How the Pandemic Has Accelerated Demand for Premium Audio Products

January 20, 2021

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 […]

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Draxxon Designs New Mobile Virology Testing Center With Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Bar

June 24, 2020

The All-In-One Video Collaboration System Provides High-Quality Communication Between Medical Personnel at COVID-19 Rapid Testing Sites, Helps Maintain Social Distancing Requirements The Yamaha Unified Communications CS-700 Video Sound Bar is now an integral solution within the new DX-1000 Advanced Virology Testing Platform (AVTP) from Draxxon, a leading mobile command center equipment manufacturer. Designed to provide […]

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SANUS Now Shipping SASB1 Sound Bar Mount

February 13, 2020

SANUS announced Wednesday that its new SASB1 sound bar mount is now shipping. A flexible solution, the mount allows installers to fine-tune its height and depth to integrate soundbars with mounted TVs. The SASB1 can be attached to the back or bottom of a soundbar for compatibility with most speakers up to 20 pounds. Post-installation […]

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Theory Audio Design Ships First Seven Products

January 22, 2020

Start-up company Theory Audio Design is now shipping its first seven products worldwide. Loudspeaker models in the Theory line-up consist of three high-output sound bars, the sb65, sb75 and sb85, designed to match with 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch flat panel TVs, respectively. They also released the sb25 high output multi-purpose loudspeaker, along with the sub12 […]

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MSE Audio Announces SoundTube STNet Soundbar

January 22, 2020

MSE Audio has introduced the SoundTube STNet Soundbar to enable IP-based PoE to a soundbar. The Dante Soundbar will debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 at stand 3-C100. SoundTube’s Dante Soundbar is an ultra-thin, two-way Dante-enabled digital end-point solution in a soundbar configuration. Featuring a built-in amplifier and DSP, the soundbar measures only 1½ inches […]

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Meridian and LG Partner for High-End Audio Soundbars 

January 13, 2020

Featuring Meridian’s digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, the new 2020 range of soundbars from LG Electronics (LG) deliver much better audio. Introduced at CES 2020, the new range of LG soundbars is the next step in the brand’s collaboration with Meridian. The range features the SN9YG and SN11RG models as well as the flagship SN11RG; a 7.1.4 channel […]

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Klipsch Launches Three New Sound Bars at CES 2020

January 6, 2020

Klipsch just launched three new sound bars at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week. The Klipsch Bar 54 with Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X technology is a 54″ sound bar system with a powerful 12” wireless subwoofer and Surround 3 with Dolby Atmos speakers. The system delivers a full 5.1.4 cinematic experience by […]

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Denon Announces DHT-S216 Sound Bar With DTS Virtual:X

December 3, 2019

Denon today announced its first full-range sound bar with DTS Virtual:X, the DHT-S216 (priced at $249). The sound bar leverages psychoacoustic algorithms, developed by DTS, to realistically simulate a multi-channel soundtrack played on a home theater surround sound system. The DHT-S216 is easily connected to any TV and media player via 4K UHD HDMI with […]

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TruAudio Custom-Length Sound Bars Ship

October 14, 2019

TruAudio custom-length sound bars are now shipping. With a depth of only 2.4″ and available in a two-channel configuration, one option includes four 4.5” polypropylene woofers and two 1” silk dome tweeters, while a second option includes four 4.5” carbon fiber woofers and two 1” titanium tweeters. The TruAudio custom-length sound bars can be ordered […]

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

August 27, 2019

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 […]

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New Variable Length Soundbar to Debut at CEDIA from MSE Audio

August 14, 2019

MSE Audio has announced the Phase Technology variable length soundbar to enable custom fit sound bars. The Variable Length Soundbar will debut at CEDIA 2019 in booth 3925. Phase Technology’s variable length soundbar is designed with cut-to-length rods to allow the sound bar to match the length of a television screen. Featuring an 8-ohm impedance, […]

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TOA Debuts AM-CF-1 Speaker Bar and Mic Array for UCC

June 27, 2019

TOA Electronics Europe recently introduced a new digital audio conference dubbed the AM-CF1 — a microphone array and sound bar aimed at small meeting rooms and UCC applications. Combining eight beam-steering microphones with two active two-way speakers in a single device, the AM-CF1 is designed to assist in better web conferencing sound with built-in each-cancellation […]

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New Klipsch Sound Bar Line Is High-End

June 5, 2019

Klipsch just announced the debut of two new high-end sound bars that look and sound like the brand’s premium Reference speakers. The Klipsch BAR 48 is a 3.1 sound bar, featuring a dedicated center channel speaker for enhanced clarity, a wireless 8″ subwoofer for powerful, deep bass and built-in surround sound processing technologies such as […]

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Yamaha and Huddly Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

June 5, 2019

At InfoComm 2019, Yamaha Unified Communications announced a partnership with UCC camera company Huddly. With the partnership, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit. The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and […]

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Extron Ships Industry’s Only Adjustable Width Soundbar (With Built-in Camera, If You Want)

March 27, 2019

Extron is already shipping the SB 33 A Adjustable Width Sound Bar, designed to enhance the audio experience in collaboration spaces. With its exclusive adjustable width design, the company’s new sound bar can be customized to precisely match the size of the display, offering high performance audio reinforcement that looks great in any space. Offering […]

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Extron Introduces the Industry’s First Adjustable Width Sound Bar

February 2, 2019

Extron just announced the SB 33 A, an Adjustable Width Sound Bar, designed to enhance the audio experience in collaboration spaces. With its adjustable width design, the new sound bar can be customized to precisely match the size of the display. Offering high performance sound and professional install features, the SB 33 A accomodates most […]

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Klipsch To Debut New Audio Solutions Next Week

January 4, 2019

Klipsch announced today that it will debut a variety of premium sound solutions for consumer applications. New products include a family of small wireless in-ear headphone, wireless room or portable speakers with voice command functionality, sound bars and wireless home theater speakers. The Klipsch T5 family of in-ear headphones are small in size and weight. […]

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James Loudspeaker Expands the SPL3-Series Fixed-Width Sound Bar Lineup to Accommodate 75-inch TVs

December 5, 2018

James Loudspeaker has introduced the SPL3LCR-75 sound bar engineered to provide a solution the width of 75” TVs. The SPL3LCR-75 is a complete entertainment solution, designed to provide left, center and right-channel audio into any space. This new model is available in satin black with a width of 65 7/8-inches, which matches the smallest measurement […]

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Klipsch Introduces Customizable High Performance Heritage Theater Bar

July 17, 2018

Klipsch just introduced the new Heritage Theater Bar, a customizable, high-performance, three-channel sound bar upgrade solution. According to Klipsch, the efficient passive left, center, right (LCR) Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar is a combination of sonic performance and architectural elegance. It features Tractrix horn technology and titanium tweeters for high-end response and extension, while also enhancing […]

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Ten Months After Launching It, Yamaha Finally Ships CS-700 Collaboration Room Sound Bar

January 19, 2018

Better late than never, right? Well, late is now! Yamaha UC is now shipping the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms. The all-in-one wall-mounted UC solution is marketed as a Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms. It includes an adaptive beamforming microphone array, four Yamaha speaker elements and a wide-angle HD camera that captures every meeting participant. Through […]

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Jamo Studio Sound Bars Are Decorative Alternatives for Interior Living Spaces

January 5, 2018

Jamo has announced two new sound bars designed to complement a wide range of interior living spaces. The Jamo Studio SB 36 and SB 40 sound bars combine the quality of well-made furniture and inviting contemporary design with natural sound in easy to use, plug-and-play solutions. The Jamo Studio sound bars are sheathed in a textured fabric to create a streamlined visual profile, blending seamlessly […]

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Neets Introduces the Neets Sound Bar, the SB1

September 5, 2017

Neets today announced the forthcoming release of its Neets Sound Bar – SB1. Featuring a 2.0 full-range active stereo sound bar. This latest addition to the Neets line of AV control systems is a new sound bar that greatly enhances the meeting and conference room audio experience. The Neets Sound Bar SB1was designed with developing a sound bar that combines an aesthetically pleasing […]

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Klipsch Takes on SONOS with New Stream Wireless Multi-Room System Using DTS Play-Fi

November 28, 2016

Klipsch announced today the new Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System — clearly aimed at the SONOS. Expanding into the wireless multi-room audio segment, Klipsch Stream distributes audio wirelessly from streaming internet sources, locally stored content and traditional audio sources. The Klipsch Stream app, available on iOS and Android, provides users control of all their […]

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AV Phenom’s Test Lab- Sound Bar vs. Sound Stand

April 12, 2015

  For those of you who don’t know me well, my career in AV actually started out on the residential side of the business.  I worked for an integrator in Arizona that did structured wiring, central vacuum, security, and audiovisual systems for home builders like DR Horton, Shea Homes, and Toll Brothers and some custom […]

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Vizio Debuts Three New Sound Bars

August 7, 2013

Vizio’s newest sound bars include a new 29″ 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar (S2920w), a 38″ 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with what it’s calling “integrated deep bass” (S3820w) and a 38″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with a wireless subwoofer (S3831w). They all share the same design as VIZIO’s borderless M-Series Razor LED TVs. […]

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Atlantic Technology Ships H-PAS Sound Bar

October 8, 2012

Atlantic Technology is shipping its H-PAS PowerBar 235 sound bar. This 43-inch wide sound bar claims to deliver theater-level performance without an external subwoofer. It can be mounted above or below a TV, either on a shelf or using a wall-mounting bracket. The PowerBar 235 features Atlantic’s patented H-PAS bass system, which the company says […]

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