CEDIA 2019

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Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Although LG's superb but pricey ($30,000) 88-inch 8K OLED TV and new 4K CineBeam short-throw projection system were the stars of the booth, LG also featured a new LCD-based 8K TV.
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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 09, 2019  |  1 comments
NAD Electronics today announced that it will unveil a new flagship AV receiver at the 2019 CEDIA Expo, which opens tomorrow in Denver.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 14, 2019  |  0 comments
Founded in 1972, Polk Audio is a legend in this industry, and the company’s new Legend Series is looking to capitalize on everything the company has learned over the years and push the performance boundaries in its newest series of flagship loudspeakers.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Most AVRs have the same, plain, bland look to them. Black chassis, couple of knobs, some buttons, and a two-line LCD display that provides some basic information. NAD has given its new T 778 Reference AVR a gorgeous facelift in the form of a sleek TFT touch display that can be used for full front panel setup as well as provide information during operation, such as VU meters during playback or metadata while streaming music. Of course, because it’s from NAD, the T 778 is also packed with some pretty serious hardware to ensure pristine sound quality.

Al Griffin  |  Sep 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Among the many architectural audio products lining the Optimal Speaker Design booth at CEDIA was the company’s TheatroX11 amplifier, an oversize 11-channel model with a form factor not unlike a cooler you’d hoist along to a tailgate party. The amp even has carrying handles—a good thing, too, since it weighs 234 pounds.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 14, 2019  |  First Published: Sep 15, 2019  |  0 comments
For years, I’ve been telling Sound and Vision readers in my Connected Life blog that they should be pulling extra wiring throughout their home whenever possible — and that although they might not use that wiring today they would be thankful for having it tomorrow. PowerShades has totally validated my suggestion with its new line of PoE (Power over Ethernet) shades unveiled at CEDIA that can be fully powered and controlled by a single Category rated (Cat5/6) cable!

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.
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.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  1 comments
The upscale Revel Be range has, up to now, been limited to a moderately large, 3-way floor-stander with dual 8-inch woofers ($10,000/pair) and a 2-way bookshelf.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung again showed "The Wall," its impressive 146-inch (diagonal) Micro-LED display. When I asked the price, was quoted $400,000, which was quickly followed up with, "But that includes installation!"
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  1 comments
The new LS-500 short-throw 4K Laser Projection TV system Epson introduced at CEDIA Expo 2019 includes an ambient light rejecting screen designed to work in "virtually any viewing environment."
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  2 comments
We've missed seeing Italy's SIM2 projector manufacturer at recent CEDIA EXPOs, as they've always showed something interesting. Well, the company returned this year with something that was more than just interesting.
John Sciacca  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Sonos, one of the world’s leaders in wireless audio distribution, has many fans, but one product has always been missing from its lineup: a truly portable speaker that could be at home out in the elements. Many people would tote a small Sonos One or larger Play:5 speaker around their homes, plugging it into an outlet near wherever they want to listen, but this was never a perfect solution. The company has finally filled this void with Move, a new battery-powered weatherproof speaker.