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Audioholics 2008 Expo Music Video

Audioholics 2008 Expo Music Video

While we're on the topic of trade shows... we put together a music video which summarizes some of the highlights of this year's 2008 Audioholics State of the CE Union Event & Expo. We had a great time and really enjoyed the incredible audio and video demos provided by manufacturers. Of course, there was also great food, tons of giveaways and excessive amounts of dancing - including a custom party event complete with Zorro and his wife.

While we're on the topic of trade shows... we put together a music video which summarizes some of the highlights of this year's 2008 Audioholics State of the CE Union Event & Expo. We had a great

— January 16, 2009 05:15 in Trade Show Coverage

2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show is the largest AV electronics trade show in the world, and it's held at Las Vegas each year. This year promises to have lots of incredible new technology and products as several industry manufacturers mature their offerings and show them off to over 150,000 attendees. Audioholics covers the 2009 CES like no one else. Direct from Vegas we bring you news of new products, daily podcasts and more. If it's new, it's here. And if it's here, we're telling you all about it and showing it to you.

The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show is the largest AV electronics trade show in the world, and it's held at Las Vegas each year. This year promises to have lots of incredible new technology and

— January 08, 2009 12:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Audio Precision Amplifier Testing Methods Class

Audio Precision Amplifier Testing Methods Class

At this year's 2008 Audioholics Expo we invited Jonathan Novick, Director of Sales for Audio Precision to talk about the measurements behind more meaningful multi-channel amplifier standards. For those of you unfamiliar with Audio Precision, they are the world’s leading manufacturer of high end audio test equipment. Every serious audio engineer and a select few A/V magazine uses their equipment for evaluating amplifier performance and taking low level and high level measurements.

At this year's 2008 Audioholics Expo we invited Jonathan Novick, Director of Sales for Audio Precision to talk about the measurements behind more meaningful multi-channel amplifier standards. For

— December 11, 2008 06:10 in Trade Show Coverage

Marantz New Products Interview Demos Separates & Blu-ray

Marantz New Products Interview Demos Separates & Blu-ray

Marantz made their presence known in a big way at the 2008 Audioholics Expo with their new separates and flagship DLP video projector. The AV8003 and MM8003 are the first of the newly redesigned line of AV receivers and processors which borrow some of the cosmetic stylings from their Reference line. Dubbed the M1 chassis, the new design is also designed to better dissipate heat and reduce vibrations. Audyssey auto-calibration is include and so it XM and HD Radio. Balanced outputs are available on the AV8003 and a digital media player is included to allow consumers to stream content from a PC, Escient or NAS drive to the home theater. The system not only does audio, but also plays video from networked storage.

Marantz made their presence known in a big way at the 2008 Audioholics Expo with their new separates and flagship DLP video projector. The AV8003 and MM8003 are the first of the newly redesigned line

— November 21, 2008 14:09 in Trade Show Coverage

Audyssey Dynamic Volume Interview

Audyssey Dynamic Volume Interview

We interviewed Chris Kyriakakis at the 2008 Audioholics Expo about the new Audyssey Dynamic Volume which is appearing in Denon and Onkyo receivers this year (and some others as well). The new technology allows consumers to listen to their multichannel audio and movies at levels far below reference levels without missing out on important surround sound information, or getting blown away by peak sound effects. The technology works by adjusting dynamics with multi-channel sources in mind - and in a way that preserves the intended mix. It also takes care of the excessive volume associated with hyper-compressed television commercials and varying source levels. Once Audyssey is set, it takes care of the rest, no matter what volume level you are listening at.

We interviewed Chris Kyriakakis at the 2008 Audioholics Expo about the new Audyssey Dynamic Volume which is appearing in Denon and Onkyo receivers this year (and some others as well). The new

— November 03, 2008 02:36 in Trade Show Coverage

Dolby TrueHD Dolby Volume Interview at 2008 Audioholics Expo

Dolby TrueHD Dolby Volume Interview at 2008 Audioholics Expo

Craig Eggers, Senior Manager of Dolby Labs, speaks with us at the 2008 Audioholics Expo event in Orlando, Florida and discusses Dolby TrueHD as well as the new Dolby Volume which promises to revolutionize the way consumers listen to home theater and multi-channel music in their living rooms. In particular, Dolby Volume allows better sound reproduction of multi-channel movie and music content without losing surround channel information and eliminating the "pumping and breathing" artifacts so commonly found in typical 'loudness' controls.

Craig Eggers, Senior Manager of Dolby Labs, speaks with us at the 2008 Audioholics Expo event in Orlando, Florida and discusses Dolby TrueHD as well as the new Dolby Volume which promises to

— November 02, 2008 00:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Imaging Science Foundation Overview

Imaging Science Foundation Overview

Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) spoke at the 2007 Audioholics State of the C.E. Union event and goes over the basics of television and HDTV, resolution vs perceived video quality, properly calibrating televisions and the effects of proper calibration as it relates to the business models of professional installers. This course is an excellent introduction to ISF training and represented pretty much what you'd find in the opening session of the Level 1 ISF class.

Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) spoke at the 2007 Audioholics State of the C.E. Union event and goes over the basics of television and HDTV, resolution vs perceived video quality,

— October 14, 2008 01:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Home Theater Wiring - Why It Matters

Home Theater Wiring - Why It Matters

Joe Cornwall of Impact Acoustics and Cables to Go discusses why cables do indeed matter when considering your wiring needs for a whole house audio installation or home theater. When generating a cable list for your home theater it's important to consider not only what your devices are, but length, signal type and intended use - both now and future. Failure to consider all options can result in a misconfiguration and lots of work down the road.

Joe Cornwall of Impact Acoustics and Cables to Go discusses why cables do indeed matter when considering your wiring needs for a whole house audio installation or home theater. When generating a

— October 10, 2008 01:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Building Better Bass Traps by Ready Acoustics

Building Better Bass Traps by Ready Acoustics

Scott R. Foster delivers a presentation outlining the way to easily and effectively make your own bass traps. Included are discussions of mineral wool vs. Fiberglas and methods of construction in addition to a comparison of the Ready Acoustics products versus some of the competition. This presentation was delivered at the Audioholics 2007 State of the C.E. Union Event in Florida. If you want to roll your own" bass traps, you won't want to miss this handy guide on how to do it right - and cost-effectively.

Scott R. Foster delivers a presentation outlining the way to easily and effectively make your own bass traps. Included are discussions of mineral wool vs. Fiberglas and methods of construction in

— October 08, 2008 22:26 in Trade Show Coverage

Sherwood First Ever Demo of R-972 Receiver at Audioholics SOTU Event

Sherwood First Ever Demo of R-972 Receiver at Audioholics SOTU Event

Sherwood Newcastle will be demoing their new flagship receiver for the very first time at this year’s Audioholics State of the CE Union trade show. According to Jeffrey Hipps, Sherwood's Sr. VP for Marketing and Product Planning, "The R-972 was designed offer a completely contemporary suite of high performance audio/video features, yet it needed to stand out from the pack. With its Trinnov Optimizer Room Correction System, this is certainly a must hear demo you won't want to miss. As a result of this exciting news we are extending the registration deadline to October 10th and offering FREE registration to all Sherwood dealers/installers and enthusiasts.

Sherwood Newcastle will be demoing their new flagship receiver for the very first time at this year’s Audioholics State of the CE Union trade show. According to Jeffrey Hipps, Sherwood's Sr. VP for

— October 06, 2008 22:27 in Trade Show Coverage

FREE $3600+ 5.1 A/V Home Theater System Giveaway!

FREE $3600+  5.1 A/V Home Theater System Giveaway!

This is your last chance to participate in our +$3,600 5.1 A/V Home Theater system giveaway. This system consists of a brand NEW Marantz SR6003 A/V receiver, along with a 5.1 tower speaker package from EMP and Oppo's latest flagship DVD player and all of the cables needed for basic setup. The winner will be announced at our SOTU Trade Show event at the Dolphin on October 23rd. Be the first kid on the block with a new theater system consisting of top end components nobody else currently has. The deadline is October 15th so ENTER NOW!

This is your last chance to participate in our +$3,600 5.1 A/V Home Theater system giveaway. This system consists of a brand NEW Marantz SR6003 A/V receiver, along with a 5.1 tower speaker package

— October 06, 2008 14:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Educational Seminar Overview for Audioholics SOTU Trade Show

Educational Seminar Overview for Audioholics SOTU Trade Show

With 6 state of the art demo rooms packed with the latest high definition audio and video equipment from leading manufacturers. we are providing great prize giveaways, top notch food and entertainment. Most importantly, we are serving up some superb educational seminars hosted by world renowned guest speakers . Best of all its entirely FREE! Don't forget, there is only 1 more week left to register!

With 6 state of the art demo rooms packed with the latest high definition audio and video equipment from leading manufacturers. we are providing great prize giveaways, top notch food and

— September 29, 2008 13:14 in Trade Show Coverage

Audioholics On Location: Factory Tour #4 of Axiom Audio

Audioholics On Location: Factory Tour #4 of Axiom Audio

Summer wouldn’t come to an end properly without my traditional trip to Axiom Audio to check out their latest products under development. This year (as usual) they didn’t disappoint with the introduction of a new flagship subwoofer - the EP800, to take the crown from the EP600, T2 in-wall speakers and a Mini 5.1 compact speaker system. Spend a few days with the fine folks at Axiom and not only will you want to integrate their products into your home theater system, but you’ll want to take a piece of their pride of workmanship and comradeship home with you. Great products and services from a cool company that although maybe isolated up in the hills in Dwight, Ontario, aren’t out of touch with their customer base or market trends.

Summer wouldn’t come to an end properly without my traditional trip to Axiom Audio to check out their latest products under development. This year (as usual) they didn’t disappoint with the

— September 23, 2008 00:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Audioholics 2008 10th Annual SOTU Trade Show Event Details Page

Audioholics 2008 10th Annual SOTU Trade Show Event Details Page

Audioholics is kicking it up a notch this year for our 10th annual State of the CE Union (SOTU) Event by hosting it at Walt Disney World's Premier Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Manufacturers, custom installers, dealers, and consumers alike can enjoy 7 state of the art demo rooms, lots of great food, fun, entertainment and education and tons of FREE product giveaways. The Registration deadline is October 10th, so Register NOW!

Audioholics is kicking it up a notch this year for our 10th annual State of the CE Union (SOTU) Event by hosting it at Walt Disney World's Premier Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

— September 19, 2008 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage