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SV Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments
That's right, you read it here first: The next installment in Rhino's boxed-set series of the complete Genesis studio recordings has been scheduled for October 23, according to a label spokesperson. That date "could move," however. As...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2008 0 comments
Pioneer has opened a special showroom at the corner of Hollywood and Vine to show Hollywood professionals what their works really look like once they get into someone's home. The Kuro Loft gives "the industry" a chance to look at...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2009 0 comments
Good news for audiophiles interested in this new-fangled height channel business. Atlantic Technology has announced its first satellite speaker designed specifically to deliver height in a Dolby ProLogic IIz set-up. The 1400 SR-z's are dipole/bipole...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2009 0 comments
So, I'm probably a little late to the party on this one, but having watched the full demonstration video of this "music instrument" you can buy at The Sharper Image (of course), I might have to take the rest of the day off to...
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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 15, 2012 0 comments

The first full day at the 2012 South By Southwest music festival was really all about the ladies, as a number of talented women from all points of the stylistic compass made their presence felt at various hot spots throughout the day and night.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
Part 1 (see my post below) was full of tribute albums and cover songs. Now comes my second stash from 2007: The Year in Books About Music. You still have too much disposable cash left over from the holidays, right? Read (and buy) on! -Ken...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
Everyone should have these. A collection of movies and music that you use as references for video and audio systems. As a professional audio engineer, I have a collection of music that I use so I can tell how a speaker system is coloring the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
Last year, Western Digital released the WD TV HD Media Player, a handy little box designed to let you play any media from a USB drive on your home theater. It was a simple device with 2 USB jacks, some A/V connections, and the electronics necessary...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 15, 2009 0 comments
During the press junket that introduced Audyssey Labs’ DSX 10-channel surround-sound technology, the company also gave us an advance listen to a new product it was working on: the Sub Equalizer. Now that the Sub Equalizer has been officially...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2008 0 comments
Sony appears to be taking inspiration from Japanese fictional monster Mothra in the design of its latest use of Blu-ray technology. Or, at least, from common moths. Sony plans to use Blu-ray laser manufacturing to produce a type of bumpy film...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2008 0 comments
Ever since it was released, the original Bose SoundDock seemed to be the 'go-to' iPod dock for anyone looking for decent sound. Kinda like how their Wave radio became the reference system for all clock radios, most docks were compared to - and fell...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2008 0 comments
Occasionally, there are no words to tell a story.  You just need to watch this "PSA" on YouTube. If anyone you know has ever asked your advice on how to set the clock on their VCR, how to wire their speakers, or how to install...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments
Warner's Red2Blue program, which let consumers trade their obsolete HD-DVDs and a couple bucks for brand new Blu-ray discs, must have been a success. Now the program works for DVDs, with upgrade prices starting around $8. If you want to...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2009 0 comments
These might not be powerful room-shakers, but at least the price is right. Computer accessory company Genius has announced a new set of stereo computer speakers designed to look, well, better than computer speakers. The SP-HF500A stereo...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2008 0 comments
Limitations in data storage are the only thing holding us back from iPods and personal video players that hold thousands of movies and hundreds of thousands of audio tracks. Hard drives break, and flash drives are slow. Researchers at IBM's IBC...


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