Marantz has announced two new receivers, both of which introduce some networking features to the company's AVR line. The $499 NR1504 and $649 NR1604 both offer streaming audio from Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify, but only the 1604 gives you Apple AirPlay for easy streaming from your iOS device. The 1604 also gives you 7.1 channels of audio, while its little brother offers 5.1.
DEI has made some significant shifts in the company structure and is now putting Polk, Definitive and Boom under the banner of Sound United. According to the parent company, this won't mean that the brands will merge, but that they will be able to more easily share resources between one another.
It’s an exciting time for TVs. After a few years of relative stability, several new technologies are fighting for dominance. UHDTV sets are hitting the market, as are OLED and a few different takes on each. LG’s latest is unique in that it uses technology traditionally only seen in projectors. The Korean company will be employing lasers.
Lyngdorf Audio is known for creating high-end components, but what they’re not known for is giving them clever names. The company is done with their typical naming conventions of a few letters and numbers jumbled together and they’re looking for something new. They’re giving you the chance to name their latest integrated amp, and if they choose your name, the company will give you the first one to roll off of the production line.
The folks at Panasonic will be adding new voice control tech to their 2013 TV lineup. Though the company has given customers options like this before, this is the first time Panasonic will be using the specific Dragon TV tech from Nuance.