CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss is a contributing editor to Residential Systems out of Sherman Oaks, CA.
Google Home Mini, available On October 19 at $49.99 could be said to be Google’s answer to Amazon’s Dot. Google Home Max is at the higher end of the scale with a $399 price that tops Apple’s HomePod by $50 and is double the retail of the new Sonos One.
Monday’s WWDC keynote presentation software and hardware announcements were, for the most part, in line with rumors and expectations. For those of us in the residential and consumer world, however, there was more than meets the eye…or ears.
The new showroom space will enable the Dallas-based company to provide Southern California interior design firms to give clients an in-person, first-hand, demonstration of a wide range seating and interior finish materials well beyond the ability of most firms to stock themselves.
Samsung’s new QLED TVs and their latest UltraHD Blu-ray player has hit retail shelves starting with a “World Premiere” event at Los Angeles-based Video & Audio Center’s (VAC) store at the Topanga Village Mall in Woodland Hills, CA.
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The current, fourth-generation Apple TV was introduced only a year ago, but given the fast pace of progress in the streaming devices category, it has fallen behind the competition. As reported here over the last few weeks, Roku has totally refreshed its product line, including three new 4K models and two with HDR. Similarly, Google will ship the new Chromecast Ultra by mid-November with 4K, HDR-10...
On the surface, it might appear that the announcements from Tuesday’s Google product introduction event was about, well, products. There were certainly more than enough new products to fill a shopping cart. The underlying message, however, may well have been what Google Inc.’s CEO, Sundar Pichai called “…a move from mobile first to AI first.”
Games aside, Microsoft’s big news at E3 was the introduction of Xbox One S. Sony focused on virtual reality.
For the most part, what was said was expected. A new iPhone, the “SE,” that combines the 4-inch screen of the older iPhone 5 and 5s generation models with innards that, exclusive of some higher-end functions, is identical to the current iPhone 6S/6S Plus models.
Danish loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio brought an inaugural group of “ambassadors” to its headquarters and factory in Skanderborg, Denmark...
Andrew Werdean, Dynaudio CEO of Americas, addresses the gathered ambassadors in a Danish pub.
The tour was part of the launch of Dynaudio’s Ambassador Program, an initiative that introduces dealers to the Dynaudio brand and product line.
Highlights of the trip included a visit to the Danish national broadcast center, DR-Byen, which features more than 400 Dynaudio speakers, as well as e...
Guests in attendance included personnel from Admit One, Atlantic Stereo, Audio Vision SF, Boca Theater & Automation, Crescendo, Eagle Sentry, Envi...
Part of the Dynaudio factory tour included a hands-on listening session.
The Øresund river in Copenhagen.
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