Along with the impressive DACs to come out of Bel Canto, a pair of stereo amplifiers has been launched. Both amplifiers – the e.One S125 and the REF150S – offer a 117dB dynamic range, fully balanced XLR outputs and a 125w output at 4 ohms at 1% distortion.
Panasonic’s 3D plasmas have been selling like crazy. Whether it’s the rave reviews, the association with ‘Avatar’ or Panasonic’s marketing, the end result is that the company’s US allocated 3D plasmas are sold out.
The increasingly popular Roku line of streaming media players will be getting an upgrade in the next few weeks. After automatically downloading a software patch, Roku players will be equipped with access to several new providers of internet video, photo sharing, and social networking.
It’s increasingly rare these days to find someone with a dedicated setup just for audio. Home theater setups for movie watching are more and more common, but listening to music gets relegated to the iPod and a cheap pair of in-ear headphones. According to a study conducted by Futuresource Consulting – a firm specializing in the consumer electronics market – the saving grace of home audio may be internet radio.
On June 29th the HD Radio Alliance began its latest campaign to increase consumer awareness about the benefits of HD radio. Their focus is on higher sound quality, the ability to tune in to a wider range of local stations, and the expected release of the first portable HD radio players in the end of Q3.