CEDIA Expo 2022 Thoughts from Someone Who Didn’t Go

I didn’t go to CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas. But like both ISE and InfoComm this year, I acted as the editor in charge of rAVe’s product videos from afar, and therefore watched all 573 videos that the team shot on the show floor over the past few days. I missed seeing industry friends and […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Announces Over 15,000 Attendees and 300+ Exhibitors at Dallas Event

CEDIA Expo announced that 11,946 industry professionals and 317 exhibitors participated in CEDIA Expo 2022 from September 29 to October 1, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. CEDIA Expo 2022 marked a strong return to live events with over 143,000 net square feet of exhibits, sound rooms and highly engaging activations on the show floor. “CEDIA Expo 2022 […]

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Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards! When rAVe covers a show, we actually cover the ENTIRE show. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every booth at CEDIA Expo 2022 to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed […]

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Snap One Announces 2022 Winners of Partner Awards Program

At CEDIA 2022, Snap One announced the winners of its expanded Partner Awards program, which has grown to include the full scope of each Partner’s relationship with all Snap One brands beyond Control4. The new program, which has long been a part of the Control4 dealer experience, recognizes and celebrates the company’s most dedicated Partners based on a variety of […]

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Vantage Adds ELEMENT Fixtures by Tech Lighting to Lighting Fixture Alliance

Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage has added ELEMENT fixtures by Tech Lighting to its growing lighting fixture alliance. Legrand says that Tech Lighting is the lighting brand of choice for architects, lighting designers and interior designers. Its portfolio includes architectural recessed downlights, linear LED channels and tape, and high-end decorative fixtures, delivering a complete lighting package. The alliance ensures that the company’s […]

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A Quick Guide to Some of Our Favorite CEDIA Expo Blogs

If you’ve been keeping up with our CEDIA Expo coverage, you might recall that we have covered so much news! Here’s a guide to some of our favorite pieces that we’ve written about the show: THE BEST-EVER Demo from the Show Floor: BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, […]

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PowerHouse Alliance Launches New Cresza House Brand of Amplifiers

PowerHouse Alliance announced their new house brand of amplifiers, Cresza is launching with three models to accommodate a variety of residential and commercial projects. Cresza PA250 — This two-channel amplifier offers 50 watts per channel @ 8 ohms, front panel level and balance controls, interrupt priority switching, and high-efficiency class D topologies. Cresza PA2100 — […]

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Victrola Partners With ProSource for Victrola Stream Carbon High-Performance Turntable

Victrola announced its new partnership with ProSource to market the Victrola Stream Carbon high-performance turntable, certified by the Works with Sonos program. In addition to the Victrola Stream Carbon, a full range of newly launched audio products will be available for ProSource members. “Over the last few years, Victrola has been innovating on behalf of […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 3 Thoughts

I promised you I’d be back to talk about Day Three of CEDIA Expo 2022! As expected, Saturday was a little bit slower than Thursday or Friday were, but that’s always to be expected with a show that goes until the weekend. The great thing about this was that I got to spend a little […]

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AudioControl Adds Bidirectional Extender That Sends and Receives Fully Balanced Analog Signal Over 1,000 Feet

AudioControl has introduced the BLX-1K bidirectional signal extender that sends and receives a fully balanced, analog audio signal up to 1,000 feet over standard Ethernet cable. The BLX-1K provides professional AV installers with a premium, bidirectional signal-extending solution that is designed for projects with considerable distance between devices. Designed to be used in pairs at […]

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Draper Announces 20% Expansion to Manufacturing Headquarters

Draper has announced a major expansion that will add 20% to its manufacturing headquarters located in central Indiana. The 100,000-square-foot addition will bring the total size of the facility to over 500,000 square feet. “We see a lot of good growth opportunities, and this building is going to allow us to continue to take care and […]

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AudioControl Announces 8K-Capable Preamp/Processors

AudioControl has announced 8K-capable home theater preamp/processors and receivers. Dubbed the X-Series, the processors and receivers include HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3 support and natively process 8K signals. They also support the most sought-after immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced output. […]

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BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Kaleidescape and madVR

I’ve been attending CEDIA Expo for 20+ years. In case you don’t know what it is, CEDIA Expo is the industry’s premier high-end residential AV show — filled with stuff to make your home smarter, build the ultimate home cinema or tech that makes nesting a home better. No, this isn’t CES — the Consumer […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe CEDIA Expo 2022 Microsite

The rAVe team is ready for CEDIA Expo 2022 — and we hope you are! This short piece is to help you understand the best way to navigate all our coverage straight from the show floor. If this is your first time checking out the CEDIA Expo 2022 microsite, no worries! Just check out the […]

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Sony Electronics Releases FX30 4K Super 35 Compact Cinema Camera

Sony Electronics added to its Cinema Line with the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers. In addition to introducing the […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Commercial Integrator Expo in Denver Sept. 6-9, 2023

CEDIA Expo’s parent company, Emerald Expositions, announced the launch of a new commercial AV show to take place Sept. 6-9, 2023, in Denver, alongside CEDIA Expo. Commercial Integrator Expo will be an expo and conference addressing the needs of today’s fixed installation AV systems professionals and technology managers in corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 2

As promised, I’ve returned to write a bit about the show floor trends and more I’m noticing here at CEDIA Expo 2022. While on Day One I focused on just a few key things I was picking up on from my short forays onto the show floor, I continued that with the things I saw […]

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Sony Electronics Launches New, Loudest Addition to the X-Series Range

Sony Electronics announced the launch of the new SRS-XV900, the loudest Bluetooth speaker in the wireless speaker X-series range. The SRS-XV900 three-way sound system is made for “parties with long-playing, ground-breaking, omnidirectional audio and so much more.” The dedicated drivers bring mid-range and vocal clarity, an X-Balanced speaker delivers distortion-free lows, and programmable ambient lighting […]

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Sony Electronics Announces New HT-A3000 Sound Bar with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology

Sony Electronics has announced the new HT-A3000 sound bar. The HT-A3000 features 3.1 channels, three front speakers including a dedicated center speaker for clear dialogue and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. Coupled with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, the A3000 “creates virtual surround sound that comes from multiple dimensions […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 1 Thoughts

Welcome to the latest edition of my series in which I deliver my thoughts no one asked for about the trade shows I attend! To preface, this is my second CEDIA Expo. My first was in 2021, and while that was a great first trade show since COVID rocked our world in 2020, I didn’t […]

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LG Showcasing World’s Largest OLED TV, World’s First Bendable 42-inch OLED TV at CEDIA 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 is filled with new LG TVs including two “world’s first” LG OLED TVs – the world’s largest OLED TV — the 97-inch G2 OLED evo Gallery Edition TV (OLED97G2) — and the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED TV — the LG OLED Flex (LX3). Both will be on display at LG’s CEDIA […]

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Epson Introduces a Home Projector That Makes a 100” Image from 1” Away; the EpiqVision Ultra LS800

Epson introduced the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 4K PRO-UHD Ultra Short-Throw 3-Chip 3LCD Smart Streaming Laser Projector. The EpiqVision Ultra LS800 Laser Projector combines an advanced ultra short throw lens with a laser-array light source to produce vivid colors and deep blacks.  The EpiqVision Ultra LS800 Laser Projector is equipped with 4K PRO-UHD 3-chip 3LCD […]

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Snap One Debuts New Episode Radiance Outdoor Audio and Lighting System

Snap One just debuted the new Episode Radiance outdoor audio and lighting system with power audio and lighting through a single two-conductor wire. The Episode Radiance series includes a robust all-metal 70-volt outdoor bollard-style speaker and LED light module that can be attached to a speaker or mounted as a standalone lamp for both spot and […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Keynote: Navigating the Content Overload

How is anyone supposed to pick what to watch these days? When it comes to streaming services, the market is pretty much flooded. That was the subject of Greg Durkin’s keynote at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts + Data, recognized during his presentation the unique role that integrators play in helping […]

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LG Electronics USA Unveils LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch Micro LED at CEDIA Expo 2022

LG Electronics USA has unveiled the LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch Micro LED residential display (LSAD Series), offering integrators the chance to sell and integrate MicroLED technology into the home. Complete with LG’s webOS smart TV platform, popular streaming apps, screen sharing and AI-enhanced processing, the new Micro LED Extreme Home Cinema screen is being demonstrated for […]

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Vantage from Legrand Adds Retrofittable Lamp Manufacturer Soraa

Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage has added retrofittable lamp manufacturer Soraa to its growing lighting fixture alliance. With this partnership, customers can expect a seamless pairing between Soraa best-in-class spectral technology and Vantage lighting controls. Soraa VIVID Brilliant and Warm Dim lamps are guaranteed to work with Vantage’s InFusion controller and the company’s customizable keypads […]

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Seymour-Screen Excellence Unveils Retro Masking System CEDIA Expo 2022

Seymour-Screen Excellence is unveiling its Retro Masking System to the CEDIA channel home theater designers and installers at CEDIA Expo 2022. Retro Masking System is a purpose-built custom solution to add motorized 16:9 masking to any brand’s 2.40:1 fixed-frame screen. For clientele already in love with the native scope ratio screen, from any manufacturer, the […]

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JBL Stage 2 Architectural Series from HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Now Shipping

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced that its JBL Stage 2 Architectural Series and Stage XD Series loudspeakers are now shipping. Featuring eight models in various configurations for both in-wall and in-ceiling installations, Stage 2 Architectural Series loudspeakers are crafted to be visually discreet. Offered in two sizes and built for durability, Stage XD Series all-weather […]

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Savant Systems Expands Home Entertainment Portfolio

Savant Systems has partnered with premium audio manufacturer Mark Levinson, making outstanding high-performance audio products available to integrators on the Savant Store. Mark Levinson is a premier audio manufacturer that has established a benchmark for sound and build quality over the past 50 years. Other brands from Harman Luxury Audio available to integrators on the Savant Store include Arcam, […]

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Crestron Electronics Announces Expansion of Audio Portfolio with Origin Acoustics

Crestron Electronics announced an expansion of the company’s audio portfolio with four new products, including three additions to the Crestron Speakers made by Origin Acoustics Ultimate Series line and an all-weather model of Crestron’s Saros Surface Mount Speakers. Built natively for the Crestron Home OS and for integration with custom systems, these new audio solutions […]

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Screen Innovations Introduces Updated Nano 2

Screen Innovations (SI) recently introduced a new version of its Nano 2. The Nano 2’s removable front cover provides access to the motors, technology and shading fabric inside the cassette. This feature enables leveling adjustments, maintenance, and fabric swaps to be handled easily without detaching the cassette from the window. The Nano 2 motor, power […]

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WALL-SMART Offers Mounting Hardware for Seamless Access Point Installation

WALL-SMART now offers systems integrators mounting hardware that makes Wi-Fi access points (AP) disappear. Customized for several leading AP brands, including Araknis, Ruckus, Ubiquiti, and Savant network AI powered by Juniper APs, the mounts enable a device that ordinarily protrudes from the ceiling to be hidden within the surface. The cover included with the mount can […]

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