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SV Staff  |  May 23, 2017  |  1 comments
Nearly half of all Americans consider themselves to be tech-savvy, according a new survey by ReportLinker. Zero in on millennials and, not surprisingly, the figure rises to 58 percent.
SV Staff  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments
Integra has introduced two 7.2-channel AV receivers with features designed to ease custom installation.
SV Staff  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments
Interest in buying an internet-connected smart TV goes up when consumers learn about the capabilities of the next-generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standard, according to the findings of a national survey conducted by market research firm SmithGeiger.
SV Staff  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Reaching ever higher, HiFiMan’s new $6,000 Susvara planar-magnetic headphones use acoustically invisible “stealth magnets” to improve sound quality by keeping sound waves intact.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments
LG and European satellite operator SES demonstrated 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) broadcasting at the recent SES Industry Days conference in Luxembourg.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments
While traditional electronics stores continue to close their doors at an alarming pace, Amazon is well on its way to reaching its goal of opening 100 pop-up stores in malls around the country.
SV Staff  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Innovative technologies for displaying video without a glass panel are poised to offer consumers a new viewing experience and the opportunity to reinvent living room design, according to a new report from U.K.-based market research firm Futuresource Consulting.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments
You may not have heard of Bruno Putzeys but if you’re an audiophile and have purchased a high-performance power amplifier in the recent past, you might know his work. Putzey’s ground-breaking NCore Class D amplifier module, created under the aegis of Netherlands-based Hypex Electronics, is used in amplifiers from ATI, Marantz, Jeff Rowland, and Bel Canto, to name a few. That Morris Kessler, founder of ATI and long-time champion of Class AB amplification, chose NCore for his new AT527NC and AT524NC amplifiers, is telling. Both models received Sound & Vision’s Top Pick designation, earning five stars in the Performance category, suggesting designs that are a far cry from Class D devices of just a few years ago. We tracked down Putzeys, now CTO at Kii Audio, to learn more about the new Class D and the apparent revolution he has started.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced a firmware update that enables support for HDR10-encoded high dynamic range (HDR) content on E-Series Ultra HD displays with screen sizes 55 inches and up.
SV Staff  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments
MQA, creator of the end-to-end audio encoding technology Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), has entered into a multi-year agreement with digital rights agency Merlin that paves the way for the independent music labels it represents to encode their master recordings in the MQA format.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2017  |  0 comments
In just two years, smart speakers have found their way into one in 10 U.S. broadband households as sales continue to grow rapidly, according to a new study from Parks Associates.
SV Staff  |  May 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Onkyo has announced that the DP-X1A ($800) and DP-S1 ($450) personal audio players unveiled at CES in January are now shipping.
SV Staff  |  May 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Music technology company MQA, creator of the end-to-end audio encoding technology Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), has announced new partnerships and the availability of an MQA-enabling firmware update for AudioQuest’s popular DragonFly series of portable USB DACS.
SV Staff  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Onkyo is expanding its RZ Series of AV receivers in June with three 7.2-channel Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-equipped models, ranging in price from $900 to $1,400.
SV Staff  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Starke Sound, the Carson, California-based maker of high-end speakers, is constructing two Dolby Atmos demonstration theaters for the Los Angeles Audio Show, which is open to the public and runs Friday, June 2 through Sunday June 4 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles.

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