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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1 comments
For last week’s SV Poll we asked you to pick your ultimate AVR Deal breaker from a list of nine choices. The number one deal breaker? “Not enough power,” which claimed more than a third of the votes. Finishing strong in the number two and three spots were “ineffective room correction/EQ” and “overly complicated operation” with 21 and 18 percent, respectively. Combine low power and lackluster room correction/EQ with complicated operation and you have three super AVR dealbreakers that together account for three quarters of the votes. Trailing at number four and five were “too few features” and “too many features.” Wireless features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were met with a shrug. Here’s the complete breakdown…
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2013 1 comments
Sharp announced that the WiSA Universal Player it plans to introduce early next year has received an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award in the High Performance Home Audio category.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2013 0 comments
Michael Lavorgna’s “Getting Started in Computer Audio,” which appeared in the October print edition of Sound & Vision, is now available online here.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2013 1 comments
Blockbuster, the name that became synonymous with video rental and represented an empire of 9,000 stores at its peak, announced plans to close the remaining 300 company-owned stores in the U.S. by early January.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2013 0 comments
In a move that Onkyo hopes will revolutionize how iOS users enjoy music on headphones and other compatible hi-fi systems, the company has introduced the HF Player app that enables playback of high-resolution audio files while giving listeners unprecedented control over how their music sounds.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2013 0 comments
Soundbars may be one of the top selling categories in consumer electronics today, offering a simple and inexpensive path to (faux) surround sound, but many hardcore enthusiasts who read Sound & Vision wouldn’t dream of using one for their main AV setup, according to the findings of our soundbar poll. We asked “do you own a soundbar" and offered several yes/no choices, but the vote wasn’t as overwhelming against soundbars as you might think. Although half of the respondents “would never consider a soundbar,” four in ten acknowledged using one for different reasons. Here’s the breakdown…
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2013 5 comments
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2013 0 comments
Klipsch has introduced the SB 120 TV sound system, a self-contained 2.1-channel soundbar that supports wireless Bluetooth streaming from mobile devices. List price is $500.
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2013 Published: Oct 09, 2013 0 comments
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Polk Audio has launched the “Listen to the Music” competition inviting independent musicians of all genres to reinterpret the Doobie Brothers rock classic of the same name. Contestants will submit performance videos to vie for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to open for the Canadian pop-rock band Walk Off the Earth and John Legend at the Hard Rock Cafe in early January.

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