Alcons Audio Intros Tiny Subwoofer, the BF121

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The BF121 is a subwoofer system featuring a single 12″ long-excursion woofer with double-spider suspension and 4″ voice-coil in a bass-reflex configuration. The direct-radiating woofer is mounted in a vented chamber, with large bass reflex port for excellent breathing capacity, increasing overall output while minimizing port-compression. The frequency range is tuned to a -3dB response […]

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Crestron and CoolAutomation Partner Inside Home OS 3

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Crestron today announced a new partnership with CoolAutomation, a leading developer of HVAC automation solutions to provide native BACnet integration with Crestron Home OS 3. Now integrators have the ability to customize the BACnet modules within the Crestron Home app. This solution is designed for MDU applications where there is a centralized BACnet controlled HVAC […]

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PreSonus Drops New PX-1 and PM-2 Mics

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PreSonus is now shipping two new microphones designed specifically for recording applications. The new PreSonus PX-1 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is designed for recording vocals, guitar, podcasts and more. A large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone, the PX-1 features a 1-inch (25 millimeter), gold-sputtered capsule designed to provide exceptional clarity throughout its frequency response range. The PM-2 […]

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Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP

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It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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TechStarter FIVE Winners Announced at CEDIA Expo 2019

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TechStarter, a new CEDIA Expo program that gives first-time exhibitors a chance to pitch business models to residential market leaders, awarded five exhibitors TechStarter awards this past week in Denver at CEDIA Expo 2019. Artio Lifestyle Lighting, Caavo, Hero Labs, Konnected and SandTrap Audio were recognized as the TechStarter FIVE with Hero Labs as the […]

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Stealth and Harman Partner, Deliver Hidden JBL Conceal Series Loudspeakers

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Invisible loudspeaker developer Stealth Acoustics has announced a partnership with HARMAN Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design. The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation […]

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The TRC-1480 from URC Just Became the Best Handheld Remote Control Ever

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URC just debuted the TRC-1480 Handheld Remote with a push-to-talk voice control feature, a 2.4-inch touchscreen LCD including two-way metadata, hard buttons and an ergonomic design. The TRC-1480 features an integrated microphone for easy voice communication with Alexa or Siri (for Apple TV). The new TRC-1480, aimed at both HomeAV and ProAV applications, provides full […]

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URC Enters Architectural Speaker and Outdoor Speaker Markets

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URC entered the architectural speaker market this week at the 2019 CEDIA Expo show. The new line consists of four models of in-ceiling speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, all available mid-October. URC offers four models of in-ceiling speakers with this design. The flagship model SP-8EX features an 8-inch woven fiber cone woofer, a […]

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The New URC Lighting Control System Is Z-Wave Plus-Certified

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URC just introduced a new smart wireless lighting control system carrying Z-Wave Plus-certification. Designed to be installed as a stand-alone product or integrated with URC’s Total Control 2.0 or MX HomePro systems, this new line up is compatible with LED lighting and has several benefits, including increased power, increased range (up to 500 feet) for […]

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Sony Aims Crystal LED, Up to 16K Resolution, at High-End HomeAV Market

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Sony Electronics today announced the availability of its Crystal LED display system for home installation. Having initially introduced the technology for use in commercial and entertainment venues, Sony Electronics now offers residential configurations and installation — up to 16K. Crystal LED is available in the following configurations: Full HD Size (18 Units): 110-inch diagonal @ 8 […]

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LG Launches Native 4K Projector Line with Two Models

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LG Electronics USA introduced a new LG CineBeam 4K UHD projector (yes, native 3840×2160) for only $1,799 that’s aimed at home theaters. With a compact design, the HU70LA LG CineBeam LED Projector is DLP-based and spec’d at 1,500 ANSI lumens and a colorimetry of 92 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The HU70LA uses a […]

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Epson Debuts Epson LS500 4K Laser Projection TV

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Epson introduced at CEDIA Expo the Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1, which is capable of 4K HDR content up to 120″. Powered by Google, the LS500 Laser Projection TV1 solution includes the Android TV operating system with a remote that features voice search through Google Assistant. Apps include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN and […]

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QMotion Shows New QIS Power and Comm Panel

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Legrand | AV Residential Solutions has updated its QMotion Qadvanced Intelligence System (QIS) Power and Communication Panel, the control system for its QIS Hardwired Shades. The QIS Power and Communication Panel comes with its own power supply and delivers power to wired wall-mounted switches. The updated system measures 6.9 inches by 4.4 inches by 1.7 […]

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Control4 OS 3 Adds Google Assistant Voice Control, an API for Intercom Anywhere and New CA-10 Controller

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SnapAV announced today at CEDIA Expo 2019 that the Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is adding Google Assistant, integration with third-party smart doorbells through Intercom Anywhere and a new high-availability automation controller to power large homes. With Control4 OS 3, homeowners can choose from tens of thousands of devices to create a system that suits […]

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Dynaudio Debuts On-Wall Subwoofer

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Danish loudspeaker company Dynaudio today debuted the Sub RCC (Reaction Cancelling Configuration) custom-installation subwoofer. The discreet subwoofer is designed to offer additional low-frequency extension to any audio system while facilitating high-performance 2.1 or surround setups without the issues commonly associated with many in-wall subs. It achieves extreme bass performance within a compact form factor, which […]

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Middle Atlantic Intros Forward, Tools for Speeding Up Rack-Building

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Middle Atlantic Products launched this week Forward, a family of installation solutions that are aimed at speeding up and simplifying the building or AV gear racks. With Forward’s new rackrail, integrators can go without a drill and install the family’s blank and vent panels, cable management, lighting and other rack solutions without tools, completing the […]

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Russound Architectural Loudspeakers Now Part of the AudioControl Sound Partners Program

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AudioControl has announced that Russound has been added to its Sound Partners Program (SPP). The AudioControl SPP was established as a cooperative initiative with industry-leading architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement optimized performance profiles as defined by each brand’s engineers. These profiles, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director and CM-Series high-performance […]

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CEDIA Opens Voting for 2020-2021 Board

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The ballot featuring nine elected director candidates for the 2020-2021 CEDIA Board of Directors is now live. CEDIA is urging all global member companies to cast their vote for four open elected director positions. The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association’s activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for […]

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Optoma’s CinemaX P1 Native 4K DLP Short Throw Laser Projector with Integrated Soundbar Ships

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Optoma is now shipping its CinemaX P1 Smart 4K UHD Laser Cinema projector, which has an MSRP of $3,299. The 4K UHD Optoma CinemaX P1 projector integrates Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control capabilities and offers an ultra short throw distance package with an NuForce soundbar and Dolby Digital 2.0 support. At 22.1” wide, […]

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Helios from Metra Home Theater Group Debuts at 2019 CEDIA Expo

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Metra Home Theater Group just launched the Helios line of retail AV products at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The AS-AVKIT1 provides a 6-foot micro-USB-to-USB cable and a 6-foot USB-C-to-USB cable for data transfer and charging. The AS-AVKIT2 provides a 9-foot optical digital audio cable for high-fidelity Toslink systems. Both kits include a 9-foot 4K HDMI […]

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AudioControl Shows New Savoy G4 and Pantages G4 Home Cinema Amps

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AudioControl is showcasing two new home cinema amplifiers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The Savoy G4 (seven channels) and the Pantages G4 (five channels) are built on AudioControl’s Class H topology, which provides power and clarity without generating excessive heat. Both new models match (aesthetically) the recently-unveiled four-/three-/two-channel Avalon G4, providing theater designers and AV […]

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Intellithings Has RoomMe API

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Intellithings has expanded accessibility for RoomMe through integration with four major professional smart home brands at CEDIA Expo 2019. Intellithings created an open RoomMe API to invite developers and residential technology professionals to write customized applications for RoomMe. Chowmain software has developed the first four new drivers including Control4, ELAN, RTI, and URC, in addition […]

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Luxul Debuts Cloud Management Solution

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Luxul today announced its cloud management system allowing integrators to remotely monitor their clients’ networks, get real-time notifications of failures and quickly resolve issues. With cloud management, integrators can access their customers’ Luxul networks and connected devices at any time — from anywhere — in map or list views via a web interface. Site-level indicators […]

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Vantage Shows EasyTouch Glass Keypad at CEDIA 2019

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Vantage Controls today announced that it will be exhibiting its new EasyTouch Glass modular keypad station for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2019. EasyTouch Glass offers a highly reflective, glass-like look with a smooth touch surface. Available with up to five programmable buttons for different scenes — such as “welcome,” “away” or “party” — […]

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SANUS Ships Full-Motion Premium Series of TV Mounts

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SANUS has introduced a new series of TV mounts called the Advanced Full-Motion Premium TV Mounts using a brushed metal exterior with FluidMotion design and Steady Set functionality. Advanced Full-Motion Mounts are available in two distinct finishes: brushed stainless black with charcoal grey trim and brushed stainless silver with black trim. Offering a lower profile […]

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Brilliant and Schlage Bring Integrated Control and Home Access

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Brilliant and Schlage announced at CEDIA Expo 2019 a new collaboration designed to bring more convenience and simplicity to the smart home and home technology industry. Schlage’s newest smart lock, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, will integrate with Brilliant’s Smart Home Control to give end-users complete access control as well as the ability to […]

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Brilliant and ButterflyMX Partner on Apartment Systems

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At the CEDIA Expo today, Brilliant announced integration with ButterflyMX, which makes a smart intercom. In late 2019, Brilliant and ButterflyMX will launch the world’s first integrated smart apartment system that provides seamless property access control and in-unit smart home control. Residents will be able to see, speak with and grant building access to visitors […]

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Stealth Patio Theater Debuts at CEDIA Expo 2019

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Stealth Acoustics will show the Stealth Patio Theater (SPT) LED-based range of outdoor entertainment solutions. Expanding from the original, retractable SPT display, now named Extreme, Stealth adds the Transformer 120″ fold-away LED TV system and the Megalith modular outdoor TV screen which is available in custom sizes up to 275″. The new SPT Transformer is […]

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AudioControl Shows New Immersive Audio Receivers and Preamp/Processors at CEDIA Expo 2019

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AudioControl has announced the introduction of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. All five units share a stunning industrial design along with the most advanced technologies available, painstakingly engineered to be the foundation of a premium home cinema. AudioControl’s new AVRs and preamp/processors will become available […]

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PMC Debuts ci140 and ci140sub Slimline Loudspeakers

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The first two models of PMC’s new custom installation loudspeakers, the ci140 and ci140sub, debuted this week. Both are designed with a shallow depth for wall mounting and all models, apart from the ci140 and ci140sub, are also designed to be used in-wall. The use of one product for both in-wall and on-wall reduces the […]

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Legrand Debuts In-Wall CPT306W-V1 Cable Management Kit

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Legrand today extended its line of On-Q in-wall power products with the introduction of the new CPT306W-V1 In-Wall TV Power and Cable Management Kit. The in-wall kit includes a power input module with drywall bracket and a six-foot power cord. Offered in white to blend in, the module’s decorator power inlet strap provides the flexibility […]

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