Michael Berk

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Michael Berk Posted: Jul 28, 2011 0 comments

While Spotify and MOG have been getting the lion's share of the press, Rdio has been running a perfectly useful little subscription streaming music service for almost a year now. Overlooked by many (admittedly, even by S+V) in the glare surrounding the arrival of Spotify in the U.S., Rdio is now poised to be the first streaming service to release an iPad app.

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Michael Berk Posted: Sep 05, 2012 0 comments

When we looked at Ultralink's UCubes miniature desktop speaker system last year, we were, overall, impressed with how they sounded, but felt that those who wanted serious bass from the tiny desktop system might be somewhat disappointed. There's only so much a tiny 2.0 system can do. Physics, you know.

Well, it looks like Ultralink's been listening, because today they introduced the $220 USub - what they claim is the world's smallest powered subwoofer.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 04, 2011 0 comments

 

Onkyo continues to upgrade its line of receivers, today adding the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink HT-RC370 and just slightly less fully spec'd HT-RC360 ($849 and $549 respectively) to its 7.2 lineup, smoothing the feathers of those audio and videophiles who might have felt left out by last week's announcement of the music-only, decidedly retro TX-8050 stereo receiver.

Michael Berk Posted: Aug 23, 2011 0 comments

Elite Screens' new Lunette isn't your everyday curved projection surface.

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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 09, 2012 0 comments

At this coming weekend's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Legacy Audio will be rolling out their latest tower, the Aeris, an all-new four-way configuration. Prices start at $15,900, in your choice of Legacy finshes.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Google's revamp of YouTube as a platform for live events has generated plenty of excitement already, if mainly for its potential to dominate the rapidly expanding streaming market.

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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 02, 2012 0 comments

As we've been saying for a while now, 7.1's coming of age - and, with increasing frequency and utility, it's coming to home theaters.

With a growing list of releases taking advantage of those extra channels, why not take a chance with us and get yourself a copy of Puss in Boots on Blu-ray.

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Michael Berk Posted: Dec 11, 2012 0 comments

Over the past several months I've repeatedly had goo poured into my ear canalsFor you, gentle readers - all in the interest of finding out whether custom in-ear monitors make as much sense for serious listeners as they do for musicians and sound engineers.

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Michael Berk Posted: May 09, 2011 0 comments

Following up on a post earlier today by YouTube head Salar Kamangar, the company formally announced the launch of its movie Continue Reading >

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