Archive for September, 2011

Latest mini media marvel from Crystal Acoustics decodes more file formats, handles HD Audio and is even smaller still

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The PicoHD5.1 portable Media Player from Crystal Acoustics caused quite a stir when launched. Well, the company has come back with something even better – the MediaMatchbox. The new design decodes even more video formats – now including Blu-ray; offers increased video bandwidth; HD Audio passthrough and downmix; navigation keys on the device; and video enhancement controls.
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NAD’s DAC 1 Features Point-to-Point Wireless Audio

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Affordable Wireless DAC Is Part of the Company’s Focus In Digital Audio

CEDIA Expo Indianapolis IN, September 7, 2011 -– NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced their DAC 1 ($300 MSRP) an affordable Wireless Audio USB Digital-to-Analog Converter. As one of several new models in NAD’s leadership position in digital audio, the DAC 1 features Point-to-Point Wireless Audio that transmits uncompressed 16/48 music.
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Meet the Anthem Statement M1 Amplifier: 1 Kilowatt – 1 Rack Unit

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The single rack unit Class D mono power amplifier outperforms its class with sophisticated monitoring circuits that maintain proper frequency response, even when powering the heaviest speaker loads using a 120V line.

Indianapolis, IN – CEDIA EXPO 2011 – September 8-10, 2011 – Booth# 3224 – With a legacy of value-driven power and performance audio products, Anthem brings a new level of sound to high-power amplifiers with the Anthem Statement M1. Engineered with advanced load monitoring and power factor correction technology to satisfy demands up to 2400 W, even when connected to a 120V/15A line, the M1 annihilates perceptions that Class D amplifiers aren’t suitable for hi-end sound systems. Frequency response is load-independent – the difference in response between a 2-ohm load and an open circuit is only an astounding 0.1 dB! Between 4 ohms and 8 ohms there is no change in frequency response at all!
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MartinLogan Elevates Senses with Launch of Montis

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Montis features the best of MartinLogan’s hybrid electrostatic speaker design techniques, technology and aesthetics.

Indianapolis, IN – CEDIA Expo 2011 – September 8-10, 2011 – Booth #SR-16 – MartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic loudspeaker technology, proudly announces Montis, the newest hybrid electrostatic speaker in the Reserve ESL Series. Inspired by MartinLogan’s renowned CLX loudspeaker, the Montis features controlled dispersion curvilinear XStat™ electrostatic technology, a proprietary Vojtko crossover and DSP engine, and a seamlessly blended woofer system that delivers mid-range clarity, a richly etched soundstage, and tight low-frequency performance with efficiency and finesse.
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