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New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range while JBL

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019
Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity

The Smart Audio soundbar may be loaded with network-connected features by Savant, but it also brings a true hi-fi pedigree with speaker designs

Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity
MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

The Motion 35XTi bookshelf speaker has updated cosmetics and employs a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our review to see if MartinLogan keeps

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

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New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the spotlight at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range, including a large flagship tower with an all-new beryllium tweeter. Meanwhile, JBL announced a completely new line of speakers called the HDI Series, featuring stylish curved cabinets and a new compression driver based on JBL’s professional gear. Read on to learn more and be sure to watch our detailed YouTube overview video.

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range while JBL announced their new HDI Series. Read on to learn more.

— October 11, 2019 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity

Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity

Audioholics was on hand at Denver, Colorado's CEDIA 2019. In this video, Gene visits the Savant booth where the company unveiled a new product that lives at the intersection of high-performance home audio and digital home connectivity, designed for those who may not have thought much about complete home automation before. The Smart Audio soundbar may be loaded with network-connected features by Savant, but it also brings a true hi-fi pedigree with speaker designs by Cary Christie of Artison.

The Smart Audio soundbar may be loaded with network-connected features by Savant, but it also brings a true hi-fi pedigree with speaker designs by Cary Christie of Artison.

— October 09, 2019 01:00 in Soundbars and Surround Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

MartinLogan, famous for their curved panel electrostatic speakers, has recently revamped their Motion line of loudspeakers that use a more traditional enclosure. While the cabinet may be more conventional than their higher-tiered loudspeakers, the Motion speakers are still not without design distinctions that set them apart from other speakers in the same class. In for review today, we have the Motion 35XTi, the larger bookshelf speaker within the Motion series featuring a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our in-depth review to see what MartinLogan does to retain their signature electrostatic sound within a box-enclosure loudspeaker.

The Motion 35XTi bookshelf speaker has updated cosmetics and employs a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our review to see if MartinLogan keeps their signature sound in a box speaker.

— October 07, 2019 08:00 in Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

Monoprice Brings the BOOM with their dual 15" Monolith THX M-215 Subwoofer

Monoprice Brings the BOOM with their dual 15" Monolith THX M-215 Subwoofer

Monoprice has announced some new products that expand their Monolith THX speaker and subwoofer lines, and they look to be absolute beasts for the home theater market. Monoprice is launching their M-215 subwoofer with a 2kW amplifier and two high-excursion 15" drivers. Those who can handle these bruisers will be in home theater nirvana. Read our preview to see what monsters that the mad scientists at Monoprice have been cooking up in their laboratory. Be sure to watch our Youtube video for a surprise at the end ;)

Monoprice is launching their M-215 subwoofer with a 2kW amplifier and two high-excursion 15" drivers. Those who can handle these bruisers will be in home theater nirvana. Read on for more information.

— October 01, 2019 00:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

MartinLogan 9.4.4 In-Wall Speaker CEDIA Demo was a "Masterpiece"

MartinLogan 9.4.4 In-Wall Speaker CEDIA Demo was a "Masterpiece"

MartinLogan has proved that you can get “flagship-class performance” from in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. The new Masterpiece CI Series speakers put on an incredible show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The star of the show was the flagship Statement 40XW line-source in-wall speaker ($20,000 each), which uses 40 drivers in a line array to deliver unfettered dynamics and realism. All five speakers in the Masterpiece CI Series use Folded Motion XT Obsidian tweeters and new unidirectional carbon fiber cone drivers. Read on to learn more and watch our YouTube Interview.

MartinLogan proved that you can get “flagship-class performance” from in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with their new Masterpiece CI series. The 40XW line array has some special properties. Read on.

— September 27, 2019 09:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

LG 8K OLED, 4K Projector, Meridian Soundbars Rock CEDIA 2019!

LG 8K OLED, 4K Projector, Meridian Soundbars Rock CEDIA 2019!

LG rocked the 2019 CEDIA Expo with a wide range of cool gear, including a transparent OLED display and the world’s first 8K OLED TV. The $30,000 LG Signature OLED88Z9 is now available, along with a 75-inch 8K NanoCell LED TV for $5,000. Also on display were premium sound bars co-developed with Meridian, and a new, more affordable 4K projector. Read on to learn more.

LG rocked the 2019 CEDIA Expo with Meridian powered soundbars, affordable 4K projector, transparent OLED display and the world’s first 8K OLED TV.

— September 25, 2019 07:00 in HDTV Reviews

RBH Sound Massive AMT In-Wall & Active Speakers, and Dual 12" Subwoofer

RBH Sound Massive AMT In-Wall & Active Speakers, and Dual 12" Subwoofer

RBH Sound is on the move with three new products to further refine the affordable audiophile performance the brand is known for. The SI-831R is a new in-wall LCR speaker design that fits behind an acoustically transparent screen and features their new AMT driver borrowed from their SVTR flagship tower. A new 12" dual-driver subwoofer model# S-1212 only costs $999 (passive version) with some interesting plans for a powered version. RBH's PM-8 is their first-ever powered studio monitor, with a fully active network and DSP processing. Read on and be sure to watch our YouTube interview to learn more.

RBH Sound released 3 new products, SI-831R is a new in-wall LCR speaker designed to fit behind an acoustically transparent screen, the S-1212 12" dual-driver subwoofer, and the PM-8 powered studio monitor.

— September 23, 2019 08:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

GoldenEar Packs the Latest Audiophile Tech into their BRX Bookshelf Speaker

GoldenEar Packs the Latest Audiophile Tech into their BRX Bookshelf Speaker

GoldenEar Technology announced their new ultra-high-performance compact bookshelf/stand-mount loudspeaker, the BRX, at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO. The goal of BRX was to create a gorgeous, luxuriously finished, ultra-compact loudspeaker which would incorporate the latest advanced technology developed for GoldenEar’s flagship tower speakers. Read on to see what makes this compact speaker so special and at $699/ea, quite affordable.

GoldenEar Technology announced their new ultra-high-performance compact bookshelf/stand-mount loudspeaker, the BRX, at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO. Packed with their latest tech, see what makes it so special.

— September 22, 2019 02:00 in Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Ups Its Style Game With Redesigned Motion Series Speakers

MartinLogan Ups Its Style Game With Redesigned Motion Series Speakers

MartinLogan’s updated Motion Series loudspeakers sport a fresh new design while leaving the “proven performance” of the previous generation largely unchanged. There are three floor-standers, two stand-mount speakers, and two center channel speakers in the range, all featuring MartinLogan’s Folded Motion (AMT) tweeters and custom aluminum cone woofers. With prices ranging from $800/pair to $3,200/pair, will these redesigned speakers be the more affordable jewel in MartinLogan’s crown? Read on and be sure to watch our CEDIA 2019 Youtube video interview to learn more.

Martin Logan has updated their Motion Series Speakers. With prices ranging from $800/pair to $3,200/pair, will these redesigned speakers be the more affordable jewel in MartinLogan’s crown?

— September 20, 2019 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

New AudioControl AV Processors and Receivers up to 16CH Processing & Auro 3D

New AudioControl AV Processors and Receivers up to 16CH Processing & Auro 3D

AudioControl has announced a pair of high-end preamp/processors and a trio of new A/V receivers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. The Maestro Series processors and Concert Series AVRs now support Auro 3D, and feature flexible bass management capabilities and up to 16CH of processing. AudioControl calls these new products “the next generation of ultimate performance.” Read on and be sure to watch our YouTube interview with company owner Chris Kane to learn more about these product.

AudioControl has announced a pair of high-end preamp/processors and a trio of new A/V receivers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo that support Auro 3D, flexible bass management and up to 16CH of processing.

— September 19, 2019 09:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Theory Audio 9CH System Demo Sets the Bar in Soundbar Performance

Theory Audio 9CH System Demo Sets the Bar in Soundbar Performance

Theory Audio demonstrated their 9CH Soundbar Discrete speaker surround system powered by a 1U DSP tuned amplifier controller that delivered gut wrenching dynamics and sound redefining our expectations for this category of product. Check out our Youtube interview at CEDIA 2019 with company founder and engineer Paul Hales to learn about how he pulled this off.

Theory Audio demonstrated their 9CH Soundbar Discrete speaker surround system powered by a 1U DSP tuned amplifier controller that delivered gut wrenching dynamics and sound redefining our expectations for this category of product.

— September 17, 2019 10:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews

Integra 11CH Flagship AV Processor & Receivers Promise Best in Class Features

Integra 11CH Flagship AV Processor & Receivers Promise Best in Class Features

Integra has announced three new “reference-grade” products at the CEDIA Expo. The flagship 11.2-channel DRC-R1.3 processor ($2,499) and DRX-R1.3 receiver ($3,299) promise high-end performance and best-in-class features. The 9.2-channel DRX-7.3 receiver ($2,399) now sits at the top of the company’s lineup of 9-channel receivers. All three new products support the 4K HDBaseT connectivity standard to deliver high-res video over ethernet. Read on and watch our YouTube video to learn more.

Integra announced three new “reference-grade” products at the CEDIA Expo including their flagship 11.2-channel DRC-R1.3 processor and DRX-R1.3 receiver and a 9.2-channel DRX-7.3 AV receiver.

— September 14, 2019 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

Monoprice Expands Monolith THX Speaker Product Line With Towers of Power

Monoprice Expands Monolith THX Speaker Product Line With Towers of Power

Monoprice has announced new products that expand their Monolith THX speaker lineup, and do they look to be absolute beasts for the home theater market. The Monolith tower speaker features four 6.5" bass drivers, a 2" silk dome midrange, and a 1" silk dome tweeter that also includes an optional 5.25" upfiring coaxial driver for Dolby Atmos. We absolutely loved the mini-tower Monoliths but they lacked bass by design. These Monolith towers appear to address that concern and promise to be real bruisers.

Monoprice is launching a THX tower speaker with four 6.5" bass drivers a 2" silk dome midrange and a 1" silk dome tweeter that includes an optional 5.25" upfiring coaxial driver for Atmos.

— September 10, 2019 23:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Pioneer Rates Max Power with Elite SC-LX904 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

Pioneer Rates Max Power with Elite SC-LX904 11.2 Channel AV Receiver

Pioneer's newest $3k Flagship receiver, the Elite SC-LX904 will be officially unveiled at CEDIA 2019 in Denver, Colorado which will garner quite a bit of news coverage from such a beefy receiver. Check out the specs on this monstrous 11.2 channel receiver and how they rate power under maximum load conditions. This is stuff we love to see. Klingons everywhere rejoice, that TiP warriors find this model to be with honor.

Pioneer released information on their newest Flagship receiver, the Elite SC-LX904 11.2 channel AV receiver. The $3K 140WPC receiver gives max power ratings and we are liking what we see.

— September 10, 2019 01:00 in AV Receiver Reviews