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Cambridge Audio to Open U.S. Store, Partner with Music School

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:18pm
In a move usually associated with large corporate entities with names like Sony or Bose, England's Cambridge Audio has announced that it will open its first U.S. retail store in Chicago later this year.
Categories: Multimedia News

Ultra HD: More Than Just Resolution

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:27am
15 Minutes with UHD Alliance President Mike Fidler

The Ultra HD Alliance is on a mission to spread the good word of Ultra HD, which as any self-respecting home theater enthusiast will tell you is more than just a resolution story. Yes, having four times as many pixels as standard HD is a definite boon to image quality, but high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut, and other recent advances in TV picture quality are even more compelling, nudging us ever closer to images that mirror the real world. Last summer the Alliance recruited industry veteran Mike Fidler as its first full-time president. We recently caught up with Fidler, who has served in key executive roles at Sony and Pioneer, to get an update on the Alliance and its efforts to promote the benefits of what it calls a “premium audio/video experience.”

Categories: Multimedia News

How to Make Your Own LPs

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:40am
If you're like me, you wake up every morning from a wonderful dream where you own a LP replication plant. In your factory, plastic goes in, and plastic goes out. Except that the outgoing plastic has magical shapes pressed into it. Now my dream, and yours, can come true.

Categories: Multimedia News

Focal Expands In-Wall/Ceiling Speaker Line

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 1:56pm
Focal has introduced a new seven-model series of entry-level in-wall/ceiling speaker series at prices ranging from $149 to $449, and announced plans to add three models to its mid-priced 300 Series. The 100 Series is available now and the 300 Series is due out in May.
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Acer: ‘World’s Smallest 3000 Lumens Laser 4K Projector’ Now Available in U.S.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:59am
Acer America has announced U.S. availability of “the world’s smallest 4K Ultra HD (UHD) 3000 lumens laser projector,” designed to deliver “laser-quality visuals in a wide range of environments,” including home theater.
Categories: Multimedia News

Soul X-Shock True Wireless Earphones for Endurance Junkies

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:53am
Cable cutters are all the rage these days; even headphones have become completely and totally free from cables. The new X-Shock earphones from Soul Electronics are absolutely wireless, even for charging. For marathon listening sessions, the X-Shock has up to 60 hours of charging capabilities between the earphone and portable charging box.

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