See in Video the new products in the Cabasse multi-room music streaming line-up, Cabasse Stream 1 and Stream Source, that join the Stream 3 in the product range, as well as the new app (Android or Apple) for tablets and smart-phones to enjoy your music libraries on all the Stream players connected throughout the house with the choice of compatible audio formats up to 24 bits / 96 kHz (WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, MP3, PCM).
The Bowers & Wilkins award winning 600 Series now has six new speakers that significantly improve every element of the design by combining technology from their high-end speakers with all new engineering solutions unique to the range. Bowers & Wilkins has set the objective to offer high audio performance, power and a stylish package at an affordable price point so that everyone can enjoy their music, whether it be for hi-fi or home cinema. The new range will reach you local dealer soon, so let’s have a look at some of the technologies before you go have a listen.
The Waterfall Audio flagship speaker Niagara is now using platinium glass to enable them to be perfectly coordinated with the other speakers in the range for those clients wanting to create a home cinema system in beautiful glass using the Victoria or Iguascu as surround speakers. Watch the video to admire that Waterfall has also reduced the thickness of the glass down to 10 mm, as well as, particularly, the quality of the bevelled glass horn tweeter that takes more than 10 hours to achieve.
Arcam’s new SongBook App, brings full UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support to the new Arcam airDAC and updates the UPnP streaming for eight other key Arcam components, all of which feature Arcam’s advanced network streaming music player.
Cabasse unveiled at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 the new multi-room synchronised playback facility for its range of Stream players and access to over 30 million tracks from Deezer, allowing users to easily start playing via their smartphone their favourite music wherever they are throughout the home. The partnership with Deezer means that Cabasse offers an attractive alternative to other multi-room solutions, including long-standing market leader Sonos, while producing high quality music playback which is a cornerstone of the Cabasse philosophy.
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) opened the doors this morning for the next three days on the 2014 Edition which promises to be the biggest and best ever. Before looking at the details of new products and some of this year’s innovations, we feel it is important to get a bit of perspective and give a mega “Hats Off” to the partners behind this Trade Event that started in 2004, and, in particular, to Mike Blackman, the Managing Director, and all of his staff. If all our companies had growth rates like this we would be more than ecstatic. A few numbers….
Bowers & Wilkins has launched the P5 Maserati Edition Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones. Once again the two companies are collaborating to make a very exclusive product as these headphones follow in the heritage of Bowers & Wilkins 805 Maserati Edition loudspeaker and Bowers & Wilkins uniquely tuned in-car audio systems for the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte.
In today’s fast-paced world full of change, preserving traditions seems to have gotten a bit lost by some, but not at McIntosh. On the outside, the MA8000 integrated amplifier has the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters that have become the signature image of this mythical brand since they were first created over half a century ago. However, on the inside of this new flagship model we find a 300 watt per channel amplifier combined with a full-functioned preamp in one space-saving unit as well as many modern technology innovations.
EOps NOISEZERO O2+ are the World’s first on-ear headphones to feature COMPLY Premium Headphone pads that feature a high-tech patent pending construction that combines a comfortable COMPLY Flex-Coat surface coating with a special body-heat activated memory foam formulation. In terms of comfort, the super soft COMPLY Premium Headphone pads can distribute forces evenly around the ear, reducing them by over 35% at anatomical pressure points when compared with generic headphone pads.
Noel Lee, CEO of Monster Audio, presented at CES the 750+ watt, 10-speaker custom-designed audio system that they developed for the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster which is controlled by an Android-based wind-shield mounted touch-screen with dashboard, door, and headrest-mounted speakers. Well you say OK the car is beautiful (should be with a 3.3 mio € price tag) and the system sounds great (you can do a lot when you spend about 36,000€) but why write about this for normal human beings? We follow closely what Noel Lee does as he is a real visionary with marketing savvy, from cable to when he jumped into headphones at a good time with a strategy that has proven to be a big sales success.
In a headphone market jam-packed today with in-ear, on-ear, and over-ear products, the British audio innovator, Damson, showcased at the CES 2014 an audio advancement they call “out-of-the-ear” technology that could take “feeling” music into another dimension with the company’s first offering in the wireless headphone category, Headbones™, a radically new design utilizing the temporal bone and inner-ear structure to deliver a headphone experience that can be both heard and felt.
In honour of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the world’s first digital loudspeaker, the D600, Meridian has announced a new Special Edition series of DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, featuring their latest innovations in digital loudspeaker system design including a beryllium domed tweeter, new electronics and firmware as well as driver clamp rings to deliver the highest-performing Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeaker available to-date.
As the CES has just closed its doors on a record breaking show, it’s now only 3 weeks before Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) will open at the Amsterdam RAI, once again filling all 12 halls in anticipation of over 45,000 attendees from 140 countries.