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NEWS: Martin Logan charges up its Dynamo subwoofer

Andrew Everard Wed, 11 Jul 2007, 6:16pm

Kansas-based audio company Martin Logan, best known for its electrostatic speakers, had added a subwoofer to its range. But the Dynamo is far from the usual American 'oversized, overpriced and over here' exercise: it measures around a ...

NEWS: KEF expands Instant Theatre concept to AV speakers

Andrew Everard Tue, 10 Jul 2007, 11:17am

Having used flat-panel loudspeakers to provide surround channels by reflection from walls in its Instant Theatre systems, KEF is now bringing the concept to a range of speakers designed for use with conventional AV amps and receivers. The ...

The Best of the Week - 06/07/07

Andrew Everard Fri, 6 Jul 2007, 11:04am

We've been recovering from our trips to the annual CEDIA UK Expo, a huge show covering all aspects of custom installation - oh, and wondering if it'll ever stop raining. Meanwhile down in the bowels of WHFSV Towers, dangerously close ...

NEWS: Denon delivers home cinema surround sound from a single speaker (and a sub)

Andy Clough Fri, 6 Jul 2007, 10:22am

Home cinema 'soundbars' are nothing new - Yamaha first introduced the concept a couple of years ago with its YSP range - but they are a neat solution for those who want better sound from a flatscreen TV without all the clutter of a ...

NEWS: Consumer electronics in the green firing line

Andrew Everard Wed, 4 Jul 2007, 12:01pm

By 2010, our love affair with home entertainment systems, computers and other electronic gadgets will mean a huge increase in domestic energy consumption, needing the equivalent of 14 average-sized power stations just to keep us informed and ...

NEWS: Pioneer's BDP-LX70 Blu-ray player - coming to a dealer near you soon

Andy Clough Tue, 3 Jul 2007, 3:52pm

Arguments may still be raging over whether Blu-ray or HD DVD is winning the hi-def format war, but Pioneer is firmly in the Blu-ray camp. And to prove the point, it has just released details of its forthcoming Blu-ray player, the £1000 ...

NEWS: Denon's first DAB multichannel receiver heads for the UK

Andy Clough Tue, 3 Jul 2007, 10:56am

You'd think Denon wouldn't need any more AV receivers in its already comprehensive product range, but this beastie will be making its way to the UK in late August. The AVR-4308 is the company's first receiver with a built-in DAB ...

NEWS: Control your whole house with just one universal remote

Andy Clough Mon, 2 Jul 2007, 5:07pm

Let's face it, juggling several different remote controls to manage your TV, DVD player, surround system and Sky box is a right old pain. Which is where universal remotes come in. The latest Philips Pronto touch-screen remote can be ...

NEWS: Arcam's new speakers for Solo music and movie systems go on sale

Dominic Dawes Mon, 2 Jul 2007, 10:52am

Arcam's new range of speaker packages for its Solo Music and Solo Movie 5.1 systems are now available in silver and black. We first reported on them in our Munich show roundup last month, and you can now pick up the full 5.1 surround sound ...

NEWS: The world's smallest 1080p projector

Dominic Dawes Thu, 28 Jun 2007, 4:49pm

If you have the room, the (low) light conditions and the inclination, there is still no better way to reproduce those big-screen thrills in your living room than a good projector. And this 1080p-compatible little beauty is more compact and ...