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Kaleidescape Names Software Exec as New CEO

Software executive Tayloe Stansbury to succeed founder Cheena Srinivasan, who remains as executive vice president.

Jason Knott · November 17, 2020

Metra HDMI Audio De-Embedder

Ethereal 4K HDMI Audio De-Embedder with Downmixing

Adding to its selection of problem-solving devices, Metra Home Theater has just announced that its Ethereal HDMI Audio De-Embedder with Downmixing is now available. The device (catalog# CS-HDMABOD) enables professional integrators to take an HDMI signal and de-embed the audio from that signal for use with either an optical audio connection or stereo analog RCA […]

Robert Archer · November 17, 2020

2020 Q3 Home Entertainment Spending

Consumers Spend $7B in Home Entertainment in Q3

With COVID-19 keeping people at home, the public’s at-home entertainment shifted from new releases to catalog titles during the third quarter of 2020.

Robert Archer · November 16, 2020

CE Pro Podcast #32: Getting Up to Speed on HDMI 2.1 System Installs

HDMI Forum president David Glen talks about Ultra High Speed cable certification; enhanced gaming and video features; PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X releases; and more.

Arlen Schweiger · November 13, 2020

KRK Classic 5 pair front

Hands-On: KRK Classic 5 Powered Monitor Bridges Pro and Consumer Audio

The new KRK Classic 5 is an affordable powered speaker that can be used for recording projects, as well as home AV systems where performance, value and ergonomics are prioritized.

Robert Archer · November 13, 2020

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SnapAV Adds Greg Simmons in Exec Role; Charlie Kindel to Depart

Greg Simmons becomes VP, Industry Partnerships for SnapAV, which announced personnel promotions as well as Charlie Kindel’s departure; product development investment for ‘centers of excellence.’

Arlen Schweiger · November 12, 2020

Enclave Audio CineHome PRO wireless audio

Why Now’s a Perfect Time to Pitch Wireless Audio

With ever-increasing demand for home entertainment as the pandemic presses on, surround-sound upgrades can be simple to give homeowners big theater audio without the dedicated theater room.

CE Pro Editors · November 12, 2020

PSB PWM Lenbrook 2020

Lenbrook Meets the Challenges of 2020 and Looks ahead

Stephen Baker of Lenbrook explains how the company overcame the difficulties presented by COVID-19 to introduce new NAD, Bluesound, PSB, and DALI products, and its adoption of new training initiatives to better ensure its dealers’ success during these strange times.

Robert Archer · November 12, 2020

TIDAL Masters Catalog

TIDAL adds MQA Encoded Tracks to Bolster Masters Catalog

TIDAL, has added millions of tracks in MQA from Warner Music Group to its Masters catalog. TIDAL, in partnership with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), provides guaranteed delivery of the original sound recording with TIDAL Masters. The service says now music fans can listen to an expanded Masters catalog, featuring iconic albums from artists such as […]

Robert Archer · November 12, 2020

Vanco EVEXFBR1 receiver

EVEXFBR1 HDMI Extender over Fiber with IR and RS-232

Introducing a pair of HDMI extenders, Vanco has announced its new Evolution by Vanco EVEXFBR1 HDMI extender and  Evolution by Vanco EVEXFBK1 HDMI extender. Vanco says the EVEXFBR1 HDMI extender over fiber provides bi-directional IR (20kHz to 60kHz) for source and/or display control, and RS-232 for additional control options. The other new product from Vanco […]

Robert Archer · November 12, 2020