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Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...
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Minx Xi Streaming Digital Music System
Easy to set up, easier to use and with top-of-the-line Bluetooth sound streaming, Cambridge Audio's Minx Xi Digital Music System is impressive and versatile. Here at CH HQ, we connected the system to Cambridge Audio's Aero 2 Stand Mount Speakers...
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Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound
The scoring stage at Skywalker Sound can showcase a single performer or a 125-piece orchestra, but for several months it was home to one of the first 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 pre-production cars, often hidden under cover and behind sound baffles...
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Octiv 650
Just unveiled, Altec Lansing's latest iPhone/iPod friendly device adds new innovative features to keep the now classic "dock" model fresh. In addition to delivering rich sound, with its two 3" full range drivers and a nested 4" subwoofer, the Octiv...
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Denon N7
Denon has long been a player in the high end audio market. Any company that can weather 100 years in such a competitive industry—one that has witnessed the massive paradigm shift from analog to digital—must be doing something right. While...
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BeoVision 10
The sleek presentation of Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 shows that there's plenty of room for making the modern television more refined, powerful and sophisticated. The LCD panel looks more like a decorative piece melding with interiors—a lesson...
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Stringless Pleasure Stereo System
by Brian Fichtner Audiophiles have had a tough time of it in recent years. Ever since the digital music revolution made it possible for music lovers to archive entire collections on a hard drive, high fidelity and the golden age of home audio equipment...
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First Look: Sonos Digital Music System
Until I had my iPod and Tivo I never knew how much I needed both. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to test out the Sonos Digital Music System, I smack myself in the head and wonder how I ever lived without it. This is one of the coolest gizmos...
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Pyramat Sofa
After stumbling around the CES for a couple hours this sofa was an intriguing and welcomed sight. It's from Hollywood based Pyramat, manufacturer of sound furniture. While the dynamic of a trade show made it hard to get a sense of the sound quality...
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Acoustical Art
Acoustical Art speakers are hi fidelity loudspeakers housed in PVC piping. These hand-made beauties are great looking, though pricey. Anyone out there ever hear them-- do they sound as good as they look? via Urban Spy
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JBL Onstage
Onstage, from JBL, definitely gives the Bose Sounddock a bit of healthy competition. The Onstage has a fantastic saucer design and enables data pass thru for updating and syncing if connected to your computer. The Apple Store has it for $199. It...
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Bose SoundDock
The new Bose SoundDock digital music system promises to be the best (semi)portable iPod listening station around. The cleanly designed unit docks your iPod for charging and playback, and even includes a little remote control. Hopefully the sound...
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Sonos Digital Music System
Launching a similar product on the heels of Sonos, however what they've got is so much better. Don't get me wrong, AirPort Express is fabulous and useful and AirTunes is a very smart addition. Two things make Sonos better: the wireless units...
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AirPort Express and AirTunes
Apple has just announced the AirPort Express pocket size WiFi base station. For the traveller, AirPort Express will free you from the uncomfortable hotel room desk that houses the oh so short ethernet cable. For the rest of us, it will (when used...
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