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Leslie Shapiro  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
When a company known for making very good speakers and receivers comes out with the first Cortana-based smart speaker, it better sound good. Did it? Nope - it sounded great!

SV Staff  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
The AV industry is mourning the loss of Jim Barry who passed away Friday night at the age of 71. Following a distinguished career in journalism, Barry served as the Consumer Technology Association’s Digital Answerman for the past 22 years, showcasing and explaining technology products to consumers via television and radio appearances along with newspaper interviews across the country.
SV Staff  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Ultimate Ears (UE) has expanded its line of portable wireless speakers with two voice-enabled models that incorporate Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
SV Staff  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Pioneer introduced a wireless earbud that offloads its rechargeable battery into a small in-line box with a spring-loaded clip that holds the cable running between the buds in place when your jogging, working out, or otherwise on the go.
SV Staff  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments
The Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center arena in Newark, NJ, officially opened its doors today, offering visitors an intimate look inside not only Grammy history but the history of music.
Chris Chiarella  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments
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If you’re going to steal, the saying goes, steal from the best. Like many a filmmaker, Dario Argento was strongly influenced by the works of a certain British director, so much so that he earned the nickname “The Italian Hitchcock.” His debut film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, embraces many a cliché of the thriller genre while also forging its own path. Shot and scored with genuine inspiration, the film boasts a clever plot, with twists that are not easy to predict, as well as a distinctive sense of humor.
Brandon A. DuHamel  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments
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Donnie Darko is the 2001 indie cult film from Richard Kelly (Southland Tales). Set in the 1980s, the film is an amalgam of sci-fi, psycho-thriller, and horror that’s an early new-millennium answer to the John Hughes films of the 1980s. The titular character, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is a disaffected high school student in suburban Middlesex living with his college-age sister (played by sister Maggie), his mother and, and younger sister. Donnie deals with psychological problems that cause him to see a 6-foot-tall rabbit named Frank that tells him the world is going to end in less than a month.
John Sciacca  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Having the right tool makes any job easier — or even possible — and when my company’s vans show up for an installation, they are loaded down with a huge array of gear to help us overcome virtually any hurdle. Between specialized drill bits, to hand tools for terminating an assortment of fittings, to fiber-optic cameras for peering into walls, having the right tool on hand can make the difference between a job well done and an impossible one.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  3 comments

M16 Speaker System
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B10 Subwoofer
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PRICE $4,050 as reviewed

AT A GLANCE
Plus
High transparency
Equalized subwoofer
Wall-hanging surrounds
Minus
Manual sub EQ requires expertise

THE VERDICT
Revel draws on Harman’s world-class engineering depth to produce immaculate high-end sound—this time, at an extremely reasonable price.

Audiophiles (myself included) often point out that high-end audio is stigmatized compared with other product categories. High-end cars, high-end wine, high-end watches: All attract aficionados who don’t mind paying a stiff premium to get the best of the best. And if an average onlooker ventures an opinion at all, it’s “nice watch!” But when a bleeding-edge speaker or amp takes the stage, the applause of the cognoscenti mixes with heckling from the peanut gallery. High-end audio has long been subject to that extra measure of skepticism.

SV Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Netherlands-based Avanca is offering its new Minim Wireless Earbuds at a sizable discount through Indiegogo.

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