Integra adds more Dolby Atmos receivers

Integra today added to its 2014 lineup of Dolby Atmos-enabled A/V receivers and preamp processors. The additions are the DTR-50.6, DTR-60.6, DTR-70.6 and DHC-80.6, all of which are also THX-certified, and support HDMI 2.0 for 4K/60Hz and HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

TechnologyTell Review: D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender

If you own a non-wireless speaker and have been wondering if you’ve been missing out, you have. Seriously, wireless is the way to go, especially with such choice of mobile audio streaming. But not everyone is ready and willing to toss out money and replace a perfectly good speaker. I wouldn’t, especially a high-quality favorite. more »

Review: Pinnacle Power One HT 200 all in one speaker system

To say I’m busy is a serious understatement. So much so,that when the folks at Pinnacle asked me if I wanted to review their Power One HT 200 all in one speaker system, I hesitated. Not that I didn’t want to do it, it’s just that time has become a commodity to me not unlike more »


Vizio delivers its first sound platform for use with HDTVs

Vizio, best known for its HDTVs but now also billing itself as “America’s #1 Sound Bar company,” today launched the $249.99 Vizio 2.1 Sound Stand.

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 »