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  1. Vizio Launches Crave Pro and Crave 360 SmartCast Speakers

    Industry News
    Wireless speakers with multi-room streaming capabilities are part of a rapidly expanding category of lifestyle audio. To the forest of available options, you can now add Vizio’s Crave 360 and Crave Pro SmartCast speakers, which leverage the Google Cast wireless ecosystem. These new speakers...
  2. Apple Announces Recall on Wireless Speakers

    Industry News
    Apple today announced a voluntary recall on Beats Pill XL speakers after determining that the speakers, in rare cases, may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The speakers have been sold by Apple since January 2014. Apple has requested that anyone who owns a Beats Pill XL speaker stop using...
  3. Bose Soundline Mini

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    A few years ago, my wife needed computer speakers so we picked up her a set of Bose Companion 2 speakers at a boxing day sale. I was blown away by the clarity of the sound. It just seemed so much more alive than any other speakers we had used. Fortuitous as my wife plays Native American flute...
  4. Sound bar (Sony HT-CT150)

    A/V Receivers and Amplifiers
    I bought the Sony HT-CT150 3.1 soundbar (with built-in receiver) over the holidays given the sale price ($250) which is attractive. It works fine, but realize now that it is a bit small for the family room (12x16ft). It passed the wife factor, so need to keep it. Now, the same family room...
  5. Paradigm redesigns its Monitor Series Speakers

    Industry News
    Mississauga based Paradigm this week announced its redesigned Monitor Series loudspeakers for music and home theater. The company says the Monitor Series 7 features smaller floorstanding and center-channel speakers with a more streamlined and linear aesthetic plus a number of new technology...
  6. Health Canada announces recall of Paradigm Subwoofer

    Industry News
    Health Canada today announced the recall of the Paradigm Cinema 70CT Subwoofer which the agency says contains an amplifier which can overheat when the speaker system is played at high outputs for an extended period of time, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The agency says just under 7,500...
  7. HELP, Speakers Question

    Home Theatre Corner
    A few years ago I purchased a HTIB, it is an Lg model #LH-T750TB, I now need to upgrade a a couple reasons (multizone required, and want receiver without fans) and want better sound. My budget is relatively limited so I have been searching all over for good deals, when I came across the JAMO...
  8. Thoughts on Centrios speakers for home audio?

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hello all, Wondering if anyone has opinions/thoughts regarding Centrios speakers for use in a home audio setup. I'm moving into a house that's been wired for sound in a few locations (bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen). Each room has a resistance-based volume control, and the cables run...
  9. Bluetooth A2DP Speaker Setup

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hello folks, I recently bought my first house and am trying to setup a sound system for my kitchen. I decided I wanted to go wireless, and also go bluetooth A2DP so I could play audio from the kitchen laptop and from my cell phone. I looked around, and found exactly what I wanted...
  10. Computer and HDTV to same speakers

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I have a PC and a HDTV both of whose sound outputs are currently going to one set of speakers using the flimsy soldered cables that I prepared. i was wondering if there is some product where I can input several audio connection into one component and get a single output. (I know there are some...
  11. Separating 3-way Speakers

    Home Theatre Corner
    Ok, let me explain my system first.. I have a Mac Mini with a Y-Cable attaching it to the receiver (red + white RCA). It is an RCA RT2770 receiver, 1000W, 5.1 ch. amp. It is hooked up to 12 different speaker boxes: FL x 2, FR x 2, CN x 1, RL x 2, RR x 2, SUB x 3. Now, with the subwoofers, two...
  12. Stereo Speaker Wiring Dilemma

    Home Theatre Construction
    Hi all, I need a little bit of help with understanding how to setup 2 pairs of stereo speakers for my new house. I have drawed a diagram that can be found here: I asked my builder to pre-wire two rooms for ceiling speakers. Room "B" has a pair of speakers...
  13. AVR speaker selection

    A/V Receivers and Amplifiers
    I am going to set up a home theatre in the family room: 2 front and 2 rear in-ceiling speakers + center speaker above the TV. I am also thinking of using the same AVR to drive 2 additional in-ceiling speakers in the patio adjacent to the family room. Is this a valid setup in most mid-range...
  14. I now hate my 5.1 setup - help me love it again

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hi All, I currently have a home theater that includes: - 2 x Athena AS-B2 (fronts) - 2 x Athena AS-B1.1 (surrounds) - 1 x Athena AS-C1 (centre) - 1 x Cerwin Vega Sub12 (sub, duh) - Harman/Kardon AVR230 6.1 AVR Now, I've always loved this system. The speakers had a natural roll-off at high...
  15. Energy Take Classic vs Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III

    Home Theatre Corner
    On Boxing Day I bought the Energy Take Classic and Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III surround sound systems and will keep one of these. The AM10-III were $700 from $1500 and since it was the last one, I bought it; it is still sealed in the box. I then found the Energy Take Classic set for $400 from...
  16. Expansion module makes any speaker wireless

    Home Theatre Corner
    JBL, a division of Harmon International, today announced the introduction a wireless expansion module (WEM-1) that adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker. Pricey (their is a 50 watt amplifier in there) but very cool.
  17. Niro introduces Spherical Surround System

    Home Theatre Corner
    Niro, makers of compact home theatre surround sound systems that deliver 5.1 channel sound from just two speaker enclosures, has just announced the arrival in Canada of a three enclosure system calls the Niro Spherical Surround system.