Archive for October, 2009

Runco Introduces Five New Performance LCD Displays

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Featuring three new screen sizes and the company’s exclusive OPAL image-enhancement technology, Runco broadens its line-up of flat panel video displays designed for unmatched image performance.

Beaverton, OR – October 29, 2009 – Runco®, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, announces the newest additions to its Crystal Portfolio series of LCD displays: the CX-42HD; CX-OPAL42; CX-55HD; CX-OPAL55 and CX-OPAL65. Pairing Runco’s sophisticated video processing and industry-leading OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) technology, Runco’s new LCD flat panel displays reproduce spectacular 1080p HD imagery for rooms of distinction. (more…)

Wisdom Audio Presents Paper on Highly Advanced Motor Design at 127th AES Convention

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 27, 2009 Wisdom Audio (, the award-winning leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it has a patent pending on a highly advanced loudspeaker motor design that offers many advantages compared with traditional moving coil designs. Wisdom Audio also presented a paper (No. 7847) on October 9 during the recent 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York on this new motor design. (more…)

Universal Remote Control Names Bee Elevated Communication Its Exclusive Public Relations Agency

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

HARRISON, N.Y. – October 23, 2009 – Universal Remote Control ®, Inc. (URC), The Pioneer in Control Technology, today named Bee Elevated Communication, LLC, its exclusive public relations agency. Bee Elevated will develop and implement a comprehensive PR strategy for URC in the United States and Canada.


NuVo Technologies Promotes Two

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Chris Westfall named vice president, global sales; Desiree Webster named marketing manager.

Hebron, KY – October 21, 2009 NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, has promoted two current employees to elevated positions of responsibility. The growing manufacturer named Chris Westfall, previously Vice President of Sales, USA, to head sales on a worldwide basis as Vice President, Global Sales. In addition, company veteran Desiree Webster was promoted to Marketing Manager. (more…)

Seneschal Gains SF Green Business Recognition

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

City Confers Green Status On Professional Services Firm

San Francisco – October 20, 2009 — Though “green” seems to be the latest gimmick for some, many companies are adopting sustainable practices not only for the common good, but also to make themselves more competitive. Today, Seneschal, a professional services organization serving media manufacturers and content creators worldwide, announced their formal recognition as a San Francisco Green Business by the City of San Francisco Department of the Environment. (more…)

Role Audio Adds “Green” Options for Its Speaker Line

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Role Audio introduces environmentally friendly “green” options for all its

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA — Role Audio is offering environmentally and health friendly ,
formaldehyde free loudspeakers as options for its full line of eight critically acclaimed small loudspeakers. Over the long term, Role Audio will replace all standard loudspeakers with formaldehyde free eco-friendly loudspeakers.

Formaldehyde, which is used to manufacture most plywoods and medium density fiberboards (MDFs), is an allergen and a carcinogen. It is a volatile organic compound (VOC) which vaporizes under normal conditions into the environment. Formaldehyde residues are major components of smog and thus have a broad impact on health.

Because of its ubiquity, volatility, and toxicity, formaldehyde is a serious threat to human and environmental health. In finished lumber products – such as loudspeakers — formaldehyde, paints, and glues which are VOCs can release vapors (off-gas) into indoor air. This is a significant and growing concern for consumers who want healthy products in their homes and in their working and leisure environments.

Our “green” loudspeakers are manufactured from formaldehyde free plywoods, and from MDFs that use no urea or formaldehyde in the manufacturing process. They are assembled with non toxic glues, and finished water borne coatings that are certified by the Greenguard Environmental institute. The grills are manufactured from formaldehyde free MDF, non-toxic glues, and nylon fabrics.

Role Audio has always been green. The driving principle for Role Audio has always been to use the least amount of drivers, crossover parts, and materials coupled with the latest loudspeaker design technology to deliver big speaker performance from the smallest possible cabinet designs. We have always used non-toxic glues, non-toxic stains, and packaging made from recycled materials in our products. Small speakers require less energy, paints, finishes, and lumber to manufacture. They also require less energy and packaging materials to ship. Our dedication to manufacturing small, low-toxicity loudspeakers has established Role Audio as one of the greenest loudspeaker companies.

All things being equal, our standard small loudspeakers present significantly less risk of off-gas and a significantly smaller carbon foot print than larger loudspeakers. Nevertheless, with the increasing use of loudspeakers in nearfield and more intimate situations, and the broader problem of global environmental pollution, off-gassing has become a very important health and environmental issue. It is this issue that we seek to address in transitioning to manufacturing only formaldehyde free loudspeakers.

While the revolution in the miniaturization of high end electronics is proceeding at a rapid pace, progress in the
miniaturization of high end loudspeakers which will reduce the impact of loudspeaker manufacturing on the global environment lags behind. Role Audio has been at the forefront of the trend to deliver the best performance in the smallest possible loudspeaker designs. We believe our small potent loudspeakers when used by themselves or in combination with small subwoofers are compelling alternatives to many large loudspeakers. The transition to producing exclusively green loudspeakers is a formidable challenge, but once again we are at the forefront of a very important and vital change.

For additional information contact: Role Audio
P.O. Box 13396, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA 27709-3396
919-244-8777 fax 206-339-9034
A NSM Audio Company

NAD Introduces Audiophile-Quality Preamp-Tuner-Processor with Modular Design Construction

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Feature-Packed T 175 Pre-Pro Delivers New Modular Architecture,
Top Performance and Sophisticated, Installer-Friendly Advantages

SHARON, MA, Oct. 20, 2009 - NAD Electronics, highly regarded as a manufacturer of high-performance audio components, introduces its powerful T 175 Preamp-Tuner-Processor, designed for demanding audiophiles. The T 175 is a high-end, highly refined audio/video control center comparable to components three times its price. Packed with new features and technologies, it fully leverages NAD’s three decades of experience, delivering a breathtakingly advanced component. (more…)


Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Audio One takes five CEDIA Lifestyle Awards in recognition of its work.

Miami, FL – October 19, 2009 Audio One, A Frangioni Company, announced today that it has received an incredible five 2009 CEDIA Industry Recognition Awards in honor of its outstanding home theater, media room and integrated home installations.

“We are extremely honored that our peers have recognized our work on these projects,” said Audio One Founder and President David Frangioni. “Our clients demand the highest levels of quality, performance and attention to personal detail, and we consistently deliver systems that exceed their expectations. I am honored to receive these awards.” (more…)

Leon Speakers Releases Premium Axis Series of In-Ceiling Speakers to Complement Horizon™ and Profile™ Series

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Oct. 15, 2009 — Leon Speakers today introduced its new Axis Series of premium in-ceiling speakers. The Axis speakers are housed in fully sealed, acoustic suspension enclosures that maintain consistent high-quality sound performance regardless of the environment. This addition to Leon’s line of custom-built, audiophile-grade loudspeakers rounds out its offering for Living Space Theater™ and creates the possibility of seamlessly integrated 5.1 and 7.1 theater experiences in the modern home. (more…)

Livio Introduces Internet Radio for Listening to all NPR Stations

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

New Internet Radio  Makes it Easy to Listen to Everything NPR

The NPR Radio by Livio Makes All NPR Stations, Programs, Content and Podcasts Accessible to More People, in More Places

Washington, DC; October 19, 2009 — Bridging the gap between the online and broadcast worlds, the “NPR Radio” by Livio is the first internet radio with an exclusive menu dedicated to NPR stations and programs. With one device, NPR fans can now personalize their NPR experience, and easily switch back and forth between the local NPR Member station they know and love, and on-demand content and programs from and stations across the US.

The NPR Radio by Livio makes it possible for listeners to:

  • Access more than 1,000 NPR station streams, more than 800 podcasts and audio archives of NPR programs.
  • Quickly store and access their favorite NPR stations with a convenient “my NPR“ button on the front of the device.
  • Access a comprehensive list of more than 16,000 validated Internet radio stations from around the world through Reciva®, a global market leader in Internet radio technology, in addition the NPR stations and content.
  • In mere minutes, through a wireless of Ethernet connection, search by genre, location or keyword, and find NPR content and other world programming for free.

“Now public radio fans can easily discover more of what they love about NPR by easily exploring other NPR stations and content,” said Barbara Sopato, Director of Consumer Products for NPR.

The NPR Radio sells for $199.99 and is currently available in the United States at or Proceeds from the sale of the radio support NPR programming and NPR stations.

“There is such acclaim and prestige associated with the NPR brand,” said Greg Kim, Livio’s sales and marketing manager. “We are honored to be partnering with such a notable influence in American culture and are thrilled to help our customers share in the NPR experience.”

About Livio:
Founded in 2008, Livio LLC finds ways to make Internet audio streams accessible to more people, in more places. Dedicated to designing products that work fast without complicated menus, Livio developed the Livio Radio and the NPR Radio to let users listen to Pandora® and NPR in the home, respectively, without a Ph.D. in consumer electronics.

About NPR
NPR is an award-winning, multimedia news organization and an influential force in American life. In collaboration with more than 880 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

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