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Harman AKG Sign Quincy Jones

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Harman AKG Sign Quincy Jones

How would you fight LadyGaga-endorsed headphones? The celebrity-sale marches on as Harman AKG partners with music legend Quincy Jones to develop a signature line of consumer headphones, the Q range with 3 models.

The range includes the Q701 reference-class premium over-ears, the Q460 high-performance portable on-ear headphones and the Q350 in-ears.

The Q701 features velvet ergonomically shaped cushions, Continue reading...

Science for PC Sound

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Science for PC Sound

Antec enters the audio arena with a new brand name - SoundScience.

The first offering is a 2.1 speaker system designed for PC use. The speaker cans are made of brushed aluminium, which Antec says gives a solid sound quality.

The remote allows consumers to switch between music and simulated 3D modes.

It's a new product category for Antec, but the company knows the channel well. They set up a s Continue reading...

High-End Sound, Cable Free

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High-End Sound, Cable Free

Libratone introduces its new high-end wireless speaker, the Libratone Beat. The company claims the wireless sound quality matches that of cable-connected speakers.

The speaker uses a 1x5" bass, 2x3" midrange and 2x1" ribbon based tweeter with power outputs of 50W from bass and 2 x 25W from the midrange/tweeter configuration. This is combined with Libratone's patented acoustic technology. Unlike Continue reading...

Soundblaster's Tactic3D Headsets Make You Look Up, Down, And All Around.

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Soundblaster's Tactic3D Headsets Make You Look Up, Down, And All Around.

Soundblaster complements 3D video games with a new gaming headset line offering 3D immersive sound. Soundblaster Tactic 3D headsets are the first to feature customisable audio profiles.

Soundblaster's THX TruStudio Pro audio suite allows control of game sound. It includes a number of preset profiles based on those created by pro-gamers like Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. Favourite settings are Continue reading...

Grundig Splashes With Latest MP3 Player

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The MPaxx 928 Hydrox waterproof MP3 player is described as ideal for a day on the beach or the pool. It's sand resistant, dive resistant for up to 3m and comes with waterproof earphones.

Grundig MPaxx 928 Hydrox

Includes matching goggles and an armband to which clip the player.

The compact device comes with 2Gb flash memory and has up to 7 hours of battery life.

Go Grundig MPaxx 928 Hydrox

Back to the Future: Vinyl Records Rebound

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In 2008, consumers bought 1.88 million vinyl albums in USA, more than in any other year since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking LP sales in 1991. And Nielson may be under-reporting because many online and independent retail shops aren't counted.

Nirvana, Van Morrison, Cream, Guns 'N Roses and Metallica have all recently put out new releases or re-released classic albums on new vinyl. LPs have made Continue reading...

Cisco to Launch Digital Stereo at CES

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With sales direct to consumers at only 2% of Cisco’s $40 billion business, Cisco wants to add yet another box or two to the home network. Cisco will introduce at CES a line of home entertainment products, including its own wireless digital stereo.

The appeal of the residential market is obvious. HP has updated its MediaSmart Server, a home network appliance for data distribution and backup, Continue reading...

Back to the Future: Vinyl Records Rebound

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In 2008, consumers bought 1.88 million vinyl albums in USA, more than in any other year since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking LP sales in 1991. And Nielson may be under-reporting because many online and independent retail shops aren't counted.

Nirvana, Van Morrison, Cream, Guns 'N Roses and Metallica have all recently put out new releases or re-released classic albums on new vinyl. LPs Continue reading...

Listening “Large,” Selling the T12 Soundbar

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Listening “Large,” Selling the T12 Soundbar

OK, as a retailer or installer you’ve seen many soundbars now, all with the iPod sticking up like a candle on a birthday cake.

But Orbitsound’s T12 spatial stereo TV soundbar with iPod dock (and subwoofer) comes with a unique selling point that’s both demonstrable and effective at retail.

Other soundbars digitally re-create spatial stereo while the T12 produces spatial sound using its airSOUND™ single point stereo reproduction. 

airSOUND does not produce stereo in way normal “left-right”audio works. Instead it focuses on the original principles of stereo that separates left and right information from the main signal and reproduces this “space” in a form that mixes in the air. (See the maker’s explanation below.) You can stand (or sit) anywhere within the stereo sound field. For positioning you only need to make sure the sides of the soundbar are not obstructed.

T12 can provide your customers both a big screen sound upgrade for flat screen TV or instant iPod station in the home.

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Pause In Your iPod Bed

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Pause In Your iPod Bed

Pause is crafted from sustainable New Zealand Rimu with aluminium detailing. Optional accessories include minimalist side lamps and aluminium storage trays, yet perhaps the best feature is how the shelves can seamlessly accommodate an iPod universal dock and BOSE speaker system.

These electronic accessories allow one to awaken to favourite tunes in the most personal of spaces. The concealed Continue reading...

MIT Cables One Wire

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MIT Cables One Wire

Sure MIT Cables One Wire install system is easy and quick to use (no soldering is required) but the bigger sales point is MIT's patented Network Modules that give a wider bandwidth of frequency through the cable and allowsfor very long cable runs with almost no signal loss.

If that doesn't catch your interest, then maybe we should mention MIT Founder Bruce Brisson began designing audio cables Continue reading...

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