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B&O Reveals Love Affair
DEERFIELD, ILL. – Bang & Olufsen has begun offering six of its current products in a new Rose Gold color to celebrate its 90th birthday.

The products, collectively known as the Love Affair Collection, were developed to reflect a surge in interest toward “beautiful materials,” especially rose gold, which is experiencing a renaissance in the jewelry industry, the company said. Rose gold “represents love and is therefore the ultimate inspiration for this collection,” B&O added.

The Love Affair Collection consists of the BeoVision Avant 85 starting at $25,695, the $7,655 BeoVision 11-46, $2,699 BeoPlay A9 music system, $419 BeoPlay H6 headphones, $6,920 Beo- Lab 18, and BeoRemote One.

DTS-HD Coming To M-Go
DTS reached an agreement with video-on-demand service M-Go to bring DTS-HD multi-channel surround sound to M-Go content.

M-Go’s library consists of more than 30,000 titles available to own, rent, stream or download. The M-Go 4K UHD library features more than 100 movies and TV shows available exclusively through Samsung’s UHD TVs.

Future applications will make M-Go the first streaming service to offer DTS Headphone:X, which delivers a surround sound experience through any set of headphones.

M-Go also incorporates both Dolby Digital Plus and standard AAC Stereo, with the application selecting the best available audio for the device accordingly.

Previously, DTS announced that DTS-HD surround is coming to the Starz Play, Encore Play, and Movieplex Play video-streaming services available through Microsoft’s Xbox One. The announcement marked the first time that authenticated online TV Everywhere services are available with DTS-HD soundtracks, DTS said.

DTS-HD soundtracks are also available with CinemaNow streams and the Ultraflix Streaming Network. Both services also support the Dolby Digital Plus surround format, as do the Starz Play services.

DTS-HD is also available with downloadable movies that use the UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF).

Separately, DTS announced that Headphone:X technology will be available on select smartphone models from Chinese brands Huawei, Vivo, Nubia and letv later this year. The models will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, which includes DTS Headphone:X.

Parasound Ships First Integrated Amp
Parasound shipped its first integrated amp, which incorporates digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and high-resolution playback via USB 2.0, optical and coaxial inputs.

The $2,495-suggested Halo integrated amp is the company’s first product with high-resolution DAC. The component features asynchronous USB 2.0 input that supports PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit as well as native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384kHz. The coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192 kHz/24-bit.

Power output is rated at 2x160 watts RMS into 8 ohms, or 2x240 watts into 4 ohms, with both channels driven at 0.05 percent THD from 20Hz to 20kHz.

The Class A/AB amp also features dual-mono power supply, headphone amp, phono input for MM and MC cartridges, adjustable low- and high-pass crossovers, front-panel subwoofer-level control, balanced XLR input, and XLR left, right and subwoofer preamp outputs.


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