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Sound Off: Can Object-Based and Channel-Based Encoding Coexist?

When it comes to immersive audio, you don’t have to choose between object-based or channel-based encoding. Here’s how to make them work together for perfect 3D home theater surround sound.

Wilfried Van Baelen · August 14, 2017

James Q-Series Speaker with Built-In Subs Complements Home Decor

If you prefer beauty over stealth, James Loudspeaker’s Q-Series speakers with built-in subwoofers can compliment elegant home theater systems.

Robert Archer · August 02, 2017

Monitor Audio SB-4 Soundbar Designed for Large HDTVs

Monitor Audio says its SB-4 soundbar is engineered to match the dimensions of HDTVs 70 inches and larger. The soundbar features dual 4-inch C-CAM drivers and single 1-inch C-CAM tweeters in each of its three channels.

Robert Archer · April 25, 2017

Rotel RAP-1580 Combines Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Amplification in Single Chassis

Rotel’s RAP-1580 Home Theater Surround Amplified Porcessor conserves rack space in tight environments without sacrificing object-based surround sound.

Robert Archer · April 06, 2017

Next Level Acoustics’ Fusion Reference Soundbar Complements Flat-Panel TVs

The Fusion Reference Soundbar is Next Level Acoustics’ flagship 3-channel on-wall bar speaker system intended for 75-inches or larger televisions.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2017

Are Integrators Deceiving Clients with Their Immersive Audio Setups?

Adding speakers for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro 3D to create great immersive audio only works if extra speakers’ signals are processed individually, but most surround sound processors only offer 11 channels. It’s a problem.

Jason Knott · March 24, 2017

Review: Morel SoundWall Surface Speakers Install Easy

CE Pro tested the Morel SoundWall Surface Speakers on our own Dax Tarantino’s home renovation. Check out this hands-on review.

CE Pro Editors · March 24, 2017

ATC’s C3C Ver. 3 Center Channel Speaker Now Available

ATC’s C3C Ver. 3 center channel speaker is designed to match its SCM7 and SCM11 home audio speakers to help professional integrators create high-performance multichannel audio systems.

Robert Archer · March 22, 2017

A New Height in Home Theater Audio

SpeakerCraft Celebrates 40 years of innovation with this award-winning AIM Series 2 addition.

Advertorial · September 29, 2016

KEF R50 Speaker Addresses Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Configurations

Dolby’s Atmos surround sound technology is the latest format to enter the home theater market. With the R50 speaker from KEF, installers can offer their clients a solution that retrofits their existing systems or can be combined with the Q series, R series or Reference series of products to accurately reproduce Atmos soundtracks.

Robert Archer · September 17, 2014