Mark Henninger

Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  Published: Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments
SVS designs subwoofers, speakers, electronics, and even cables for audiophiles seeking quality and performance at a fair price. But those who know its roots know it made its name with subwoofers. At CEDIA 2022 in Dallas, the company had its 3000 In-Wall on display. And not just static display, they had it churning out tunes!
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  0 comments
JBL has a deep history in the world of pro audio, one that reaches back to the early days of motion picture sound. Today the company is dominant in live concert and movie theater sound, and it also has a ton of speaker options for custom install applications including its high-end Synthesis lineup. The latter made its booth one of the most impressive at CEDIA 2022.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 02, 2022  |  0 comments
This year at CEDIA Sony had a huge booth containing three home theater demo rooms. There’s the mega-system with the VPL-GTZ380, which I describe in this post. But that projector’s $80,000 price point and 10,000-lumen output are beyond what most home theater owners want to spend or need in terms of output. However, the company is quick to point out that in terms of how the image is created—with three of its new 4K-native 2160 x 3840 resolution SXRD chips its Z-Phosphor light source, and the X1 Ultimate for projector processor—the three new laser models share the same hardware with the big pro model.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
Subwoofer aficionados in America still know the Velodyne name, despite the company having gone dormant and changing ownership in 2019. Founded in 1983, Velodyne Acoustics received over 200 patents for subwoofer-related technologies. The new ownership, located in Hamburg Germany, has partnered with Origin Acoustics to bring the brand back to the U.S., albeit strictly through the CI (custom install) channel. That means if you want to buy one, or just find out how much they cost, you’ll have to contact a custom installer
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
Samsung’s MS1A is a 110” 4K micro-LED TV. It uses the same direct-view LED technology as modular, professional video walls that are used for billboards, giant video displays like you see in sports arenas, and super high-end home theaters. What Samsung has done is shrunk the LEDs to the point where 4K worth of pixels fits in a 110” screen and packaged it as a TV, no assembly required.
Mark Henninger  |  Oct 01, 2022  |  0 comments
In a show where it’s easy to become jaded by the impressive home theater AV systems found in the demo rooms, one audition stood above all the rest. The Christie Eclipse demo by Absolute Ultimate AV has set the standard by which I will judge all other projection-based systems. It is a technological wonder, a 4K system that offers the visual impact of an OLED TV at the large screen sizes home theater demands.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments
The highlight of my visit to Sony’s booth at CEDIA 2022 consisted of a high-powered demo session in a blacked-out theater, featuring the 10,000-lumen VPL-GTZ380 4K projector featuring Sony’s own SXRD three-chip projection technology as well as the X1 Ultimate for Projector processor.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments
It’s been three years since I last attended CEDIA and one of the most notable changes in the product mix is the prevalence of 4K UST (ultra-short throw) projectors. These projectors are designed to sit right underneath the screen and project a big image. At this show, the standout UST demo belonged to Epson and its new EpiqVision LS800 projector, a new model that offers several advantages over its predecessor, the LS500. It’s my first hands-on experience with one and what I saw left a strong positive impression.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments
The custom installation industry is squarely aimed at affluent customers willing to pay the price of early adoption. So, it is perhaps fitting that LG chose CEDIA 2022 to mark the U.S. debut of its G2 97” OLED. This epic TV brings a home theater-like viewing experience to any room and offers image quality that even the most advanced home theater projectors will struggle to emulate.
Mark Henninger  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments
CEDIA 2022 is off to an exciting start, the show floor is buzzing and there’s a lot of impressive AV technology on display. Much of what’s on display is hyper-focused on the custom install market, which of course is CEDIA’s raisin d’être. But the newly introduced Samsung QN100B 98” 4K Neo QLED is of interest to anyone eyeing a supersize TV in the newly competitive “100-inch class.”

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