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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2016 0 comments
No format launch would be complete without movies to play, and UHD Blu-ray Disc boosters got more than they could have hoped for, with more than two-dozen titles from Sony, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Lionsgate available concurrent with the debut of the Samsung UBD-K8500 player and all mastered with HDR10 high dynamic range. We asked our movie reviewers Tom Norton and David Vaughn for their top-line observations on 14 titles in the first batch to help you separate the demo-worthy from the duds.
SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
The last piece to Pioneer’s 2016 AV puzzle is the 5.1-channel VSX-531 AV receiver, which is now available for $250.
SV Staff Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments
Silicon Valley-based Ignition Design Labs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new Wi-Fi router designed to “thrive” in congested environments with multiple bandwidth-hungry activities going on simultaneously.
SV Staff Posted: May 10, 2016 0 comments
Definitive Technology today announced a redesigned fourth-generation version of the front/rear-radiating BP10 bipolar tower speaker it introduced 25 years ago.
SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments
NAD Electronics has announced plans to expand its Masters Series product line. The M32 digital integrated amplifier ($3,499) will join the line in June, followed by the M50.2 digital music player ($3,999) in August.
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SV Staff Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S., affecting more than 36 million Americans today, according to the American Academy of Audiology.
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SV Staff Posted: May 06, 2016 0 comments
There may be a new reason to linger longer in the shower—at least that’s what Alex King, founder of the unique if not bizarre Octaloofah exfoliator/massager/shower speaker, hopes.
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SV Staff Posted: May 06, 2016 7 comments
Finding Hi-Res Music: Hi-Res Audio is becoming more plentiful and easier to find online. Here’s where to go and what you’ll discover there.

Heard of Hi-Res Audio? While most folks argue the merits of Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Pandora, enlightened music lovers busily seek out other online sources for their music fix. These destinations are generally small Websites that specialize in selling albums and individual song downloads in Hi-Res Audio formats. But just what is Hi-Res Audio?

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SV Staff Posted: May 06, 2016 2 comments
Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a long-term global licensing deal with MQA, the company’s first deal with a major music company.
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SV Staff Posted: May 13, 2016 Published: May 06, 2016 1 comments
One week from today diehard Klipsch fans will descend upon the small town of Hope, Arkansas to pay homage to Paul W. Klipsch who founded Klipsch Audio 70 years ago and to celebrate their collective passion for the special brand of speakers he created.

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