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DENVER – New home-audio components are turning up at the CEDIA Expo to enhance stereo music and surround sound performance, and some of them add the ability to enhance a home theater’s video performance.
Many of the products are targeting the luxury highend of the market, and some are coming with built-in HDBaseT technology to send uncompressed HDMI video and multichannel audio up to 328 feet (100 meters) over inexpensive CAT-5e or -6 cable.
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DENVER — Bang & Olufsen will add during CEDIA Expo Spotify Connect to its floorstanding BeoPlay A9 networked speaker and will upgrade its current 65-inch 3D plasma TV.
With Spotify Connect, consumers who are streaming Spotify through their smartphones can, after entering their home, turn on the $2,699 discshaped A9 to stream their playlist where they left off through the cloud to save smartphone battery life. The A9 will also control Spotify streaming.
DENVER – KEF is showing at CEDIA Expo with a wide range of in-room and architectural speakers for multiple applications.
New in-room speakers include KEF’s first two active soundbars, a pair of left-right active TV speakers, and a wireless desktop speaker pair.
In architectural speakers, the company is unveiling its first models dedicated to home-theater use, its first in-wall subwoofers, and its thinnest in-ceiling speaker to date.
DENVER — Multi-room A/V suppliers are coming up with new options for shuttling audio and video signals around the house.
Autonomic and CasaTunes are turning up at the CEDIA Expo with new features for their multi-room audio servers. Control4 is launching its first HDMI matrix switcher and new multi-room audio amplifiers. Russound is showing off its Xstream X5 networked tabletop music-streamer/amplifier, which can be used to create a decentralized 16-zone wireless-audio system.
DENVER – Yamaha is expanding its active-soundbar lineup at the CEDIA Expo to 10 models with the launch of a pair of models with built-in subwoofers.
The two space-saving models join two current soundbars with built-in subwoofers and become the company’s first soundbars with Bluetooth. Both models stream AAC over Bluetooth.
DENVER — Russound is bringing a pair of wireless audio products to CEDIA Expo.
The Xstream X5 is a networked tabletop music-streamer/ amplifier that can be used to create a decentralized 16-zone wireless-audio system if 16 X5 devices are added to a home network.
The system can be controlled from an iOS or Android app, and users will get the option to add control from one of three locally wired keypads already available from Russound for its centralized wired multi-room audio systems.
With 7x125-watt output Harman Kardon’s AVR3700 connects to audio sources that were not even imagined when the company shipped its first hi-fi receiver in 1954.
It’s equipped with Apple AirPlay to stream music via embedded Wi-Fi from iPhones, iPads, and iTunes-equipped PCs and Macs; vTuner Internet radio to play thousands of Internet radio stations; and DLNA 1.5 certification to stream audio from Wi-Fi-connected devices and audio and video via an Ethernet connection.
The Sanus ELM4306 6.6’ Super Slim HDMI cable, part of the company’s Elements accessories collection, was specially designed for connections in tight spaces.
The OBEX, Latin for “barrier,” is a two-piece polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane smartphone case from Seidio that exceeds the military standards test (MIL-STD-810G) for device protection, which evaluates the case from 6-foot drops at multiple angles.
As the creator and market share leader of the action video camera category, GoPro certainly garnered its share of attention when it introduced the current flagship – the Hero3 Black Edition.
The GoPro Hero3 was both the smallest and fastest model to date and brought wireless connectivity that assisted in both shooting and storing captured videos and stills. It was also among the first consumer camcorders capable of recording Ultra HD (a.k.a. 4K) resolution.