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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.

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GoldenEar Technology The GoldenEar sound room could easily have had attendees thinking their minds were playing audio tricks on them. Sandy Gross’ company had a full Dolby Atmos setup (7.1.4 channels) accompanying a flat-panel TV in the sound room, and it was handling the Dolby demo disc material (used everywhere at CEDIA Expo) impressively with clarity and detail. Two of GoldenEar’s Triton towers flanked the TV, so naturally it seemed they were part of the action but rather the entire setup and its great imaging came from the Invisa HTR 7000 in-ceiling speaker line that dotted the ceiling of the room. “We try to jump ahead of what [integrators] are asking for and figure out what they want but don’t know it yet,” says Gross. “So we’re showing basically an in-ceiling Atmos system and this is a good example of that. They always want something less intrusive. Atmos requires a whole load of loudspeakers to do it right, and so this is a way to do it where it virtually disappears.” Of course, Atmos systems still need the “.1” of a subwoofer to deliver the type of full-range effects that really pull a viewer into the scene, and in GoldenEar’s case it was an ideal way to show off its SuperSub XXL. The new sub (the company is working on a smaller version too) features inertially balanced 12-inch drivers on the horizontal plane augmented by patent-pending technology that adds two planar infrasonic radiators firing on the vertical plane. “It’s got inertial balancing horizontally, which we’ve seen before — several companies have subwoofers that are balanced on the horizontal plane — but this has a driver on either side and a passive radiator top and bottom, and that’s never been done before,” says Gross. “And so it’s a way of getting really tremendous performance into a relatively small box.”
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