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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 24, 2014 2 comments
Audiophiles have long been enamored with the lifelike presentation of electrostatic speakers but vexed with having to sit precisely in the sweet spot to enjoy the glorious sound. Canada’s Muraudio aims to change that with the “world’s first omnidirectional electrostatic speaker,” the Domain Omni ESL, perfected over more than a decade by company founder and chief technology officer, Murray Harman.
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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 11, 2011 0 comments

Big news from Taoyuan last night, elaborated on in a call this morning: Major mobile device maker HTC has picked up a majority share of

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Dan Nosowitz Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments

Roku just announced that it'll be bringing Hulu Plus to its low-cost streaming video boxes later this fall. It's a great move, one that will move the evolution of TV one step further towards true connectedness. Along with Google TV, Apple TV, Boxee Box, and all the rest, this is part of a major push towards making your TV as web-happy as your computer.

SV Staff Posted: Apr 27, 2016 0 comments
Two iconic amplifier brands from decades past are coming together under the aegis of Canadian distributor-turned-manufacturer Radial Engineering Ltd., which is staging a global launch of the brands at the High End 2016 show in Munich, Germany, May 5-8.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2016 1 comments
SDI Technologies says its new iHome Weather Tough line of portable Bluetooth speakers is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts who crave music in even the most punishing of environments.

Bob Ankosko Posted: May 19, 2014 0 comments

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 18 Wireless Speaker System

About that headline...It’s inspired by the sheepish “Immaculate Wireless Sound” moniker Bang & Olufsen uses for the wireless system integrated into the stunning BeoLab 18 tower speaker. Actually, the phrase is code for WiSA, the standard that makes it possible to for speakers to receive uncompressed 24-bit/96 kHz audio over the air from B&O’s stand-alone transmitter or one built into the BeoVision 11 TV. We asked Senior Vice President of Product Creation Lou Schreurs to tell us about this impressive speaker.

S&V: How did the BeoLab 18 come into being? What led to the desire to “go wireless?”
Lou Schreurs: We felt the need to rejuvenate our iconic BeoLab 8000 from a design perspective and, at the same time, wanted to bring the speaker into the 21st Century by making it wireless and digital, using our proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) capabilities. The integration of a high-quality wireless system was driven by the desire for convenience without sacrificing audio quality. In some of our customers’ homes, it was not easy to run cables in a neat way, particularly rear speakers, limiting their ability to experience true surround sound...

SV Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2016 0 comments
If you like the idea of “wow” automation, you might want to check out Inca’s new multipurpose TV lift, which can be fitted into a cabinet, ceiling, or floor with some adjustments and accessories.
Michael Berk Posted: Sep 13, 2011 0 comments

It's curious enough to find venerable speaker companies getting into the headphone business, but the announcement today by Apple accessories specialists InCase of an all-new - and very complete - line of headphones is even more of a surprise.

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.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2016 0 comments
Integra has announced that its new DRX series of “advanced” 7.2 channel receivers is now shipping.
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Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 03, 2006 0 comments

Fatman iTube ($650;, distributed in the U.S. via So it's the holidays, and you want to get something that will truly impress your iPod pal.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Pelican i1030 ($45; Think "pelican" and you may rightly think "watertight." But the i1030 micro-case is dustproof and crushproof, too, so take that, big bird! The polycarbonate case is available in yellow or white.

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Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 02, 2006 0 comments

0606_rp_gear200Whatever your personal-portable pleasure, you can hide it away with the latest in Father's Day fashions (clockwise from above): ScotteVest's Hidden Cargo Pants ($80) have 11 pockets to help you mobilize with ease. They're 100% cotton and designed for everyday use.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2016 1 comments
A new and improved surround processor, stylish on-wall speakers, a serious Bluetooth speaker, and more.