New Surround Features from Dolby and THX

May 13, 2009

If you’re in the market for a new surround receiver you’ll no doubt find a bevy of new bells and whistles awaiting you, especially if its been a few years since your last upgrade.

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Follow Up: Denon’s HDMI 1.3 Receivers

February 6, 2007

Back in November Audio DesignLine unveiled some of the first details surrounding (pun intended) Denon’s forthcoming A/V receivers with HDMI 1.3 support, we now have a few more tentative details about the new ‘08’ series of receivers from Denon. It appears as if the receivers will be rolled out in two waves, the first wave […]

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Denon’s HDMI 1.3 Receivers “scheduled for mid-year introduction”

December 18, 2006

Back in August I wrote “HDMI 1.3 Not as Close as You Might Think” with emphasis on the as you might think. Obviously HDMI 1.3 devices were in the works but with CEDIA right around the corner, I was doubtful we’d see them announced in significant numbers, if at all. As it turns out 2007’s […]

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TDK’s Two-Channel Surround System

November 22, 2006

I’m a sucker for new audio and display technologies; not necessarily purchasing them but I do love hearing about the newest of the new. This one definitely falls into the new and innovative category; TDK has apparently devised a way to re-create a 360-degree acoustic sound-field, with a 2.1 speaker system. The

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Yamaha RX-V2700, 7.1 Surround Receiver

November 8, 2006

I’ve made no reservations about my enthusiasm for the various HQV video-processing chipsets from Silicon Optix, however another company with a strong background in broadcast video is also making waves with their consumer chipsets as well. Anchor Bay Technologies has provided video processing circuitry for some of the most respected names in high performance audio […]

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New A/V Receivers from Marantz

September 7, 2006

Marantz recently unveiled their 01 series of surround receivers which range in price from $549.99 to $1999.99, all totaled there are 5 new receivers in the line and as predicted none include HDMI 1.3. Several of the new receivers however facilitate 4 HDMI inputs, compared to the standard 2/3 HDMI inputs found on many other […]

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Home Theater Buying Tips: Audio Gear

August 22, 2006

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Onkyo HT-S990THX, Home Theater in a Box

June 19, 2006

We’ve all seen so called “Home Theater in a Box” systems. They typically included an underpowered receiver, five to seven tiny plastic speakers, and a small powered subwoofer. These HTIB systems range from piss poor to passable quality and everything in between. By and large however, most of these systems aren’t worth the plastic it […]

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Sony’s STR-DG1000 “designed to optimize Blu-ray disc”

June 1, 2006

Sony unveiled several new products today, including LCD’s in the BRAVIA range and several more with the WEGA moniker. It was the

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Arcam Introduces Flagship Receiver

May 31, 2006

Arcam has introduced the latest addition to their already solid, DiVA product range. The AVR350 surround receiver with dual HDMI inputs and Burr-Brown digital to analog converters, offers features and specifications such as: • 2-way HDMI switching • 7 x 100 watts per channel continuous power output (all channels driven) • Dolby Digital EX, DTS […]

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