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Denon Summer Conference 2005 – Wrap-up

Denon Summer Conference 2005 – Wrap-up

The Denon Press Conference was a very enjoyable experience that we were greatly honored to be a part of. It's always a pleasure to provide coverage of companies such as Denon that are repetitively innovative in their product engineering and design approach. While we were a bit disappointed to hear of no new developments on their much anticipated separates packages, we certainly understood their delay. With the advent of HD DVD, the format battle between HD-DVD and Blu- Ray , indecisiveness of digital transmission protocols, and new supportive surround formats such as Dolby Digital Plus (and the fact that Dolby labs is NOT licensing this technology until next year) the product release delay makes a lot of sense nobody wants to have an obsolete product 6 months after its release, right?) Rest assured however, that the Denon separates solutions, when released, will be as innovative and perhaps as much as a quantum leap in technology for the separates marketplace as the AVR-5805 was to receivers. Until that day, we will just have to settle for the AVR-5805 as being the trend-setter for both preamp/processors and receivers.

The Denon Press Conference was a very enjoyable experience that we were greatly honored to be a part of. It's always a pleasure to provide coverage of companies such as Denon that are repetitively

— July 17, 2005 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Denons 2005 Summer Conference - DVD Player Lineup

Denons 2005 Summer Conference - DVD Player Lineup

Denon announced some new DVD players during their 2005 Summer Conference at Amelia Island and it looks like a couple a new players are really agressively targeting the competition. The biggest thing we noticed were the new DVD-1920 and DVD 756S which provide a Faroudja FLi2301 chip along with HDMI 1.1 with digital bass management. An aluminum front panel and parallel 480i video output (concurrent with HDMI) make these very impressive players for only $349.

Denon announced some new DVD players during their 2005 Summer Conference at Amelia Island and it looks like a couple a new players are really agressively targeting the competition. The biggest thing

— July 14, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

New Denon HTR Receivers - Conference Day 3

New Denon HTR Receivers - Conference Day 3

Similar to the new AVR Series but less custom features such as added multi room sources, the HTR represents their high value line up for folks whose primary focus is on the main zone of audio - the theater room if you will.

Similar to the new AVR Series but less custom features such as added multi room sources, the HTR represents their high value line up for folks whose primary focus is on the main zone of audio - the

— July 13, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Denon 2005 Summer Conference - S-Series Home Theater Systems

Denon 2005 Summer Conference - S-Series Home Theater Systems

As the home theater-in-a-box market continues to grow (for example, it showed $800 million in sales this year as opposed to $450 million in sales for A/V receivers) it is apparently clear that consumers are very interested in small form factor 2-channel and home theater systems. Denon is addressing this market in full force with its new S-Series home theater pre-packaged systems.

As the home theater-in-a-box market continues to grow (for example, it showed $800 million in sales this year as opposed to $450 million in sales for A/V receivers) it is apparently clear that

— July 12, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

New Denon AVR Series Receivers for 2005

New Denon AVR Series Receivers for 2005

Denon is introducing some incredibly ambitious products in the next few months that have upgraded feature sets and pricing to put the rest of the market on notice.

Denon is introducing some incredibly ambitious products in the next few months that have upgraded feature sets and pricing to put the rest of the market on notice.

— July 11, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Denon 2005 Summer Conference Overview

Denon 2005 Summer Conference Overview

We started out the morning with breakfast in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. I don't often eat a good breakfast so custom omelettes and pastries were quite the treat (though I didn't see anyone who actually went for the salmon option that was presented). There are a lot of industry veterans at this conference, both in terms of installers and distributers - and we certainly haven't more than just a handful of people in the industry (most from New York in fact).

We started out the morning with breakfast in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. I don't often eat a good breakfast so custom omelettes and pastries were quite the treat (though I didn't see anyone who

— July 11, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Computex 2005 Show Report

Computex 2005 Show Report

At trade shows you quickly realize that there is a lot of truth to John Guare's play and the movie adaptation - Six Degrees of Separation . There may well be billions of people on this planet but manufacturers and show visitors run in the same circle.

At trade shows you quickly realize that there is a lot of truth to John Guare's play and the movie adaptation - Six Degrees of Separation . There may well be billions of people on this planet but

The DVD Insider — June 13, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

InfoComm 2005 Show Report

InfoComm 2005 Show Report

Remember John Guare's play and movie adaptation - Six Degrees of Separation? CES used to be consumer toys. NAB used to be broadcaster toys. InfoComm used to be AV folks toys. They are now in each other's toy box. InfoComm is still about projection systems and viewing solutions (see bar chart). But increasingly the best home theaters are projector-based, not big black box sets.

Remember John Guare's play and movie adaptation - Six Degrees of Separation? CES used to be consumer toys. NAB used to be broadcaster toys. InfoComm used to be AV folks toys. They are now in each

The DVD Insider — June 13, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

NAB 2005 Show Report

NAB 2005 Show Report

Buzz About Mergers, HD, H.264, and the Next Big Storage Bucket

Buzz About Mergers, HD, H.264, and the Next Big Storage Bucket

The DVD Insider — May 01, 2005 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2005 Electronic House Expo (EHX)

2005 Electronic House Expo (EHX)

Every year Audioholics sends representatives to both west coast and Orlando locations to report on the EHX Expo. New product news and technology previews are sure to show up all over these pages as products announced at CES and CEDIA finally make it to market. Don't miss out!

Every year Audioholics sends representatives to both west coast and Orlando locations to report on the EHX Expo. New product news and technology previews are sure to show up all over these pages as

— March 07, 2005 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

We're giving you the best way to view our CES 2005 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number through a comprehensive list of equipment organized by category. We've also posted our thoughts about the CES 2005 Expo show and updated our home page to fill you in on what's happening in Vegas - and all this was originally LIVE from the show floor! You won't see coverage like this anywhere else - so don't miss it!

We're giving you the best way to view our CES 2005 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number through

— January 09, 2005 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Axiom Audio Loudspeakers Factory Tour

Axiom Audio Loudspeakers Factory Tour

Axiom loudspeakers design philosophies adhere to their rigid scientific measurement standards and psychoacoustical testing protocols of the National Research Council (NRC). Axiom's founder, Ian Colquhoun, was a member of the founding group of researchers and has been involved with the NRC since 1980.

Axiom loudspeakers design philosophies adhere to their rigid scientific measurement standards and psychoacoustical testing protocols of the National Research Council (NRC). Axiom's founder, Ian

— October 01, 2004 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2004 CEDIA Expo

2004 CEDIA Expo

We're giving you the best way to view our CEDIA 2004 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number through a comprehensive list of equipment organized by category. We've also posted our thoughts about the CEDIA 2004 Expo show and updated our home page to fill you in on what's happening in Indianapolis - and all this was originally LIVE from the show floor! You won't see coverage like this anywhere else - so don't miss it!

We're giving you the best way to view our CEDIA 2004 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number

— September 09, 2004 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2003 Yamaha Private Showing of New Products

2003 Yamaha Private Showing of New Products

Every year at about this time, the electronics division of Yamaha makes their way to the sunshine state ( Florida ) to showcase and demonstrate their latest product offerings to their exclusive dealers. This year, I was personally invited by Yamaha to take part in this event. Marketing Services Manager, Bruce Bernstein, contacted me to ensure I was planning on going and sweetened the deal by saying "We are gonna show you things that will make your head spin". With that in mind, I realized that I could not refuse and coordinated with their sales force to set up hotel accommodations for my wife and me. Since the show was in Ft. Lauderdale , only a five hour trip from my home in Tarpon Springs (really 4 hours in my 2002 Maxima!) no uncomfortable plane trip was required.

Every year at about this time, the electronics division of Yamaha makes their way to the sunshine state ( Florida ) to showcase and demonstrate their latest product offerings to their exclusive

— June 22, 2004 20:00 in Trade Show Coverage