CEDIA 2015

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Darryl Wilkinson  |  Oct 22, 2015  |  0 comments
I heard what seemed like hundreds of vendor pitches and saw thousands of new products at CEDIA EXPO 2015 before it closed on Saturday, October 17th. Here are some of the coolest things we didn't cover previously in our (should have been) award-winning CEDIA blog...
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 20, 2015  |  0 comments
Monitor Audio has applied knowhow from its flagship line of freestanding speakers to the new CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X speakers, which use the company’s latest drivers in a “super compact” three-way in-wall configuration only 4 inches deep.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Oct 19, 2015  |  0 comments
KEF's October 16 press event at CEDIA 2015 firmed up its already formidable loudspeaker lines with new in-walls and in-ceilings, some of them THX certified, as well as refinements of existing products and new portable audio goodies.

Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 18, 2015  |  1 comments
It’s been a few years since I checked out motion seating (had a butt massage) at an electronics tradeshow so I stopped by the Jaymar booth at CEDIA 2015 to experience the “world premiere of new luxury D-Box motion-enabled seating.”
John Sciacca  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  First Published: Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
While the best Dolby Atmos systems arguably feature speakers placed in or on the ceiling over the listening position, sometimes that isn’t possible. Whether it is due to wiring issues or ceiling construction, if you can’t place speakers over your listening position, that doesn’t mean that you are out of luck when it comes to enjoying Dolby Atmos. And for MartinLogan speaker owners, the new Motion AFX Atmos Enabled Speaker lets them simply place the module on top of their existing speakers to still enjoy the benefits of this next generation, immersive surround audio format.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
People who walked in to the GoldenEar sound room at CEDIA 2015 sat down eager to hear a Dolby Atmos setup anchored by the Triton One tower speakers in the front of the room. Despite the presence of those floorstanders, all of the speakers used for the Atmos demonstration were in the ceiling—including the left, right, and center. Only the new Supersub XXL was operating on the floor.
John Sciacca  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
If you haven’t heard, DTS Play-Fi is a housewide wireless audio streaming solution making a heavy play to take a bite out of the Sonos’ pie. Play-Fi's technology has been licensed by many partners including Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, MartinLogan, Paradigm, Anthem, McIntosh and more. However, because the Play-Fi system is so reliant on the smart device - iOS or Android, phone or tablet - that is currently controlling it, there has been no way to integrate any of the Play-Fi products with third party control. Until now.

Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
You might not expect to see Comcast exhibiting at CEDIA but the company is here promoting the latest wrinkle to its Xfinity X1 platform—a rack-mountable box for custom installers.
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.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
Screen Innovations, or SI as it is more commonly known today, made its mark with ambient light rejecting screens. But it has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
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...
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  |  0 comments
Parts Express showed a prototype of a new subwoofer plate amp (available soon). It includes two separate amp channels, to separately power two subwoofer drivers in the same cabinet (with each amp rated at over 1200W into 4 ohms), or perhaps single driver with a slaved sub located elsewhere. The amps also offer DSP room compensation, and while it wasn’t yet clear exactly how this would be implemented or how extensive it might be, a microphone for it is included. Price TBD.
John Sciacca  |  Oct 17, 2015  |  0 comments
What do you do if you want to have a terrific sound system, the low bass impact of a subwoofer, access to all the modern sources, full control and power management, and see absolutely nothing except the video display on the wall? The answer very well may be, “You use Millson Custom Solutions’ new CinemaFrame.”

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.

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