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Klipsch Expands Powered Speakers Series

Sound and Vision - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:44am
Klipsch today announced the expansion of its plug-and-play Reference Powered speaker series.
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How Do Older Receivers Handle Atmos Soundtracks?

Sound and Vision - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:40am
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Q My current setup includes an “older” 7.1-channel receiver that isn’t equipped to decode new sound formats such as Dolby Atmos. I understand that when you play an Atmos disc, older receivers are presented with a standard 5.1- or 7.1-channel version of the soundtrack for decoding. What difference, if any, is there between this default version and something like a Dolby True HD mix? My assumption is that it would be better to select a dedicated lossless mix over a backward-compatible, and presumably compressed, fallback mix. — Jason Acosta

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Mackie's New Big Knob Series of Monitor Controllers Now Shipping

Electronic Musician - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:17pm
Woodinville, WA - October 2017 — The next generation of Mackie's highly acclaimed Big Knob monitor controllers is now shipping worldwide. The newly expanded Big Knob series includes three models -Big..
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Texas Builder Offers Smart Features in Base Homes

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:56pm
Texas-based Megatel Homes has announced plans to include smart home features in the base home package for more than 1,200 homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
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November 2017 New Gear Part 1

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:54pm
Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar
Samsung means business with its new soundbar. It won’t win any beauty contests, but the five-channel Sound+ deserves credit for squeezing three wide-dispersion tweeters, six woofers, and two up-firing tweeters into an enclosure 45 inches wide, 3 inches tall, and 5 inches deep...
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McIntosh Audio Pioneers Tagged for CTA Hall of Fame

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:41pm
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that two high-fidelity audio pioneers from McIntosh will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York on November 7.
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Meet Plugfones: Earplugs and Headphones in One

Sound and Vision - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:14am
You need ear protection for a loud home project (or for use at work) but want to be able to listen to music or (Sound &amp Vision) podcasts rather than complete the job in (near) silence. What to do?
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Applied Acoustics Systems Releases Pivotal Sound Bank for Ultra Analog VA-2 and AAS Player

Electronic Musician - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:49pm
Montreal, Quebec—October 17, 2017 —Applied Acoustics Systems releases the Pivotal sound bank for the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins in collaboration with sound designer Daniel ..
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How to Buy an AV Receiver

Sound and Vision - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:15pm
Yeah, we keep hearing how the awesomely versatile, stupendously well-performing, and tremendously high-value audio/video receiver is going away, soon to be replaced by all manner of soundbars and soundbases, self-powered tabletop wireless speakers, or perhaps just your old Aunt Matilda playing her kazoo from atop a stool in your living room.
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The Motorized PreSonus FaderPort 16 Controls Both DAWs and Plug-ins

Electronic Musician - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:58pm
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—October 2017 — The latest model in PreSonus’ feature-rich, easy-to-use FaderPort control surface series, the FaderPort 16 Mix Production Controller connects via USB 2.0 to prov..
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Sennheiser Updates its Popular HD 650 Headphone

Sound and Vision - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:02pm
Sennheiser has launched a new dynamic headphone that builds on the popular HD 650 open-back model it introduced more than a decade ago.
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Tech Gifts Top Holiday Shopping Lists

Sound and Vision - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:18am
Two-thirds of U.S. adults — 170 million people — are planning to spend an average of $478 on tech gifts this holiday season as overall tech spending reaches a record breaking $96.8 billion, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s 24th annual holiday outlook forecast.
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Roland’s Rubix Audio Interfaces Hit a Sweet Spot of Quality & Price

Electronic Musician - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:56pm
Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2017 — Building on a legacy that includes the world's first multiport USB 2.0 audio interface, Roland announces the availability of Rubix, a line of audio interfaces for ..
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This Week in Free Stuff: Huge Packs from Ableton & Output

Electronic Musician - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:01pm
It may be part of the acceleration of the accelerating technology that we’re all living through, where more and more people have access to better and better creation tools, but for whatever reason, I..
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