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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2015 0 comments
To celebrate the bond between technology and music, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has launched a competition to find original music that will be featured in the opening video for the keynote address at CES 2016. In addition to getting recognition, the winner will receive $5,000.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2015 0 comments
John Sciacca and Leslie Shapiro have both written about the Pronto Peel, an IR (infrared) hub/app that turns your iPhone into a personalized smart remote control. Pronto announced that the device/app is now available at Best Buy and bestbuy.com for $50.
John Sciacca Posted: Jul 21, 2015 1 comments
Custom Theater and Audio's Atmos-equipped demo room.

A lot has been written over the past few months about Dolby’s new home theater surround format, Atmos. Virtually every receiver manufacturer and many speaker companies have embraced Atmos-capable systems, both with in-ceiling and Atmos-enabled module speakers.

One of the perks of working at a custom installation firm with a showroom is having a playground to install and experience the latest technologies firsthand before installing them into someone’s home...

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2015 0 comments
A limited edition Tone version of Sonos’ popular Play:1 wireless speaker goes on sale today for $250 at sonos.com. The company built 5,000 black and 5,000 white units for distribution globally; shipping is free and there’s a limit of two per household.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments
Denon has announced a partnership with SoundCloud that makes original music from around the world accessible on its Heos wireless multiroom sound system.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2015 0 comments
Prima Cinema announced today that Jurassic World became the 200th theatrical film to be released to its network of home theaters for private viewing while the movie is still in theaters.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2015 0 comments
Denon has announced that it will deliver two new AV receivers in August. The 9.2-channel AVR-X4200W ($1,499) and 7.2-channel AVR-X3200W ($999) feature onboard Dolby Atmos processing and can be upgraded for DTS:X processing via a free firmware update that will be available “later this year.”

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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8 comments
To coincide with the release of the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina on Blu-ray, DTS has posted clips featuring a DTS Headphone:X sound mix. Pull out your best headphones, jack them into your computer, and enter into the world of artificial intelligence...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2015 1 comments
Venture Beat magazine has reported that Samsung and Skybound Entertainment have started production on the first virtual reality movie made for Samsung’s $200 Gear VR headset.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2015 0 comments
Klipsch today announced the addition of two Atmos-ready speakers to its recently updated Reference Premiere series of speakers.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 13, 2015 0 comments
GoldenEar Technology is known for its freestanding tower speakers but has been quietly building its Invisa collection of speakers designed for mounting in walls and ceilings. The latest model in the line—the Invisa StereoPoint SP 652—makes its debut this week.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 13, 2015 0 comments
In early April—a full nine months after Dolby Atmos had its coming out party in New York—DTS officially announced DTS:X, an “object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology” for commercial cinema and home theater. We spoke with Dave Casey, senior director of program management for DTS:X to learn more about the new format and find out how it differs from Atmos.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2015 0 comments
HiFiMan says its new HE-400S headphone is the least expensive full-size planar magnetic headphone on the market.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 09, 2015 0 comments
The Foo Fighters have agreed to work with Sony to deliver “convincing, premium quality High-Resolution Audio experiences to audiophiles worldwide.”

Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 08, 2015 0 comments
Previewed at the recent CE Week event in New York City, the HearNotes wire-free earbuds use Kleer technology to stream CD-quality uncompressed audio with “extremely low latency and power consumption.”

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