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Harman Kardon Brings 3D Compatible Receivers in Time for Summer Movie Season

Harman Kardon Brings 3D Compatible Receivers in Time for Summer Movie Season

Harman Kardon announced a new line of audio/video receivers today that feature HDMI v1.4a providing full compatibility with the latest 3D enhancements. The new line naturally includes Harman Kardron’s own Logic 7 sound processing for surround sound. The new line includes the AVR 15665, AVR 1650, AVR 2650 and the AVR 3650. This new line was intended to target movie enthusiasts and audio buffs seeking to enhance their entertainment experience.

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Harman Kardon MAS 102 compact music system debuts

Harman Kardon MAS 102 compact music system debuts

Harman Kardon is a company that has been making some nice mid-range to high-end audio gear for a long time. The company has hardware that finds its way into some cars, home theater systems, and stereo systems. The company has unveiled a very nice looking little home audio system that is compact and easy to fit in a room, yet still provides big sound. The stereo system is called the MAS 102 and has many features in a small amount of space.

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JVC UX-J51 HiFi sports iPod dock plus CD/radio for retro moments

JVC UX-J51 HiFi sports iPod dock plus CD/radio for retro moments

JVC's latest audio system has been unveiled, and the UX-J51 follows in the footsteps of just about every other micro HiFi by slapping an iPod dock on top.  The compact stereo is spattered with touch-sensitive keys and blue LED backlighting, and if you're bored of your iPod (or iPhone) music then you can always dust off a CD or - heaven forbid - turn on the FM/AM radio.

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Chord Electronics CPA 8000 preamp price will make you puke

Chord Electronics CPA 8000 preamp price will make you puke

When it comes to music, I am happy with my iPhone and the car stereo. I am not a big audiophile and I certainly don't need the best sound you can get. There are lots of audiophiles that are willing to spend big money to get quality music.

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VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

Yes, the company is VTech and, no, this product is not a landline telephone.  VTech has decided to surprise us with the IS9181, a Wi-Fi internet radio receiver that can stream music from over 11,000 internet radio stations. 

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Teac releases Ipod Companion with Digital Amp

Teac releases Ipod Companion with Digital Amp

Whether it is just an Ipod companion or a set of bookshelf speakers from the Teac, an entry model from the high end line of TEAC usually means unaffordable for most of the music lovers. You can say the same for the newly announced TEAC Reference 600 series AG-H600 – a 126,000 yen (~$1,300) integrated digital amp designed exclusively for Ipod.

Sonance Kayak Speaker provides stereo sound; interesting design

Sonance Kayak Speaker provides stereo sound; interesting design

The Sonance Kayak speaker is no ordinary sound system. In fact, just one look at the modern art design is enough to tell you it's anything but ordinary.

 

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The DIY Car Stereo Stock Radio Fake-Out

The DIY Car Stereo Stock Radio Fake-Out

If you're worried about someone thieving your car stereo, there is an Instructable posted to keep it hidden from thieves and ninjas alike. The modder shows exactly how to make it appear that you just have a very outdated tape deck.

Audioengine AW1 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter – no more messing with speaker wires

Audioengine AW1 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter – no more messing with speaker wires

Well, actually you still have to mess with speaker wires between the speakers and their power source, but the audio input source can now be connected wirelessly. This wireless audio adapter was made for use with Audioengine’s A5 speaker system, which after reading this guy’s review of those, I’d love to get my hands on a pair, anyways, you can use this with any speakers or sound system, so it’s not exclusive to Audioengine’s equipment.

Parrot PARTY Black Edition first commercialized speaker system to use Near Field Communications

Parrot PARTY Black Edition first commercialized speaker system to use Near Field Communications

I saw some of these speakers at the Parrot booth at CES and they were pretty amazing and managed to overpower the hundreds of people that were crowded into what was a fairly small room. However the ones I saw didn’t use NFC to negotiate the Bluetooth connection between your device and the speakers, they did it the old fashioned way.

iRiver E100 MP3 Player – thin and sexy

iRiver E100 MP3 Player – thin and sexy

This isn’t your standard MP3 player, its packing stereo speakers, FM radio, a microSD card slot, line-in, and a new D-Click system. On top of all that it has a large 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen.

TuneBase FM from Belkin – finally a decent FM transmitter for iPhone and iPod Touch

TuneBase FM from Belkin – finally a decent FM transmitter for iPhone and iPod Touch

These days its not exactly easy to find device that utilize the dock connector that work with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch as well as other iPods. Finding a decent FM transmitter is even harder, but I think Belkin has done just that.

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