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SV Staff Posted: Jan 16, 2017 0 comments
As we progress into 2017, Klipsch continues its 70th anniversary celebration with two new Heritage Series speakers that recall the grandeur of its earliest designs.
SV Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
Onkyo previewed an Alexa voice-enabled wireless smart speaker at CES last week, marking its foray into the super-hot product category Amazon created with its line of Echo smart speakers.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 2 comments
Are you a hipster? Did you recently buy a turntable from Urban Outfitters—or a cassette deck? (Yes, they sell those.)
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments
Philips-branded 4K/Ultra HD TVs introduced last week at CES will support Dolby Vision high dynamic range processing, according to P&F USA, exclusive licensee for Philips televisions and home video products in North America.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments
Screen Innovations is not in the business of reviewing projectors but recently made a video demonstrating the $25,000 4K/high-dynamic-range ultra-short throw projector Sony introduced at CES with its Zero Edge ST screen.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments
San Francisco-based Razer’s Project Ariana virtual reality projector took "Best Gaming" honors at CES 2017, marking the seventh consecutive time the company has been recognized with an annual “Best of CES” award.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2017 1 comments
CES wrapped up its final day in Las Vegas yesterday, marking the show’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of innovation and new products and technologies that are guiding us into the future.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 03, 2017 0 comments
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it will support Auro-3D in some disc and “digital” titles. Auro-3D is an unusual method of immersive surround encoding that one-ups Dolby Atmos and DTS:X by offering not one, but two, height layers above the floor speakers in a 13.1- or 11.1-channel native mix. Until now it has been scantily supported in software, with just a few dozen Blu-ray releases, but this might be a game changer for the plucky little Belgian company. Auro-3D has also firmed up its hardware support with new (and more mainstream) receivers and pre/pros from Denon, Marantz, and Lyngdorf that support the necessary surround processing. (Note that the Denon and Marantz products require an optional $199 update.) Height-enhanced surround sound may be about to become a three-way horse race.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2017 1 comments
LG says the proprietary Nano Cell technology used in the third-generation 2017 Super UHD TVs it is unveiling on Thursday at CES 2017 will take LCD TV viewing to a “whole new level.”
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2017 0 comments
With less than two days to go before CES kicks off in Las Vegas, here’s a look at the latest pre-show news to hit our inboxes.
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2017 5 comments
Emotiva Audio has announced that it will introduce more than a dozen new models at CES 2017, including the first speakers in the BasX line, additions to the Airmotiv speaker series, a new line of lifestyle products called Emersa, and a new flagship AV processor.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1 comments
Drum roll, please... We picked more than 50 products in 11 categories for our 2016 Top Picks of the Year list. See which ones made the cut.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2016 0 comments
The 2016 holiday was Amazon’s best ever led by sales of its Echo and Echo Dot speaker/personal assistant devices. Sales were so brisk, the company had trouble keeping them in stock.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2016 0 comments
With CES less than a week away, press releases and invites teasing products and technologies slated for introduction continue to overtake our inboxes. Here’s a look at some of the latest pre-show news.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 29, 2016 0 comments

15 Minutes with Cleerline President Robert D’Addario

Fiber optics has been around in audio gear for years. Verizon’s Fiber Optic Service, better known as FiOS, has 7 million Internet subscribers in nine states with plenty of expansion potential. Google, too, has been rolling out its Google fiber service in recent years, though on a much smaller scale with limited service in seven states. Meanwhile, copper is still far and away king of signal transmission both inside and outside of the home. But for how long? To get a sense of what role fiber will play in the future, we sat down with Robert D’ Addario, president of Montana-based Cleerline Technology Group, an innovator in optical cable.

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