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SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments
In yet another wrinkle to the ongoing vinyl resurgence, Silicon Valley-based SweetVinyl launched a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on Monday to fund the initial production of a new vinyl processing and recording platform featuring click and pop removal.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments
Denon is targeting audiophiles with a new $999 flagship headphone it plans to deliver in January.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
The latest pay-TV operator to offer a reduced-priced “skinny” bundle is the Dish Network. The Flex Pack offers more than 50 channels including AMC, CNN, and other favorites for $29.99/month. The base price includes dish, receiver, free installation, and a two-year price guarantee for new subscribers. For another $4 to $10 a month, you can also get one of eight themed packages, which include local, regional, national, or kids’ channels. Another $10 a month will get you an upgrade to the Hopper 3 DVR with ad-skipping AutoHop (partly disabled to settle a lawsuit from the TV networks).
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
In case you haven’t heard, Amazon carried out the first successful test of its Prime Air drone delivery system in England last week.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments
Dolby today announced that Dolby Atmos is coming to Xbox One in 2017, making it the first game console to support the object-based surround-sound format for games.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments
Korg, world-renowned maker of keyboards and synthesizers, has introduced a DSD recording system that turns vinyl recordings into high-resolution files.

SV Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments
HiFiMan today announced that the cost-no-object electrostatic headphone system it has been working on for years is now available for pre-order.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 11 comments
Oppo Digital today announced the Ultra HD successor to its award-winning BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 12, 2016 0 comments
Is the FCC doing enough to stop payrelated channel blackouts on cable and satellite systems? The commission says yes. The American Cable Association says no.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 1 comments
Emotiva is offering a limited-time $100 discount on its new BasX MC-700 surround-sound processor, which ships December 30.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2016 0 comments
AudioControl has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround firmware updates for its Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 AV receivers and flagship Maestro M9 surround processor.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2016 2 comments

“One of the great gifts I’ve had in this life is to be able to make music, and it’s something that will outlive me. That alone is a phenomenally gratifying and rewarding thing. To have left a mark—just that alone is a real privilege.” —Greg Lake

Greg Lake, progressive-rock pioneer and the voice and co-founder of ‘70s prog-rock phenomenon Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2016 2 comments
DTS has announced that 34 new-model-year 2017 cars will be equipped with HD Radio receivers.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0 comments
Slowly but surely the Internet of Things (iOT) is creeping into our lives. The latest everyday product to get connected is the Ekko mirror from Miliboo.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments
GE has integrated Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service into a prototype LED table lamp, the first in a planned suite of connected products.

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