Onkyo

Onkyo TX-SR605 A/V Receiver
June 5, 2007

Onkyo’s latest receiver is built to output lossless audio, video upconversion to HDMI, and is compatible with both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. The SR605 also features Onkyo’s HDMI-based system control, 7 x 90 watts of power, and enhanced compatibility with Onkyo iPod control docks. The receiver supports decoding for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master multichannel audio formats from Blu-ray and HD DVD players. Available now in either black or silver for $599. www.onkyousa.com

DS0507 New SKUs
May 1, 2007

Soundolier duo. These omnidirectional wireless speakers are hidden within stylish torchiere floor lamps to pair as home theater surround speakers. Its “mix” setting supports full-channel sound in rooms where a single lamp is used, while left- or right-channel choices support stereo systems or home theater surround-sound systems. Output jacks support the addition of a subwoofer or other extension speaker. The duo features input plugs at the lamp’s base to hook MP3 players or gaming systems directly to the lamps. Available soon, pricing TBA. www.speakerlamp.com Pioneer Electronics HTZ-370DV surround sound system. The HTZ-370DV is a DVD-equipped system that handles all A/V processing inside

Onkyo Stresses High-End Feature Sets on New A/V Receiver Range
April 25, 2007

Onkyo is moving to establish a presence in the lucrative and expanding $1,000-to-$2,000 A/V receiver (AVR) price category with the introduction over the spring and summer months of several models that sport high-end features sets. The brand, said Keith Haas, director of sales, held a Number Three unit-share market position in 2006 with an 11.9 percent market share in A/V receivers, an ASP (average selling price) increase of 9.2 percent vs. 2005 and an increase in dollar sales over that year of 8.2 percent. For AVRs, “in 2007,” he continued, “we are 12 percent ahead of 2006 in dollars and 5.1 percent up

CES: TOP TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY
February 1, 2007

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

CES: TOP TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY
February 1, 2007

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

More HD DVD Players
January 9, 2007

The family of HD DVD players will be growing this year as new manufacturers have announced plans to introduce players. Onkyo, Meridian and LG (with the previously reported combo player) intend to offer products supporting the format. This will bring the number of major brand manufacturers supporting HD DVD to six (including Xbox360), as Thomson has said they will not offer another RCA branded player this year. The initial run of their HD DVD player sold out in 2006. Onkyo has said that their player will support Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD as well as HD DVD’s advanced content and navigation features. No

New Products
January 1, 2006

Philips Portable DVD Player (PET320). Available now for $129 SRP. It may look like a portable CD player but this unit is also a portable DVD player with a 3.5-inch LCD screen built-in. All the controls are on the top of the unit, under the screen. Call (808) 744-5477 or visit www.philips.com. Definitive Technology's ProCinema 800 system. The satellites for this new system have built-in pressure-coupled planar medite passive radiators. Definitive claims these extend the low frequency response as well as deliver improved linearity, better transient response and lower distortion. Other advancements include BDSS, a patent-pending driver technology that couples a balanced

Thunder Marketing- How Sound of TriState Created an Event That
May 1, 2005

It's a warm summer day in Delaware, and there's quite a crowd congrated in a Dover park near the state capitol. Some crowd around souped-up cars sporting stylized exhaust pipes and flashy in-car audio/video systems, others are watching amateur bands compete for a "best of" title—there's even an egg-toss going on nearby. And prominent over all of this is the name of a local CE retailer, Sound of TriState. But oddly enough, there isn't a single product for sale. Mobile Electronics is still one of those product categories that is considered separate from the rest of consumer electronics—geared to a younger, somewhat wild customer,

New Products
September 1, 2004

Products from CEDIA Paradigm Servo-15 v.2 subwoofer. Available now in cherry, sycamore, rosenut and black ash for $2,200 SRP. The company updates its servo subwoofer with this model, making it louder and deeper. It has three times the RMS power output of the original Servo-15, is able to reproduce 121 dB without distortion and is accurate to 10 Hz. It uses a proprietary 15-inch high-excursion bass drive and claims two inches of peak-to-peak cone travel promoting deep bass. Call (905) 632-0180 or visit www.paradigm.com. Runco CW-50XA 50-inch high-altitude plasma display. Available now for $12,995 SRP. Designed for high-altitude installations, this plasma offers

CES Recap- Audio Plays Big at CES
February 1, 2004

Manufacturer's Hope Is In New Technologies By David Dritsas Despite the growing market for consumer electronics overall, audio is still lagging as a category. But at this year's CES, new technologies and strengthening alliances showed they could help boost the market for the coming year. HD Radio At the forefront of this promise is HD Radio. Prior to the show, iBiquity Digital, the company behind digital radio technology, joined retailer Ultimate Electronics in launching the sale of the first consumer-ready model, a Kenwood HD Receiver for the car (model KTC-HR100 $399), at a store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And it looks like more