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SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
Theory Audio Design, the new venture from Pro Audio Technology founder Paul Hales, is officially up and running with the launch of its first seven products.
SV Staff  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments
The speaker specialists at SVS are stepping up their game with a bold 60-day price-protection plan.
SV Staff  |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments
Although you may use it every day, you probably never stop to think about Bluetooth, the wireless signal-transmission standard that connects your earbuds to your phone or your phone to your car’s electronics system and makes it possible to stream music from your phone (or laptop/PC) to a compatible speaker. Well, here are a couple facts that may surprise you:
 |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments
Illinois-based custom AV specialist Vanco has announced that two IP-controllable 1,000-watt power amplifiers previewed last year by its custom-installation brand Beale Street Audio are now shipping.
SV Staff  |  Jan 20, 2020  |  4 comments
Last week Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal formally announced plans to roll out its free, ad-supported Peacock streaming service on April 15 among Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex subscribers with a full, national launch slated for July 15, making it the latest entertainment conglomerate to jump into an increasingly crowded streaming market.
SV Staff  |  Jan 20, 2020  |  0 comments
Como Audio has a different idea for Valentine’s Day that will resonate for S&V readers who are tired of giving the expected, classic gift of roses and/or chocolate to that special someone on February 14.
SV Staff  |  Jan 17, 2020  |  0 comments
London’s popular “Pitchblack Playback” all-in-the-dark, cinema-style listening experience is coming to New York City next week.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 17, 2020  |  0 comments
CES over the past few years has become more about vision than sound, with statement TVs in booths lining the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall vying aggressively for the attention of show attendees. CES 2020 was no different, and in some ways was even more TV-centric due to the wide range of new products and prototypes on view from both established brands like LG, Samsung, and Sony, and relative newcomers such as Hisense, Konka, and TCL. Yes, LG once again had motorized rolling OLED TVs at the show — a product promised for 2019 that never materialized here — along with new OLED prototypes that roll down from the ceiling. But what most interested me was the sets that are likely to arrive in 2020, especially the innovative ones that will actually be affordable.
SV Staff  |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments
In its latest attempt to get rid of messy wires, Canadian connectivity specialist Nyrius today introduced a $300 wireless transmission system it says can stream 1080p high-definition video and audio up to 165 feet away with zero latency.
 |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments
KEF today announced the addition of a versatile, high-performance THX-certified in-wall speaker and new finish options for its Reference Series line of speakers whose origins date back to 1973.
Sandy Gross  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  4 comments
I attended CES 2020 — probably my last as it seems that Specialty Audio, once the show’s raison d’etre, is really no longer a part of it, at least in any significant way. There are many views as to why this is. Some blame the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), but as a participant in this annual event (once bi-annual) since the early 70s, I feel strongly that the CTA and its CES did not abandon Specialty Audio. Quite the opposite: Specialty Audio abandoned the CES.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments
Music technology company MQA and Bluesound, sister brand to audio stalwarts NAD and PSB, have teamed up with British Underground and Jazz re:freshed to present the Master Sessions series of concerts that will be live-streamed to audio retailers around the world.
SV Staff  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments
Amid the hustle and bustle of CES 2020, China-based headphone specialist 1More announced that it’s getting ready to ship a new $200 set of wireless, active noise canceling (ANC) earphones at the end of the month.
Mike Mettler  |  Jan 14, 2020  |  2 comments
Neil Peart, perhaps the only man to inspire just as many air drummers as actual practicing drummers, passed away on January 7, 2020, following a long and private battle with brain cancer. The world-renowned, world-class drummer and chief lyricist for Rush, the perpetually progressive Canadian power trio, was 67 years old.
SV Staff  |  Jan 14, 2020  |  0 comments
JVC is revisiting the high-end headphone category in the U.S. with two upscale in-ear models, one featuring a stainless-steel housing, the other a unique wood-cone driver and housing.

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