Loewe, the German manufacturer will be demonstrating their flagship OLED TV and wireless speaker system at the Bristol hifi and home cinema show on 24th to 26th February. More »

AudioControl makers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that Monitor Audio has been added to their Sound Partners Program (SPP). More »

SVS, USA based manufacturer of speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, have announced their 16-Ultra Series, its largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever. SVS told us: ‘The new sealed box SB16-Ultra and ported box PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements and loaded with innovations that establish the 16-Ultra Series as the reference standard for bass. More »

Bowers & Wilkins say that they are “unleashing a new level of cinematic prowess on visitors to ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The breathtaking Diamond Cinema experience, a culmination of unrivalled technical excellence, design and performance, features 15 new CI800 Series Diamond high-performance custom installation loudspeakers complemented by two new high-power DB1D subwoofers delivering the ultimate 3D Cinema sound experience”. More »

JBL got in touch to tell us about their Synthesis speakers at the ISE show, which kicked off today in Amsterdam. More »

Loewe, the German manufacturer of televisions and AV equipment, has launched a wireless floorstanding speaker system called klang 5 (‘klang’ means ‘sound’ in German). Designed to work seamlessly with Loewe TVs, including the bild 7 OLED set, the klang 5 speakers deliver all forms of audio, from music to movies. More »

Within 3 years, the French manufacturer Trinnov Audio has established a position in the High-End Home Theatre market thanks to its flagship Altitude32. Ahead of ISE 2017, Trinnov has announced internal changes to support its growth as well as a strong presence on the show floor. In addition, the company’s CEO Arnaud Laborie will be giving a training session and sharing his latest findings in speaker placement for immersive sound room design. More »

Arcam, who celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, are once again building what they are calling “a show-stopping ‘Object Based’ Reference Cinema”, providing a world-first opportunity to hear the new High-End FMJ AV860 AV Pre-Processor in action, partnered with around 6000 watts of FMJ P49 Class G power amps in bridged mono-block mode. More »

Monitor Audio’s new ASB-10 compact Active Soundbar system is engineered to restore the power of an audio and video experience by re-energising HD and UHD pictures with the sound they deserve. Although TV panels deliver ever wider more enveloping pictures, their on-board sound quality is in relative decline. Size limitations imposed by shrinking bezels mean that the speakers within them reproduce only fraction of the bandwidth available from today’s DTV boxes, games consoles and media players. More »

TAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has announced a new addition to the TCW Custom Install speaker series. More »

Arcam of Cambridge, UK, are at CES 2017, in the Venetian Rooms 30/210 & 30/212. They are launching three new products in their rSeries and Home Cinema range. More »

roksponsmallQ Acoustics has announced its ‘7000i’ 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade. Q Acoustics is a brand of Armour Home Electronics. More »

roksponsmallAudioControl, the Seattle based designers and manufacturers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround for their Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 home theatre receivers as well as their Maestro M9 theatre processor. These surround formats are available now and can be added to models already in the field via firmware update. More »

roksponsmallOPPO Digital have announced that the new UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player is ready for release. It is the successor to the BDP-103 series universal Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-203  More »

roksponsmallFor over 40 years, Supra have been a hifi and AV cable manufacturer, designing their own products and making them in Sweden. To help celebrate this anniversary, Supra are launching a limited edition version of the award winning LoRad 2.5 shielded mains cable: The LoRad 2.5 SPC. More »

roksponsmallOnkyo today unveiled an LS7200 3D Soundbar System that combines Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio playback with next-generation network casting via DTS Play-Fi technology*, AirPlay, and FireConnect* multi-room distribution. More »

roksponsmallNorth London post production facility, ACE has a reputation for mixing some of the UK’s biggest TV music shows, including Later with Jools Holland and Glastonbury for the BBC. Its sound facility is managed by Tudor Davies and Richard Sillitto. More »

roksponsmallLoewe, the German manufacturer of televisions and AV equipment, has announced the first of a new generation of speakers called ‘klang’ (‘klang’ means ‘sound’ in German). The klang 1 is a pair of satellite speakers designed to work in many configurations, from stereo to surround sound. More »

Onkyo can now confirm retail prices for its three new RZ series A/V products:-

  • TX-RZ3100 THX Select2 Plus-certified, 11.2-channel Network A/V Receiver – £2499
  • TX-RZ1100 9.2-channel Network A/V Receiver – £1999
  • PR-RZ5100 Flagship THX Ultra2 Plus-certified, 11.2-channel Network A/V Controller – £2499

All three models available this month.

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In addition, due to post-Brexit currency shifts, there will also be price rises (with immediate effect) for four other current Onkyo products:-

  • A-9010 (UK) Integrated Stereo Amplifier – £229 (formerly £199)
  • C-N7050 CD player with Network Functionality – £399 (formerly £349)
  • HT-S5805 Dolby Atmos 5.1.2-channel Home Cinema Package – £749 (formerly £699)
  • HT-S9700THX 7.1-channel THX Integrated/System Plus, Home Cinema Package – £1199 (formerly £999)

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Essential Install Live! South next week, the 6th and 7th July at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey is the show to go to if you are interested in high-quality audio visual equipment, Hi-Fi, home cinema and home automation. As well as product launches and demonstrations there will also be full home cinema demos and a competition where smart home installers compete against the clock to find faults in our the Essential Install Live! Integrator Challenge. Loads of free car parking and a rail station near by mean getting there is a doddle. Entry is free.

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Just some of the brands you can see include: Monitor Audio, HDL, Sky, Demopad, Blustream, Sonos, Triax, Atlantic Technology, Cabasse, Parasound, Pulse-Eight, Russound Lode Audio, ZeeVee, Arteor, Vantage, NuVo, Artcoustic, Basalte, Gira, Revox and Theben, SpeakerCraft, LG, Leviton, Dahua, Wyrestorm, Sonance, Ruckus, Vantage, Mode, Yamaha, JVC, Paradigm, Comelit, Just Add Power, KEF,Sanus, Gefen, Savant, Atlona, Amina, URC, Marantz and Loewe.

 

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Raumfeld, the maker of high-fidelity multi-room streaming speakers, is launching the Raumfeld Sounddeck in the UK in December. Through innovative Wellenfeld Technology, the Sounddeck has a extremely wide-ranging sweet spot. Designed to add a much needed boost to the sound quality of modern flat-TVs, the Sounddeck provides users with both Hi-Fi music and immersive movie sound, for multi-room streaming and TV connectivity in one beautiful device that ha no need for an external subwoofer, so it works well in smaller rooms, but can handle the weight of the biggest TVs on the market.RMF_Sounddeck_Black_news

German-engineered, the Sounddeck employs six High-End drivers, two Downfire-Subwoofers and integrated 280-Watt-Class-D-amp and music. A timeless design, available in matte black or silk white, it features a lacquered wooden cabinet with brushed aluminium accents.
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The “Priority Edition” of the Sounddeck is available in matte black and silk white from 4th September at £949.99 (incl. 20% VAT). Delivery before Christmas is guaranteed. Orders with delivery date in spring 2016 will be available at £799.99 (incl. 20% VAT). For a limited time, the Sounddeck also comes with a voucher for three months of the music streaming service TIDAL HiFi, plus free shipping is available

 

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