In the age of big data, no one is safe…So why not give the following companies your personal information, too? At least you might when something. Kidding aside, the following 10 giveaways from around the web will have you decking out your home theater (or creating an entirely new one, in some cases) in high style.
With so many options available these days, it’s hard to know what your chosen speaker system will require. Wire, no wires, a receiver, a special mount? Paradigm Soundtrack 2 not only eliminates concerns such as these, but sounds great and is available now for $900.
While you won’t find all of these products in America, and many of them are made to order, there are some unusual, and in some instances, downright awesome, electronics to be found on the WWW. Here are some of the more interesting products we’ve stumbled upon using the Houzz app. Whether you laugh, cry, or get out your wallet, we hope you enjoy these bizarre finds.
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 a lot of audio solutions out there these days that are meant to make getting better sound in your living room easier and without your loved ones calling the design police on you. The sound base is a great solution for those who don’t can’t mount a TV on the wall and don’t have space in front of a TV for a deep speaker or tall speaker (like a sound bar). The sound base sits under the TV and can withstand its weight without a problem.
Want to shop for Sony products at the mall? Chances are, you won’t be able to soon, Sony said this afternoon. About two-thirds of its U.S. stores are going bye-bye as part of a wide-ranging company restructuring it announced earlier this month.
Yamaha’s best-selling YAS-101 budget-priced sound bar is known for its solid sound quality and the fact that his has a subwoofer built right in, not to mention the low, low price of $299. Now, that popular model has been upgraded to the Yamaha YAS-103, adding Bluetooth for streaming music playback from mobile devices and compatibility with a new app that will let you control it right from you smartphone or tablet.
If you want speakers that truly disappear into your room design, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are the way to go. Not only do they mount flush with your wall, many can be painted to match the color of your interior. Drawing from the design of the popular Jamo Custom 400 Series speakers, announced today the Jamo Custom 200 Series in-ceiling and in-wall speakers.
It’s hard to think that spring is just around the corner, what with the groundhog seeing his shadow earlier this month, not to mention the horrible weather that’s been plaguing the east coast. But it is! And if you’re looking forward to enjoying some outdoor AV on your patio, rooftop, or backyard, now is a good time to start budgeting and getting it all ready in time for fairer weather.
If you are like me, you’ve curated quite a collection of gear over the years. For example, I have a great M&K surround sound system that is several years old, but sounds amazing. I also have a nice Peachtree Audio desktop system that makes all my digital music sound analog, thanks to the DA converters inside.
Hidden in the glare are multiple 3-foot icicles as big around as a broomstick. Why is this new? Well, incandescent lights are really hot things, and that old lamp must’ve gotten toasty warm. The LED’s heat is localized and much cooler, so the snow melts, runs down, and refreezes, quickly forming icicles of enormous size. These icicles can get big enough, and when combined with a 30 foot fall can pack quite a whallop on cars, people, and property.
Back when I was fresh out of college and working for Home Theater magazine, there was a lot of talk about the Woman–or Wife–acceptance factor. (That’s the “WAF” for those in the know.) Those were the days when speakers were still hulking and menacing behemoths that took up some serious real estate in your living room. Most everything was black, had threatening sharp corners, and was super-un-design-friendly.