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11 Audio Demos That Rocked CEDIA 2017

Sound rooms and other booths at the San Diego Convention Center rocked with options for your next A/V media room or home theater project. We heard great things from MartinLogan, Pro Audio Technology, RBH Sound, Harman, Emotiva and more.

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GoldenEar Technology

GoldenEar Technology’s Dolby Atmos demo featured a front LCR array of its new $999/each Invisa Signature Point Source speakers, Invisa HTR7000 height channels and Invisa MPX surrounds, as well as a pair of SuperSub X subwoofers. A Trinnov processor, Parasound amplifiers and Oppo disc player fed the speakers, which offered excellent detail and imaging for things like hearing wind whipping around Mount Everest, bows and arrows being ready for firing in Game of Thrones, and shell casings dropping in Unbroken. “They’re very natural sounding, very dynamic, and they image like a bandit,” Gross said of the speaker setup. “They sound well with home theater and music. The cherry on top of the sundae is the music.” The Beach Boys’ “In My Room” with its rich harmonies and percussion highlighted that, along with a good mix of tracks that demonstrated similarly rich deep male vocals, female vocals, chamber music and more.
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