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Michael Berk  |  Sep 08, 2011  |  0 comments

Doing its part to bring cutting-edge theatrical digital projection technology to a price point that's still hazy but should at least be less thanstratospheric, Sony announced the VPL-VW1000ES projector - the first of its 4K capable SXRD units to be aimed at the home market.

Bob Ankosko  |  Jul 21, 2014  |  1 comments
If you’re one of the six in 10 Americans who have ditched land-line phone service to become a cell-phone-only household, Jeff Eggebraaten has a proposition for you: Use the phone lines running through your walls as a cheap and simple way to spread music around the house. The founder of Intellegg devised a set of cables that make it possible to shuttle music from a computer/laptop or iPod/MP3 player in one room to existing stereo systems or powered speakers in up to five other rooms at the same time. “It’s like plugging an iPod into a stereo, but with Moxivo there’s a phone line in between,” Eggebraaten says.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 15, 2013  |  0 comments
The next time you sit down to watch a movie, take a minute and look around the room before you turn down the lights and hit the play button. Is the space everything it could be? Could it use a little drama? 3-D Squared, a Florida-based home theater design company, specializes in creating decorative acoustic panels and themes for home theaters. You can choose from more than 50 original designs, or the company will work with you to create appropriately sized panels featuring reproductions of existing art or your own art.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 21, 2015  |  1 comments
Indy Audio Labs (IAL), keeper of the iconic Acurus and Aragon brands, has announced production of the Acurus ACT 4, a state-of-the-art preamp/processor featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround processing that fueled a number of riveting immersive surround demos at the recent CEDIA Expo.

Bob Ankosko  |  May 06, 2014  |  0 comments
NanoTech Entertainment has a little something owners of 4K/Ultra HDTVs might be interested in: the Nuvola NP-1 4K Ultra HD streaming media player, a versatile 3 x 1 x 4-inch device that supports 3D game playing, Web browsing, and 4K streaming. Connect the tiny box to any network with a bandwidth of 6 megabits per second or greater—via Wi-Fi or hard-wire Ethernet—and you’re ready to go.
SV Staff  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments
British speaker designer and noted bass player Phil Jones, creator of the popular Acoustic Energy AE1 studio monitor and PJB (Phil Jones Bass) line of professional speakers and head amps, has introduced a pair of powered two-way speakers with a built-in 192-kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter/preamp.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  0 comments
The Akoustic Arts “A” is one of the more unusual-looking speakers you will encounter, with its honeycomb of mini transducers (200 in all). But looks aren’t the only thing unusual about this speaker. Rather than spray sound in every direction like a conventional speaker, the A projects sound in a focused beam. As the Paris-based company likes to say, it’s “the speaker that only you can hear.” And it appears to be off and running. By mid-April, Akoustic Arts had raised more than $200,000, exceeding its Indiegogo funding goal by 662 percent in less than a month. We spoke with founder and CEO Ilan Kaddouch to learn more.
SV Staff  |  Dec 07, 2016  |  0 comments
GE has integrated Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service into a prototype LED table lamp, the first in a planned suite of connected products.
Doug Newcomb  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Thanks to their portability, personal navigation devices (PNDs) are finding their way into the hands of more and more drivers of multiple vehicles. PNDs not only assist in getting you from point A to point B - as well as locate every ATM and Starbucks in between - they also offer features such as MP3 compatibility and real-time traffic info.

Michael Berk  |  Nov 15, 2011  |  0 comments

Having already moved successfully into the iDevice docking and low-cost earphone spaces, Altec Lansing is testing the premium headphone market. But rather than looking to pick up a celebrity endorser, they've instead gone high-end, announcing today a full line of custom-fit in-ear 'phones: the A1, A2, and A3, offering one, two, and three balanced armature drivers respectively, in medical-grade silicone housings.

SV Staff  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Amphion Loudspeakers of Finland has announced a replacement for its Argon 7L floorstanding speaker.
SV Staff  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  2 comments
We sometimes stumble upon interesting things at shows. The Credenza from Richmond, VA-based design house Fern & Roby caught our eye for its originality.
HT Staff  |  Jun 24, 2013  |  0 comments
AOC announced that the price of its Q2963PM UltraWide 29-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor has been reduced to $399 through the end of June at Best Buy, Newegg, TigerDirect, and other retailers. The regular suggested retail price is $499.
SV Staff  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  0 comments
Apple is aiming to simplify control of its popular Apple TV) streaming media player by adding a voice control feature.
SV Staff  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Integra DLB-5 Soundbar System
Object-based surround sound has advanced the art of home theater sound but at the cost of yet another set of speakers. Enter Integra’s DLB-5, which provides a simpler path. The 3.1.2-channel system comprises a passive soundbar, wireless subwoofer, and svelte 5 x 50-watt receiver that supports Internet Radio, several streaming services (including Tidal, Spotify, and Pandora), and more connectivity options than you’ll need: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Blackfire’s FireConnect, and DTS Play-Fi (due via a future firmware update).

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