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SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Live Aid, the 16-hour super concert/fundraiser organized by Bob Geldof, leader of the Irish rock group The Boomtown Rats, took place 32 years ago today at London’s Wembley Stadium.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  2 comments
Onkyo has introduced an entry-level integrated stereo amp that delivers “refined” performance for $599.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Samsung has stepped up its soundbar game with a new flagship model that uses patented distortion-cancelling technology to “provide a sweet spot no matter where you sit.”
SV Staff  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Focal, the respected French speaker and headphone manufacturer, has updated its affordable Sib satellite loudspeaker line to to embrace the Dolby Atmos-enlightened among us.

SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Cary Audio has announced that both its DMS-500 reference network audio player and AiOS all-in-one network receiver are now certified Roon Ready, meaning they can act as the hub for Roon Labs' award-winning music player interface.

SV Staff  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  3 comments
Having a Mc-attack? McIntosh Laboratory, the iconic audio brand with the "McIntosh Blue" watt meters that's still hand-building its components in Binghamton, NY, has what will satisfy you. The new MA9000 is the biggest and most powerful stereo integrated amplifier the 68 year-old firm has ever engineered, and it's a doozy.

SV Staff  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Denon HEOS Bar Soundbar
If experiencing 5.1 surround sound from a single box interests you, read on. The latest addition to the HEOS family of app-controlled wireless multiroom products—the HEOS Bar—uses advanced signal processing and nine drivers to create a spacious soundscape. The 43-inch-wide enclosure is perfect for screens 50 inches or larger and connects wirelessly to Denon’s low-profile HEOS Subwoofer ($599).
SV Staff  |  Jul 03, 2017  |  0 comments
As we kick back to celebrate and reflect on the birth of our great nation, we’ve pulled together a quick-reference guide to our Top Picks for the month of June. It was a generous period, netting nine outstanding products, ranging from a bullet-proof outdoor speaker to $50 earbuds that sound shockingly good to a lower cost alternative to LG’s flagship W7 series 4K OLED TVs. There’s plenty to ponder here for your summer short list.
SV Staff  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Control4’s Custom Airstream is rolling across the country to promote “Smart Design, Smart Living.” It features wholehouse A/V, smart lighting, intelligent safety and security, and voice control...(See the video tour here.)

LG, Samsung, and Sony are Netflix-recommended TV makers. Among other talents, their products can power up and start Netflixing within seconds, rapidly switch between Netflix and live TV, and display the Netflix interface in HD...

SV Staff  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Ten years ago today, Apple introduced the iPhone, a sleek device that made the BlackBerry (a.k.a. “crackberry”) and other “smartphones” of the day seem clunky and dull. A device that would redefine the smartphone and, ultimately, change the world.