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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2008 0 comments
What better way to celebrate a 40th anniversary of producing audio components, than to debut a new flagship loudspeaker? Infinity Systems did just that, showing off its new Prelude Forty loudspeaker. This high-end tower features Maximum Radiating...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2008 0 comments
Harman Kardon took the wraps off its new flagship receiver, the AVR-7550HD. My photo (at right) is pretty poor, but in fact there's not much to see. This beauty has a completely stealth front panel, with a cool lighted, translucent volume knob....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 08, 2008 0 comments
Denon showed off its new line of AV receivers, no fewer than 10 of them, to complement its flagship AVR-5308CI (pictured). All of the new models feature Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, and Audyssey MultEQ, as well as HDMI 1.3a...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2008 0 comments
Hitachi is joining the legions of TV manufacturers making their big screens screens slimmer, thinner, narrower, and measuring significantly less physical depth. At CEDIA 2008, the company revealed details on large-screen models of its UltraThin line...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
One of the most appealing aspects of HD Radio is about to change. In a bad way. The HD2 stations - the stations that use the extra bandwidth left over from a station's main HD Radio feed - have been commercial-free since their inception. The HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Dish Network is following the lead of DirecTV by adding a 1080p on-demand movie service and bringing its overal HD lineup to over 150, including TurboHD. “Over the years, DISH Network has maintained a very competitive high definition offering in...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
We love market surveys.  No, really, we like knowing where our households fit into the average, and whether we're up on the latest trends. Who doesn't want to appear "normal," right? A new study by market research company The NPD...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
UPS. And I don't mean the guys in the brown trucks. I'm talking Uninterruptible Power Supply. When your AC goes black or brown, shutting down or sagging, it's just not a good thing. Electronic equipment hates it when that happens. To the rescue,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Has this happened to you? You proudly demo your sound system to your friends, and they yawn? I mean, sound from speakers - how boring. Well, with speakers from Madison Fielding and StereoStone, you can impress those friends, and turn yawns into...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2008 0 comments
Sure, you want a subwoofer. But, of course, the best acoustical location for it is waaay across the room from your receiver. So, you'll have to run a long wire under the carpet.  Bummer. Or, you could buy a wireless subwoofer. For example,...

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