Aupeo Planning Multichannel Music-Streaming Service

Aupeo Planning Multichannel Music-Streaming Service

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 8 2014 - 1:54pm




CES 2014 Las Vegas — Panasonic subsidiary Aupeo will team with DTS to launch a multichannel music-streaming service later this year using the DTS-HD surround codec.

 Aupeo will target automakers as well as mobile devices incorporating DTS Headphone:X technology, which delivers surround sound through any pair of headphones.

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Acoustic Research Expands AR For Her Line

Acoustic Research Expands AR For Her Line

By Lisa Johnston On Jan 7 2014 - 12:55am




CES 2014 Las Vegas — Acoustic Research expanded its fashion-themed AR For Her CE line to include a backup battery with a panic alarm. 

The Zipstick backup battery, which will ship in the spring for a $34.99 suggested retail, has a 2,20 mAh lithium-ion battery, LED flashlight and panic alarm. It will be offered in polka dots and white. A version without a panic alarm will be in $29.99 in black, Cobalt, Animal Print, Cayenne Polka Dot, white and red.

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High-Res Audio Playback Coming In Home, Car Form

High-Res Audio Playback Coming In Home, Car Form

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 7 2014 - 12:48am




CES 2014 Las Vegas – New home and car audio products here at International CES are getting behind the industry move to promote high-resolution audio formats.

New car products include aftermarket head units from Pioneer and Clarion. New home audio products include a wireless DAC “bridge” from high-end audio newcomer Auralic, a DAC from Wadia, and Cambridge Audio’s Azur 851D DAC/preamplifier.

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Thiel Bringing New Industrial Design To CES

Thiel Bringing New Industrial Design To CES

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 6 2014 - 3:04pm

The TM3 two-way bass-reflex bookshelf speaker will be Thiel Audio’s first speake
The TM3 two-way bass-reflex bookshelf speaker will be Thiel Audio’s first speaker incorporating a new industrial design.


Las Vegas – Speaker supplier Thiel Audio is going to International CES with a new industrial design said to offer a sleeker look than past designs while delivering superior on- and off-axis response uniformity, lower distortion, and improved power handling.

 The new design will appear at CES in the shape of the TM3 two-way bass-reflex bookshelf speaker, expected to ship in late spring at a targeted suggested retail of $2,999/pair in standard finishes, excluding optional floor stands. The industrial design will also appear in future Thiel speakers.

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Bluetooth Blossoms In Sharp’s Audio Line

Bluetooth Blossoms In Sharp’s Audio Line

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 6 2014 - 11:57am




Las Vegas — Sharp is coming to International CES with its first Bluetooth speaker, first nearfield communications (NFC)-equipped Bluetooth soundbar, its first Bluetooth-equipped microsystem and first Bluetooth-equipped executive component system.

Sharp is also displaying its first Blu-ray/SACD player with WiSA-compliant wireless technology to stream soundtracks to WiSA-certified active speakers.

All products ship in the first half. Prices weren’t announced.

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Krell Brings Back High-Power Class A Amps

Krell Brings Back High-Power Class A Amps

On Jan 6 2014 - 1:34pm

Krell’s $7,500 375-watt monoblock Solo 375 with iBias technology.
Krell’s $7,500 375-watt monoblock Solo 375 with iBias technology.


Las Vegas – Krell Industries is bringing high-power Class A amplifiers back into its line after an absence of more than seven years but adding patent-pending technology to improve Class A efficiency and reduce Class A amplifier size to suit changing consumer lifestyles.

The amps are also positioned as making the most of high-resolution audio formats because Class A technology eliminates the crossover distortion generated by Class A/B amps.

As a result, the amps deliver the low-level details, subtleties and spatiality of high-resolution music, the company said.

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Philips Stressing Wireless Home Theater, Convenience

Philips Stressing Wireless Home Theater, Convenience

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 6 2014 - 1:30pm

The $799-suggested Philips Fidelio E5 2.1/4.1-speaker system creates home-theate
The $799-suggested Philips Fidelio E5 2.1/4.1-speaker system creates home-theater surround via wireless battery-operated speakers that detach from the main pillar speakers.


Las Vegas — Funai Electric subsidiary P&F is bringing its first two Philips-brand under-TV speaker bases to International CES along with a wireless home-theater system and an expanded selection of soundbars and Bluetooth speakers.

The company is also adding AptX and AAC streaming over Bluetooth for the first time, offerings its first two active bookshelf speaker pairs with embedded Bluetooth, and launching multiple Apple-docking speakers, including its first with dual 30-pin and eight-pin Apple connectors.

Here’s what’s coming:

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Polk, Definitive Technology To Offer Play-Fi Wireless Multiroom Audio

Polk, Definitive Technology To Offer Play-Fi Wireless Multiroom Audio

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 6 2014 - 1:12pm




Las Vegas – Audio company Sound United will step up its presence in the wireless multiroom-audio market through its Polk and Definitive Technology brands, which announced plans to offer wireless speakers incorporating DTS’s Play-Fi technology.

The Wi-Fi-equipped products will ship throughout the year, the company said without offering details about its product roadmap.

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Pure Adds More Wireless Multi-Room Speakers

Pure Adds More Wireless Multi-Room Speakers

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 6 2014 - 12:20pm




Las Vegas — Pure Audio is coming to International CES to expand its selection of Jongo wireless multi-room audio speakers and launch its third tabletop Internet radio with Jongo compatibility.

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AudioControl Readies Car DSP Processor

AudioControl Readies Car DSP Processor

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 3 2014 - 3:23pm

AudioControl’s $399-suggested DQDX car DSP processor with signal delay.
AudioControl’s $399-suggested DQDX car DSP processor with signal delay.


Seattle – Car audio supplier AudioControl will go to International CES with its next-generation six-channel car DSP processor, the $399-suggested DQDX.

The DQDZ will be the company’s second car signal processor with signal delay to align a person’s soundstage position between the left and right speakers and to time-align the speakers with subwoofers. The first such processor was the $399-suggested DQ-61, launched last year to upgrade factory sound systems.

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