Theo Nicolakis for TechHive: Have you ever seen a presentation explaining the difference between the second and third dimensions? If you were to step into a 2D world, it would be like living inside a piece of paper—an entire universe completely flat in its existence. Objects could exist only on a single plane, left, right, straight ahead, or behind. In mathematical terms, you would have only an X axis and a Y axis. In a 2D world, the concepts of “up” or “down” do not exist. There is no Z axis. Jump back over to the third dimension and you’ll encounter an entire world of sights and sounds above and below in addition to all around. Step into a 3D world and you’ll immediately feel as though things are more realistic, more natural, more true-to-life. Imagine how difficult it would be to explain to a person living in a 2D world what the 3D world looks like, feels like, and sounds like. Cont'd...
Wireless multiroom-audio pioneer Sonos will open up its API to make it easier for home-automation suppliers to integrate with Sonos speakers and soundbars without having to reverse-engineer Sonos software. But Sonos isn’t saying when. The “next big thing for us” will be “opening aspects of our platform so other companies [home-automation suppliers] can work with it,” Michael Papish, platform strategies director, told TWICE during the CEDIA Expo. Sonos wants to provide home-automation users with “the right amount of control without compromising sound quality and ease of use,” he said, without saying when the API would be available. For years, home-automation suppliers have reverse-engineered Sonos technology to create applications enabling their home-automation systems to control Sonos systems, and Sonos “won’t cut them off,” Papish said. But when Sonos makes software updates, the reverse-engineered solutions “might not work,” he said. Creating a “standardized protocol” will prevent that problem, he said. Cont'd...
An ideal loudspeaker would reproduce sound which a listener would find indistinguishable from that coming directly from a sound source.
By: Joseph Palenchar for Twice: Sales growth is slowing in wireless multiroom audio even as more companies enter a market whose top brand – Sonos — enjoys almost a 90 percent dollar share of the market at the retail level. So you’d think the market would be in the midst of a shakeout, shrinking margins, and a downward spiral in average selling prices. But you’d be wrong, at least for now. Some audio suppliers see ASPs and retail-level margins holding steady or rising as high-performance audio brands begin to play in a market established by Sonos 10 years ago. And they aren’t too worried yet about slowing growth because the household penetration rate is still very low. Only 2 percent, or 3 million, of the country’s 116 million households have wireless multiroom-audio speakers, according to estimates from Yamaha, which entered the market in August. Cont'd...
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The Audiophile Speaker System in a Teak Planter to be Featured at the Washington DC Audio Show
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Yamaha Unveils the CX-A5100: Flagship AVENTAGE Preamp Delivers 3D Surround Sound, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and MusicCast
Yamaha today introduced the flagship AVENTAGE CX-A5100, the second generation of its powerhouse AV preamplifier.
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This significant restructure will strengthen future growth, speed up delivery times and ensure better customer support.
Chinese manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers avoid price competition with in-house design, innovation, and multi-functional use, according to Chinavasion.com
New system offers more than background music, delivers superior audio throughout the home from virtually any source with intuitive app control
New Speakers Pair Versatility with Premium Sound for an Enhanced Listening Experience
ZVOX the pioneer in sound bar and SoundBase concept home theater announces new low price on its premier Platinum Series SoundBase 770 surround sound system.
The SonaFlex is known for bringing musicality to residential and light commercial installations, and with the new hardware, firmware, and software utilities, Audio Authority has taken the complexity out of installation.
New Sound Bar Revolutionizes the Home Viewing Experience with Exceptional Sound, Intuitive Controls and Convenience-Enhancing Features
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