CEDIA 2019

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Al Griffin  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Britain's Arcam introduced an AV processor and a trio of AV receivers at CEDIA 2019. The new lineup takes its sonic and design cues from the company's high-end HDA range, offering both audiophile-grade DACs and sleek styling.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
The benefit to ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens is that they allow for bigscreen projection systems to be set up in living rooms and other spaces where there's typically a medium to high level of ambient light. The downside to ALR screens is that you have an enormous, blank rectangular object permanently situated on the wall of your living room.
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 13, 2019  |  0 comments
PSB used CEDIA as a platform to show off its new PWM2, an on-wall model designed for vertical or horizontal installation as an LCR or surround channel speaker.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Tons of people use Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers around their homes as an inexpensive way of utilizing voice control for a variety of tasks, and while the Echo is great in this role, it kinda sucks as an audio speaker. Klipsch wants to do something about that with its new KVA-40 and KVA-110 Echo Input Amplifiers that keep everything that’s good about the Echo while kicking the audio performance up several notches.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology showed (on static display) its new 8600eLR, a tall, 3-way design featuring four 8-inch fiberglass-coned woofers.
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2019  |  0 comments
AudioControl today announced that it will unveil three AV receivers and two AV processors at the 2019 CEDIA Expo, which opens tomorrow 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.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments
Following an overriding trend that started many years back, the annual Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) expo, held this year at the Denver Convention Center, showcased an abundance of home automation technologies — everything from networked, voice-controlled window shades and lighting to home security systems. The show even had “wellness rooms” that seek to bring the outdoor experience indoors via circadian lighting, purified air, and ambient nature sounds.
SV Staff  |  Sep 10, 2019  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo opened today in Denver and runs through Saturday, September 14.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2019  |  0 comments
CEDIA has announced the winners of its 2019 Best New Product Awards and the latest inductees to its Product Hall of Fame. The awards recognize technical excellence, innovation, and the value the product provides to integrators and consumers.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
With automation controllers designed to run projects of any size, having a system failure can be catastrophic. In a large project, the failure of the main controller or processor could mean that lights don’t work, security integration fails, surveillance cameras would be unreachable, and all the home’s entertainment systems would also go offline. To ensure that these mega-projects keep working through either snow, rain, heat or gloom of night, Control4 unveiled its latest flagship controller, the CA-10 Automation Controller.

Al Griffin  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments
The debut of Elac's new Debut Reference actually happened at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest a week prior to CEDIA, but the new speakers nonetheless occupied a prominent place at the center of the brand's CEDIA booth.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
One of Sound & Vision's latest Top Picks in projectors went to Epson's Home Cinema 5050UB. At CEDIA, the company was featuring its Pro Cinema 6050UB, which costs a thousand bucks more.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments
On my first visit to GoldenEar’s sound room I listened to the featured attraction — the new BRX bookshelf speaker. But the company was also running an all-in-wall/ceiling Dolby Atmos demo for anyone who asked to hear it.