By Lisa Johnston
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Mahwah, N.J. — Denon has begun shipping an entry-level series of A/V receivers (AVRs) targeted to entry-level purchasers said to be turned off by complicated setup procedures and controls.
“Denon brought user-friendly elements such as horizontal color-coded speaker terminals and a richer graphic setup assistant to provide consumers with new levels of user friendliness,” a spokesperson said.
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Pickering, Ontario – PSB Speakers has introduced a new Low-priced powered subwoofer, the SubSeries 125.
The subwoofer delivers more power output and consumes less energy than its predecessor, enabling it to deliver lower, louder, and “more musically natural” bass, the company said.
The $449-suggested SubSeries 125 is shipping with output of 125 watts continuous, 160 watts dynamic, and 320 watts peak dynamic power in an enclosure that is 9.63 inches by 14.13 inches 15.63 inches.
Indianapolis — Sony is turning A/V receivers into the brains of a home-automation system with the launch here at the CEDIA Expo of two new ES-series A/V receivers that incorporate full Control4 home-automation control to broaden the home automation customer base.
Multiple elements are coming together that could accelerate brick-and-mortar sales of digital audio receivers in 2003, suppliers say.
The component-audio-style devices let consumers remotely access MP3 files stored on their PC's hard drive and play them through a home stereo system situated in another room. The devices also play Internet radio stations accessed via the PC's modem.
Four new receivers due in April from Yamaha will reduce the company's opening price point for units with 6.1-channel decoders, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, second-zone capability and S-video up-conversion.
With these introductions, all receivers in Yamaha's 2004 line automatically delay a video program's audio to match the video delay caused by video processors, said national training manager Phil Shea.
Integra has shipped the $800-suggested DTR-5.9 audio/video receiver (AVR), the first in a series of products expected from the brand in the coming months.
Compared with the same-price model that it replaces, the DTR-5.9 doubles the number of HDMI 1.3 inputs to four. The 5.9 also becomes the first Integra AVR with Audyssey Dynamic EQ, which maintains flat frequency response and an enveloping surround-sound experience when soundtracks are played back at low volume levels.
The first XM-ready home audio products available at retail will carry the Yamaha brand.
Eight Yamaha XM-ready A/V receivers will turn up in stores in March and April, followed soon after by a handful of Yamaha home theater in a box (HTiB) systems. The receivers will be priced as low as a suggested $229.
Five new A/V receivers launched by Yamaha expand the company’s selection of A/V receivers with HDMI 1.3 inputs and decoding of all Blu-ray Disc surround-sound formats. All will be available by the end of March or early April.
The company plans to announce new receiver-based home theater in a box (HTiB) systems in May.