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SV Staff  |  Dec 11, 2008  |  0 comments
 Now that both the discs have dropped, the question must be asked: which superhero rules your theater? Do you like the relatively upbeat, technology triumphs over evil themes of Iron Man or do you prefer the dark, gritty,...
SV Staff  |  Aug 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Branding is a big thing. Apple gets it: A Nano is a Nano, a Shuffle is a Shuffle. Cher gets it. As do Sting, Madonna, and Bono. However, most electronics manufacturers just don't. Simple, easy to read, easy to say, and easy to research names for...
Michael Berk  |  May 31, 2011  |  0 comments

You've no doubt been poring carefully over our guide to this summer's music festivals. It's time to take a break from planning the next few months, 'cause tickets for Coachella 2012 go on sale this Friday.

SV Staff  |  Sep 24, 2010  |  0 comments
   Wander down to the far end of CEDIA’s long exhibit hall and you’ll find a closed-door booth emblazoned with an unfamiliar company name: GoldenEar Technology. Enter that booth, and you’ll see legendary speaker-guy Sandy Gross...
SV Staff  |  Jul 03, 2007  |  0 comments
What a time we had. What a time our ears had. As I'd mentioned in my Track One editorial in the July/August S&V, longtime friend of the mag and CE industry vet Micah Sheveloff and I have been planning to do monthly vinyl-listening sessions for some...
SV Staff  |  Apr 06, 2010  |  0 comments
McIntosh has just announced a collaboration with Reprise Records to promote the company's first Blu-ray Disc player, the MVP881 BR. Specifically, the promotion involves Neil Young's music and the opportunity to save $25 after spending $8,000 on a...
SV Staff  |  Jan 10, 2009  |  0 comments
It's tough for a projection screen company to put on a captivating press event, but Da-Lite pulled it off yesterday at CES when it demonstrated a final production sample of the new JKP Affinity series screen. The screen was designed in...
SV Staff  |  Sep 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Philips has just released their latest Pronto remote - the TSU9800. Figure the "TS" in the model number stands for "Touch Screen" - maybe? The TSU9600 features a very large 6.4" VGA display.  The large size makes the...
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2007  |  0 comments
It's getting tougher and tougher these days to cheerlead the cause of music in surround sound. No, we at S&V aren't giving up. But, coming so soon after hearing that we're getting the best of Led Zeppelin on stereo CD (again) as opposed to any...
SV Staff  |  Feb 06, 2009  |  0 comments
Would you spend more on a remote than many people would spend on their entire home theater? The Logitech Harmony 1100 touchscreen universal remote is quite an amazing remote. It features a customizable touchscreen, anodized black aluminum body,...
SV Staff  |  Oct 02, 2008  |  0 comments
Tough sledding, kids. We're not going to Wally World. I'm not paying 4 bucks a gallon to buckle you into the Hummer and drive your little butts cross-country to that place. And for the last time, we're not getting a damn Prius. But, if you agree to...
SV Staff  |  May 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Audio purists, just turn away. Really, just skip down to the next blog post. You'll never believe this one anyway.  Atlantic Technology just introduced an in-wall dipole/bipole speaker that is THX Ultra certified. The new THX IWTS-30 SR (In...
SV Staff  |  Jul 30, 2007  |  0 comments
Liv Ullmann, Julia Dufvenius, and Ingmar Bergman during the shooting of Saraband "No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."— Ingmar Bergman14...
SV Staff  |  Mar 13, 2008  |  0 comments
Data from shopping site Pricegrabber.com showing that Blu-ray player prices have increased since the beginning of the year hammers home the sting of the early-adopter trade-off: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. For savvy buyers of Blu-ray...
SV Staff  |  Dec 29, 2008  |  0 comments
We're not sure if this is art, or audiophile perfection. Angelis Labor is unveiling the Gabriel Turntable, a remarkable way to treat your vinyl.  Made in a factory that also turns out parts for Ferrari, the Gabriel is a customized...

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