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  1. Speakers
    Ascendo Immersive Audio is a technology company as well as a speaker and subwoofer maker from Germany. Per its website, the company develops DSP, audio networking technology and audio measurement systems. But the product of greatest interest here is speakers. The company makes passive and active...
  2. AVS Forum® Articles
    The new reality for many people is working from home. But that does not mean you have to work in silence, or suffer bad sound from a laptop. Equipping your PC with a quality pair of desktop speakers allows you to enjoy high quality stereo sound, whether it's for music to work by, watching...
  3. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello everyone! Some time next year I'm planning to get either a Planar 2 performance pack or Planar 3 turntable. I want to have active bookshelf speakers paired to it. What would you recommend? Under $1000 but most of the options will be less i guess. Thinking about Klipsch R-51PM, or Kanto YU6...
  4. Speakers
    Looking for an inexpensive way to get into high-fidelity streaming stereo music listening? The new Ai40 powered aptX Bluetooth bookshelf speakers ($199.99) from Fluance are a nice 2-way option that cover the basics in terms of connectivity, while dispensing with unnecessary frivolities to keep...
  5. Speakers
    2018 finds high-end audio at a crossroads. Technology is making affordable high-quality audio more accessible than ever. Meanwhile, quite a few of the high-end outfits that occupied many of the hotel rooms at CES shows of years past have fled for greener pastures in Munich, Chicago, Denver...
  6. Audio Gear
    Have 1 Catalyst 8C speaker in perfect condition. Has been used as a center channel (lightly used). It was bought 3 years ago the last year has just been stored in my home. This is a great sounding speaker... Catalyst 8C Powered Loudspeaker - Internally tri-amplified (500W-350W-150W)...
  7. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Four years ago, I posted a thread about using Behringer B215XL 2-way passive PA speakers for home theater applications. Thanks to the low price and high performance of the speakers, the idea caught on and resulted in an epic thread . Then, about a year ago, I tried out another highly affordable...
  8. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello everyone. I've been recently looking for a subwoofer and I've chosen a bunch of subwoofers - JBL Studio 250p, Velodyne Impact 10 and the Klipsch r-10w. From what I've heard all these subwoofers are nice and are around the same price. But before I buy one, I need to make sure I can actually...
  9. Speakers
    Hi all! Can i connect active speakers (JBl LSR 305) to a receiver and what cables do I need? I added a picture for illustration:)
  10. Speakers
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a small budget speakers to get into a good sound quality mostly for music, movies and gaming. I read a lot in the past weeks but since my restriction is the size and budget I getting stuck with options. I would prefer an active speaker but I'm also considering buy...
  11. Speakers
    First, I'd like to say that I'm new to the forums and all of the possibilities for HT audio. I've done wired through the wall surround sound speakers but had my film knowledge to lean on. This will be a multi-part and progressive (meaning I'll ask more questions once you guys help me move past...
  12. Latest Industry News
    You know the saying about how you only get one chance to leave a first impression? For a first-time CEDIA exhibitor, the show that German loudspeaker maker Ascendo put on was quite impressive, hitting the right notes when it came to presenting a dynamic, yet non-fatiguing immersive-audio...
  13. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Anthony Grimani and Manny LaCarrubba, founders of Grimani Systems, discuss their new speakers that were first introduced at CEDIA 2015, including how the tweeter is based on the Acoustic Lens waveguide that Manny developed for Bang & Olufsen, the problems encountered by home-theater installers...
  14. Speakers
    Lofty performance claims and a lofty price combine to create a speaker that would look right at home in a multi-millionaire's Manhattan loft. Bang and Olufsen's new Beolab 90 ($80,000/pair) is a bold speaker, covered in drivers and packed with power. How much power? How about 8200 watts of class...
  15. Speakers
    I have a discrete sound card, Creative ZxR - 24bit/96khz, and I was hoping to get the best of it by picking a good set of speakers, actually trying make a 2.1 or maybe even a 5.1 system later depending of which I go for, but all parts will be bought not altogether but rather one at a time if...
  16. Speakers
    Office speakers: Active speakers: KRK Rokit Powered 5 Monitor vs Emotiva Airmotiv 4S Powered Studio Monitor vs .... Passive speakers: Swan M50W Multimedia Speaker System I have a variety of office environments. I like the idea of tablet or other computer to DAC to powered speakers. I saw a...
  17. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello mates at AVS. I've been scouting the internet for the last couple of days for this answer, but i couldn't find any information on my specific problem. I take it you expert audiophiles are my last resort and please forgive my lack of audiophile lingo. I've recently bought the Energy s10.3...
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