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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2008 0 comments
So it's not just me. Seriously, whenever any of my friends need advice on what stereo/MP3 player/home theater speakers/car stereo/bicycle/television they should buy, why am I first on their speed dial? Apparently, the folks at Gizmodo have the same...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2009 0 comments
I'm not the world's biggest fan of Jane's Addiction (far from it), but the Limited Edition of A Cabinet of Curiosities (Rhino) is so compelling visually that it draws me in, like C.S. Lewis's wardrobe. As such, it's a lock...
Michael Berk Posted: Apr 11, 2012 0 comments

Rush fans...the moment you've all been waiting for has arrived. Not quite like clockwork, but Clockwork Angels is finally and definitely headed your way.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2009 0 comments
Howard Stern can sigh with relief. His home on Sirius XM satellite radio is safe, at least for now. Liberty Media Corp., parent company of DirecTV, has stepped up to the plate to save the floundering radio service.  In a corporate game of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer is pretty much universally considered the industry leader in Plasma TV performance. Their latest series of Kuro TVs have been hailed as "best TV I've ever seen" and even "best TV in the world." And their next-gen concept...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2008 0 comments
It's no wonder. As more and more people upgrade their home systems, more of them are opting for new universal remotes. A new study from Parks Associates expects an annual growth rate of about 10 percent. Apparently, that's a good number. Mid-level...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2009 0 comments
Whether you think it's good or bad, at least it's a step in some technological direction. The September 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly will run video ads placed by CBS. You read that correctly. A print magazine will run video ads. According to...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2009 0 comments
The Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles hosts what might be the only place that combines the two greatest passions of the world's most serious connoisseurs: vinyl records and barbecue. Territory BBQ + Records merges a shack-style barbecue...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments
Any self-respecting gear-hound has tried his hand at haggling at least once, but, depending on the merchant, the product (sheep, for instance - see photo), the state of the economy or the persistence of the haggler, it may not have worked. Give it...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments
Audiophiles know how good Parasound equipment is, but their equipment tended to cater to the stereo crowd. It's about time they acknowledge that serious listeners like to listen to surround sound, be it movies or multi-channel music. Parasound...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2009 0 comments
Welcome to A/V cable overkill. Cable manufacturer Wireworld has introduced its new Platinum Starlight HDMI Cables, a new top-of-the-line cable that costs $1,000 per meter. Yes, that's a grand per meters, or approximate price of a fully-equipped...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments
Hey buddy, can you spare a nickel? Better yet, how about $700 billion? Everyone is feeling the pain these days, even Sony Corporation.The electronics giant issued a revised earnings report, and the news was not good. Consumer demand is slowing so...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 09, 2009 0 comments
What do good speakers sound like? Here’s what to listen for. Make sure to bring your own demo material so you’ll have a known reference. A Natural Tonal Balance Acoustic instruments and vocals should sound realistic, not muddy or...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 22, 2008 0 comments
Various companies and organizations are competing to standardize a wireless technology that will toss high definition sound and video effortlessly across a living room. Some of them, like WirelessHD are close, but none of them are here yet, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2008 0 comments
"Anything you can do, I can do better" has its place, but this might be a bit of too little too late to make a difference. AT&T U-verse just announced the launch of Total Home DVR will playback on up to 8 tvs in a single home. This is...


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