Archive for July, 2010

GoldenEar Technology Announces Addition of Industry Veteran Jack Shafton

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Press Contact:      Sandy Gross

GoldenEar Technology Announces Addition of Industry Veteran Jack Shafton

Owings Mills, MD (July 19, 2010) – GoldenEar Technology, co-founder Sandy Gross’s latest entry into the specialty audio/video speaker marketplace, is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Jack Shafton to the GoldenEar team, in the role of VP-Sales and Marketing. “We are thrilled to have Jack joining our team.  His industry experience and background are unparalleled, while his career-long dedication to quality products sold through quality specialty dealers is a perfect fit to achieve GoldenEar’s goals,” said Gross.  “Jack’s success in establishing trusted and profitable brands will help secure GoldenEar’s position as a highly desirable world-class vendor partner,” he added.  For the last 15 years Shafton has been with Paradigm Electronics, the last 5 years in the position of VP-Sales and Marketing for the Paradigm loudspeakers and Anthem electronics brands.

Sandy Gross, co-founder of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, announced the launch of GoldenEar Technology, a new loudspeaker company based in Owings Mills, Maryland, on June 9th. Sandy’s partner in the new venture is Don Givogue, who was also a founder and principal of Definitive Technology.

Through the Looking Glass with Media Decor’s New Online Webstore

Friday, July 9th, 2010

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—July 9, 2010—Media Décor (, a leading manufacturer of designer solutions for elegantly concealing flat-screen TVs, has announced the opening of its new online Webstore which will offer two new glass mirror TV models for installation in bathrooms, as well as the company’s popular ECCO Moving Art Series. These models are also available through authorized Media Décor dealers.

Mirror TV Options:
The Aqua Vanity Series and Aqua Décor Series are the first models to debut in Media Décor’s new mirror TV Series which will be introduced in the next few months. The Aqua Vanity and Aqua Décor mirrors, designed for installation in bathrooms, are frameless glass mirrors, that can be customized with eight different frame options to match a bathroom’s décor. Each features a built-in, ultrathin, 19” flat-panel LED television to provide optimal TV viewing. Each TV features a built-in HDTV tuner, PC video input, USB port, HDMI input, a headphone output, two stereo speakers, and composite, component, and S-video inputs. The special coatings applied to the back of the glass are humidity-resistant. (more…)

Onkyo Announces Top-of-the-Line Network Receivers with Flagship Features and Performance

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Upper Saddle River, NJ (6/29/10) — Onkyo, a world-renowned innovator in home entertainment, has announced the release of two new high-end network A/V receivers, the TX-NR5008 and TX-NR3008, that offer a wide range of the most up-to-date and user-friendly home theater features, and have achieved THX® Ultra2 Plus™ certification. Both receivers support network audio streaming, various multi-room set-ups, iPhone/iPod playback over USB, and fully immersive, 3D-compatible home theater.

Each of these models features eight HDMI® 1.4a inputs, with compatibility specified for an Audio Return Channel and 3D video. Both mandatory video formats for 3D broadcasting—“Side-By-Side (Half)” and “Top-and-Bottom”—are supported. With 3D content on the rise, users will be able to take advantage of the unique visual dimensions made possible by this dynamic new format.

Dual HDMI outputs are also provided on these models, allowing users to connect two high-definition displays simultaneously. In conjunction with HDMI, HQV-Reon VX enables 1080p upscaling of all video inputs, regardless of source resolution. Both also feature advanced ISF video calibration, which allows users to make fine-grained, independent adjustments for each video source. (more…)

Qsonix Ships New Q2 Series Music Server Systems

Friday, July 9th, 2010



Newbury Park, CA (July 1, 2010) – Qsonix introduces and announces immediate availability of its new Q2 series—the first of its much-anticipated new music server systems since announcing its partnership with digital audio specialist Wadia Digital.

A completely superior, new design, the Q2 series replaces the critically acclaimed Q100 line. The new Q205 & Q210 systems are built on Qsonix’s next generation hardware & software platform and incorporate Wadia Digital’s world-renowned digital audio output technology, elevating the category to a new reference level in high performance audio.

Housed in a new mechanical enclosure featuring a precision-machined aluminum front panel, the Q2 series products are whisper quiet and exude an understated elegance. The Qsonix award-winning user experience takes on a new degree of simple sophistication with a hi-resolution refined GUI and iPad™ compatible remote control interface.

Sonically the Q205 is in a category of its own with support for uncompressed high-definition 24/192kHz bit audio and a custom designed digital output platform by Wadia Digital. The Q205 includes all of the most important digital outputs including; AES/EBU balanced digital audio, S/PDIF, TosLink and USB. (more…)

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