CEDIA 2009 Expo Show Coverage
We arrived at Atlanta, bitter at the loss of our precious Denver, but excited about the prospects of new technology in the forms of LED, flat panels, and network technology as it relates to receivers and Blu-ray. The show is a bit thin this year, many companies opting to reduce the size of their booths or take the year off. Still, this show has a lot more product info on home theater audio/video products than we experienced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. And that makes us happy to be here.
The Latest from the Floor
Pioneer Phones Home with new ETAP Networking Product
Pioneers new ET Media Box, is capable of downloading, streaming and storage of personal media with a home theater approach to delivering networked media in the living room. Think Media PC sans the PC.
RBH Sound MC‑6CT Floorstanding Speaker First Look
With additional bass, a steadier speaker, upgraded front baffle, identical pricing, and a better all around aesthetic, the only thing you're missing from the original MC-6CTs is a Cherry veneer.
Adam Audio Classic Mk3 Series Tower Loudspeaker ‑ First Look
Adam Audio announced a revamp to their tower speaker - the Classic Mk3 Series is said to offer significant enhancements in sound reproduction along with a slim, elegant new look. Very impressive.
Focus Enhancements Partners with Aperion Audio for Complete Wireless 7.1 Audio
Focus Enhancements partnered with Aperion Audio to debut a truly uncompromised 5.1 wireless audio solution. The result was pristine audio with endless possibilities for future product integration.
Pioneer Elite BDP‑09FD Blu‑ray Player First Look
Pioneer displayed their new BDP-09FD flagship Blu-ray player, claiming it has become the world’s first Blu-ray Disc® Player to achieve THX® certification. Lack of DVD-A and SACD is disappointing.
Sony BDP‑N460 Network Blu‑ray Player First Look
Sony kind of stunned me with their new BDP-N460 networked Blu-ray player. What was most impressive was the amount of network features available to the player and it's almost mouth-watering price.
Paradigm Reference Signature Series V.3 ‑ First Look
Paradigm unveiled a 3rd version of its flagship Reference Signature Series which are claimed to be the highest output, most dynamic high end loudspeakers ever produced.
RBH Sound SI‑663 & SI‑744 In‑Wall Speakers ‑ First Look
RBH Sound displayed their newest In-wall products (SI-663 & SI-744) at CEDIA. Both use the same high quality driver compliments found on their other Signature line but offer more placement options.
Samsung SP‑A600 DLP Home Theater Projector First Look
Samsung showed up at the 2009 CEDIA Expo with it's new SP-A600 DLP home theater projector - a product that aims at taking its higher end SP-A800 home theater projector and making it affordable.