Cabasse and the business’ new owners, AwoX, are enhancing the functionality of its popular Stream range of streaming audio products with the launch of the multi-function StreamCONTROL app and the addition of Spotify. The new app brings greater control of high fidelity digitally stored music, control of AwoX lighting products and the promise of future expandability.
AwoX (Euronext – FR0011800218 – AWOX), a pure player in connected objects and Smart Home technologies, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of French company Cabasse from the Canon Group.
Four decades of continuous development have long established KEF’s The Reference range as a benchmark for high-end loudspeakers and acoustic engineering and the new generation continues this legacy. The five models in the line-up, including two elegant three-way floor-standing speakers, a three-way bookshelf speaker, a three-way timbre-matched centre channel and a powerful twin-driver 1000-watt sub-woofer, benefit from the latest state-of-the-art KEF technologies offering high fidelity quality and complete multichannel versatility.
The Bowers & Wilkins award winning 600 Series now has six new speakers that significantly improve every element of the design by combining technology from their high-end speakers with all new engineering solutions unique to the range. Bowers & Wilkins has set the objective to offer high audio performance, power and a stylish package at an affordable price point so that everyone can enjoy their music, whether it be for hi-fi or home cinema. The new range will reach you local dealer soon, so let’s have a look at some of the technologies before you go have a listen.
The Waterfall Audio flagship speaker Niagara is now using platinium glass to enable them to be perfectly coordinated with the other speakers in the range for those clients wanting to create a home cinema system in beautiful glass using the Victoria or Iguascu as surround speakers. Watch the video to admire that Waterfall has also reduced the thickness of the glass down to 10 mm, as well as, particularly, the quality of the bevelled glass horn tweeter that takes more than 10 hours to achieve.
In honour of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the world’s first digital loudspeaker, the D600, Meridian has announced a new Special Edition series of DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, featuring their latest innovations in digital loudspeaker system design including a beryllium domed tweeter, new electronics and firmware as well as driver clamp rings to deliver the highest-performing Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeaker available to-date.
Both Meridian co-founders, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd welcomed Ted Martin as a VIP guest of honour at Meridian’s Huntingdon HQ on 17th December in an event held to celebrate the fact that Martins Hi-fi is Meridian’s longest serving retail partner. Ted Martin was given a detailed and extensive tour of the factory and was able to experience some stunning home-cinema demonstrations in Meridian’s dedicated Theatre.
CEDIA has announced the findings of its second extensive survey into the UK residential custom installation sector. The results show an industry anticipating healthy annual growth in turnover this year. As a member of CEDIA for 8 years, Cinenow.com has reproduced below the integral text of the summary of the CEDIA Survey, including some interesting figures, as we think this good news should be heard loud and clear! The complete market research report will be available in January and can be purchased directly from CEDIA.
The new Dynaudio Sub 250 II, replacing the existing Sub 250, is the most compact sub-woofer in their range yet offers the high performance sound quality and real deep bass we are accustomed for the brand with the advantage of integrating in home theatres, stereo systems and sub-woofers/satellite systems where size is a key criteria. Available in various finishes, the Sub 250 II is equipped with a powerful 200 W amplifier and long-throw 24 cm woofer, a large 100 mm voice coil and the cone made from Dynaudio’s own MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) material.
Arcam is offering, for our UK readers only unfortunately, a £500 saving on their purchase of the FJM BDP300 Blu-ray player for a trade in of any Arcam disc player, and for those non-Arcam owners a saving of £400 in exchange for ANY!!! old disc player to move up to Arcam quality performance for both movie and music playback.
The Meridian West London Boutique, set to officially open at the end of January 2014, is located in the heart of the Chelsea Design Quarter and will feature the complete range of Meridian Audio’s award-winning systems, including DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, Meridian Reference Series and Meridian Streaming Systems. A technical and design consultation area as well as a state-of-the-art home cinema theatre for one-to-one demonstrations complete the Boutique layout.
The German premium manufacturer Loewe has launched, but for a limited time only, two Special Editions of its exclusive Reference ID smart TV line in 24-carat Gold and Oceanic Walnut. These ultra high-end models follow in the concept of tailor-made personalization which is a key feature of this award winning range. An extensive selection of surface colours and materials are available to allow customers to create their own custom Loewe Reference ID home entertainment system to blend in perfectly with their décor, while also offering cutting-edge picture quality as well as a high-end sound system and state-of-the-art smart TV functions.
If you are looking for a sound-bar that packs enough punch not to need a sub-woofer then the Roth Sub Zero II may be just what you have been waiting for as, for the price, it is possibility the best “sound per pound” on the market today. The Sub Zero II has two built-in Ultra-Bass passive drivers, 2 high performance bass drivers and 2 full-range drivers, allowing full frequency range audio in a single discrete unit.
Meridian Audio has announced the introduction of the new-design G65 Surround Controller, the latest in the G Series line of high performance components, building on the flagship 800 Series, with entirely new circuitry developed specifically for the product. The legacy started in 1994, when Meridian launched the 565, the world’s first Digital Surround Controller. Conceived as a multichannel music controller, 565 defined the surround category and rivalled the finest 2-channel products then available.