Newest from JM Lab: The Chorus 800 series
new Chorus 800 line originates from a complete and thoughtful study on
loudspeaker technology where performance, integration and design are
soft and fluid design express Focal technology and emphasizes on
functionality while making it in the meantime, better integrated to the
interior environment. But firstly
beyond design, Chorus 800 must meet
its acoustical objective. A state of the art bended, multi-fold MDF
cabinet solution has been chosen, assuring natural toughness as well as
optimal damping of vibrations and internal pressures.
|Yamaha's New YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector
your Home Theater with multi-channel
surround sound enjoyment from a single component.
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector (YSP-4000) is an exciting breakthrough
home theater technology. Now you can get optimum multi-channel sound
directivity to enjoy the full benefits of home theater all from one
easily installed component. This is Yamaha patented technology which
means no other manufacturer can offer this!
more multiple speakers, no more clutter, no more hiding wires... just
the pure excitement of bringing your movies and music to life.
review on Yamaha YSP 4000
|Anthem Statement D1
Controller and P5 Power Amplifier
say, as Anthem does in it's literature, that the Statement D1 and P5
can 'Recreate the passion a music lover experiences when attending a
live musical performance, or the thrilling sound a movie buff
experiences in the very best movie theaters" is an understatement. The
Anthem Statement D1 preamp/processor/tuner and P5 mulitchannel power
amplifier are the best home-theater components I have heard in my
system, and it was a joy to review them.
P5's specs are impeccable. It outputs 325 watts per channel, one or all
channels driven. Harmonic distortion is spec'ed at almost immeasurable
0.0007%, and inter modulation distortion is said to be 0.00019%.
Damping factor, a good measure of a speaker control, is 600, and the
slew rate (a specification of amp speed) is 40 V/ps. The signal to
noise ration is 125 db, and the crosstalk between any two channels is
an incredible -140 dB. Anthem claims power bandwidth from 10 Hz to 150
kHz. But specs are only on paper - the most important spec, how it
sounds, is measured by listening.
|Article by Gary
Altunian, Reviewer for 'The Perfect vision'
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Loudspeaker specialist Focal has developed a new concept to
allow Apple iPod and hard drive juke box users, plus WiFi and
Apple/PC/server music fans, an easy way to convert their products into
the heart of a true 2.1 hi-fi system - the iCub integrated subwoofer.
Loudspeaker specialist Focal has developed a new concept to allow iPod
and hard drive juke box users, plus WiFi and PC/server music fans, an
easy way to convert their products into the heart of a true 2.1 hi-fi
system - the iCub integrated subwoofer.
presents a unique opportunity to allow this new audience to really
access true high-fidelity, via a modern product in tune with their life
style. Based on the specifications of the recently introduced Cub2
subwoofer, iCub integrates 3 BASH amplifiers, with a maximum of 400
Watts, a high precision 20bit D/A converter and multiple inputs,
including optical digital, all with automatic detection so there's no
need to manually turn iCub on or off.
The iCub system
is incredibly simple to configure and use. A pair of speakers can be
connected directly to the outputs on the iCub's stereo amplifier.
Sources can be connected either via analogue RCA or digitally via the
optical input and the system volume can be controlled by the included
infra-red remote control.
Thanks to the optical input, and other unique functionality, iCub also
offers new prospects for greatly improved music quality when streaming
using a WiFi connection and a computer.
of you accustomed to thinking of "lifestyle"
products as a compromise between performance and simplicity will be
shocked. The SOLO is a true high-end audio system that just
be dressed in lifestyle clothing. Offering performance
of Arcam's level separate audio components, the SOLO amazed
The SOLO incorporates a CD
player, FM tuner, Preamp, and
Power Amp all in one attractively styled enclosure. In
the performance you'd expect from an Arcam component, the Solo provides
features like RS-232 control, four independent alarm clocks, and a
separate line-level output with independent volume control for a second
FMJ MS 250 Music Server
NEW FMJ MS250 Music
Server The MS250 is a world class
music replay and storage device. At its simplest, the MS250 is an
audiophile quality stereo CD player, with a built-in 400GB hard drive
to store some 640 uncompressed CD's or up to 4800 CD's (about 80,000
tunes) in compressed audio formats. When used to its full potential, it
is an extremely powerful home music server that supports four audio
zones, via analogue, that lets you make compilations of your own music
on to CD-R. It also provides internet access for listening to internet
AVR350 Surround Sound Receiver
AVR350 7.1 Receiver
AVR350 is the best ever
sounding receiver from Arcam, delivering real audiophile sound quality
for movies and music, with two-way HDMI switching plus HDTV compatible
component / RGB switching, producing 7 x 100 watts per channel power
output (all channels driven simultaneously) real world power, rare in a
receiver, and a second room/zone output with audio and video plus RS232
for system control and install integration. Audio performance is
outstanding with digital or analogue inputs presenting an immersive
listening experience from any source.
FMJ DV139 HDMI DVD-Audio Player
| FMJ DV139
Universal DVD Player Arcam introduces their best ever DVD player,
the DV139. Designed for movie and music enthusiasts, the DV139's
specification will delight the most ardent of audiophiles and
videophiles too. In addition, its full suite of Infra Red (IR) and
RS-232 control options makes it the perfect choice for high performance
|RTI T2c Home Theater
and modern, the T2-C is the third generation of RTI’s
ground-breaking T2 remote control platform. Now updated with a
state-of-the-art architecture including a full-color TFT LCD display,
the remarkable T2-C Universal System Controller combines the power and
flexibility of a fully customizable touchpanel with the convenience of
35 frequently used hard buttons. This design overcomes the need for any
compromise between form, function, and technology. Innovations
such as a three-way rocker switch for scrolling list
navigation make the T2-C the most satisfying universal remote control
you have ever used.
K4 The K4 is a color LCD touchpanel is a self-contained control system
for controlling audio/video components, lights, or other electronic
systems in the home.
K4 is a color LCD touchpanel designed for flush-mount installations in
walls or cabinets. It provides a self-contained control system for
controlling audio/video components, lights, or other electronic systems
in the home. It also displays composite video*, motion JPEG, and web
pages - either full screen or in an adjustable window.
K4 has it all - it's the first stand-alone touchpanel with infrared
control, video monitoring, and Ethernet connectivity. With a TFT LCD,
full VGA resolution, powerful 400MHz 32-bit MCU, 32MB of Flash memory,
stereo speakers, microphone, and an infrared receiver, the K4 takes
touchpanel control to new heights.
|Sonance in wall iPort allows your
iPod to connect to and play through practically any local or
whole-home audio system.
Your portable music player is now your home music server (with photos,
iPort is an inspired idea, a bridge between the home theater and
one of the true must-have gadgets of the third millennium. It provides
a unique new audio/ video interface. The iPort even replenishes the
iPod's internal battery, a convenience that also increases its
longevity. Just as we pop our cell phones into the charger at the end
of the day, we would gratefully adopt this rewarding habit for our
iPods, so that we need never be without our favorite music, or even
access to a slew of digital photos.
|JM Lab New
Utopia Beryllium Speakers
|IParadise Audio and
the new JM Lab Utopia Beryllium speaker line at the International Home
Entertainment Exposition in San Francisco.
Read the Press Reviews from the show.