Steven Stone

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Steven Stone Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments

Although exhibits at THE SHOW were primarily an example of how out of touch some high-end audio manufacturers are with reality, Magnepan's Wendell Diller demonstrated that given a deadline with a wad of money at the end a fertile mind can find a way to solve a technical problem. True dipole ribbon speakers don't lend themselves to in-wall placement, but when the owner of a large and well-heeled casino chose Magnepans for their high-roller suites Diller devised a way. He automated his panels so when the video display is turned on the panels swing away from the wall, ready for action. With an adjustable angle and automatic reset if bumped, these Maggies are ready to deliver more sparkle than a trough full of slot machine quarters

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments

Atlantic Technology unveiled a new in-wall speaker that features an adjustable crossover that alters the speaker's lobbing effects to better control the speakers imaging and harmonic balance. Even when situated relatively high on the wall behind a Screen Research acoustically transparent screen the sound seemed to come from several feel below the speaker's actual physical position. Magic? No just solid engineering.

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 16, 2006 0 comments

Limelight audio premiered their line of furniture with built-in speakers. With full 360 degree dispersion due to an upward firing midrange/tweeter and downward firing woofer, these granite veneered cabinets have their own patent pending and a three-way light switch. They actually make sound and can produce filament shaking bass.

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 13, 2006 Published: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

If you want to attract journalists, give them a free lunch.

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

The new Paradigm Atom loudspeaker. An old favorite made even better, or so they say...

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

Got 02? Sales of fresh 100% oxygen were brisk in the show hall.

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

The new slogan for DVD HD is "The look and sound of perfect." Where have we heard this before?

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 13, 2006 Published: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

The equipment rack in the CEDIA Home of Electronic Lifestyles, jointly sponsored by HP and Lifeware provided the heart of a connected home on display across from the convention center. Perhaps putting the rack holding the utility gear for the bathroom would not always be the best choice.

Steven Stone Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

Dynaudio made an impression with their Confidence C-4 in a new piano black finish, for only $18,000 a pair MSRP. Liberace would be proud.

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