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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 11, 2006 0 comments
Two new Architectural Speaker Series (otherwise known as in-wall and in-ceiling speakers) models are coming from Definitive Technology this fall. The Reference Ceiling Speaker UIW RCS II is designed for use as in-ceiling front main left, center, and right speakers or as rear or side speakers. Built like a brick house, the RSC II uses a non-resonant, sealed, medite enclosure. The sealed enclosure helps the speaker to provide nearly identical performance regardless of the available air space above the ceiling. The new model is a serious in-ceiling offering. With outer dimensions of 15.5 inches by 15.5 inches (and 5 7/8 inches deep), the RCS II is large enough to hold a forward-angled D'Appolito driver array using two 5.25-inch bass/midrange drivers and a one-inch pure aluminum tweeter plus a pair of 6.5-inch pressure-coupled planar low-bass radiators.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 07, 2006 0 comments
Sony put a little more "pro" and a little less "sumer" in its latest high-definition camcorder, the HDR-FX7. The new $3,500 model is the first 1080i HDV camcorder to include Sony's three-chip ClearVID CMOS sensor technology, of which Sony claims the primary benefits are high-speed data transfer rates and lower power consumption. The three-chip configuration along with Sony's "Enhanced Imaging Processor" is said to provide higher video resolution, greater light sensitivity with minimal amounts of picture noise, and more accurate color reproduction than previous Sony models.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments
Bang & Olufsen has come out with another electronics-with-style product - this time in the form of a 23-inch LCD TV. The Danish manufacturer says the new BeoCenter 6-23 incorporates a 23-inch 16:9 TFT LCD panel with an "anti-reflection coated and high-glare" screen that is designed to improve contrast and brightness - especially in day lit rooms. The new screen also offers a wider viewing angle, a feature that B&O says is especially important in a TV placed in a kitchen or hallway, which are typical locations for a home owner's secondary television.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 31, 2006 0 comments
Jazz fans will have something to sing about on October 24th when Giving' It Up, a collaboration of singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson and vocalist/songwriter Al Jarreau - both multiple GRAMMY winners, will be released as a Monster Music SuperDisc.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 25, 2006 0 comments
Auralex Acoustics will be introducing a complete do-it-yourself home-theater room treatment system at the upcoming Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Denver, Colorado.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 18, 2006 0 comments
Tributaries Cable, the no-nonsense (and even less hype) cable and accessories company, is bringing out a new gadget that aims to maintain the full performance of high-definition video over HDMI cable runs as long as 50 meters (165 feet).
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 16, 2006 0 comments
Flat-panel TVs and high-tech A/V gear may look cool, but in actual operation they're often physically far from it. Active Thermal Management has a way to keep displays and other heat-generating components (like amplifiers) mounted in tight spaces cool and comfortable. Reducing excess heat generated by these devices can often mean much longer lifespans and higher reliability.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 15, 2006 0 comments
Planar Home Theater is a new division of the parent company, Planar Systems (primarily known for commercial and industrial flat-panel displays), aimed at bringing unique video technologies to the specialty home theater market. The new division's first product is a front-projection screen, the Planar Xscreen.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 11, 2006 0 comments
Outlaw Audio has introduced an enhanced companion model to the company's much loved and loudly played LFM-1 subwoofer. In standard mode, the new LFM-1 Plus performs almost identically to the original version, which Outlaw Audio says is capable of delivering linear bass response down to 25 Hz with an output level of up to 115 dB "in most rooms".