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McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Wadia adopt DTS Play-Fi for wireless whole-home audio

DTS today announced that McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia have joined the “DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.” Play-Fi allows you to play music from a smartphone, tablet or PC wirelessly over your home’s WiFi network to as many Play-Fi connected speakers as you’d like. It’s a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay, which of course is best suited for an Apple-centric home entertainment system.

Klipsch Reference R-10B released, first Reference series component

Klipsch has announced its new Reference R-10B soundbar as the first soundbar under the brand’s new Reference unity strategy. It’s a two-way soundbar with premium drivers, two lightweight 3/4-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters for distinctive high-frequency detail, and two 3-inch polypropylene woofers. The tweeters are couples with Klipsch-exclusive Tractrix Horns to reduce distortion and increase more »

Your music sucks, The Distortion of Sound explains why

Portable media, in the form of MP3s and digital players, has been around for so long that many of us might have forgotten how music used to be. Some of us have been born into this age, never really having had much (if any) experience with vinyl, 8-track, cassettes, or even CDs. That ancient tech more »

Onkyo unveils more Dolby Atmos-ready products

Last month, Onkyo made a splash by debuting high-end A/V receivers and controllers that support the emerging Dolby Atmos surround sound audio standard. Now the company is bringing the technology down the line to other products. Specifically, the standard is now supported in new home theater-in-a-box packages, a new speaker system, and a base-model A/V receiver.

Bluetooth envy? D-Link audio extender adds performance, enhancement

With all the latest Bluetooth speakers to hit the market, a lot of people are experiencing envy. No matter the kind of home speaker setup, it’s probably not as quick or convenient as streaming audio wirelessly through a mobile tablet or smartphone. The apps for those mobile devices make access to all sorts of music more »

Triad introduces 3 SlimSub subwoofers for all kinds of media spaces

Triad just introduced three– count ‘em, THREE– new high-performance SlimSub subwoofers to its lineup. Each subwoofer offers that same performance, but different convenient style options for everybody’s media space. The InRoom Bronze SlimSub can be stood up at 4.3 inches deep or laid face down under furniture. The product effectively boasts that it takes up no floor space more »

Pioneer to release new Dolby Atmos speaker system

Pioneer is releasing a new multi-dimensional audio experience with a line of Dolby Atmos-enabled Elite speakers and Elite SC series home theater receivers. The line is designed by Andrew Jones, Pioneer’s chief engineer. Atmos supports eight more speakers than Dolby TrueHD, meaning this line will support a whopping 64 speakers, offering theater-quality sound from all sides plus the ceiling, without more »

Yamaha releases two new Atmos-enabled Aventage AVRS

Yamaha’s Aventage line of A/V receivers that launched back in 2010 is about to get two new players that will bring audiophile quality design and performance to the game. The RX-A3040 and the RX-A2040 support Dolby Atmos surround sound for home media spaces. The new receivers will enhance systems so that sound comes from all more »

Onkyo debuts Dolby Atmos support on its new home theater components

Onkyo today unveiled three new AV components that feature Dolby Atmos “multidimensional sound”: the THX Select2 Plus-certified 9.2-channel TX-NR1030 Network A/V Receiver, the 11.2-channel TX-NR3030 Network A/V Receiver, and the THX Ultra2 Plus-certified PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller. The products, targeted at medium to large listening spaces, will ship in August.

 Sprint, HDtracks offer free high-definition smartphone downloads

Sprint and HD Tracks announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to offer  sampler of high-resolution songs to those who purchase new phones, from the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, Tori Amos, and Paul McCartney. The offer applies to customers purchasing the HTC One Harman Kardon edition and LG G2, both of which more »

WiSA to demo wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) will demo a wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York, and frankly, we can’t wait to hear it. We’ve been listening to a lot of low-res streaming lately, like the rest of the world is.

Vizio’s new LED line, sound bars arrive

Vizio announced Tuesday morning that its  2014 M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD HDTV is now shipping. The new TVs boast Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 36 Active LED Zones, doubling the amount in the 2013 models. In addition, the TVs offer a full smart TV experience, with the Vizio Internet Apps Plus, now featuring more »