Archive for February, 2010

Panamax Selected as Vendor Partner by HTSA Buying Group

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Feb. 24, 2010 — Panamax today announced that it has been selected as a vendor partner by the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group. The partnership expands Panamax’s distribution network, while providing HTSA members with full access and exclusive pricing on its award-winning products, including a broad UPS product line and industry-leading IP control solutions.

With 59 dealer members, 97 storefronts, and 425 installers nationwide, HTSA represents an aggregate annual sales volume of more than $450 million. Only 52 vendors have access to this elite group of home theater specialists. With the addition of Panamax, HTSA brings its members special pricing on Panamax power management solutions, opportunities for demo programs, and special promotions. (more…)

Harman’s Stunning New Mobile Entertainment Showroom Comes To NYC: Two State-Of-The-Art AV Suites Showcase Elite Technologies For Ultimate Entertainment Experience

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

February 24, 2010 – For Immediate Release

Showcasing the latest and most advanced home theater audio and audiophile products from Revel, Mark Levinson, Lexicon and JBL Synthesis, Harman is bringing its mobile showroom to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in March

ELKHART, Indiana – Featuring one audiophile display room and one fully functioning home theater display, Harman’s Mobile Showroom has been touring the country for the last five months showcasing its high performance technologies to audiophiles, enthusiasts and dealers. This March, the showcase will be making a stop at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City, displaying its award winning products from Revel, Mark Levinson, Lexicon, and JBL Synthesis at the four-day exhibition.
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Aaudio Imports Introduces ‘The Little Big Phono Preamplifier’ by Einstein of Germany

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

New Compact, Economical Device with Dual-Mono Design and External Power
Supply

Helps Turntables Deliver Unrivaled Performance

PARKER, CO, Feb. 17, 2010 — Einstein Audio, a leading German designer and manufacturer of premium audio components, introduces into the U.S. market The Little Big Phono MC Phono Preamplifier, a compact, single-ended preamplifier designed for turntables with moving-coil cartridges.

The Little Big Phono was developed with circuitry based on Einstein’s successful, but far costlier phono preamp calledThe Turntable’s Choice. A streamlined, more efficient manufacturing process led to much of the cost savings. Yet The Little Big Phono, like The Turntable’s Choice, delivers dynamic agility, precisely tracked bass lines, and a vocal range rich in emotive tone, body and a
powerful projective force, all balanced by a brilliant treble. Its dual-mono architecture, strong dynamics, absolutely quiet breaks, and unbelievable focus and image make it a must for lovers of vinyl. (more…)

Leon Speakers’ New Aaros® 10-Inch Ultra-Thin Subwoofer Delivers Theater-Grade Performance in Compact 4.5-Inch-Deep Enclosure

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Leon’s Ultra-Thin ‘Stow-or-Show’ Subwoofer Can Be Converted to a Downward-Firing Position to Hide Within Any Room’s Décor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Feb. 22, 2010 — Leon Speakers today introduced a new dimension in living space and dedicated home theater with the Aaros® 10-inch ultra-thin subwoofer. The Aaros 10-inch subwoofer (A10-UT) packs theater-grade performance along with musical finesse in a sleek, compact enclosure with a depth of only 4.5 inches. Designed to meet the audio and design demands of Living Space Theaters™, this modern, sculptural subwoofer looks impressive in the foreground of any home and can be customized to complement any décor. The A10-UT is also convertible to a downward-firing position to fit easily under a couch or hide away in any cabinet, delivering extreme versatility and a high-impact low end to any space. (more…)

Brains, Brawn, And Beauty: Harman’s Electrifying Home Theater

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Home cinemas have never looked so good-or sounded so strong-with Harman’s

Revel, Mark Levinson, and JBL Synthesis packages

ELKHART, Indiana – For years, the love/hate relationship that some women have had with home entertainment systems, and home theater systems in particular, has been mounting as each new piece of technology seems to invade another part of the house. While the quality and performance are attractive, the Starship Enterprise appearance of some A/V systems has progressively become more unwelcoming, and has forced many women to choose between style and substance. Harman has been listening close, and has eliminated the need to compromise with their user-friendly, aesthetically superior assortment of Revel speakers, Mark Levinson amplifiers, and JBL Synthesis home theater set-up. (more…)

PeeWee PC Announces PeeWee Kit at Toy Fair

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

PEEWEE PC ANNOUNCES PEEWEE KIT AT TOY FAIR —
TURNS ANY COMPUTER INTO A KID FRIENDLY PC

Perfect Children’s Introduction to Computers
Includes USB Drive with 7 Age Appropriate Games for Entertainment & Learning
Security Suite Protects Kids from the Internet & Computer Content (more…)

Gefen Connects Different Hi-Def Video Formats to Mini DisplayPort for Integration of Computer and Entertainment Equipment

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

So you want to connect your new Apple computer equipped with Mini DisplayPort to a flat panel display using HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort?  Gefen makes it easy with three new Mini Display Port Adapters.

In addition to providing a simple signal adaptation, all three are packaged as cable solutions, offering a flexible, plug and play method to send high resolution video from computer to display.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

View downloaded movies, photos and more on any flat panel display or projector equipped with HDMI using this convenient adapter. One end of the cable is equipped with Mini-DisplayPort to link to your computer; the other end is equipped with HDMI to link to your display. No extra power is needed to deliver vibrant visuals up to 1080p full HD from the computer to the display for a fully engaging home entertainment experience. (more…)

The Great Kat Guitar Shred Virtuoso’s “Beethoven’s Guitar Shred” DVD

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Great Kat shred guitar virtuoso (http://www.greatkat.com) is now available for interviews to discuss her unique Shred/Classical Guitar and Violin Technique — on display in the new “Beethoven’s Guitar Shred” DVD http://www.greatkat.com/dvd/dvd.html.

“Beethoven’s Guitar Shred” features The Great Kat’s guitar shredding on Classical masterpieces:
• Beethoven’s “5th Symphony”
• “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee”
• Paganini’s “Caprice #24”
• Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto #3”
• Along with original theatrical speed metal Wagnerian style music videos (more…)

Sigma Designs Integrates SENSIO® 3D Format Decoder Into New Generation of 3D Media Processors

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Renowned Image Quality Provided by SENSIO’s Format Adds Value to Sigma Chip in Manufacture of High-Performance Electronic Devices

MONTREAL Feb. 16, 2010SENSIO Technologies Inc. (“SENSIO” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SIO) today announced that Sigma Designs has selected the SENSIO® 3D format decoder for integration into its next generation of media processors. A leading provider of highly integrated, high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for entertainment and control throughout the home, Sigma is licensing SENSIO 3D technology to allow set-top box, AV receiver, HDTV, and Blu-ray player manufacturers to provide their customers with an optimal 3D viewing experience.

“The SENSIO 3D format is widely known and respected for its image quality and for its broad compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructures,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. “In developing our new line of 3D-video capable chips, we are incorporating many different technologies and formats, so it makes sense that SENSIO would be one of the first considerations.”

SENSIO 3D is a distribution technology that enables the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content for home viewing, transforming the conventional home theater experience into a rich, immersive stereoscopic experience. Delivering true 1080p HD picture quality, the SENSIO® 3D format meets the exacting demands of high-performance 3D systems including the latest HDTVs, receivers, and set-top boxes.

“Sigma’s licensing of the SENSIO 3D format will make it widely available to the market in an integrated chip, in turn enabling any manufacturer to take advantage of our advanced video processing algorithms,” said SENSIO’s president and CEO Nicholas Routhier. “We’re very proud to be working with a leader in SoC design and manufacture, and we look forward to the first deployment of the new Sigma Designs media processor.”

More information about SENSIO 3D is available online at www.sensio.tv (more…)

Bryston Rated Tops Amongst Audio Electronics Manufacturers In Recent Independent Survey

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Bryston Rated Tops Amongst Audio Electronics Manufacturers
In Recent Independent Survey

Peterborough, Ontario February 11th, 2010— Bryston LTD (www.bryston.com), builders of the world’s finest audio electronics components has announced that the results of a recent independent survey conducted by Inside Track (entitled the 2010 Supplier Loyalty test) have rated Bryston NUMBER ONE in both the Product Performance and Resolution of Service Return/Repair categories and NUMBER TWO in the Tech Support category. The survey was conducted in 43 US states and 7 Canadian provinces.

Bryston’s award-winning product lineup has long been recognized as one of the most reliable and best performing in both the consumer and professional audio industries. “Our dealers have always appreciated Bryston’s best-in-class performance and reliability, however these attributes are magnified in a challenging economy and dealers must turn to brands they can rely on,” stated Bryston president Brian Russell. Recent accolades from publications such as Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, Enjoy The Music, CE Pro and many others reinforce the survey findings. (more…)

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