This new Sherwood AV receiver has all of the requisite features, plus a new type of audio processor. Trinnov processing not only performs the usual equalization options, but is said to be able to electronically shift the source of sound from the actual physical location of the speaker to elsewhere in the room.
UltraLink has a solution for those long HDMI cable connections with this powered HDMI cable. It's equipped with an in-line transmitter at the source end and a receiver at the reception end. $1000 for a 100-foot run.
At somewhere north of $100,000 a pair (if you have to ask...), the striking looks of the KEF Muon speakers likely caught the eye of more than a few custom installers. But even the best sounding speakers are overmatched in the open confines of a big convention center, and the Muons were no exception
Active monitors are a rarity in the market today but JL Audio makes their break into the loudspeaker market with a great new active LCR, the Primacy. This new design is an active three-way system that has an integrated 3-channel 1,000 watt amplifier. The speaker utilizes DSP crossovers and is corrected for frequency, time and phase response.
Blu-ray players are popping up everywhere at the show this year now that the format war is over. Integra is dipping their toes into the water as well with their new DBS-6.9 Blu-ray players. It will make its debut this September as a Bonus View capable player but BD-Live does not look to be supported.
Integra follows up the winner of our processor of the year award with the new DHC-9.9 surround sound processor. This new version offers a few new features including an Ethernet connection and the first ever ISFccc feature.
Sonos had a great booth at the show to display their new wireless audio servers. I’ve been using them for quite sometime in my own home and love their performance. Sonos was showing their new slimmed down Zone Player 90 along with the new Zone Player 120.