How the Pandemic Has Accelerated Demand for Premium Audio Products

By Alexandre Jornod Futuresource Consulting Over recent years, the audio market has witnessed a progressive shift to more premium products. Case in point with headphones and models such as the Apple AirPods Pro, along with the Sony WH-1000XM series, which have helped democratizing higher audio quality to the mass-market. This trend, which can be seen […]

How the Pandemic Has Accelerated Demand for Premium Audio Products

Denon DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H Are New Surround Sound SoundBars with HEOS

Denon today announced it is expanding its sound bar lineup with two premium options, the DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H, combining 4K HDMI inputs with ARC support. Building on the features found in the HEOS Bar and HEOS HomeCinema HS2 sound bars, the latest Denon sound bars both share several sound quality and connectivity improvements. They feature […]

Denon DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H Are New Surround Sound SoundBars with HEOS

Need to Amp-Up your Audio? Denon Just Launched a New Amplifier and a CD Player for Home and Retail

Denon announced two new products ahead of next month’s CEDIA Expo — the PMA-600NE integrated amplifier and the DCD-600NE CD player. Denon says they went to great lengths to eliminate interference and maintain sound quality in nearly every aspect of the new 600 series. The PMA-600NE integrated amplifier is engineered with Denon’s Advanced High Current […]

Need to Amp-Up your Audio? Denon Just Launched a New Amplifier and a CD Player for Home and Retail

Legrand Nuvo Adds Line of 8-Inch Passive Subwoofers and Digital Amplifiers

Legrand today introduced a new family of Nuvo 8-inch in-ceiling and in-wall passive subwoofers and matching digital amplifiers. Designed for small, medium and large home theaters and audio installations, the three compact single and dual subwoofers deliver low-frequency impact, while the wall- and rack-mount amplifiers are designed specifically for use with them. For smaller installations, […]

Legrand Nuvo Adds Line of 8-Inch Passive Subwoofers and Digital Amplifiers

OSD Black Drops TreVoce Powered Subwoofers Ahead of CEDIA Expo

OSD Black just introduced two powered stand-alone subwoofers, the 800-watt TreVoce 12 and the 500-watt TreVoce, which are aimed at in-home theaters, media rooms and high-end listening spaces. Designed for the custom integration market, these stand-alone subwoofers include an active woofer and two symmetrically-built passive woofers. According to OSD, the active subwoofer is self-contained and […]

OSD Black Drops TreVoce Powered Subwoofers Ahead of CEDIA Expo

Sonos and IKEA Finally Debut Speaker-Furniture Lineup

The collaboration between Sonos and IKEA to design furniture with built-in Sonos audio has finally officially debuted. And, although it isn’t shipping until August, it’s one of the most highly anticipated whole-home audio launches in a decade. Sonos has collaborated with IKEA on SYMFONISK, a range of speakers designed to “democratize the home sound system.” […]

Sonos and IKEA Finally Debut Speaker-Furniture Lineup

Focal Launches 100 IWSUB8 In-Wall Subwoofer and 100 IWSUB8 Amplifier

Including an 8″ Polyglass speaker driver and a front vent with a streamlined inner frame to guarantee no-noise operation, Focal 100 IWSUB8 high-power passive bass-reflex subwoofer can be installed during pre-construction of the walls using 16″ OC studs. With a shallow in-wall depth (33/8″), a bass reproduction (bass cut-off frequency: 30Hz to -6db) and covered […]

Focal Launches 100 IWSUB8 In-Wall Subwoofer and 100 IWSUB8 Amplifier

Trinnov Audio Now Supports DTS:X Pro Technology

Trinnov Audio has told us that its range of high-end Altitude processors will be the first to support DTS:X Pro immersive audio technology in the home. Object-oriented audio liberates sound designers from the limitation of a small number of fixed loudspeaker channels, whether it be 5.1 or 7.1. Instead, “sound objects” can move freely about […]

Trinnov Audio Now Supports DTS:X Pro Technology

Seventy-Year-Old Klipschorn Speaker Is Updated

Klipsch has announced that its Klipschorn speaker has received modern acoustic and cosmetic updates. The Klipschorn was developed in 1946 by audio pioneer and company founder Paul W. Klipsch. Klipsch says it’s the only speaker in the world to be in continuous production for more than 70 years and has remained relatively unchanged since its […]

Seventy-Year-Old Klipschorn Speaker Is Updated

Trinnov Enables 48- and 64-Channel Immersive Audio Systems with Altitude48 and Altitude48ext

As DSP-chipset manufacturers are about to achieve rendering of 16 channels, Trinnov has created a solution to enable even more discrete channels from the Altitude32, expanding the count to 48 discretely-rendered channels by using the Altitude’s 32 analog outputs and its 16 AES digital outputs simultaneously. This will allow users to have Home Atmos, with […]

Trinnov Enables 48- and 64-Channel Immersive Audio Systems with Altitude48 and Altitude48ext

Atlantic Technology Expands with Fourteen New Products at CEDIA 2018

At 2018 CEDIA Expo, Atlantic Technology will be exhibiting their largest product expansion ever. This includes a mix of SKAA wireless home theater, multi-room and personal products, plus premium tower speakers, subwoofers and outdoor speakers. Booth #4347. NEW Wireless Multi-Room Streaming Speaker – Gatecrasher 1: Atlantic Technology’s first Wireless system is a beautiful, compact 2.1 […]

Atlantic Technology Expands with Fourteen New Products at CEDIA 2018

dARTS Launches New Home Theater Package

dARTS Theater (Digital Audio Reference Theater System), a sub-brand of MSE Audio, will use CEDIA to debut a new home theater package for living and family rooms. dARTS home theater solutions are digitally calibrated in an anechoic chamber where each system is tuned to within 0.5 dB of its reference response. The digital filters for […]

dARTS Launches New Home Theater Package

Global Home Audio Market Breaks the $13 Billion Barrier

The global home audio market continues to climb, with hardware shipments increasing by 23 percent in 2017, according to a comprehensive new report from Futuresource Consulting However, you guessed it, consumer product companies are stealing away the high-end audio market. “It’s not just shipments that are performing well,” says Rasika D’Souza, senior market analyst at […]

Global Home Audio Market Breaks the $13 Billion Barrier

New Klipsch Powered Speakers Are Aimed at Premium Home Audio

Klipsch today announces the debut of its expanded Reference Powered speaker series. The plug-and-play lineup now includes two-channel towers and additional monitor speakers with groundbreaking technology. Klipsch Reference R-28PF powered floorstanding speakers and R-14PM powered monitors come turntable-, computer- and TV-ready, featuring a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and RIAA-equalized phono pre-amplifier. They also include Bluetooth wireless technology to play music directly from […]

New Klipsch Powered Speakers Are Aimed at Premium Home Audio

Jamo Adds New Outdoor Speaker Collection

Jamo is pleased to announce a collection of all-weather speakers designed to provide balanced, natural sound to any outdoor living environment. The collection is comprised of landscape and rock speakers, wall-mounted speakers and amplifiers — all with 70/100-volt compatibility and low impedance capability for maximum installation flexibility in residential or commercial spaces. The new Jamo Landscape speakers provide […]

Jamo Adds New Outdoor Speaker Collection

Control4 Takes Aim at Origin Acoustics With Its New Triad Designer Series In-Ceiling Speaker Line

Control4 today announces the availability of the new Triad Designer Series of high-performance in-ceiling speakers. The Triad Designer Series speakers are engineered to hide neatly in a ceiling while projecting full, rich sound from an unobtrusive, tiny four-inch flush-mounted grill, all while retaining simple serviceability. With both full range and subwoofer models, Triad Designer Series speakers reproduce a wider range of […]

Control4 Takes Aim at Origin Acoustics With Its New Triad Designer Series In-Ceiling Speaker Line

PlanterSpeakers Introduces The Metropolitan

PlanterSpeakers just announced the launch of its new Metropolitan model featuring a modern design using a marine-grade waterproof shell, 8” of planting depth and Smart Pot USA drainage bags. And, it’s available in any custom color. These are weatherproof speakers and can be fitted with 90° or 180° projection and use braced construction and teak legs. Its three-way speaker system […]

PlanterSpeakers Introduces The Metropolitan

Grimani Systems Announces New Delta Loudspeaker

Grimani Systems announced the availability of their new Delta speaker. Specifically designed for use in smaller rooms (200-400 square feet), Delta speakers have the conic section array (CSA) waveguide for constant wide dispersion and sound staging throughout the range of frequencies, ensuring that every listener is immersed in the same soundfield. The Delta speaker is […]

Grimani Systems Announces New Delta Loudspeaker

SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line Ships

SpeakerCraft from Core Brands today announced that its two new AIM Series 2 in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2, are now shipping worldwide. Both AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR speakers employ the all-new Arrayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Module, which incorporates three pivoting tweeters […]

SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line Ships

Bowers & Wilkins Debuts CI800 Series Diamond

The new CI800 Series Diamond includes three new models that feature Diamond dome tweeters and Continuum and Aerofoil cone. They are part of their custom installation range for the home.This range of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers features transducer technologies that include Diamond dome tweeters, Continuum midrange drivers and Aerofoil bass cones. Originally developed for the 800 Series Diamond, […]

Bowers & Wilkins Debuts CI800 Series Diamond

Parasound Ships Four-Zone DAC and Crossover

Parasound has begun dealer shipments of the custom installation industry’s first four-zone DAC and crossover. Parasound said the ZoneMaster 4 DAX creates a CI business opportunity for more effective implementation of multi-zone streaming audio using Sonos Connect, Chromecast and similar technologies. The ZoneMaster 4 DAX improves digital sound quality while simplifying connection options and dramatically […]

Parasound Ships Four-Zone DAC and Crossover

Worldwide Home Audio Market Finishes Year On $11 Billion Dollar High

Worldwide demand for home audio devices continues to gather momentum, with the category outperforming the wider CE market and on track to finish 2016 at 102 million units shipped and close to $11 billion in trade value, according to the latest market report from Futuresource Consulting. “Over the last few years home audio has been […]

Worldwide Home Audio Market Finishes Year On  $11 Billion Dollar High

SnapAV Acquires Music Streaming and Audio Distribution Company Autonomic

SnapAV announced this week that it has purchased Autonomic, a manufacturer of music streaming and multi-room audio distribution solutions for the custom install market. Autonomic “makes the consumption of digital media easier” for customers by offering a distributed audio system that’s controllable with iOS and Android devices or via a control system. SnapAV distributes audiovisual […]

SnapAV Acquires Music Streaming and Audio Distribution Company Autonomic

SVS Launches Prime Elevation Speaker Line

SVS just launched their new Prime Elevation Speaker line — an interesting line where there is no sideways or upside down. The speaker is spec’d to adapt to oddly shaped rooms, high ceilings and less than perfect placement locations for all the other speakers in a home theater as well. Using an angled front baffle […]

SVS Launches Prime Elevation Speaker Line

SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line

SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today. The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 […]

SpeakerCraft Debuts New AIM Series 2 In-Wall LCR Speaker Line

Savant Adds All-in-One Scalable Music Solution for Pro Channel

Today Savant introduced the Savant Pro Audio 4, the company’s first scalable, wired, all-in-one music solution exclusively for Savant Pro Integrators. Savant Pro Audio 4 features built-in streaming, distribution and amplification for complete audio immersion. With a 50-watt amplifier, integrated audio processing and four zones of high-quality audio that sync automatically between rooms, users can […]

Savant Adds All-in-One Scalable Music Solution for Pro Channel

KanexPro Intros HDMI Audio Decoder

KanexPro has announced a new HDMI Audio Decoder that’s designed to extract the encoded multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD 5.1 from HDMI sources to optical audio output and decode to two channels of analog stereo audio via RCA (L/R) and COAX outputs without any other external AV equipment. Licensed by Dolby Labs, KanexPro’s 4K […]

KanexPro Intros HDMI Audio Decoder

Belgian Company StormAudio to Launch at CEDIA 2016

Belgium-based brand StormAudio is making its worldwide launch by way of their exhibit at the 2016 CEDIA. There, the company will unveil its line of high-end immersive audio home theater processors and amplifiers. The effort in the Americas is being organized by channel veteran companies Clarity AV International, Inc. led by principal Mark Cichowski (business […]

Belgian Company StormAudio to Launch at CEDIA 2016

Autonomic Introduces the MMS-1e Music Streamer Featuring eAudioCast Audio-over-Ethernet Technology

Autonomic has announced the introduction of the MMS-1e whole-house music streamer featuring eAudioCast audio-over-Ethernet technology. The MMS-1e also resides in a new compact form factor, enabling integrators to easily locate the music streamer along with source devices anywhere in the home or in a traditional structured wiring enclosure. The completely solid state MMS-1e music streamer […]

Autonomic Introduces the MMS-1e Music Streamer Featuring eAudioCast Audio-over-Ethernet Technology

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,” […]

Control4 Partners with Sonos

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, […]

Crestron Partners with Sonos for Integrated Whole Home Audio Experience

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 […]

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