Home Entertainment - Multiroom Audio/Video http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/16/0 en Onkyo Offers World’s First DTS Neo:X Receiver http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22681 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>11.1 semi-spherical sound for complete audio immersion</strong></p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/txnr1009_angled_web.jpg" alt="Onkyo offers new and improved audio system" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>Oh no, not another audio format. Does this mean we have to buy new receivers or preamps? No worries, Onkyo has you covered with the new TX-NR1009, the first home theater receiver with DTS Neo:X.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22681">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22681#comments Multiroom Audio/Video Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:08:31 -0700 Administrator 22681 at http://www.hemagazine.com DAR.fm: Cloud-Based DVR for Radio http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604 <div style="text-align: justify">The New York Times is reporting the launch of a new cloud-based audio service that will allow users to remotely record shows from 600 terrestrial radio stations and access these recordings from anywhere. <a href="http://dar.fm/" target="_blank">Dar.fm</a> is a service that can be used to record radio shows, store them in the cloud and listen to them on PCs, Android and iOS handhelds, Roku boxes and a variety of other connected devices.  Dar.fm went through a private alpha test with a few select users during the last couple of months, and the site is now live.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22604#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:26:54 -0800 MarkE 22604 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mobi’s AV Monitor Brings Families Together http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598 <p><strong>Security and Peace of Mind for Families Who are Distant from Loved Ones, Near or Far</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">When combined, two of Mobi Technologies' products, work in tandem to provide families with safety, security and instant contact. The MobiCam ® AV is a compact, 2-piece wireless audio/video camera and monitoring system. Both the camera and the monitor are handheld devices and can be moved to locations within the home such as bedroom, family room, kitchen or outdoor area. With a transmission range of up to 300 ft., automatic see-in-the-dark night vision, and the ability to connect to your TV or other audio-video device, MobiCam®AV provides safety, security and peace of mind by discreet monitoring of your family's loved ones - teens in the pool area, infants, toddlers and senior parents in need of care. Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- The ability to scan between dual video sources</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Monitoring via your TV or computer as well as the MobiCam®AV monitor</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Automatic night vision sees in total darkness</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The second offering is the MobiCam® Internet Kit, which allows you to keep a powerful eye on things. The Internet Kit sets up easily in minutes, allowing picture and sound from your MobiCam®AV or most any video monitoring set-up, to be monitored live via Internet browser on a PC or cell phone. Says Bart Greenberg, Mobi Technologies Vice President of Sales: &quot;Mobi's product / webservice combo offers parents and caregivers the capabilities of much more expensive and complex surveillance systems to keep an eye on loved ones and property...anytime...from anywhere...for greater peace of mind.&quot; Features include:</p> <div style="text-align: justify">- Scheduled or motion-triggered recording to your PC</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Set-up, which creates your own secure access website</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Stream live video &amp; sound from up to 4 cameras</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Motion detection with email or text message alert </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Up to 3 simultaneous viewers via PC or cell phone</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Adjustable picture quality and size</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Store weeks of recordings for retrieval &amp; playback </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Eliminates need to configure network &amp; firewalls</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® AV - $149.99</div> <div style="text-align: justify">MobiCam® Internet Kit $59.95</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Available online at <a href="http://www.getmobi.com" target="_blank">http://www.getmobi.com</a>/</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22598#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:21:31 -0800 MarkE 22598 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 New Russound Digital Media Streamer Delivers Network-Based Digital Music To Multiroom Systems http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22554 <p><strong>DMS-3.1 Enables Listening To Four Simultaneous Audio Signals from Internet, Storage Devices or Built-In AM/FM Tuner</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify">Multiroom audio stalwart Russound, has announced a versatile new addition to its C-Series line of multiroom audio products that provides audio streams from networked-based digital music sources for any room in a home. The new Russound DMS-3.1 Digital Media Streamer delivers up to three simultaneous stereo digital audio streams for distribution around the house. The sources for these three audio signals may be from the Internet or from music files on connected storage devices. A fourth simultaneous signal is available from the DMS-3.1's built-in AM/FM stereo tuner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22554">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22554#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:21:04 -0800 MarkE 22554 at http://www.hemagazine.com Crestron’s New Intermedia System Delivers Double the Content at Half the Price http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536 <div style="text-align: justify">Crestron, a leader in home control has introduced its new ADMS Intermedia Delivery System, which provides more new Internet TV content from your favorite sites including ESPN, CNN, ABC News, NFL, NBA, Fox News and MSN. This is in addition to the existing natively-hosted ADMS media, including Netflix®, Hulu<sup>TM</sup>, Metacafe®, iTunes®, Vimeo<sup>TM</sup>, YouTube<sup>TM</sup>, Comedy Central and many other online sources. Did we mention the previously built-in Blu-ray player has been removed and the price slashed in half?</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22536#comments Automation Talk Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:15:52 -0800 MarkE 22536 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 IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit Streams HD, 3D, Digital Audio Content From up to Six Devices http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445 <p>IOGEAR has debuted the Wireless 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> Media Kit (GW3DKIT), which wirelessly streams HD audio/video and 3D content up to 100 feet away.  Six different A/V devices can be connected and stashed away for discrete performance, making the GW3DKIT a hub of digital home activity. </p> <p>According to the manufacturer, the Wireless 3D Media Kit broadcasts with almost no latency and no interference from nearby wireless routers. Content can be streamed to a total of four wireless 3D receivers, simplifying the process of setting up multi-room or multi-display environments with additional freedom to install displays in non-traditional locations without worrying about line-of sight placement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22445#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Pre-amps &amp; Processors Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:05:15 -0800 MarkE 22445 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bowers & Wilkins Launches New Version of Zeppelin Air http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22368 <p><strong>Premium iPod speaker system featuring Apple's AirPlay®</strong><br /> <p style="text-align: justify">Bowers &amp; Wilkins has just unveiled its Zeppelin Air, a wireless audio system with updated drive units, amplification and advanced digital signal processing. Users can now stream music wirelessly via Apple's AirPlay® system from iTunes, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">The improved sonic performance is accompanied by a collection of new features, foremost among which is the inclusion of new AirPlay technology. AirPlay also lets users create an easy-to-set-up multi-room system with iTunes on Mac or PC, delivering music to multiple Zeppelin Airs around the house. The new Zeppelin Air is a fully active 2.1 design, which means that all five speakers are individually driven by dedicated B &amp; W audiophile amplifiers (4x25w + 1x50w). </p> <p style="text-align: justify">Zeppelin Air also features B &amp; W's Flowport<sup>TM</sup> technology and Dynamic EQ for improved bass performance. The DACs have also been upgraded, with 24bit-96KHz capability for compatibility with emerging high-quality audio formats.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later. </p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more <a href="http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a> </p> <p style="text-align: justify">Zeppelin Air will be available in March 2011</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP $599.99</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22368">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22368#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:02:45 -0800 MarkE 22368 at http://www.hemagazine.com Now Shipping – Crestron’s Single Wire, 48 Channel Multiroom Audio System http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>All-in-One Design Combines Amplifier, Matrix Switcher and Digital Audio Processor</strong></div> <p style="text-align: justify">Crestron today announced that its Sonnex<sup>TM</sup> 24X8 Multiroom Audio System is now shipping. Sonnex<sup>TM</sup> transmits 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio long distances across a single shielded CAT5-type cable to up to 74 zones. Featuring single-wire digital bus technology, Sonnex substantially reduces the hardware and cabling requirements of traditional systems while delivering substantial power and sound quality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22319#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Thu, 30 Dec 2010 08:57:16 -0800 MarkE 22319 at http://www.hemagazine.com Kaleidescape Introduces Blu-ray Movie Server http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307 <div style="text-align: justify">Kaleidescape, Inc., major manufacturer of music and movie servers, has recently announced shipment of their first Blu-ray movie server. Any Kaleidescape System can be upgraded to be a Blu-ray movie server with the addition of an M-Class player and a Modular Disc Vault. The new Kaleidescape Modular Disc Vault completes the Kaleidescape Blu-ray movie server. Paired with a Kaleidescape M-Class player, the Disc Vault imports, houses, and organizes Blu-ray Discs. With a capacity of 100 discs per each, any number of Modular Disc Vaults may be added to a system, but each must be connected to its own M-Class player.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22307#comments Movies/Music/Games Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Other Video Gear Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:31:04 -0800 MarkE 22307 at http://www.hemagazine.com Autonomic’s 2-Source Cloud-Based Media Server Now Shipping http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22280 <div style="text-align: justify">Autonomic Controls, Inc. has begun shipping the MMS-2, a two-source digital audio player designed to stream local and online media to a broader reach around the globe.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Scaled for smaller and secondary locations, the MMS-2 delivers the same functionality as Autonomic's five-source Mirage Media Server (MMS-5), which received CEDIA's 2010 Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best New Product. Both models support for Pandora, RadioTime and SiriusXM Internet Radio, as well as iTunes, Windows Media and other popular audio formats. The MMS-2 features 500GB of internal storage, two independent audio outputs-one 5.1 digital output for the home's resident audiophile in the main listening room, and one analog output for a multi-room distribution system-and one video output for displaying metadata and photo slideshows. The MMS-2 is suited as either a synchronized satellite in a vacation home or the sole server in a condominium or yacht.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22280">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22280#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Other Audio Gear Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:04:24 -0800 MarkE 22280 at http://www.hemagazine.com PS Audio tagNplay App Streams Music from Multiple Network Libraries http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>With no set-up required, the tagNplay UPnP app features full playlist support, Internet radio tuner, cover art, local library access, artist's bio and more.
</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">Audio design innovator PS Audio has announced the PS Audio® tagNplay Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) media controller application that lets users stream any resolution music to any network UPnP media player.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">Whether accessing from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the tagNplay app automatically discovers devices on a network and controls entire music collections without the need for manual configuration. Selecting between multiple music libraries and players is done with the touch of a finger. Once selected, there's no need to keep the iPhone or other devices running since the entire playlist is saved with cover art and artist's bio available on demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22268#comments Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:11:23 -0800 MarkE 22268 at http://www.hemagazine.com Typo Caught: Thank You Readers http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22256 <p>Alert readers picked up on the mistake of the manufacturer's suggested price of the Olive 06HD server, which was corrected from $499 to $4,999. Good eyes. Thanks. - Home Entertainment magazine</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22256">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22256#comments Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:17:32 -0800 MarkE 22256 at http://www.hemagazine.com NuVo Technologies’ New Energy-Efficient Four-Channel Digital Power Amplifier is Now Shipping http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22251 <div style="text-align: justify">NuVo Technologies, a value-oriented manufacturer in whole home audio, has begun shipping the new four-channel D460 digital power amplifier. With each channel delivering 60 watts each, the amplifier consumes less power than a 60-watt light bulb. The D460 amplifier is an energy-efficient choice for a wide array of installations and complements NuVo's whole home audio systems, while it is also compatible with third party equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22251">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22251#comments Amplifiers Multiroom Audio/Video News Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:10:19 -0800 MarkE 22251 at http://www.hemagazine.com Arcam’s Wireless r-Cube Goes Wherever http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22213 <div style="text-align: justify">British audio specialty manufacturer Arcam invites you to take their act on the road with the r-Cube, mobile, wireless all-in-one audio system. Weighing only eleven pounds and including a rechargeable battery, the portable r-Cube can be used outdoors in the garden, patio or on picnics as well as in the bath, office, kitchen or anywhere else you chose. It's loud enough for you party people but engineered for clarity at low volume. You can connect the rCube to an extra audio source via the aux input and output video from files stored on your iPod or iPhone when it is docked. Signal sources include FM, iPhone, iPod, PC or cube-to-cube streaming.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP: $799 or $849 (including rWand iPod adapter or rWave USB dongle)</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Click here for the Arcam <a href="http://www.arcam.co.uk/_ugc/file/rcube_webbr.pdf" target="_blank">r-Cube brochure:</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify">Click here to <a href="http://www.americanaudiovideo.com/wheretobuy.htm" target="_blank">find a dealer:</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22213">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22213#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:11:17 -0800 MarkE 22213 at http://www.hemagazine.com Today: MartinLogan Unveils Stealthy Architectural Series http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22211 <div style="text-align: justify">Today, speaker manufacturer MartinLogan announced the launch of nine new custom in-wall and in-ceiling models, featuring their Folded Motion<sup>TM</sup> transducer technology. The new Architectural series are voice-matched to MartinLogan's singular electrostatic speakers.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">Research and design from the Motion® Series, the upcoming ElectroMotion<sup>TM</sup> Series and the company's ESL and Reserve ESL Series of electrostatic speakers form the backbone of the new in-wall and in-ceiling offerings. MartinLogan's new architectural speakers will also feature low-profile, paintable grilles with virtually no bezel for an invisible integration into any wall or ceiling. A magnetic system secures grilles easily into place, reducing the risk of warping or damage during installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;We went back to the drawing board on styling and performance,&quot; tells Carl Masters, Mechanical Designer at MartinLogan, &quot;and designed these speakers to be as visually unobtrusive as possible while maintaining stunning sound, voice-matched to our electrostatic speakers.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22211">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22211#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Speakers Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:58:02 -0800 MarkE 22211 at http://www.hemagazine.com NuVo Technologies Begins Shipping Music Port Elite http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22177 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>New source component provides a single access point, integrating cloud synchronization and content-streaming from network-attached storage - far beyond what's loaded on your iPod®.</strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">NuVo Technologies has started shipping their Music Port Elite audio source component, a recent winner of a CEPro Best Award during the CEDIA Expo, held in late September of this year. The Music Port Elite (MPS4-E) consolidates, organizes, stores and distributes Internet and PC-based audio content from Windows Media Player and iTunes, while also accessing streaming audio from a variety of Internet services. Additional features include:</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Cloud synchronization allowing a user's audio library to be accessible from multiple locations.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Streaming content directly from network-attached storage creating infinite capacity.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Scheduling to allow selected music to play at a pre-arranged day/time.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- IP control protocol, enabling pre-built Crestron, AMX, and URC control integration.</div> <div style="text-align: justify">- Four simultaneous audio outputs.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The Music Port Elite provides access to music libraries from a wide variety of sources including music stored on networked computers, free and subscription Internet-based sources like Pandora, Sirius/XM and the 100,000 plus RadioTime stations, and Cloud-based music libraries. It is compatible with NuVo's Grand Concerto, Renovia and Essentia E6G systems, as well as with third party systems.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">For more information and to locate a dealer, <a href="http://www.nuvotechnologies.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a> </p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP $3,499 </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22177">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22177#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Other Audio Gear Thu, 02 Dec 2010 12:08:23 -0800 MarkE 22177 at http://www.hemagazine.com NuVo Technologies Ships New 7” In-Wall Single Point Stereo Speaker http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22138 <div style="text-align: justify">NuVo Technologies, manufacturer of distributed audio systems, has started shipping the company's new 7&quot; Single Point In-Wall Stereo Speaker - the latest addition to the company's award-winning product line of whole home audio systems and components.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The Single Point In-Wall Stereo Speaker employs acoustic sloping and a computer-optimized three-way crossover design for a roomful of sound from a single component - delivering, as described by NuVo, &quot;crisp, balanced audio&quot;. The speaker utilizes two 2.5&quot; midranges, two .75&quot; inverted-dome tweeters, and a 7&quot; woven fiberglass woofer. Its overall size (8-7/8&quot; H x 14-1/4&quot; W) allows it to fit into a single stud bay for a quick and easy installation. The microperf, magnetic grille is paintable to allow users to color match walls and ceilings. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">MSRP: $349.00.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">NuVo Technologies' distributed audio systems, components, control options, and accessories are available exclusively through authorized NuVo dealers and distributors. To locate a dealer / installer, <a href="http://nuvotechnologies.com/dealer/dealer.asp" target="_blank">click here:</a></div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22138">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22138#comments Multiroom Audio/Video News Speakers Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:26:33 -0800 MarkE 22138 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Last Great American Jukebox http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22122 <div style="text-align: justify">Started in 1927 by David C. Rockola, the Rock-Ola jukebox has outlived its competitors, Wurlitzer and Seeburg and remains the only company of its kind in North America. Although the days of the coin-operated 45 RPM records are long gone, the tradition lives on in our digital era. All models are powered by a Peavey 1,600 watt amplifier, 5 speaker, dual 3-way sound system with USB port, and are available with either a conventional CD mechanism or with a 19-inch touchscreen and hard-drive system by Qsonix, built exclusively for Rock-Ola (see story below). The touch screen Music Center server jukebox has 1 Tb capacity for over 13,000 CDs (depending on compression preference). And like standalone music servers, the Rock-Ola automatically acquires album data, cover art, song titles, even album reviews.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">A double tap on the screen will give you a 7-second audio preview. You can create and edit playlists and manipulate song order. Playlists can be automatically created based on theme, tone, style or era. The user-managed SoftFade engine delivers smooth cross-fade and soft volume transitions in multiple modes. And then of course, there are the oh-so-cool aesthetics: the exotic woods, the cut glass mirrors, the bubblers, the peacock...makes you want to move into a 50's diner.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more about Rock-Ola, <a href="http://www.rock-ola.com/" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <div style="text-align: justify">Dimensions: 33-inches W x 27&quot; D x 60&quot; H. Weight is approximately 300 lbs.</div> <p>The Peacock Touch Screen Music Center model has an MSRP of $7,995</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22122">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22122#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:03:01 -0800 MarkE 22122 at http://www.hemagazine.com QSonix New Generation Elevates Music Server Style, Performance and Sound http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22120 <div style="text-align: justify">Sporting a superior, new design, the QSonix Q2 series music management servers are built on next generation hardware &amp; software platform and incorporate Wadia Digital's renowned digital audio output technology, elevating the category to a new reference level in high performance audio. The whisper-quiet Q2 systems are available with choice of 1TB or 2TB of premium hard drive storage and either 15&quot;, 17&quot; or 19&quot; touchscreen controllers. Both units also include built-in support for desktop PC/Mac and iPhone, iPod touch and iPad remote control operation. The systems include a high-resolution, refined GUI and iPad-compatible remote control interface.</div> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22120">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22120#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:41:21 -0800 MarkE 22120 at http://www.hemagazine.com The First Tabletop Pandora Internet Radio http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22108 <div style="text-align: justify">Grace Digital Audio, manufacturer of Wi-Fi connected home audio solutions, has recently released a new all-in-one advanced tabletop radio featuring Pandora. Grace's Model# GDI-IR2550p is the first and only tabletop radio that incorporates the same features that Pandora listeners use on computers and smart phones, including 1-button access to the thumbs up/down song selection and play/pause functions. Listeners can also skip, play, pause, and even bookmark songs directly from the remote and front control panel.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22108">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22108#comments Hot Products Multiroom Audio/Video News Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:10:46 -0800 MarkE 22108 at http://www.hemagazine.com New Media Center Unveiled Today http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22007 <div style="text-align: justify">Today, Western Digital (WD) announced the debut of its new Live Hub media center. Actually, it was unveiled at a press bash at Siren Studios in Hollywood, last night. Awesome party. Live Hub's 1 TB hard drive will store music, videos, vacation slideshows, photos and other personal entertainment. For you non-techies, a terabyte is in excess of over one thousand gigabytes. That's big. Sporting 2 USB ports, Live Hub is also expandable. Live Hub supports a wide variety of video formats. It is also a media server - connection to your home network via Ethernet gives you access to video streaming, photos and music from any Mac, PC or material on the Internet. Video can also be streamed to a WD TV Live media player or any DLNA/UpnP compatible TV, Blu-ray player or game console. Users also can stream content from their WD TV Live Hub media center to iPads<sup>TM</sup>, iPhones® or Android<sup>TM</sup>smartphones using third-party applications. It is also compatible with Windows® 7, including the &quot;Play To&quot; feature.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22007">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22007#comments Product Reviews Home Automation &amp; Remotes Multiroom Audio/Video News Whole Home/Custom Install News Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:51:48 -0700 MarkE 22007 at http://www.hemagazine.com DS Directed Soundfield Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers from Niles http://www.hemagazine.com/Niles_directed_soundfield_cieling_mount <!--paging_filter--> <p>The DS Directed Soundfield Clieling Mount is a new, updated loudspeaker line by Niles. This easy-to-install ceiling mount loudspeaker offers audiophile performance and unobtrusive aesthetics.</p></p> <p>The speakers blend into environments easily because they feature paintable, low profile, magnetically attached grilles. The good sound quality comes from Niles’ patented pivoting tweeter and woofer technologies. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Niles_directed_soundfield_cieling_mount">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Niles_directed_soundfield_cieling_mount#comments Multiroom Audio/Video Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:41:59 -0700 liz123 21873 at http://www.hemagazine.com Micromega AirStream WM-10 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Micromega_AirStream_WM-10_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Wireless DAC </strong></p> <p>The AirStream is an interesting product. </p> <p>It's a wireless DAC, nothing more, but in its standard setup the way it goes about it is rather quirky. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Micromega_AirStream_WM-10_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Micromega_AirStream_WM-10_Review#comments Product Reviews Multiroom Audio/Video Other Audio Gear Pre-amps &amp; Processors Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:03:29 -0700 geoffm 21780 at http://www.hemagazine.com