CEDIA 2007

CEDIA 2007 – Sonance X8 Architectural Series Woofers for in-wall installations

CEDIA 2007 – Sonance X8 Architectural Series Woofers for in-wall installations

These X8’s will be the first in-wall woofers from Sonance to perfectly align the plane of the wall and the plan of the speaker grille. All of the woofer from this line come in one of three basic geometric shapes, a circle, a square, or a rectangle.

These speakers work with any AS series finish component and don’t require trim, but will work with finish components that have trim. The finish components are of course sold separately. Also available separately is the Sonamp amplifier that would power these woofers. These woofers are made up of 8” CF cones.

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CEDIA 2007 – Sonance Symphony Series home theater left, right, and center in-wall speaker

CEDIA 2007 – Sonance Symphony Series home theater left, right, and center in-wall speaker

The Sonance S623LCR stands for Symphony, the series, 623, the model number, and then left/center/right as this one in-wall speaker can serve all three roles. Set it vertically for the best left or right sound and then horizontally for the best center channel sound.

The S623LCR uses the same drivers as the previous members of the symphony series, the S623T and the S623TR. The big difference comes in the layout as the new S623LCR’s have a dual woofer/single tweeter design.

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CEDIA 2007 – Sonance Flair surface mounting loudspeaker

CEDIA 2007 – Sonance Flair surface mounting loudspeaker

The Sonance Flair loudspeaker is great because it will add high quality audio to just about any location. With Sonance’s flexible mounting brackets all you should need is a screw driver, the mounting hardware and a little bit of time.

The mounts are round steel plats that connect to speaker wiring in J-boxes. The plate mounts with just a couple screws that come with the speaker. The speaker is held in place by the steel plate by way of some powerful neodymium magnets that are in the top of the speaker. The electrical connection is automatically made between male connecters on the speaker and female connectors in the steal plate.

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CEDIA 2007 – Logitech Squeezebox wireless music streaming

CEDIA 2007 – Logitech Squeezebox wireless music streaming

So how many of you are familiar with Pandora the Music Genome Project? How about Rhapsody? Maybe some other internet radio station? Well imagine a single device that could stream from all of those sources plus your own computer’s library.

Such a device exists, and it’s made by Logitech. Technically it was first made by Slim Devices, but Logitech bought them and I guess they made some upgrades.

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CEDIA 2007 – Terra Speakers CA Series

CEDIA 2007 – Terra Speakers CA Series

The CA series, much like their AC counterparts, are meant to stand up to all the elements. The only difference is that this time, the speaker company from Maine made them flush mountable.

There are 8 models in this line, ranging from 5.25” all the way up to 8 inches. There are dedicated woofers, speakers with dual voice coils to cover the highs, and Mid/Bass speakers.

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CEDIA 2007 – Terra AC Series Speakers

CEDIA 2007 – Terra AC Series Speakers

The AC series of speakers are enclosed weather-proof speakers that are meant to be surface mounted to wherever you can stick them. The AC for all those who don’t know, stands for All Climate. The speakers are manufactured in one of the harshest climates in the US, Maine. So they can pretty much guarantee that they will work in any weather.

The speakers implement a Wide-Fi technology that allows one loudspeaker to output both channels of audio. Implementing multiple Wide-Fi speakers only increases the audio quality.

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CEDIA 2007 – JVC launches flagship Procision A/V range

CEDIA 2007 – JVC launches flagship Procision A/V range

If Sony thought they were going to have things all their own way with the launch of their stonking Bravia projectors then they obviously hadn't paid attention to fellow CEDIA 2007 attendee JVC.  The company's new flagship Procision range is intended for custom installs and prosumer home cinema fanatics, and at its pinnacle are two D-ILA front projectors, the DLA-HD1 and DLA-HD100.

 

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CEDIA 2007 – Vogel’s universal projector mounts

CEDIA 2007 – Vogel’s universal projector mounts

CEDIA isn't all about TV screens the size of a small country; it's an opportunity for accessory manufacturers to show off their wares and persuade you to upgrade your cabling, stands and cabinets.  Vogels were there in force this year, flaunting their latest speaker and projector stands together with a nifty universal-mount.

 

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CEDIA 2007 – Sony HES-V1000 Home Entertainment Server, is amazing, like Grace

CEDIA 2007 – Sony HES-V1000 Home Entertainment Server, is amazing, like Grace

First, it has a half terabyte of HDD storage, then there is a 200 disc Blu-Ray/DVD/CD changer. It has full HD (1080p) output from the disc changer or hard drive.

The hard drive can store up to 137 hours of video, 40,000 songs, or 20,000 photos. This thing is also Sony’s first device not connected to a computer that’s Blu-Ray capable other than optical drives and a few VAIO notebooks.

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