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Jun 3, 2014

Yamaha Introduces Audiophile A-S2100 Amp And CD-S2100 CD Player

Yamaha A-S2100

Yamaha today introduced the A-S2100 integrated amplifier and CD-S2100 CD/SACD player. These elegantly styled components utilize the company’s signature natural sound profile to deliver the truest audio reproduction and superior music experiences.

Both models feature advanced original circuitry that eliminates signal loss for the delivery of dynamic audio when listening to any genre of music. These units maintain the classic Yamaha Hi-Fi-style and many of the state-of-the-art features of the company’s flagship A-S3000 and CD-S3000 models — true statement pieces designed to excite the most discerning audiophiles…

May 28, 2014

JBL Introduces Clip, An Ultra-Portable Wireless Speaker

JBL Clip

Harman introduces JBL Clip, the ultra-compact portable rechargeable teleconferencing speaker with integrated carabiner.

"We found such great possibilities with ultra-compact speaker designs, that we ended up creating a full-bodied sound system with wireless conferencing that you can even use hands-free. The clue is in the name" said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN.

Following in the pioneering footsteps of the JBL Micro Series - and then taking things up a notch - the JBL Clip's 1.5" driver delivers a stunning balance of loudness and bass performance, with a 160 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range…

Apr 24, 2014

LG Presents SoundPlate LAB540 All-in-one Home Entertainment Solution

LG SoundPlate LAB540

LG's most advanced audio system for flat screen TVs, SoundPlate model LAB540, is set to roll out globally starting in May. Optimized for a superior home entertainment experience, the new device creates a rich audio environment via its 4.1 channels and 320W of audio power and wireless subwoofer. The LAB540 also features Blu-ray playback, Smart TV functionality and a host of convenient connectivity options such as Bluetooth and HDMI…

Mar 31, 2014

Sony Unveils HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 Sound Bars, and HT-XT1 TV Sound System

Sony HT-CT770

Sony announced today two new sound bars and a new sound system, all ideal for customers looking to add strong sound performance to their home with ease. The HT-CT770 Sound Bar, HT-CT370 Sound Bar and the HT-XT1 TV Sound System feature sleek designs that blend beautifully into home décor, exceptional sound and build quality and simple set-up.

Both sound bars feature a 2.1 channel surround sound system. The HT-CT770 has a 330 watt S-Master amplifier that powers a 2-way, 4-speakers sound bar and wireless subwoofer. The HT-CT370 has a 300 watt S-Master amplifier. The S-Force digital signal processing in both creates a virtual front surround experience…

Mar 25, 2014

Yamaha's New RX-V AV Receivers Upgraded With Wi-Fi, Virtual Cinema Front And New Streaming Services

Yamaha RX-V777BT

Yamaha today introduced its 2014 RX-V Series network AV receivers, including the 7.2-channel RX-V777BT, RX-V677, RX-V577 and 5.1-channel RX-V477. Each model offers notable first-time sound quality, convenience and accessibility features.

The RX-V Series features its first three receivers with built-in Wi-Fi (RX-V777BT, RX-V677 and RX-V577) for seamless wireless connectivity to compatible devices…

Mar 12, 2014

Pioneer Presents Elite VSX-44 and VSX-80 7.2-Channel AV Receivers

Pioneer Elite VSX-80

With custom installers continuously on the hunt for products that provide better installation flexibility, support for the latest high quality audio and video formats, and ease-of-use for their clients, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is offering a variety of home theater receivers that meet their requirements with the introduction of two entry-level Elite branded receivers, the VSX-44 and VSX-80 7.2-channel receivers…

Mar 4, 2014

Yamaha Debuts RX-V377 Affordable 5.1-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha RX-V377

Yamaha today introduced the RX-V377 5.1-channel AV receiver that delivers high performance, power and flexibility to those seeking to assemble versatile home entertainment systems on a budget. Yamaha’s full discrete amp configuration drives powerful enhanced audio for movie and TV viewing. Exclusive Virtual CINEMA FRONT technology lets consumers place all five speakers at the front of the listening area to still achieve excellent surround sound performance, making this option ideal for rooms in which a traditional 5.1 speaker setup is not practical.

Supporting the latest high definition audio and video entertainment formats, the RX-V377 offers 4K Ultra HD video pass-through via HDMI (4 inputs/1 output) and a full complement of HD Audio format decoding, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio…

Feb 18, 2014

Yamaha YAS-103 Soundbar Features Bluetooth Streaming And App Control

Yamaha YAS-103

Yamaha today introduced the YAS-103, which builds on the success of its best-selling all-in-one sound bar (YAS-101) by adding Bluetooth audio streaming and app control features. The YAS-103 maintains the elegant design, exceptional audio quality and ease of use of its predecessor, as well as its single-body design with dual built-in subwoofers that deliver rich bass without the need for a separate subwoofer.

The new Bluetooth capability not only supports music streaming from smartphones, tablets and computers, but also enables control of the sound bar via Yamaha's free Home Theater Controller app…

Feb 6, 2014

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

Today, Bose has introduced the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III, the latest in its acclaimed SoundLink product line. The SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III is Bose’s best-performing Bluetooth speaker yet, delivering a new level of audio performance, an all-new design, longer battery life, and accessory covers in five colors. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, instantly allowing you to share your favorite music out loud, wherever you are and wherever you go.

The new SoundLink III integrates Bose proprietary technologies to reproduce music with fullness, clarity and depth…

Jan 15, 2014

Yamaha MCR-N560 Micro Component System Offers Network Streaming Of High-Res Audio

Yamaha MCR-N560

Yamaha today introduced the MCR-N560, a PianoCraft series micro component system for music lovers who want to access their music libraries from home networks and mobile devices, as well as from more traditional sources like CDs and FM radio. It also caters to the discerning music enthusiast, offering high-resolution audio FLAC/WAV 192 kHz/24-bit signal compatibility. In addition to exceptional sound quality, the system has a compact, yet luxurious design that can be placed virtually anywhere in any room…