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March 14, 2017 · 10 Views · No comments

SamSung acquired Harman International

Harman International well known for brands such as Revel speakers, Mark Levinson, Harman-Kardon, Lexicon and many others, was acquired by SamSung announced on March 11th, 2017. Harman stockholders will receive $112.00 per share in cash and Harman’s common stock will cease trading prior to market open on March 13, 2017 and will be delisted from the New…

March 10, 2017 · 10 Views · No comments

Sound United acquired D+M group

Sound United (owner of Polk Audio and Definitive Technology speaker brands) has announced the purchase of D+M Group (former owner of Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics), in a mega-transaction that is sending shockwaves through the AV industry. The acquisition deal officially closed at the end of last month, and the companies are currently unifying under…

February 24, 2017 · 13 Views · No comments

LG Releases Pricing and Ship Dates for 2017 OLED TVs

LG Electronics invaded CES 2017 with an impressive new lineup of OLED TV models, all of which ship with support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and a new Active HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology that further refines HDR performance on a frame-by-frame basis. They also carry support for two other HDR formats (HDR10 and Hybrid…

February 7, 2017 · 24 Views · No comments

Pioneer’s New Slim SX-S30 Receiver Offers Robust Performance in a Space Saving Package

Pioneer Electronics recently announced another great component to its solid 2-channel lineup. The new SX-S30 Slim 2-Channel Network Receiver ($500) is designed to deliver robust performance for owners that have limited space. The exterior of the SX-S30 is punctuated by a physical design that stands a mere 3.7-inches tall (17.1-in wide x 13-in deep), allowing…

January 27, 2017 · 24 Views · No comments

JBL Announces Its 70th Anniversary 4312SE Studio Monitor

JBL is celebrating its 70th Anniversary by introducing the 4312SE three-way studio monitor. Branded as a “direct descendent” of the company’s classic line of 4310/4311 monitors, the 4312SE carries a three-way mirror-image design that makes it a highly versatile speaker. Owners can position the speaker vertically or horizontally (with tweeters on the inside or outside…

January 18, 2017 · 24 Views · No comments

JVC new Projectors for 2017

JVC has officially launched its 2017 line of D-ILA projectors. Much like last year, each of this year’s six new models deliver native 1080p performance boosted by the company’s proprietary e-shift4 technology. E-shift radically reduces spacing between pixels for a convincing simulated 4K image. Of course, owners will be treated to JVC’s industry leading black…

January 12, 2017 · 21 Views · No comments

LG Electronics Unveils Its First 4K UHD Player (UP970)

  LG Electronics used the grand stage of CES 2017 to officially announce its first (and only) 4K UHD Blu-ray player. The UDP970 will ship with HDR10 compatibility out of the box, and has the necessary hardware to be Dolby Vision compatible once firmware becomes available. If you own a legacy AV Receiver, you’ll be…

January 12, 2017 · 28 Views · No comments

HDMI Forum Announces New Specification at CES 2017

This year’s CES event was loaded with incredible tech and new product designs. One of the more interesting reveals came from the HDMI Forum when it officially announced a next-gen HDMI standard called 2.1. Over the last several years, AV companies have scrambled to meet HDMI 2.0 standards (which allow for data rates nearly double…