CEDIA 2018

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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 07, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo 2018 is a coming out party for Bose's first wireless smart speaker and two new smart soundbars.
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...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  1 comments
Most audiophiles (and I am one) prefer a listening chair that doesn’t rise above their head, thereby blocking reflections from the rear wall. Home theater can be the same, but home theater enthusiasts (I’m one of those, too) are a bit more casual, and would prefer to watch a movie flat out in a favorite recliner, oblivious to their head being blocked from the rear...
Al Griffin  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
British speaker-maker KEF is showing its new R series at CEDIA. A pair of the company’s R11 towers can be seen here in one of the KEF booth’s multiple lifestyle vignettes—this one showing a Manhattan lawyer’s cigar smoke-filled bachelor pad. He may not be a nice guy, but he has impeccable taste in speakers.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
GoldenEar Technology offered a sneak peek of the compact stand-mount DigitalAktiv3, a wireless speaker based on the WiSA standard that looks to be right track for today’s market.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Digital Projection International (DPI) isn’t mentioned often in our pages except at shows, perhaps because its product lineup is bewilderingly varied, or perhaps because most of its offerings are priced in the “If you have to ask” category.

Take the Insight Laser 8K 3-chip DLP shown here...

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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA has announced the winners of its 2018 Best New Product Awards and the inductees of the CEDIA 2018 Product Hall of Fame.
SV Staff  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA announced the 15 winners of its 2018 Home Technology Professional Awards competition last night at a celebration held in San Diego’s Petco Park. The awards program recognizes exemplary home entertainment/smart-home projects completed by home technology professionals this year. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
JVC put its pixel-shifting prowess on hold today at CEDIA Expo with the introduction of three native 4K projectors.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Harman has its affordable JBL Stage series speakers on display at CEDIA. The new speakers, which supersede the company’s previous entry-level Arena series, has a neat, retro look, with white paper-cone mid-bass drivers reminiscent of those found in the company’s professional studio monitors from a few decades back.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  3 comments
For 2019, Sony has further refined the VPL-VW285ES projector I reviewed last year and is now calling it the VPL-VW295ES. I was able to spend some time to spend with it before heading off to CEDIA.
SV Staff  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Focal today launched the Kanta speaker series with the unveiling of three models that join the Kanta N2 floorstander introduced last year.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  1 comments
The Harman booth housed a number of sister companies, including Revel, JBL, Mark Levinson, Arcam, Lexicon, and Harman itself (Harman once owned Infinity, but that classic marque appears to have been killed off).

Shown in the photo is a new line of wireless and “smart” products boasting the also once iconic (then Harman Kardon) Citation name, most of which will ship this month...

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