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Posted: May 13, 2007 0 comments

Gifts for Gearheads - The S&V Hot 100 Need a great gift for a great guy (or guys)? We're here to help. Click the links below to check out our techno-treat picks for 2007, courtesy of S&V contributor and gift-guider extraordinaire Pete Pachal.

For The Home

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments

So I was just in the S&V sound room, listening to the surround mix of Gillan's Inn.

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Peter Pachal Posted: Jan 27, 2003 0 comments
(Photo Illustration by Tony Cordoza) Ever since Sean Connery shot a bad guy out of his Aston Martin's ejector seat in Goldfinger, James Bond's gadgets have become a staple of the franchise. In each Bond flick, the cantankerous Q outfits 007 with a few ordinary-looking items that can do much more than meets the eye.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2005 0 comments

We regret to inform you that the contest to win a GEORGE (the tabletop music system from Chestnut Hill Sound) ended at 12:00 PM on August 28.

But fear not! We'll have other great prizes to win real soon.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

Like a tune-up on your car, a few tweaks can have your HDTV running better than ever. But unlike an auto overhaul, you can make these adjustments yourself.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2004 0 comments

Is convergence dead? Not the concept - the term. With the Consumer Electronics Show awash in TVs, components, and speakers full of computer technology, maybe it's time to just dump "convergence" and embrace ever-shrinking, ever-more-powerful chip sets as our home-entertainment destiny.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2004 0 comments

Winning product: B&W FPM Series on-wall speakers. Accepting the award: Peter Wellikoff.

rev-choice-bose.jpg Winning product: Bose Lifestyle 38 uMusic home entertainment system. Accepting the award (left to right): Jim Scammon, Bob Maresca, and Chris McCann.

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Jul 09, 2010 0 comments

It has long been axiomatic that Apple changed the world forever when it unveiled the iTunes online Music Store. (At least the computer-savvy, mainstream music-listening, iPod-toting part of it.) But where does that leave the rest of us-the freaks, geeks, and old-folks who still rely on to physical media, because it just doesn't feel right to drive an expensive audio system, replete with digital processing power greater than the Apollo moon lander's and speaker cables as wide as a fire hose, via a toy-like portable device?

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Peter Pachal Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments
Mixed Signals

What's Wrong Everything's hooked up, but why is Gandalf's voice coming from the left surround speaker?

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments

How much is music worth? Nietzsche wrote, "Without music, life would be a mistake." That places a high value on sounds that entertain and sometimes inspire us. Then again, at 3 o'clock in the morning, you'd pay good money to have the music at the party next door shut off.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 17, 2011 0 comments

Some things you know right away in your rock & roll bones. When I first met Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins in 1991, we bonded over the contents of a suitcase he carried with him wherever he went: an ever-growing mountain of live Jimi Hendrix cassettes (some authorized, some not). As the Pumpkins’ trippily punishing debut album, Gish, had just begun melting the ears of the alt-rock cognoscenti, Corgan was already cocksure of where he was going in the world.

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2005 0 comments
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Back in elementary school, I loved reading those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. They'd begin like a normal book, but at the end of each page, you'd be faced with a decision that radically altered the story.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 04, 2008 0 comments

Are you happy with how Eagle Vision's Classic Albums DVD of The Doors turned out? I think it's great. Somebody said to me, "Gee, you guys are still willing to talk about it." And I said, "Well, of course. We loved making the first album. We had a lot of fun." Why?

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Posted: Jun 30, 2006 0 comments

DLP vs. LCoS Two of today's hottest displays go side-by-side in our third HDTV technology face-off

DLP vs. LCD Rear-projection HDTV technologies square off in S&V's second big-screen smackdown

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