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.
Getting good sound from your speakers means knowing that the room where they live is a large part of the equation. Whether it is a surround sound receiver with a built-in mic that takes room measurements and adjust speakers based on feedback or a professional acoustician to dial-in a more sophisticated room, tweaking the way more »
VIZIO has unveiled their new lineup of soundbars for 2014. Hoping to build on their previous success in the category, they’ve added three new sizes to the catalog; one designed for giant televisions, another for 42″ and up, and a third, to fit underneath smaller, lighter sets in a corner or bedroom. We have our more »
LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.
It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.
If you don’t have the option, or don’t want the option, of installing a full-blown stereo system near your TV — an AV receiver, at least two speakers, all of the cabling that goes with them — this device is a very fine compromise.
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.
We’ve all been in a club at some point or another, and as enthusiasts we know just how bad the sound is in these venues. Poor channel isolation, reflections all over the place, and, dear god, the system is half subwoofers and playing the stuff those kids who won’t get off my lawn listen to more »
The first reviews are in on Microsoft’s new Xbox One console and its ambitious attempt to become the hub of your living room. While we’ll be doing our own investigation tomorrow night, early reports can be summed up as “promising, but not quite ready for prime time” as the home theater motherbrain. But a lot more »
Dolby rules the roost when it comes to codecs for streaming media. Virtually every platform from Vudu to Netflix uses Dolby’s codec for their streaming offerings, but maybe that’s about to change, with a new version of the DTS-HD Master Audio decoder that’s optimized for both streaming and optical disc streams. And this new version is more »
If Meridian’s new G65 Surround Controller looks (and sounds) familiar, there’s good reason for that. It may be an all-new design, but the G65 hearkens back in many ways to the Meridian 565 — the legendary digital sound controller than put Meridian on the high-end surround sound map back in 1994. It also borrows technology more »