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The SVS Virtual Audiophile Happy Hour is back and we welcome a well-known voice in the audio community, Jeff Dorgay, Editor/Publisher of TONE Audio. This Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m. ET, SVS President Gary Yacoubian, National Training Manager Larry McGough, and Vice President Nick Brown will stream live on the SVS Facebook page and SVS YouTube Channel to discuss favorite demos, answer questions from our community and give away major SVS products.
Jeff writes about the world of high-performance audio and culture for TONE Publications, a source of speaker and audio component news and reviews for over 16 years. We’ll be discussing his goals as an audio reviewer, how HiFi is evolving for the modern audiophiles, what he’s been listening to, and more.
Everyone is welcome! Just visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel at 6 p.m. ET, next Thursday, September 10 and you’ll see the live broadcast appear. This week, we’ll be giving away a Prime Wireless SoundBase, PB-1000 subwoofer, Prime Wireless Speaker System and an SB-2000 Pro subwoofer. Make sure you set up reminders and you’ll be notified when we’re about to begin.
Next Broadcasts: Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 6pm EDT | Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 6pm EDT
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 Special Guest:
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.