Joe Palenchar

Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 08, 2018  |  0 comments
You could hear them but couldn’t see them, nor could you pry any details out of MartinLogan representatives about the mystery speaker pair demonstrated behind acoustically transparent panels to celebrate the brand’s 35th year in business.
Joe Palenchar  |  Sep 08, 2018  |  1 comments
GoldenEar Technology’s Invisa in-wall and in-ceiling speakers is taking center stage in a Dolby Atmos home theater demo that includes the company’s first Invisa in-walls intended for use as the main front speakers in a stereo or home theater system.
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
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.
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.
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  |  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.
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.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Soundbars used to be something that you’d add to a thin TV to fatten up the sound and make a TV program’s vocals sound intelligible. But they’ve come a long way.
Joe Palenchar  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments
Makers of wireless multiroom-audio speakers are hearing voices, and the voices are telling them to smarten up if they want to survive.