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SV Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments
Dirac Research, the Sweden-based developer of the digital sound optimization technology—including the Dirac Live room-correction system used in pro and consumer gear from Arcam, Emotiva, Harman, Pioneer, Oppo, Theta Digital and others—says it will demonstrate a “breakthrough” in 3D audio for augmented and virtual reality at CES, which opens in Las Vegas in two weeks.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments
Looking ahead to warmer days, a startup called Lemon will preview a compact Bluetooth speaker at CES that is not only solar-powered but resistant to water, shock, and temperature extremes.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments
If you’re one of the millions of last-minute online shoppers racing against the clock to ensure tech gifts arrive in time for Christmas, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of having personal information stolen by cyber thieves who will be working overtime during this final shopping week.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments
In yet another wrinkle to the ongoing vinyl resurgence, Silicon Valley-based SweetVinyl launched a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on Monday to fund the initial production of a new vinyl processing and recording platform featuring click and pop removal.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments
Denon is targeting audiophiles with a new $999 flagship headphone it plans to deliver in January.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
In case you haven’t heard, Amazon carried out the first successful test of its Prime Air drone delivery system in England last week.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
Dolby today announced that Dolby Atmos is coming to Xbox One in 2017, making it the first game console to support the object-based surround-sound format for games.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
The latest pay-TV operator to offer a reduced-priced “skinny” bundle is the Dish Network. The Flex Pack offers more than 50 channels including AMC, CNN, and other favorites for $29.99/month. The base price includes dish, receiver, free installation, and a two-year price guarantee for new subscribers. For another $4 to $10 a month, you can also get one of eight themed packages, which include local, regional, national, or kids’ channels. Another $10 a month will get you an upgrade to the Hopper 3 DVR with ad-skipping AutoHop (partly disabled to settle a lawsuit from the TV networks).
SV Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments
Korg, world-renowned maker of keyboards and synthesizers, has introduced a DSD recording system that turns vinyl recordings into high-resolution files.

SV Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments
HiFiMan today announced that the cost-no-object electrostatic headphone system it has been working on for years is now available for pre-order.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 11 comments
Oppo Digital today announced the Ultra HD successor to its award-winning BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 12, 2016 0 comments
Is the FCC doing enough to stop payrelated channel blackouts on cable and satellite systems? The commission says yes. The American Cable Association says no.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 1 comments
Emotiva is offering a limited-time $100 discount on its new BasX MC-700 surround-sound processor, which ships December 30.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 0 comments
AudioControl has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround firmware updates for its Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 AV receivers and flagship Maestro M9 surround processor.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2016 2 comments

“One of the great gifts I’ve had in this life is to be able to make music, and it’s something that will outlive me. That alone is a phenomenally gratifying and rewarding thing. To have left a mark—just that alone is a real privilege.” —Greg Lake

Greg Lake, progressive-rock pioneer and the voice and co-founder of ‘70s prog-rock phenomenon Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

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