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HT Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2003 0 comments
Proficient
It's just not home theater without some kickin' bass, and that's what you get from Proficient's new subwoofers. The S10 model features a front-firing, 10-inch, paper-cone woofer and a 120-watt internal amplifier, as well as anticlipping circuitry, which is said to provide maximum output without audible distortion. Proficient's S8 model (shown here) is similar to the S10, but it houses an 8-inch woofer. Proficient says that the S8 features a driver, amplifier, and crossover network that are optimized for its smaller cabinet and that this more-petite sub has the gusto to provide enough bass output for most midsized home theater rooms. The S10 and S8 cost $450 and $350, respectively.
Proficient
(909) 787-9940
www.proficientaudio.com
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HT Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2003 0 comments
Apex Digital
It might look a bit small if you compare it with the 50-inch big boys, but Apex's 42-inch PL 42HD12W plasma display can hold its own in the category and has a wallet-friendly price. The wall-mountable PL 42HD12W's case is 53 inches wide by 28.5 tall by only 4 thick, and it supports 480p, 720p, and 1080i material. Inside, you'll find a digital comb filter and deinterlacing with 3:2-pulldown detection. On the outside, there's one DVI input and one RGB input, as well as inputs for component, S-video, and composite video and outputs for computer audio and standard speakers. It's a nice overall package that covers all of the bases for $3,999.
Apex Digital
(909) 930-1239
www.apexdigitalinc.com
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2003 0 comments
Lowell/Edwards
It's pretty. It's functional. It's Lowell/Edwards' Asymmetric Wall Unit. This elegant unit manages an entire A/V system. The central section is a matte-black-lacquered cabinet that houses all of your components, and you can add drawers to the 36-inch-high granite countertop to hold remotes, software, or whatever you like. The right section of the unit features a platform that can accommodate up to a 32-inch-diagonal display and swivels 180 degrees. Other nice perks are handsome display shelves, cherry-veneer pocket doors that open to reveal a dry bar, and space for three small monitors to suspend from the lower of the two horizontal top panels. This simply beautiful wall unit retails for $12,500.
Lowell/Edwards
(212) 980-2862
www.lowelledwards.com
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HT Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2012 0 comments
Let the holiday shopping begin! New products for your consideration, ranging from a 55-inch 3D HDTV to a unique pair of noise-canceling headphones featuring solid wood earcups to a sleek on-wall surround speaker.
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HT Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2003 0 comments
AudioControl
What if every product you bought was built with only award-winning designs? The world would be a kinder, gentler place, that's for sure. AudioControl is doing their part with their new Architect Model 950, which uses the same Class H Architect amplifier design that made the Model 1250 a past CEDIA Product of the Year. According to the company, AudioControl's Class H multi-rail design provides cool operation without using noisy fan mechanisms. The 16-channel, multizone amplifier features a five-band room-correction equalizer, and it uses BiMOS output channels for a dynamic, 4-ohm output of 55 watts. The compact unit takes up only 7 inches of panel height (four rack spaces), but a rack-mount adapter is also available. The Architect Model 950 is constructed on an all-metal chassis and retails for $3,250.
AudioControl
(425) 778-8461
www.audiocontrol.com
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2004 0 comments
SPD-Smart
If those new windows from MW cost a fortune and you don't want to cover them with curtains or shades whenever you watch a movie in your home theater, consider using SPD-Smart windows. You control the window's tint and decide how much heat, light, and glare you want to enter the room. SPD-Smart says that the windows offer a limitless number of options between clear and dark states, so you can go from a darkened theater to a sun-filled room instantly. Imagine never having to clean between every single blind or wash those dust-filled curtains. Pricing starts at $70 per square foot.
SPD-Smart
(888) SPD-REFR
www.smartglass.com
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HT Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2004 0 comments
Niles Audio
Looking for a sexy touchscreen to finish off that custom install? Niles' new IntelliPad TS-1 Ci touchscreen keypad uses the latest LCD touchscreen technology for a new level of elegance and control convenience, the company says. Use the TS-1 with Niles' multizone systems to distribute audio and video to destinations within your home. The hard keys are backlit, and your favorite function keys, which give you one-touch access to your favorite radio stations and satellite channels, are clearly labeled. The TS-1 features both manual and PC programming using the free software. With the white faceplate, the unit measures 5.19 inches wide by 4.5 high. The TS-1 will cost you $550.
Niles
(305) 238-4373
www.nilesaudio.com
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HT Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1 comments
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HT Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2004 0 comments
PSB Speakers
Nothing pleases us more than to hear that the manufacturer of a solid product has introduced a complement to said product. Such is the case with PSB's new SubSonic 9 subwoofer ($1,599), which the company designed to be the perfect complement to their Platinum Series speakers. The sub has dual 10-inch woofers in an opposing-woofer design. According to PSB, this design cancels the opposite directional force exerted by a single woofer so that less energy is lost as the two forces interact with the cabinet. The Class H amp delivers a rated 400 watts of continuous output. Look for the SubSonic 9 early in the fourth quarter.
PSB Speakers
(905) 831-6555
www.psbspeakers.com
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HT Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2004 0 comments
KEF
What if you could get the same digital surround sound from a speaker system without running all of those wires across the floor of your home theater? If that's your wish, then KEF's new Instant Theatre, or KIT100, is right up your alley. The system—which features two compact front speakers, a hideaway subwoofer, and a DVD/receiver unit with an AM/FM tuner—utilizes NXT's flat-panel technology to produce surround sound from just two speakers. Each die-cast aluminum speaker is designed to minimize cabinet vibrations and features a 4-inch Uni-Q driver array with a 0.6-inch tweeter. It's nearly impossible to mess up the setup process, as the four supplied cables are shaped for their respective fittings. The progressive-scan DVD player is compatible with CD-Rs/-RWs and MP3-encoded CDs, and the unit includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS decoding. The Instant Theatre is all yours for $1,500.
KEF
(732) 683-2356
www.kef.com

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