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SV Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." -Johann Sebastian Bach The bust at left resides in the onsite S&V soundroom (we've got an offsite facility...
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2008 0 comments
Sunfire's built a rep for teensy-tinsy speakers that sound like towering megaspeakers. Only problem was, the tiny transducers carried a giant price tag: about $6,000 to $8,000 for a full system. With the new HRS speaker system, the company's headed...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 03, 2008 0 comments
At a press event yesterday evening in Sony Pictures' Culver City, California, headquarters, Sony took the chance not only to tout its latest advances in digital cinema, but also to show how those advances could make 3D commonplace in movie theaters...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2010 0 comments
CrunchGear's Devin Coldewey put up an interesting piece Tuesday on the state of 3D TVs. His main point is best summed up in the headline: "Get Used To "3D" TVs – They're Here To Stay." The reasoning is that adding 3D compatibility is trivial, and...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2009 0 comments
Home theater in a box takes on a whole new meaning. The Sonic Bed is a home theater system built into a massive bed. The bed, designed by Kaffe Matthews uses a series of loudspeakers and six subwoofers placed in the base of the bed.The subwoofers...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 10, 2007 0 comments
Wii users, stop banging on your speakers. It's not your system or your ears. Your Pearl Jam solo is suffering from a glitch in the Wii version of Guitar Hero 3 that's putting out mono sound rather than a multi-channel version advertised as Dolby...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments
Not too long ago, the only way to experience opera, if there was even an opera company in your area, was to pay up to hundreds of dollars to sit in a lousy seat next to a guy with a persistent cold trying to open the world's largest cough drop....
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2009 0 comments
Parrot loves Bluetooth, so they teamed up with Phillippe Starck to create a pair of NXT-powered speakers to play nice with your WiFi and iPod-like devices. The oddly-named Zikmu speakers claim 100 W of output from two NXT panels sitting atop some...
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Mike Mettler Posted: May 03, 2011 0 comments

The next leg of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience tour is officially underway, and I highly recommend you check it out. Dates and info are here.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 08, 2009 0 comments
Epix is still in private beta, but the plan behind it is an extremely interesting one. Three movie studios--MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate--are making their content available to a network that subscribers to partnered cable services would receive for...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2008 0 comments
As I warned you in SXSW: The Night Before (under Rule No. 4), tonight is the night I make my pilgrimage to Soiled Mattress & the Springs. The photo at left is the opening image on the band's MySpace page - and I can't think of anything better...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2008 0 comments
Wait! Stop! Don't be afraid of your LCD TV! The rumors about its toxicity are waaay overblown. The guy in the next-door cubicle has probably already warned you about nitrogen trifluoride, and how it makes your TV into a ticking greenhouse time bomb....
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SV Staff Posted: May 18, 2009 0 comments
Last week, IMAX generated a lot of buzz among the tech blogs. It wasn't because of the release of Star Trek on the very-big screen, but because of an argument about what constitutes "IMAX." Comedian Aziz Ansari (you may have seen him on Parks &...
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Brent Butterworth Posted: Jun 28, 2013 0 comments

Today's the last day of CE Week, a trade show that functions as sort of a midyear mini-CES. Conferences and talks took up most of the week, but Wednesday and Thursday featured a tech showcase at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2008 0 comments
People with lots of speaker cabinets in their listening room can laugh all they want, but soundbars are still pretty cool. This newest kind of speaker fits neatly under your flat screen, and creates a good, if not great, soundfield. In some cases,...

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