June 2011

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V-MODA Premieres True Blood V-80 Headphones

June 30th, 2011, In Home, by


V-Moda True Blood Cans

“Show me your cans”. Well, that’s just what you may hear if you go with these new headphones a.k.a. cans, from V-MODA. V-MODA has just announced the availability of the V-80 headphone, part of the V-MODA for True Blood line developed in partnership with HBO. The V-80 offers customization options for True Blood fans. Owners … Continue Reading

                                                

Krell Now Shipping New Evolution e-Series Amplifiers

June 30th, 2011, In Home, by


Krell Evolution e

Krell Industries has just announced initial shipments of their new Evolution 2250e and the Evolution 3250e power amplifiers. The new amplifiers incorporate technology from their award winning larger siblings, sharing the same advanced high speed output devices, massive power supplies, and unique Krell Current Mode circuitry. The Evolution 2250e and 3250e amplifiers are value leaders … Continue Reading

Monster Gratitude In-Ear Headphones

June 29th, 2011, In Home, by


Monster Gratitude Earphones

Monster has just recently introduced a new in-ear headphone model that is the result of an alliance with 8-time Grammy Award winners Earth, Wind & Fire. The Gratitude in-ear headphone combines Monster technological know-how with the style of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. The in-ear headphones have been specifically engineered and to faithfully reproduce … Continue Reading

Marantz SR5006 and SR6006 3D Capable A/V Receivers

June 28th, 2011, In Home, by


Marantz-SR6006-and-SR5006

Marantz has just introduced two new audio/video receiver (AVR) models: the SR6006 and the SR5006. Both new AVRs include a full palette of leading-edge features, with claimed improvements in performance. The SR6006 has a rated power output of 7 X 110 watts / channel and the SR5006 outputs 7 X 100 watts / channel. The … Continue Reading

HMV Sells Canadian Stores

June 27th, 2011, In Home, by


HMV

HMV is a company name that is well known in Canada and caries with it a sense of heritage. Just today news has been released that a British company, specializing in corporate restructures, namely, Hilco UK has just purchased all Canada’s 121 HMV stores. Hilco UK announced that it has bought the Canadian arm of … Continue Reading



Monster ClarityHD Model One Speaker Monitor

June 24th, 2011, In Home, by


Monster ClarityHD_Model_One_Speaker

Monster, has just debuted their new ClarityHD Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor. The Model One features a built-in high-powered digital amplifier and iPod dock in a relatively small bookshelf speaker design. The ClarityHD Model One is being launched worldwide at CES and will begin shipping in January 2012. It will be available in … Continue Reading

Samsung UN55D8000 55-inch LED (LCD) Smart TV

June 23rd, 2011, In Reviews, Television Sets, by


Samsung LED8000

It is said that when a species evolves, it does so to compete in the environment in which it lives for the purpose of survival. The weaker species becomes extinct and through natural selection, the stronger and smarter species remain in successive generations. While this applies to the biological world, it can be equally applied … Continue Reading

Audyssey Introduces Lower East Side Media Speakers

June 23rd, 2011, In Home, by


Audyssey LES Media Speakers

Audyssey is an audio technology company that is most well know for its room correction audio software, found on many home audio-video receivers, as well as some automotive sound systems. However, just recently Audyssey released their new Lower East Side Media Speakers. The speakers are a follow-up to Audyssey’s Audio Dock. The Lower East Side … Continue Reading

Premier Mounts “lowPRO” Flat-Panel Mount

June 21st, 2011, In Home, by


Premier Mounts

Premier Mounts, a manufacturer of A/V mounts, carts & stands, and accessories, has released a number of new products this June. One of these new products is their new “lowPRO” ultra-slim swingout flat-panel mount. With the ever thinning flat panels comes the desire for slimmer mounts. After all, why should a mount be thicker than … Continue Reading

Vivitek Qumi LED Pocket Projector

June 20th, 2011, In Home, by


Vivitek Qumi LED Projector

Vivitek Corporation, a manufacturer of visual presentation products, has just announced that their new Qumi (pronounced Q-me) pocket LED projector is now shipping. This projector is small, versatile and affordable. For the video enthusiast, it’s a viable alternative for small / medium sized rooms where a permanent projector setup is not possible. Weighing in at … Continue Reading



Polk Audio Enters Headphone/Earphone Market with UltraFit Sports and UltraFocus Noise Cancelation Models

June 20th, 2011, In Home, by


polk-audio-headphones

Speaker maker Polk Audio has just announced that it will be bringing its sonic expertise to the world of sports and fitness with the introduction of the company’s first line of performance headphone products designed specifically for athletes and active individuals. Polk’s new Performance line-up, which will appear in retail stores this fall, includes sports … Continue Reading

Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Projector

June 17th, 2011, In Home, by


Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Projector

Sony has just announced that it will release the VPL-HW30ES 3D front projector to the North American market, hoping to bring the big screen, 3D experience to a wider audience thanks to the projector’s attractive price of $3699 US. Incorporating Sony’s latest panel technology and dynamic lamp control system, fans of movies, sports and gaming … Continue Reading

Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC

June 16th, 2011, In Home, by


Meitner MA-1

Ed Meitner of the well known company EMM Labs has recently established a new company Meitner Audio that will focus on providing high quality at a lower cost. Meitner Audio’s first product to be launched is a 24/192khz Stereo DAC, dubbed the MA-1. The MA-1 is designed and built in Canada. It supports sampling rates … Continue Reading

UMEC Thumb ONE 100m Optical HDMI Cable

June 15th, 2011, In Home, by


UMEC Thumb One HDMI

Universal Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (UMEC) is a Taiwan photonics company that has just recently introduced a new HDMI cable product. UMECs new 100 meter (330ft) High Speed HDMI Cable named “Thumb ONE HDMI AOC” provides an innovative solution for extended length HDMI cables. With the growing need for flexibility in the placement of HDMI devices, … Continue Reading

Red Wine Audio Audez’e Edition Headphone Amp System

June 14th, 2011, In Home, by


Red Wine Audio Audeze Edition

In 2010, audio industry veterans Alex Rosson of Audez’e, Vinnie Rossi of Red Wine Audio and Ken Ball of ALO Audio, set out to design and build a world-class headphone system. The result is the Audez’e Edition headphone amplifier system ($3590 US) which includes Audez’e LCD-2 headphones, the Red Wine Audio Audez’e Edition amplifier with … Continue Reading



New AV Receivers from Integra

June 14th, 2011, In Home, by


Integra AVR

Integra has just announced four new upgraded models in its AV Receiver line-up: the DTR-20.3, DTR-30.3, DTR-40.3, and DTR-50.3. The AVRs incorporate networking and USB capabilities, which were only available on last year’s DTR-40.2 and higher models. The new functionality will allow access to music via internet radio, home computer networks, flash drives and hard … Continue Reading

Soundcast OutCast 3.4 Multi-Room Wireless Speaker System

June 13th, 2011, In Home, by


Soundcast OutCast 3.4

Soundcast Systems, a company that focuses on wireless audio systems and products, has just announced its new OutCast 3.4 multi-room, multi-source wireless speaker system with subwoofer. This new product is another option for those planning their summer outdoor entertainment areas. OutCast 3.4′s technology provides access to up to 3-sources, delivered to up to 4 separate … Continue Reading

CANADA HiFi June/July 2011 Digital Edition is Now Available!

June 13th, 2011, In Home, by


june july 2011

The digital edition of the June/July 2011 issue is now online in the Digital Editions section! Here’s what you’ll find inside this issue:
> Tablets: The Entertainment and Computing Devices of 2011 and Beyond
> Understanding Speaker Specifications and Frequency Response
> 22 Highlights From the 2011 Salon Son & Image Plus reviews of:
> … Continue Reading

NAD C 446 Digital Media Tuner

June 13th, 2011, In Home, by


NAD C 446 Digital Media Player 2

NAD’s new C 446 Digital Media Tuner may just be the most advanced and flexible tuner in the world. Beneath the classic NAD chassis of the C 446 lays a uniquely powerful digital media player with Internet radio, FM/AM and DAB/DAB+ (where available). Included in its uncommon bag of tricks is the ability to stream … Continue Reading

EarSet 3i from Bang & Olufsen

June 10th, 2011, In Home, by


B&O EarSet 3i

Bang & Olufsen is introducing a new version of its stereo headset, the EarSet 3i, which will has been designed with Apple i-devices in mind. The EarSet 3i offers additional functionality to its predecessor, the EarSet 3, and is based solely on Apple products. Acoustic performance has been a key area of attention. The tiny … Continue Reading



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