A sampling of new products to be displayed at the 2007 CEDIA Show, September 5-9 in Denver.
Furman Sound will be demonstrating its redesigned Elite i-Series of power conditioners. In addition to the technologies that made the original Elite Series popular, such as linear filtering echnology (LiFT) and non-sacrificial surge suppression, new 12-volt triggering adds remote control capabilities to these new power conditioners. The Elite i-Series is now shipping; however, original Elite products will still be available while supplies last. Price: $379 to $1,099. For more information, see Furman Sound at CEDIA Booth 614, or contact the company at 877-486-4738 or at www.furmansound.com.Video cables
Kramer Electronics is showcasing its new C-R3VM/R3VM and C-R4VM/R4VM series of high-performance component video cables. Built from high-resolution mini coax cable, the C-R3VM/R3VM family (pictured above) has three conductors for component video (Y Pb Pr/Y Cb Cr/Y R-Y B-Y and YUV) signal use, and the C-R4VM/R4VM offers four conductors: three for the video signals, and one for digital audio (S/PDIF, Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic II, etc). The cables come in standard lengths of 3, 6, 10, 15, 25, 35 and 50 feet. Price: C-R3VM/R3VM, $33 (3-foot version) and $94 (50-foot version); C-R4VM/R4VM, $37 (3-foot version) and $104 (50-foot version). For more information, see Kramer Electronics at CEDIA Booth 611, or contact the company at 888-275-6311 or at www.kramerus.com.Power conditioners
Furman Sound will be showcasing its redesigned Reference i-Series of power conditioners, made with black steel and silver brushed aluminum complemented by clear blue LED lights. In addition to the technologies included in the original Reference Series, such as discrete symmetrically balanced power, linear filtering technology (LiFT), and non-sacrificial surge suppression, the IT-Reference 15i and IT-Reference 20i have been optimized with dual screen technology that, according to the company, provides more than 30 percent greater noise reduction capabilities. The Reference i-Series of power conditioners is now shipping; however, the original Reference products will still be available while supplies last. Price: $889 to $3,499. For more information, see Furman Sound at CEDIA Booth 614, or contact the company at 877-486-4738 or at www.furman-sound.com.Fixed frame projection screen
Available in sizes from 84 inches to 200 inches and featuring a 3.5-inch annodized aluminum frame with light-absorbing velour surface, the Dream Window is the newest addition to the Elite Prime Vision product line from Elite Screens. When assembled, the 2-inch flat strap sliding brackets allow easy installation with adjustable horizontal centering, according to the company. The screen projection surface is black-backed to eliminate light penetration and comes in three different materials in either a solid or perforated acoustically transparent format. The CineWhite Tension White PVC material has a 1.1 gain that provides high-quality color reproduction with DLP/LCD projectors. The PowerGain High Gain White Material has a 1.8 gain and uses its reflectivity to enhance color reproduction with low-output DLP/LCD projectors. The CineGrey Tension Contrast Grey material is ideal for black level enhancement with various LCD projectors. Price: Starting at $999. For more information, see Elite Screens at CEDIA Booth 281, or contact the company at 877-511-1211 or at www.elitescreens.com.Wall mount
Premier Mount's in-wall box is a mounting option that allows the box to be recessed into the wall, providing a high-end finished appearance to HDTV/LCD displays by resting flush against the wall and concealing mount equipment and cabling. The boxes are designed for use with the company's universal flat-panel TV mounts. For example, a swingout arm mount can tilt, adjust, and move the TV in a variety of optimal viewing positions. Price: Large In-Wall Box (INW-AM325), $299.99; Small In-Wall Box (INW-AM200), $199.99. For more information, see Premier Mounts at CEDIA Booth 234, or contact the company at 800-368-9700 or at www.premiermounts.com.Speaker adapters for flat panel mounts
Chief Manufacturing has unveiled new side and center channel speaker adapters for integration into flat panel wall installations. According to the company, the PACLR1 left/right speaker adapter and PACCC1 center channel speaker adapter feature advanced adjustability to position speakers flush with the screen. The new speaker adapters fit flat panel TVs up to 50 inches and are compatible with the company's medium and large mounting solutions. The PACCC1 provides up to 5 inches of height adjustment while the PACLR1 reaches a fully extended width of almost 54 inches. Both products ship pre-assembled and include cable management clips. Price: N/A. For more information, see Chief Manufacturing at CEDIA Booth 548, or contact the company at 800-582-6480 or at www.chiefmfg.comVideo processor
Anchor Bay is debuting its DVDO iScan VP50PRO. According to the company, this product is the world's first video processor to feature THX certification, which signifies that a product has met a series of rigorous theater-quality standards, and to use HDMI 1.3 receiver/transmitter chips, allowing users to connect other HDMI-compliant 1.3 devices that support high-resolution audio formats and Deep Color (available on some newer sources like HD-DVD Blu-Ray and PS3). The VP50PRO is the culmination of all of the company's Video Reference Series (VRS) technologies, including mosquito noise reduction, fine detail enhancement, and edge enhancement, which greatly improve the quality of compressed and low-resolution content coming from STBs, DVRs, DVD, IPTV, and other digital media devices when viewed on high-resolution displays. Price: N/A. For more information, see Anchor Bay at CEDIA Booth 1058, or contact the company at 866-423-3836 or at www.anchorbaytech.com.Outdoor speaker system
Soundcast Systems will showcase OutCast, an all-weather, full-range, battery/AC-operated wireless speaker system designed to provide high-performance, full-range music in the yard or patio. Featuring an iCast transmitter for use with the Apple iPod, the unit allows connection of other audio devices (MP3 players and computers) using the auxiliary input/output jack. It also transmits signals up to 350 feet outdoors and features buttons for pause/play and track forward/track back for remote iPod operation. The system includes one 8-inch downward firing woofer, four 3-inch high-frequency drivers in an omni-directional array, 100-watt digital amplifier, and an internal AC power supply that can recharge the NiMH battery pack and operate the system at the same time. Transmitters search for open channels in the 2.4GHz band, and instantaneously jump to them, avoiding interference. Price: $699. For more information, see Soundcast Systems at CEDIA Booth 1089, or contact the company at 619-591-0126 or at www.soundcastsystems.com.