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SV Staff  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  1 comments
Bluesound, sister company of audio stalwarts NAD and PSB, has announced the availability of the RT100 wireless speaker link that enables any active subwoofer to be connected wirelessly to its Top Pick-designated Pulse Soundbar.
SV Staff  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch continues to dip into its product archives to resurrect iconic speakers from its storied past. The latest model to get the revival treatment is the Forte, which was introduced in 1985 but has been out of production since 1996. The speaker went on to become one of Klipsch’s best-selling models of all time.
SV Staff  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments
In case you haven’t heard, Atari is planning a comeback. Details are scant but the iconic brand has been teasing a new game console called Ataribox that evokes original Atari VCS (a.k.a. the 2600). And then there’s the Speakerhat, a patented baseball-style cap with a microphone and speakers woven into the underside of its visor.
SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments
Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries power millions upon millions of electronic devices—from phones and laptops to headphones and Bluetooth speakers—without incident but every now and then something goes awry. Who can forget Samsung’s massive recall (and eventual discontinuation of) the Galaxy Note 7 following reports of spontaneous combustion.
SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments
Nuvyyo today announced that Best Buy is offering a limited-time $50 discount on its new “cord-cutter” Tablo Dual DVR.
SV Staff  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  1 comments
James Loudspeaker today introduced a series of high-performance floorstanding speakers that leverages technology used in its flagship BE-Series of in-wall speakers.
SV Staff  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Optoma has introduced an Android-based, plug-and-play projector with a built-in media player, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity, and a 20,000-hour LED light source.
SV Staff  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  1 comments
GoldenEar Technology’s Top Pick-designated Triton Reference speaker has shipped to more than 100 of the brand’s authorized dealers in North America and pre-order customers, announced Sandy Gross, company president and co-founder.

SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  1 comments
Dirac Research, the Swedish technology company best known among S&V readers for its Dirac Live speaker setup/room-correction system, today announced a strategic partnership with Oppo Electronics to equip Oppo smartphones with its mobile audio optimization solutions.
SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Headphones are hot. So hot that news releases touting “latest and greatest” models seem to hit our inbox every other day. The most recent press announcement is from Brainwavz Audio, a Hong Kong-based brand specializing in headphones.
SV Staff  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Thinking about hiring a custom installation professional? CEDIA, a.k.a. the Custom Electronics Design and Industry Association, has announced the finalists for its Home Technology Professional Awards competition honoring the “best projects” completed by members in the past year.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  1 comments
We’ve lived with wall-mounted TVs long enough that they’ve become a cliché—or worse, a visual intrusion. Samsung addresses that problem with a TV called The Frame. This wooden-framed TV imitates a framed picture with an “art mode” that lets you select from 100 different still images in 10 categories, including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, and drawing.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Delta flyers in first and business classes are in for a treat. The airline has upgraded their headphones to a version of the LSTN Sound Co.’s Troubadour, a full-size over-the-ear model with wooden earcups and noise cancellation. Similar (but not identical) products sell on the LSTN website starting at $149. The partnership will support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which has provided ear care and hearing aids to 22,000 people around the world.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  3 comments
15 Minutes with ATSC President Mark Richer

ATSC 3.0 is hailed by its proponents as a revolution in technology that will transform TV broadcasting by bringing together internet and over-the-air signals with a common IP backbone. We reached out to Mark Richer, president of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, to learn more.

SV Staff  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments
House of Marley, the company co-founded by the son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley, has introduced a Bluetooth-enabled wireless version of its top-selling Smile Jamaica earphones.