Home Theater

Paradigm, MartinLogan, Anthem Make Waves at CES 2017

Audiophiles and CE pros can check out what's new in Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem speakers at CES 2017. We're talking in-wall speakers, DTS:X compatibility and outdoor audio.

Paradigm, MartinLogan, Anthem Make Waves at CES 2017
Anthem's new DTS updates enable its MRX 720 and MRX 1120 (pictured here) to produce an immersive audio experience through the DTS:X format.

Robert Archer · January 5, 2017

Three of the custom installation market's favorite brands made significant announcements at CES 2017.

Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem AV reinforced their commitments to reasonably priced, high-performance audio in both the stereo and home theater categories.

Dealers can expect to see these products within the next several weeks. 

Paradigm Marries High-Performance with Discreet Integration

Paradigm has released six new LCR in-wall speakers: CI Pro P5, P3, P1 and CI Elite E7, E5 and E3. The company says these products are designed to provide professional integrators with a choice of high-performance speakers that discretely integrate into home spaces. 

“These LCRs are the ideal speakers for anyone currently designing a home theater, or looking to upgrade the sound performance in their current room,” says Zoltan Balla, director of brand management, Paradigm. “It’s easy to achieve optimal sound with excellent sonic clarity and impact in any room layout, with the option to pair these LCRs with our current offering of CI Pro/Elite in-ceiling and in-wall speakers.” 

Paradigm points out that its latest architectural speakers complement its existing CI Pro and Elite products. The speakers are engineered to deliver the best possible sound from gaming, movie and musical content. 

The CI Pro series feature bezel-free micro-perforated grilles with unobtrusive aesthetics. The CI Elite builds upon the features of the CI Pro series through the addition of oversized voice coils and X-PAL pure aluminum woofer cones.

Paradigm is exhibiting in the Venetian (#30-115 and #30-117).

Anthem Incorporates Object-Based Audio

Anthem has announced DTS:X compatibility for a few of its products. Through an easy-to-execute software update, the company's AVM 60 pre-amplifier/processor and MRX 720 and 1120 A/V receivers will be able to deliver immersive audio through the addition of DTS' object-based surround sound format DTS:X. 

“We are proud to announce that Anthem owners can now access this sound experience in their own home,” says Nick Plastis, product manager, Anthem. “As the catalog of movies, TV shows and video games featuring DTS:X continues to grow, we know our customers are excited to be able to take full advantage of this emerging technology.”

The AVM 60 is an 11.2 pre-amplifier/processor, and the MRX 720 and 1120 are part of Anthem’s third generation of MRX series of A/V receivers. 

Anthem says the receivers also incorporate Dolby Atmos, as well as its ARC Anthem Room Correction equalization software suite, DTS Play-Fi compatibility, HDMI 2.0a, and options for two subwoofers out (parallel).

Anthem AV is co-located with Paradigm in the Venetian.

MartinLogan Sounds Off in the Great Outdoors

Installation pros will find MartinLogan's new Outdoor Living line of outdoor speakers at its booth at CES. The product line includes the Outdoor Sat 40 and Outdoor Sat 60 satellite speakers, which feature 4-inch and 6-inch woofers respectively, along with other features like 3/4-inch tweeters and a switchable input option, allowing installers to select 8-Ohm, 70-Volt, and 100-Volt operational parameters.

Augmenting the Sat 40 and Sat 60 speakers, MartinLogan is also offering the Dynamo Outdoor Sub 100 and Dynamo Outdoor Sub 120 subterranean subwoofers. These outdoor subs feature 10-inch and 12-inch woofers each respectively. All of the products are supported with mounting accessories that include a ground stake, surface mount bracket and burial conduit junction.

The Outdoor Living speakers are offered in a dark bronze finish. Each of the outdoor satellite speakers are manufactured in sealed, waterproof enclosures built with heavy-duty ABS plastic that is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures ranging from -20 degrees to 150-degrees, as well as the elements.

MartinLogan is exhibiting in the Venetian (#30-118).



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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Home Theater · AV Receivers · Speakers · Loudspeakers · Architectural · Object Based Surround Components · Audio/Video · Distributed Audio · Events · CES · Products · Anthem AV · DTS:X · MartinLogan · Paradigm · All Topics
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