September 2011

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PMC “twenty series” Loudspeakers

September 30th, 2011, In Home, by


PMC just celebrated its 20th anniversary and has launched a commemorative new and appropriately named loudspeaker series – the ‘twenty’ series. The new series includes four models – two standmount models and two floorstanders and all have a ‘lean back’ cabinet design, angled at five degrees from vertical to reduce resonances and aid time alignment … Continue Reading


Quad Link D-1 USB DAC

September 29th, 2011, In Home, by

Quad Link D-1 USB DAC

There has been a constant flow of new affordable DAC products to the audio scene over the last couple years but it’s always interesting when one of the more upscale brands joins in. Quad, the well established and respected British audio company has just announced a new budget conscious DAC, their Link D-1 USB DAC. … Continue Reading

Sharp Releases 80” LED LCD TV

September 28th, 2011, In Home, by

Sharp 80inch LED LCD

In the world of TV’s bigger is virtually always better. With this thought in mind, Sharp has just introduced their largest LED LCD TV ever. The 80-inch AQUOS LC-80LE632U is a a full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Smart TV with Wi-Fi and access to Netflix, CinemaNow and VUDU as well as Sharp’s exclusive AQUOS … Continue Reading

TAVES Starts This Friday – CANADA HiFi Facebook Page Ticket Winners Announced!

September 27th, 2011, In Home, by

CANADA HiFi FB Winners

We are just four days away from the start of TAVES! Thank you to everyone who joined the CANADA HiFi magazine Facebook page in order to put their name in for the ticket giveaway. The following names were drawn randomly as the winners of a free ticket to TAVES When you arrive at the show, … Continue Reading

Meridian Media Drive 600

September 26th, 2011, In Home, by

Meridian 600

Meridian Audio has just announced their new Media Drive 600. The Media Drive 600 is a dedicated system storage product for use as a modular element in a new system or to increase storage capacity of an existing Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System. The Media Drive 600 can accommodate hard disk drives configured as RAID … Continue Reading

Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e Projectors

September 26th, 2011, In Home, by


Epson has just announced its first 3D 1080p home theatre projectors with the new 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e series. With both home cinema enthusiasts and custom installers in mind, Epson utilizes new Bright 3D Drive technology which promises an exceptional 3D viewing experience at home on a big … Continue Reading

Denon DNP-720AE Network Audio Player with AirPlay

September 23rd, 2011, In Home, by

Denon DNP-720AE Network Audio Player

Denon has just announced their new DNP-720AE Network Audio Player, which incorporates Apple AirPlay technology. Apple AirPlay allows wireless audio streaming from iDevice or iTunes. As well, with Wi-Fi or Ethernet, users can tap into internet radio and online content, as well as network music files. The DNP-720AE is DLNA 1.5 certified allowing for swift … Continue Reading

Raysonic Red Maple Monoblock Amp

September 21st, 2011, In Home, by

Raysonic Red Maple

Raysonic has just launched their new Supreme Series with the introduction of their new Red Maple monoblocks amplifiers. Priority in circuit design was given to achieving low noise and distortion with a wide band frequency response. KT88 power tubes were chosen in combination with a Class-AB1 ultra-linear push-pull power amplification stage. In addition, five pairs … Continue Reading

Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show Is Less Than 2 Weeks Away!!

September 21st, 2011, In Home, by


With the TAVES less than 2 weeks away the anticipation for the show is nearing its peak! The official 2011 TAVES Program has just been posted on the home page at The program contains exhibitor information, lists the room number in which each brand will be located and shows TAVES floor plans. It … Continue Reading

Pioneer Music Tap AirPlay Music Systems

September 20th, 2011, In Home, by

Pioneer Music Tap AirPlay Music Systems

Physically plugging your iPhone or iPod into a docking station is so yesterday – today is all about wireless connectivity! Staying ahead of the competition, Pioneer has just expanded its family of Apple AirPlay-compatible products with the launch of two networked music systems called Music Tap. Available to Canadian consumers in October 2011 in … Continue Reading

Bob Carver’s New Tube Amplifiers

September 20th, 2011, In Home, by

Bob Carver Amps

Bob Carver has a new vacuum tube amplifier company that designs and builds products using high quality parts and old-fashioned proven assembly methods. The new company has just launched its first two vacuum tube amplifier products: The Cherry 180 – VTA180M and the Black Beauty – VTA 305M. The amplifiers are claimed to be conservatively … Continue Reading

Pass Labs XP-30 Preamp

September 19th, 2011, In Home, by

Pass XP-30

Pass Laboratories has just launched their new 3-chassis XP-30 Preamp. The XP-30 sits now as their flagship preamplifier. The XP-30 is a triple-chassis preamplifier – separating control from power supply and output gain stage. Though the XP-30 is generally for two-channel operation; however, its modular design allows it to be adapted to run up to … Continue Reading

iHome iW1 AirPlay Speaker System

September 19th, 2011, In Home, by


iHome recently announced that its iW1 Speaker System featuring Apple’s AirPlay will be available in North American starting September 26, 2011. This is one of the first speakers systems on the market to offer the AirPlay feature which allows iPods/iPhones and iPads to stream audio wirelessly to the system. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, … Continue Reading

Naim ND5 XS Network Player

September 16th, 2011, In Home, by

Naim ND5 XS

Naim has just announced a new slimline network player to join the rank and file of its XS Series. The new product was just introduced at the Top Audio Show in Milan. The ND5 XS network player is a network-connected separates source. It offers UPnP streaming up to 24bit/192kHz resolution over a network, either from … Continue Reading

The Star Wars Saga Comes Out on Blu-ray Today!

September 16th, 2011, In Home, by


We rarely talk about new movie releases on but this is one we just couldn’t miss. This may just be the most anticipated Blu-ray release ever! To the delight of sci-fi fans around the world, George Lucas has finally released all six Star Wars films on Blu-ray disc. The Star Wars feature films are … Continue Reading

Paradigm Shift’s Active Speaker & Earbuds

September 15th, 2011, In Home, by


Paradigm Shift, an all new brand from Paradigm Electronics Inc., has just announced its first line-up of consumer products: the Active Atom (A2) powered speaker; together with three new earbuds (E1, E2m and E3m), all engineered in the company’s Canadian factory. The Active Atom A2 is a powered bookshelf / tabletop speaker designed for stereo … Continue Reading

CANADA HiFi October/November 2011 Digital Edition is Now Available!

September 14th, 2011, In Home, by

Cover 04.pdf

The digital edition of the October/November 2011 issue is now online in the Digital Editions section! Here’s what you’ll find inside this issue:
– Streaming Movies: An Alternative To Watching Movies From a Disc
– 3D Blu-ray Players: Everything You Need to Know
– Eliminating Unwanted Audio and Video Noise Plus reviews of:
– Monitor … Continue Reading

Velodyne EQ-MAX Subwoofers

September 13th, 2011, In Home, by


Velodyne has just introduced their new EQ-MAX Subwoofer Series. The EQ-MAX Series features remote control operation and built-in processing for maximizing bass performance at the touch of a button. The EQ-MAX Series includes subwoofers in 8″, 10″, 12″ and 15″ sizes to meet budget and room size needs. Velodyne’s EQ-MAX subwoofers through their integrated digitally … Continue Reading

JVC DLA-F110E 3D Projector

September 13th, 2011, In Home, by


JVC has just announced their new DLA-F110E projector, which utilizes D-ILA technology to generate 3D video. The DLA-F110E has been specifically designed for custom installations and delivers 1080p Full HD imagery. With three, 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA imagers, the DLA-F110E is claimed to provide naturally rich, flicker-free images with true blacks and greater luminance detail. JVC’s … Continue Reading

NAD DAC 1 Wireless USB DAC

September 12th, 2011, In Home, by


NAD Electronics has announced a new affordable DAC 1 Wireless Audio USB Digital-to-Analog Converter. This new product allows for wireless transmission of audio signals in a uncompressed 16/48 format. The DAC 1 has been designed to be simple to install and easy to use and no wireless network is needed. The unit’s transmitter plugs directly … Continue Reading

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