March 2012

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Logitech UE Air Speaker

March 30th, 2012, In Home, by


Logitech UE Speaker Dock

Logitech has just announced their new Logitech UE Air Speaker with Apple’s AirPlay. The UE Air Speaker allows uncompressed music to be streamed to it from iTunes or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network. The UE speaker incorporates dual tweeters and woofers. Combining Logitech’s experience in home audio with … Continue Reading

                                                

Sceptre X409BV-FHD LCD HDTV

March 30th, 2012, In Home, by


Sceptre X409 HDTV

Sceptre Inc. just announced a new budget-priced, LCD 38.5-inch HDTV, the X409BV-FHD in their new eco-friendly 40 Series line. The 40 Series is a line that adheres to strict manufacturing guidelines that aim to increase efficiency and decrease waste. The X409BV-FHD is an ultra energy efficient design, compliant with Energy Star 5.3, with an annual … Continue Reading

The Bryston B135 SST2 Integrated Amplifier

March 30th, 2012, In Home, by


Bryston B135

Bryston has just announced the release of its new integrated amplifier called the B135 SST2, a replacement for the B100 SST. The new model promises to be one of the most sonically transparent and reliable audio products available today. It offers performance levels equal to the finest separate audio components. The B135 SST… Continue Reading

Samsung’s Tube Premium Products

March 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Samsung Premium tube

Samsung Electronics just announced the availability of some of their new premium products incorporating vacuum tube amplifiers…yes, you heard that right. Samsung has added tubes to provide add rich, harmonious sound qualities. In the line-up of new premium products are: the Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock, Samsung HT-E6530 3D Blu-ray 5.1 Home Entertainment System and Samsung … Continue Reading

Emotiva Audio XMC-1 Preamp/Processor

March 28th, 2012, In Home, by


Emotiva

Emotiva Audio Corporation is set to release their new XMC-1 preamp/processor this Summer 2012. The new XMC-1 has been developed under the guidance of systems architect Ray Dennison and is said to represent a new technological milestone for Emotiva. The new XMC-1 utilizes two 32 bit, dual core, floating point digital signal processors that are … Continue Reading



Salon Son et Image 2012 Coverage (Part 1)

March 27th, 2012, In Audio Video Show Coverage, by


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It is always a great opportunity to mix a little business with pleasure. This is especially true when business calls you to a wonderful city like Montreal. Whatever you’re into – food, entertainment, night life, shopping – this city has it all. And once a year, Montreal offers the chance for audio enthusiasts and industry … Continue Reading

Atlantic Technology Expands In-Ceiling Speaker Lines

March 27th, 2012, In Home, by


Atlantic Technology ICTS-6HT

Atlantic Technology has just introduced five new stealthy ceiling mounted loudspeakers designed for the home theater and whole house distributed audio. The Atlantic Technology ICTS-6HT is an in-ceiling home theater speaker designed for use as the front left, center and right channels of a home theater system. The 6-1/2-inch polypropylene woofer is mounted at a … Continue Reading

Pinnacle Speakers WAFER In-Wall / In-Ceiling Series

March 27th, 2012, In Home, by


Pinnacle Speakers WAFER In-Wall - In-Ceiling Series

The new WAFER series from Pinnacle Speakers is a great solution for the discerning audio connoisseur who wants great sound without compromising on aesthetics. The new edgeless, no bezel design uses powerful neodymium magnets to hold on the microperf metal grille. This grille completely covers the speaker’s trim making the speaker virtually invisible. It protrudes … Continue Reading

Onkyo TX-NR717 & TX-NR818 Network Receivers

March 26th, 2012, In Home, by


Onkyo_TX-NR818

Onkyo has just announced the release of two new, feature-packed THX-certified home cinema receivers – the TX-NR717 7.2-channel Network Receiver, and the more powerful TX-NR818 7.2 Channel Network Receiver. The TX-NR818 comes equipped with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room acoustic correction and DTS Neo:X, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX. DTS Neo:X incorporates Front Wide … Continue Reading

TEAC CR-H700i DAB Network CD Receiver

March 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


Teac CR-H700i

TEAC has announced their new Reference Series CR-H700i DAB network CD receiver. The CR-H700i is a one-box audio solution combination CD player; 40-watt amplifier; FM/AM/DAB/ internet radio player and Airplay streaming device. With AirPlay, the CR-H700i can provide a hi-fi audio solution with Apple Macs, PCs and iOS devices. In addition, the CR-H700i provides for … Continue Reading



Blue Horizon Profono Phono Preamplifier

March 22nd, 2012, In Home, by


BlueHorizon profono

Blue Horizon has announced their new affordable Profono MM/MC phono preamplifier. The Profono is a discrete analogue turntable cartridge amplifier that is installed between your turntable and pre-amplifier / integrated amplifier. Blue Horizon claims they have carefully selected premium-grade components and materials that are used throughout the Profono. For example, cheap ‘dip switches’ typically found … Continue Reading

Yamaha RX-V373 AV Receiver

March 21st, 2012, In Home, by


Yamaha RX-V373 AV Receiver

Yamaha has just announced the new entry-level RX-V373, a 5.1 channel A/V receiver priced at $299.95 US. Yamaha continues to provide consumers easy access to their content by adding a convenient front panel USB input for direct connectivity to iPods, iPhones and USB drives. Yamaha also adds its proprietary YPAO system that ensures the easy … Continue Reading

PS Audio’s PerfectWave P3 Power Plant

March 20th, 2012, In Home, by


PS Audio P3 PerfectWave

PS Audio has just begun to ship their new PerfectWave P3 Power Plant. The new P3 has been created to produce the similar benefits to their more upscale P5 but at a much friendlier price. The P3 also incorporates a number of upgrades over existing PS Audio models, such as: voltage fluctuation handling of up … Continue Reading

Axiom Audio Omnidirectional Linear Field Radiating Speakers

March 20th, 2012, In Home, by


Axiom Audio Omnidirectional Linear Field Radiating Speakers

Axiom Audio has just revealed its brand new Omnidirectional Linear Field Radiating Speaker. The new speaker has been brought to life thanks to the work of Audio Engineer Andrew Welker and Axiom President and Founder, Ian Colquhoun, and marks a departure from Axiom’s traditional loudspeaker designs. Among the many innovations used in this speaker, it … Continue Reading

Atlantic Technology WA-5030 Wireless Transmitter/Amplifier System

March 20th, 2012, In Home, by


Atlantic Technology WA-5030 Wireless Transmitter Amplifier System

Atlantic Technology has just introduced a 30-watt amplified wireless audio system which can drive a pair of loudspeakers at ranges of up to 300 feet from the transmitter. The WA-5030 Wireless Transmitter/Amplifier System combines a brand new WA-5030-r zone amplifier and wireless receiver with the company’s three-zone WA-50-t wireless transmitter. The WA-50-t transmitter can be … Continue Reading



Epiphany Acoustics Atratus RCA Interconnect

March 19th, 2012, In Home, by


Epiphany IC

Epiphany Acoustics, a new British company specializing in high-end audio products, has just released their new Atratus single-ended RCA interconnect. Epiphany Acoustics indicates that their philosophies of exceptional value, with class leading performance are reflected the Atratus interconnect. The Atratus interconnect is constructed with high purity, heavy gauge copper conductors and terminated with heavy duty … Continue Reading

JBL Nightlife Series Speakers

March 19th, 2012, In Home, by


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Erikson Consumer, the Canadian distributor of JBL among other brands, has just announced the introduction of the JBL Nightlife Series, a lineup of stylish yet performance-oriented loudspeakers. Complementing its superlative performance, the JBL  Nightlife Series models have an elegant, refined appearance, and are exceptionally crafted in a stunning high-gloss finish. The Nightlife Series includes four … Continue Reading

Monster Beats Beatbox Portable Speaker Dock

March 16th, 2012, In Home, by


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Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre has just released a little brother, smaller, portable and wireless version of its original Beatbox speaker dock – named the Beatbox Portable. The new Beatbox Portable, is a lightweight iPod speaker dock that allows for easy playback of audio files via docked iPod/iPhone but also files streamed wirelessly from any … Continue Reading

Pioneer AV Receivers VSX-522, 822, 1022 & 1122

March 16th, 2012, In Home, by


Pioneer

Pioneer Electronics, has just announced four new 5.1 and 7.1-channel audio video receivers to be added to their Pioneer AV receiver line-up. The new 2012 AVRs offer features and connectivity consumers are demanding for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. Pioneer has designed the new AVRs to work seamlessly with the capabilities of iPad, iPhone … Continue Reading

Ceratec Audio Design’s CeraAIR Two Loudspeaker

March 16th, 2012, In Home, by


CeraAIR

The German entertainment electronics manufacturer Ceratec has been focused for years on consummate products offered in high-quality polished stainless steel, aluminum and glass. The latest development, the CeraAIR Two, is an Apple AirPlay compatible wireless stereo loudspeaker. The new wireless CeraAIRr Two can enable a iPad, iPhone, iPod or iTunes (Mac or PC) to wirelessly … Continue Reading



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