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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 12, 2015 0 comments
Hoping to bring Hi-Res Music to an audience beyond audiophiles, executives from Sony, Best Buy, and three major record labels gathered at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store on New York City’s Columbus Circle this evening to announce that Hi-Res listening stations have been installed in 79 Magnolia Design Center stores across the country.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 09, 2015 0 comments
Actually, yes. The Rufus Cuff is a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled Android OS “wrist communicator” with a 3.2-inch screen created by startup Rufus Labs.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments
Imagine if you could focus sound the same way you beam light from a flashlight. Think of the possibilities. You could direct sound to Bill, and Betty, who’s sitting right next to him, wouldn’t hear a thing. Sort of like headphones without…uh… the ’phones.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 03, 2015 1 comments
Andrew Jones has an impressive history in loudspeakers, having served as the chief speaker engineer at KEF, Infinity, Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD), and Pioneer, where he established a reputation for designing budget speakers that sound shockingly good. In May, following the merger of Pioneer and Onkyo, Germany’s ELAC announced that Jones had not only joined the company as vice president of engineering but was already working on a new line of speakers.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
It might take a minute to process what you’re looking at. Those squiggly figures are not pieces from a life-size puzzle, and you won’t find them in the gift shop at Muir Woods (or some other rustic destination). Nope. What you see is the brainchild of Sia Rezaei, who had been building speakers as a hobby until he took on the challenge of making “some awesome desktop speakers” back in 2010.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments
Walking the aisles of last week’s CEDIA Expo I stumbled upon the Whisper II TV lift from Touchstone of Exton, PA.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 21, 2015 1 comments
Indy Audio Labs (IAL), keeper of the iconic Acurus and Aragon brands, has announced production of the Acurus ACT 4, a state-of-the-art preamp/processor featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround processing that fueled a number of riveting immersive surround demos at the recent CEDIA Expo.

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Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments
Monitor Audio has applied knowhow from its flagship line of freestanding speakers to the new CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X speakers, which use the company’s latest drivers in a “super compact” three-way in-wall configuration only 4 inches deep.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 18, 2015 1 comments
It’s been a few years since I checked out motion seating (had a butt massage) at an electronics tradeshow so I stopped by the Jaymar booth at CEDIA 2015 to experience the “world premiere of new luxury D-Box motion-enabled seating.”
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 17, 2015 0 comments
The bright green fiberglass-reinforced plastic enclosure of the Subterrain-12 caught my eye as I walked the aisles of CEDIA 2015. Designed to be buried 3 feet under, the subterranean subwoofer has a 12-inch driver that vents through a mushroom dome that blends nicely into landscaped areas.

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