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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 11 comments
As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, Sony has announced the Signature Series of audio products optimized for high-resolution listening.
SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 2 comments
Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a refined version of its P7 wireless headphone.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2016 1 comments
For crowdfunding to succeed you need a strong concept/design for a product people will want or at least deem useful and a solid plan to execute production when the money comes flowing in. But the money doesn’t always come flowing in as Sonic Blocks recently learned.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2016 3 comments
The end of summer beckons and so do the 10 products we singled out for Top Pick status in August. From an unexpected speaker from Quad and a soundbar-based 5.1 system from Atlantic Technology to SVS’s crazy cheap subwoofer isolation system and Sony’s killer HDR-ready 4K TV, the mix is eclectic as usual but with an emphasis on speakers this time around. Appropriate, we think, considering speakers define the sonic character of any system. Let us know if you plan to make (or have already made) room for any of these gems in your home entertainment space.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2016 2 comments
Fifteen years ago Al Griffin and David Ranada teamed up to conduct a double-blind listening test with a half dozen $300-a-pair bookshelf speakers. (Gotta love those Sam Sisco caricatures!) Models from Acoustic Energy, Boston Acoustics, Jamo, KEF, Monitor Audio, and NHT were set up in two groups of three with each stereo pair situated so the “listener only had to turn his head slightly to bring the sonic image of each pair into focus.”
SV Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2016 12 comments
Onkyo USA announced plans to add to two top-of-the-line AV receivers and a new flagship AV preamp/controller to its RZ Series in September.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2016 1 comments
Yamaha today announced the addition of a MusicCast-enabled model to its line of two-channel network receivers, optimized for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming and smart-device connectivity.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2016 2 comments
If a rapper can design and market headphones why not an NFL football player?
SV Staff Posted: Aug 29, 2016 2 comments
Swedish speaker company Procella Audio today announced a new monstrous flagship subwoofer rated to play down to 18 Hz and hit a maximum continuous output of 137 dB (143 dB peak
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2016 3 comments
Amazon is working on a couple ad-free music streaming service, one of which would be exclusive to its wildly popular Echo Bluetooth speaker/personal assistant.