Archive for April, 2010
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SURGEX BEGINS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH D-TOOLS
SurgeX announces its membership of the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program.
Zebulon, NC – April 28, 2010 – SurgeX, a leader in AC power conditioning and surge elimination products, has partnered with D-Tools, Inc. joining their Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point Program is a way for manufacturers to support their dealer network and help streamline the system design process – making it easier for dealers to specify products. (more…)
New Streaming Video Service Launches With More Than 250 Full-Length Videos
of Concerts, Operas, Ballets and Documentaries
NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG: Naxos—the world’s leading classical music label, and industry leader in streaming audio and music education—launches Naxos Video Library, a new and unique streaming subscription music service.
Naxos Video Library, (www.NaxosVideoLibrary.com), kicks off with more than 250 full-length videos of concerts, operas, ballets, and documentaries from prestigious performing arts labels such as Arthaus Musik, Dacapo, Dynamic, EuroArts, Ondine, Opus Arte, Medici Arts, Naxos, and TDK. Featuring performances from legendary artists including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Martha Argerich, Gerald Finley and many more, videos are available to stream at 700 kbps (standard quality) and 2 mbps (high quality) and the service is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Within three months, NVL expects to make approximately 500 titles available to stream. (more…)
Starlight Series Delivers Cinema-Like Performance and Quiet Operation with Versatile Features and Custom Colors
Champlain, NY – April 26, 2010 — Audio Plus Services, a leading North American importer/distributor of premium products for the audio, video and home theater markets, announced two new HD projectors from Dream Vision: Starlight1 ($6995 MSRP) and Starlight2 ($9495 MSRP). These new high performance models integrate many of the latest video technologies such as 1080p resolution (1920×1080 3-LCOS engine), integrated 2.35:1 cinemascope mode and HDMI 1.3 connections. Starlight1 and Starlight2 are available for immediate delivery.
Raising the standards of picture quality, the new three-chip system, utilized on the Starlight1 and Starlight2, features a trio of 1080p Full-HD panels at a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Using the latest technological innovations, DreamVision has achieved an impressive 32,000:1 (Starlight1) and 50,000:1 (Starlight2) contrast ratio through an improved light engine. This is approximately twice the amount of DreamVision’s previous generation of HD projectors. (more…)
New Firmware Updates Add Configuration Flexibility And Improved Playability To Harman’s Lexicon BD-30 Blu-Ray PlayerWednesday, April 28th, 2010
ELKHART, Indiana (April 21, 2010 ) – Harman High Performance A/V today announced the launch of new firmware updates that address a number of feature requests made by owners of the Lexicon BD-30 Blu-Ray Player. The updates – which will be available automatically on enabled players or off the website for manual installation – are designed to add configuration flexibility through updated system components; and dramatically improve the systems playability for several upcoming new releases. (more…)
PETALUMA, Calif. — April 21, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company was named “Accessory Vendor of the Year” by Home Entertainment Source (HES), a group of specialty consumer electronics independent dealers, at the recent HES Summit in Dallas. A vendor partner of HES since 2008, Panamax/Furman provides the buying group’s members with full access and special pricing on the company’s complete offering of power management technologies.
The annual HES Summit is a three-day event where the buying group’s members gather to discuss their vision for the upcoming year, and review the contributions and level of support from the group’s vendor partners during the previous year. The “Vendor of the Year” winners are then chosen by a panel of HES senior management, including Jim Ristow, HES executive vice president. (more…)
Company Set to Launch, Demo & Preview New Professional Solutions
London — Converging on Hammersmith via the A4 for this spring’s 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, the world’s professional audio community will gather for the latest updates on the business of sound production. Sonic Studio, LLC will be at the UK show to launch new products, demonstrate new releases, and provide a glimpse at future technologies of interest.
The company will stage the first public showing of several new items. A brief look at the convention highlights include:
• the release of PreMaster CD™ 3.2
• the release of soundBlade™ public beta for 2.0
• the release of Quartet™ 1.2
• the release of the NoNOISE II™ Broadband Denoise plug–in
• previews of the Amarra™ 2.0 Computer Music Player family
• announcement of Series 300 pricing changes
• announcement of a special offer of the Amarra™ Computer Music Player
• on–site demonstrations of nexStage™ DSD production software, secureDDP™, Series 300™ hardware & future product releases (more…)
Panamax’s M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO Combine Pro Level Power Management With BlueBOLT™ IP Control TechnologyMonday, April 19th, 2010
PETALUMA, Calif. — April 15, 2010 — Panamax today announced its first PRO series power management products featuring BlueBOLT™ — hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax products. For an optimal home theater experience, the M4315-PRO (15A) and M4320-PRO (20A) combine unprecedented control to reduce service calls with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance.
With BlueBOLT, an innovative Web-based power management interface, custom electronics installers and integrators can power-cycle all eight individual M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO outlets from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device — dramatically reducing service calls. Unlike some competitive Web-connected power management devices, BlueBOLT-enabled devices automatically connect to www.mybluebolt.com — a Panamax and Furman hosted Web site — without requiring complicated network/router setup, port forwarding, or static IP addresses. The BlueBOLT-CV1 IP card comes pre-installed, allowing custom installers and integrators (and/or end users) to simply log on and take control. (more…)
PRS-6 Multi-Component Outlet, Designed for Audio/Video Systems, Perfectly Shields Against Electrical Noise, Vibrations, Magnetic and RF Interference
PARKER, CO, Mar. 30, 2010 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world-class high-end audio products, introduces into the U.S. market the extraordinarily noise-free PRS-6 Power Distributor, designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of home audio, video and theater systems, by Weizhi Precision of Taiwan. (more…)
ADA adds third lossless pre/pro to line-up with the introduction of the Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV B (Balanced). Also, new ADA preamps creating quite a buzz in both the UK and US AV forums.Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
New York, NY – April 14, 2010 – Audio Design Associates (ADA), the recognized brand of excellence in high-end custom installed electronics, announced that they have begun shipping the Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV B. In July 2009, ADA began shipping the long awaited Suite 7.1 HD and this past Christmas began shipping the Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV. The timing of this release coincides with a significant up-tick in online chatter about the sophistication and performance of ADA’s home theater pre/pros.
“We are ecstatic that our efforts are so greatly appreciated.” notes Richard Stoerger, Vice President & C.O.O. in referring to the outpouring of support found on both the UK and US audio video forums. “It is great when a reviewer gushes about an ADA product but it is simply stupendous when an entire community says that your preamps are the best ones out there.” Here Stoerger refers to the hundreds of posts on the www.avforums.com about ADA’s latest home theater offering: the Suite 7.1 HD, Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV and the most recent addition, the Cinema Rhapsody Mach IV B. “The Mach IV B, while the last unit to roll off or our line, is quickly becoming the go to unit for the high-end enthusiast.” (more…)