Yesterday was the Luxury Technology Show in New York, and there were a lot of high-end, not to mention high-ticket, items on display. Here are some of the coolest products from a few of the manufacturers on display for you to buy or covet, depending on your budget.
There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.
Today on Amazon.com, you can save 50% on a factory-refurbished Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver. This receiver is perfect for nearly everything that you’ll want to do with your home audio system, and then some. The receiver sports six HDMI inputs, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD Decoding, 4K UHD passthrough and upscaling, and the major audio streaming services like Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Internet radio, and Spotify.
Many unlucky stiffs might as well call the office ‘home’, while others can do their work in their pajamas. But for some, socializing plays a huge part in career success, causing the lines between home and office to blur. For this self-made music manager located in Brooklyn, entertaining at home is simply part of the job. It’s more »
LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.
Adding to custom installers’ options for configuring wireless multiroom music systems, NuVo Technologies launched today a new high-power, rack-mounted, three-zone audio player for the IP-based NuVo Wireless Audio System.
Following pretty hotly on the heels of its My Russound app for iOS 7, Russound announced today that the app is making now available for the Android platform — specifically devices running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and later. As with the iOS release, My Russound for Android is designed to control C-Series multiroom audio systems and more »
In suburban Chicago, the Carnevil haunted house is using home automation technology from Elan Home Systems to enhance the fear. Elan’s g! automation system precisely controls LED lights, music, sound effects, surveillance cams, speakers and subwoofers in the 15,000-square-foot area to freak visitors out. Control interfaces using Elan’s g! Mobile app are provided on numerous iPads more »
Sonos certainly has its fair share of competition these days, with Samsung entering the wireless multiroom music market and Bose bowing its SoundTouch system last week. Not content to give up a bit of primacy in its arena, Sonos has just introduced the Play:1 — the company’s smallest, most affordable wireless system to date. At more »
At last week’s CEDIA EXPO in Denver, the AVnu Alliance held an Installer Roundtable Breakfast to discuss the “unique challenges and demands of custom installers that could be solved with AVB.” AVB, if you’re not hip to it, is short for Audio Video Bridging — a set of technical standards developed by the IEEE to allow for more »
Will this be the ” Killer”? More importantly, should it be? Impossible to tell at this point, but Samsung today threw its hat into the wireless multiroom audio arena with its new Shape M7 system. The Samsung Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system can be used alone or paired with the optional Samsung Hub and more »
Unfortunately, audio processing, amplification, and signal routing can be the most burdensome task wen setting up a high-quality home theater or distributed audio system. Pro Audio Technology’s 1-RU DMA-1508 is designed to take the headache out of even the most elaborate sound setup, though. The DMA is a slimline, high efficiency amp with two 300-watt channels and more »