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High-Performance Audio Comes In Loud And Clear

DENVER — Home systems requiring professional installation are the stock-in-trade of CEDIA Expo attendees, but they’re also coming to the show to hear the latest in high-performance audio.

Showgoers will find compact powered subs, inroom speakers, passive and active soundbars, under-TV speakers, Wi-Fi speakers, stand-alone highresolution audio DACs, integrated amp/DACs and more.

Here at the show, Artison is launching its first freestanding subwoofer, AudioControl is unveiling a slim DAC/amp that fits behind a TV, and Bryston is launching a component-style digital music player.

For their part, Mass Fidelity is unveiling a Bluetooth DAC, and Lyngdorf Audio is showing a highresolution DAC/amplifier. A variety of new McIntosh products include a dedicated headphone amp, an integrated audio system and a 1TB multizone music server.

Sony and Yamaha will show new active soundbars, and Yamaha is showing its first under-TV speaker.

On top of that:

• Monitor Audio is expanding its selection of passive three-channel soundbars and Wi-Fi speakers.

• Parasound is bringing an improved DAC/headphone amp, a prototype of its first integrated amp/DAC, and its first 12-channel multizone amplifier in years; and

• Compact size and big sound are the theme of a host of subwoofer launches, including a trio of models from Proficient, three from Sunfire, and a model each from Procella and Artison.