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U.S. Debut of Voxativ Zeth and Hagen Loudspeakers

Voxativ & highend-electronics announce the U.S. Debut of Voxativ Zeth and Hagen Loudspeakers:

Apple Valley, CA June 4, 2016:

highend-electronics and Voxativ are very proud to announce the U.S. debut of the brand new Voxativ Zeth floor-standing and Hagen bookshelf/stand-mounted loudspeakers.

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ECLIPSE TO SHOWCASE 2.2 AUDIO AT T.H.E. SHOW

ECLIPSE TO SHOWCASE 2.2 AUDIO AT T.H.E. SHOW

ECLIPSE24th May 2016, London: ECLIPSE, the high-performance loudspeaker division within Fujitsu Ten, the multi-billion- dollar global technology giant, will be presenting a high-performance ‘2.2’ audio system at T.H.E Show, Newport, California (June 03 rd to 05 th 2016) Room 410

ECLIPSE will be presenting stereo with a difference at this year’s T.H.E Show (The Home Entertainment Show) with a 2.2 system that showcases the company’s accurate sound technology and ‘invisible loudspeaker’ sonic presentation.

Following the company’s successful participation at The Home Entertainment Show in 2015, plus numerous other US shows in recent months, including the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and CES, ECLIPSE will be returning to the US once again, supporting their US distributor On A Higher Note (www.onahighernote.com).

ECLIPSE’s incredible 2.2 system comprises two TD510ZMK2 speakers (£3,840 pair), complemented by two TD520SW subwoofers (£3,000 each). The system has been optimised to reproduce the huge soundstage and holographic imaging that ECLIPSE has become known for, making the speakers seem ‘invisible’. ECLIPSE’s TD510ZMK2 stand-mount speakers nestle just beneath the flagship TD712ZMK2 with the TD520SW subwoofer being the more affordable of ECLIPSE’s two offerings.

In addition to the main 2.2 system, ECLIPSE will also have its award-winning Airplay-ready high-resolution- enabled TD-M1 ultimate desktop audio system on demonstration. High performance partnering electronics will be provided by Luxman.

ECLIPSE will be in Room 410 looking forward to welcoming visitors. Click here to read the full Press Release.

Blue Coast Records

Demos of on-demBlue Coastand DSD streaming, live performances and recordings, artist interviews, new releases, giveaways–and much, much more, June 2nd-5th, at the Hotel Irvine!

Blue Coast Records producer, engineer, head honcha and impresaria Cookie Marenco will present a number of special live events at The Home Entertainment Show (THE Show)/Newport Beach, held at the Hotel Irvine, Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th.There will be equipment demos, live performances by many Blue Coast artists, signing events, and much more.

Activities will kick off on Press Day, June 2nd, in the Blue Coast exhibit rooms, 411& 412, from 2-6 PM:

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See Prism Sound Audiophile & Prism Sound Test and Measurement

the-show-newport-eblastSee Prism Sound Audiophile & Prism Sound Test and Measurement at the T.H.E Show Newport – Room 437

Prism Sound Audiophile

CALLIA – Music playback the way it should be.

CALLIA is a USB and S/PDIF digital preamplifier incorporating the finest Digital to Analogue converter technology with line level outputs, plus an independent low-impedance headphone output channel with its own volume control. For your stereo loudspeaker system or headphone listening, Callia is the new reference.

Prism Sound do not mass produce electronics. Our products are specialized performance devices built for the most discerning listeners where sophisticated and innovative technologies set them apart. Prism Sound has been building world-leading digital audio products for over 28 years and has built an enviable reputation for unbeatable performance and technical excellence. Callia sets a new standard of neutrality and sonic excellence that immerses you in the musical experience.

Visit www.prismsound.com/callia for full product and specification detail


Prism Sound Test and Measurement

The dScope Series III will be on display at THE Show. dScope Series III is a well proven audio analyzer system suitable for R&D and production applications with full automation via internal VBScript interpreter or ActiveX/Com. dScope Series III provides a real-time audio analyzer plus high resolution FFT analysis, digital interface analyzer and more.

Bring your product along to our booth and have it measured by dScope Series III for free!

Visit http://www.prismsound.com/test for full product and specification detail

Press Release: DEQX, Room 1021

Visit DEQX at THE Show Newport Room 1021

May 24th, 2016 |As DEQX nears its 20th anniversary, its mission to enable affordable ‘HD‐Speaker’ performance using its patented low‐latency Impulse‐Response correction and 3rd generation linear-phase active speaker architecture is gaining momentum. Several major manufacturers in recent times have announced “… new DSP Impulse Response correction that revolutionize speaker design “ … well better late than never!

At previous shows we have demonstrated improvements gained by calibrating established speaker models from Magnepan, Gallo, YG Acoustics and others. This year we show how ‘3rd Generation Active’ speaker architecture that DEQX pioneered in the 90’s can be used to create affordable ‘HD‐Speakers’.

DEQX calibrates your system using patented Impulse Response Compensation Technology™. ‘On‐time’ frequency groups are delayed so that ‘late‐arriving’ frequency groups can ‘catch up’ to preserve the original recording’s timing coherence. At the same time frequency‐response errors are corrected in fine detail from speaker (not room) measurements. DEQX then measures the room to compensate for low frequency room issues that mask detail.

In this demonstration a compact sealed 3‐way enclosure uses DEQX HD‐active architecture with affordable high‐resolution (very low distortion) drivers. The 7” bass/lower‐mid is a SEAS Prestige aluminum driver with 0.3% distortion providing 50dB resolution below 500Hz (normally we expect 1% THD ‐ or 40dB resolution in that area). The 3” Eton upper midrange driver from 500Hz to 3kHz provides excellent 0.1% THD providing 60dB of clean resolution from 500Hz to 3kHz where normally we expect from 40dB resolution (1% THD) to 50dB resolution (0.3% THD) in that area. The Eton then crosses to a 1” Scan Speak Illuminator Beryllium tweeter providing equally high resolution above 3kHz.

The DEQX HDP5’s crossovers feed separate bass, mid and tweeter amplifiers for each driver with steep 48dB/octave and 60dB/octave linear‐phase crossovers. Each driver’s crossover filters are combined with their customized Impulse Response calibration filter created from a near‐filed (anechoic) measurement. Finally, for awesome bass extension a slave DEQX unit drives two 10” JL Audio subwoofers below 150Hz.

For ultimate results DEQX calibration processors are integrated with their own state‐of‐the‐art ADC’s to allow transparent analogue inputs from Vinyl or analogue Preamps. Three sets of internal premium stereo DACs drive the external power amps. The Bass and Midrange amps are a prototype A/B DEQX design while a 5‐watt S.E.T valve amp powers the tweeter. The HDP5 also provides direct rendering of networked audio sources and streamed Internet media management from third party sources J‐River, and ROON with Tidal integration.

Don’t forget to view the video at DEQX.com that illustrates why loudspeaker’s (not room issues) are every system’s weakest link and how DEQX deals with it in ways that have previously been impossible. To view the video, visit our website or come to room 1021.

Visit DEQX at THE Show Newport Room 1021 and hear the difference DEQX makes!


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Press Release: HOMAGE SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS featuring “THE SINGLE JACKS” SUB WOOFER PACKAGE

Burwell and Sons would like to invite you to visit them at T.H.E. Show Newport to experience their new for 2016

HOMAGE SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS
featuring
“THE SINGLE JACKS”
SUB WOOFER PACKAGE

The Burwell’s are excited to see what music lovers think of their latest creation they call THE SINGLE JACKS. Single jack, noun. one handed, 3-4lb miniature sledgehammer

Burwell2The Burwell’s applied their unique approach to speaker building to the design of these new prototypes. Aesthetics being paramount to the Burwell’s, they were led down a path to multiple, smaller, sealed enclosures to achieve the unobtrusive beauty and musicality they were after. The modest sized enclosures are easy to place in a room to neutralize room anomalies. At the Burwell’s moderate size listening room, the most favorable location happens to be directly behind the main speakers facing back. They literally disappear.

The package being shown includes two, 1 cu ft, sealed enclosures, each housing a 12” woofer. The floating grill, designed as a “Cat Guard”, will also fend off small children and grandchildren. This particular package is powered by two 1000 watt freestanding amplifiers.

The Burwell’s started out with the recommended cabinet sizes for the woofers being used, but felt the performance, while technically correct, tended to be bloated and difficult to control. With smaller enclosures, they sacrificed some extreme low end but felt the results more than make up for it. The smaller enclosures enable a diverse genre of music to be played from low to extreme SPL levels quite effortlessly. Fast and tight is the order of the day to keep up with the dynamic realism of the Homage Series Loudspeakers. If you believe, “loud is beautiful if it’s clean”, then you won’t be disappointed.

Speaking of beautiful and not being disappointed, the Burwell’s have invited an old friend to join them.

DAVE THOMSON

of

RAVEN AUDIO

is bringing his beautiful Blackhawk 20WPC integrated tube amplifier. Hopefully, the understated elegance of Dave and designer S.E Han’s masterpiece won’t overshadow the Burwell’s Homage’s in the beauty portion of this pageant. Raven’s gorgeous mono blocks were turning heads at RMAF 2014, but it was his 4 watt Gold Finch mini system pushing the Burwell’s that prompted one writer to state, “Tin Pan Alley was playing when I entered….this was flat out the best I’d ever heard this cut.” Dave and Mr. Han know how to bring it.

The Burwell’s will be bringing their digital music collection, and have turned to a new friend for help with that.

MICHAL JUREWICZ

of

MYTEK DIGITAL

has graciously provided the latest version of their Mytek Manhattan DAC in a glorious black finish. While Chebon Littlefield of Mytek will be showcasing their new Brooklyn DAC in the lobby through headphones, the Burwell’s will be upstairs showing why you’ll need headphones after you’ve upset the neighbors. The improvement in sound and performance was dramatic and wonderful since the Manhattan was plugged into the equation.

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any better, everything was plugged together with cables provided by

RICK SCHULTZ

of

HIGH FIDELITY CABLES

Wow! If there ever was any debate at the Burwell compound about the effect of cables, the debate ended when Mr. Schultz sent them a package of gems from High Fidelity Cables. Even though the senior Mr. Burwell is half blind and deaf, he can clearly see how much better the sound is and has heard they might be the most beautiful part of an amazing package.

Take the stairs to the fourth floor and treat your eyes and ears to a visit with the Burwell’s.

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Press Release: Wireworld Brings The Best Test of Cable Fidelity

The Audio and Headphone Cable Polygraphs allow attendees to hear exactly what cables do to the sound.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—May 2016—Wireworld Cable Technology—respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables—will bring its acclaimed Audio Cable Polygraph presentation to T.H.E. Show Newport on June 3-5, 2016 at the Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA. Presentations will be at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm in Room 1016. Founder and Designer, David Salz, offers the best test of audio cable fidelity for attendees to hear exactly what cables to do the sound.

The Audio Cable Polygraph is an interactive listening experience and journey to discover the truth in cable fidelity with the ultimate goal of music preservation. The presentation will include a series of listening tests that reveal the full effect of cables by comparing them to a direct connection—the only scientific reference standard for cable fidelity. During his presentation, David will explain how cables affect the sound we hear and he will demonstrate the primary loss mechanism of cables that most high end brands fail to address. Attendees will have the opportunity to download the test tracks used in the interconnect portion of the demonstration for further evaluation.

Visitors to Room 1016 will also have the opportunity throughout the entire show to test Wireworld Nano Series headphone cables and others against a direct connection between a DAP and headphones. In addition to the listening demonstrations, Wireworld will also showcase its full line of cables, including the new Starlight Ethernet—the first high end network cable that meets the proposed requirements for Category 8. This new model is also the first to incorporate Wireworld’s patent-pending Tite-Shield™ Technology, a radical new structure that overcomes limitations of previous network cable designs.


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Premiere: Press Release: Focal Sopra No3 Official North American Debut

focal sopraIrvine CA, June 3, 2016

Sopra is an historic achievement for Focal. Sopra N°1 and N°2 were praised by industry professionals (Sopra N°2 received an EISA award, among others) but music enthusiasts alike.

Today, the story continues. The Sopra line is expanding as we introduce new products.

Sopra N°3 is the largest of the Hi-Fi line, and features all the Sopra innovations (IHL tweeter, TMD surround and NIC magnetic circuit). Dynamic and musical with generous, tight bass, they easily express their potential at any volume.

The Sopra range is complete and coherent: Sopra N°1, bookshelf speakers intended for modest listening rooms; Sopra N°2, compact floor standing speakers for moderate rooms; and finally, Sopra N°3 for large systems!

TO HEAR SOPRA NO3 visit us in the CABANA BOARDROOM (near the pool)

TO HEAR SOPRA NO2 visit us in ROOM 1317


Download the full Press Release here.

Premiere: Visit Salon E

All in Salon E Ballroom (directly past Registration)

Mastersound Italy to Debut the PF100, Pure Class A Mono Amps & the Mastersound Spettro Tube Pre-amplifier, with the KEF Blade 2 Loudspeakers in Salon E Ballroom.

USA Tube Audio Labs to Debut the BBS Audio Rack Systems, Complete Vibration Control, Aircraft Grade Aluminum & Stainless Steel Construction.

Ayon Audio USA to Debut the Auris Tube Pre-amplifier, S-5 Vacuum Tube Streamer & the Ayon Orthos II XS Gen 4 Pure Class A, Mono Amplifiers.

Accustic Arts Germany to Debut the MONO II Mono Amplifiers, Pure Class A Mono Amps & the Tube Pre-amp II Tube Pre-amplifier, the Player II Tube DAC, with the KEF Reference 5 Loudspeakers.

Lumenwhite Switzerland to Debut the Lumenwhite, White Light Loudspeaker in Salon E Ballroom, with Ayon Audio USA. Instrument grade cabinets, with the Macassar Finish will be shown.


Contact: Charlie Harrison 1-800-676-1085 Extension 2

Premiere: Darin Fong Audio Showing “OUT OF YOUR HEAD” Software

Game-Changing Advanced Audio Software That Replicates Listening to High-End Speakers Using Only Headphones

San Diego, CA, June 2, 2016–Darin Fong Audio will be exhibiting Out Of Your Head software at THE Show Newport 2016. Out Of Your Head is advanced audio software that replicates the experience of listening to high-end speakers using only headphones. This advanced software, which works with all major media playback software and any set of headphones, is a game-changer in the audio and video playback industry, as it does away with the need for high-end speaker listening systems and surround-sound home theater systems for the individual user.

Out Of Your Head allows the listener to listen to audio with the sound of different speakers and home theater systems with the affordability, privacy, and portability of just headphones. The sound is no longer inside your head, like conventional headphones—it comes from “out of your head,” as it does when you are listening to speakers and home theater systems.

The latest version of Out Of Your Head is now suitable for gaming. With an all new low latency engine, now gamers can experience a full 7.1 speaker system while gaming. A new low cost gamer version is also now available for only $24.95.

Out Of Your Head now also supports ROON playback and has improved compatibility with more DACs including the ASUS Xonar Essence.

Developed by audiovisual engineer and web design specialist Darin Fong, in San Diego, California, Out Of Your Head is a breakthrough in audio processing software for headphones. It allows the listener to experience their music or movie as if they were actually sitting in the room with the speakers that were measured—but without having to actually be there.

“Think of it as audio ‘virtual reality,’” says Fong. “If you close your eyes while listening to Out Of Your Head, you can ‘hear’ the exact location of each of the speakers in the room. You can even hear the sound reflecting off the walls. You can hear the difference between different models and brands of speakers.”

**To download a free trial of Out Of Your Head, please visit http://www.fongaudio.com.


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Premiere: ASC to Unveil IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport

ASC To Unveil New Product at T.H.E. Show Newport

Oregon-based company will head to Newport Beach, CA June 3-5 to unveil the IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA

Eugene, OR. May 11, 2016: Acoustic Sciences Corporation – manufacturer of the iconic TubeTrap – recently added a new product to their expansive line of acoustic treatment products. It’s called the IsoThermal TubeTrap and they are unveiling it to the public June 3-5 at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA.

The IsoThermal TubeTrap delivers twice the bass absorption of an equivalent-sized TubeTrap between 30 Hz and 250 Hz. That’s why the IsoThermal TubeTrap has two chrome dots along the rim instead of the traditional one dot: two dots means twice the power! Technically speaking the IsoThermal TubeTrap is an isothermal-class RC time constant bass trap combined with the adjustable treble diffusion of our regular TubeTrap.

“It happens at Mach 1, the speed of sound,” says Art Noxon, Founder and President of ASC and inventor of the original TubeTrap and the new IsoThermal TubeTrap. “We only have a split second to minimize the phase add/cancel effects of the rear wall bounce. The direct signal pulse rushes past your ears, impacts the rear wall and springs back upstream to interfere with direct signal at your listening position.”

Look for various ASC products throughout T.H.E. Show in Newport and stop by the ASC booth in the Ballroom (M20 on the map) to see the new IsoThermal TubeTraps and to talk with Art Noxon directly. Also, make sure to sign up for the raffle, where you could win a copy of the ASC MATT & Acoustic Test CD that gives you a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your listening room or home theater.

ASC official website: http://www.acousticsciences.com
IsoThermal Tube Trap: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/isothermal-tubetrap
MATT Test: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/matt-test-analysis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASCTubeTraps/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASCTubeTrap or @ASCTubeTrap
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQjZpfzAQj7xyYaUnLa5oA


Download the official Press Release here. 

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