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Devialet was at CEDIA for the commencement fourth dimension that I can remember. Since information technology was CEDIA, they had a surround demo. They called the organisation a “vii.7” setup which was essentially vii of their Gilt Phantoms in a 7-aqueduct environs configuration. The .7 was implied by each unit of measurement’southward internal bass unit.
The Golds are the new update of this very pop all-in-one solution (powered speaker with highly flexible control interface). They can be configured as a single mono unit, 2 for stereo, or multiple for environment and/or multi-room.
The Golds are rated from 14 Hz – 27 kHz, four,500 watts peak per channel and retail for $2,990 each. The setting was an open enclosure on the main floor and they played a clip from “Kingsman: Secret Service”. Despite the hard conditions, the bass was visceral and the overall presentation was warm but with fantabulous detail retrieval
Bang and Olufsen
Bang and Olufsen was showing off a pair of the Lab xc speakers. Each chiffonier contains 18 drivers in a 3D assortment. They utilize DSP then you can use them in 1 of three modes: narrow, broad or omni.
Narrow eliminates side reflections and is good for a single listener in the sweetness spot. Broad would exist for typical stereo listening for more than 1 listener. Omni sprays sound equally throughout the room and would exist akin to a party mode.
This is the second time I have heard the BeoLab ninety’s and the get-go where all modes were supported. The effects were uncanny and the audio is of the highest order.
Pro Audio Technology
I checked out a really incredible demo by Pro Audio Technology. This company concentrates on loftier end speakers and amplification for congenital-in applications. All their products are solidly made and capable of loftier sound pressure levels and inaudible levels of distortion. They are used in custom screening rooms or for distributed audio.
One new production they were showing was this swell little coaxial speaker for elevation channels. The tweeter is a horn loaded compression driver that can be seen through the acoustically transparent dust cap.
They besides had a live demo of one of their smaller ready ups that sorta blew me abroad with its dynamics – dynamics with no strain and I would look piffling if whatever fatigue over time. It was a 9.2.4 channel arrangement and all clips were in Atmos. It was maybe a bit too loud for my tastes but definitely demo worthy. This was i of the better demos I heard at the show.
Revel is launching a new line of outdoor speakers.
They take three new products for landscapes – an underground sub, a spotlight blazon speaker and an omnidirectional speaker. These speakers have taps for 70V, 100V or viii ohm operation. All are built to the very loftier standard that has made Revel an manufacture stand out. I honey that the omnidirectional speakers can be ordered with internal lighting!
They too have a pair of outdoor box speakers that take a similar hook up flexibility with a rigid, secure ball and socket mounting organisation. They are dubbed the M55XC and M80XC. They both have aluminum dome tweeters and aluminum cone woofers that are 5-1/ii″ and eight″ respectively. $600 a pair for the M55XC and $900 a pair for the M80XC. I will be getting a pair to review presently.
Martin Logan appear a lineup of new electrostatic eye channel speakers. The one on the very top is the Focus™ ESL C18 which is designed for wall mounting while the large i on the lower left is the Illusion™ ESL C34A which is designed to be placed on the floor beneath your screen. Prices are $iii,495 and $6,995 respectively.
Also shown is the ESL C (lower right) which is the first electrostatic speaker Martin Logan has made that can be installed in a cabinet, $ane,699.95.
Image is expanding its product lineup to include their first loftier functioning outdoor loudspeaker system. The Garden Oasis speakers are said to deliver dynamic, natural sound, and weatherproof technology.
The fully scalable arrangement includes iv-inch and six-inch satellite speakers, too every bit 10-inch and 12-inch subwoofers. Each satellite speaker tin exist switched between 8 ohm, 70V and 100V options. Epitome’south patent awaiting Reduced Edge Diffraction (Carmine™) engineering enhances dispersion characteristics and performance.
Prices – Garden Oasis G04: $299 U.s. MSRP/ea; Garden Oasis GO6: $549 United states MSRP/ea; Garden Oasis 10SW: $i,699 US MSRP/ea; Garden Oasis 12SW: $2,299 US MSRP/ea. These products volition brainstorm aircraft in December 2016.
Anthem announced a new integrated amplifier, the STR. Featuring an entirely new platform and amplifier engineering, the STR embodies a fresh industrial design and premium audio circuit componentry.
Available in black or argent, the units characteristic Anthem Room Correction (ARC™) for two-aqueduct. They have inputs for moving magnet and moving curl phono cartridges.
As well included is a high-resolution pre-amplifier section and high current, high output amplifier section – 600W continuous @ ii ohms.
The DAC section features South/PDIF, AES/EBU inputs, too equally Asynchronous USB with support for USB, which supports 32-chip/384 kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz sources. The amplifier featuring a lovely front Thin Film Transistor (TFT™) brandish for a high-resolution readout.
The STR Integrated Amplifier is priced at $iv,499 (US MSRP) and is the beginning of a new suite of premium two-channel / stereo products from Anthem, and will be available at sectional Anthem dealers in early 2017.
Prototype introduced two new soundbars – the Pw Soundbar and the Soundplay. These powered soundbars are able to create an immersive environment-sound experience. Featuring avant-garde wireless connectivity, these soundbars are building blocks to a whole-domicile ecosystem.
PW Soundbar and Soundplay are suitable for whatever space, with the selection to wall-mountain the unit higher up or below a goggle box, or only place information technology on a credenza or shelf. Both soundbars measure 46-inches and are designed to pair with televisions 55-inches and larger.
Pw Soundbar (US MSRP: $1,299) and Soundplay (United states of america MSRP: $899) start shipping early 2017.
Onkyo was showing their new RZ Serial flagship THX Ultra2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel PR-RZ5100 Network A/5 Controller, which is scheduled to be available next month.
This unit includes 11.ii channel preamp RCA and balanced XLR connectors. Users can add together additional height or ceiling speakers to unlock the total multi-dimensional experience delivered by congenital in Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, which incorporates DTS Neural:10™ engineering to up-mix lossless multichannel surroundings formats such every bit DTS Master Audio™, to emulate height effects and give listeners a 3D experience that’s close to a native object-based soundtrack.
The Pre pro offers Google Cast™, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Spotify®, TIDAL, TuneIn, and Pandora® with any app-based audio amusement cast seamlessly to the theater room and beyond using a user-friendly Onkyo Remote application.
This unit features Onkyo’due south proprietary AccuEQ and AccuReflex technologies to optimally balanced and phase-align sound in any listening space.
I heard a few of these in demos around the show and was might impressed with the audio quality I heard.
The PR-RZ5100 is priced at $2,399 MSRP will exist available next month.
Here is a shot of the all-new Onkyo TX-RZ3100 11.2-channel receiver with newly designed amplifiers that are rated to put out 140 watts into 8 ohms.
Like the PR-RZ5100, this unit of measurement has the latest HDMI chipsets and is a network receiver that can stream Google Cast™, AirPlay®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Spotify®, TIDAL, TuneIn, and Pandora®.
The people at NAD really hustled to ringlet out around 25 new products this year! They all helped expand on the incredible Blusound ecosystem in i manner or another.
This is their all new BluOS enabled soundbar, the Pulse ($999.00). This bar has six drivers and is backed with 120 watts of power. Bass extension is down to 55 Hz. This is decent extension and tin can exist augmented by adding their matching sub, the 6.v″ Pulse sub ($599.00) which sports a 100W congenital-in amp and is likewise wireless.
These products can exist controlled past Mac’due south, PC’due south, iOS or Android devices.
NAD has 2 new Masters Serial products as well.
On top of this stack is the Masters Serial M50.2 Digital Music player. This is a BluOS enabled High Resolution Network Music Player with the ability to decode MQA files. Information technology has built in WiFi adequacy. Internal storage is iv TB total in a RAID 1 array so there is effectively a total storage capability of 2 TB. It has the line’s iconic touchscreen display.
Just below the M50.2 is the NAD M32 Direct Digital Integrated Amp which is conservatively rated to deliver 150 wpc into viii ohms. The dynamic ability rating is over 350 W! It has a phono stage and is modular with four MDC expansion slots. It has a built in headphone amp too.
NAD was as well showing iii new Classic Serial components.
2nd from the superlative is the new C 568 CD player which is said to be a substantial upgrade over the venerable C 565 BEE.
Below it are a pair of new integrated amps. The C 368 (fourscore wpc) and the C 388 (150wpc). Both have Bluetooth with Aptx, asynchronous USB inputs, subwoofer outputs and MDC Expansion slots. They have depression power-consuming Class D amplification modules.
I finally got a chance to listen to AudioControl’south crawly little Bijou600 amplifier. This is a solid little integrated amp with an internal high performance Wolfson DAC and wireless volume control. Information technology puts out 100 wpc into eight ohms (200 wpc, iv ohms). The Bijou 600 has been designed to be 1U high rack mountable or situated discretely in a room (behind a Goggle box or in a wall cavity). It is a perfect companion to streaming sound systems, video displays with digital outputs also every bit powering speaker set-ups and all local audio needs. Powerful, audiophile quality, AccuBASS™, multiple digital and analog inputs and outputs all in a 1U one/2 rack chassis.
The sound of this fiddling guy was surprising in its natural ease and power.
Also shown is AudioControl’s excellent and very flexible control system that is used for system set and ongoing maintenance, monitoring and command. It is very slick.
Torus Power was showing many of their power isolation products at CEDIA this year. Shown here is the AVR Series which starts with an isolation transformer and adds voltage relation. The transformer is designed and built by Plitron. Ethernet and RS 232 connectivity for gear up up, monitoring and remote control.
As well shown is a Wall Mountain Series pick. These are available up to 100 amps. Just like “Tool Time”, arr, arr, arr!!
I sat in on a live demo of Yamaha’s newest soundbar, the YSP-5600 which just so happens to be the first soundbar on the planet with DTS:X comparability.
The demo room was approximately 8′ past 12′. The unit played louder than I expected with an active sub integrated into the system. They played a clip from Everest that had very convincing surround furnishings. Information technology was interesting to hear the effects plummet on 1 side when somebody opened the door briefly.
This unit has Yamaha’s Soundcast System, Bluetooth, WiFi and 44 individual drivers ($1,699.95). Add $549.99 for the NS-SW300 powered subwoofer.
Yamaha showcased the WX-010 MusicCast wireless speaker. Available individually, the WX-010 ($199.99 MSRP) offers users the ability to starting time a MusicCast system from a unmarried speaker and expand when they are ready, 1 speaker or component at a time.
The unit embodies avant-garde sound engineering expertise and achieves a high level of sound performance from a convenient form factor (most five” W ten vii″ H x 5” D). It has a 3.5-inch main driver and 1-inch tweeter on the front end, complemented by dual opposing passive radiators on each side.
It supports the latest high-res audio files formats — including Apple tree® Lossless (ALAC) up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, likewise as FLAC, AIFF and WAV files up to 192 kHz / 24-chip.
The WX-010 can stream content over its a Bluetooth® connection and this Bluetooth stream can in turn be redistributed via Wi-Fi to other MusicCast devices in the habitation.
These are the Dynaudio Contour 20’s. The bass driver is a lightweight 7″ cone. The existent story is that these speakers accept vaunted Ecostar2 soft-dome tweeters which are the same as the tweeters they developed for their flagship models. The sound was gloriously addicting to exist honest. The baffles are aluminum and the cabinets are curved to reduce diffraction. At $5,000 a pair, I retrieve these may exist an excellent bargain for what you lot get.
PMC impressed with their new model twenty5.24 compact floorstanders. They are the smaller towers in the eye of this lineup. They are part of a whole new series of speakers by PMC.
The woofer is a half dozen.5″ G-weave cone with a 1″ soft dome tweeter. Claimed bass response is to 27 Hz courtesy the manual line loading configuration.
In listening, I establish the upright bass to be extremely tuneful and the vocals stood out in their transparency and naturalness of timbre. I may asking a pair of these speakers for review!