Hot on the heels of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 is the CEDIA Expo. With RMAF moving to its new location this year, and being earlier than it’s usual October dates, CEDIA comes in back to back with it in the Colorado capital, with some exhibitors staying over for both shows.

While RMAF is a real Hifi affair, with many of the systems being very High End, the focus of CEDIA is more ‘Home Tech’ and ‘Smart Home Genius’…but there is obviously a lot of crossover with many Hifi brands moving into Home Cinema, Custom Integration, streaming technologies, and voice control.

Here are just a few of the highlights that you can check out at CEDIA 2019, which is on now and running until the 14th September, at the Colorado Convention Centre in central Denver.

AudioControl Debuts New Savoy G4 and Pantages G4 Home Cinema Amplifiers

AudioControl makers of audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets will be showcasing two new home cinema amplifiers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The Savoy G4 (7-channels) and the Pantages G4 (5-channels). Both amplifiers are built on AudioControl’s unique Class H topology, both new models feature matching cosmetics to the recently unveiled 4/3/2-channel Avalon G4.

Audiocontrol are at CEDIA 2019, booth 1813

PSB & NAD Electronics At CEDIA

PSB has unveiled new architectural subwoofers, wall-mount loudspeakers and in-ceiling loudspeaker, and NAD has unveiled a new network controlled CI amplifier at CEDIA today.

NAD Electronics all-new advanced amplifier is targeted squarely at high performance distributed audio systems. Featured at CEDIA, the CI 8-120 DSP ($2999 U.S. MSRP) delivers 8 x 120 watts per channel with unique features and will be available in November.

UK prices are as follows:

CI 8-120                £2,499

CSIW 10                £1,099

CSIW 28                £899

CSIR Sub               £1,199

PWM2                  £1,499

CS AIC860            £599

NAD are also launching the £2499 T 778 Reference AVR, which features the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology to create 9 high current/high power channels of amplification with improved efficiency. Designed with NAD’s full-disclosure approach to power ratings, the NAD AVR conservatively delivers 9 X 100W FTC and 9 x 80W FDP, all channels driven at rated distortion.

Find PSB and NAD at CEDIA 2019 booth 2520

MartinLogan New CI Speakers At CEDIA 2019

Today, at CEDIA 2019, MartinLogan is Announcing Five New Flagship Custom Installation Speakers and Two New Distribution Systems.​

MartinLogan Masterpiece CI Series

MartinLogan has announced the new Masterpiece CI Series of custom installation speakers including the flagship Statement 40XW line source in-wall speaker, three ultimate-performance in-wall speakers, and an ultimate-performance in-ceiling speaker.

Masterpiece CI at CEDIA 2019

MartinLogan is offering attendees the opportunity to experience an immersive 9.4.4-channel demonstration of the new Masterpiece CI Series in an acoustic interior designed by the Italian company, HTE (Home Theater Environment). This demo system consists of two flagship Statement 40XW in-walls, five Monument 7XW in-walls, two Tribute 5XW in-walls, four Sistine 4XC in-ceilings, and four Dynamo 1600X subwoofers.

MDA Series

MartinLogan has also announced the new MDA Series of distribution systems. With the ever-growing popularity of whole-house and outdoor audio systems, the challenge of unlocking the performance potential of sound has only increased. Historically, when selecting distribution solutions, installers have only had access to a mix of one or two key features—web-based setup, digital inputs, equalization, or matrixing capabilities. Enter MartinLogan’s MDA. These devices deliver all of these features in one chassis and with the added benefit of Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) and bass management for adding dedicated subwoofers.

MartinLogan is in booth SR-1 at CEDIA 2019

Paradigm At CEDIA 2019

Paradigm Electronics has announced the Millenia LP Trio 3-channel passive soundbar. Measuring less than 2-inches deep when installed, the Millenia LP Trio features three S-PAL aluminum dome tweeters with patented PPA™ (Perforated Phase Alignment) lens technology and six anodized aluminium unibody cone bass/midrange drivers. The rigid, mineral-filled ABS cabinet is sealed and features three sets of low-profile push style binding posts. The speaker’s frequency response is 160–21,000 Hz (115 Hz DIN). Ideal for on-wall applications, Millenia LP Trio includes a low profile wall-mount bracket. For freestanding configurations, two L brackets with adjustable feet are included to allow the speaker to sit on a shelf. A magnetically attached black grille, polished black accents, and brushed black aluminum faceplate give the Millenia LP Trio an understated look.

The Millenia LP Trio ships in early November 2019 and retails for $999/each (US) and $1,199/each (CAD).

Paradigm is in booth SR-5 at CEDIA 2019

Lyngdorf Launch New Processor At CEDIA

Lyngdorf Audio’s newest processor launches at CEDIA EXPO 2019, the MP-60 immersive sound processor.

Product highlights include:

New HDMI 2.0b board capable of supporting video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz : YCbCr 4:2:2 (4:4:4/RGB), 600MHz with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG on all inputs and outputs (18 Gbps).

Decodes up to 16 native audio channels, which allows for introducing support of DTS:X® Pro as well as DOLBY ATMOS®, AURO 3D®, and legacy formats.

Optional DCI-compliant AES67 input/output board as well as an optional DCI-compliant AES3: DB 25 input and/or output board option for integration with digital cinema servers and other third-party products.

Roon Endpoint (awaiting certification)

Main output can receive eArc (Enhanced Audio Return), which allows for an Atmos encoded bitstream returned from the TV as well as dynamic Lip-Sync.

HDMI matrix switch routes any of the 8 HDMI inputs to any of the 2 HDMI outputs or the HDBaseT output.

McIntosh And Sonus faber

The newest McIntosh and Sonus faber products will be on display.

The McIntosh booth is #SR-17 and the Sonus faber booth is #SR-18

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