Dan Clark Audio’s new flagship headphone is the Stealth ($4,000). This closed-back planar magnetic headphone is the first in the world to use metamaterial technology. To find out more, read on.
CEDIA 2021 Expo Show Coverage
We won't let COVID-19 keep us down. For 2021, we are happy to provide CEDIA Trade show coverage of the brands participating virtually through our YouTube Channel. Sound United is our official sponsor helping us host an assortment of educational webinars with key expert guest speakers from various disciplines of the AV industry. We cover everything from HDMI 2.1 troubleshooting, gaming, and wireless music streaming, to the latest tech from THX, as well as bringing better loudspeaker specifications to the industry.
Loudspeaker specifications are often ambiguous or incomplete in consumer audio making purchasing decisions more difficult for consumers than they should be. In the livestream below, we are bringing together engineers and scientists from some of the leading industry brands to discuss better ways toward specing loudspeakers. We are proud to welcome Dr. Sean Olive of Harman, Scott Orth of Polk Audio, Shane Rich of RBH Sound, Dan Roemer of Perlisten and Anthony Grimani.
CEDIA 2021 Improving Loudspeaker Specification Standards YouTube Discussion
Audioholics CEDIA Webinars
Delivering High Quality Audio in a Wireless Environment (Live on Sept 1st, 2:00pm EDT)
Hi-Res Audio is easier to access than ever before. Learn how to seamlessly integrate multiroom Hi-Res Audio into the systems you’re already installing and build the proper network infrastructure to support it. Join Phil Jones of Sound United and Jared Edwards of Luxul to explore simple CI-focused solutions to overcome common installation challenges and how to build a robust wired/wireless network to support Hi-Res Audio multi-zone music playback.
HDMI 2.1 Installation, Distribution, and Troubleshooting (Live on Sept 1st, 3:00pm EDT)
Are your installations and retail space ready for the latest video and surround formats? Join Phil Jones of Sound United and Matt Murray of AV Proedge to explore simple tips that will help you design systems that provide maximum flexibility and upgradeability in the future. You will also be introduced to Sound United solutions, upgrades, and new products to support seamless integration with HDMI 2.1.
The Future of Home Theater Entertainment (Live on Sept 1st, 4:30pm EDT)
From radio broadcasts to today’s streaming content, the way we enjoy entertainment at home continues to evolve. Whether you are interested in traditional AVRs, digital amplification, powered speakers, or wireless solutions, join Sound United and other industry veterans to discuss their predictions for the future of the audio, home theater, and the wider entertainment industry.
Integrating Gaming with HDMI 2.1 (Live on Sept 2nd, 2:00pm EDT)
The latest gaming devices offer access to all the glory of HDMI 2.1. In addition to discussing higher frame rates and better resolution, in this session we will cover the many other HDMI 2.1 benefits that enhance the gaming experience and give you a competitive edge.
Optimizing Audyssey Room Correction & New Updates (Live on Sept 2nd, 3:15pm EDT)
Room acoustics have a great impact on the home theater listening experience. Based on a decade of university research, Audyssey developed advanced room correction technology that automatically calibrates any home theater to deliver optimum performance. Join Sound United, Audyssey, and industry experts to discuss what it takes to get the best results from the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app and recent updates that will make the system even better.
THX Certifications Overview (Live on Sept 2nd, 8:30pm EDT)
We sit down with Steve Martz of THX to discuss what it means to be "THX certified". He goes over the various levels of certification from Compact, Select, Ultra, and Dominus and how they relate to room size.
Bass Management Advanced Users (Live on Sept 3rd, 3:30pm EDT)
Some speaker systems require advanced bass management and configuration. Matthew Trinkle of Storm Audio and Anthony Grimani guide us through this process. Using a Storm Audio ISP MK2, Matt shows how to configure and route bass for complex systems to get the most out of your home theater.
Post Calibration Tweaks (After DIRAC) (Live on Sept 3rd, 4:30pm EDT)
You've run DIRAC but you're not done. Anthony Grimani takes us on a post calibration scenario that will help optimize your results for the best possible function and sound.
Improving Loudspeaker Specifications Standards for Consumers (Live on Sept 3rd, 6:00pm EDT)
Loudspeaker specifications are often ambiguous or incomplete in consumer audio making purchasing decisions more difficult for consumers than they should be. We are bringing together engineers and scientists from some of the leading industry brands to discuss better ways toward specing loudspeakers. We are proud to welcome Dr. Sean Olive of Harman, Scott Orth of Polk, Shane Rich of RBH Sound, Dan Roemer of Perlisten and Anthony Grimani.
New AV Products for 2021
Let's not forget about the latest exciting product releases including new: HDMI 2.1 AV receivers with full 8K support, loudspeakers from revered brands that keep getting better with each new generation, subwoofers that play louder and cleaner, digging deeper than ever before and much more.
The Latest from the Floor
Huge news at CEDIA 2021! Consumer budgeted receivers like Onkyo's TX-RZ50 have integrated Dirac Live for room calibration and full HDMI 2.1 support on ALL inputs. Is this the hot AVR for 2021?
The Cambridge Audio Evo 75 ($2,250) and Evo 150 ($3,000) are compact, Class D streaming amps that aim to deliver audiophile performance from a “lifestyle” all-in-one package.
Focal released their On Wall 301 and 302 speakers which offer easy mounting and a slick sleek design but do they keep the brands reputation for HiFi audio? Read on to find out.
Polk Audio has a new line of competitively priced speakers, the Monitor XT. With eight different sizes to choose from, prices start at $150/pair for height channels, and $600/pair of towers. Read on.
Bowers and Wilkins revamped their 800 Series with their D4 Diamond Range. The B&W loudspeaker line has 7 new models to choose from including 2 center channels and a flagship $35k/pair 801 D4 tower.
Focal announced the release of their Aria K2 906 bookshelf ($1,990/pr) and Aria center channel ($1,190/ea) to add to the impressive Aria 936 floorstanding speaker that debuted last year. Read on.
Subwoofer specialists REL released info on their new T/x Subs. The compact T/5x ($679), the step-up T/7x ($1,099), and the range-topping T/9x ($1,449)offer new amps, drivers and cabinets. Read on.
Andrew Jones left Elac to pursue a “fantastic opportunity” elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elac announced the Solano series loudspeakers which feature Elac's JET5 Air Motion Transformer tweeter. Read on.