Benchmark To Offer First Amp With THX High-Efficiency Technology

Benchmark To Offer First Amp With THX High-Efficiency Technology

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 18 2013 - 3:30pm

Benchmark’s AHB2 stereo amp uses THX technology is said to combine the sound qua
Benchmark’s AHB2 stereo amp uses THX technology is said to combine the sound quality of Class A/B analog amplifiers with the efficiency of Class D “digital” amps.


San Francisco – The first product incorporating THX’s all-analog, high-efficiency amplifier technology is coming to market from Benchmark Media Systems.

THX, which demoed the technology at CES 2012, contends its patented technology delivers sound quality that equals that of the best Class A/B analog amplifiers while equaling or exceeding the efficiency of most Class D “digital” switching amps in normal use when playing music or movie soundtracks.

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Lenbrook Launches Bluesound Brand To Expand Base

Lenbrook Launches Bluesound Brand To Expand Base

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 17 2013 - 3:01pm

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Bluesound chief brand officer John Banks (left) and Lenbrook America president/CEO Dean Miller with some of Bluesound’s wireless-music products, all controlled from an Android or iOS app.


New York – Bluesound, the new Lenbrook Industries brand, has rolled out its first wireless multi-room audio products, which are positioned as a step up from Sonos wireless-audio systems in performance and price.

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Primax To Acquire Majority Stake In Tymphany

Primax To Acquire Majority Stake In Tymphany

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 16 2013 - 3:49pm




Sausalito, Calif. – Taiwan-based Primax Electronics will take a majority stake in Hong Kong-based Tymphany, the ODM and OEM supplier of speakers to home, car, and pro audio brands.

 The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the year following regulatory approvals. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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AudioXperts Closes

AudioXperts Closes

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 15 2013 - 9:13am




Boston — Luxury-audio start-up AudioXperts closed operations last Friday, but some of its products could nonetheless make their way into the market, said founder and industry veteran Eli Harary.

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D&H Begins Carrying OSD Audio Line

D&H Begins Carrying OSD Audio Line

TWICE Staff On Oct 14 2013 - 3:12pm

One of OSD Audio’s architectural speakers
One of OSD Audio’s architectural speakers


Brea, Calif. - OSD Audio reports it has signed a partnership with D&H Distributing to carry its line which includes sales and technical support.

D&H now offers the complete line of OSD Audio’s outdoor and architectural speakers, amplifiers, and accessories.

This includes OSD Audio’s new Bluetooth rock speakers [pictured left], which are the first of their kind in the custom installation market, as well as the company’s new Soundplatform home audio system.

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Sony Expands High-Res Audio Line

Sony Expands High-Res Audio Line

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 14 2013 - 11:01am

Sony’s $599-everyday PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier decodes almost all musi
Sony’s $599-everyday PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier decodes almost all music-file formats, connects to PC and Mac computers via USB 2.0, connects to Apple’s iOS devices via dedicated digital input, and connects via analog input to other mobile devices.


Denver — Sony expanded its high-resolution audio lineup with a portable DAC/headphone amplifier and an ES-series stereo integrated amplifier.

The products, unveiled over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, include the $599-everyday PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier, which works with laptops, smartphones and tablets. It will be available in March at Sony Stores and other electronics retailers. The second product is the $1,999 TA-A1ES stereo amplifier, available in November at select Sony Stores and authorized ES dealers nationwide.

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Sonos Expands Customer Base With $199 Speaker

Sonos Expands Customer Base With $199 Speaker

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 14 2013 - 8:59am

Sonos CEO John MacFarlane (left) and product management director Craig Wisneski
Sonos CEO John MacFarlane (left) and product management director Craig Wisneski with the company’s $199 Play:1 wireless multi-room-audio speaker


New York — Sonos promised to inject more competition into the wireless multi-room-audio business during the holiday season with the launch today of its lowest price and most compact wireless speaker to date.

The $199-everyday Play:1 is available today through Target, Best Buy, J&R Music World, Amazon and 3,500 independent retailers, small chains, and systems integrators, said CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane.

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Leon Speakers Buys Media Décor

Leon Speakers Buys Media Décor

By Lindsey Adler On Oct 11 2013 - 12:28pm




Leon Speakers has acquired Media Decor, manufacturer of high-end concealment products, including art lifts and moving art.

The purchase expands Leon's portfolio of high-end, custom-tailored loudspeakers with TV enhancement solutions, providing new commercial and residential business opportunities.
 

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Bose Gets Behind Wireless Multi-Room Audio

Bose Gets Behind Wireless Multi-Room Audio

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 10 2013 - 12:25pm

Bose president Bob Maresca and home entertainment VP Phil Hess with the trio of
Bose president Bob Maresca and home entertainment VP Phil Hess with the trio of wireless SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems


Framingham, Mass. — Bose is stepping up its profile in wireless multi-room audio, promising to bring broader awareness to the up-and-coming product category and additional competition for existing suppliers.

Bose launched three single-chassis SoundTouch Wi-Fi-equipped active speakers, which stream music stored on Macs and PCs, Cloud-based music from Pandora and vTuner, and music stored on Apple smartphones and tablets. Handheld Android devices might also become SoundTouch sources with a software update under consideration.

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Polk Launches ‘Listen To The Music’ Promotion

Polk Launches ‘Listen To The Music’ Promotion

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 4 2013 - 8:38am

 Polk is bringing its products on a cross-country tour via a converted tour bus
Polk is bringing its products on a cross-country tour via a converted tour bus and trailer.


Baltimore – Polk Audio launched what it called its most aggressive promotion campaign ever, teaming up with music group Walk Off The Earth, promoting an online talent-search contest, and deploying a product-laden tour bus around the U.S.

The “Listen To The Music” campaign will focus on promoting the company’s Heritage Collection of personal audio products, mainly to the 25- to 34-year-old age group.

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