Mirage MMS-2A adds new features for multi-room streaming

It’s fairly common for new product releases to come at a higher price point than their predecessor. Though every once in a while, a manufacturer chooses to enhance a product into a new version without charging a penny more. When you’re considering some high-end audio equipment, this can be a pretty big deal.

Spotify now on LG Smart TVs

Spotify and LG just announced the availability of the service on LG Smart TVs. For Premium users, the Spotify TV app gives you access to more than 20 million songs, and is compatible with all 2013 model LG Smart TVs. You can also share music and playlists with friends via Facebook.  Kewl. For those of you who already more »

NuVo P3500 Three-Zone Player for Multiroom Music System

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.

BitWise Controls Gets Support for Autonomic Mirage Media Servers

Okay, it’s time to start taking BitWise Controls seriously. A few months back, we reported that the home automation company nabbed support from HydraConnect’s HDMI matrix processors (joining a pretty short and exclusive list). Now comes news of an authorized Autonomic Mirage Module for BitWise systems, which is pretty much the current benchmark for proper home automation more »

Autonomic Media Servers Are Now Crestron Connected

Autonomic Controls makes a heck of a media server in its Mirage series.  One of the great things about the Mirage boxes is that Autonomic spent a good deal of time making sure they would play nice with your home automation system of choice.  Whether you are in the AMX, Crestron, Control4, RTI, or URC more »

Klipsch Adds New Sharing and Wireless Abilities to Gallery G-17 Air

You’re sitting around your living room, and you’re playing some songs for your friends, who then decide that they just have to share the stuff they have living on their mobile. So you get up, unplug, re-sync, and finally you’re ready to listen to some music.  takes all of that frustration out of sharing and listening, more »

Buy an Olive O3HD Music Server, Get a Pair of Audioengine 2 Speakers for Free

If you’ve just been waiting for a slight nudge before dropping a thousand (or five thousand!) bucks on one of the world’s most critically acclaimed music servers, here’s the nudge you’ve been waiting for: Buy an Olive O3HD Music Server now, and for a limited time, the company will throw in a pair of Audioengine more »


The Final Piece of URC’s “Total Control” Puzzle Falls into Place

It’s been nearly a year since I got my first good look at URC’s Total Control line (you can read about my trip to URC headquarters last May here), and I’ve been waiting patiently to get some hands-on time with a system here at home. Hopefully, the wait is nearly over, since the final Total more »

Oliver Stone’s Home Theater Gets a Makeover on Hollywood Hi-Tech

Legendary director Oliver Stone has been remiss in updating his home theater. His projector doesn’t even have HDMI, and is still stuck at 720p (I hope you were sitting down- before reading that). Good thing DIY Network‘s Hollywood Hi-Tech is there to help him out with all the latest gear for bigger/brighter/better. In the episode more »

Meridian Core Control App for iPad Now Available

There’s great news for those with the pocketbooks to support a Meridian habit.  Meridian Audio has released its Core Control app for iPad devices.  The app, designed to control the company’s variety of Digital Media Systems (which seemingly, inexplicably, seem to have dropped the Sooloos name), follows in the navigation footsteps of the Control 15 by more »

10 Reasons Why Sonos is Great; 1 Way to Make It Greater!

Without a doubt, there is a lot to love about Sonos’ incredibly innovative audio distribution system. Sonos definitely turned the traditional rack-filled-with-stacks-of-black-boxes and single-point control location on its head with its system that is wireless and decentralized. It’s one of those systems that, as you start describing it to people, and telling them all the more »

Apple TV Hacked to Run Apps

Despite being incredibly popular, the Apple TV has always lagged behind other media boxes in terms of functionality. Seriously limited in the number of codecs and resolutions it supported, it did less for a a lot more money than a Roku or WDTV, with the only advantages being ease of use and its ability to more »