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

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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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Phase Technology Updates dARTS Digital Theater Systems

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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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Wisdom Audio Adds New Models to the Sage Cinema Speaker Line

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Wisdom Audio’s Sage Cinema Series is designed for hidden installations, whether behind an acoustically-transparent screen or stretched fabric. It is also designed to take advantage of the extra space available to us in a 2×6 wall. Wisdom Audio’s latest introduction, made at CEDIA, includes these new models that will ship in January 2016: Point 2 […]

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Nuvo Adds In-Wall Keypad Controller

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Legrand has announced two new additions to its Nuvo Player Portfolio hybrid audio system here at CEDIA Expo. The new Nuvo P10 Keypad, a wall-mounted, Power-over-Ethernet keypad that delivers single-zone control of the audio’s volume, track, and source, makes the Player Portfolio the first wired/wireless system to offer an integrated keypad option. The company also announced new drivers for Crestron and Control4 that deliver seamless integration […]

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D+M Demos HEOS, Now Shipping and Aimed at Sonos

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D+M is here at CEDIA marketing Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustic products including HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, and several new speakers and AVRs. HEOS by Denon: HEOS by Denon is a multi-room sound system aimed at Sonos. The product line includes four wireless multi-zone music players: HEOS 1 and its Go Pack […]

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Channel Vision to Debut Audio Matrix

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Channel Vision will debut an integrated audio matrix that features control over Wi-Fi from a Smartphone, tablet or computer and allows more integration options into other whole house audio systems than previous models. Channel Vision’s A4403 Integrated Audio Matrix includes four inputs and up to 16 output zones. Each input zone features a separate TOSLINK […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Launches Three New Installation Speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins announced three additions to its range of custom installation speakers. The new CCM Cinema 7 in-ceiling speaker and CWM Cinema 7 in-wall speaker get their high performance thanks to the application of Bowers & Wilkins core acoustic technologies. While the new CCM632 offers discreet musical fidelity, clever new fixings now make installation […]

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Triad Speakers Adds Step-up Dolby Atmos Enabled Loudspeaker to Line-up

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Triad’s InRoom Silver LR-H is a loudspeaker that combines traditional front firing-drivers with an integrated Dolby Atmos enabled module that directs sound towards the ceiling.  Utilizing two front-firing 6.5-inch drivers with a 1-inch tweeter, along with an upward firing top array comprised of four 3-inch drivers, the Silver is a step-up in size and power-handling […]

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James Loudspeaker Intros Slim Profile Aluminum SLT3 SoundBar Series

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James Loudspeaker has added a new series of slim, 3″-profile, full-range SoundBars called the SLT3 Series. Intended for vertical applications on either side of a TV, the compact 3.15-inch wide/4.75-inch deep form factor (height measurement customized for each TV) uses four proprietary 3.5-inch aluminum woofers. The James Loudspeaker SLT3CS sound bar pair provides audio for […]

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Denon Announces New HEOS HomeCinema: A Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer System

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Everyone knows — even though Denon doesn’t name them by name, that HEOS is targeted at taking over the SONOS market. And, to do that, Denon was short one critical component that the company just launched: a soundbar. And, to take another shot at SONOS, Denon also launched a subwoofer. Denon’s new HEOS HomeCinema wireless […]

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Triad Speakers Redesigns InRoom OmniSub Series

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Triad Speakers has redesigned it’s InRoom OmniSub line, making what they say are considerable cosmetic and performance enhancements. The InRoom OmniSub Series consists of the 200-watt Sub8, 300-watt Sub10 and 500-watt Sub12. Each can be used for both two-channel and home theater applications and mated with any of Triad’s vast assortment of InRoom, InCeiling, InWall […]

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Bryston Introduces the Mini A Loudspeaker

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Bryston just launched what it’s calling the Mini A loudspeaker, a three-way bookshelf speaker engineered and balanced for off-axis response. At just over 15-inches tall, the Mini A is made from ¾-inch MDF and uses a 6.5-inch aluminum woofer, 3-inch aluminum mid-range and 1-inch Titanium dome tweeter. All drivers are designed and purpose-built specifically for […]

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AudioControl Ships Architect Model 2660 16 Channel Power Amplifier

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AudioControl is now shipping the Architect Model 2660 — a 16-channel amplifier that outputs 65 watts via 8 ohms, 100 watts via 4 ohms and designed to also be bridged as a high-power 8-channel amplifier at 175 watts per channel. AudioControl says the Architect Model 2660 was designed specifically for the custom integrator channel and […]

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Beale Street Audio Intros In-Ceiling Subwoofers

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Beale Street Audio just launched two in-ceiling powered subwoofers in the form of the 6.5 and 8-inch ICS6 and ICS8. Beale Street says the challenge for in-ceiling and in-wall subwoofers has been to produce deep, low frequency effects without damaging walls and creating sonic artifacts in the room. Beale Street Audio claims that its patented […]

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BenQ Ships treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker

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BenQ America today announced that the company is now shipping its treVolo portable Bluetooth speaker. BenQ calls it an “audiophile-grade” device and it can play for 12 straight hours on one charge. Using electrostatic speaker technology, a collapsible wing design, and bi-directional sound reproduction through three audio profile modes, BenQ’s treVolo is promoted as an […]

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DENON Intros DN-304SAM Powered Speaker System

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Denon Pro today announced its compact high-performance powered speaker system, the DN-304SAM. The DN-304SAM system is comprised of two acoustically-inert MDF speaker cabinets, each containing a 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofer and a 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled tweeter mounted to a proprietary waveguide. The left speaker contains the system’s stereo amplifier, rated at 20 dynamic watts per channel. The […]

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Bryston Introduces the AC1 Micro Center Channel Loudspeaker

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Bryston has announced the introduction of the AC1 Micro center channel loudspeaker aimed at high-end home theaters with tight space requirements. The Bryston AC1 Micro utilizes two 5¼ inch aluminum cone mid-bass drivers on either side of a single Bryston titanium dome tweeter. Like all Bryston loudspeakers, the drivers are anchored to an enclosure constructed […]

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Samsung Unveils WAM7500/6500 Round Speakers as well as New Curved Soundbars

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Samsung’s new WAM7500/6500 use something it’s calling a proprietary ‘Ring Radiator’ technology that allows sound to flow in a 360-degree radius. The company claims it has the perfect balance between treble and bass. WAM7500/6500 was in part developed at Samsung’s new audio lab in Valencia, California and is available in two models: stand-type (WAM7500) and […]

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Atlantic Technology Launches New In-ceiling Speakers

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Atlantic Technology has announced the first in-ceiling speaker specifically designed to reproduce “object based” elevation channels. In the last several months, Dolby and Auro (soon to be joined by DTS) have introduced algorithms designed to envelop the home theater listener with a bubble of sound coming from above. All of these formats are modeled on […]

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THIEL Audio Introduces the TT1 Loudspeaker

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THIEL Audio has announced the introduction of the TT1 floor-standing loudspeaker. The TT1 is part of the company’s Avenue Collection, named after the street in Nashville where THIEL is now located. The 3rd Avenue Collection features speakers aimed at both traditional two-channel music systems as well as home cinema. The THIEL TT1 utilizes a four-driver […]

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Crestron Ships New Six-Zone Distributed Audio Amp

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Crestron’s new Six Zone “Plus Two” Amplifier (C2N-AMP-6X100) is now shipping. Designed specifically for mid-size home systems, the C2N-AMP-6X100 has 12 inputs, four stereo-line outputs, Ethernet connectivity and pre-amp controls. Each room output on the C2N-AMP-6X100 is capable of 100 watts for each of the six amplified zones. That’s 50 Watts per channel at 8 […]

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Atlantic Technology Intros 44-DA Speaker Module for New Dolby Atmos Sound Technology

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Dolby Atmos is a new technology developed by Dolby Laboratories that adds a degree of realism to movie soundtracks. Dolby Atmos is an object-based audio format that allows sound mixers to accurately define the specific location of an audio object in a three-dimensional listening space. This represents a significant departure from the confines and limitations […]

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URC Announces the SNP-2 Streaming Network Player

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URC launched the SNP-2 Streaming Network Player today, a Wi-Fi-based streaming music box that can send content from services such as SiriusXM, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, thousands of internet radio stations, the homeowner’s own music collection and stored music using Windows Media Player or My Music. When connected to a URC Total Control whole-house automation […]

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Stealth Acoustics Intros 305 Watt Mono Amplifier

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Stealth Acoustics’ new SA255 is a 350W monaural (mono) amplifier with a variable low-pass filter and clean power at 4 ohm loads. The filter stage can be bypassed to allow for full range mono-brick operation. Built on a high-current class A/B amplifier platform from the previous 255R model, the new SA255 includes Stealth’s “Cool-Blue” back-lit […]

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Christie to Launch Home Entertainment Division at CEDIA Thursday

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Christie will be showcasing a variety of three-chip DLP, one-chip DLP, flat panel and audio solutions available for home entertainment at the CEDIA Expo, exhibiting at the show for the first time in the company’s 85-year history. Using DCI and alternative 4K content, the 1,200-square-foot booth features a premium home-entertainment theater where audiences will enjoy […]

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Russound Announces New MCA-66 and MCA-88 Digital Multizone Controllers

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Russound’s latest upgrades to its MCA series of controllers come in the form of the MCA-66 and MCA-88. Both units feature streaming of Bluetooth content streaming from phones and tablets; the ability to listen, control and share sources through three digital inputs; updated IR code libraries to control any AV source; and expandability to as […]

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OSD Audio Debuts Black Series Architectural Loudspeakers at CEDIA Expo 2014

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OSD Audio today announced a new speaker line called the Black Series, comprising of 18 models including ceiling, wall, LCR and dual-tweeter units switchable for Single-Point Stereo and Surround applications. While positioned firmly at the high end of OSD’s speaker offerings, the company says the the Black Series is also competitively priced. Available in three […]

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Stealth Acoustics Adds New Image Series Art Speakers

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Stealth Acoustics has introduced the Image III speakers, which allows custom images to be placed over a flat-front, on-wall speaker with no grille, while also improving the audio performance to an even higher fidelity than the previous Image II speakers. Thickness on the Image III has been reduced to 2.5″, making it a perfect on-wall […]

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Leon Speakers Announces Leon LX and Leon Classic

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Leon Speakers today announced the introduction of two new product lines, Leon LX and Leon Classic. Leon’s LX collection is aimed at the luxury custom installation market while Leon Classic is for everyone else. Leon’s new LX line, which stands for “Luxury Experience,” replaces many of their current offerings, and features a new design that […]

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Procella Audio Adds New Price and Size Categories with P5 Speaker and P12 Active Subwoofer

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Procella Audio announced today that initial shipments of two new loudspeakers will take place in September 2014. The P5 is a compact, high-output two-way design that features a pro audio 5.25 inch woofer and a one inch high-frequency pro compression driver mounted on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide for high output levels and what they […]

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