CEDIA 2018

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Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 08, 2018  |  0 comments
You could hear them but couldn’t see them, nor could you pry any details out of MartinLogan representatives about the mystery speaker pair demonstrated behind acoustically transparent panels to celebrate the brand’s 35th year in business.
SV Staff  |  Sep 10, 2018  |  0 comments
McIntosh returned to the custom installation category with a new line of high-performance amplifiers and in-wall/ceiling speakers at CEDIA Expo 2018, which wrapped up in San Diego on Saturday.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Perhaps the biggest new trend at CEDIA 2018 has nothing to do with audio, video, custom installation, or Smart home tech at all.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  0 comments
The demo in the Anthem-Paradigm sound room was impressive, using a pair of the new Paradigm Prelude 800F tower speakers (under $2,000/pair) for a two-channel demo and Paradigm’s upscale in-wall (on-wall in this demo) speakers for the AV presentation... So why the picture here of Panamorph anamorphic lenses?
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  1 comments
Pioneer is bringing its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the CEDIA Expo, helping fill a premium-player void created by Oppo’s exit from the Blu-ray market.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
We don’t often give much love to projectors most people might consider, instead concentrating on models ranging from $2000 up—mostly up...
Al Griffin  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
French streaming service Qobuz (pronounced “Ko-buzz”) set up tent at CEDIA to show off its extensive hi-res music catalog, which will be made available to U.S. audiophiles as soon as late October. Qobuz also provided a glimpse of the service’s app (PC, Mac, and Android/iOS are all supported, and there’s a web browser version).
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  0 comments
AV furniture maker Salamander Designs is seeking to fill a void for cabinets that conserve floor space.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2018  |  1 comments
The mini-wave that’s 8K video might well become a tsunami, so Samsung means to get out in front of it. At CEDIA Samsung demo’ed its new Q900FN series of 8K sets. They’re also said to be capable of 4000 nits of peak brightness, which if achievable after calibration could be more significant than the 8K pixel count. Today’s 4K UHD source material is mastered at either 1000 nits or 4000 nits, and a set capable of 4000 nits (a level OLED will likely never achieve) will not need tone mapping for those sources.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
As mentioned in another post, Samsung not only showed a new 8K, flat screen LCD TV but plans on it actually being available soon. In the US it will be offered only in an 85-inch size, though other sizes, down to 65-inches, will be available elsewhere...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Sony introduced three new 4K HDR projectors at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO: the VPL-VW295ES at $5000, the VPL-VW695ES at $10,000), and the VPL-VW995ES at $35,000. (Remaining in its extensive home projector lineup are the 4K VW5000ES and VW885ES, the 2K HW65ES and HW45ES, and the short throw 4K VZ1000ES).

The lamp-based VPL-VW295ES replaces the VPL-VW285ES, and is very similar to its predecessor in a number of ways—the same motorized lens but without lens memories, and no iris control, either manual or dynamic. But it adds a number if significant features...

SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Trinnov, the Paris-based maker of high performance AV gear, today announced the establishment of a U.S. subsidiary to manage the company’s expanding presence in the states and provide factory direct support for its products.
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Yamaha wants to make sure it’s part of your custom-installed multiroom-audio or home-control system, so it came to the CEDIA Expo with its latest installation-friendly products, including a four-zone MusicCast streaming amplifier and a flagship AV preamp that incorporates proprietary artificial intelligence (both pictured in the rack above). In a surprising twist, the company also demo'd a wireless-multiroom turntable.