May 21, 2014
Harman to acquire AMX: after the light comes control
Harman International Industries announced it has signed an agreement with The Duchossois Group, Inc. and its affiliates to acquire AMX LLC for US$365 million. AMX is a leading provider of enterprise control and automation systems and audio and video switching and distributing solutions. AMX will be integrated into Harman’s Professional division.
May 21, 2014
New Active Studio Monitors with Bluetooth from Samson
Samson Technologies has a new addition to their already impressively affordable and reliable line of monitor speakers. The MediaOne BT Active Studio Monitors with Bluetooth are available in three models, sold as packaged stereo pairs. The MediaOne BT3 ($99), MediaOne BT4 ($149) and MediaOne BT5 ($199) monitors are the latest products from Samson that feature the ability to wirelessly connect to music sources via Bluetooth. Samson is hosting a contest starting on July 18 giving away a pair to a lucky winner before they are available in stores. Read on.
May 21, 2014
High End Show 2014: The Most Impressive Ever
From 15 to 18 May 2014, visitors flocked to the Munich MOC and the 33rd High End Show confirmed its position as the world’s most important location for high-quality audio and consumer electronics with 452 exhibitors from 40 countries (+25%) and 17,855 visitors (+10%). The show, promoted by the High End Society is now more international than ever.
May 20, 2014
Audiofile releases Spectre 1.7 Realtime Analysis Suite
Audiofile announced a major update to Spectre, the popular real-time audio analysis suite for OS X. The new version currently featured on the Mac App Store and named a “Best New App”, is available for 50% off the original price for a limited time. Ideal for any audio professional, Spectre is packed with 20 different multi-channel and multi-trace meters including Level, VU, Spectrograph, Oscilloscope, Spectrogram, LU and LU History.
May 20, 2014
Free PreSonus SL Room Control for StudioLive AI-series Loudspeakers
PreSonus announced that it's now shipping free SL Room Control, which is an easy-to-use system-control and performance-monitoring software for StudioLive AI Active Integration loudspeakers. SL Room Control connects to the loudspeaker-management processor on each AI-series loudspeaker. It works wirelessly or over a wired (Ethernet) LAN. SL Room Control provides access to pro system-alignment controls for customizing each StudioLive AI-series speaker on the network. It compensates for room anomalies, eliminates feedback, and more.
May 19, 2014
Tang Band D52-1 Two-Way Speaker Kit
Do you want to build your own speakers with little risk of them ending up as unsuccessful souvenirs? Do you want to familiarize yourself with a speaker’s electronics and building aspects but still have a nice sounding system? Then the Tang Band D52-1 is definitely a speaker kit we can recommend. We already tried it for you!
May 11, 2014
OPPO Digital confirms availability of HA-1 Headphone Amplifier
Like many technology companies in Silicon Valley, OPPO Digital is continuously working on bringing new ideas and new products to customers. Over the past 8 years, OPPO has developed and released a series of award-winning universal DVD and Blu-ray players. But just as video has entered the Ultra HD era, OPPO Digital acknowledges audio is evolving with the rise of high-resolution music and a renewed interest in personal audio. Aiming at demanding customers in the personal audio space OPPO has announced the new PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone and HA-1 Headphone Amplifier. The PM-1's became available middle April and the HA-1 one month later.