StereoLife Magazine - Displaying items by tag: hometheatre

KEF R Series

KEF has announced the launch of its brand new R Series, a complete, top-to-bottom transformation of what was already one of the world's most acclaimed loudspeaker ranges. Boasting a hefty raft of technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments originally achieved in KEF's flagship Reference Series, bringing authentically high-end design features and resulting high-performance levels into this category for the first time. No fewer than 1043 individual changes have been made for the new R Series.

Q Acoustics 3000i

Q Acoustics new 3000i loudspeaker series delivers true hi-fi and immersive, powerful home cinema sound for the home at an affordable price. Building on the success of the original 3000 series, the new range features innovative audio and design technology taken from the company's high-end flagship Concept 500 loudspeaker to significantly improve on an award-winning audio performance.

Sonus Faber Sonetto

Over the course of its 35 year history, Sonus Faber has evolved greatly, but the original spirit of the brand remains unchanged. Its goal is and has always been, to draw upon a timeless tradition of Italian culture and craftsmanship and combine it with current technological innovation in order to render creations that immerse the listeners in pure, natural sound, emotionally connecting them to their favorite music.

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series

The sixth iteration of Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series dramatically improves the range's legendary combination of outstanding value and audio performance. The new 600 Series brings high-end sound quality within reach, applying Bowers & Wilkins' cutting-edge technologies and leading design.

Monitor Audio Monitor

Monitor Audio has unveiled a new range of eponymously titled loudspeakers in the shape of the Monitor Series. The new speakers all feature orange driver cones for a contemporary lock and utilize a black C-CAM dome tweeter derived from Monitor Audio's Bronze series with a creative use of the drivers' configuration. With a choice of bookshelf or floor-standing speakers, and a center and subwoofer, the Monitor Series promises detailed audio resolution in both two-channel and multi-channel configurations. The speakers are finished in a choice of black, white or walnut.

Marantz AV8805

Marantz introduced a home theater pre-amplifier with 13.2 channel processing and full 4K Ultra HD. The AV8805 supports virtually any high-resolution multichannel audio format, including the latest surround formats from Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D. Current feedback HDAMs enhance music for a superior listening experience, plus whole-home audio and voice-control make the AV8805 a must-have for serious cinephiles.

Rotel RAP-1580

Rotel Electronics introduced the RAP-1580 home theater surround amplified processor. The RAP-1580 is the ideal home theater solution for those who don't have space for separate components, yet still desire uncompromising performance. Sporting the latest HDMI2.0a hardware and Dolby Atmos and DTS-X 7.1.4 processing, its amplifier section is built upon a powerful class A/B design with 7 x 100 watts per channel, all channels driven into 8 ohms, anchored by a massive Rotel-made toroidal transformer.

Audio Video Show 2015

Audio Video Show in Warsaw is the second biggest hi-fi show in Europe, and this year it just got bigger. Some say it's not much smaller than High End in Munich now and we are not surprised. The event was able to grow so much thanks to the new venue. In recent years the show was held in three hotels in Warsaw, but even four or five hotels wouldn't provide the necessary room for 135 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors we had this year, so the organizer of the show replaced one of the hotels with... The Polish National Stadium. Not the football pitch of course, but rather 60 VIP rooms and many, many stands located on the corridors. For the first time in history, the Audio Video Show included a special headphone zone with more than 50 brands showing their products and allowing visitors to listen to every one of them, much like the CanJam, but to us - even more interesting.

Classé Audio Sigma

Classé has announced the availability of a new series of components called Sigma. The first devices from these line will be 7.1-channel home cinema processor and two power amplifiers - for two or five channels. Each of the them will provide exactly 200 watts per channel at 8-ohm load. Could this be an interesting idea for a hi-end stereo system and multichannel home cinema all in one? SSP processor and the AMP5 power amplifier will be priced at $5000, while the AMP2 stereo amplifier will cost $3500. Photos by Classe Audio.

Plinius Kiokio

Plinius introduces a stereo power amplifier designed for professionals. Home Theatre installers had been using Plinius amps and in their words found them bulletproof, so the company designed a smaller enclosure. But the amp still weighs 32 kg and delivers 310 W into 8 ohms. Price is estimated around €8900. Photos by Plinius Audio.