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Kris Deering Posted: Aug 29, 2013 0 comments
With more and more high-end dealers closing shop, opportunities for real demos are drying up, leaving local meet-ups as one of the few ways for enthusiasts to demo the latest gear. So I decided to host my first Pacific Northwest Area Home Theater Meetup in my hometown of Port Orchard, WA. What started out as a gathering of a few friends turned into a massive event...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2013 0 comments
Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC), a US-based manufacturer of AC power and communications network infrastructure protection and enhancement products, today introduced the IPAC-8 Remote IP Power Management System.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2013 0 comments
The Radical.FM music streaming app is like a cross between Spotify and Pandora. Learn about its unique approach to finding songs and creating stations.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2013 0 comments
Onkyo has expanded its Envision Cinema line with two moderately priced soundbars: the two-piece LS-B50 (shown above), which includes a wireless subwoofer, and the LS-T10, an all-in-one system that doubles as a base for the TV. The new models will be available in September at the respective prices of $699 and $499.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2013 0 comments
Monitor Audio has upgraded and expanded its Radius Series line of speakers. The new eight model lineup includes the R200 center-channel speaker and Radius One soundbar—both slimmed-down to 2.5 inches deep—and two reengineered compact powered subwoofers, the Radius 380 and 390.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2013 0 comments
The results of last week’s reader survey are in. We asked if you watch movies or TV on a phone or tablet and the overwhelming consensus was… heck no!
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 22, 2013 0 comments
The Watch ABC app is the first from a major broadcast network to allow streaming of live TV, including network, local, and syndicated programming. Viewers may also get on-demand content in the ABC Full-Episode Player and app. Watch ABC was up and running at press time in New York and Philadelphia for subscribers of several major cable operators. ABC is not inexperienced with apps, having rolled them out in 2012 for the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and WatchESPN. Look out for a Watch ABC Family app early next year.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2013 0 comments
Joining in on the recent “back to hi-fi” trend sweeping across the A/V industry, Yamaha is adding a new flagship integrated amplifier and CD/SACD player to its hi-fi lineup. The retro-styled A-S3000 amp ($8,000) and CD-S3000 player ($7,000) will be available in retail stores in September.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2013 0 comments

Marantz has expanded its audiophile-focused line of stereo components with the PM6005 integrated amplifier ($699) and the CD6005 CD player ($499).

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2013 0 comments
Severtson Screens, the U.S.-based manufacturer of projection screens for home theater and professional applications, has introduced the SēVision 3D GX curved screen—the only acoustically transparent home theater screen offering the company’s PristiVue silver optical coating for passive 3D viewing.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 14, 2013 0 comments
The Welsh company REL Acoustics has been specializing in subwoofers for more than two decades and likes to do things a bit differently. In particular, REL believes a subwoofer must be connected to the main amplifier’s high-level inputs to make sure it receives the same signal as the main speakers—the company even provides a special cable to make the high-level connection.
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2013 0 comments
It might be time to dust off your old turntable. Good old two-channel stereo is the focus of Onkyo’s latest receiver, the $199 TX-8020. The 2 x 50-watt model recalls the simplicity audio’s heyday with an all-metal front-panel and chassis, five analog inputs, an AM/FM tuner, a moving-magnet phono stage for playing vinyl records, and controls for bass, treble and balance. You won’t find any video switching on this puppy.

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HT Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2013 0 comments
Samsung Electronics America today announced the U.S. availability of its first-ever curved OLED TV. The 55-inch KN55S9C is shipping to specialty retailers nationwide and will carry a suggested retail price of $9,000.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 09, 2013 0 comments
The Sony HT-ST7 is the first product to use Sony's "Sense of Quartz" design imperative, which I first saw in an embargoed product showing in Tokyo a few months ago. I subsequently heard the production version and it sounded even better than it looks.

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Michael Antonoff Posted: Aug 09, 2013 1 comments
A home theater display is more riveting and safer to operate than any mobile screen, yet tech pundits are abuzz over Glass, Google’s high-tech eyewear. Indeed, the spectacles’ first-generation specifications are compelling.

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