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Philips Fidelio Wireless Speakers with AirPlay

October 18th, 2011 David No comments

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With its rounded, sculptural shape, you’d think this wireless speaker system was all show and no go. Not the case. This beauty also sounds good from any angle and lets you stream music from iTunes on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over a home Wi-Fi network.  That works.

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JBL MS-2 Pocket Digital Processor

October 10th, 2011 David No comments

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Looking to ge the best possible sound out of your iPod, iPhone, or whatever it is you use for on-the-go audio? Before you plug it into your car or home stereo, run it though the JBL MS-2 Pocket Digital Processor ($200). This pint-sized processor uses DSP to optimize the sound for the acoustic characteristics or your speakers and listening area, improving clarity and stereo imaging. See (hear) it in action.

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Nintendo Wii U

August 17th, 2011 David No comments

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Well, you can’t blame them for trying. The new Nintendo Wii U ($TBA) is simultaneously one of the most interesting and most bizzare console systems we’ve ever seen, pairing a more powerful, 1080p-capable Wii-like box with an insane controller sporting a 6.2-inch touchscrreen, two analog sticks, a stylus, a front-facing camera, a full complement of buttons, an accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble capabilities, a microphone, and stereo speakers. You’ll be able to use the controller’s screen to augment the action on your TV, or release the TV from its gaming duties and play right on the screen. Oh, and it supports all the existing Wii controllers and input devices, meaning there’s going to be some seriously weird pairings before it’s all said and done. [thanks Uncrate]

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Numark iDJ Live

August 1st, 2011 David No comments

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Having honed your newly-found DJ skills on your iPad using Djay, are you ready to take the next step and transfer from the virtual to real life controls? Numark iDJ Live ($100) was made for you. Developed in partnership with Algoriddim, the company behind the aforementioned Djay, the iDJ Live connects to your iPad — or iPhone, or iPod touch — via the Dock Connector, and gives you a pair of real performance platters for cueing and scratching, a central mixing section with a crossfader and plenty of buttons and knobs, and a custom audio cable for connecting to speakers and headphones. True, it’s not technically a “real” DJ setup, but it’s a big step in that direction. [Thanks]

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Best Home Theatres

July 24th, 2011 David 3 comments

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There is a fine line between a home theater and a design marvel. We have earlier introduced you to some of the most incredible and lavish custom-made home theaters. If you have always dreamed of a customized, ultra high-tech luxurious home theater, here is a treat for your eyes. The good guys over at CEPro have rounded off the best $150,000+ Home Theater entries from the Electronic House Home of the Year Awards, which is always a delight for home owners. Check out some of the best from CEPro’s list after the jump…

• Casablanca Home Theater

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Installed by Atlanta Home Theater, this custom home theater expresses the high-roller style of Hotel Casablanca, the location used to film many classic movies’ scenes. The theater flaunts radical projecting structure, sheik leopard carpet and black leather seating demand. The Casablanca Home Theater features over $250,000 in technology. The audio system alone costs more than $100,000.

• Mega 3D Theater

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Installed by Admit One, the Mega 3D Theater comes with a huge 15-foot 2.35:1 3D Cine-V Stewart Filmscreen that is complemented by a DPI Titan Reference 1080p 3D Projector. For a true audio experience, there is the JBL Synthesis Array system featuring four 18” subwoofers. An award-winning acoustician was hired to help with the placement and design of six bass traps, and absorption and diffusion panels. Other highlights include the Kaleidescape movie server, Panasonic Blu-ray player, RTI controls, Savant automation processor, Apple TV, Furman power conditioning and 240 LED light strips.

• Ice Palace Cinema

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Done by First Impressions Theme Theatres, this is a palace-style theater inside the basement of a 3-story Canadian residence. The luxurious theater has gold leaf embellishments, classical colors and wood tones that impart a classy look. There is a 2:35 huge viewing image with 4-way masking and reference grade 3-chip DLP video projector with anamorphic lens. For audio, the theater relies on 7.1 surround sound system with subwoofers that are as big as washing machines. It also has a Lobby Lounge complete with CineBar and computerized Wine Cellar.

• Syrupy Sweet

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Installed by Synergy Home Systems, this theater comes equipped with a Stewart Filmscreen CineCurve Screen, McIntosh-powered 7.1 sound system and Klipsch THX Ultra 2 speaker system. For lighting scene changes, there is an AMX control system coupled with Vantage lighting control. You also have a pneumatic automatic sliding door, which is controlled by the lighting and automation systems. The seating platform features four additional SpeakerCraft concealed subwoofers.

• 3D Art Deco

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Done by Future Home, the 3D Art Deco home theater boasts a Stewart Filmscreen 16-foot wide 3D Screen, a full stage, a balcony for eight with its own wet bar and spacious room that can accommodate over 50 for the evening party. The theater uses a Titan Reference 1080P 3D 9,000 lumen projector. There are eight surround speakers concealed in the side walls.

Check out the all the best high-end home theaters of 2011 and other details at CEPro.

Thanks, Arlen Schweiger617513

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KEF Blade Speakers

July 20th, 2011 David No comments

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Even though Technical Pro develops some of the nicest audio out there we still have a keen eye for acknowledging great craftsmanship ps. it’s $30,000. After five years of development high-end audio company KEF is releasing the innovative Blade speaker. The speakers ($30,000) are built around what the company calls “Single Apparent Source” technology which has the bass, mid-range, and treble drivers working in unison and placed strategically in a tighter space to produce sound in one point in space creating clearer, more accurate sound. Link

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iBox – are you kidding?

May 28th, 2011 David No comments

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Thodio iBox

Tired of all the same-looking iPod speakers out there? Grab yourself a Thodio iBox (€359 and up; roughly $490). This unique portable speaker solution features two front-mounted, uncovered speakers with a central bass port that creates a “mouth” of sorts, a body made from MDF, oak, teak, mahogany, or a host of other types of wood, your choice of amplification up to 2 x 70 watts RMS, a rechargeable battery good for 15 hours of playback, an 3.5mm auxiliary input and output, and an optional top-mounted iPod dock — pretty much a necessity, unless you like lower resale value.

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Denon N7 Streaming Receiver

May 26th, 2011 David No comments

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Give your vintage speakers a passport to the future by hooking them into the Denon N7 Streaming Receiver ($480). This 65 Watt AM/FM/CD/iPod receiver features built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi, giving you access to networked features like access to digital files stored on a PC or NAS, support for audio streaming from Pandora, Napster, or Rhapsody, support for remote control via the Denon remote app for iOS, and AirPlay support, making that iPod/iPhone dock on top just a wee bit redundant. Also pairs well with Denon’s SC-N7 Speakers ($135; pictured).

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Perch Speaker

May 24th, 2011 David No comments

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2011 seems to be shaping up as the year of the wireless portable speaker, and the Perch Speaker ($180) looks to be one of the more stylish options out there. This two-piece speaker/dock features Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming, a magnetic charger built into the dock, which also sports a tray for charging your smartphone or media player, a built-in digital clock with alarm function, and an integrated microphone for speakerphone calls. Get in early to lock in the price – it’ll rise to $200 once the first round of commitments is over. [Source]

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The Temple and Eye Massager

April 8th, 2011 David No comments

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It doesn’t matter if you have migraines, sinus headaches, tension headaches, spend too much time at the computer, or just need a little “down time” each day, The Temple and Eye Massager ($150) is like a trip to the spa. Strap it on and you’ll feel a combination of vibration massage and air-bag massage (during which the device expands and contracts against your eye sockets). There’s also heat compression to stimulate blood flow and soothe sore muscles around the eyes. The timer can be set for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, during which you’ll hear the soothing sounds of nature as they play through and integrated speaker system. Ahhh…

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