CEDIA 2015

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Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments
In-wall speaker pioneer SpeakerCraft stole the show at the Core Brands press event at CEDIA when it demonstrated the first Atmos-enabled in-wall speaker module we’ve seen.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments
Despite all the hoopla over the new immersive surround-sound formats, stereo is still very much in the mix at Pioneer’s CEDIA exhibit, where the company is spotlighting a limited-edition reference-grade headphone, portable digital audio player, and stereo receiver with networking and high-resolution playback capabilities.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
There are both advantages and disadvantages to acoustically transparent screens. On the downside they reduce screen gain as some of the light passes through them rather than contributing to the brightness of the image. They also affect the sound, however slightly, in much the same way (though sometimes more significantly) as grill on a speaker. And their lack of a completely smooth texture can reduce resolution, which will be even more important with 4K than with 1080p HD.

On the upside they position the sound to best support the picture on the screen...

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
Polish home automation company, Fibar Group, is wiping up the competition in gesture control devices with the introduction of the Fibaro SWIPE.
John Sciacca  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  0 comments
TiO stands for Turn it On, and the company is looking for ways to breathe new life into existing, outdated audio systems with a system that is incredible retrofit friendly. Imagine turning your old, lame analog only volume control system into a state-of-the art streaming music system with multiple zones and app based control over all of your favorite music services including high-res audio up to 192/24-bit and you have an idea what TiO is bringing to the table.

Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments
The race is on to see who will be first to market with a Dolby Atmos-enabled in-wall speaker. As noted in yesterday’s report, SpeakerCraft is staging an impressive demo of its working Atmos 100 Height Module here at CEDIA 2015. A few aisles away, Triad has its own Atmos-enabled module, the cleverly named InWall Height Module.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
The Trinnov preamp-processor definitely falls into the "if you have to ask" category. But as long as you're asking, $17,000 will get you a version with 8 outputs and $21,000 will give you 16...
Bob Ankosko  |  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.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
These lucky showgoers (probably weary AV scribes worn out from a hard day spend pounding the keys) catch a few winks before getting back to the grindstone.
John Sciacca  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  First Published: Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
Control leader, URC, launched two new products in its Total Control series that together deliver total housewide automation control for under $1000.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  1 comments
Vivitek launched three new projectors at CEDIA 2015.
Darryl Wilkinson  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  1 comments
Because CEDIA was close enough to home (9 hours), I was able to drive to Dallas rather than suffer the indignities of flying through DFW—and it was cheaper than flying, too. Since I’m cheap, I stayed at a cheap hotel in Oklahoma last night on my way here. I don’t expect much out of a hotel. A bed. Running water. Maybe a toilet, too. This particular hotel included, of all things, a DVD player and a flat-panel TV! (Bonus, right?) It also included one of the most horrendous installs of electronic equipment I’ve ever run across in a public place...