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Our 10 favourite new vinyl releases this week (27th November)

Hi-NRG house, spiritual jazz, avant-garde hip-hop, and more.

This week’s rundown is by VF’s Gabriela Helfet, alongside Jesse Bernard, Lucie Stepankova, James Hammond, and Emily Hill.


Singles


cktrl

robyn

(Touching Bass)

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On cktrl’s latest EP, he has managed to capture and bottle all of the myriad of emotions any one person can feel in a calendar year, wrapping it in a soliloquy of pain and healing on Robyn. The opening track on the vinyl release, ‘dreams of you, are too much to speak’ is saddening while also hopeful in the feelings it conjures, later moving into love, with the clarinet exuding more joy that gently lifts throughout – a sentiment that resonates across the EP. It’s the latest deft release from London-based label Touching Bass, following Demae’s album Life Works Out…Usually, which is also worth checking out. – JB


Aux 88

Global Darkness

(Creme Organization Holland)

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With nearly thirty 12” singles to the Aux 88 name in a span of as many years, getting acquainted can seem a daunting task. For those in such a predicament, this reissue of 2007’s Global Darkness is as good a place as any to jump in, and a reminder that Tommy Hamilton and Keith Tucker’s best work wasn’t confined to the 1990s. Varying the aquatic vibes, Global Darkness’ four cuts make for a proper work out of Motor City electro, for uninitiated and seasoned listeners alike. – JH


Nkisi

INT001

(Initiation)

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Exploring the ‘phantasmagorical’ realms of experimental rhythms, NKISI presents the first chapter of a new limited vinyl series titled ‘Initiation’. Embracing elements of what can only be titled as hard dance, the EP thunders through a chaotic cataclysm of drums cut across mellow chord progressions, which, as suggested in the title of the series, is only to be understood by the ‘initiated’. The talent of NKISI’s ear cannot be denied, as the listener is taken on a twisting journey of turns throughout her productions with atmospheric suspense. This plays out in the 10-minute opening number ’The Truth Is Elsewhere’, which teases the senses with abrupt structures only to curve through a kaleidoscope of energies before the final summit of drum sequences, arpeggios and chords of clarity – leaning us desperate for more. – EH


Rammellzee & K-Rob

Beat Bop

(Mr Bongo)

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Rammellzee & K-Rob’s ‘Beat Pop’ – the avant-garde hip-hop anthem entwined with mysteries, shrouded in Basquiat artwork, and originally released in 1983 returns via Mr Bongo. The track is a collaboration between the graffiti legend and musician Rammellzee and rapper K-Rob, boasting the aforementioned cover designed by New York’s prodigious visual artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. This Mr Bongo edition comes neatly packaged, featuring its two full-length cuts: the vocal version on the A-side and instrumental on the flip. – LS


LPs


Jahari Masamba Unit

Pardon My French

(Madlib Invazion)

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Madlib and Karriem Riggins’ Jahari Massamba Unit sees its awaited full length debut this week. “We would have called it spiritual jazz, but Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black classical music,” the duo shares. However it’s described, an electric, improvisational, astral jazz mood is felt throughout Pardon My French, one will hopefully played live by the pair sometime in the very near future. – GH


Octo Octa & Eris Drew

fabric Presents Octo Octa & Eris Drew

(fabric)

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Octo Octo and Eris Drew step-up for the fabric presents series with Hi-NRG heaters that will power home dancing through the winter months, and make you yearn for the day when you can hear the duo lay own a set in a dark and sweaty club once more. Mixing their own productions alongside rarities and pumpers, this is pure feelgood fare, mixed to create maximum euphoric build effect, in their signature style. ((If the flute toots of Orbital’s ‘Good Life’ remix don’t get you going, I don’t know what will…) – GH


Coil

Musick to Play in the Dark

(Dais Records)

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Marking a late ‘90s shift of Coil’s celestial muse from solar to lunar, Musick to Play in the Dark saw the group’s ritualistic, and chemically-indulged, electronics focus on a notion of “moon music”. A work of tides, cycles and powders that finds a certain “grounding” in the occult and West Country landscape, this first time reissue brings one of their most potent efforts back to the fore. – JH


Sugai Ken

Tone River

(Field Recordings)

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Sugai Ken pieces together an ambitious new project, Tone River, to celebrate the thirtieth release on Field Records, where the artist and label work together to create an inspired journey through sonic art and sound architecture. Commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo, Sugai explores the relationship between Japan and the Netherlands with regards to the historical roots in water management. Travelling to points across the Tone River, the field recordings and avant-garde direction of sounds results in a hyper-synthetic exploration of energy transmitted through melody. It’s truly an inspired album, demonstrating just how all mediums of art and history can weave together to form new and exciting narratives. – EH


16B

Sun Tzu

(Alola Records)

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After being at the forefront of the electronic dance scene, Omid Nourizadeh doesn’t know whether Sun Tzu will be his last album or not. If it is, it’s certainly one helluva of a goodbye. According to Nourizadeh, he created the album so that there’s something for everyone, and he’s not wrong. There’s something for those who like a sound with a more a discernible drum pattern, such as ‘Vanished’, or the more spaced-out such as ‘Risk’, for example. It’s an album filled with mixed emotions throughout but they ultimately paint one vivid picture. – JB


Rachel Palmer

Antecedent

(Modularfield)

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Since 2013, Cologne-based outlet Modularfield has been devoted to presenting a sweeping spectrum of electronic music in a multiplicity of formats. The latest long-player on the label comes courtesy of audio-visual artist Rachel Palmer, whose quest is to find a perfect balance between the two mediums. Antecedent is an ambient album first and foremos, but the influences of early downtempo and IDM are apparent when rhythms and melodies roll in. Each track is a soaring soundscape, sometimes entwined with granular voices, and sometimes tickled by melancholic keys. – LS

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Neuer Wandler von Vincent: DAC-1 MK

Über den optischen und koaxialen Eingang nimmt der DAC-1 MK Signale mit einer maximalen Auflösung von 24 Bit / 192 kHz entgegen.

Das Digitalsignal wird intern vom ES9038 Decoder gewandelt und anschließend vollsymmetrisch ausgegeben und weiterverarbeitet. Um bestmöglichen Klang zu gewährleisten, kommen im Analogteil nur Bauteile ausgewählter Hersteller, wie etwa WIMA oder Nichicon, zum Einsatz.

Wie auch beim DAC-7 verwenden wir im Netzteil einen Transformator mit doppelter Wicklung wobei eine davon ausschließlich den Analogbereich und die andere ausschließlich den Digitalbereich versorgt. Beide Bereiche werden somit optimal versorgt und Störeinflüsse minimiert, was unter anderem zu einer verbesserten Dynamik beitragen und nahezu verlustfreie Wiedergabe der Musik erlauben soll.

Der Vincent DAC-1 MK kostet um 850 Euro.

Weitere Informationen zur Marke Vincent

Zum STEREO-Test der Vincent DAC-7

 

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Gash Collective unveils new compilation of music by female-identifying LGBTQ+ artists

Experimental electronics and club sounds, with ELLLL, Sculptress, Irene Buckley, Syn, and more.

Gash Collective is releasing its first compilation, called GASH TRAX VOL​.​1, this December.

Showcasing music by female-identifying LGBTQ+ producers from Ireland, the compilation spans from club-orientated tunes to more experimental sounds.

GASH TRAX VOL​.​1 features tracks from collective co-founder ELLLL, alongside Syn, Irene Buckley, Caskré, Sculptress, Gadget and the Cloud, and Anna Murray.

Pre-order the compilation here in advance of its 4th December release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. ELLLL – Toe Loop Jump
2. Syn – Full Moon
3. Irene Buckley- Turning
4. Caskré – Gyda Terfsgaeth Gyson
5. Sculptress – Chiron
6. Gadget and the Cloud – Pulse
7. Anna Murray – RNDR 5

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Jeff Mills and Jean-Phi Dary form new electronic jazz project, The Paradox

An extension of Mills’ collaboration with Tony Allen and Tomorrow Comes The Harvest.

Jeff Mills and Jean-Phi Dary are releasing a new album as The Paradox, called Counter Active, via Mills’ own Axis Records imprint this January.

Read more: Jeff Mills on how sci-fi can take club music to new realms

Mills and Dary began working together during Mills’ project with Tony Allen and Tomorrow Comes The Harvest, with the duo recording the album over the course of a year in studios across Paris.

They aimed to record Counter Active as spontaneously as possible, with no MIDI connection or computers used during the album’s production process.

It follows the release of the ninth instalment of Mills’ Every Dog Has Its Day series under his Millsart alias.

Pre-order Counter Active here in advance of its 29th January release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Super Solid

Side B

1. The X Factor
2. Residence

Side C

1. Twilight
2. Ultraviolet

Side D

1. Residence (Alternative Version)

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Joseph Audio Pearl 20/20 Graphene Loudspeaker

Joseph Audio Pearl 20/20 Graphene Loudspeaker

Joseph Audio seriously caught my attention a few years ago at AXPONA 2017 when I entered the room with a direct copy of Crazy Joe’s The Doctor Is In! 15ips mastertape (thanks Joe!) and another 15ips tape of songs recorded from my vinyl front end. During this session, I heard the company’s Perspective loudspeakers powered by Jeff Rowland electronics. The analog front-end feeding the system was a Technics RS-1500 tape deck using a Doshi Audio external tape stage. The sound was excellent on tape playback—good enough to earn a Best of Show nod that year. Fast-forwarding to AXPONA 2019, Joseph ...

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Focal’s New Aria Floorstanding Loudspeaker Combines Aesthetics with Quality

Focal has added to its Aria range with the Aria K2 936 floorstanding speaker. Built with three 6.5-inch K2 woofers, an aluminum/magnesium TNF inverted dome tweeter and 6.5-inch midrange K2 sandwich cone, the Aria K2 936 is equipped with a multi-port PowerFlow system and floor-facing vent. The Aria K2 936 will be available in an ‘Ash Grey’ finish at the start of 2021 for $5,990 per pair.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Focal website for additional details and a full radio streaming guide
• Check out our review of the Focal Chora 806 and the Focal Aria 926
• Also be sure to read our reviews of the Naim Uniti Nova and the Naim Uniti Atom
• Be sure to check out these holiday deals from Naim and Focal

Continue reading for more info from Focal:

 Since 2013, Focal Aria has been a leading range among high-performing and expressive Hi-Fi loudspeakers. With its natural flax cone and sleek style, Aria marked a decisive point in Focal’s history. And the story continues. As part of its process of constant renewal, the St. Étienne brand completes its line with the launch of Aria K2 936, a new edition of the Aria 936 model that features its iconic K2 cone and the Ash Grey exclusive finish.

FOCAL TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE

Designed and manufactured in France, Aria K2 936 is a 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker with a small footprint. Thanks to its three bass speaker drivers, it offers impressive power handling and dynamics. In a stereo installation, the listening experience speaks for itself, whatever genre of music you like to play. A multi-port PowerFlow system for more impact, floor facing vent for more depth, aluminum/magnesium TNF tweeter for silky trebles, ultra-rigid MDF construction for very low vibrations and outstanding neutrality: the new addition to these cutting-edge technologies is the K2 cone, another exclusive from the Focal brand.

THE HISTORIC, ICONIC K2 CONE

In its trademark yellow, the K2 sandwich cone in aramid fiber was revealed by Focal for the first time in 1986. Made in France, it has continued to evolve over the years, enhancing the brand’s star products and always combining the three key success factors for a speaker driver: rigidity, lightness and damping. Now comprising an ultralight foam core sandwiched between a layer of aramid fibers and a layer of glass fibers, the K2 cone guarantees a pure and precise sound, with no coloration. By incorporating this cone in the Aria 936, the Focal engineers demonstrate their innovative spirit, offering ever more character while maintaining high performance, for a Premium Hi-Fi product.

A SPECIAL FINISH FOR A SPECIAL EDITION

With its sleek look, Aria K2 936 combines timelessness with modernity. It blends seamlessly into any style of interior. The choice of Ash Grey finish, a Premium finish exclusive to Focal, combined with a leather effect front panel, highlights the loudspeaker’s style and elegance. Recognized as a ‘Living Heritage Company’ (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) by the French state, Focal once again showcases its industrial expertise and audio excellence: Aria K2 936 signals the return to high emotion shared by a French loudspeaker with a unique design. ABOUT

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

For more information - https://www.focal.com/en/home-audio/high-fidelity-speakers/aria-900/floorstanding-speakers/aria-k2-936.

The Aria K2 936 will be $5,990/pair with availability in Q1 2021.

 

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Naim Audio Adds HD Radio Stations and Updates Streaming

Naim Audio has added new HD radio channels for its streaming-capable speakers, including Naim Jazz HD and Naim Classical HD stations, and an updated Naim Radio HD. Those who own Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers, Uniti Atom, Star and Nova systems, and ND 5 XS2, NDX 2, ND 555 players will be able to stream the new stations in 44.1kHz/16-bit FLAC quality, and existing stations at resolutions as high as 96kHz/24-bit. Additionally, legacy Naim streaming products have been updated with AAC 320kbps streams.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Naim Audio website for additional details and a full radio streaming guide
• Check out our review of the Naim Mu-So 2nd Generation wireless speaker
• Also, be sure to read our reviews of the Naim Uniti Nova and the Naim Uniti Atom

Here’s more from Naim:

Naim Audio, the British specialist with almost 50 years of hi-fi expertise, is delighted to announce new and higher-quality radio options for users of its streaming speakers, systems and separates – all freely available from today.

Dedicated Naim Jazz HD and Naim Classical HD stations will join a revamped Naim Radio HD stream; all three available in up to CD quality. They will join a dedicated HD Radio category to browse and enjoy from the Naim App. This curated collection of the highest-quality radio streams from around the world, including Radio X, Intense Radio, the full Radio Paradise network, Frequence 3 network, NRJ Paris, Rondo Classic and Sector Network.

“The new Naim Radio HD channels are home to the entire, updated Naim Records back catalogue – covering everything from some of the very first classic releases, right up to the electrifying debut tracks from latest signing, Fable ­- truly showcasing our eclectic and exciting roster,” said James Tailby, Naim Records manager.

Users of Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers, Uniti Atom, Star and Nova systems, and ND 5 XS2, NDX 2, ND 555 players will be able to enjoy the three new Naim Radio stations as high-quality, 16bit/44.1kHz FLAC streams, and the HD Radio selection at their native resolutions – some as high as 24bit/96kHz.

Meanwhile, users of legacy Naim streaming products also get a quality upgrade, with AAC 320kbps streams now available, matching the highest-quality output from BBC Radio stations.

The higher-quality radio options will be available via the Naim App from today; no software upgrade required.

For more information on Naim Audio visit www.naimaudio.com.

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Trinnov’s New Altitude32 Warranty Extension Includes a Factory Tune-up

Good news for owners of Trinnov Audio’s Altitude32: the company has extended its warranty for the processor for an additional five years for customers who have owned theirs for five years or more. Additionally, the new program also includes a check-up and refresh -- as well as additional hardware replacements, if needed -- for the Altitude32 at the Trinnov facility. The program opens on April 1, 2021.

Additional Resources
• Visit the Trinnov Audio website for additional details and product specs
• Here’s our review of the Trinnov Altitude16 preamp/optimizer
• Check out our AV preamplifier Reviews page for similar products

Read more about the new program from Trinnov:

Trinnov Audio, the market leader in the design and manufacture of reference audio processors for home theaters, high-end hi-fi, professional audio and commercial cinemas, announces a 5-Year Warranty Extension Program for its flagship processor Altitude32. This program includes a refurbishment of the Altitude at a Trinnov facility and extends the product's warranty for an additional five years.

5-Year Warranty Extension Program

In 2018, Trinnov updated its warranty policy for its entire High-End Product line by extending the Warranty period from 3 to 5 years, retroactively.

Now, with the first Altitude32 processors leaving their warranty period, we are pleased to announce a Warranty Extension Program, available to all Altitude32 owners that have owned their processor for more than 5 years.

Through this program, Trinnov further reaffirms its commitment to its customers and the future in terms of the ongoing, proactive development of the Altitude platform.

The program consists of an additional 5-year warranty that begins on the date the owner purchases the program. At a Trinnov facility, the Altitude receives a complete check up and refresh, including full inspection and thorough testing. If necessary, internal hardware is replaced to restore the unit to new condition.

Customers will be able to enter the program from 04/01/2021.

Further details about the program, including pricing and return procedure, will be made available through the local Trinnov distributor.

The program reaffirms Trinnov's long-term commitment to the Altitude platform and its user base

The Altitude32 was introduced at the end of 2014 as the new Reference for High-End Home Theater Processors, powered by a revolutionary software-based platform and driven by ongoing innovation.

Over the last five years, Trinnov Audio has regularly introduced unique and industry-changing features made available to its entire user base - free of charge - thereby staying true to its early promise.

Such features include the world's first support of multiple, new immersive audio codecs; early adoption of Roon; revolutionary bass management capabilities; ongoing enhancements to its Loudspeaker/Room Optimization; and more recently, the introduction of DTS:X Pro after an entire year of close collaboration with the engineering team at DTS. This long-term vision and value continues to drive the company forward.

"Our vision with the Altitude platform from day one extended beyond a simple fight against obsolescence. It was always about creating a product that can remain at the top of its category from both a performance and feature perspective over a long period of time. Manufacturers should be doing all they technically can to extend their products' life spans to the maximum and make them upgradable by design. We believe this is what the industry needs and also what our customers expect and deserve. We will always prioritize quality over quantity and the Warranty Extension program is yet another example of that vision and commitment. Our customers make a major investment when purchasing an Altitude, and we are determined to keep every Altitude owner's system performing at the highest level, regardless of when it was purchased. We intend to keep the Altitude platform at the forefront of High-End Home Theater with the same strategy and vision for many years to come and will continue with ongoing innovation, bringing more high-value features to our customers," said the company's CEO and cofounder Arnaud Laborie.   

An acknowledged and rewarded vision

Earlier this year and for the first time, the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, a group of specialised AV Magazines, decided to reward a platform rather than a product to acknowledge Trinnov's achievement delivering ongoing innovation with the Altitude series of AV Processors. This follows a first EISA Award for the Altitude32 in 2017.

CEPro also rewarded the Altitude32 with a BEST Product Award in 2020 despite the platform having been introduced almost six years ago, further confirming the Altitude is a technological vehicle for ongoing innovation rather than a simple product.

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DVDO’s New Line of Products Supports a Changing Work Environment

DVDO’s new line of IoT-enabled smart cameras, facial and thermal detection devices, AVoIP, KVM and extender products are designed with radically changing work environments in mind. DVDO’s new camera options -- including an HD 1080p ultra-wide angle camera and a HD PTZ -- are all HDMI and IP compatible and equipped with AAC audio encoding.

DVDO’s facial and thermal detection devices are built with industrial-grade cameras, thermal detectors, and interactive tablets, and can recognize and compile databases of up to 30,000 face, even those with masks on. Additionally, these devices can be upgraded with an IC card reader and/or fingerprint scanner as well.

Additional Resources
• Visit the DVDO website for additional details and product specs
• Here’s some info about HDMI cables from DVDO
• Visit our Smart Home Device Reviews page for similar products

Here's more from DVDO about the new release:

DVDO, Inc., leveraging over 20 years of award-winning expertise in high-performance A/V switching, launched today a new range of IoT-enabled smart cameras, facial / thermal detection devices, AVoIP, KVM and extender products aimed at modernizing lifestyles and workspaces to face today's challenges.

"We are dramatically expanding our product offerings to include new solutions to support remote, distributed and blended collaboration," said DVDO CEO Doug Fealtman. "Our customers rely on DVDO for high-quality A/V solutions that simply work, and we are now bringing our know-how to bear on data and communications."

Enabling low-cost and hassle-free video communication, monitoring and security at home and office, DVDO's expanded product range spans three camera options, from a Full HD 1080p ultra-wide angle camera to an HD PTZ (Pan / Tilt / Zoom) camera with intelligent tracking. All DVDO cameras offer HDMI and IP connectivity and AAC audio encoding, and come with all controls, cables and mounting hardware to be fully operational within minutes with no need for firmware installation.

In addition, DVDO's new facial recognition and thermal detection solutions provide remote and contactless identification, authentication and access control, effective even when the subject is wearing a mask or in dark environments. Complete with all hardware and software required for easy installation, DVDO's self-contained facial recognition and thermal detection devices feature integrated industrial-grade cameras, thermal detectors, and interactive tablets, recognizing databases of up to 30,000 faces with intuitive mask off/on capability. Various peripheral expansions such as an IC card reader and fingerprint scanner are also available.

The brand-new lineup also includes AVoIP devices, controllers, accessories and whole-room solutions for education and conferencing environments, fortifying DVDO's existing presentation, casting and wireless HDMI products.

Bringing the new cameras, facial and thermal detection devices and AVoIP solutions together with existing DVDO visual communication products, a new range of Pro-AV solutions include robust KVM extenders and switchers comprising any connectivity need, including fiber, compressed or uncompressed signals, USB, HDMI and more.

Designed to equip modern smart homes and offices for simple, intuitive, and low-cost communication, entertainment and productivity, DVDO products are available now through distributors and Pro-AV resellers. For more information visit dvdo.com, call 408-213-6680, or email [email protected].

 

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Definitive Technology’s Demand Series and Polk Audio’s Legend Series are Now IMAX Enhanced Certified

Sound United’s Definitive Technology Demand Series and Polk Audio Legend Series all now have a selection of IMAX Enhanced Certified floorstanding and center channel speakers. The Definitive Technology Demand D17, D15, D5c, and Polk Audio Legend L800, L600, and L400 are now IMAX Enhanced certified, rendering them compatible with IMAX digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio. More IMAX Enhanced Certified products from Sound United will be announced as they are released.

Additional Resources
• Visit the IMAX Enhanced website for additional certification details, and learn more about the speaker lines at the Definitive Technology and Polk Audio websites
• Check out our review of the Definitive Technology Demand Series
• Also be sure to read our review of the Polk Audio Legend Series L100 speaker

Here's more about the new certification:

Sound United LLC, parent company to Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced several floorstanding and select center channel speakers from the Definitive Technology Demand Series and Polk Audio Legend Series are the first speaker lines in the home theater market to garner IMAX Enhanced Certification. IMAX Enhanced combines the highest-end entertainment products with IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer premium quality immersive experiences at home.
Sound United brands Denon and Marantz were among the first electronics companies to boast IMAX Enhanced certified products with models like the Marantz SR8015 and Denon AVR-X8500H. To build on the success of the program, IMAX and DTS partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers and consulted with industry experts, including the engineering teams at Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, to help design the certification process for loudspeakers. As a result of this work, the Demand Series and Legend Series loudspeaker lines from Definitive Technology and Polk Audio, respectively, are the first of a series of loudspeaker products to be certified for use with IMAX Enhanced home theaters. This collaborative milestone completes the IMAX Enhanced certified product ecosystem, bringing consumers closer to the cinema experience at home.
“Our intent in joining the loudspeaker certification program was to reproduce the signature IMAX sound without compromise. It was essential to preserve the impact and dynamics moviegoers have come to expect from IMAX, therefore, we considered sound pressure level (SPL), frequency response and the consistency of the speaker’s performance when evaluating eligibility for loudspeaker certification,” said Matt Lyons, VP of Engineering – Acoustics Product Development & Engineering at Polk Audio. “IMAX defined a specific set of frequency ranges to be used for testing, which we then ultimately measured against speaker performance. The resulting certification completes the ecosystem of IMAX Enhanced products including content, devices and loudspeakers, all calibrated to offer the level of performance IMAX demands.”
“We’ve worked closely with Sound United brands for over 20 years. The company’s longstanding reputation for innovation stretches across their brand portfolio, making them an ideal partner to bring new technologies to market,” said Bill Neighbors, Xperi Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cinema, Home, Digital Media & Streaming Solutions. “We decided Polk Audio and Definitive Technology were the ideal launch partners for the IMAX Enhanced Speaker Certification program given their heritage and expertise in both passive and powered loudspeaker development.”
The Definitive Technology Demand D17, D15, D5c and Polk Audio Legend L800, L600 and L400 are IMAX Enhanced certified and available for purchase. New IMAX Enhanced certified product lines within the Sound United brand portfolio will be announced at a later date. For more information on IMAX Enhanced, please visit: https://www.imaxenhanced.com/.

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