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LG G7ThinQ Smartphone To Feature New DTS:X Audio Technology

LG G7ThinQ Smartphone To Feature New DTS:X Audio Technology

LG has joined forces with DTS to develop a DTS:X technology for mobile devices that will be exclusive to LG phones, and which claims to deliver a premium entertainment experience both via headphones and through the device’s built-in speakers. Details remain scant on their new G7TinQ Smartphone as of now, but Xperi Corporation president Jea Yoo says that his company’s partnership with LG “will take the mobile entertainment experience to a whole new level". Are you ready for a mobile immersive surround sound experience?

LG G7ThinQ Smartphone features DTS:X to deliver a premium immersive surround sound experience both via headphones and built in speakers. Are you ready for surround sound on your phone?

— May 13, 2018 23:00 in AV News

Scientists Create Real-Life Cloaking Device

Scientists Create Real-Life Cloaking Device

Star Trek fans, today just may be a day to rejoice as one of your favorite techs just got one step closer to becoming a reality. Scientists have been working with a new material that when submerged in water allows soundwaves to pass around it without alteration. This real-life cloaking device could render submarines undetectable to sonar. Perhaps one day this tech can be adopted to make large hulking subwoofers invisible to our wives? Read on to find out.

Scientists have created a real life cloaking device using a material invisible to sonar when submerged in water. Imagine cloaked submarines to perhaps one day giant subwoofers invisible to our wives?

— May 10, 2018 15:45 in AV News

REL Acoustics Subwoofer and Dayton Audio Speaker Contest Giveaway!

REL Acoustics Subwoofer and Dayton Audio Speaker Contest Giveaway!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with REL Acoustics this month to give away one of their T/5i Powered Subwoofers and Dayton Audio to give away a pair of their MK402BT Powered Bluetooth speakers. Contest ends 4/30/18 so enter NOW for your chance to win one of these great prizes!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with REL Acoustics and Dayton Audio this month to give away subwoofers and powered bluetooth speakers. Enter to win before 4/30/18!

— April 11, 2018 00:00 in AV News

Dayton Audio Sub-1200 Contest Giveaway!

Dayton Audio Sub-1200 Contest Giveaway!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with Parts Express to give away one of their Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofers. The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 is said to be capable of delivering realistic, room-shaking home theater bass effects—even in larger rooms. But remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it! Contest ends 3/31/18 at 11:59 PM EST so be sure to click here in order to register now!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with Parts Express to give away one of their Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofers. Enter to Win!

— March 03, 2018 01:35 in AV News

Control Drivers Now Communicate With and Command Klipsch and Jamo Amplifiers

Control Drivers Now Communicate With and Command Klipsch and Jamo Amplifiers

Klipsch and Jamo audio companies announced that IP Ethernet network control drivers from Control4, Crestron, and RTI now communicate with and command its powerful DSP amplifiers for seamless control and optimal sound.

Klipsch and Jamo audio companies announced that IP Ethernet network control drivers from Control4, Crestron, and RTI now communicate with and command its powerful DSP amplifiers for seamless control and optimal sound.

— February 12, 2018 08:55 in AV News

Dayton Audio T652-AIR Dual 6-1/2" 2-Way AMT Tower Speaker Contest Giveaway!

Dayton Audio T652-AIR Dual 6-1/2" 2-Way AMT Tower Speaker Contest Giveaway!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with Parts Express to give away a pair of their Dayton Audio T652-AIR Dual 6-1/2" 2-Way AMT Tower Speakers. Remember you gotta be in it to win it! Sign up before 2/28/18.

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with Parts Express to give away a pair of their Dayton Audio T652-AIR Dual 6-1/2" 2-Way AMT Tower Speakers. Sign up before 2/28/18!

— February 04, 2018 15:10 in AV News

Sound United Announces Acquisition of Classé Audio

Sound United Announces Acquisition of Classé Audio

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics, today announced it has acquired Classé Audio, a leading maker of high-performance music and theater components. Classé Audio will join the Sound United family of brands, representing some of the most renowned names in the industry. Through this acquisition, Sound United will continue to drive its global growth and recognition, spearheading innovation in the category and increasing its footprint in the consumer audio space.

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, HEOS and others, announced it has acquired Classé Audio, a leading maker of high-end home theater electronics.

— January 08, 2018 08:00 in AV News

Harman Joins WiSA: Is the Connected Car Company Plotting Connected Home Domination?

Harman Joins WiSA: Is the Connected Car Company Plotting Connected Home Domination?

Harman International has joined WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association. This will give Harman access to wireless audio standards that will help new audio products establish seamlessly connectivity. This could be great for home theater and new Harman speaker systems. But, it also signals the future direction of in-home connectivity. Could WiSA enable Harman to do for the connected home what it's already done for the connected car?

Harman International has joined WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association. This will give Harman access to wireless audio standards. See what this means for in-home connectivity.

— October 16, 2017 15:00 in AV News

Yarra 3DX Immersive Sound Projector Giveaway!

Yarra 3DX Immersive Sound Projector Giveaway!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with YARRA 3DX again to give away one of their YARRA 3DX Immersive Sound Bar and subwoofer systems. Yarra's beaming technology has to be heard to be believed and if you enter this contest you may just get a chance to do that. Enter now and win big!

To show some love to our loyal Audioholics readers, we’re partnering with YARRA 3DX again to give away one of their YARRA 3DX Immersive Sound Bar and subwoofer systems. Enter now to win big!

— October 03, 2017 20:00 in AV News

Yamaha Adds Amazon Alexa with MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio to AV Products

Yamaha Adds Amazon Alexa with MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Audio to AV Products

Not to be outdone by their competitors, Yamaha is ramping up integration of Amazon Alexa with more than 40 of the company’s MusicCast wireless multiroom products through an Alexa skill, making it faster and easier for audio enthusiasts to control their home entertainment experience. The Alexa skill and associated product firmware updates represent an initial step for integration of Alexa control with Yamaha AV products. Yamaha plans to offer deeper integration of Alexa in AV products by this winter.

Yamaha is ramping up integration of Amazon Alexa with more than 40 of the company’s MusicCast wireless multiroom products to add speed and easy control of their home entertainment experience.

— September 07, 2017 09:00 in AV News

Onkyo and Pioneer Announce Support For DTS Play-Fi

Onkyo and Pioneer Announce Support For DTS Play-Fi

Onkyo and Pioneer, two of the biggest names in audio technology have announced that they're jumping into DTS Play-Fi technology with a selection of wireless speakers. Firmware updates should be launched throughout September to make several of both company's wireless speakers compatible with DTS Play-Fi multi-room Wi-Fi speaker system. Read on to find out why this is a cool feature to have in your favorite Onkyo and Pioneer products.

Onkyo and Pioneer, two of the biggest names in audio technology have announced that they're jumping into DTS Play-Fi technology with a selection of wireless speakers. Read more about DTS Play-Fi.

Brandon Dimmel — September 02, 2017 00:00 in AV News

Britain's Arcam Acquired by Harman International and Samsung

Britain's Arcam Acquired by Harman International and Samsung

The home audio world just got a little smaller, with the announcement that renowned firm Harman International recently bought up by tech goliath Samsung has acquired A&R Cambridge Ltd., better known as Arcam. Why Arcam? Read on to find out...

The home audio world just got a little smaller, with the announcement that renowned firm Harman International recently bought up by tech Goliath Samsung has acquired British hifi company Arcam.

Brandon Dimmel — July 23, 2017 11:00 in AV News

LiDAR: Velodyne Shifts From Subwoofers to Self-Driving Cars

LiDAR: Velodyne Shifts From Subwoofers to Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne was founded over 30 years ago as a hi-fi company. Though as of late, they haven't really been doing anything innovative in that marketplace. It may be the technology behind self-driving cars that signals the road ahead for Velodyne as they make an impact on a whole new industry. Today, Ford motor company is using a three-dimensional radar technology called LiDAR that was developed by the company that is better known for subwoofers than sensors. See what Velodyne has been up to.

Velodyne was founded over 30 years ago as a hi-fi company. But today the company finds itself shifting gears by creating hardware for self-driving cars with technology called LiDAR.

— July 20, 2017 00:00 in AV News

Focal Adds Wireless Listen Headphones and Affordable In-Ear Monitors to Lineup

Focal Adds Wireless Listen Headphones and Affordable In-Ear Monitors to Lineup

Less than a year after launching a new line of ultra high-end headphones, Focal has followed up with some more mainstream portable and wireless offerings for the rest of us. The new line includes a wireless version of Listen and mobile in-ear monitors dubbed Spark that comes in both a wired and wireless model along with the all-new Sphear S in-ear monitor. Check them out.

French hi-fi company, Focal has launched the new Listen Wireless and new in-ear monitors, Spark comes in both wired and wireless model and the new Sphear S is a high-performance in-ear monitor.

— June 22, 2017 15:30 in AV News