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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 25, 2016 1 comments
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, the giant behind the Fender Stratocaster, has just announced a new product line: in-ear monitors from the legendary guitar manufacturer. There will be five models when the products hit the shelves in March. However, it’s the history of these products that is the most interesting.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2016 0 comments
1More, a Chinese headphone company founded in 2013, says its new flagship E1001 Triple Driver In-Ear Monitor outperforms most single- and dual-driver earphones.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 25, 2016 0 comments
Of the one in four Americans who plan to buy a new TV this year, almost half (46 percent) are planning to buy their first 4K/Ultra HD TV, according to a national survey conducted by TNS Global on behalf of FatWallet, the cash back/online coupon website that bills itself as the “number one place to go to get insider information” on ads and deals.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2016 7 comments
Tributaries today announced the Series 8 Power Cable designed by high-end cable designer Jay Victor. The AC cable is made with 12-gauge Linear Crystal Copper (LC-OFC) “cast in a controlled environment to deliver a lower crystal count per foot,” which is said to reduce signal loss and distortion.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2016 0 comments
The videocassette recorder (VCR) seems quaint today but 32 years ago this week the Supreme Court handed down a landmark 5-4 decision that supported innovation (try to imagine home entertainment without it) and essentially legalized time-shifting—which in those days meant recording a TV show on tape for later viewing. (Consider for a moment what clarifying that right means today.)

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 21, 2016 0 comments
Sony is planning to introduce a battery-powered portable projector this summer that can project images onto a wall from a very short distance, according to TheVerge.com.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 21, 2016 0 comments
Netflix and Virgin America have teamed up to provide the former’s streaming on the latter’s flights—or at least those on the 10 new Airbus A320s taking flight through mid-2016.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2016 1 comments
Acoustic Research, a brand with a storied history dating back to the early days of home stereo, has carved out a niche out for itself in wireless speakers since Voxx International acquired the brand more than a decade ago. More specifically, Bluetooth speakers that masquerade as lights.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2016 3 comments
England’s Naim Audio has introduced Mu-so Qb, a smaller version of the Top Pick winning Mu-so wireless audio system Sound & Vision reviewed in December.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2016 1 comments
Klipsch, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, introduced its first powered monitor, the Reference Premiere R-15PM, at the CES 2016. The speaker is unusual in that it has an onboard phono preamp for direct turntable hookups along with Bluetooth wireless streaming.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2016 0 comments
Stereo Exchange, one of New York City’s oldest audio/video and home theater retailers, is hosting a vinyl listening event/record release party and live in-store performance on Friday, January 29th at 7 p.m.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
David Bowie's Blackstar, the album released on January 8 just two days before his death, has made history as the artist's first album to reach No. 1 in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
The year has not gotten off to a good start in the world of entertainment and rock and roll. We just learned that Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist of The Eagles, died today. He was 67.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2016 0 comments
St. Louis-based startup Blipcast demonstrated a product/app of the same name at CES 2016 that lets one or more person listen to audio from their TV via headphones connected to a smartphone.

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