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Paradigm Introduces Modernized and Reference-Infused Cinema

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Trickle-down technology from the Paradigm Reference lines, upgraded crossovers and a complete cabinet redesign make Cinema speakers the ultimate in audio value.

Toronto, Ontario – August 24, 2011 - Paradigm, a worldwide leader in speaker design and manufacturing, proudly announce the new Cinema speakers, a rebirth of the value-based line that will put fear in the hearts of compact theater systems everywhere. Trickle-down technologies from the acclaimed Reference lines combined with best-in-class build materials make the new Cinema speakers a perfect entry point for aspiring audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.
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KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

Monday, August 8th, 2011

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.
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SOUNDCAST’S FIRST MULTI-ROOM WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM – Audio ‘In’ Crowd to Demand the OutCast 3.4

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Chula Vista, CA (June 10, 2011) – Wait till the music lovers hear this. Soundcast Systems, developer of high performance wireless audio systems and products, announces its new OutCast 3.4 multi-room, multi-source wireless speaker system with subwoofer just in time for summertime home and outdoor entertaining. Your music affordably enjoyed wherever you are—with no wires!
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Velodyne Grows Chrysalis Brand with Recent Distribution Partnerships

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Velodyne, the world’s leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, has bolstered the distribution network for its Chrysalis line of subwoofers through several recent distribution partnerships throughout North America.

Among the new distributors for Velodyne’s Chrysalis brand include Allnet Distributing (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky), Big Dog Distributing (Atlanta, Ga. and Nashville, Tenn.), Bursma Electronic Distributing (Michigan, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania), Cardinal Sales (New York City) and Pacific Cabling Solutions (British Columbia, Canada).
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KEF T Series, Universal Wireless System Rocks “Hip Hop Paradise” on DIY Network’s Man Caves

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, will have several products, including the KEF T Series and Universal Wireless System, prominently featured in an upcoming episode of DIY Network’s popular show, Man Caves.

Hosted by licensed contractor Jason Cameron and former NFL great and current Fox Network NFL analyst Tony “The Goose” Siragusa, each episode of Man Caves features a complete transformation of an ordinary living space into the ultimate, one-of-a-kind “refuge” from every-day life for one lucky man. During the show, Cameron and Siragusa offer viewers’ tips and ideas on how to create a similar entertainment setting for themselves with do-it-yourself instructions for all homeowners.
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Wireless Speakers Made Easy: KEF Launches Universal Wireless System 2.0

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced the launch of Universal Wireless System 2.0. Using advanced, proprietary technology to eliminate interface with potentially conflicting devices, the wireless system transmits CD quality sound to speakers and features enhanced software and a more powerful transmitter than the previous version. The KEF Universal Wireless System 2.0 is compatible with the full range of KEF loudspeakers and most other brands of loudspeakers, and is available now for just $499.
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KEF T-Series Take Home Gold from CEA Mark of Excellence Awards

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced its T Series Flat Panel Loudspeaker line has been awarded Gold in the “Speaker of the Year” category by the 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award committee.
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Legacy’s New Tower is a Classic

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Shipping April 1, 2011

The Classic HD from Legacy Audio offers more than a gorgeous rosewood exterior. This four-driver 44″ tower boasts state of the art cast frame drivers, 1″ thick cabinet walls, and a hand-tuned crossover with imported capacitors.
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Procella Audio Upgrades the P8 Main/Surround Speaker System With Neodymium High-Frequency Compression Driver and New 8-Inch Woofer

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

- Neodymium 1.5 inch compression driver mounted on Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide improves high-frequency extension

– 8 inch woofer driver increases the power handling and output of the P8, especially at low frequencies around the recommended subwoofer crossover point

– New version of the P8 is shipping now worldwide with no price increase, making the speaker an even greater value

Stockholm, Sweden, – March 1, 2011 –  Procella Audio, manufacturer of high-performance high-output speaker systems for home and professional cinema and music applications, revealed today a set of improvements to the THX Approved P8 loudspeaker that elevate its acclaimed performance. The P8 now uses a new 1.5 inch Neodymium compression driver mounted on a custom Procella constant directivity waveguide and a new 8 inch woofer driver, all made specifically for Procella Audio. With these pro audio components, the P8 achieves improved high-frequency extension, higher power handling, lower distortion and even better dispersion control around its crossover frequency. The new version of the P8 is shipping now worldwide, and its price remains unchanged at a suggested U.S. retail price of USD $2,599.00 each.

The Procella P8 is a high-output screen channel or surround channel speaker, designed for high-resolution, wide dynamic range playback of 24 bit/96KHz recordings and soundtracks. It is capable of THX reference level (105 dB continuous) at a distance of 4 meters. Its Identical Voice™ design and crossover makes the speaker ideal for use in systems with Procella P815 and P6 loudspeakers, achieving flat phase response and ultra-low group delay for optimized three-dimensional room response, and symmetrical coverage of high frequencies to all seats in small and large rooms alike. With a shallow depth of just 7.9” and a back baffle angled at 7.5 degrees, the speaker is ideal for wall mounting. The speaker is THX Approved for integration into professional rooms, including THX Certified Screening Rooms and THX pm3 Studios (professional Multichannel Mixing and Monitoring).

“We are very pleased with the improvements that we have been able to make to the P8. These new components make the speaker capable of more output at both frequency extremes, increasing both its accuracy and its maximum output,” explained Anders Uggelberg, founding partner and lead designer of Procella Audio. “We have worked closely with our component suppliers to source and develop these new drivers, and they have enabled us to make an enhanced version of one of our key products.”

With a 1.5 inch voice coil and a 1 inch throat, the new compression driver has very high efficiency and low distortion, particularly in comparison to dome tweeters. Mounted on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide, it delivers smooth high-frequency response throughout the listening area, and it provides greater extension of the upper highs to 20 KHz.  The new 8” woofer, which can be identified by its round basket shape, has increased output capability in the mid-bass area near its recommended subwoofer crossover point of 80 Hz, as well as higher power handling overall, further improving the P8’s dynamic range and maximum output. A new crossover design completes the upgrades, working in combination with the new drivers to improve the radiation pattern of the loudspeaker in the critical midrange around its crossover point, producing even greater coherency of sound.

About Procella Audio

Manufactured in Sweden and distributed globally, with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney and Stockholm, Procella Audio was launched in 2006 by two former Directors of DTS Europe, who created the first Procella speaker system for a 32 seat preview theater at the DTS Europe headquarters outside London. Procella loudspeakers deliver a powerful and dynamic cinema audio experience for the world’s finest home theaters, professional studios and screening rooms. For more information, please visit www.procella-audio.com.

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KEF T Series Flat Panel Speakers Named CEA Mark of Excellence Award Finalist

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced the new T Series Flat Panel Loudspeaker line has been named a finalist for “Speaker of the Year” by the 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award committee.

 

As one of the thinnest high performance home theater and flat panel audio systems, the KEF T Series complements today’s stylish flat panel televisions and offers serious audiophile quality sound from exceptionally thin speakers.

 

The CEA Mark of Excellence Awards program recognizes the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology. Winners of this year’s award will be announced at the CEA Mark of Excellence Dinner Reception held Friday, March 18 at EHX 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

 

“We are proud to have the CEA Mark of Excellence Awards program recognize the truly unique design of the T Series,” said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “The T Series was designed to deliver superior sound in the form of a low-profile, ultra-thin flat panel speaker. By combining KEF’s legendary sound with this innovative design, we’ve developed the perfect flat panel loudspeaker for virtually any setting.”

 

The new T Series combines two landmark KEF innovations: a radical new ultra-low profile bass and midrange driver, and a large, fully vented new tweeter. Both the drivers and tweeter are incorporated into cabinets only 35mm deep, delivering true high-fidelity sound in a thin speaker that perfectly complements the aesthetics of the latest flat screen TVs. Sweet and pure midrange performance is assured by a new large diaphragm tweeter developed directly from the Concept Blade loudspeaker project.

 

The T Series also features KEF’s innovative Selecta-mount system which uses a clever internal connecting system to automatically adjust the crossover depending on how the loudspeaker is mounted, giving users the freedom to place the loudspeakers wherever they want and still enjoy great sound.

 

Judged by independent systems integrators, manufacturers, consultants and members of the media, the CEA panel recognizes the industry’s most outstanding products across 31 product categories, including home theater speakers.

 

Attendees to EHX 2011 can demo the T Series at the KEF Booth 1101A.

 

About KEF

KEF, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK-based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile-quality speakers for modern home theater, hi-fi and custom installation applications. KEF products, distributed around the world, have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. KEF is a brand name long associated with style, quality and technical innovation. Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of innovation and quality. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF remains passionate about its patented, proven technologies such as Uni-Q® and ACE®. These characteristics, traditions and, above all, quality, secure KEF’s reputation as a world class manufacturer of the best speakers in the world.

 

About KEF America, Inc.

KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence. For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products and unique technology, please visit www.kef.com.

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