SVS Virtual Audiophile Happy Hour

SVS Virtual Audiophile Happy Hour

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Chill a beverage and join the fun as President Gary Yacoubian, Vice President Nick Brown and National Training Manager #TheLarry McGough present the “SVS Virtual Audiophile Happy Hour” live on the SVS Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Every few weeks, we virtually get together with the SVS community to discuss trends in the world of audio, answer questions from our passionate audience and randomly give away SVS speakers and subwoofers. We also welcome special guests from across the world of audio to share insights and expertise and offer some surprises along the way.

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Next Broadcast: Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6pm ET

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Air Date: 10/21/2021

Grab your favorite beverage as SVS goes to bat with former MLB pitcher (and SVS owner), Glendon Rusch, a 13-year veteran of the big leagues who returns for a 2nd appearance on the SVS Audiophile Happy Hour this Thursday, October 21 at 6p.m. ET, live on the SVS Facebook page and YouTube channel! Get your questions ready for the “Lightning Round” Q&A, and join the conversation for massive giveaways, home theater tips, and the normal fun during this playoff edition of the Audiophile Happy Hour.

Air Date: 9/9/2021

Summer is coming to an end, but the SVS Audiophile Happy Hour heats up this Thursday, September 9 at 6 p.m. ET, live on the SVS Facebook page and YouTube channel with massive giveaways, a live Q&A session, and useful home theater tips.

Air Date: 8/26/2021

Grab an ice-cold beverage as the SVS Audiophile Happy Hour returns with massive giveaways, listening recommendations, a live Q&A, and useful home theater tips. Director of Technology, Ed Mullen, will join Gary, Larry, and Nick for the festivities and to help with the extended “Lightning Round” of your questions answered live.

Air Date: 8/12/2021

Join SVS for massive giveaways, a live Q&A session, and helpful home theater tips. Special guest for this week is David Roman of Universal Audio, a company on the cutting edge of recording technology, with products used by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. Mr. Roman is also the founder of 4130 Mastering and will share knowledge about the passion and technology behind making music.

Air Date: 7/22/2021

Grab a frosty beverage as the SVS Audiophile Happy Hour returns live on the SVS Facebook page and YouTube channel with massive giveaways, a live Q&A session, and useful home theater tips. Director of Technology, Ed Mullen, will join Gary, Larry, and Nick for the festivities and to help with the extended “Lightning Round” of your technical questions answered live.

Air Date: 6/24/2021

Grab a cold one as the SVS Audiophile Happy Hour returns live on the SVS Facebook page and YouTube channel with massive giveaways, a live Q&A session, and useful home theater tips. Our special guest is a legend from the world of audio, Steve Guttenberg (aka “The Audiophiliac”), who has reviewed gear for CNET, Sound & Vision, Stereophile, and now runs one of the world’s most popular YouTube channels dedicated to HiFi reviews and topics!

Air Date: 6/10/2021

This week’s special guest is Ben Bloomberg, a PhD graduate of MIT Media Lab and "Creative Technologist" who will discuss mastering music for Dolby Atmos, robot operas, his work with Grammy-winning artist Jacob Collier, and how he is using technology to create extraordinary sound experiences.

Air Date: 5/20/2021

SVS Director of Technology, Ed Mullen, joins to help us answer as many of your AV and home theater questions as possible in an hour. Plus, our favorite #SVSintheWild photo submissions, a discussion about Atmos music, and our first live stream from the new SVS demo room.

Air Date: 4/29/2021

Pour a tall one as Gary, Larry, and Nick are joined by special guest, Mark Henninger, Editor-in-Chief of AVS Forum to discuss emerging home theater trends, music with infrasonic bass, how forums have evolved over the years, and a lot more.

Air Date: 4/15/2021

Grab a cold one for a new SVS SoundPath accessory announcement, massive speaker and subwoofer giveaways, home theater tips, and special guest, Damien Sneed, an award-winning master of multiple musical genres!

Air Date: 4/1/2021

An Opening Day edition of the SVS Virtual Audiophile Happy Hour as we welcome 13-year veteran of Major League Baseball (and SVS speaker/subwoofer owner), Glendon Rusch, to dish on the connection between music and sports, his love of 2-channel, and more. Plus, massive giveaways, home theater tips, and our normal fun.

Air Date: 3/18/2021

A colossal new product announcement comes to the SVS community live as Gary, Larry, and, Nick share details of new SVS audio gear in real-time! There will be massive giveaways, including a blockbuster 2.1 audiophile speaker system with the new product, Prime Wireless Speakers, SB-1000 Pro, and more. Plus, members from the SVS engineering team will also join to share exclusive product design insights and development stories.

Air Date: 2/25/2021

Join Gary, Larry, and Nick for the first-ever live product launch as we reveal details about the 1000 Pro Series subwoofers directly to the SVS community. Special guests from the SVS design team will be on-hand to discuss engineering innovations in the new SB-1000 Pro and PB-1000 Pro models and to share exclusive insights about the design process.

Air Date: 2/4/2021 Special Guest: Ed Mullen, legendary SVS director of customer service

Gary, Larry, Nick, and special guest Ed Mullen, legendary SVS director of customer service, go live to discuss home theater setup blunders and share content recommendations and their picks for the big game. Also includes four massive giveaways and Q&A with the community.

Air Date: 12/17/2020 Special Guest: Brent Butterworth

Gary, Larry, and Nick welcome winter with an epic $2,400 2.1 SVS speaker system giveaway, home theater tips, festive movie suggestions, and common setup blunders. Special guest is Brent Butterworth, a legend in the world of audio reviews and media and one of the few qualified to do CEA subwoofer testing.

Air Date: 12/3/2020 Special Guest: Matt Yocum, TV/Movie Sound Engineer

The team gets back to its roots for a long discussion about subwoofers, including what to listen for evaluating a subwoofer and how room size factors into performance. Special guest Matt Yocum, movie and TV sound engineer, talks about how he uses his SB-4000 in mastering movie audio, advice for people looking for a career in audio mastering, the future of cinematic sound and more.

Air Date: 11/12/2020 Special Guest: Smith Freeman, SVS Senior Director of Product Development & Jack Mules, SVS Director of Product Management

We welcome two of the driving forces behind product development for SVS as Smith Freeman and Jack Mules discuss the process they use for evaluating speaker output, driver and transducer design, how to timbre match speakers and what the power ratings for speakers mean.

Air Date: 10/29/2020 Special Guest: Mystery Guest!

In this Halloween Edition of the Happy Hour, Gary, Larry, and Nick discuss their favorite scary movies soundtracks and tackle a range of topics with a mystery guest, including: whether stacking speakers on subwoofers is a good idea, how room size affects performance, the purpose of ports on speakers and subwoofers and more.

Air Date: 10/15/2020 Special Guest: Brad Pipkins, Home Theater Gamer (YouTube)

The SVS team shares it’s “Bass Bangers” hip hop music playlist and welcome popular YouTuber Brad Pipkins (aka Home Theater Gamer) to discuss immersive gaming and audio for the next gen Xbox and PS5 consoles. We also discuss subwoofer gain, universal remotes and setting up dual subs.

Air Date: 10/7/2020 Special Guest: Leon Shaw, Founder & Jonathan Stephens, GM of Audio Advice

The SVS team shares it’s “Bass Bangers” hip hop music playlist and welcome popular YouTuber Brad Pipkins (aka Home Theater Gamer) to discuss immersive gaming and audio for the next gen Xbox and PS5 consoles. We also discuss subwoofer gain, universal remotes and setting up dual subs.

Air Date: 10/1/2020 Special Guest: Ed Mullen, SVS Director of Customer Service and Technology

In this broadcast, the SVS team dives into all aspects of AV receiver setup and optimization, including audio room calibration, the difference between popular audio formats, setting up Dolby Atmos height effects speakers, audio DSP and more.

Air Date: 9/10/2020 Special Guest: Jeff Dorgay. Editor of the popular HiFi lifestyle magazine TONE

Gary, Larry, and Nick are back to riff on speaker placement tips, subwoofer drivers, sports audio, and more. Plus special guest, Jeff Dorgay. Editor of the popular HiFi lifestyle magazine TONE Audio.

Air Date: 8/20/2020 Special Guest: Sandy Gross, Audio Industry Legend

This week starts with a discussion about the advantages of a 2.1 or 5.1 system compared to a soundbar, a special announcement about a prestigious award, and another SVS community crowdsourced playlist focused on songs you hear that immediately make you want to crank it to 11. Special guest Sandy Gross, co-founder of Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and GoldenEar Technology joins to discuss his quadraphonic speaker system, speaker design philosophy, what defines a world-class speaker and more.

Air Date: 8/6/2020 Special Guest: Roey Hershkovitz, Vice President, Capitol Studios

A discussion about the differences between 5.1, 7.2.2 and other home theater surround sound configurations is the lead topic, as well as defining the role of each specific channel. We also dive into what the “LFE” on the back of a subwoofer means and the key features you should look for when researching AV receivers. Special Guest Roey Hershkovitz from the legendary Capitol Studios joins to discuss the future of Atmos music, his personal system, his favorite “subwoofer moments” and more.

Air Date: 7/21/2020 Special Guest: Mitch Witten, SVS Senior Director Strategic Development & Smith Freeman, Senior Director of Product Development

Two guests from the SVS family join the live stream as we crowdsource a list of best demo tracks from the SVS community, which can be found on a playlist here. The team also dives into tubs vs. solid state amplifiers, the 13-Ultra subwoofer upgrade program, Atmos music, the importance of DACs and WiFi when using wireless speakers and more.

Air Date: 7/9/2020 Special Guest: Ed Mullen, SVS Director of Customer Service and Technology

This week, we discuss the future of HiFi and audio shows, best placement for Dolby Atmos Height Effects speakers, the advantages and disadvantages of using power amplifiers vs. AV receivers, running dual subwoofers when you only have a single subwoofer output, and the differences between bi-wiring and bi-amping speakers.

Air Date: 6/18/2020

Gary, Larry, Nick riff on top Father’s Day movies, how to engage younger people to the world of audio, hiding speaker wires and the future of high performance audio. This week, in lieu of a special guest, the team showed off their personal home audio systems and discussing our choice of components.

Air Date: 5/28/2020 Special Guest: Smith Freeman, SVS Director of Product Management

Gary, Larry, Nick riff on subwoofer room gain, what makes a great speaker, people who name their audio products and more. This week's special guest is Smith Freeman, SVS Director of Product Management, a brilliant audio engineer and one of the key visionaries shaping the future of SVS from the product side.

Air Date: 5/14/2020 Special Guest: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grammy-winning Hip-Hop pioneer

Gary, Larry, Nick riff on why it’s a bad idea to install home subwoofers in a car, the SVS approach to customer service, what is transient speed and more. This week's special guest is DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hip-Hop pioneer, actor and winner of the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance.

Air Date: 5/7/2020 Special Guest: David Solomon, Chief Hi-res Music Evangelist, Qobuz

Gary, Larry, Nick riff on the importance (or lack thereof) of speaker break-in, difference between Prime and Ultra Series, Hi-Res Music services and more. This week's special guest is David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res Music Evangelist for Qobuz, our favorite music streaming service.

Air Date: 4/23/2020 Special Guest: Al Griffin, Editor, Sound & Vision magazine

Gary, Larry and Nick riff on how to blend a subwoofer with speakers, new content we’re into, the future of audio and more. This week’s special guest is Al Griffin, Editor of Sound & Vision magazine.