John Sciacca  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  First Published: Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
The new Transformer outdoor theater system from Stealth Acoustics goes from nothing to something awesome in less than a minute.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  First Published: Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Want to watch the new movie Joker on opening night in the comfort of your own home theater? Red Carpet Home Cinema has a system that can make that happen…provided you can pay for the privilege.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments
It should come as no surprise that CEDIA is filled with passive soundbars — custom installers generally prefer to go the passive route, which allows them to install a bar snugly in or on the wall below a flat-panel TV, with power coming from a separate, rack-mounted amplifier. It should also come as no surprise that passive soundbars are part of Paradigm's extensive speaker mix, which now includes the new Millenia LP Trio that made its debut at CEDIA 2019.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments
MartinLogan's demo of its new Masterpiece CI Series in-wall speakers has proven to be one of the more ear-catching events at CEDIA 2019. The 9.4.4 speaker demonstration used a pair of Statement 40XW (shown at right), five Monument 7XW, two Tribute 5XW, and four Sistine 4XC in-ceiling speakers augmented by a quartet of the company's Dynamo 1600X subwoofers. Movie clips used included a particularly face-melting segment from the Alita:Battle Angel Ultra HD Blu-ray.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  3 comments
High-end home theater owners know JBL Synthesis as a brand that delivers high-end, no-holds-barred performance. The company today introduced two 16-channel immersive surround-sound controllers at CEDIA that bring renowned high-end performance and a fully loaded feature set to drastically lower price points.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Launched at the high-end Munich audio show this past May, Lexicon displayed its new SL-1 active loudspeaker at CEDIA. The flagship system takes a radically different approach to providing either a pinpoint audio image or room filling sound by employing a ring of individually amplified and controlled drivers. The speakers can be freely positioned and use advanced beam steering technology to aim and focus the sweet spot almost anywhere in the room to ensure the best possible sound at the listening position.
SV Staff  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Pro Audio Technology, the Lake Forest, CA-based speaker specialist that blurs the line between pro and consumer audio, is showcasing a sophisticated amplifier/controller with swiss-army-knife-like functionality at the CEDIA Expo 2019 exhibition, which opened today in Denver.
SV Staff  |  Sep 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins is using CEDIA Expo as the launchpad for a high-performance compact speaker it is adding to the Formation Suite series of wireless speakers introduced last spring.
Michael Trei  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Build Quality

Build Quality
PRICE $2,900 (as tested)

Lively and dynamic sound
Optimized for movies
Outstanding value for money
Awkward form factor
Drab cosmetic

By combining the benefits of both THX certification and Dolby Atmos, this superb high-value home theater speaker package from Monoprice knocks it out of the park.

What's in a name? If visions of $10 HDMI and iPhone Lightning cables pop into your head when you hear the name Monoprice, you should know that the company introduced the premium Monolith brand a few years back to move beyond its image as an online peddler of low-cost cables. Think of Monolith as being a bit like Genesis is to Hyundai: a fresh name free of the parent brand's bargain basement associations.

SV Staff  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments
Ready for an influx of new AV gear? Ready or not, a bevy of new products are waiting to be introduced when the exhibition part of CEDIA Expo 2019 gets underway tomorrow.