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Michael Heiss

Michael Heiss

CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss is a contributing editor to Residential Systems out of Sherman Oaks, CA.

  • News

    Why Apple’s Home Kit is Neither Threat Nor Savior to the Custom Channel

    December 27, 2016

    In the rumors surrounding the lead-up to the WWDC there was a fair amount of guessing that WWDC would see some things that are more directly related to what we do in the Residential Systems world. As is always the case when trying to second guess in advance what Apple will do, some of the speculation proved not to be true while some was closer to the mark.

  • Technology

    Google Steps Up Its Game

    October 31, 2016

    With the Google Assistant central to all the new products, that vision of an ecosystem was the underlying premise behind the announcements at the company's October product introduction event.

  • Technology

    Roku Refreshes Streaming Devices Line

    September 26, 2016

    Although the 4K-capable Roku 4 was introduced about a year ago, the heart of the Roku line has not been refreshed for some time. That all changed today with the introduction of five new models.

  • Technology

    TiVo Introduces the High-End Bolt+

    September 12, 2016

    For a $50 price increase, the Bolt+ delivers a considerably improved package of features. Priced at $499, the new Bolt+ will be shown at CEDIA and available on September 15 at retail, through Amazon, and direct from TiVo and through custom install dealer channels.

  • Technology

    PlayStation Adds 4K and HDR

    September 08, 2016

    The new PlayStation4 Pro (CUH-7000) will be priced at $399 with a 1TB hard drive when it's available in November

  • Technology

    VR, UHD: Game Changers From E3

    July 29, 2016

    Coming out of E3 it is clear that within the next 12 to 18 months things will change not only with regard to what console games are played on, but what they are watched on and what their functionality is.

  • News

    Sony Launches New Z Series High-End Flat Panels

    July 21, 2016

    There are two interesting tussles going on in the TV industry in recent years. One pits the remaining Japanese legacy brands, such as Sony, versus Korean giants LG and Samsung. The other, within the market for high-end flat-panel displays, has the OLED camp—led by LG—competing against high-end, quantum dot/nano-crystal, LED-illuminated models.

  • Technology

    To 4K, and Beyond!

    June 03, 2016

    The National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show has been a good milepost on the way to wherever we are collectively going, and this year’s event, held in Las Vegas back in mid April, was no exception.

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BP900 Family

The full BP900 speaker family

Full Shot

BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker

At the Base

A close up of the base of Definitive Technology’s BP9060 and its height-channel module

Logo Glamor

The iconic Definitive Technology logo.

From Above

Looking down at the Definitive Technology BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker

At Home

An example of the BP9060 speaker towers at home.


The CS9080 component center channel speaker

CS9080 2

The back panel of the CS9080

CS9080 3

A width up shot of the CS9080


The A90 component height modules

A90 Integrated

The A90 height module integrated with the BP9060 tower speaker