February 2012

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TAVES 2012 Dates Announced!

February 29th, 2012, In Home, by

TAVES big pic

The show that took the industry by storm in 2011 is returning this September! Exhibitor reservations begin today! Toronto, Ontario – February 29, 2012 – In 2011, Audio Video Productions Inc. broke new ground with the creation of a new consumer electronics show called the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES). This year, TAVES … Continue Reading


Atlantic Technology SB-900DF Subwoofer

February 29th, 2012, In Home, by

Atlantic Technology SB-900DF SB-900

Atlantic Technology has just introduced a new down-firing version of one of its most popular subwoofers, the SB-900, to provide greater placement flexibility. By placing the woofer and bass vent on the bottom of the speaker cabinet, the new SB-900DF can be squeezed into tight spots behind furniture with no concern of its output being … Continue Reading

Naim NDS Network Player

February 29th, 2012, In Home, by

Naim NDS

Naim Audio has introduced a new streaming network player, the NDS, at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show in the UK. The new NDS improves on Naim’s NDX. The new Naim NDS features 24bit/192kHz streaming, Internet Radio, USB and digital iPod/iPhone/iPad playback, and control via either RF remote, front panel buttons, or Naim’s (free) n-Stream iOS control … Continue Reading

Audio Excellence Announces Grand Re-Opening

February 28th, 2012, In Home, by

audio excellence 00

Audio Excellence, a prominent high-end audio video retailer, has moved from Bayview Ave. to a new location at 661 Chrislea Road, unit 1-3, Vaughn, Ontario. The new location is already open and the Audio Excellence team would like to invite everyone to join them for an official grand re-opening celebration which will take place on … Continue Reading

Aiptek MobileCinema i20 and i50S iPhone Pico Projectors

February 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Aiptek MobileCinema i20 and i50S iPhone Pico Projectors

German manufacturer Aiptek has just announced two pico projectors designed to be used with the iPhone. The MobileCinema i20 is one of the smallest pico projectors in the market. It simply plugs into the iPhone’s 30-pin port and offers nearly two hours of projection, displaying an image up to 50 inches in a dim environment. … Continue Reading

NuForce Air DAC Wireless Audio Streamer

February 24th, 2012, In Home, by

NuForce Air DAC

NuForce has just officially announced their Air DAC Wireless System. This new set of products has been developed for personal audio streaming, allowing for wireless transmission of music files from a computer or Apple device. The Air DAC wireless system is a combination wireless transmitter (NuForce iTX for Apple devices or uTX for computer USB) … Continue Reading

JVC NX-BX3 iPod Speaker Dock / Stand

February 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

JVC iPod Dock

JVC just recently announced their new NX-BX3 integrated iPod speaker dock and stand. What’s rather unique about this new iPod speaker dock is that it’s been designed to integrate into a living space as a useable bedside nightstand, side table, or even a TV stand. The glass top stand has the capability to support the … Continue Reading

Musical Fidelity Upsampling Digital-Analog Converter V-DAC II Review

Musical Fidelity Upsampling Digital-Analog Converter V-DAC II rear

As a civil design engineer, many years of formal training and work experience have conditioned me to look past the flashy facades and to focus on the important parts of the building like the foundation and superstructure. Not surprisingly, I also use this sort of logic when it comes to influencing my choices in hi-fidelity … Continue Reading

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55VT30 55-inch Plasma TV Review

February 23rd, 2012, In Home, Reviews, Television Sets, by

Panasonic-VIERA-Connect-Market screen shot

Much of the discussion about any flat panel television today is its ability to display true black, like the now historical CRT. There seems to be a race to the “bottom” between all technologies and a desire to move away from the milky-white black levels we’ve seen on most consumer flat panel displays since inception. … Continue Reading

Lector Audio Digicode S-192 DAC

February 22nd, 2012, In Home, by

Lector Audio S-192 DAC

Lector Audio has just introduced a new DAC product – their new Digicode S-192. The Digicode S-192 is an async multi-input 24/192 DAC with USB. Based on Lector’s R2R high-resolution DAC, the analog output circuits are designed around the miniwatt vacuum tube type. Digital signals of up to 24-bit/192kHz are accepted on all inputs. The … Continue Reading

PlayStation Vita Comes Out Tomorrow

February 21st, 2012, In Home, by


Avid gamers will finally be able to get their hands on the new PlayStation Vita portable gaming system tomorrow! The PS Vita incorporates a 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Together with the front touch screen and the rear touch pad, the Vita offers new … Continue Reading

Bob Carver’s Amazing Line Source (ALS) Speaker

February 21st, 2012, In Home, by

Bob Carver - line source

Bob Carver, LLC has just announced a radically new Amazing Line Source (ALS) Speaker to be debuted at the Axpona Trade Show in Florida, this March. The new ALS is claimed to present a huge and majestic soundstage that extends well back and much wider than the speakers themselves. A line source speaker is simply … Continue Reading

Arcam FMJ D33 SuperDAC

February 21st, 2012, In Home, by

Arcam Super DAC

Arcam will be officially releasing their new FMJ D33 SuperDAC at the Bristol Show in the UK, late February. The new DAC is Arcam’s highest performing DAC to date. Arcam believes the performance of the D33 SuperDAC sets a new benchmark, even against much more expensive competitor products. The D33 uses the latest high-end dual … Continue Reading

Sharp TV Line-up for 2012

February 17th, 2012, In Home, by


At the 2012 CES, Sharp introduced nearly 20 new TV models with screen sizes of 60-inches and up, many featuring 3D in 120Hz or 240Hz panel options. The AQUOS Quattron models will feature the new Quad Pixel Plus II technology. Now the new models are about to start hitting the store shelves. 80-inch LC-80LE844U In … Continue Reading

Antelope Audio Zodiac DAC

February 16th, 2012, In Home, by

Antelope Audio Zodiac DAC

Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converters are now compatible with iPad, allowing music lovers to enjoy pristine audio of up to 384 kHz, played and controlled from their iPad through the Zodiac DAC. It is easy to connect and operate. Simply plug an Apple Camera Connection Kit jack into the iPad and then plug in a … Continue Reading

Grace Digital Audio Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player

February 16th, 2012, In Home, by

Grace Digital Audio Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player

Grace Digital Audio has just announced the new Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player. With a large LCD display, Mondo brings an array of vibrant colours to your music experience. Extremely portable and packed with the best internet content available, Mondo provides music lovers with the music they want, where they want it. Mondo is available from … Continue Reading

Trends Audio CQ-500 Audiophile Speaker Cable

February 16th, 2012, In Home, by

Trends Speaker Cables

Trends Audio has just introduced their new CQ-500 Audiophile Speaker Cable. This new cable product is constructed with Single Crystallized Copper (OCC) conductor material. OCC is a special type of high purity Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) in which the whole copper rope is a composite of a single copper crystal. Eliminating the boundary between crystals … Continue Reading

Chordette Index Network Music Streamer & Internet Radio

February 15th, 2012, In Home, by

Chordette Streamer

Chord Electronics has just introduced its first-ever music streamer and internet radio, named the Chordette Index. The new network music streamer & internet radio device will be shown at the upcoming Bristol Sound & Vision Show in the U.K. The Index can locate music on a NAS drive, networked computer or USB connected thumb / … Continue Reading

New B&W Mini Theatre Systems

February 14th, 2012, In Home, by

B&W M1

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), the well renowned British loudspeaker company, has just updated its M-1 ultra compact loudspeaker, the speaker that pairs with their new PV1D subwoofer or ASW608 subwoofer in B&W’s new Mini Theater systems. The new M-1 is designed to serve as a left, right, center and/or surround channel speaker and is said … Continue Reading

CBC Music – A New, Free Canadian Digital Music Service

February 14th, 2012, In Home, by

CBC Music

Yesterday CBC launched CBC Music and the CBC Music App – a free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of 40 different web radio stations, 14 distinct genre-based communities, and music from nearly 1,000 major and independent music companies, CBC Music provides listeners with access … Continue Reading

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