August 2012

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Bryston Model T Bookshelf Speaker – Sneak Peak!

August 30th, 2012, In Home, by


Bryston Model T Bookshelf Speaker

Just moments ago, we received sneak peak photos of Bryston’s very first speaker – called the Bryston Model T Bookshelf Speaker. This is essentially a “mini me” version of the floor-standing speaker prototype that Bryston first showed at the Montreal show earlier this year (in a passive display, as the speaker was not ready for … Continue Reading

                                                

Sony MDR-1 Headphones

August 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Sony MDR-1 Headphones

Sony has just introduced its new premium headband-type MDR-1 headphones, the result of a unique collaboration between Sony and Sony Music Entertainment. Tthe new MDR-1 premium series delivers an enhanced acoustic design allowing listeners to hear the music the way artists intended it to sound in the studio. Sony engineers and music artists identified the … Continue Reading

Sony Xperia Tablet S

August 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony has announced their new Xperia Tablet S. This new device joins Sony’s smartphones under the Xperia sub-brand and shares a similar and consistent user experience. Building on the popularity of the universal remote control feature in the previous model, the Xperia Tablet S has enhanced this feature by adding macro functionality, allowing the ability … Continue Reading

Sony 4K 84 inch XBR-84X900 TV

August 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Sony 84inch 4K TV

Sony Canada has just announced its first 4K TV. The new 84-inch TV, model XBR-84X900, has a 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD panel, giving it four times the resolution of 1080p HD. Incorporating proprietary upscaling technology including the 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine, the new TV is designed to ensure that every frame looks clear … Continue Reading

Trinnov Audio Magnitude32 Processor

August 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Trinnov Magnitude 32

Trinnov Audio, a France based company, is set to unveil its first home theatre processor at CEDIA 2012, this September. The new Trinnov Audio Magnitude32 features the Trinnov Optimizer technology providing advanced digital room correction and unique Image Remapping that adapts the original media soundscape to the actual loudspeaker placements. Magnitude32 handles any home theater … Continue Reading



Tannoy Definition Subwoofer

August 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Tannoy Defintion Sub

With the upcoming CEDIA 2012 show in September, Tannoy has revealed details on their new Definition Subwoofer. The Definition Subwoofer joins the flanks of Tannoy’s existing Definition series of loudspeakers. Following in the footsteps of its fellow series models, the new Tannoy Definition Subwoofer caries design simplicity. In keeping with the Definition range, the substantial … Continue Reading

Monitor Audio 100-200-300 Series In-Ceiling & In-Wall Trimless Speakers

August 28th, 2012, In Home, by


Monitor Audio Trimless Speakers

If you’re looking to achieve the cleanest looking, but great sounding, speaker system in your home then you’ll want to check these new Trimless speakers from Monitor Audio. The new Monitor Audio line-up of in-wall and in-ceiling speaker models offers a wealth of choice, technology and performance to the installer. Seventeen models ranged across four … Continue Reading

CIAudio Transitent MkII Asychronous USB Converter

August 27th, 2012, In Home, by


CI Audio Transient MkII

Channel Islands Audio (CIAudio) has released a USB to S/PDIF converter named the Transient MkII Asynchronous USB Converter. The Transient MkII offers 24bit/192kHz data rates via an asynchronous USB link to source device – Mac or PC. The new Transient MkII is built around an XMOS based circuit that is claimed to have extremely low-jitter … Continue Reading

Klipsch Quintet Surround Speaker System

August 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


Klipsch Quintet Surround Speaker System

Klipsch has just announced the launch of newly engineered Quintet surround speaker system. This fifth generation model offers significant technological refinements which promise to raise the bar in the all-in-one home theater category. Complete with four satellite speakers and a dedicated center channel speaker, the Quintet is a complete 5.1 home theater system that utilizes … Continue Reading

Chord Electronics DSX 1000 Music Streamer

August 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


Chord Music Streamer DS-100

Chord Electronics is set to release their all new DSX 1000 range-topping network music streamer / player this autumn 2012. The DSX 1000 has a full-color screen with front panel and remote control operation as well as operation via a number of uPnP apps for iPhone/iPad or Android devices. This new music streamer can decode … Continue Reading



Choosing a Compact Speaker System to Complement your HDTV + Suggested Quality Compact Speaker Systems

August 22nd, 2012, In Audio, Features, by


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HDTVs are now the norm in a vast majority of North American households but without the immersive sound to accompany that high-definition picture, you may as well be watching an old Charlie Chaplin movie (not that there’s anything wrong with such classics). One of the reasons consumers still attend screenings at their local cinema is … Continue Reading

Yamaha CD-S300 Player and A-S300 Amplifier

August 22nd, 2012, In Home, by


Yamaha CD and Stereo Amp

Yamaha Corporation, has just introduced two new Hi-Fi components to their line-up, the CD-S300 CD player and A-S300 integrated amplifier. Both products are set to provide sonic purity and modern features. Yamaha claims that great attention to detail and carefully selected parts as well as proprietary audio features have gone into these new components. The … Continue Reading

Meridian Audio Media Core 200 Improves

August 21st, 2012, In Home, by


Meridian 200

Meridian Audio has just announced that its current Media Core 200 Digital Media System will now offer increased storage capacity as well as improvements to its audio performance. The Media Core 200 when combined with Meridian’s Core Control App for iPad provides a comprehensive, high performance, digital media system with sufficient capacity to store most … Continue Reading

Building a Dream Basement Home Theatre: A Reader’s Passion and Creativity Comes Together

August 20th, 2012, In Home, by


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Going to the movie theatre has been a popular entertainment activity for decades. After all, there’s a lot of fun to be had when watching a good film on a giant screen, accompanied by life-sized sound. But the advent of big screen TVs and surround home technologies has changed the way many of us enjoy … Continue Reading

Wilson Audio Alexia: Teaser

August 20th, 2012, In Home, by


Wilson Audio Alexia

Word is out that Wilson Audio has a new speaker that they will officially be launching this Fall, 2012, with an official press release in mid-September; however, we’ve got a teaser for you now. The all-new loudspeaker model from Wilson Audio, is dubbed the “Alexia” and is supposedly positioned above the Wilson Sasha, and below … Continue Reading



Sol Republic deadmau5 Tracks HD Headphone

August 17th, 2012, In Home, by


Sol Republic Deadmau5

Sol Republic just announced their new deadmau5 Tracks HD headphone, produced with electronic music and digital art artist, Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis and Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5, worked together to create a digital interpretation of the world around deadmau5. The Tracks HDs have been designed to handle the dynamics and powerful bass of electronic music, … Continue Reading

Leon Timbre Series Speakers

August 16th, 2012, In Home, by


Leon Timbre Speakers

Leon Speakers will be demonstrating their new Timbre Series of full range bookshelf loudspeakers at Cedia Expo 2012, running from September 5-8, 2012. The name of this new Timbre Series, refers to the tonal quality of sound. This new lineup features two models, Ti400-X-A and TiUltima. The new Timbre models are claimed to demontrate extreme … Continue Reading

Klipsch HD Theater 600 5.1 System

August 16th, 2012, In Home, by


Klipsch HDT-600-System

Are you in the market for a compact 5.1 speaker system? Klipsch has just announced the new HD Theater 600, the company’s latest addition to the best selling HD Theater series. Complete with four satellite speakers, a matching center channel speaker and a powered subwoofer, the HD Theater 600 serves as a premium 5.1 system … Continue Reading

Quarkie Audio In-Ear Headphones

August 15th, 2012, In Home, by


Quarkie Headphones

Quarkie Audio has just released their line of artistic designed in-ear headphones. The Quarkie headphone is the result of the collective team efforts of innovative and imaginative British and Asian-Pacific artists, music lovers and electronic engineers. As music lovers, the group’s goal was to bring British studio monitor quality sound to an in-ear headphone range … Continue Reading

Pioneer Elite A-20 Integrated Amplifier

August 15th, 2012, In Home, by


Pioneer A-20 Amp

Pioneer Electronics has just released their new Elite A-20 integrated stereo amplifier. The new analog-only amplifier has been designed to appeal to the discriminating audio enthusiast and provide fidelity of the original audio. The amplifier uses a Direct Energy design that features shorter signal paths and power train to help minimize signal loss that can … Continue Reading



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