By Lisa Johnston
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Boulder, Colo. — PS Audio developed what it called a first-of-its-kind phono preamp/digital converter.
The $1,895-suggested NuWave Phono Converter can be used as a traditional analog phono preamplifier, as a stand-alone analog-to-digital converter (ADC) via an auxiliary analog input, or as a phono preamp that digitizes a turntable’s analog output.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Early this year, Nyne hired SED International as its first national distributor to sell Nyne’s entire product line of high-end portable Bluetooth speakers and docking speakers. Last week, Nyne announced the hiring of D&H Distributing.
Beaverton, Ore. – The HDBaseT 2.0 standard released today will bring the technology’s advantages to mainstream consumers, the HDBaseT Alliance announced.
The alliance hasn’t yet announced when chips supporting the standard will be available. The group declined to say whether that would occur this year or sometime next year.
Newmarket, N.H. — Russound released a software upgrade that adds new features to multiple C-series multi-room-audio products.
The products include the DMS-3.1 digital media streamer, TS3 color touchscreen, MCA-C3/C5 multizone controller/amplifier, MDK-C5/C6 multiline-display keypad, and the My Russound App.
Brea, Calif. – An audio brand that has been selling outdoor and indoor architectural speakers and related audio products direct to consumers since 2007 is making a big play for retail distribution.
OSD Audio is setting up a rep and distributor network that it hopes to have in place in 30 of the top 50 markets in time for the CEDIA Expo, said newly hired sales VP Douglas Turner, formerly with Iogear and Toshiba.
The Expo will be the first trade show that will count OSD Audio as an exhibitor.
Boston — Tivoli Audio launched another Bluetooth-equipped tabletop radio.
The latest model is a Bluetooth-equipped version of the company’s longstanding single-chassis Music System, which features stereo speakers, AM/FM RDS tuner, slot-load MP3/WMA CD player, and built-in, down-firing 5-inch magnetically shielded powered subwoofer.
The Music System BT is available in furniture-grade wood cabinets made of walnut, cherry and black ash at a suggested $699. It joins the current Music System, which retails for a suggested $599.
New York - Control4, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year as a home automation brand, began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange today.
An initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock was priced to the public at $16.00 per share, before underwriting discounts.
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