What Are Microperf Grilles? Ask James Loudspeaker

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James Loudspeaker has introduced a microperf grille to the company’s Small Aperture architectural loudspeakers. The new grilles utilize smaller perforations and offer a less obtrusive, almost invisible presentation that nearly vanishes into any décor while providing nearly identical frequency response and dispersion to the original grilles. The new microperf grilles will come standard on all […]

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MSE Audio’s Three-Way Landscape Speaker from Rockustics, Cherry Bomb, Ships

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MSE Audio is now shipping the Rockustics Cherry Bomb. The Rockustics’ Cherry Bomb, featuring a patented three-way speaker, is a fully weather-proof, direct-burial speaker designed to blend into outdoor landscaping. The three-way design includes a 5” double-chamber, band-pass subwoofer, a 4” woofer and a 0.75” tweeter all in one compact housing. By including the subwoofer […]

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Screen Excellence to Unveil New Sonic Concept for Audio Placement

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At the ISE 2019, Audio Excellence, the sound system division of UK-based film screen brand Screen Excellence, will unveil a new sonic concept for large TVs and solid screens that creates the illusion that the sound is emanating directly from the center of the hard surfaced screen where in actuality the speakers are placed elsewhere […]

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dARTS Introduces Flyte System Aimed at Home Theater Audio

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dARTS Theater (Digital Audio Reference Theater System), a sub-brand of MSE Audio, just announced the Flyte System, a complete 5.1 package, designed to bring a theater experience to any room. The dARTS Flyte System, features one DP4000-IA amplifier, five in-wall or on-wall Flyte speakers and one DCB 12” subwoofer. The dARTS DP4000-IA Amplifier manages an […]

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Lithe Audio Launches Wi-Fi Ceiling Speakers

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Lithe Audio just launched a line of Wi-Fi ceiling speakers that are designed as an all-in-one solution for multi-room music streaming. With the 60-watt RMS amplifier and Wi-Fi built-in, these speakers claim to be the only AirPlay-certified ceiling speakers available on the market today. They come with a dedicated App that has Spotify Connect, Deezer, […]

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Control4 Intros Six New Models of Triad R Series In-Ceiling Speakers

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Control4 Corporation introduced today six new models of Triad R Series round in-ceiling speakers, including: Triad R06 Speaker: Designed as an affordable whole-home audio solution, the R06 speakers are available for $235 MSRP per pair and feature a 6.5-inch, durable, long-life polypropylene woofer and a 3/4-inch aimable, cloth dome tweeter. Triad R10 Series Speakers: Each […]

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Klipsch Designer Series Architectural Speakers Claim Reduced Installation Time

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Klipsch today announces the debut of its Designer Series Architectural speakers with tool-free technology that is designed to simplify and reduce installation time by up to 75 percent. The patent-pending Sky Hook by Swarm technology is a tool-free, fully automatic, self-adjusting installation system that allows integrators to simply cut a hole, attach wires and insert the speaker into the hole. Sky Hook automatically engages the doglegs, […]

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Origin Acoustics Ships Its Director Series and LCR Collections

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Origin Acoustics announces the availability and shipping of its newest generation of its most popular Director Series and LCR Collections of loudspeakers. Ans, after only 2-year into its lifecycle, Origin released its second-generation series. The Director 3-way models is now much smaller size in depth — as much as 2 inches is shaved off of the depth of their […]

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exaSound Adds RoonReady to PlayPoint

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exaSound Audio Design announced today the introduction of new, RoonReady firmware for their PlayPoint network audio player. The PlayPoint is the sixth in a family of audio technology products created by exaSound for the consumer marketplace. PlayPoint is exaSound’s answer to the proliferation of network music protocols and standards. A network audio endpoint that supports […]

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The DaVinci Group to Debut Ultra-Thin, Single-Point Stereo Speaker

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The DaVinci Group (TDG) has created an all-new architectural in-ceiling speaker optimized for shallow-depth mounting situations that will incorporate the company’s proprietary STT Stereo Tweeter Technology. The NFS-61-5CMSTT claims to deliver single-point stereo sonic performance that rival other companies normal depth models — and does it in a thin speaker that is less than 50 […]

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Meridian Audio Introduces the 818V3 Reference Audio Core, a Home Audio System Hub

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Meridian Audio just unveiled the 818V3 Reference Audio Core, marketing it as the ultimate home audio system hub. Part of the Meridian 800 Reference Series, the 818V3 is more than a pre-amplifier as it includes triple FIFO buffering, DSP unsampling and apodizing filters, a linear power supply and a new master oscillator with 40 percent […]

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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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Origin Acoustics Celebrates One-Year with Aluminum Domination

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Launching the industry’s first ever in-wall and in-ceiling aluminum speakers, Origin Acoustics says that they actually get better sound from them than using MDF or plastic ever did. Founder Jeremy Burkhardt addressed all the attendees of first press conference held here at CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, by explaining that, even though many industry pundits […]

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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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Crestron Adds Streaming Music Services to Pyng

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Crestron has announced that Autonomic Mirage Music Players now natively integrate with Crestron Pyng. Integrators can now deliver PANDORA, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Spotify, Slacker Radio, Deezer, TuneIn and other streaming audio sources to every room in the house without even opening a laptop. Crestron control technology is built in to Autonomic Mirage Media Server 5A/2A models, […]

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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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Origin Acoustics Launches New ThinFit Loudspeakers

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The team that invented the in-wall loudspeaker (at SpeakerCraft) have a new company, Origin Acoustics, and they’ve announced the release of three models in their ThinFit Collection. Designed specifically for installations with limited depth requirements, all three models feature an integrated back-can with a mere 70mm depth. The TF34 and TF36 share a similar driver […]

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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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The Case for Home Theater Ethernet

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Most middle class homes have multiple mobile devices floating around. From iPod Touches to smartphones, tablets and laptops, the average family has quite a few gadgets relying on its Wi-Fi wireless connectivity to get to the internet and consume social media and streaming content like video and music. Many consumers don’t realize that there’s an alternative to Wi-Fi called Ethernet. […]

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Universal Remote Control Ships SNP-2 Streaming Network Player

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URC’s SNP-2 Streaming Network Player merges all music sources into one solution and graphical menu, providing access to streaming music services such as SiriusXM and Pandora, Rhapsody, vTuner and thousands of other internet radio stations — plus your own music collection that’s stored on an attached NAS drive, PC, and/or Apple computer. Windows Media, iTunes […]

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Fusion Releases New Ovation Driver for Control4 OS 2.6 Systems

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Fusion Research has announced the release of a new driver for its Ovation products. This driver takes advantage of the new Listen features available in the Control4 OS 2.6 software including the ability to place streaming apps directly on the ‘Listen’ home page of a Control4 system. Search, favorites (stations, playlists, etc.) and Pandora thumbs […]

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BenQ Intros Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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Just in time for the holiday, BenQ’s all-new eVolo portable Bluetooth speaker is aimed at the audiophile. eVolo is actually the world’s first Bluetooth speaker to use electrostatic technology to reproduce sound. Using a very B&W-like, Euro-style designed chassis, the speaker features collapsible side wings and bi-directional sound — the only small-format speaker we have […]

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Peerless-AV Ships PeerSound Wireless Audio System

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Peerless-AV says its new ADS100-B (aka PeerSound) is the industry’s first rack mountable wireless audio transmission system with a remote antenna. The remote antenna mounting capability also allows for moving the antenna up to 10 feet away from structures that reduce Wi-Fi performance. The eight-input PeerSound offers an in-wall or on-wall amplifier installation and it […]

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