July 2012

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King Sound Current Smoother KS-010

July 31st, 2012, In Home, by

King Sound Current Smoother KS-010

The King Sound Current Smoother KS-010 is a component that offers sophisticated electronic filtering technology. It utilizes the same technology found in advanced medical equipment and voltage regulating principles normally used in laser devices. The commonly used CRC (coil, resistor and capacitor) networks are not used in KS -010. There is no hum or other … Continue Reading


Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand Symphony Edition Speakers Review

July 31st, 2012, In Reviews, Speakers and Subwoofers, by

Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand Symphony Edition Speakers

What’s a spider cone? It’s an important question, because it’s the principal upgrade in the new Symphony Edition of the Mozart Grand speakers ($3,500US) from Austria’s Vienna Acoustics. The Mozart Grand has two 6 inch drivers, both clear X3P designs, while the upgrade replaces the lower of these with the new spider cone. According to … Continue Reading

Yamaha BD-S673 and BD-S473 Blu-ray Players

July 31st, 2012, In Home, by


Yamaha Corporation has just introduced two new Blu-ray players, the BD-S673 and BD-S473. These new Blu-ray players promise superior audio and video performance, robust network features and easy installation. Capabilities include NAD iOS, Android and Kindle Fire AV control apps and audio-video streaming via Netflix, YouTube and Hulu (BD-S673 only) services. The BD-S673 and BD-S473 … Continue Reading

Quad 23L Classic and 25L Classic Loudspeakers

July 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Quad 23L Classic_highres

Quad has just announced their latest entrants to their L Classic loudspeaker series – the 23L Classic and 25L Classic floorstanding loudspeakers. The two new models aim to produce a transparent uncoloured window to the music. The two models use Quad’s down-firing auxiliary bass radiator (ABR) technology. This approach is intended to provide extended and … Continue Reading

Marc Saltzman, One of North America’s Top Tech Experts, Joins the 2012 TAVES Presenters!

July 28th, 2012, In Home, by

Marc Saltzman web photo

We are very pleased to introduce Marc Saltzman as one of the distinguished guests of the 2012 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES)! Marc has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. You might recognize Marc as a guest from various TV shows … Continue Reading

Bay Bloor Radio To Bring Bose® to the 2012 TAVES!

July 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Bose_VideoWaveII_LED_Backlight_037_HR web

This year, Bay Bloor Radio is delighted to be able to bring Bose® to TAVES. Bose® is America’s leading audio brand, founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar Bose, with world headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts. At TAVES, Bay Bloor Radio will be demonstrating the amazing Bose® QuietComfort® headphones, ideal for travel, work, or home use. These … Continue Reading

Hi-Res Blue Note Records on HDtracks

July 27th, 2012, In Home, by


HDtracks, an online high resolution music site, has just announced the release of six legendary titles from the Blue Note catalog in high-resoulution. These six albums from the Blue Note label are for the first in available in 192kHz/24bit and 96kHz/24bit and have all been re-mastered from their original analog multi-track master recordings. The six … Continue Reading

Edifier Spinnaker Bluetooth Speaker System

July 26th, 2012, In Home, by

Edifier Spinnaker

Edifier has introduced its flagship speaker system – the Spinnaker. With a sail inspired design, Edifier claims the Spinnaker delivers crystal clear sound.

The Spinnaker stands 16.5″ tall and is designed to project sound towards the listener with front facing tweeters and mid-range drivers, reinforced with a downward firing bass driver in each speaker. The … Continue Reading

Emotiva XPR-5 Reference Power Amplifier

July 26th, 2012, In Home, by

Emotiva XPR-5

Emotiva Audio Corporation, just announced the release of their new XPR-5 Five-Channel Reference Power Amplifier. The XPR-5 features a faceplate constructed of 25 millimeters of solid billet aluminum. The face contains a 60 LED dual-colour dimmable level metering systembehind a smoked polycarbonate window. Variable intensity accent lighting serves to add aesthetic flair that is in … Continue Reading

Pioneer HTZ-BD32 Home Theatre System

July 25th, 2012, In Home, by

Pioneer HTiaB

Pioneer Electronics has announced its new HTZ-BD32 home theater system. The HTZ-BD32 includes a multi-functional Wi-Fi Blu-ray 3D player, up to 1100 Watts of power, six compact speakers for 5.1-channel surround sound effects, and network features. Pioneer’s HTZ-BD32 is designed to provide a user friendly home theater experience in a small package, with easy setup. … Continue Reading

Urban Fidelity Art Speakers

July 24th, 2012, In Home, by

Urban Fidelity Loudspeakers

Urban Fidelity, a new loudspeaker manufacturing company, has just announced the release of their new Urban Fidelity Art Speakers. This new speaker product combines an open-baffle, single-driver design with fresh artwork in an eco-friendly construction at a reasonable price. Urban Fidelity Art Speakers are made in Los Angeles, California. Urban Fidelity speakers are truly unique … Continue Reading

2012 TAVES Will Feature Headphone/Earphone and Accessory Demonstration Area!

July 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

vmax services

Whether you’re looking to purchase your first pair of headphones or earphones, or looking to upgrade your old pair, you won’t want to miss the Headphone/Earphone and Accessory Demonstration Area at this year’s Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES)! Canadian distributor VMAX Services will proudly demonstrate two of its desktop audio and mobile product lines … Continue Reading

Scosche REALM On-ear Headphones

July 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

Scosche headphones

Scosche Industries, has just announced the availability of four new REALM by Scosche on-ear reference grade headphone models. The new headphones work with tuneQ, Scosche’s free graphic equalizer app. Like the original REALM over-ear headphones, the new on-ear models are powered by 40mm drivers and feature copper voice coils and rare earth neodymium magnets to … Continue Reading

Pioneer Andrew Jones Re-Designed Speakers

July 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

Pioneer Andrew Jones HT speakers

Pioneer Electronics has just revealed its next line of Andrew Jones designed home theater and music speakers. This new 2012 lineup is comprised of bookshelf speakers, floorstanding speakers, a center channel speaker and a subwoofer. These new models are stated to be just as affordable but delivering higher accuracy and smoother response. New woofers for … Continue Reading

Samsung ES9000 75″ LED Smart 3D TV

July 19th, 2012, In Home, by

Samsung 75-inch 3D TV

Samsung Electronics, has just introduced their new flagship 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart 3D TV that is set to deliver an extra-premium viewing experience with a new design that incorporates a rose-gold-colored finish and super-slim 0.31 inch invisible seam curved bezel. The ES9000 is set to meet rising demand for extra-large TV screens. This new model … Continue Reading

Onkyo’s New Streaming Options

July 18th, 2012, In Home, by

Onkyo USB Blutooth Adapter

Onkyo has just added announced new streaming capabilities for its remote control apps for iPod Touch/iPhone and Android/Kindle platforms, and introduced a USB Bluetooth adaptor (UBT-1) that provides such capabilities. The upgraded Onkyo Remote 2 App for iPod and iPhone allows users to stream music stored on their iPod Touch or iPhone directly to Onkyo’s … Continue Reading

MartinLogan Mikros 70 Earphones

July 17th, 2012, In Home, by

Martin Logan Micros70

MartinLogan has just announced their new Mikros 70 reference in-ear headphones. Designed by MartinLogan’s in-house team, the Mikros 70 reference in-ear headphones are purported to provide a level of performance that is in keeping with their electrostatic loudspeaker models. Focus has been given to ensuring a high-level of ambient noise isolation to preserve subtle nuances … Continue Reading

ModWright Instruments KWA 150 Signature Edition Amplifier Review

July 16th, 2012, In 2-Channel Amps, Preamps, Reviews, by

ModWright Instruments KWA 150 Signature Edition Amplifier

ModWright Instruments may not be a familiar name to you. If it is, you may know the company for its custom work in improving the sound of various popular CD and video players. But quietly this twelve year old company, under its founder Dan Wright, has introduced a range of products, starting with tube preamplifiers, … Continue Reading

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged In-ear Headphones

July 13th, 2012, In Home, by

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged In-ear Headphones

If you’re into outdoors adventures and looking for a durable in-ear headphone, you might want to consider Klipsch’s new Image S4i Rugged, the company’s latest in-ear headphone model engineered to withstand the elements. Combining award-winning sound, weather resistance and advanced mobile technology, the Image S4i Rugged is crafted to motivate and support the most daring … Continue Reading

Meitner MA-2 Integrated Playback System

July 12th, 2012, In Home, by

Meitner MA-2 Integrated Playback System

These days, music listeners want more from their digital devices than mere CD playback. “More” is just what the Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Playback System delivers. Made in response to popular requests, the new Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Playback System combines EMM Labs’ award winning DAC technology with a no compromise CD playback system for … Continue Reading

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