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SV Staff Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments
Nakamichi (October 1977), Nikko (December 1974), Optonica (March 1979)

Last week we presented a selection of iconic ’70s-era advertisements from long-forgotten brands with names that fall in the first half of the alphabet (A–M). Our favorites included the Carver ad showing a young Bob Carver hamming it up, Garrard’s “Improve Your Hearing for $200” turntable ad, and the iconic Maxell ad depicting a listener getting “blown away.” Here we pick up where we left off, starting with classics from Nakamichi, Nikko, and Optonica. Watch for Part 3, our final installment, next week.

SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2016 1 comments
We sometimes stumble upon interesting things at shows. The Credenza from Richmond, VA-based design house Fern & Roby caught our eye for its originality.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments
U.S. distributor The Sound Organisation has announced the availability of an update of the popular Planar 2 turntable U.K.-based Rega introduced more than 40 years.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2016 1 comments
Sharp, the venerable brand sold under license by Hisense of China under a deal struck in 2015, announced the availability of its first Aquos TV with a 75-inch screen.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2016 1 comments
Samsung has announced that the Serif TV, designed in collaboration with the acclaimed Parisian design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, is coming to the U.S. in August.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2016 2 comments
Almost four in 10 homes with an 18-34 year-old resident rely on broadcast-only or Internet-only alternatives to cable or satellite, according to new research from GfK.

SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2016 2 comments
Q Acoustics, which claims to be the UK's fastest growing loudspeaker brand, today launched a website offering a full line of home speakers. Products are also sold on eBay, Amazon, and the pro audio site Reverb.com.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments
As part of a major restructuring, Sonos is opening its first retail store in the trendy Soho section of New York City tomorrow (July 19).
SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2016 0 comments
Yamaha has introduced two Blu-ray players featuring advanced 4K/Ultra HD upscaling, onboard Wi-Fi, and high-resolution digital to analog converters.
SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2016 0 comments
Utah-based Streamz, a spin-off of Mozaex that raised $100,000 on flashfunders.com, has a unique spin on personal music with the “world’s first smart streaming headphones.”

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