Industry Watch: April 2014

N.E.A.R. Returns to the Outdoor Speaker Market New England Audio Resource (N.E.A.R., which was originally called New England Audio Research) was founded in 1988 by Bill Kieltyka. Interestingly, the company purchased a lot of the transducer tooling from Rudy Bozak, … Continue reading

Powersoft X Series Raises Power Amplification to the Network Level
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At Prolight+Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, Italian manufacturer Powersoft launched the Powersoft X amplifier Series, which the company describes as “a real evolution in pro-audio amplification, much as the seminal K Series did back in 1995 when technologies such as Power … Continue reading

New Soundcraft Vi3000 Console with Onboard Dante
Soundcraft Vi3000 Console

At Prolight+Sound 2014, Harman’s Soundcraft introduced its brand new Vi3000 ‘all-in-one’ digital live sound console, offering a host of state-of-the-art features including the groundbreaking internal DSP Soundcraft SpiderCore, a new industrial design, 96 channels to mix, onboard Dante network compatibility … Continue reading

Adlib Audio Launches AA Install Speaker Range
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Liverpool based Adlib Audio launches a new specialist division – Adlib Speakers – to manufacture and market its AA brand of speakers, which are very proudly made in Liverpool, England. Hand-crafted and designed to perfection by a dedicated team of … Continue reading

New NTi Audio XL2 Data Explorer PC Reporting Software
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NTi Audio confirmed the release of Data Explorer, a new PC reporting software for precision-grade noise measurements. With a design inspired by users of the XL2 Acoustic Analyzer, the Data Explorer is an ideal sound level meter companion offering clear … Continue reading

Industry Watch: March 2014
The Infinity Linkin Park gold-edition reference tower speakers were unveiled at the 2014 CES International.

Harman Prelaunches New Infinity Home Audio Speakers, Teams With Linkin Park At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), HARMAN International announced that the Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park will be Infinity brand’s new ambassadors. Suggesting a … Continue reading

Audiofly Adds Quad Balanced Armature AF180 In-Ear Monitor to its Performance Series
Audiofly AF180

Australian company Audiofly has launched its AF180 inear monitors (IEMs) with four expertly tuned balanced armature drivers and new crossover circuitry. As Dave Thompson, CEO of Audiofly, explains: “We pride ourselves on the detailed reproduction of music and with the … Continue reading

Sony PHA-2 Named Best of Innovations at the CES 2014
Sony PHA-2

Sony’s PHA-2 headphone amplifier was named Best of Innovations at the International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards event for its effectiveness and great listening experience when used with portable audio players or smartphones. The PHA-2 headphone DAC/amplifier is … Continue reading

Linx Fusion Headphones Receive Best of Innovations Recognition at CES 2014 Design and Engineering Awards.
Linx Fusion Headphones

The Linx Fusion is the first multisensory, active noise canceling set of headphones to fuse patented Linx Audio with ViviTouch electroactive polymer (EAP) technology to simultaneously transmit sound through the skin, bone, and ear to enhance comprehension in noisy environments … Continue reading

Prescient Audio Awarded at CES 2014 For Its Revolutionary ThinDriver TD-12
Prescient Audio ThinDriver

Prescient Audio, from Rockford, IL, a consumer and professional audio manufacturer of high-performance loudspeaker technology, was named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its ThinDriver TD-12, in the High Performance Home Audio product category. Prescient … Continue reading