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Long Beach, Calif. – Three of four single-DIN CD-receivers debuting from JVC Mobile Entertainment are the company’s first CD-receivers to control the iHeart Radio app on a USB-connected iPhone.
Control of iHeart had been available only in navigation-equipped head units from JVC.
The four new CD-receivers, priced from a suggested $104.95 to $129.95, ship in December. The three models that control the iHeart app also control Pandora running on a USB-connected iPhone. The opening price for Pandora control in CD-receivers remains unchanged at $104.95.
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Hebron, Ky. – NuVo is adding to its selection of multiroom-audio components.
The new arrivals include a three-zone networked amp/switcher that adds networked audio sources, Internet music services, and other audio sources to installed multiroom-audio systems.
Peterborough, Ontario – Bryston has developed a digital-to-digital converter that connects a computer’s asynchronous USB output to high-end legacy DACs that lack USB input.
The $799 BUC-1, available Jan. 1, is designed for consumers who download high-resolution music files up to 24-bit/192kHz but can’t play them through a high-end legacy DAC.
New York — Luxury-audio supplier Meridian entered another new audio product category, this time launching its first headphone amplifier.
Earlier this year, the company launched its first portable USB DAC and first home USB DAC.
The $2,000 Prime headphone amplifier plays music from analog and USB sources. It is available through Meridian dealers and the company’s online store.
New York—Meridian plans early-December shipments of its latest surround controller, the $7,000 G65.
The components will also be available with the company’s HD621 HDMI processor/switcher at a combined price of $10,000.
The surround processor, which replaces two models, joins the flagship 861v8 controller, whose price starts at $25,000. The G65 and 861 represent the company’s surround-controller lineup.
Toronto — Anthem Electronics has begun shipping its latest two A/V receivers (AVRs), both of which are its first with 4K pass-through and up-scaling, dual simultaneous HDMI outputs, and new version of Anthem Room Correction (ARC) technology.
Both seven-channel AVRs also expand the number of HDMI inputs to seven from their predecessors’ five, and they add the capability to biamp left-front and right-front speakers in a 5.1-speaker setup.
Buena Park, Calif. — Yamaha is bringing network connectivity to two-channel receivers for the first time.
The R-N500 network stereo receiver will be available at retail late this month at a suggested $599.
Denver — Auralic will turn up Friday at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest to launch the first-of-their-kind Gemini 1000 and 2000 headphone docks.
The docks combine Class A headphone amp, multi-format USB DAC, music-file decoding and solid-state music storage in a compact tabletop form that also stores a person’s headphones.
They will be available at retail in November at a suggested $995 and $1,995, respectively.
New York — Meridian has developed a component that makes it practical to integrate Meridian’s active in-room and in-wall DSP speakers into multi-room audio and home-control systems from other brands.
The component is the $1,500 Meridian Distributor 3, a multi-room audio source switcher to connect central music sources to Meridian’s active in-room and in-wall DSP speakers in up to three zones.
Denver – High-end component-audio supplier Theta Digital unveiled the latest generation of its flagship Music and Cinema Controller.
The modular Casablanca IV, which replaces the Casablanca III HD, retails at $16,245 and up depending on configuration.