Entries Tagged as 'Audio'

Review: Cambridge Audio TV2 Stereo TV Base Is An Affordable Room Filler

June 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Audio, Product Reviews, Review, Sound Bars, Sound Systems

Getting big sound out of a small-to-mid-size TV can be a challenge. Typically small, down-firing speakers in a TV, perhaps used for bedroom or dormitory applications, can sound thin and tinny with dialog often hard to discern at low volumes. Enhancing that with an A/V receiver outfitted with a subwoofer and complement of front and […]

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Denon Launches HEOS Soundbar/Subwoofer Wireless Music System

June 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Audio, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Wireless Audio

Denon Electronics introduced this week the first soundbar and subwoofer system designed to network with its HEOS wireless music ecosystem. The company said the HEOS HomeCinema, which will hit stores in July at a $799 suggested retail, was designed to do dual-duty as an upgrade for the sound on today’s flat-panel TVs while also serving […]

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Denon Unveils HDMI 2.0a Updatable Entry AVR

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV, Wireless Audio

Denon introduced this week its 2015 S-series entry AV receiver model AVR-S510BT, bringing compatibility with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0, with the ability to upgrade to HDMI 2.0a (supporting high dynamic range video). Denon said the AVR-S510, which goes on sale in June at a $279 suggested retail, will ship with HDMI 2.0 ports that […]

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Yamaha Expands Line of HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 A/V Receivers

May 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Yamaha on Tuesday filled out the rest of its RX-V 79-series AV receiver line, bringing step-up models with HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support for use with 4K Ultra HD TV-equipped home theater systems. The 2015 models, which join the series’ entry model RX-V379 introduced last month, include: the 7.2-channel RX-V779, RX-V679 and RX-V579, and […]

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Denon Adds Splash-proof Option To Heos 1 Wireless Speaker

May 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, News, Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

Denon introduced Wednesday the first weather-proof speaker option in its Heos line of wireless multi-zone speakers, designed to link directly with smartphones, tablets and other devices. When it hits stores in June at a $199 suggested retail, the Heos 1 will be the least expensive speaker in Denon’s Heos wireless audio line, which made its […]

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Yamaha Rolls Out HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 A/V Receiver

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, Audio, HDMI, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Yamaha introduced Tuesday its first A/V receiver offering 4K Ultra HD video pass-through with support for the HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 connection and copy protection standards. Model RX-V379 (available in May at a $299.99 suggested retail price), which is the new entry level model to the RX-V receiver line, supports 5.1-channel surround and is […]

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Ready For That HDR-Ready Home Theater? Hold On

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Video Processors

From the hurry- up and-wait department: a recent HDMI 2.0a spec. extension, which supports metadata for high- dynamic range (HDR)-encoded 4K Ultra HD video passed over HDMI connectors may not be as seamlessly updatable as generally expected for some home theater components. Jeff Park, senior technical specifications manager for the HDMI LLC, told HD Guru […]

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Sony Prices Sound Bars, A/V Receivers

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Audio, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, Wireless Audio

On the heels of the sendoff of its spring TV line, Sony took the wraps off its latest sound bar and A/V receiver assortment to help complete the home theater experience. The company announced retail availability and pricing on four new Sound Bars – the HT-ST9 (pictured above), HT-NT3, HT-CT780, and HT-CT380, as well as […]

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