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HT Staff  |  Apr 10, 2003  |  0 comments
You can't deny the appeal of twins, and Morel's new high-end Octwin speaker is no exception. The Octave/Octwin Series is a modular loudspeaker system based around the Ocatve unit, which houses a 5.25-inch rear-vented woofer and a 1.12-inch tweeter. The Octwin is simply a combination of two Octave units, which you can arrange vertically (as shown here) or horizontally to form a center-channel unit. The Octave's cabinet is made of Corian, a material that resembles marble but incorporates the acoustic qualities of more-traditional enclosure materials. Available in a black or white piano finish, a pair of Octaves costs $4,400, and a pair of Octwins costs $8,000.
(800) MOREL-14
HT Staff  |  Apr 17, 2003  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology
The motto may already be taken, but we think Atlantic Technology ought to steal "Have it your way" from a certain fast-food chain. The THX Ultra 2–certified System 8200 is all about customization. This modular speaker system includes the 8200 LR three-way front speaker, the 8200 C three-way center channel, the 8200 SR bipole/dipole surround speaker, and the 8200 PedWoofer, a 12-inch subwoofer that's powered by the external SA 8200 amp. You can mate the 8200 LR with the 8200 PedWoofer to create a powered tower. Or, if you just want the look of tower speakers, you can get an empty pedestal to place under the 8200 LR or 8200 SR. Every piece is finished in Atlantic Tech's duraBlac speckled lacquer finish, and you can choose from accent-panel kits in high-gloss black lacquer, natural maple, oiled cherry, natural mahogany, or unfinished MDF that you can finish any way you please. Depending on the options you choose, the System 8200 can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $18,000.
Atlantic Technology
(781) 762-6300
HT Staff  |  Nov 12, 2003  |  0 comments
Think Sirius Satellite Radio is the grandest thing ever? Are you vexed that, not being a truck driver, you really don't get your money's worth for the Sirius satellite tuner in your car? Want to transfer this technology to your home theater? Then look for TERK's new SIR6, an outdoor satellite radio antenna that's designed especially for satellite radio reception in the home. Both compact and weatherproof, this satellite antenna comes with a detached cable for easy cable routing. The SIR6 also comes with a universal mounting bracket, which makes it easy to decide where to place the antenna: on a wall, the roof, or a mast or satellite dish. Music anywhere, all the time, can be yours for $80.
TERK Technologies
(631) 543-1900
HT Staff  |  Feb 13, 2004  |  0 comments
Fresh from CES comes the VSX-D814, one of Pioneer's new A/V receivers. This receiver features Pioneer's multichannel acoustic calibration, which lets you easily and accurately set up your speakers based on your room. The VSX-D814 delivers a rated 100 watts of power to each channel and offers component and S-video switching to allow both progressive and interlaced NTSC and HDTV signals to pass to your TV or monitor. It features the standard array of Dolby and DTS processing modes. The included remote features Quick Setup to produce easy, accurate sound depending on the size of your room and the number of speakers. You can have all this for $365; just set aside a dollar a day.
HT Staff  |  Apr 26, 2004  |  0 comments
Elite Leather
You already know how much better it is to watch a new movie at home in your lush home theater. It's even better when you can nestle into a top-of-the-line recliner. Elite Leather's new Tahoe chair, which is reminiscent of a recliner, is available in two-, four-, and five-seat configurations to accommodate any room, and each seat features its own cup holder. The chair can recline almost completely horizontally, even when placed flat against a wall—perfect for saving space. It's available in your choice of over 200 leather or 100 Ultrasuede colors. Prices for a three-seat configuration range from $5,000 to $8,000, depending on the grade of leather.
Elite Leather
(626) 839-4400
HT Staff  |  Feb 04, 2005  |  0 comments
Universal players are becoming more and more appealing to consumers, and Integra's new DPS-10.5 universal player ($2,500) is a good example of why. This THX Ultra–certified player is compatible with nearly every format in use, including DVD-Audio and SACD. It sports an HDMI output to pass video in the digital domain, plus two iLink ports to allow the digital transfer of high-resolution audio signals. The O-Plus FlexScale circuit upsamples video to customizable formats, including 720p and 1080i. A full set of 7.1-channel analog audio outputs and two optical and two coaxial digital audio outputs are also included.
HT Staff  |  Aug 23, 2004  |  0 comments
PSB Speakers
Nothing pleases us more than to hear that the manufacturer of a solid product has introduced a complement to said product. Such is the case with PSB's new SubSonic 9 subwoofer ($1,599), which the company designed to be the perfect complement to their Platinum Series speakers. The sub has dual 10-inch woofers in an opposing-woofer design. According to PSB, this design cancels the opposite directional force exerted by a single woofer so that less energy is lost as the two forces interact with the cabinet. The Class H amp delivers a rated 400 watts of continuous output. Look for the SubSonic 9 early in the fourth quarter.
PSB Speakers
(905) 831-6555
HT Staff  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Cool new gear: Maiden home theater speaker ensemble from power-amp king Bryston, a $90 HDTV antenna cable cutters will love, a network music player for audiophiles, and more...
HT Staff  |  Jun 06, 2004  |  0 comments
Now you can enjoy your music collection throughout your entire home with Yamaha's MCX-C15 MusicCAST in-wall music access client. The client works in conjunction with Yamaha's MCX-1000 server, which features an 80-gigabyte hard drive from which you can access all of your stored content. The MCX-C15 is connected to the server using CAT-5 wiring; you can also connect it wirelessly by adding a wireless access point that supports IEEE 802.11b/g. The server-to-client system can support up to five wireless connections and two wired connections. Yamaha's in-wall client will add audio to any room for $649.
(800) 4-YAMAHA