Audio News for June 22, 2012

by | Jun 22, 2012 | Audio News

SRS Consumer Promo – SRS Labs is conducting a sweepstakes to celebrate their shipment of over 250 million CE products with SRS TruSurround technologies. One can enter at the srslabs.com/trusurround site. The grand prize is a Coby 46-inch HDTV with TruSurround and second place is a Vizio soundbar with TruSurround. Virtualized surround sound is delivered by TruSurround from stereo speakers with an extremely broad sweet spot. Other features include low-frequency optimization for small drivers and enclosures, dialog enhancement, definition control for maximum high-frequency realism and clarity, and subwoofer bass management.
iBiquity Digital Announces 14 More New Cars with HD Radio – OEM HD radio will be added soon to 14 more vehicles, making more than 140 models by the year’s end, and added to over 60 models offering HD Radio as standard equipment. Models from Cadillac, Hyundai Lexus, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru and Toyota are included. More than 2100 FM & AM stations now broadcast HD Radio signals, and they also deliver 1400 additional HD2, HD3 & HD4 multicast channels with different programming. (HD does not stand for high-definition, but unlike satellite radio, once you have the receiver, there is no monthly charge. There is also now in-car Internet Radio in most cities, with by far the largest choice of station sources.)
URC Debuts Amp/Surround Processor – Home-control specialist URC has launched its first amp/surround processor, to integrate with their Total Control multi-room audio systems. The 7.2-chhanel DMS-AV is rated at 7X125 watts into 8 ohmns, decodes HD audio formats, has 1080p upscaling in all video inputs, can connect three analog sources for streaming to other rooms, and lip sync audio correction, pass-thru video mode for all formats and handles PAL video. SRP is $1499.
Consumer Electronics Market in U.S. – According to the new research and markets survey, the U.S. consumer electronics market will generate total revenue of $90.8 billion in 2011. Sales generated thru electrical and electronics retailers are expected to be the most lucrative, with total revenues of $40.2 billion. Performance of the market is forecast to accelerate, being driven to a value of $104.5 billion by the end of 2016.
Consumer Electronics Show in New Delhi – A new home electronics exhibition will be held in October in New Delhi, modeled on events such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin, and Computex in Taipei. HES-New Delhi will showcase more 200 international manufacturers for 50,000 buyers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content and services.

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