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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments
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Nugs.net, the website dedicated downloading and streaming live music from some of the world’s largest touring acts, has adopted MQA’s Master Quality Authenticated audio encoding technology for the downloading and streaming services it provides for more than 1,000 artists.

SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments
iHome is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with a line of funky outdoor speakers that play tunes on request.
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SV Staff Posted: May 24, 2017 2 comments
The entry of showrooming into the retail lexicon a few years ago portended the death of brick-and-mortar retailing—or so it seemed at the time. Consumers would visit stores to inspect the merch, then order it online.
SV Staff Posted: May 23, 2017 0 comments
Marantz has packed a full suite of home theater and multiroom features into a pair of slimline AV receivers designed for tight spaces.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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 Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments
Integra has introduced two 7.2-channel AV receivers with features designed to ease custom installation.
SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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.
Bob Ankosko Posted: 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.
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SV Staff Posted: 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 Posted: 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.

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