Coming into this year’s International CES, it would have been hard to imagine a broader selection of audio products in every form, to fit every taste, than was displayed in the Venetian’s demo suites and on the floor of the newly labeled Tech East (Central and South Halls). Multi-room systems of every stripe, both small-footprint speakers and those that would need the help of wall stretchers to fit into the average home, high-end components, and all manner of headphones with clever, differentiating twists – these were everywhere in Las Vegas last month.
Panasonic provided media in attendance at its pre-CES 2015 conference a broad-spectrum view of its diverse businesses, which range well beyond CE into the automotive and rechargeable battery realms – but the majority of hard product news from the company was in more familiar categories like TV and audio.
AudioControl said this week that ProWest Sales is now representing its home theater and distributed components products in Southern California.
A broad swath of introductions designed to make the most of the dominant consumer music source – compressed music – was presented by suppliers
at all points in the product pricing spectrum at this year’s show. That doesn’t mean that short shrift was given to the luxury customer’s wants or willingness to pay highly for build quality and a bonafide conversation piece.