CES 2018

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John Sciacca  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Linksys is wowing gamers at CES with a smokin’ router built just for them.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  9 comments
What you are looking at here is Marantz’s new flagship pre-amp/processor, the AV8805. It also happens to be the next pre-amp I’m planning on buying for my personal AV rig! Read on to find out what this beast has under its hood….
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Monster doesn’t really have a stake in the automotive field, unless you take into account Noel Lee’s lineup of custom car builds, including a Bentley, Lamborghini and Ferrari show car. However, with a new collaboration with Volkswagen, the Concept R could become a Monster first: a true production vehicle.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments
CES 2018 kicked off this morning with the always entertaining, always optimistic Monster Press Conference hosted by head Monster Noel Lee, who launched the company's 39th year in the industry with the motto "Takeover 2018." Along with an array of new speakers and headphones, Monster announced a variety of new products that will capitalize on the popularity of smart speakers and headphones with MonsterTalk, powered by Speak Music’s Melody voice service.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Monster livened up CES with a string of live music performances at its booth.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  First Published: Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
NAD has revised the amp section and added a cool new feature to the D 3020 V2 DAC-amp, the second version of the modern version of the legendary analog 3020 stereo integrated amp.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Walking through South Hall of the LVCC I saw a booth that was covered in posters proclaiming the need to Boycott Psychasec. The posters were then covered in graffiti. Around the front of the booth were skimpily clad, incredibly lifelike male and female mannequins. Total WTF.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  1 comments
LG has teamed with the audio gurus at Meridian to produce an impressive Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments
NVIDIA announces 65-inch gaming displays with a NVIDIA Shield streamer built in but they also play movies beautifully.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer, now corporately joined at the hip, both showed high-resolution digital audio players. They have similarities and differences.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
While many companies are producing smart speakers with added features such as built-in video screens, Onkyo is flipping the script and adding a camera and home monitoring features into the VC-FLX ($280).

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments
Paradigm has 14 new custom finishes for the Persona Series.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
While Alexa got her start in a speaker tower built by a company with little experience in speaker design, now she’s really getting to shine in a smart speaker from Pioneer’s Elite product designers.


John Sciacca  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  7 comments
At the Digital Entertainment Group’s (DEG) CES party last evening, redbox announced it would begin a rollout of UltraHD Blu-ray disc rentals starting in some test markets. There was no mention of which markets would be selected – or how many of them would be included – just that the UltraHD trial would begin in markets that already show a strong interest in Blu-ray disc rental.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments
Two new speakers from Revel borrow from the higher-end Performa line.