Archive for August, 2009

CEDIA ALERT! Furutech GT2 and GT3 USB Cables

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

For Immediate Release
Furutech Unveils GT2 USB 2.0 and GT3 USB 3.0 Cables at CEDIA
For the Finest Computer-Based Audio Sound Available
Visit Us at Booth 5608!

Tokyo, Japan • 8/18/2009 • Furutech Co., Ltd., manufacturer of ultra refined analog, digital, video cable and accessories, debuts the GT2,  a beautifully engineered and built USB 2.0 cable, and the GT3 USB 3.0 cable at CEDIA, designed for enthusiasts with growing music collections on their computer hard drives. (more…)

For 60th Anniversary McIntosh Introduces The MXA60, Company’s First Integrated Audio System

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

– Time-Honored McIntosh® Craftsmanship, Incomparable Aesthetics and Audio Superiority Now Available in Compact Integrated System

BINGHAMTON, NY, August 18, 2009 — McIntosh Laboratory, a global leader in home entertainment that has defined the highest quality in sound reproduction for 60 years, today announced the introduction of its 60th Anniversary MXA60 Executive System, the company’s first-ever standalone integrated audio system. Designed by the same team of renowned McIntosh engineers who created the company’s high performance Reference System, this ultimate-quality tabletop system features a high-performance 75-watt-per-channel amplifier, state-of-the-art CD/SACD/MP3 player, vacuum tube preamplifier, as well as an AM/FM/RBDS Tuner and high performance, two-way bass reflex loudspeaker system that packs all the legendary McIntosh sound into a smaller package. It is scheduled for availability in October 2009 for a suggested retail price of $7,500. (more…)

SI Names End Result Manufacturer’s Representatives

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Austin, Texas, August 18, 2009 – SI (www.siscreens.com) is proud to announce that it has named Canonsburg, Penn.-based End Result to represent the Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania territories.

“Because Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania are tremendously important territories and as SI continues to grow, we need a partner who shares our corporate philosophy that the customer always comes first,” Blake Vackar, SI director of sales. “End Result has earned a lot of respect over the years. In the past year, SI has launched many new and exciting products and lines, and we look forward to working with End Result to market and bring these products to these important markets.” (more…)

Screen Research Strengthens North American Sales Force

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Projector screen solutions provider hires Elite Marketing, Advanced Territory Management and Clarity Marketing A/V Solutions.

Nantes, France – August 18, 2009 Screen Research, a world-class provider of innovative projector screen solutions for the custom home theater and professional markets, welcomes the addition of Advanced Territory Management, Clarity Marketing A/V Solutions and Elite Marketing as its newest manufacturer representatives. The addition of these three firms will enable Screen Research to continue its forward momentum and grow its North American market. (more…)

DW Collection Launches Newest Ferrari Art.Engine System for Home or Office, an Instant Classic

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Radical Home/Office Super-System Upgraded with Art.Suono Transmission Dock, DWC-Aphex Music Enhancer, DWC-Wireless Technology, and More

CEDIA EXPO, ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 17, 2009 — The David Wiener Collection (DWC), a luxury line of audio, entertainment, furnishing and fashion offerings, introduces the newest Ferrari Art.Engine System, an audio and engineering tour de force designed primarily for homes and executive offices, during CEDIA EXPO 09. Created to enhance today’s lifestyle, the new Art.Engine System combines an exciting music listening experience with a stunning visual presentation. (more…)

Furman CEDIA EXPO 2009 Preview

Monday, August 17th, 2009

BlueBOLT™, is a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT leapfrogs other hosted IP solutions by offering unprecedented ease of use through a uniquely rich, modern graphical user interface (www.myBlueBOLT.com) that allows installers to monitor multiple installations across multiple locations. There are no static IP addresses to obtain, port numbers to remember, or new ISP accounts to configure. Unlike traditional IP systems that require a dedicated IT professional or programmer to set up, BlueBOLT offers true plug-and-play operation. Users simply connect any Panamax or Furman product equipped with a BlueBOLT IP communications card to the Internet, and the unit will find its home server and be ready to use with minimal configuration. (more…)

NuVo Unleashes the Warbeast at CEDIA Expo 2009

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Whole home audio manufacturer will give away one B.C Rich Trace Warbeast guitar each day of the show.

Hebron, KY – August 12, 2009 The Warbeast will be unleashed at CEDIA EXPO 2009! NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, will give away one B.C. Rich Trace Warbeast guitar AND one Warbeast replica controller for the Guitar Hero® and Rock Band® games to a lucky winner each day at its CEDIA EXPO Booth 1965 in Atlanta next month. (more…)

New Revel® Performa™ B150 Subwoofer Takes Low Frequencies to New Heights

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The Revel Performa B150 is the ultimate in subwoofer sound and performance thanks to its massive 15-inch transducer and integrated high-power amplification.

ELKHART, Indiana — Revel®, a leading name in high-end home theater sound, today introduced the new Performa™ B150 Subwoofer, the most advanced subwoofer in its class.  The B150 raises the standard for low-frequency sound reproduction with a combination of its large, long-excursion 15-inch woofer and 1,200 Watts RMS of integrated amplification. (more…)

Marvell Redefines Video Quality – Introducing Qdeo HD Video Evaluation Blu-ray Disk

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Marvell Redefines Video Quality – Introducing Qdeo HD Video Evaluation Blu-ray Disk
Marvell releases a benchmarking tool to evaluate video processing capabilities of an HD video system
Santa Clara, California ─ (August 11, 2009) ─ Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today introduced a new high definition (HD) test disk that enables objective evaluation of the quality of video processing in HD audio-video products like Blu-ray players, AV receivers and HDTVs. The HD test disk has been designed to provide a mechanism for comprehensive testing of the main elements of video processing, namely noise reduction, format conversion, and image enhancement. The noise reduction test patterns check the ability of the system under test to reduce analog and digital noise. (more…)

Onkyo Debuts Mid-Price THX Select2 Plus AV Receiver With Streaming Internet Radio Capabilities and DLNA 1.5 Networking Compatibility

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

With the growing market for advanced internet radio services like Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius Internet Radio, and vTuner, consumers increasingly seek to integrate their home entertainment systems with the internet.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/10/09) — Onkyo has introduced and begun shipping its first network-capable home theater receiver configured for Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius’ streaming internet radio services. The new Onkyo TX-NR807 also capable of playing computer music files from networked PCs, is fully compatible with the Digital Living Network Alliance’s DLNA 1.5 consumer electronics interoperability specification, and sells for less than half the price of the company’s previous network-capable model. With THX Select2 Plus certification and state-of-the-art processing from Dolby, DTS, Audyssey and Faroudja, the Onkyo TX-NR807 offers high definition audio and video performance. The TX-NR807 and non-networking TX-SR707, also introduced today, are Onkyo’s first receivers to offer Audyssey DSX soundstage extension processing in addition to Dolby Pro Logic IIz height-capabilities.

The Onkyo TX-NR807 connects directly to the internet or a home network via a rear-panel Ethernet port. The receiver’s on-screen user interface allows users direct access to Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius Internet Radio, and vTuner streaming radio services, or to access MP3, WMA, FLAC, Lossless, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC files from any computer or storage device on the network.  The receiver is Windows 7 compatible, and its Ethernet port can also be used for firmware updates.

The TX-NR807 also includes Onkyo’s new Bi-Directional Preprogrammed RI Remote Control which will impress anyone who has ever been frustrated by the trial-and-error manual data inputs and paper listings usually needed to program associated TV’s, disc players, cable boxes, and other components. Onkyo’s new system allows users to select from a on-screen list of compatible products, and then automatically transmit the codes from the receiver to the remote control. The remote also offers up to four macro programs for simultaneous activation of multiple components and feature sets.

As a premium home theater receiver, the TX-NR807 is also the perfect match for high definition video displays with Blu-ray players and other HD sources. It has six HDMI 1.3a inputs, 1080p video upscaling of all sources using the powerful Faroudja DCDi Cinema processor chip. On the audio side it has a full suite of surround processing, including lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The Onkyo TX-NR807 is one of the first receivers to incorporate Audyssey DSX technology, which allows the back surround channels to be retasked for front-wide speakers to expand the width of the sounds stage, or for front height speakers to provide vertical ambience effects. The receiver also includes Audyssey MultiEQ room calibration technology, plus that company’s Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ processing. Dolby ProLogic IIz processing is also included to provide an alternate implementation of height channel technology.

The TX-NR807 has seven powerful 135-watts-per-channel Onkyo WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) amplifier sections for high output and low distortion, offering a dynamic power rating of 300 watts into 3 ohms. It has an extensive array of analog and digital inputs and outputs, including an MM/MC phono input. Its multiroom audio capabilities are similarly extensive with Powered Zone 2 and 3 capabilities, multiple DC triggers, bidirectional RS-232, and Onkyo’s exclusive Universal Port for connection of an optional iPod Dock and HD Radio tuner.

The Onkyo TX-NR807 is now shipping to Onkyo dealers and will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,099.

Onkyo Debuts TX-SR707
Onkyo has also introduced the TX-SR707 THX-Select2 Plus home theater receiver, which has the same advanced high definition audio and video processing features as the TX-NR807, but uses a 7 x 100 Watts power amplifier section, Powered Zone 2, conventional preprogrammed remote control, and has no networking capabilities. The Onkyo TX-SR707 is currently available with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $899.

Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning product that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.

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