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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments
Fluance has announced that its first line of turntables is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments
David Carlick, interim president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association, a.k.a. WiSA, issued a statement last week about progress being made or, as he put it, “the opening curtain on the WiSA Standard as the solution for high definition, multi-channel audio— big sound for big TV's.”
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2016 4 comments
Starting Monday, owners of late model Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs will be able to stream 4K movies via the Ultra app included on those sets. Ultra is also the name for Sony’s new 4K streaming service.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2016 13 comments
With almost two months to spare, Sarasota, Florida-based startup ekko audio has exceeded the $100,000 crowdfunding goal it set to launch its Wi-Fi-based HUB streaming system.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Mar 31, 2016 1 comments
Morris Kessler with his classic SAE Mark 2 amplifier.

Even if you never heard his name you know his work. For nearly half a century Morris Kessler has been quietly designing and building world-class power amplifiers, not only for SAE—the iconic brand he founded in 1967—but for his other company ATI and a number of respected brands including Dynaco, Aragon, Crestron, Adcom, Integra Research, and B&K, to name a few. But that’s not all Kessler is known for...

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments
As we get ready to usher in April, it’s fun and informative to look back at our Top Pick posts in March, which as it turns out was a very good month for great gear. Over the past five weeks we’ve had the pleasure of recommending three video projectors, an outstanding projection screen, a high-value AV receiver, a collapsible on-ear headphone, a suite of compact home theater speakers that can be had for $1,500, one of the sexiest self-contained wireless speakers on the planet, and a true 21st Century turntable.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments
Spring is in the air and so are Auro-3D and DTS:X firmware upgrades and updates for select receivers and processors from Denon, Marantz, and Yamaha.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2016 0 comments
Onkyo today announced plans to add three 7.2-channel AV receivers—the TX-RZ610 ($799), TX-RZ710 ($999), and TX-RZ810 ($1,299)—to its RZ Series in April. All models will support high-dynamic range, 4:4:4 color space, and HDCP 2.2.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2016 0 comments
Paid subscription streaming is now the largest revenue-generator for the music industry, according to 2015 shipment and revenue statistics released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2016 0 comments
The parade of prototypes and development kits of the super-hyped Oculus Rift ends on Monday with delivery of the first consumer version of the virtual reality headset.

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments
Four out of five (81 percent) of all U.S. smartphone users now stream video on their devices, according to a new report from the NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence division. The streaming is being driven primarily by users who are 25 and younger, who spend twice as much time watching video content on YouTube and Netflix mobile apps compared with users who are over the age of 25.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2016 0 comments
Netflix has announced the first round of 2016 TVs to qualify for its updated, more stringent Netflix Recommended TV program.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2016 1 comments
It looks like 3D surround-sound headphone listening may be heading to smartphones. DTS recently announced that its DTS Headphone:X technology is included in the new Helio X20 flagship smartphone processor from MediaTek, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company that makes chips for wireless communications.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 22, 2016 0 comments
The Luxury Technology Show, the first of three such events, opens tomorrow in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Mar 22, 2016 7 comments
Today marks the official launch of Vizio’s four-model P-Series lineup of high-dynamic range-enabled HDTVs at prices ranging from $1,000 for a 50-inch model to $3,800 for a 75-inch model. But that’s just part of the story.

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