Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Audio and Hi-Fi News

Denon, Marantz, and Heos publish final list of Airplay 2 compatible components

Denon, Marantz, and Heos—all subsidiaries of Sound United—have published the final list of models that will support Airplay 2 via Firmware upgrade.  The table...
Marantz X8500H AVR will support Apple AirPlay 2

Marantz and Denon announce AirPlay 2 Upgradable Receivers and Sound Bars

Marantz and Denon have announced current receiver and sound bar models that will be firmwareupgradable to Apple's forthcoming AirPlay 2 whole home streaming technology. AirPlay...
Get a free 32GB AppleTV 4K with a DirectTV Now subscription.

Free AppleTV with DirectTV Now streaming service subscription

DirectTV is offering a free 32GB AppleTV 4K for new subscribers of their DirectTV Now streaming service who prepay three months of service for...
SVS 4000 Series Subwoofer Models

SVS launches 4000 Series Subwoofers: Incredible subwoofer performance and high tech

SVS has set the subwoofer world on notice yet again with the launch of their new 4000 series subwoofers that promise to raise the...
Puro Sound JuniorJams headphones don't just look cool, they come packed with lots of high tech.

Puro Sound Labs new JuniorJams headphones protect kids’ hearing

Puro Sound Labs is back with a new line of specially designed kids headphones geared protect a child's hearing from permanent damage. Puro says...
Rotel's RAP-1580 Dolby Atmos processor

Rotel launches RAP-1580 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround processor

When new audio technologies launch, big box store brands are the first to adopt. Venerable hi-fi brands usually come along later making sure they've...
Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray universal disc player

Oppo Announces UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-Ray Universal Disc Player

Videophiles with audiophile blood, your wait is over. Oppo Digital today announced their long-awaited 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-203. The UDP-203A is the successor...
Oppo HA-2SE portable headphone amplifier and DAC

Oppo HA-2SE portable headphone amp and DAC preview

Oppo has announced the HA-2SE, an upgraded version of the company's award-winning HA-2 portable headphone amplifier and DAC. The updated model follows the same physical styling and...
V-Moda Forza wired sports headphones

V-Moda Launches Forza, Metallo, and Metallo Wireless headphones

V-Moda knows how to make a killer pair of headphones. Style, sound, customizability, and just plain fun are part of every pair of V-Moda...
The SB16-Ultra is a sealed design while the PB-16 Ultra is triple-ported.

SVS launches SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra Subwoofers

SVS' new SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the most powerful subwoofers in the company's history delivering over 5,000 watts.
The P9 Signature's headband and magnetic ear cups are crafted from the finest Italian Saffiano leather.

Bowers & Wilkins announces P9 Signature headphones

Bowers and Wilkins has certainly had a busy few months, releasing a wireless version of their P7 over-the-ear headphones, an updated version of their...
SVS Prime Elevation Speaker

SVS Launches Prime Elevation Speakers

SVS has announced their new Prime Elevation Speakers, a single speaker versatile enough to be used for any speaker channel—including Dolby Atmos.
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2

Bowers & Wilkins announces P3 Series 2 portable headphones

Bowers & Wilkins has launched P3 Series 2 on-ear, portable headphones for audiophiles with a black leather finish and new drive unit for better performance.
Anthem's CEDIA 2016 booth

Anthem announces STR Integrated Amplifier

Anthem, Canada's venerable high-end audio manufacturer has re-entered the two-channel space in a major way with the introduction of the new STR Integrated Amplifier. Anthem...
Tidal Music Service

Tidal streaming music service posts huge losses

Tidal, musican Jay-Z's CD-quality streaming music service, doubled its net losses in 2015 according to the Wall Street Journal. The net loss amounted to 239 million Swedish kronor...
Yamaha WX-010 wireless speaker

Yamaha starts shipping new lineup of MusicCast wireless audio products

Yamaha has started shipping its expanded lineup of  MusicCast wireless multiroom-audio products. The compact WX-010 wireless speaker, WXA-50 streaming amplifier, WXC-50 streaming preamplifier, R-N402 Hi-Fi network...
Yamaha MusicCast-enabled Piano

Yamaha launches Disklavier Piano with Wireless audio streaming capabilities: MusicCast integration creates the world’s...

Imagine for a second that you could play the piano and then stream what you're playing in different zones in your home—all wirelessly.  How...
Yamaha DKVCast

Yamaha begins shipping new generation Disklavier pianos: Wi-Fi, iOS and Android apps take this...

Yamaha has begun shipping their Disklavier ENSPIRE™, the seventh generation of Disklavier pianos that the company says offers an immersive new user experience, as well...
B&W P7 Wireless headphones are the wireless versions of the company's acclaimed over-the-ear model

Bowers & Wilkins announces P7 wireless over-the-ear headphones

B&W has announced a wireless version of its flagship P7 over-the-ear headphones. The new P7 Wireless headphones builds on the success of the original...
Rita's new Wand Series wireless speakers

Riva announces the Wand Series whole-house wireless music system: Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth and...

Riva Audio has jumped into the whole-home wireless speaker market with the announcement of its new Wand Series of speakers. The new Wand Series is a...
Front view of Denon's new AVR-X6300H network receiver with built-in support for HEOS

Denon announces AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H receivers: The first to feature HEOS wireless audio

  Denon announces the AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H as first Network AV Receivers with HEOS technology integration. The AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H are expected to be available in October. AVR-X4300H: Home Theater...
The new Onkyo TX-RZ1100 receiver.

Onkyo announces TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100 flagship receivers and PR-RZ5100 pre-pro

Onkyo today announced three new products from its premier RZ Series. The THX Select2 Plus-certified 11.2-channel TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver and the 9.2-channel TX-RZ1100 Network A/V...

B&W launches Zeppelin Wireless speaker in white

Last October, venerable British speaker maker, Bowers & Wilkins launched the distinctive Zeppelin Wireless to critical acclaim. A that time, you could have the...
Meze 11 Neo in-ear-monitor headphones

Meze launches 11 Neo in-ear-headphones: Pre-orders now available

We've been big fans of Romanian-based Meze headphones. We've thoroughly enjoyed taking review samples of the 99 Classics for a spin.  We've found them...
Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Wireless Speaker

Oppo launches Sonica Wi-Fi speaker: Multiroom audio and hi-res streaming in a compact package

Oppo Digital, best known for their acclaimed universal disc players and personal audio products, has launched Sonica, a Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and Bluetooth capable speaker...