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    StormAudio launches ISP Elite MK3 processor

    by Ian Collen
    StormAudio launches ISP Elite MK3 processor
    A new look and a refined audio performance for this upgradable and highly flexible modular surround sound preamp/processor.  
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    Sony launches two new Native 4K SXRD laser home projectors

    by Ian Collen
    Sony launches two new Native 4K SXRD laser home projectors
    The VPL-XW7000ES and VPL-XW5000ES promise a high resolution, high contrast performance in two of the world’s most compact designs, 50 years after Sony first entered the video projection market.  
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    What advice do enthusiasts offer for AV room blackout treatments?

    by Andy Bassett
    What advice do enthusiasts offer for AV room blackout treatments?
    For those that decide to go the whole 'Batcave' route for their home cinema room, what's the best approach to blackouts (excessive alcohol consumption aside!). Are blinds better than drapes? What about panels instead? And what are the recommended materials to use?  
  • Home AV Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series AV System Review
    We’ve established that the latest 800 Series is quite something in stereo but does that ability translate to multichannel? There’s only one way to find out.  
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    McIntosh MX100 AV Processor gets Connects for Control4 Certification

    by Ian Collen
    McIntosh MX100 AV Processor gets Connects for Control4 Certification
    Now it’s officially even easier to set up and integrate into any home cinema system.  
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    Perlisten Audio Reference Series speakers set to hit the UK

    by Ian Collen
    Perlisten Audio Reference Series speakers set to hit the UK
    Comprising two towers, a centre, monitor, surround, and bookshelf options, the range also boasts THX Dominus certification.  
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    McIntosh launches 8K-ready MX180 A/V Processor

    by Ian Collen
    McIntosh launches 8K-ready MX180 A/V Processor
    16 channels, seven HDMI ports and one eye firmly on the next generation of A/V content.  
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    M&K Sound launches V+ Series subwoofers

    by Andy Bassett
    M&K Sound launches V+ Series subwoofers
    Three new compact subwoofers, the V15+, V12+ and V10+ models bring a lifestyle friendly design and THX certification to the home.  
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    Perlisten Audio launches loudspeaker ranges in UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Perlisten Audio launches loudspeaker ranges in UK
    US speaker company Perlisten Audio brings its proprietary audio technologies and THX Dominus Certification to UK music and home cinema enthusiasts with its Signature ‘S’ and Reference ‘R’ speakers and D-Series subwoofers.  
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    M&K Sound reveals new X+ Series subwoofers

    by Andy Bassett
    M&K Sound reveals new X+ Series subwoofers
    M&K Sound’s new X+ subwoofer range consists of three THX Certified models, the X15+, X12+ and X10+.  
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    Lyngdorf launches first custom install speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Lyngdorf launches first custom install speakers
    Lyngdorf Audio has unveiled its Discreet and LS speaker ranges; the Danish company’s first custom install speakers which consist of seven models plus the new BW-20 Boundary Woofer.  
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    Trinnov Audio reveals Amplitude 16 power amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    Trinnov Audio  reveals Amplitude 16 power amplifier
    Trinnov Audio has revealed its new Amplitude 16 power amp which showcases an ability to meet diverse channel counts and power requirements in high-end home theatre installations.  
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    StormAudio launches ISP Core 16 AV processor

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio launches ISP Core 16 AV processor
    StormAudio has announced the launch of its new ISP Core 16 preamp/processor alongside an AoIP AES67 module plus a redesigned smartphone app.  
  • Home AV Thread

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    What's the best way to keep home cinema projectors operating quietly?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the best way to keep home cinema projectors operating quietly?
    Member kenshingintoki is squeezing a few extra lumens out of his Epson 9300 in High Lamp Mode and asks if an acoustically lined enclosure is recommended to reduce the associated raised noise level?  
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    Denon and Marantz introduce 8K HDMI switchers

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon and Marantz introduce 8K HDMI switchers
    Sound United has unveiled the Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003, a pair of 8K HDMI switcher units for its Denon and Marantz brand 8K AV receivers.  
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    McIntosh MX123 AV processor gets 8K upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    McIntosh MX123 AV processor gets 8K upgrade
    The McIntosh MX123 processor will now leave the US audio firm’s manufacturing facility equipped for 8K processing, with onboard upscaling and new features.  
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    JBL Synthesis announces new AV processor and receiver for 2022

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL Synthesis announces new AV processor and receiver for 2022
    The SDP-58 surround processor and SDR-38 AV receiver expand JBL Synthesis’s home theatre portfolio as the HDMI 2.1 upgrade program for current models is scheduled for December and the company introduces the SDA-1700 dedicated subwoofer amplifier.  
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    JVC unveils new NZ9, NZ8 and NZ7 laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    JVC unveils new NZ9, NZ8 and NZ7 laser projectors
    JVC has heralded its three new home cinema projectors as the world’s first featuring 48Gbps 8K60p/4K120p inputs. There’s also a host of other features toplined by BLU-Escent laser light source technology, newly developed 8K/e-shiftX and support for HDR10+.  
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    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options

    by Andy Bassett
    Totem Acoustic introduces Kin Play speaker options
    Offering a mix of traditional Hi-Fi quality combined with modern connectivity, all wrapped up in an attractive package, the Totem Acoustic Kin Play family caters for a range of audio scenarios.  
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    Definitive Technology announces Descend subwoofers

    by Andy Bassett
    Definitive Technology announces Descend subwoofers
    Designed for both audio systems and home theatre setups, the Descend series of subwoofers consists of the DN8 and DN12, two high-performance models which employ novel technology and cabinet design for more powerful bass.  
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    Yamaha flagship Aventage AVR range adds three new models for 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    Yamaha flagship Aventage AVR range adds three new models for 2021
    Yamaha has unveiled its new, reimagined Aventage range of flagship AV receivers with the RX-A8A, RX-A6A and RX-A4A models featuring cutting edge technology, Sound:AI optimisation and full, uncompromised 8K60/4K120 HDMI 2.1 compatibility.  
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    StormAudio unveils HDMI 2.1 plans, new features & extends MK2 warranty

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio unveils HDMI 2.1 plans, new features & extends MK2 warranty
    StormAudio has promised some key new products along with software delivered feature updates for current hardware as well as an extended 5 year warranty for its entire MK2 range.  
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    JBL Synthesis SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AVR now available separately

    by Andy Bassett
    JBL Synthesis SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AVR now available separately
    AV enthusiasts can now purchase the SDP-55 processor and SDR-35 AV receiver as separate devices meaning more choice and greater flexibility when creating an AV setup.  
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    Trinnov Audio announces Crestron Home driver

    by Andy Bassett
    Trinnov Audio announces Crestron Home driver
    Released as part of its newly completed home automation suite of drivers, Trinnov has announced the availability of the Crestron Home driver.  
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    Trinnov Altitude platform updates due for 2021

    by Andy Bassett
    Trinnov Altitude platform updates due for 2021
    French audio pioneer Trinnov is promising a range of updates to its Altitude AV processors throughout 2021 as it strives for continued performance and longevity for consumers.  
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    Focal releases 1000 Series integrated speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Focal releases 1000 Series integrated speakers
    French speaker manufacturer Focal, has announced the 1000 Series CI speaker range which consists of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofer options ready for Hi-Fi and home cinema installations.  
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    L-Acoustics Creations launches new multichannel Archipel Sound Systems

    by Andy Bassett
    L-Acoustics Creations launches new multichannel Archipel Sound Systems
    L-Acoustics Creations has added the new multichannel Fiji, Hawaii and Tonga home cinema systems to its Archipel Sound System range.  
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    Anthem launches latest AV receivers, processors and amplifiers

    by Andy Bassett
    Anthem launches latest AV receivers, processors and amplifiers
    Anthem has announced the newest versions of its high-end multichannel home theatre and music audio hardware with the launch of the new MRX 540, MRX 740 and MRX 1140 AV Receivers, the AVM 70 and AVM 90 AV Processors and three GEN2 power amplifiers in the form of the MCA 225, MCA 325 and MCA 525 amps.  
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    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?
    If you were going to show off your home cinema projector's image, short of playing the entire film, what screenshots would you use to 'wow' someone?  
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    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII surround processors

    by Andy Bassett
    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII  and RAP-1580MKII surround processors
    Rotel has unveiled two new surround sound processors - the RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII, both featuring Dirac room correction software - which join the Japanese technology company’s long standing family of home theatre components.  
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    Marantz announces 8K ready SR series AV Receivers

    by Andy Bassett
    Marantz announces 8K ready SR series AV Receivers
    Marantz has announced its 2020 range of 8K compatible SR series AVR hardware including the SR5015 AV Receiver and the SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015 AV Amplifiers.  
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    Dirac Live Bass Control now available

    by Andy Bassett
    Dirac Live Bass Control now available
    Dirac Live Bass Control, the latest feature for acoustic correction software Dirac Live, is now officially available via a range of AV products from Bryston, Focal and StormAudio, with units from Arcam, AudioControl, JBL Synthesis and others soon to follow.  
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    StormAudio adds Dirac Live Bass Control support in update

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio adds Dirac Live Bass Control support in update
    France-based StormAudio has announced Firmware v4.0 which comes preinstalled on its MK2 devices and adds Roon compatibility and Dirac Live Bass Control add-on support. MK1 owners can download the update at no extra cost.  
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    DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos - is there any appreciable difference?

    by Andy Bassett
    DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos - is there any appreciable difference?
    Assuming a decent surround sound mix for both, do home cinema fans find any appreciable difference between DTS:X and Dolby Atmos audio formats? If so what have some of your favourite discs been?  
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    NAD now shipping T 778 flagship AVR

    by Andy Bassett
    NAD now shipping T 778 flagship AVR
    Announced back in September 2019, the anticipated 9-channel T 778 AV receiver from NAD, the respected manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, is now available.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF announces additions to Architectural Range of speakers
    KEF adds to its recently announced Ci3160REF-THX custom install speakers with new additions to its Architectural Range, including the Ci160RR-THX in-ceiling and Ci130QSfl square and Ci130QRfl round flush-mount speakers.  
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    Trinnov Altitude processors to get free DTS:X Pro upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    Trinnov Altitude processors to get free DTS:X Pro upgrade
    High-end home-cinema audio brand, Trinnov has announced that its Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors will receive a free upgrade to DTS:X Pro allowing owners to expand their home theatre audio experience.  
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    StormAudio to launch MK2 home cinema range at ISE 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    StormAudio to launch MK2 home cinema range at ISE 2020
    France based StormAudio will be using ISE 2020 to launch its MK2 line-up of AV processors and amplifiers intended for use by installers and end users alike.  
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    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?

    by Andy Bassett
    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?
    Maybe its the larger image size or perhaps there's something about the quality of reflected light but just what is it that feels so 'appealing' about a projected image? Join in the discussion here.  
  • Tech Thread

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    Advice required on controlling dust in AV rooms

    by Andy Bassett
    Advice required on controlling dust in AV rooms
    There's no getting away from it, where there's tech, there's dust being attracted to it. Aside from regular wipes downs, what do members recommend for preventing dust from settling in their tech caves in the first place?  

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