Audio News for September 10, 2010

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Summit Wireless Technology in Aperion Speakers – The Summit Wireless technology – which delivers 24-bit uncompressed audio from the content source to each wireless speaker – will be included in the new Aperion Audio Intimus 4T 5.1 home theater speaker system. It comes with a digital wireless audio hub, replacing the typical AV receiver, and has Summit Wireless’ automatic optimization capability that includes SpeakerFinder instant setup and MyZone sweet spot calibration which produces a time-aligned sound field for the listener by automatically adjusting delay and volume to their particular listening position in the room. The system is scalable from 2.0 to 7.1 channels, so that consumers can add speakers at their convenience as their system grows. The Aperion wireless hub provides connectivity to digital TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players and iPods thru HDMI, coax, optical or analog options, and supports the latest DTS and Dolby lossless formats.  The system will be available by the end of this year with five speakers and a subwoofer at $2499.

Naxos and Emotiva Audio Partnership – Another audio partnership concerns two firms based in Franklin, TN.  Naxos of America – the top independent classical music distributor in the U.S. – and consumer-direct high-end audio company Emotiva, will collaborate in offering free music samplers of Naxos recordings and their distributed labels to all Emotiva customers. Naxos’ online retailer ClassicsOnline is also involved in the new venture. They have launched the Instant Audiophile Sweepstakes with three $500-value prizes, including the Emotiva ERC-1 Reference CD Player and a selection of hand-picked music CDs. A grand prize winner will also receive a two-channel home audio entertainment system and $500 worth of music CDs. Details at www.instantaudiophile.com

Google Promises Voice Control of TV Sets – Google’s product marking manager says in just a few months you will be able to use your Android or iPhone as a remote control and will be able to control Google TV using just your voice. Real-time voice translation will be added to the Google Mobile suite as part of the move toward voice command.

New Sharp 4-color LCD TVs – are expensive but from early reports provide a superior picture to all other displays today. Sharp’s four-primary-color technology is based on its proprietary UV2A technology, which adds Y (yellow) to the three standard RBG primary colors of red, blue and green.  It significantly improves color output, particularly with difficult colors such as gold. Demos were held in Japan using a Sharp 60-inch 3D HDTV, but the color technology was at the heart of the demonstration. The technology also incorporates Sharp’s proprietary high-speed LCD drive for side-mount Scanning LED Backlight.

Slimmest LED TV from LG – LG claims their Infinia LEX8 is only 8.8mm thick, making it “the slimmest Full LED TV in the world.”  A thin film is printed with small dots positioned in front of the LEDs, dispersing light more evenly and creating better picture quality. The display also has improved localized dimming and an anti-reflection panel to minimize reflection from external light sources.  The TV will have TruMotion 400HZ, 3D capability, and Netcast.

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