KanexPro Launches HDMI Matrix Switcher Aimed at Home Theater Applications


KanexPro has announced the new HDMX44-4K and HDMX88-4K — HDCP 2.2 matrix switchers with 4K @60Hz in either 4×4 or 8×8 options. The 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher includes four inputs and four outputs with audio de-embedding, the latest HDCP 2.2 specs and supported video resolutions up to 4096×2160 at 60Hz. The 8×8 version is similar […]

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AudioControl Ships The Director Model M6800 16-Channel High-Power Amplifier With DSP


AudioControl is shipping the new Director Model M6800 amplifier, a 16-channel matrixing amplifier designed to be the hub of an entertainment system. Director Series amplifiers from AudioControl feature DSP (digital signal processing), enabling integrators to precisely calibrate each zone in order to deliver the finest sound possible. The Director Model M6800 is available now exclusively […]

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Meyer Sound to Enter Residential Market


In a great indicator for the future health of the HomeAV industry, one of the top three audio companies in the commercial AV space announced they are entering the high-end residential and home cinema markets. Meyer Sound’s involvement in the movie theater world began back in 1980 when John Meyer built the original 650 subwoofer […]

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Control4 Partners with Sonos


Today, Sonos announced a unique partnership with Control4 that includes integrating the Sonos audio platform into a Control4 connected home. “We are excited to be part of the new Sonos endorsed partner program. Control4 is a recognized industry leader and we are proud to be one of the first companies to officially integrate with Sonos,” […]

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Crestron Partners with Sonos for Integrated Whole Home Audio Experience


Crestron announced today a groundbreaking new partnership with Sonos, the leading home sound system. The new collaboration enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems. Homeowners can now search and stream all of their favorite music on their Sonos home sound system right from Crestron touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads, […]

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Russound Debuts 70-Volt Streaming Audio Amplifier


The first Russound 70v model to be announced, XZone70V Streaming Audio Amplifier, is a digital media streaming audio source that incorporates the company’s XStream technology to enable streaming audio content from the cloud, a local network, AirPlay-enabled devices, all from a single component. The 70v/100v amplifier uses advanced circuitry to provide up to 300 watts […]

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StreamUnlimited and THX Partner to Deliver High-Quality Audio Streaming Solution


StreamUnlimited has partnered with THX to bring a reference quality audio streaming solution to market. StreamUnlimited’s Stream810 flagship module will be designed to meet THX performance standards and will offer audio manufacturers the best possible reproduction of audio streaming. Furthermore, the parties plan to work together on future multi-room offerings that support HD audio (DSD, […]

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Is the Smart Home Smart Enough?


A recent Deloitte Consumer Review survey in the UK found that there was nearly zero growth between 2014 and 2015 in consumer purchasing of connected home products. The finding cited that, “UK consumers are aware of the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) but perceived high prices and skepticism about the technology are […]

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Clare Controls Partners with Denon


Clare Controls has selected Denon to be the music solution for Clare smart homes. Clare natively integrates with and is reselling the company’s HEOS line of audio products, including its Home Cinema wireless sound bar and subwoofer, Drive multiroom streaming amplifier, and wired/wireless speakers. By partnering with Denon, Clare gives system owners a plug-and-play solution […]

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BenQ Adds New HT2150ST Short Throw Projector


BenQ is launching the HT2150ST single-chip DLP short-throw 1080p projector. The BenQ HT2150ST projector includes their Colorific processing, is specified at 2,200 ANSI lumens, uses a six-segment RGBRGB color wheel with BrilliantColor technology and has a 15000:1 contrast ratio claim. Using a .69 short-throw ratio and 1.2x zoom ratio the HT2150ST features dual HDMI ports […]

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Procella Audio Launches V18 Bass Engine:


Procella Audio announced today the introduction of a new flagship subwoofer, the V18 Bass Engine. This dual-18 inch subwoofer claims to produce reference-quality low frequency reproduction for the largest screening room and home theater environments, capable of continuous output up to 137 dB, with peak output of 143 dB. Its sealed-box design utilizes Procella’s unique […]

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Metra Home Announces Products for the Future of HDMI


Metra Home Theater Group has announced four new Ethereal products, the Voltage Control Trigger, Active Cable Voltage Stabilizer and HDM All in One, designed to solve many problems custom installers and technologists are facing with the latest HDMI technology. Metra Home Theater Group’s Voltage Control Trigger (HDM-VCT) solves an evolving problem many technologists are experiencing […]

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Parasound to Debut Four-Zone DAC and Crossover at CEDIA


Parasound will introduce the ZoneMaster 4 DAX, a four-zone DAC with crossovers for the custom installation industry. Parasound says the 4 DAX was designed in response to custom installers who create multi-zone systems based around the Sonos Connect, Heos Link, BlueSound Node or Google Chromecast Audio, and are looking to upgrade their clients’ digital sound […]

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Salamander Designs Intros Two New Home Theater Seating Styles


Salamander Designs has announced the introduction of their Luca and Lilliana home theater seating solutions. Both models feature distinctive design and unique stitch patterns reminiscent of luxury automobiles. The Luca seating features a diamond double-needle stitching on the seat and back inserts with single-needle top stitch on the arms, the seat and back frames. Consumers […]

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Rotel Intros Two New Integrated Amplifiers, CD Player


Rotel has announced the 14 Series that includes a CD Player and two integrated amplifiers. The A14 is one of the two integrated amplifiers that’s rated at 80 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms, both channels driven. The A14 uses a toroidal transformer plus slit-foil capacitors to handle difficult speaker loads and dynamic signal […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Introduces the M3B Pro Series


Metra Home Theater Group announces the M3B Pro — designed specifically for the custom installation market, enables integrators to install a flexible multi-source and multi-display video distribution system into any home without running cables back to the structured wiring source. The M3B Pro Series from Metra Home Theater Group utilizes existing coax and splitters to […]

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KEF Releases Ci200QSb-THX 8″ In-Wall or In-Ceiling Subwoofer


KEF announces a new edition to its ‘Q’ Series In-Wall or In-Ceiling architectural speakers – a THX-certified 8” square subwoofer with two operating modes. In passive mode, two Ci200QSb-THX subwoofers can be wired in parallel with a set of KEF Ci speakers for added low-frequency response and emphasis, or you can use two Ci200QSb-THX subwoofers […]

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MainStream Audio Debuts MS amp160 for All-In-One Streaming and Multi-Zone Audio


MainStream Audio announced the MS amp160, a new amplified streaming product designed for custom integrators looking for an “all-in-one” Wi-Fi streaming and two-channel amplifier solution. MainStream Audio’s MS amp160 Wi-Fi streaming and audio amplifier compliments the trio of non-amplified units launched by MainStream Audio in July. The amp160 has been engineered as a two-channel, 160-watt, […]

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TiO Announces KEF & StealthStream Giveaway at CEDIA 2016


Anuva Automation, the Florida-based manufacturer of TiO (Turn it On) brand of common-sense home automation products, announces their attendance at CEDIA 2016 with an exclusive KEF and StealthStream giveaway. With TiO’s uncommonly simple to use home automation products, users can control their audio, lighting, security, shades and more, with iOS or Android phones or tablets. […]

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Phase Technology Updates dARTS Digital Theater Systems


Phase Technology announced a new version release of its dARTS (Digital Audio Reference Theater System) 660 and 535 Series Speaker systems with enhanced custom room calibration. Each dARTS system is configured as a home theater solution package to include performance-matched speakers and an amplifier that calibrates the speakers’ performance to accommodate the nuances of the […]

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Comprehensive Introduces the CSW-HDBT300M Switcher/Scaler to HDMI with HDBaseT


Comprehensive Connectivity Company just launched a multi-input switcher for HDMI with HDBaseT that extends signals for distances up to 330 feet over a Cat6/7 cable (CSW-HDBT300M). Comprehensive’s CSW-HDBT300M accepts up to eight various input sources — one DVI, two VGA, one composite video and four HDMI signals. It handles current or legacy input sources and […]

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Salamander Designs Creates New Product Category with Low Profile Wall Cabinets


Salamander Designs has announced the introduction of Low Profile Wall Cabinets as part of their Chameleon collection. Measuring only 12-inches deep and available in an array of styles and configurations, these shallow depth additions to the Chameleon lineup make it easy to conceal A/V electronics and wiring in a low profile cabinet. Salamander floor-standing shallow […]

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Atlantic Technology Debuts LCR2 Ultra Compact Speakers


Atlantic Technology has introduced its new LCR2 ultra compact speakers in white or high-gloss black finish for a wide variety of audio and home theater applications. Just 8 inches tall, the Atlantic Technology LCR2 claims to be the smallest speaker ever offered by the company. The front baffle is designed to reduce diffraction and enhance […]

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RoseWater Energy Group Brings Integrator Receptions and Trainings Classes to CEDIA 2016


Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation integrated energy management Hubs, announces their attendance at CEDIA 2016 with an integrator reception and Manufacturer Product Training, with both events highlighting the latest enhancements to the Energy Management HUB. In recent months, RoseWater Energy Group’s Energy Management HUB has received significant updates to enhance customers’ lifestyle and, […]

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Optoma Launches HD27 Home Theater Projector


Optoma today is launching its HD27 1080p home theater projector. With new color modes an improved lamp life and a smaller form factor, Optoma claims the HD27 is capable of displaying sRGB and rec.709 color modes. In addition, lamp life is 8,000 hours. Spec’d to be  25,000:1: contrast ratio, the single-chip DLP projector is native […]

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KanexPro Launches SDI Pro Series


KanexPro just announced its new SDI Pro Series of products. The lineup includes: SDI to HDMI Converter (SDI-SDHDXPRO) is a signal equalizer and re-clocker designed for connecting professional SDI video equipment to any HDMI display or consumer based TVs. Ideal for surveillance systems, rental and staging facilities, post-production and digital cinema, the converter has two […]

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Channel Vision’s New IP Intercom Features Touch Screen Room Stations & App


Channel Vision announced a new IP-based intercom systems along with a 7” IP Touch Screen. The new IP systems centralize your home electronics into one system and residents receive video push notifications to their touch screen or a phone app upon a visitor ringing the doorbell. For single family homes, the SI-8000 series front door […]

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