CES 2018 News: HiFi and AV Show Report & Discussion

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Ed Selley, Jan 14, 2018.


    1. Ed Selley

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      It seems as though there is no such thing as a 'Hifi' these days. I have wanted a 'traditional' hifi for the bedroom or even something like my old Technics 5.1 Hifi and 5xDVD player that finally gave up a few years ago. I miss my old Kenwood system I had before that too...
       
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      Great recap, lots of things to lust after in there.

      Delighted to see Emotiva getting a mention as I’ve only ever heard great things about them.
      Once upon a time I was looking to get a Nad 3020d along with a pair of Neat Atoms but I couldn’t source them easily in Ireland.
      Very keen to see your review of the Beyerdynamic - that sounds interesting if it works.
       
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      Interesting that Yamaha had no audio on display. What Hi-Fi giving only 3 stars to last years Aventage 3070 AVR must have diminished sales.
       
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      Any idea on the cost of the soundot?
       
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      True but CES isn't the place for those, it's more techie than audiophile-centric.
       
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      CES used to be important for Hifi - no different from their in-car audio that is still at CES in a big way but with the decline of the Hifi, there are very few still making all in one units. Hifi is still tech but its now been replaced by digital streaming rather than HiFi's with CD, radio, tape and record decks. Its now 'speakers' that can connect to a main box wirelessly to deliver audio around the house from your digital library.

      I know some still do 'micro hifis' or portable radios but these don't seem to attract much coverage or maybe don't appear at CES because they are not 'new' tech.
       
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      I'm guessing you guys didn't get to warm your hands on the new flagship 8500 Denon ?
       
    9. Ed Selley

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      It was on the Denon stand in the central hall but it wasn't running and the power went out before I was able to revisit.
       
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      The video shows a price for the Beast , (presume its for all of them) , $19,149
       
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      Well, I've bought a Euromillions ticket...
       
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      If I win the Lottery this week I will order 2, one for me and you.
       

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