Speakers at CEDIA 2019 - Page 2 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 17Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 42 Old 09-15-2019, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmiles View Post
How/Why did Atlantic Technology win an AVS award? I did not see them in a sound room.

Was it based on an off-site audition or previous review?
I was not in a position to spend my time at the show listening to all the demos and judging between them. It is not based on listening. I used the awards to bring attention to new and interesting products in the time I had there, really nothing more to it. My award for best demo goes to Trinnov/Triad fwiw. But even there, simply put I was not able to attend all the demos and especially not watch the same clips in all the demos I did attend, much less ensure level matching or any other controls. So in a sense, the demo itself is not the end-all for giving an award at this show. I wish it was, but it's impossible.

I had a few more award to hand out than I expected to because there was basically nothing happening in projectors aside from UST. I thought Atlantic Technology could use a bit of spotlight since it's a largely unknown brand, but it has a history of making good speakers.

Hope that helps.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum

Last edited by imagic; 09-15-2019 at 05:46 PM.
imagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 42 Old 09-15-2019, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
Speakers in the Harman booth...

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
llang269 likes this.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #33 of 42 Old 09-15-2019, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
More Harman booth...

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
llang269 likes this.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #34 of 42 Old 09-15-2019, 09:05 PM
Newbie
 
voicekiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 12
New Lexicon speaker




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
erikpgarcia and 18Hurts like this.
voicekiller is offline  
post #35 of 42 Old 09-16-2019, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
These Devlialet Phantoms were working their butts off to jam out the Daft Punk. Overall, a heroic effort for these pricey wireless speakers, but not how I'd spend my money.


Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #36 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 04:45 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
I have even more speaker photos from CEDIA. Here's a CI architectural option from PSB for situations where in-wall is not feasible.

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #37 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 04:49 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
I stopped by Starke Sound and shot a few pics of its speakers shown at CEDIA 2019

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #38 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 04:53 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
Ascendo does high-end home theater. Here's a look at the speakers it had on display in its booth...

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #39 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 04:56 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,083
Mentioned: 441 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9162 Post(s)
Liked: 16159
Vivid Audio Kaya Series. On display at CEDIA, with D'Agastino electronics and Stromtank battery power. Pricey stuff!

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
post #40 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 08:10 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bambam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,020
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 222 Post(s)
Liked: 158
Wow, I've never heard of Ascendo speakers, but they look fierce. Checked out their website too. Very nice! How do they sound?
bambam is offline  
post #41 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 12:54 PM
_tk
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 692
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Liked: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by bambam View Post
Wow, I've never heard of Ascendo speakers, but they look fierce. Checked out their website too. Very nice! How do they sound?
If they were more than $750 he probably did not listen to them.
_tk is offline  
post #42 of 42 Old 09-18-2019, 01:26 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 2,590
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1297 Post(s)
Liked: 2096
Quote:
Originally Posted by bambam View Post
Wow, I've never heard of Ascendo speakers, but they look fierce. Checked out their website too. Very nice! How do they sound?
Hmmmm,

Looking at that BMS coaxial/concentric 2-way compression driver on a horn--and the very pro sound look of the woofer I would hazard to guess something along the lines of JTR. After all, they have been building those type of speakers for around 8 years or more. I do know those BMS drivers cost around $750 and up each--does not include the crossover or horn of course--all depends on the woofer cost, who makes it then the upcharge for the box/amps and whatever.

If you like, you can build one or a variant of one with drivers from dual 10 inchers (JTR Neosis 3TX) which uses Faital Pro Neo 10" 8 or dual 16 ohm drivers depending if you want 8 ohm or 4 ohm impedance. You also have the option of dual 8's or 12's and dual 15's and various choices as far as that goes. If you want to build your own custom configuration to fit your room, basement, HT or nighclub--there are designs online that will get you started--DIY Audio has a few different variants. Be aware that just the BMS driver, a passive crossover and a horn to go down to 400Hz or lower willl cost you over $1,000 each so you had better be absolutely sure that is the direction you wish to go!

It is refreshing to see options that actually will work well in large HT systems, sound fantastic and can/will hurt you if you ever crank it to 11. They also work well for low powered tube amps if that is your flavor to give realistic SPL dynamics without requiring a space heater sized monstrosity to power the system. Tubes are not my thing, my dad liked them so his IB speakers used pro drivers to handle his odd tastes in audio fascination. The trick for me is I'd use an 18" PA woofer and then try to match the dispersion at the 360Hz crossover point. Someday!

It's Cedia, always fun to see the odd ball weirdness people dream up on occasion--even the ones styled by Dr. Who. I skip over amps, record players and that sort of thing but always entertaining to see how they can remix a speaker--as long as the marketing fluff does not get too insane...all part of the fun.

Intruder alert! Danger, Will Robinson!
18Hurts is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Speakers

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off