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CEDIA 2000 is What's New in Audio
September 1, 2000

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

Ultimate Audio Surpassing the Ultimate Challenge
August 1, 2000

By Jennifer Kraft It's had six consecutive quarters of comparable store sales growth between 13 percent and 20 percent for stores one year or older. And, for 32 years, it's been fulfilling a consumer electronics specialty retailing need in markets such as Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Utah, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Idaho. In short, Ultimate Electronics is definitely doing something right For these reasons and more, Dealerscope is proud to name Ultimate Electronics a recipient of its Pride Award. Started in 1968 by Bill Pearse and his wife Barb in Colorado under the name SoundTrack, the CE store became a chain, growing

Audio at CES - Not Bad for a ‘Dead' Category
February 1, 2000

by Mike McGann It's been pronounced, bemoaned and belittled as a dead category. For a segment claimed to be on the verge of a toe tag and an autopsy, audio showed a whole lot of life at the International Consumer Electronics Show last month. As has been the case for a while, home theater gear seemed to grab center stage, but there were actually some interesting two-channel products nestled among the subwoofers and center-channel speakers. One new technology, SACD, Sony's new high definition audio system, got a boost from both Pioneer and Sharp, both of which announced product for later this year featuring the new audio format.

CEDIA Wrap-Up - Newest in Audio
November 1, 1999

Audio innovations in home theater, CD recording and home entertainment networking were big topics at the 1999 CEDIA Expo—the largest one yet. On tap here are some of the latest products introduced. Atlantic Technology introduced its latest THX Ultra In-Wall speakers for home theater systems, the System 20 LCR front satellite and the System 20 SR dipole/bipole surround. Adding an Atlantic THX certified sealed enclosure subwoofer will complete a full multi-channel system. Acoustic Research displayed the Hi-RES Series with six three-way tower speakers with side-firing subwoofers ($900-$2,800 a pair), two two-way bookshelf speakers ($380 or $500 a pair), two powered subwoofers ($799 or $999 each) and

CEDIA Audio Prepares for Expansion and Change
September 1, 1999

Multi-room applications, more surround sound speakers, future digital innovations and the great outdoors will be the audio focus at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) Expo '99 this month in Indianapolis. No longer must vendors merely pursue the Holy Grail of pure sound and pure aesthetic design. DVD-Audio, DVD-Universal, Super Audio CD and advanced digital optical recording options are demanding that the audio community also provide compatibility, "upgradability" and flexibility. No easy trick. But here's a quick look at what vendors plan to bring to the CEDIA Expo '99. Acoustic Research will demonstrate its Phantom Series of ultra-thin, wall-hanging speakers. The series

News Japan
March 1, 1999

By Mike Ueda ¥ Ultraman Series to Be Released on DVD Matsushita and Tsuburaya Productions as a part of a multimedia/digitization pact will release DVD titles this summer based on Tsuburaya's "ULTRAMAN" series of TV movies: "ULTRA-Q," "ULTRAMAN" and "ULTRA-SEVEN." The ULTRA series is one of the longest (33 years) and biggest hits in Japan's TV movie history, targeting kids as its audience. Panasonic Digital Contents Company will release the titles this summer in Japan. ¥ ITS to be $64 Billion Market in 2015 The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunica-tions (MPT) forecasts the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) market will reach 7.36 trillion-yen ($64.56 billion) in fiscal 2015. The

News Japan
March 1, 1999

By Mike Ueda ¥ Ultraman Series to Be Released on DVD Matsushita and Tsuburaya Productions as a part of a multimedia/digitization pact will release DVD titles this summer based on Tsuburaya's "ULTRAMAN" series of TV movies: "ULTRA-Q," "ULTRAMAN" and "ULTRA-SEVEN." The ULTRA series is one of the longest (33 years) and biggest hits in Japan's TV movie history, targeting kids as its audience. Panasonic Digital Contents Company will release the titles this summer in Japan. ¥ ITS to be $64 Billion Market in 2015 The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunica-tions (MPT) forecasts the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) market will reach 7.36 trillion-yen ($64.56 billion) in fiscal 2015. The

Show Report - HiFi Looks Ahead to HDTV
July 1, 1998

By Jamie Latshaw LOS ANGELES--Hi-Fi '98 churned out the new, the weird and the wacky in the audio and video world. New product announcements focused mostly around improving CD quality sound, since DVD-audio is far from a reality, and enhancing picture quality for analog TV while offering future HD compatibility. And, of course, there were super high-priced speakers. Many A/V vendors, such as Sharp, Zenith, Pioneer, Runco, AmPro, Faroudja and Vidikron, showed high definition or HD-compatible systems previously seen.. In addition to showing its HD-compatible FD Trinitron Wega TV, Sony debuted two new Videoscope XBR rear-screen projection televisions, shipping this fall, a 53-inch model ($4,999) and a 61-inch

Product Spotlight - Audio
February 1, 1998

AIWA Mini Line Expands by 4 AIWA expanded its Mini Theater line to include four new systems with Dolby Pro Logic, five speakers and more power. The top-of-the-line model, NSX-MT960, with 389 watts of output power, offers a five-disc CD changer, an electronic graphic equalizer with four factory presets and four user presets and Dolby B noise reduction. The system will retail in May for $700. Other lower priced SKUs include a three-disc changer instead of five and won't offer the Dolby B noise reduction. Call (201) 512-3600. Technics DTS Decoder Intro Technics introduced its first Digital Theater System (DTS) and Dolby Digital decoder, model SH-AC500D ($399.95