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Startup Nativ Launches High-Resolution Audio System

Newly announced high-resolution audio system from startup Nativ supports Apple Music and Spotify and stores up to 4TB of music.

Robert Archer · April 15, 2016

MoCA 2.5 Spec Released with 2Gbps Data Rate

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has released its MoCA 2.5 specification that enables actual data rates of 2Gbps, plus additional features for network management and security.

Jason Knott · April 13, 2016

Yamaha Augments Wireless MusicCast Line with WXA-50 Amp & WXC-50 Preamp

The $500 WXA-50 can be used in tandem with speakers to create a wireless audio zone, while the $350 WXC-50 can be paired with an amp or A/V receiver to add a zone of wireless audio.

Robert Archer · April 12, 2016

Vivaldi 2.0 Digital Audio System from dCS Supports TIDAL, AirPlay and Spotify

Described as a cost no object, state-of-the-art digital audio playback solution, Vivaldi 2.0 is designed to play just about every audio format used in the consumer industry.

Robert Archer · April 11, 2016

DaVinci Group Co-Founder Dan Kippycash Passes Away at 49

The veteran consumer electronics executive was hospitalized before succumbing to an illness.

Robert Archer · April 05, 2016

KEF Hydro Blaster Spray Removes Water Vapor, Improves Wireless Audio Sound

KEF Hydro Blaster is an aerosol spray ($99.99 per can) claims to radically improve transmission of wireless audio signals.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2016

Lawsuit Hints Crestron to Launch 4K Streaming this Year

Home automation leader Crestron Electronics says it plans to release new 4K streaming technology this year, based on information detailed in a now-resolved lawsuit.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

Meridian America Announces New Pricing Policies

Meridian America Inc. (MAI) has announced new pricing and dealer policies that are designed to aid dealers better compete in today’s marketplace.

Robert Archer · March 29, 2016

Vizio P-Series 4K TVs Provide HDR Picture Quality at Competitive Prices

Available in a choice of 50-, 55-, 65- and 75-inch screens, Vizio’s P-Series Ultra HD 4K TVs include the SmartCast app for complete control.

Robert Archer · March 28, 2016