Mark Henninger  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  First Published: Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments
A successful trade show has a special energy to it. You get a buzz out of the traffic, the constant hum, and the ever-present chance of bumping into someone you know to share anecdotes. In that sense, CEDIA 2022 in Dallas ranks as a huge success, a return to form for a show that experienced a couple of rough years due to COVID.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments
Though KEF did not physically attend the CEDIA 2022 in Dallas last week, the iconic British brand was there in spirit. Hours before the Expo opened its doors, the company announced the addition of two THX-certified models to its line of architectural speakers — an in-ceiling/wall subwoofer and its first a three-way coaxial design.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  3 comments
Readers new to the home theater universe might not be aware that the Blu-ray video disc format wasn't always the only game in town. Back in the late aughts it was engaged in a brief but hard fought format war with a similar competitor for the consumer's high definition dollars: HD DVD.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 03, 2022  |  1 comments
The show in Dallas is over but the memories remain. It was no ordinary expo, three years have passed since I last attended a CEDIA, and the relief in seeing folks face-to-face and getting hands-on with gear was palpable. So too was the sense of having fast-forwarded to the future, the changes in tech reflected skipping right from 2019 to 2022, instead of seeing the usual yearly increment. Here's a slice of what got my attention on the show floor, our Sound & Vision Editor's Picks for CEDIA 2022.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  First Published: Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments
SVS designs subwoofers, speakers, electronics, and even cables for audiophiles seeking quality and performance at a fair price. But those who know its roots know it made its name with subwoofers. At CEDIA 2022 in Dallas, the company had its 3000 In-Wall on display. And not just static display, they had it churning out tunes!
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  0 comments
JBL has a deep history in the world of pro audio, one that reaches back to the early days of motion picture sound. Today the company is dominant in live concert and movie theater sound, and it also has a ton of speaker options for custom install applications including its high-end Synthesis lineup. The latter made its booth one of the most impressive at CEDIA 2022.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  0 comments
This year at CEDIA Sony had a huge booth containing three home theater demo rooms. There’s the mega-system with the VPL-GTZ380, which I describe in this post. But that projector’s $80,000 price point and 10,000-lumen output are beyond what most home theater owners want to spend or need in terms of output. However, the company is quick to point out that in terms of how the image is created—with three of its new 4K-native 2160 x 3840 resolution SXRD chips its Z-Phosphor light source, and the X1 Ultimate for projector processor—the three new laser models share the same hardware with the big pro model.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
Subwoofer aficionados in America still know the Velodyne name, despite the company having gone dormant and changing ownership in 2019. Founded in 1983, Velodyne Acoustics received over 200 patents for subwoofer-related technologies. The new ownership, located in Hamburg Germany, has partnered with Origin Acoustics to bring the brand back to the U.S., albeit strictly through the CI (custom install) channel. That means if you want to buy one, or just find out how much they cost, you’ll have to contact a custom installer
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
Samsung’s MS1A is a 110” 4K micro-LED TV. It uses the same direct-view LED technology as modular, professional video walls that are used for billboards, giant video displays like you see in sports arenas, and super high-end home theaters. What Samsung has done is shrunk the LEDs to the point where 4K worth of pixels fits in a 110” screen and packaged it as a TV, no assembly required.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
In a show where it’s easy to become jaded by the impressive home theater AV systems found in the demo rooms, one audition stood above all the rest. The Christie Eclipse demo by Absolute Ultimate AV has set the standard by which I will judge all other projection-based systems. It is a technological wonder, a 4K system that offers the visual impact of an OLED TV at the large screen sizes home theater demands.