hopes are fulfilled, may be used in audio/video receivers, TVs, powered speakers, car systems, and handheld devices.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments
BenQ says its about-to-be-released i500 mini DLP projector offers a new way to wirelessly stream “larger-than-life images in limited spaces, all without the hassle of connecting cables, media boxes, dongles, or portable devices.”

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