15 Awesome A/V Applications from CEDIA Expo 2015
From immersive and wireless audio to 4K RGB laser video, planter speakers, day-and-date movie releases, more OLED, big sound out of small speakers and much more, we take a look at some great audio and video statements made at CEDIA Expo 2015.
Madison Fielding One of the coolest looking audio demonstrations at CEDIA Expo had to be Madison Fielding’s Piermont speakers. The company offers the speakers in three sizes and multiple configurations, whether you want dispersion coming from just the front of the speaker, the sides or the front and sides. At $6,000 per pair the Piermonts are not going to be for everyone, but for those clients who really want to make a statement in their outdoor patios (or even areas indoors) these are certainly statement speakers. The wood is Costa Rican teak that has been reforested, and Madison Fielding carefully crafts each speaker with 100 slats of it (25 per side). Demonstrating the Piermonts in a surround-sound configuration on the show floor playing clips from David Gilmour’s “Live in Gdansk” concert, the music sounded as lush as the speakers looked. “We took a three-way system with 10-inch woofers and they’re inside the Piermonts, and they’re made here in the U.S. with imported teak from Costa Rica that’s a renewable resource,” explains company owner/president Art Powers Sr. (Art Powers Sr. and Jr. were both manning the booth). “This is the first time we’ve gotten into exotic woods. … The design is a big part of it, and we wanted the sound to equal it.” Additionally, Madison Fielding is rolling out a line of amplifiers, which will deliver 225 or 300 watts to two channels or 225 watts to four channels. The company is looking at a January timeframe.Back to article
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