Wisdom Audio will demonstrate a new range of on-wall speakers on Stand 5-U130.

Targeting high-performance media rooms and living spaces, the new range comprises three models available in two finishes (High Gloss Black and High Gloss White). The P4m features a 6-Bar orientable planar magnetic driver with two 5in drivers. The P2m features the same planar driver paired with a single 5in driver.

The S10 is a slim, in-room matching 10in passive subwoofer that can be use freestanding, up firing or down firing.

Luc Guillaume, managing director for the brand, says, “We are thrilled to present these fantastic solutions to our dealers and looking forward to demonstrating their sonic superiority at the show.”

New Yamaha MusicCast multi-zone amplifiers take a bow

On Stand 3-C112, exclusive to Habitech in the UK, two new super-slim amplifiers unite powerful wired and wireless capabilities to expand the versatility of MusicCast system design.

An ultra-slim streaming integrated amp design and a matching power unit are especially designed to support the custom integration of whole-home audio systems.

The XDA-QS5400RK amplifier provides four zones of audio streaming and eight channels of high-performance audio amplification in an ultra-slim, 1U-high, rack-mountable enclosure.

The QS (Quad Streamer) works with the MusicCast multi-room audio system over Ethernet and with local RCA connections, allowing it to be linked with home theatre AV receivers, sound bars and Hi-Fi systems in a wide variety of configurations.

Expandable to 32 zones (with additional units) each QS supports high-res audio playback up to 192 kHz/24-bit and offers 8 x 50W/channel (8 ohms), with bridgeable capability, featuring a unique ground loop/hum-free circuit design. 

The QS offers four zone pre-outs that enable it to be combined with the XDA-AMP5400RK, a companion four-zone, eight-channel amplifier with identical bridgeable power capabilities, to provide greater power or speaker coverage for large areas in a home.

Easy multi-room control is via the free MusicCast app which offers network access to playlists on smartphones, tablets, local storage and through streaming services via built-in Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer and Napster. The QS also supports IP control by 3rd-party control systems such as Control 4, Elan and RTI.

JVC’s N Series projectors make their ISE debut

Shown on Stand 1-H112, JVC will reveal its new ‘N’ series projectors, including the world’s first home theatre projector with 8K display resolution.

Using its latest 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA chips (deployed by the award-winning DLA-Z1) the DLA-NX9 applies the company’s proprietary e-shift processing to create an impressive 8K image.

By deploying JVC’s proven Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) and Intelligent Lens Aperture tech, the DLA-NX9 promises the naturally detailed and dynamic images.

A high resolution 18-element, 16-group all-glass 100mm lens ensures consistent image fidelity across the screen and throughout a wide shift range of +/-100% vertical, +/-43% horizontal, while an ‘Auto Tone Mapping’ feature reads mastering info in HDR10 and HLG content to optimise brightness.

To exploit the enhanced contrast of HDR, the DLA-NX9’s Intelligent Lens Aperture is capable of generating a dynamic contrast of 1,000,000:1 from a native 100,000:1 ratio.

Appearing alongside the DLA-NX9 at ISE are two further JVC home theatre projectors each with its latest 0.69in Native 4K D-ILA chips supported by Intelligent Lens Aperture tech, Auto Tone Mapping, wider colour capability and 4K Clear Motion Drive processing.

The DLA-N7 offers a dynamic contrast ratio of 800,000:1 from a native 80,000:1 and the DLA-N5, ratios of 400,000:1 dynamic and 40,000:1 native. The DLA-NX9 and DLA-N7 are available in black, and the DLA-N5 in white or black.

24Gbps Plug-and-Play

SCP will be showing its 995AOC long-reach Active Optical HDMI cable at ISE.

Supporting 4x 6Gbps optical lanes for 24Gbps bandwidth, the HDMI 2.1-ready SCP 995AOC will carry the maximum 4K/60/4:4:4 uncompressed payload with 12-bit Dolby Vision and 10-bit HDR10 and HLG from source to display over 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m, and up to 100m (expected Q1 2019).

Its plug-and-play simplicity is enhanced by a micro HDMI end with a detachable Type D/A adaptor on the display/sink side, creating a slimmer cable installation profile.

A supplied pulling capsule protects the cable end during installation and makes narrow conduit/tube installation easier than ever.

The 995AOC cable, which provides low susceptibility to EMI and RFI over long-range signal transmission also features SCP’s exclusive Snug-Tite Grip, keeping both connector ends securely connected to their devices for maximum signal integrity. It supports all HDR formats, ARC, HEAC, HDCP 2.2, EDID, and CEC.

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