Meridian Audio Adds 251 Powered Zone Controller to 200 Series


Meridian Audio has expanded its 200 Series with the new 251, a compact Powered Zone Controller with two channels of on-board amplification. Designed for hi-res audio, including Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), the 251 can act as an integrated amplifier, delivering two 100-watt channels for two passive loudspeakers or a soundbar for media room projects. It can be deployed to […]

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Savant Acquires Artison


Savant has announced today the acquisition of Artison, an audio products manufacturer based in Minden, Nev. that builds whole-house audio and home theater solutions. The acquisition enables Savant to leverage Artison’s key patents and audio engineering expertise toward future entertainment technologies. Artison was founded by acclaimed engineer Cary Christie in 2003 and has focused in the architectural loudspeaker and subwoofer categories. Artison […]

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Ihiji Adds Single SKU Remote Systems Management Appliance That Allows for Monitoring Of Gigabit Internet Speeds


Ihiji is showcasing the Ihiji APP-750 Remote Systems Management appliance during CEDIA. The new APP-750 was announced at Integrated Systems Europe 2017. Ihiji intends it to replace both the APP-500 and APP-2100 Ihiji appliances.The Ihiji APP-750 features an upgraded chipset for improved performance and a network bus that allows it to more accurately test modern internet speeds which are […]

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Bryston Launches BP-173 Preamplifier


Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier that features a new expanded input/output configuration. Bryston’s super-linear, low noise input buffer (jointly developed by Bryston and the late engineer Dr. Ioan Alexandru Salomie) significantly reduces noise and distortion, according to the company. The BP-173 also has improved RF and audio frequency noise filtering to prevent unwanted anomalies on the […]

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Introduces New Enlightor-Neo


Seymour-Screen claims its new Enlightor-Neo is the smoothest acoustically transparent film screen that has a thin-fabric pattern so finely-woven that it’s nearly impossible to detect, even when standing inches away.  A step-up from the company’s Enlightor-4K A.T. screen, Neo is more matte, higher gain and delivers improved acoustic attenuation. For a decade now, Seymour-Screen Excellence’s Enlightor-4K A.T. surface claims […]

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Ihiji ProVue Offers Remote Monitoring and Support Application For Tech Professionals


Ihiji is unveiling the all new Ihiji ProVue Remote Systems Management platform during CEDIA. Ihiji ProVue is a combination of Ihiji’s Invision and ServiceManager. The CEDIA launch of Ihiji ProVue allows technology professionals to remotely monitor, manage and support client’s technology in a totally new user experience. Ihiji will be showcasing the entire ProVue platform, which includes ProVue, a new […]

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CEDIA (the Organization) Is Exactly What’s Wrong with Consumer Tech Today


Here’s a list of the current CEDIA Board of Directors. Notice anything wrong? Yep, you got it — all dudes. No women. How could this have happened? Is CEDIA so arrogant to think the the way to solve the world’s HomeAV problems is to have a group of dudes sitting around making decisions on how […]

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Meridian Audio Launches 271 Theater Controller


Meridian Audio has just launched the 271 Digital Theatre Controller. The 271 is designed to integrate any analog or digital AV processor on the market with Meridian’s DSP (Digital Signal Processing) loudspeakers. Features include: 16 channels of analog audio on any combination of single-ended or balanced input connections (RCA or 2×8 channel DB25 connectors). 16 + four digital audio outputs […]

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EPV’s ISF Certified Projector Screens Used in Imaging Science Foundation Training Class at CEDIA 2017


The Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) will be using two of EPV’s ISF-certified projector screens for its class on Delivering High Performance HDR Video Projection in Media Room Lighting at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego. The class will be headed by Joel Silver, ISF president and founder. About the Class: New screen and projector technologies now enable high performance 4K UHD HDR video imaging […]

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VIZIO SmartCast TV Brings Back Apps


After eliminating apps from their TV’s years ago, VIZIO announced today the rollout of VIZIO SmartCast TV to select models. SmartCast TV is basically their branding for their line of SmartTV’s that have a custom home screen and apps such as Amazon VIdeo, Crackle, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pluto TV, Vudu and XUMO. VIZIO SmartCast P-Series and M-Series Ultra HD Displays are the […]

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VANA Ltd. Unveils the Audio Physic Step Plus and Tempo Plus Loudspeakers


VANA Ltd. has announced the availability of the Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus loudspeakers in the US market. The Step plus is an ultra-high-performance bookshelf speaker and the Tempo plus is a floor-standing speaker utilizing the same midrange and tweeter technologies as the Step plus with low frequency drivers integrated within the enclosure. Both loudspeakers have been […]

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Ocean Matrix Intros Four Problem Solving AV Interfaces


Ocean Matrix just released four new ProAV and HomeAV adapters including an audio extractor, an audio embedder, an Ethernet to fiber converter and an HDBaseT HDMI extender. The OMX-HDMI2-AEE 4K HDMI 2.0 Audio Extractor and Embedder extracts audio signals from an HDMI source and allows simultaneous S/PDIF (Toslink) and stereo (3.5mm) analog and digital output. This device can also embed external stereo […]

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Klipsch Expands Dolby Atmos Speaker Lineup


Klipsch today announces the debut of its Reference Dolby Atmos enabled home theater speakers. Klipsch claims to produce the only two-way, horn-loaded Dolby Atmos enabled speakers in the market today. This, coupled with proprietary Tractrix horn technology allows the speakers to meet the directivity and sensitivity specifications required for Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. The Klipsch Reference Dolby Atmos enabled home theater […]

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RTI Ships CX10 Countertop/Under-Cabinet Touchpanel


RTI today announced that it has begun shipping its all-new CX10 touchpanel. Designed for both commercial and residential applications, the CX10 is a 10-inch, touch-capacitive 1280×800 LCD with an integrated HDBaseT input and stereo speakers. Easy to mount on a countertop or beneath a cabinet, the display has a tilt range from 10 to 90 degrees for the best viewing […]

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Key Digital Introduces New 4K HDMI Switchers


Key Digital just launched the KD-2x1CSK (a 2×1 switcher) and the KD-4x1CSK (a 4×1 switcher) — both are capable of switching 4K HDMI signals with HDCP 2.2. Both of these HDMI switchers supports all SD, HD, VESA and 4K video standards including 4096×2160, 1080p60, 1920×1200 and 3D and both have front panel push buttons or optical IR switching. With EDID control and a […]

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Klipsch Forte Speakers Are Back With Third Version


Klipsch today announces the release of the new Forte III loudspeaker. The Forte III is a member of the Klipsch Heritage series and features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the original design and performance as before. The speaker hosts a three-way design utilizing a
 12” woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, with all new state […]

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James Loudspeaker Unveils Q-Series Floor-Standing Speakers


James Loudspeaker just launched the Q-Series floor-standing loudspeakers with three standard models that can be custom sized and finished to meet the exact needs of any environment. Leveraging the technology in James’ flagship BE-Series in-wall speakers, all three Q-Series models employ a rigid, reinforced MDF enclosure, a grille made from coated aluminum bar stock and the signature James Loudspeaker 1-inch Beryllium quad […]

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Peerless-AV to Sponsor Queen of Hearts Benefit Concert at CEDIA 2017


Peerless-AV will sponsor the upcoming Queen of Hearts Benefit Concert during CEDIA 2017. Taking place at Humphries Concerts By The Bay on Thursday, September 7, 2017, the concert will feature Credence Forever and will bring together home installation professionals for one rocking night. More importantly, the proceeds from the event will benefit GenerateHope, an organization […]

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Emotiva Audio Corp. to Make CEDIA Debut With 16-channel Processor and 3D Audio Presentation


Emotiva Audio Corporation will make its CEDIA Expo debut in September with a live demo that features several of its most recent product introductions, in addition to the first public demo of the highly anticipated 16-channel RMC-1 A/V processor. The RMC-1 ($4,999) is a no-holds-barred 16-channel processor that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching, in addition […]

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Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen: A Next-Generation Theater Experience


Theater technologies have progressed greatly over the last 120 years, but their fundamental design – pairing a projector and a screen – has remained the same. That is, until now. On July 13 in Seoul, Samsung unveiled the next evolution in theater technologies: the Cinema LED Screen, the world’s first LED theater display. The groundbreaking […]

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