SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Arnie Nudell, considered one of the founders of high-end audio, has died. He was 80.
SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments
Moodelizer of Stockholm, Sweden has introduced a free app that makes it easy to add pizzazz to videos you shoot on the fly.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments
I once observed that the business of running a recording studio was like renting out a Gutenberg Bible for parties. Your upfront costs are enormous, the anticipated income is relatively slight, and the potential downsides can be tragic. Largely because of that terrible business model, the studio business has changed dramatically.

SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments
’Tis the season of the discount and SVS is back with its annual Black Friday blowout.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments
Televisions are one of the most popular items to purchase during the myriad Black Friday sales extravaganza that’s already begun—even though it isn’t Friday, yet. Last year, for example, Target sold 3,200 televisions per minute in first hour of opening on Thanksgiving. With prices coming down on 4K UHD TVs with HDR, you can bet that TVs will be as big—if not a bigger—a sales success.
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  1 comments
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved new rules that let television broadcasters use the next generation TV transmission standard known as ATSC 3.0 on a voluntary basis.
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments
There will be no HomePods under Christmas trees this holiday season. Apple announced on Friday that it will postpone the launch of its first smart speaker to “early 2018.”
Leslie Shapiro  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments
A week ago, if you had asked me if I could love a $550 portable speaker, I would have laughed you out of my listening room. Yet here I am, just days later, completely smitten with the Oslo speaker from Vifa, a Danish speaker manufacturer. It’s uniquely stylish, massively overbuilt, and the sound is amazing. I am in love with the Oslo.

SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments
DTS and Sound United today announced a firmware update that integrates simplified DTS Virtual:X processing into seven AV receivers from Marantz and Denon.
Chris Chiarella  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
In a world of seemingly infinite crappy sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is worthy of special praise for getting so much right. While delivering another dose of the irreverent humor and hybrid-fantasy action that made the first film so popular, it also cultivates the themes and plot lines so that the two volumes fit seamlessly, telling an epic story.