CEDIA 2000 is What's New in Audio
By David Dritsas
For audio and home theater, the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) show is one of the best shows to attend. At this year's expo, products featuring new surround sound formats and multi-channel audio formats are bound to generate interest, in addition to the growing presence of digital audio in non-PC-based home systems. Here's a sampling of what you'll see at the show.
B&K is showcasing a number of new products, including the AVR-307 a/v receiver ($3,498 SRP) that features Dolby ProLogic, Dolby Digital, DTS, THX, 6.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround and Surround EX. It also contains a seven-channel amplifier that delivers 150 watts per channel. The company will also add several other new products, including two amplifiers to its AV Series II line, three new amplifiers to its Reference Series and four new amplifiers to its entry-level ST Series. Additional products B&K will have at the show are the PT-3 Series II two-channel, AM/FM preamp tuner, audio control center with an RS232 port and the Phono 10 preamplifier ($498 SRP, $698 with an optional audio/digital converter).