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SV Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments
U.K.-based Q Acoustics has announced a new speaker series that builds on the company’s 3000 series by borrowing technology from the $5,999 flagship Concept 500 speaker, winner of the 2017-2018 EISA Award for Best Floorstanding Loudspeaker.
SV Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Emotiva DC-2 Desktop DAC
Supercharge your desktop rig! That’s what you’ll be able to do with the DC-2, an update of Emotiva’s reference-quality DC-1 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Emotiva CEO Dan Laufman calls the new half-height DAC a “no-holds-barred converter for any enthusiast whose music library is stored on a computer or hard drive.
SV Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Cary Audio, a company known for its tube amplifiers, has introduced two solid-state power amplifiers that offer “dramatically improved performance and current-handling capacity” over its previous solid-state models.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments
Sun Tzu was a Chinese general and military theorist living in the 6th century B.C. He was the author of The Art of War, a treatise on military strategy and tactics. In addition to its profound military importance, his work has influenced many other competitive enterprises. I imagine that business executives are studying Sun Tzu right now, as they plan for one of the greatest corporate wars of all time.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  2 comments
Back in the Jurassic age movie theaters routinely offered double features. That practice has long since disappeared, but you can recreate it by seeing two movies on the same day. It takes some doing to get the schedule right, with perhaps a half hour between the end of the first film and the beginning of the second—just enough time to see a man about a dog. Of course it will cost you for separate tickets, and you’ll want to be sure you can get good seats for both films.

Then there’s the challenge of making a good pairing...

SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments
Philips has announced that its new 43-inch Momentum 436M6 4K/Ultra HD monitor, due out this summer for $1,000, is the first to achieve DisplayHDR 1000 certification from the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments
HBO has announced that Paterno, the recently released film about the downfall of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, will be available for digital download on May 7.
SV Staff  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments
Yamaha aims to simplify home theater installation by offering a wireless surround option for three new budget AV receivers.
SV Staff  |  Apr 23, 2018  |  3 comments
Momentum is starting to slowly build for the next generation of super high-resolution 8K TVs.
David Vaughn  |  Apr 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value
PRICE $1,800

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Outstanding bass response
Onboard parametric EQ
Useful remote and smartphone app Uncommon form factor
Minus
Lacks auto-calibration
Uncommon form factor

THE VERDICT
If floor space is an issue but you still want subterranean bass response, the PC-4000 is the perfect choice.

SVS has been a staple in the home theater industry for 20 years now, and I’ve been a proud owner of one of the company’s PC-Ultra cylindrical subwoofers for the past 13-plus years. When I was introduced to the brand, I remember taking a lot of heat from my wife for putting a “scratching post” in our family room. When she heard it for the first time, though, she realized that no cat in its right mind would ever go near the beast!

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