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THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CEDIA EXPO 2011 • SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2011 • INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER
from the editors of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News
Speakers Shrink To Grow Business
by Joseph Palenchar Some new names and new technologies in custom-installed speakers are on display at the CEDIA EXPO, where the selection of bezel-less and narrow-bezel speakers also promises to grow. Here’s what attendees will find at select booths: Krell (Booth 5241): The company has brought its speaker technology to architectural speakers for the first time with the on-wall/in-wall Modulari Ion, which incorporates technologies from the company’s reference in-room Modulari Duo. The Ion, sized at 32 inches by 9.5
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CEDIA EXPO 2011 opened its doors yesterday to an energetic reception as attendance seemed to build over the course of the day, and technology highlights included 4K projection and a range of wireless products. Kicking off the EXPO hall opening yesterday were, from left: CEDIA Fellows Rich Green, Maureen Jensen, and Dr. Floyd Toole, along with vice chairman Federico Bausone, chairman Randy Stearns, and Dymo national account manager Matthew Scott.
CEDIA EXPO Opens To Radiating Energy
by Lindsey Adler CEDIA EXPO 2011 officially opened its doors yesterday in a return to Indianapolis, and the impressions from the show floor were favorable and enthusiastic. As music and video demos battled each other from every direction, dealers and integrators were on the prowl for the latest and greatest as sales reps surveyed the competition. “From CEDIA’s perspective, I think the show has started up really well,” says Randy Stearns, chairman of CEDIA. “There seems to be really good energy and a lot of smiles. I think it is a great opportunity for people to gather and reconnect after a tough couple of years.” More and more wireless products had a heavy booth showing, as well as mobile applications for Apple and Android devices. If the app wasn’t ready for the show, manufacturers were eager to discuss how soon they would be available. Many attendees were pumped about 4K projection, with JVC and Sony making significant introductions in this category. The biggest indicator of this enthusiasm was the line wrapping around the corner at Sony’s booth for a chance to demo the ultra high picture quality. Once again the home market is mirroring the
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New Sources and Standards Inspire Innovation
by Joseph Palenchar Home theater and multiroom-AV suppliers unveiled a host of new electronics options for retailers and electronic systems contractors (ESCs) at CEDIA EXPO. In networked multiroom AV systems, attendees will find SpeakerCraft’s first system and new options from ClearOne. In AV receivers, new models are on display with multiroom capabilities by Rotel, NAD, and Sherbourn, whose latest model will also incorporate the brain of a Control4 home-control system. Here’s what you’ll find: NAD Electronics (Booth 3013): The company will launch at least nine new audio products, expand its selection of networked audio components, and enter three new markets: iPod-docking speakers, wireless USB DACs, and hard-drive music jukebox. Anthem (Booth 3224): The Statement M1 single-rack-size Class D mono amplifier delivers 1,000 watts continuous into 8-ohm loads. It delivers 2,400 watts continuous on a 120-volt 15-ampere electrical circuit when driving 3-ohm loads. Into 2 ohms, it delivers more than 2,000 watts depending on line voltage regulation, the company says. AudioControl (Booth 1521): The Architect Model 210ES amplifier drives up to eight speakers at 240 watts per channel into 2-ohm loads. It’s bridgeable and meets Energy Star 2 requirements, consuming less than 1 watt during standby. Features
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