Home Entertainment - Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/11/0 en Review: Anthem Electronics, Paradigm Studio Series http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22685 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>Combine Paradigm's Studio speakers with Anthem's AVM50v processor and MCA 50 amplifier for harmonious surround-sound.</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/edit1.jpg" alt="Paradigm's Studio speakers, with Anthem's new processor and amplifier" hspace="10" vspace="5" />Paradigm loudspeakers with A/V components, but they always sound more natural and commanding when Canadian sister company <a href="http://www.anthemav.com/">Anthem</a> does the driving.</p> <p>That’s good for Anthem and Paradigm dealers, because it provides a wealth of solutions. The latest combo in my theater pitted some of Paradigm’s latest-version Studio speakers (v.5) with Anthem’s AVM 50v processor and MCA 50 amplifier.</p> <p>Over my previous Paradigm/Anthem setup, the speakers were a bump up to Paradigm’s Reference line, with the Studios a notch below the flagship Signature series, though size-wise the LCRs went from towers to bookshelf models. The electronics were a slight downgrade from Anthem’s Statement-branded D2v pre-pro and P5 amp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22685">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22685#comments Speakers Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:12:41 -0700 Administrator 22685 at http://www.hemagazine.com Review: Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 Outdoor Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22664 <p>Everybody seems to like speakers. I personally obsess about them. Maybe there are speakers better than mine. If so, I have to find them. But what about outdoors? Nobody seems to take into consideration good sound when you’re in your backyard grilling or throwing a Super Bowl party. Well we do… well, I do… and when it came time to review the Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 speakers - I had just the spot. </p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/BA_voyager7_zoom.jpg" alt="Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 Outdoor Speakers" hspace="10" /></p> <p>Up until these I had been running planter speakers - those are speakers that are cleverly hidden underneath a planter. Great product - different review. In any case, the emphasis with those was on style. With THESE speakers, Boston Acoustics is all about quality. I mean these are the largest outdoor speakers in their Voyager line. They have a 7-inch woofer (hence the Voyager “7” - there’s also a “6”, “5” and “4”) and they are designed to put out a lot of bass. The tweeter is a 1” model with a Kortec dome - that’s a durable soft-dome fabric that can handle being exposed to the elements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22664">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22664#comments Speakers Mon, 23 May 2011 09:10:11 -0700 Administrator 22664 at http://www.hemagazine.com soundscience rockus: 3D Sound for Very Tiny Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642 <p><strong>3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> Audio Adventures Await Explorers of Desktop Entertainment </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">Antec, Inc., has announced the immediate availability of their new soundscience<sup>TM</sup> rockus<sup>TM</sup>  3D 2.1 speaker system, designed to create powerful, enhanced audio for personal (pronounced &quot;small format&quot;) theater and gaming experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">soundscience's 3D audio technology, 3Dsst<sup>TM</sup>, is a suite of DSP (digital sound processing) algorithms that creates a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. 3Dsst actively analyzes incoming stereo audio signals and places them into a 3D sound field. The soundscience rockus also boasts a dedicated music mode optimized for organic stereo sound reproduction, letting users hear music with deep, visceral sub-bass; powerful, spacious mids and crisp highs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system's satellites are made from anodized aluminum, which reduces enclosure distortion that plagues traditional PC speakers. Additionally, its subwoofer utilizes passive radiator technology to deliver an expansive range of bass comparable to larger footprint subwoofers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22642#comments News Speakers Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:39:02 -0800 MarkE 22642 at http://www.hemagazine.com “World’s Finest Loudspeakers” Go To Work http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22630 <div style="text-align: justify">At New York City's Arf! Mastering Studios, audio engineer Alan Silverman needs to judge each track at the highest possible level. One of his mastering tools is a pair of Revel Studio2 monitors. With a client base that includes the likes of Keith Richards, Judy Collins, James Carter, Joan Osborne and countless other artists, we can understand the search for perfection.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">In late 2009, Silverman replaced his old monitors with Revel Studio2s. &quot;When you're listening to the same record for ten hours a day, it's easy for your ears to get tired and when that happens, you can't miss important details that really affect the quality of the final product,&quot; said Silverman. &quot;But with my Revel Studio2s, that doesn't happen. They have a really smooth treble, but it's not dark; the audio is clear, but it's not biting. I can listen to whatever I'm mastering at low or high volumes for long periods of time and still hear everything perfectly.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more about Revel, <a href="http://www.revelspeakers.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a> </p> <p style="text-align: justify">Note: the motto &quot;The World's Finest Loudspeakers&quot; is the manufacturer's.</p> <p> To check out Arf! Digital Mastering, <a href="http://www.arfdigital.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=blogcategory&amp;id=26&amp;Itemid=56" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <div style="text-align: justify"><img src="/files/u1784/Arf_Desk_full_res_w_watermark.jpg" alt="Revel Monitors at work: Arf! Mastering" hspace="50" width="500" height="358" /></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22630">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22630#comments Hot Products Speakers Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:42:53 -0800 MarkE 22630 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hot Product Debut: Magico QPods http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624 <p>Ready for some heavy audio science? Placing speaker pods between your speakers and the floor is a known way to improve resonance distortion, especially important with high-end speakers. Enter Magico's QPods, a serious solution for serious listeners. </p> <p>According to Magico, numeroud advances in the area of resonance management were made throughout the development process of the Q speaker platform. The QPods were developed by Magico to maximize front-end performance. Damping material is clamped between layers of milled, hardened stainless steel, oxygen-free copper and hard black anodized aircraft aluminum. Vibrational wave propogation created by the audio signal is converted to heat energy &amp; dissipated.</p> <p>To learn more about the QPods, <a href="http://magico.net/Product/QPOD/QPOD_01.php" target="_blank">click here:</a>       To locate a rare dealer,<a href="http://magico.net/Partners/USA/USA_01.php" target="_blank"> click here:</a></p> <p>QPods available March, 2011</p> <p>MSRP:<br />3 QPods $1,310<br />4 QPods $1,680</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22624#comments Hot Products News Speakers Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:51:19 -0800 MarkE 22624 at http://www.hemagazine.com AAudio Imports Triolon Excalibur MK II - Ballerina Extra http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22612 <div style="text-align: justify">There is a lot we don't know about this speaker. We don't know where it comes from. We don't know the story behind it. Thankfully, we aren't asked to wade through a miasma of marketing hype. This downsized presentation for such an apparently awesome speaker is actually refreshing. We all talk too much, anyway, especially marketing people. The manufacturer's web site is sparse, which may be a deliberate ploy to ensnare our curiosity. Here is their unedited text:</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;One of the characteristics of the Triolon Excalibur MK II is an extreme range of dynamics. Very low powered amplifiers of 15W / channel are sufficient to achieve an extremely high level of music reproduction. 4 very fast bass units per channel have been exactly adapted to the spherical horns concerning their dynamic behavior. Already with the small power requirements starting from 15 watts the volume range of a whole orchestra can be illustrated with this very efficient system.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Product Specifications:</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Efficiency: 94 dB / 1 W / 1m</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Power handling: 200 watts (Peak handling of 1000 watts at 10 ms with no distortion)</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Dimensions: 86&quot;H x 42&quot; W x 38&quot; D</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Weight: 880 lbs. per speaker</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP: $205,000 per pair</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To lern more ,<a href="http://www.aaudioimports.com/ShowProduct.asp?hProduct=19#" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22612">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22612#comments Hot Products Speakers Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:02:40 -0800 MarkE 22612 at http://www.hemagazine.com Soundcast Gets You Ready for Wireless, Warm Weather Entertaining http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602 <p>Let's say you have a massive music library in your iPod, iTouch or computer. You'd love to hear your tunes in the back yard but digging a trench, running wire and permanently mounting outdoor speakers is impractical. And stringing wire along the outside stucco is, just...well...tacky. The solution is simple.</p> <p>Soundcast's interference-free, 2.4 GHz system of transmitters and wireless outdoor speakers work in tandem thusly: The iCast transmitter acts as a docking recharge station for your iPod or iTouch, wirelessly relaying your music up to 350 feet through walls, doors, floors, and ceilings to Soundcast's Outcast outdoor speaker. Cool so far?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22602#comments Hot Products News Speakers Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:18:59 -0800 MarkE 22602 at http://www.hemagazine.com Paradigm MilleniaOne Series: Spacey Satellites for Compact Areas http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22592 <div style="text-align: justify">As the newest series of its award-winning Reference line, Paradigm's MilleniaOne's satellite speakers offer performance within compact, sleek, spherical enclosures. The MilleniaOne is designed in a compact oval cabinet and ships with a small bookshelf stand to minimize its footprint.  With both white and black gloss finishes the MilleniaOne satellite speakers are designed for rooms where space is at a premium or for a modern &quot;minimalist&quot; look. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The challenges of MilleniaOne's petite size are addressed via rigid, die-cast aluminum enclosures, which also act as heatsinks for drivers and crossover components.  The Millenia One uses an S-PAL dome tweeter with neodymium magnets and extruded aluminum heatsinks.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22592">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22592#comments Hot Products News Speakers Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:19:18 -0800 MarkE 22592 at http://www.hemagazine.com Boston Fans Rejoice: New “A Series” Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22587 <div style="text-align: justify">Boston Acoustics recently introduced a brand new line of high-performance, high value loudspeakers - The new A Series. The floorstanding flagship 3-way A 360 includes dual 6½&quot; woofers and a 3½&quot; midrange. The 2- way Model A 250 utilizes dual 5¼&quot; woofers.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Also unveiled were two 2-way bookshelf models, A 26, with a 6 ½&quot; driver and A 25, designed with a 5 ¼&quot; driver; and the A 225C 2-way center-channel speaker with dual 5¼&quot; woofers. Also included in the line is a compact 2-way satellite A 23, with 3½&quot; driver, which can be used as a surround or a bookshelf speaker. All A Series 3- and 2-way models feature Boston's 1&quot; Kortec® soft dome tweeter for superior high frequency response.
</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Two new powered subwoofers, the 300-watt (650 watts peak) ASW 650 front-firing 10&quot; ported and 150-watt (300 watts peak) down-firing 10&quot; ported ASW 250 complete the lineup.

To learn more about the new line,<a href="http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Home-Theater-Speakers-C2.aspx" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP: </div> <div style="text-align: justify">A 360         $399.99 ea</div> <div style="text-align: justify">A 250          $299.99 ea
 </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> A 26           $199.99 ea</div> <div style="text-align: justify">A 25           $149.99 ea </div> <div style="text-align: justify">A 225C       $249.99 ea</div> <div style="text-align: justify">A 23           $139.99 ea</div> <div style="text-align: justify">ASW 650    $499.99 ea</div> <div style="text-align: justify">ASW 250    $349.99 ea</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22587">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22587#comments Hot Products News Speakers Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:30:17 -0800 MarkE 22587 at http://www.hemagazine.com New RSL In-Wall & In-Ceiling Speakers Now Shipping http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22579 <p><strong>&quot;Best Sound for the Lowest Price - Or You Pay Nothing&quot;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">RSL Speaker Systems has introduced new in-wall and in-ceiling speaker models, specifically designed to be compatible with the sound characteristics of their other speaker models in the Compression Guide line, the CG4 and CG24. <a href="/node/22486" target="_blank">(Read our rave review of RSL Speakers)</a> . This now gives RSL customers the flexibility to install an all-RSL Speaker home theater system that includes matching in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for the surround and rear channels. In fact, RSL feels that these new speakers sound good enough to also be used for all channels in a home theater system, in tandem with RSL's Speedwoofer 10 subwoofer.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">When asked why he decided to launch a new speaker line in today's crowded market, Howard Rodgers, president of RSL, pointed to the outstanding value provided by a quality manufacturer offering high-performance speakers at factory-direct prices: &quot;There are dozens of really fine speaker brands available today. The world doesn't need another brand, unless it has something unique to offer. We will be offering speaker sound quality that we're certain will impress picky audiophiles, at prices much lower than those found currently in the audiophile market.&quot; 
</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22579">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22579#comments Hot Products News Speakers Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:43:29 -0800 MarkE 22579 at http://www.hemagazine.com Shipping in Time for Spring: Sonance 70v Landscape Series Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22575 <div style="text-align: justify">Sonance is now shipping their Landscape series 70v outdoor speaker system which was unveiled at the September 2010 CEDIA Expo. For those of you are not familiar with 70v systems, they are widely applied for long runs where standard speaker wire would drop the volume significantly and deteriorate the sound. The series consists of two-way satellite speakers - LS67SAT, LS47SAT and in-ground subwoofer LS10SUB. The LS67SAT features a 6&quot; woofer, .75&quot; tweeter and power handling up to 25 watts at 70v. The LS47SAT uses a 3.5&quot; woofer. A variety of accessories includes multiple mounting solutions including tree mounts, ground stakes and surface mounts. The LS10SUB in-ground subwoofer features a 10&quot; woofer and 100 watts of power handling at 70V. The subwoofer enclosure material has been designed to either be buried or left exposed to the elements. A brown canopy is included to easily blend into the surrounding landscape.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22575">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22575#comments Hot Products News Speakers Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:01:21 -0800 MarkE 22575 at http://www.hemagazine.com Pro Audio Technology Expands Affordable Options For Distributed Audio And Media Rooms http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22559 <div style="text-align: justify">Pro Audio Technology (PRO) has expanded its offering of designer-friendly speakers to include new in-wall, in-ceiling and subwoofer models.  Featuring professional components and DSP optimization, the new models bring PRO's unique high-output performance to a lower price point than previously available.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">If you've never heard of Pro Audio, it's probably because they are only available through custom Audio/Video dudes, as the installation requires the services of a pro.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">  </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The SCRS-5iw in-wall loudspeaker joins a ¾-inch compression driver to a PRO-designed elliptical horn for broad dispersion of high frequency energy. This is code in the trade for Loud! Its 5-inch woofer employs a powerful ferrite magnet with an oversized voice-coil, resulting in a high-sensitivity design capable of output levels of 110dB and a dynamic range typically associated with larger floor standing loudspeakers.   The SCRS-5iw installs easily in a standard 2 x 4 stud bay.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22559">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22559#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Speakers Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:01:56 -0800 MarkE 22559 at http://www.hemagazine.com Aperion Audio Unwraps New Verus Forte Home Theater Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22556 <div style="text-align: justify">Direct-to-consumer speaker manufacturer Aperion Audio has launched its Verus Forte line. The Verus Forte Tower, the Verus Forte bookshelf and the Verus Forte Center Channel speakers are derived from the Verus Grand series. According to the manufacturer, the Forte line's affordable price points belie the internal engineering and high-end performance characteristics. &quot;We worked to produce uncolored, authentic sound in a small form-factor speaker by achieving a flat frequency response. The Axially Stabilized Radiator tweeter we developed handles a range beneath most tweeters, supporting the mid-range driver so the mid-high frequencies are as crystal clear as those at the top of the range&quot;, says Ken Humphreys, Aperion's lead speaker engineer.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP:</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Verus Forte Bookshelf $350 per pair </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Verus Forte Center Channel $350 </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Verus Forte Tower $990 per pair</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Available February 22</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To learn more <a href="http://www.aperionaudio.com/catalog/NEW-Verus-Speaker-Family,89.aspx" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22556">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22556#comments News Speakers Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:34:51 -0800 MarkE 22556 at http://www.hemagazine.com Breaking News – Zu Keepers Escape Confines http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22548 <div style="text-align: justify">High-end speaker manufacturer Zu, known for high performance products which are sold factory direct to the consumer, has broken its own raison d'etre. According to Zu's brand guardian, Chuck Williams: &quot;A forty-thousand dollar loudspeaker from Zu sounds oxymoronic-after all, we're the guys who've put fabulous sound quality back within reach of mere mortals with a range of speakers that are genuinely affordable to the average Joe. So what's with the new $40,000 model, &quot;Dominance&quot;? The answer's simple-market pressure. Many people falling in love with the Zu sound wanted a more expensive speaker - they wanted to know what a Zu would sound like if cost constraints were removed.&quot;</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Enter Zu's newest model, Dominance. The heart of Dominance is Zu's nanotech impregnated full-range driver, pinioned by twin massively motored, discretely-housed 3&quot; ring-radiating tweeters. Subterranean bass energy is provided by an efficient down-firing 15&quot; ‘sub-subwoofer' sealed within a labyrinth complex. The hull of Dominance is a super-structured framework encasing three discrete ZuRG cartridges.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The sound of Dominance has been described by the maker using &quot;FQs&quot; or Feeling Quotients as opposed to relying on quantitative measurement. As Zu's Simon Matanle describes: &quot;When I say the organ in the cathedral gathered up its skirts and swept me down the nave on a wave of air, you'll hopefully understand just what real bottom end articulation does, especially when every pedal note is nuanced to reveal a foot paddling away like a duck on speed.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22548">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22548#comments Hot Products News Speakers Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:22:53 -0800 MarkE 22548 at http://www.hemagazine.com Paradigm Reference Introduces Slim, On-Wall Millenia LP Speaker http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22532 <p><strong>For you AV minimalists who want the in-wall aesthetic without the construction hassles...</strong></p> <div style="text-align: justify">Paradigm Electronics Inc. introduces the Millenia LP on-wall LCR speaker to its award-winning Paradigm Reference® series. The ultra-thin (1-1/2&quot;) cabinet profile is designed to hang with sleek flat-panel displays and projector screens.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Millenia LP caters to audio enthusiasts building a system piece by piece since each speaker can be used for left/right or center channel sound, just by configuring vertically or horizontally, depending on preference. The Millenia LP LCR requires no custom speaker cut-out holes, only small holes for the speaker wire. The Millenia LP features convex S-PALTM satin-anodized pure aluminum domes and curved mineral-filled polypropylene bass/midrange cones. Three Reference Millenia LPs can be paired with the sonically-matched Millenia ADP surrounds and a Millenia Sub or Seismic 110 to create a 5.1 surround sound set-up. The speaker will be available in black gloss finish.</p> <p> MSRP TBA</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Availability in black gloss finish Spring 2011</div> <p style="text-align: justify"> For more information on Paradigm, <a href="http://paradigm.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22532">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22532#comments News Speakers Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:05:38 -0800 MarkE 22532 at http://www.hemagazine.com What Does ‘Invisible’ Sound Like? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22522 <div style="text-align: justify">Invisible speakers have been around for a while. Although the new generation has far surpassed the original, the design principle and labor-intensive installation remain the same - a rectangular sandwich panel is mounted between wood frame studs and ‘mudded' into walls or ceilings. The speakers can be installed prior to the dry-wall phase during new construction or cut into existing walls. After the speaker is painted over during the wall finish stage, it cannot be detected. But you and your installer must remember where they are located, otherwise you might end up nailing a framed photo onto the surface!</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The better invisible speakers offer larger panels, an expanded sound with a wider soundfield and greater front-to-back depth. We'd offer you a picture of an invisible speaker, but you wouldn't be able to see it. So you'll have to use your imagination. And remember, you have to really want invisible speakers - did we merntion multi-phase labor-intensive installation?</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The photos included here are from Katsuya Restaurant located in Brentwood, CA. The requirement for invisibility was by architect, Phillippe Starck. The AV system design was performed by yours truly (a project of high-end custom installer Sound Solutions, inc.). </p> <p style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.aminatechnologies.com/docs/case_studies/Moonstone.pdf" target="_blank">Read the &quot;Home of the Future&quot; case study</a> included here to explore the sound of invisible:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To learn more about a various brands if invisible speakers, <a href="http://www.aminatechnologies.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a>  <a href="http://sonance.com/products/speakers/detail/534" target="_blank">and here:</a></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22522">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22522#comments Audio Talk Speakers Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:32:42 -0800 MarkE 22522 at http://www.hemagazine.com Carboton Speakers Define World-Class Exclusivity http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22500 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Carboton, Austrian maker of handcrafted monocoques speakers has unveiled its new world-class, exclusive line. Borrowing from racing sports, the monocoques chassis is designed as a closed shell formed of a fiber-reinforced sandwich structure, ensuring that the speaker's sound is not influenced by its enclosure. The theory behind using multiple materials in a sandwich format is to inhibit the resonant frequency of any single material from triggering and propagating. For you history and architecture buffs, this is one reason why the Roman aqueducts are still standing, despite the numerous earthquakes that have occurred throughout history.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22500">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22500#comments Hot Products News Speakers Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:33:25 -0800 MarkE 22500 at http://www.hemagazine.com Product Review: RSL CG Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22486 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>AFTER TWO DECADES. THE NEW RSL CG SPEAKERS COME WITH A SURPRISE IN EVERY BOX</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Back in the 70s and 80s, Southern California audio fans were familiar with RSL Speaker Systems, designed by Howard Rodgers and sold exclusively at Rogersound Labs' audio/video stores throughout the area. RSL speakers were known for their quality as well as their tremendous value, being available at factory-direct prices. The RSL Studio Monitors were a familiar sight in many of L.A.'s recording studios and radio stations and were owned by many of LA's top musicians. They still have a loyal following. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">When asked why he decided to launch a new speaker line in today's crowded market, Rodgers said: &quot;There are dozens of really fine speaker brands available today. The world doesn't need another brand, unless it has something unique to offer. We will be offering speaker sound quality that we're certain will impress picky audiophiles, at prices much lower than those found currently in the audiophile market.&quot; The premise is credible; RSL speakers were one of the best-selling lines back when Hi-Fi shops were crammed with dozens of brands. </div> <div style="text-align: justify">For the past 3 years, Howard Rodgers and his son Joseph have been developing a new line of home theater speakers and studio monitors based upon RSL's patented Compression Guide (CG) technology. According to Rodgers, CG technology is a different approach to speaker tuning. &quot;Without the boxy quality caused by cabinet resonance, the sound seems to break free of the enclosure and images in the room. The clarity of the voices and instruments is dramatically improved, as well as the soundstage. It also results in significant bass extension without the boominess and overhang.&quot; RSL's slogan is, &quot;Hear Outside the Box&quot;. I was about to test RSL's premise.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22486">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22486#comments Hot Products News Speakers Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:05:46 -0800 MarkE 22486 at http://www.hemagazine.com Atlantic Technology Debuts Wireless Audio Solutions for Subwoofers and Remote Zones http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22461 <div style="text-align: justify">Atlantic Technology has introduced its WA-50 Wireless Audio System, which can transmit a full-range stereo signal wirelessly up to 150 feet, or 300 feet line-of-sight, and with no time delay or interference. The WA-50 system can accommodate three zones and eliminates the need for long runs of RCA cable for powered subwoofers or remote amplified speaker systems.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;Said Steve Feinstein, Director of Marketing and Product Development: &quot;Installers and end users alike are always looking for a way to eliminate those unsightly long runs of RCA cables. Now they have a quality solution. The WA-50 also has applications for rear surround channels, remote Zones, and outdoor speakers.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22461">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22461#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Speakers Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:34:24 -0800 MarkE 22461 at http://www.hemagazine.com Boston Acoustics Redefines the “Soundbar” With Two New Models http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22431 <p style="text-align: justify">Boston Acoustics announced its TVee Model 25 Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer at the Consumer Electronics Show, recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The virtual surround sound TV and music audio system uses a slim soundbar and wireless subwoofer to deliver room-filling sound, providing consumers with an affordable audio solution for enhancing their TV viewing and gaming experience. The system also includes &quot;Smart&quot; Features including Boston's new Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround processing for pinpoint, theater-like surround effects.

 </p> <p style="text-align: justify">Availability April 2011</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><strong>TVee Model 25 MSRP $349.95</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">

Boston Acoustics also announced that it's highly anticipated TVee® Model 30 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer System is expected to ship in March 2011. The TVee Model 30 is an advanced TV enhancement system that uses a slim soundbar and matching wireless subwoofer. According to the manufacturer, the TVee Model 30 represents the next step in the evolution of the soundbar concept because it not only brings power, quality, and dynamic audio punch to TV, movies, and gaming but also enhanced music listening to the category. 
</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Availability March 2011</p> <p><strong> TVee Model 30 MSRP $599.99</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22431">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22431#comments Hot Products News Speakers Sun, 23 Jan 2011 09:51:32 -0800 MarkE 22431 at http://www.hemagazine.com It’s a Zu in Here: How High-End Speakers are Made http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22425 <div style="text-align: justify">For most of you who have never entered a speaker manufacturing facility, we present this enlightening video by Zu. Many speaker brands buy pre-made parts and merely assemble them into finished product. Zu, however, designs and builds all components from scratch. Consider this short video clip as a visit to Zu's inner sanctum, as they build their new Omen Def speaker.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify"><a href="http://www.zuaudio.com/" target="_blank">To see the video, click here:</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To read our story on Zu's debut of their new Omen Def model, <a href="/node/22291" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22425">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22425#comments News Speakers Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:51:50 -0800 MarkE 22425 at http://www.hemagazine.com Meridian Introduces New Compact Active Loudspeaker, Controller System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22423 <p>Meridian Audio has announced the introduction of two new products, the DSP3200 Compact Digital Active Loudspeaker and the Audio Core 200 Stereo Audio Controller. The DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeakers are designed to echo the lines of Meridian's flagship DSP8000 and are the most compact Meridian loudspeakers designed to date.</p> <p>DSP3200 Active Speakers<br />The manufacturer touts its Meridian's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies as &quot;delivering powerful, room-filling sound with the performance of a conventional system many times the size.&quot; Featuring a wide-range driver that allows the DSP crossover frequency to be well outside the speech band, the DSP3200 delivers an effortless, open and spacious sound, even at high listening levels, according to the manufacturer. In addition, the DSP3200's digital signal processing provides dynamic bass protection with accurate transients. The DSP3200 is designed for a wide range of room positions - on or in furniture, on floor stands or on wall brackets and is offered with two high-gloss paint finishes; high-gloss white and high-gloss black.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22423">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22423#comments Hot Products News Other Audio Gear Pre-amps &amp; Processors Speakers Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:30:59 -0800 MarkE 22423 at http://www.hemagazine.com PRODUCT REVIEW: RSL COMPRESSION GUIDE SPEAKERS http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22402 <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-small" class="Apple-style-span">AFTER TWO DECADES, THE NEW RSL CG SPEAKERS COME WITH A SURPRISE IN EVERY BOX</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">Back in the 70s and 80s, Southern California audio fans were familiar with RSL Speaker Systems, designed by Howard Rodgers and sold exclusively at Rogersound Labs' audio/video stores throughout the area. RSL speakers were known for their quality as well as their tremendous value, being available at factory-direct prices. The RSL Studio Monitors were a familiar sight in many of L.A.'s recording studios and radio stations and were owned by many of LA's top musicians. They still have a loyal following. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22402">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22402#comments Hot Products News Speakers Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:22:44 -0800 MarkE 22402 at http://www.hemagazine.com Lightning Strikes Twice: RSL Speakers Re-Launch After Two Decades – New ETA http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22362 <div style="text-align: justify">Back in the 70's and 80's, Southern California audio fans were familiar with RSL Speaker Systems, sold at Rogersound Labs audio/video stores throughout the area. During those decades, RSL was one of the best selling brands in the region. The RSL Studio Monitors were a familiar sight in many of L.A.'s recording studios and radio stations and were owned by many of LA's top musicians. They still have a loyal following. RSL speakers stood for high quality and great sound at reasonable, factory-direct prices. &quot;I am amazed by the number of emails I receive from owners who still are happy with their older RSL Speakers&quot;, says founder Howard Rodgers.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22362">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22362#comments Hot Products News Speakers Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:03:50 -0800 MarkE 22362 at http://www.hemagazine.com Golden Ear Technology Earns “Best of” Innovations CES Award for Home Theater Speakers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22347 <div style="text-align: justify">Golden Ear Technology, of Stevenson, Maryland, has just won the prestigious &quot;Best of&quot; award for their Super Cinema 3 Home Theater Speaker System, bestowed by Consumer Electronics Show, to begin this coming Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The Super Cinema 3 system is comprised of one pair of SuperSat 3's (left/right mains), one SuperSat 3C (center channel), two SuperSat 3 surrounds and one Focefield 3 subwoofer.</p> <p> SuperSat 3 and Sat 3C Center Channel Stats:</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22347">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22347#comments Hot Products News Speakers Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:56:13 -0800 MarkE 22347 at http://www.hemagazine.com