December 2011

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LG 84” 3D UD TV at CES 2012

December 31st, 2011, In Home, by

LG UDTV 84 inch

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its new 84” 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV at the CES (CES) in Las Vegas this January 2012. The new 3D UD TV promises high picture quality with 8 million pixels (3840×2160), which is about four times the resolution of current 1080p HD TV panels. The 84” UD TV will … Continue Reading


Audioengine D1 and D2 Wireless DACs

December 30th, 2011, In Home, by

AudioEngine D1

Audioengine has just announced their D1 Premium 24-bit DAC and D2 Premium 24-bit Wireless DACs. Audioengine D1:
The D1 allows streaming of high-quality/resolution audio from your computer to headphones, powered speakers, or any music system. The D1 bypasses the computer headphone output or soundcard and sends audio through the USB port, which should improve result … Continue Reading

Bob Carver Monoblock Amplifiers

December 29th, 2011, In Home, by

Bob Carver Mono

Bob Carver LLC, a company specializing in design and manufacture of audiophile products, will be showcasing its new vacuum tube amplifiers product line at CES, this January 2012. The Cherry 180 (VTA 180M) monoblock amplifier is conservatively rated at 180 wpc rms into 8 ohms; the Black Beauty 305 (VTA 305M) monoblock amplifier is rated … Continue Reading

ZVOX Introduces Smaller Z-Base Sound Bars

December 29th, 2011, In Home, by


If you’re looking to get more than just the sound from your TV speakers in a small room, you might want to take a look at these new sound bars from ZVOX. ZVOX has just expanded its lineup of Z-Base sound bars, designed to be placed under a flat-panel TV set. Three new models, priced … Continue Reading

Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Music System

December 29th, 2011, In Home, by

Klipsch G-17 Air (lg)

Klipsch recently announced that its Apple AirPlay-enabled Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air is now available for purchase. With this new speaker, listeners can turn their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a remote control that streams music wirelessly from their iTunes to the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air. The music system is available now from… Continue Reading

LG 55-inch OLED Panel TV

December 28th, 2011, In Home, by


LG, has reportedly just announced that it will be launching a new 55” OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology based panel. The new panel is set to be unveiled at CES in January 2012. Much smaller prototypes of OLED panels by other manufacturers have already demonstrated that OLED technology can provide brighter, more efficient, thinner, … Continue Reading

Magico Q7 Loudspeaker

December 27th, 2011, In Home, by

Magico Q7

Magico is a company that has garnered much attention from the audiophile community for its formidable speaker designs. Magico will soon be introducing a new state-of-the-art loudspeaker model, named simply as the Q7. The Q7 will be Magico’s new top-of-the line reference speaker. DRIVER TECHNOLOGY
In order to achieve the lofty goals of this project … Continue Reading

Torus Power Releasing Products

December 27th, 2011, In Home, by


Torus is a company that specializes in line power conditioning products. Torus will be showing a number of new products at the upcoming CES 2012 in Las Vegas this January. The products include the following: IS Series:
Torus Power, a technological world leader in power isolation, conditioning and regulation for audio video, introduces the IS … Continue Reading

BEHRINGER Launches Eurosound Consumer Brand, Introduces iNuke Boom

December 27th, 2011, In Home, by

Behringer inuke

BEHRINGER has long had a great reputation in t, he affordable professional audio and music equipment market. And now the company is expanding its reach into the consumer market with the introduction of a new Eurosound consumer electronics brand. To celebrate the launch, BEHRINGER will unveil the iNuke Boom – the loudest iPod and iPhone … Continue Reading

New Products from Harman

December 22nd, 2011, In Home, by


The Harman Luxury Audio Group is expected to release some new products at the International CES in January 2012 under its Mark Levinson, Revel, JBL Synthesis and Lexicon brands. The new products, under these brands, are expected to include the following: Mark Levinson:
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Mark Levinson will introduce four new … Continue Reading

Onkyo and Silicon Image Team Up to Introduce InstaPrevue and MHL Technologies in Upcoming AV Receivers

December 22nd, 2011, In Home, by

Onkyo and Silicon Image

Silicon Image and Onkyo have just announced the world’s first line of AV receivers featuring Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology. InstaPrevue technology provides the first-ever, live picture-in-picture preview of HDMI and MHL inputs connected to the AVR, allowing users to view and select a live preview window to switch between … Continue Reading

Suave Kajko and Richard Bowden with Pat Foran on TVs in Consumer Alert on CTV News (Video)

December 21st, 2011, In Home, by

Suave Kajko (CANADA HiFi Magazine and Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) and Richard Bowden (Bay Bloor Radio) provide advice for Pat Foran’s Consumer Alert segment about flat panel TVs on CTV News. Original source: Reading

Theil Audio USS and SS2.2 SmartSubs

December 21st, 2011, In Home, by

Theil SS2.2

Thiel Audio, will be unveiling its latest incarnations of its SmartSub powered subwoofer products at CES, in January 2012. The subs now utilize new amplifier topology for improved performance and reliability and carryover boundary-compensation circuitry from previous model that is said to optimize response based on the subwoofers’ distance from rear and side walls. The … Continue Reading

Atlantic Technology AT-2 H-PAS Bookshelf Speakers

December 20th, 2011, In Home, by


Atlantic Technology has just begun shipping its new AT-2 compact bookshelf loudspeaker that utilizes their proprietary H-PAS bass technology. H-PAS technology allows a smaller enclosure to produce higher bass levels at lower distortion than conventional designs and is different than existing acoustic suspension, reflex and transmission line designs. This technology is already used in Atlantic … Continue Reading

Sonus faber Aida Speaker

December 20th, 2011, In Home, by

Sonus faber Aida

Sonus faber has just introduced the Aida, a new speaker the company calls “as grandiose as a Guiseppe Verdi opera, able to radically renew and at the same time express the unchanging Sonus Faber values”. The company says that just as Guiseppe Verdi signaled a turning point in opera, the Aida speaker aims at absolute … Continue Reading

Big Blue Audio Bluetooth Speakers

December 19th, 2011, In Home, by

Big Blue

Big Blue Audio, a division of Brookstone, has just introduced the Big Blue and Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers with their signature Power. Pair. Play. interface. These speakers use Bluetooth technology to fill any room with clear sound wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device. With nearly two billion Bluetooth enabled devices shipped annually, Big Blue Audio … Continue Reading

Magnum Dynalab Introduces New Internet Radio Tuners

December 19th, 2011, In Home, by

Magnum Dynalab 807T

Canadian manufacturer Magnum Dynalab, known for producing what are perhaps the highest performance FM radio tuners in the world, is embracing the digital age with the introduction of four new Internet radio tuners. With the growing number of Internet radio stations – there are some 20,000 today – and constantly improving streaming/quality options, the timing … Continue Reading

Élan JazzMaster 10CX Coaxial Monitors

December 15th, 2011, In Home, by


New Canadian speaker manufacturer Élan has just introduced its first speakers – the JazzMaster 10CX coaxial monitors, inspired by Altec, Urei and Tannoy vintage monitors of the 1960s. JazzMaster is an active monitor aimed at professional and audiophile markets. Built from CNC machined 25 mm formaldehyde-free baltic birch plywood, the enclosure is loaded with twin … Continue Reading

Wisdom Audio Insight Series

December 15th, 2011, In Home, by

Wisdom Audio Insight Series

Wisdom Audio has just announced that their new Insight Series in-wall loudspeakers will have their demonstration debut at the upcoming January 2012 CES show. The new Insight Series is slotted to bring core technologies and performance attributes of the established Wisdom Sage Series to consumers at more accessible price levels. The Insight Series models integrate … Continue Reading

Trends SA-10 and SA-10R Bookshelf Speakers

December 14th, 2011, In Home, by

Trends Audio - speakers

Trends Audio has just released their first ever loudspeaker products – the Trends SA-10 and SA-10R. These new speakers will complement existing Trends Audio products, including: the Trends Combo Hi-Fi System, Trends Bi-amp Audio System, Trends TA-10 amplifiers etc. The two new SA-10 series models are targeted at consumers that are in the market for … Continue Reading

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