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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Auralic Readies Wireless DSD, DXD

Auralic Readies Wireless DSD, DXD

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 3 2014 - 2:13pm




Vancouver, Wash. – High-end audio newcomer Auralic will go to International CES with a wireless DAC “bridge” that enables high-end DACs to stream high-resolution music files wirelessly over a home’s Wi-Fi 802.11ac network from a PC or NAS drive .

The Aries bridge, available in May at suggested retails starting at $999, is promoted as the first product that streams DSD, double-rate DSD, and Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) music files wirelessly in native format from networked sources.

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Samsung Expands Wireless Multi-Room Audio Selection

Samsung Expands Wireless Multi-Room Audio Selection

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 2 2014 - 3:23pm




Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung will go to International CES to expand its selection of home-audio products equipped with the company’s Shape wireless multi-room audio technology.

The new products include a second Shape speaker, one soundbar, two Blu-ray HTiBs and one Blu-ray player, all equipped with Wi-Fi.

In the fall, the company plans to ship a Shape adapter that connects legacy sound systems to a wireless Shape network.

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Sony To Sell Off Gracenote

Sony To Sell Off Gracenote

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 23 2013 - 4:49pm




 New York – Sony Corp. of America (SCA), which purchased Gracenote in June 2008 for about $260 million, is selling off the music and video metadata provider to Tribune Co. for $170 million.

 Gracenote, founded in 1995, operates as a wholly owned, independent subsidiary of SCA. Sony expects the sale to close before March 31, subject to regulatory approvals.

 Sony is selling off Gracenote “as part of our on-going initiative to transform our business portfolio,” a spokesperson said.

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LG Audio: Wireless Multiroom, More Sound Plates

LG Audio: Wireless Multiroom, More Sound Plates

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 23 2013 - 10:10am




Seoul - LG will expand into wireless multi-room audio, focus its soundbar selection on premium models, and expand its selection of under-TV Sound Plates when it goes to International CES, the company said in pre-announcing select introductions.

 Also in its 2014 audio lineup, the company will launch two new soundbars, and launch three new Blu-ray players.

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Tivoli Audio Builds Up Bluetooth Selection

Tivoli Audio Builds Up Bluetooth Selection

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 19 2013 - 12:49pm


Tivoli Audio’s $349-suggested Model Three BT mono clock radio is a Bluetooth-equipped version of the Model Three.


Boston – Tivoli Audio will go the International CES with an expanded assortment of Bluetooth-equipped clock radios and tabletop music systems.

At the show, the company will display a Bluetooth-equipped version of its existing compact Model Three clock radio at a suggested $349 and the recently introduced $599-suggested Music System Two BT.

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Private Capital Group Buys Chief, Da-Lite, and Sanus Family of Brands

Private Capital Group Buys Chief, Da-Lite, and Sanus Family of Brands

Residential Systems Staff On Dec 12 2013 - 4:58pm




New York - Pritzker Group Private Capital has acquired Milestone AV Technologies, the umbrella brand that designs, markets, and distributes mounting equipment and display solutions for the commercial and residential audio-visual market under the Chief, Da-Lite, and Sanus brands.

Milestone was purchased for an undisclosed price from The Duchossois Group, which will retain a “significant interest” in the business and continue to have representatives serve on the board of directors, according to the company’s statement.

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Dolby Digital Plus Gets UltraViolet Nod From 2 More Studios

Dolby Digital Plus Gets UltraViolet Nod From 2 More Studios

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 12 2013 - 10:00am




San Francisco - Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment have become the latest Hollywood studios to adopt Dolby Digital Plus as their surround-sound format for movies and TV programs encoded in the UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF).

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Yamaha Diversifies With Premium Clock Radio

Yamaha Diversifies With Premium Clock Radio

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 9 2013 - 10:13am

Yamaha’s $199-suggested TSX-B72 alarm-clock radio with stereo Bluetooth and USB
Yamaha’s $199-suggested TSX-B72 alarm-clock radio with stereo Bluetooth and USB charging port.


Buena Park, Calif. – Yamaha is diversifying into premium alarm-clock radios, planning shipments this month of a $199-suggested model that incorporates Bluetooth, nearfield communications for one-tap pairing, USB charging output, and control from iOS and Android apps.

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