May 2011

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Tributaries Cable’s T10X Power Extension Bar

May 31st, 2011, In Home, by


MOD/Tirbutary product shoot

Tributaries Cable, a Florida based company, has just announced a new power extension bar – the Tributaries T10X (Note: image above is of their T100). Is it just me or does the name totally get you thinking of “The Terminator” movie series? I’m sure Cyberdyne systems would have welcomed such a name. The … Continue Reading

                                                

Toshiba TL515 and UL610 3D TVs

May 30th, 2011, In Home, by


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Toshiba has unveiled its most advanced 3D LED televisions to-date to the Canadian market with the new TL515 series and UL610 series. Both new series feature a graphical user-friendly interface and Toshiba’s exclusive CEVO Engine technology for enhanced 3D picture quality. The lineup offers Canadians ultra-thin cosmetic designs and a range of connectivity options for … Continue Reading

Sharp and NHK 85-Inch Direct-View Super Hi-Vision TV

May 27th, 2011, In Home, by


Sharp Super Hi-Vision HDTV

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and Sharp Corporation have worked together to develop a new 85-inch LCD Super Hi-Vision prototype TV, which sets a new benchmark for resolution. NHK began R&D into Super Hi-Vision, which has dramatically higher resolution than current HDTV, in 1995 and aims to begin trial broadcasts in 2020. Super Hi-Vision is approximately … Continue Reading

Klipsch Gallery Speakers Now Shipping

May 27th, 2011, In Home, by


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Announced eariler this year at the CES, Klipsch has just began shipping its new Klipsch Gallery speakers. These ultra-thin speaker systems aim to fulfill any audio need and present a fitting home theater option for any living environment. The passive Klipsch Gallery models are the first available components of a greater cross-over home audio solution.… Continue Reading

New Panasonic PH30-Series Plasma Displays

May 26th, 2011, In Home, by


Panasonic PH-30

Panasonic just announced their new PH30 Series, to join their HD Professional Plasma Displays product line. The displays are available in two models, the 42-inch TH-42PH30 and the 50-inch TH-50PH30. The PH30 Series caters primarily to the needs of professional applications such as signage, restaurants and public areas where a quality picture, energy efficiency and … Continue Reading



dB Logic HP-100 Headphones

May 25th, 2011, In Home, by


dB Logic HP-100 Headphones

It’s always nice to see manufacturers keeping their customers’ best interests in mind, especially when it comes to safety and health. In this case dB Logic has just announced its latest in sound pressure level limiting headphones. The HP-100 headphones feature dB Logic’s proprietary SPL2 technology, which regulates volume to protect hearing. SPL2 technology limits … Continue Reading

Cambridge Audio 751BD 3D Blu-ray Universal Player Now Shipping

May 25th, 2011, In Home, by


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The new Cambridge Audio 751BD player promises to expand on the company’s highly successful 650BD Blu-ray Universal player, a player which we’ve been using as the reference player in the CANADA HiFi lab for some time now.
The 751BD offers support for BD-3D, all the latest surround sound formats, QDEO video processing and Anagram Technologies … Continue Reading

Wilson Audio WATCH Center Series 3 Speaker

May 24th, 2011, In Home, by


Wilson Audio WATCH Center Series 3

Wilson Audio has announced their new Wilson Audio Theater Comes Home (WATCH) Center Series 3 speaker a.k.a. the WATCH Center 3. This new WATCH Center 3 uses the same midrange as the Alexandria Series 2, with the tweeter from the Sasha W/P and Sophia Series 3. The new tweeter makes the WATCH Center slightly more … Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Ribbon Tweeters

May 24th, 2011, In Home, by


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Understanding The Pros and Cons of Ribbon Tweeters  

Loudspeakers divide their output into frequency bands. Typically they will have one or more large drive units to cover the low (bass) frequencies, and a single smaller unit to reproduce the treble. There are variations of course, for example there may be an additional dedicated drive unit … Continue Reading

The Chipmunk by Audiowood

May 23rd, 2011, In Home, by


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Audiowood is a company that takes pride in its natural wood influenced designs. When I saw the name of this latest product offering, I couldn’t help thinking of three little critters that go by the name Alvin, Simon and Theodore. That’s because Audiowood’s latest turntable offering is named the Chipmunk. The Chipmunk is a belt-driven … Continue Reading



KEF Blade Loudspeakers

May 20th, 2011, In Home, by


KEF Blade

If you’re looking to outfit your audio system with an out of the ordinary speaker, you might be interested in KEF’s new Blade loudspeaker. The KEF Blade is a revolutionary loudspeaker combining unmatched precise sound imaging and elegant design. The KEF Blade, which is the result of five years of intensive R&D efforts, will be … Continue Reading

LG Optimus Pad

May 19th, 2011, In Home, by


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There will be no shortage of tablets for you to choose from this year. LG is the latest manufacturer to begin offering is tablet, the Optimus Pad, Canadian customers. The LG Optimus Pad offers a dual-core processor and features a unique 8.9-inch display for one-handed portability and uncompromising viewability, a variation from the 7 and … Continue Reading

Amped Wireless AV3000 WiFi Network Bridge

May 18th, 2011, In Home, by


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Amped Wireless has recently announces the release of their new AV3000 Amped Wireless A/V Net Connect Home WiFi Network Bridge for A/V Devices. The AV3000 connects Internet-ready audio and video devices, such as Blu-ray players, game consoles, Internet-ready TVs to WiFi networks for Internet access. The AV3000 does away with the need to run Ethernet … Continue Reading

UltraLink Debuts New UFi Branded UCube Compact USB Digital Speakers

May 18th, 2011, In Home, by


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Ultralink/XLO Products, a company that made its name in the cable and power accessory categories, has just introduced a new personal audio brand called UFi. The first product launched under the new brand is the UCube Compact USB Digital Speakers ($149.99 CAD/US per pair). Wherever you hang, your music and movies follow! At just three-inches … Continue Reading

Klipsch Icon Series Speakers

May 18th, 2011, In Home, by


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Klipsch has just announced the launch of its new Klipsch Icon series, a line which is comprised of five all-new speaker models and infused with the latest in audio technology. Serving as the replacement for the Icon V series, the Klipsch Icon series boasts an even higher caliber of sound quality thanks to re-engineered drivers … Continue Reading



Volo High Speed HDMI Cables

May 17th, 2011, In Home, by


Volo High Speed HDMI Cables

In audio-speak audio/video cables are sometimes affectionately referred to as loom. Volo Products has just recently added to the choices of loom with their new line of High Speed HDMI cables. The new Volo Universal, Pro and LX Gamer Series HDMI cables have been developed to provide high-speed, durability and quality that won’t break the … Continue Reading

Chisto Disk Analoguer and Black Analoguer

May 17th, 2011, In Home, by


Chisto Disk Analoguer and Black Analoguer

Let’s face it – no matter how carefully you handle your discs, they will eventually get dirty. For that matter even brand new discs aren’t perfectly clean. And playing dirty discs results in an unnecessary loss of quality. For this reason, Canadian company Eden Acoustics is now importing high quality cleaning and conditioning disc solutions … Continue Reading

Panasonic VIERA Remote App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

May 17th, 2011, In Home, by


Panasonic VIERA iPhone App

If you can’t get enough of your Apple device and already own a Panasonic TV then you’ll love this! Panasonic has just launched its new VIERA Remote App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It is now available for download in the Apple App Store. The app allows you to quickly and intuitively navigate … Continue Reading

Getting Good Bass In Your Home Theatre: Subwoofer Placement Tips


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So you bought yourself a gorgeous flat panel TV, set it up with a Blu-ray player and began watching a blockbuster movie like The Dark Knight. If you’re a regular reader of CANADA HiFi then I’ll assume that you’ve adjusted the picture controls of your TV with at least the help of a video calibration … Continue Reading

BenQ SH960 DLP Projector

May 13th, 2011, In Home, by


BenQ SH960

BenQ recently announced that its latest high-end DLP projector will be available in North America just in time for the summer. Designed for use in the most demanding settings, the new SH960 utilizes 1080p native resolution and BrilliantColor technology, creating the brightest and most vibrant images on any surface. With brightness of 5500 ANSI lumens, … Continue Reading



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