CEDIA 2018

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Al Griffin  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Elac is moving big-time into making high-performance wireless speakers, a realm currently dominated by companies including KEF, Dynaudio, and DALI. The outfit’s new Navis series consists of the AR-B51 standmounter ($2,000/pair, shown) and AR-F51 tower speaker ($4,000/pair).
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
A major update to Lenbrook Industries’ BluOS wireless-multiroom technology is adding new streaming services, customized voice control through Alexa-equipped devices, and more control options through custom-installed smart-home systems.
SV Staff  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology is showcasing 14 new products at CEDIA Expo, representing the company’s “largest product expansion ever.”
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  First Published: Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments
Epson is showcasing its new Enhanced 4K Pro Cinema 4050 LCD projector here at CEDIA Expo 2018. It’s said to offer, compared to earlier Epsons, improved brightness, higher contrast, better HDR, and a newly optimized 4K pixel shift. It’s claimed to provide 2400 lumens of peak brightness (presumably in the High lamp setting), a contrast ratio of 200,000:1, and 100% coverage of P3 color.
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...

Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  1 comments
Emotiva Audio is in an expansive mood at the CEDIA Expo, launching an AV preamp/processor/tuner with the processing power and expansion ports that will enable it to support 11.5.8 channels of Dolby Atmos surround.
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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Two new IP-controlled subwoofers and a high-end passive soundbar are just a few of the many products Klipsch will showcase under the “One Stop Shop” banner when CEDIA Expo 2018 exhibits open tomorrow.
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Definitive Technology updated its two Wi-Fi streaming soundbars by upgrading their TV connections, enabling voice control through Google Assistant-enabled devices, and shifting their underlying wireless multiroom-audio platforms to Chromecast built in (CCBI) from DTS Play-Fi. Meanwhile, sister brand Polk unveiled two entry-level soundbars.
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 05, 2018  |  0 comments
Sound United brands Denon and Marantz are coming to the CEDIA Expo to update premium audio components in the highest reaches of their lines and launch the industry’s first audio components certified under the new Imax Enhanced content and hardware certification program.
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.
SV Staff  |  Sep 04, 2018  |  0 comments
CEDIA Expo opens today in San Diego and runs through Saturday, September 8. The 2018 version of the trade show will bring together more than 20,000 professionals involved in the $14 billion home technology industry. In addition to CEDIA’s robust educational program, this year’s show will feature 500-plus exhibits showcasing a broad range of the latest in audio/video, home theater, and smart-home technology.