Are You Prepared for the Coming Recession?

Five Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Business Occasionally, I’ll chat with an integrator or other industry colleague about that ugly shared nightmare experience, otherwise known as the recession of 2007-2009. This recession, unlike others in the past, zeroed in like...

Savant Partners with AVAD and Studio Series products

New Tools & Partners Open the Door to Entry-Level Buyers Savant Systems LLC, one of the leading control and home automation brands in custom integration, has made two significant announcements recently, both sent within just a matter of three weeks between them....

Origin Acoustics introduce Valet – Alexa Integration Amp

Origin Acoustics Introduces Valet Amplifiers. An Echo Dot integrated into multi-room audio with Valet Amplifier, soundbars, and LCR from Origin Acoustics. Origin Acoustics Introduces Valet Amplifiers. The world’s first and only premium amplifiers purpose-designed to...

Stealth Acoustics Totally Invisible Speakers

WE BUILD STEALTH AV SOLUTIONS Here at Stealth Acoustics, we believe that good audio and video system design is achieved with a sleek and minimalist aesthetic, in combination with high end components and performance, in order to fully capture the beauty and essence of...

Planning the Ultimate Home Theatre

Planning the Ultimate Home Theatre The perfect home theatre combines high-tech audio and video capabilities with the sumptuous comfort of relaxation. With the right set-up, watching movies at home in a comfy recliner is even more fun and enjoyable than going out. Here...

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES IN UK & EUROPE

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES WITH PREMIUM HI-FI MONITORS AND DOLBY ATMOS FLOORSTANDERS One of America’s most respected loudspeaker brands is launching in the UK and Europe. Definitive Technology, part of the Sound United group, along with Denon and Marantz, is...

The CinemaScope Challenge – Wolf Cinema

Along our cinematic journey there have been a few additions/changes to our projection “tool kit.” For this discussion: what are the best options when firing onto a 2.35:1 “CinemaScope” screen? Anamorphic lenses have been in use for a number of years. Back in 2008 Wolf...

BLUSTREAM DEBUTS PRECISION 18 Gbs HDMI CABLES

                  BluStream has launched a new line of HDMI cables called the Precision 18 Active Optic cable line, which can deliver 4K, 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD over lengths of up to 100 metres. The line consists of three cable lengths: 30-metre, 50-metre, and 100-metre,...

Wolf Cinema 4K Projector Produces 2,900 ANSI Lumens

The newly announced Wolf Cinema 4K PRO-817 Projector produces contrast ratios as high as 2,000,000:1 and includes HDR10 support.   Wolf Cinema supports its PRO-817 Projector with an optional companion ProScaler that incorporates its E-VariScope technologies to deliver...

Deepblue3 Sky now available

• BUILT-IN WiFi – Directly stream Spotify, TIDAL, TuneIn and other favorites. • SKY DIRECT MODE – Stream music right from your phone even if no WiFi is available. • MULTI-ROOM STREAMING – Network multiple deepblueSKY’s to stream music...

Roon 1.5 is here!

As always, we’re hard at work to make sure Roon works for every music enthusiast and audiophile, including everyone from newbies to the most hardcore. This release marks three major milestones on the road to achieving that goal, as well as a huge expansion of the Roon...

4:4:4 vs 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0

Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4 vs 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0 Distribution of content is always slowed down by bandwidth limitations. A common solution is chroma subsampling, which is used in multiple forms of content distribution such as Blu-ray discs and streaming services. What is...