Tagged with 'CINEMA'

Monitor Audio Gold GX Series

Monitor Audio have replaced their Gold GS range of loudspeakers with the new Gold GX - using technology that has filtered down from their Platinum PL range. This is quite a radical change as the whole range now uses ribbon tweeters, offering a sweeter sound more akin to that of the Platinum series.

The range will be available during June, and all models will be on demo in store just as soon as we receive them! More details here.

KEF Q Series

KEF Q Series

KEF have launched a complete redesign of their iQ series, which makes way for the new Q Series. Nothing is the same - cabinet, drivers, driver layout, even the sound - it's a whole new speaker. I attended the UK dealer launch down in Kent at the Chilston Park hotel. I took along my camera, but unfortunately no photos were allowed :/

All models are available in Black Oak, English Cherry, European Walnut.

More press photos are available to view at our Flickr page


It doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago since I was writing up about Onkyo's new THX pre/power and Bluray player on these forums. But with the emergence of 3D and the 'version of HDMI we're not allowed to mention', Onkyo had to update. So out goes the old pre/processor and Bluray player, and in comes the new. The PAMC5500 remains the same. We're not on to 3D audio yet. :D

The BDPS808 Bluray player adds 3D playback over the old 807.

BDPS808 Bluray player adds 3D playback

The 9.2 channel Networking THX Ultra 2 Plus PRSC5508 processor replaces the old 5507, and adds 3D pass through, and a new version of Audyssey's existing DSX, we're told.

The matching PAMC5500 9 channel THX Ultra 2 power amp remains the same, and uses Onkyo's WRAT amplification technology.The 5500 has 220wpc on tap, and should be able to drive pretty much any speaker you care to throw at it.

PAMC5500 9 channel THX Ultra 2 power amp

As mentioned before, the PAMC5500 power amplifier remains the same.

PAMC5500 power amplifier

The above photos are of the current PRSC5507 and BDPS807 - new images will be added when we get them. But let's face it, they'll look the same! More details will be posted when we have them.

Marantz AV7005 / MM7055 AV Pre/Power

Later this year, Marantz will be releasing a new AV pre/power. The AV7005 and MM7055 will be a visual cross between the current AV8003/MM8003 and their Premium product range, with their nifty little circular front panel display.

The AV7005 will have 6 HDMI inputs, with 2 HDMI outputs, all ready for 3D. It will include full HD audio processing with Pro-Logic IIz, and have Audyssey MultiEQ XT with Audyssey DSX room EQ processing. It will be fully DNLA 1.5 compliant, and incorporate an internet radio, with full suppoer for vTuner and Napster. It will also have a full 7.2 XLR output. It'll even include a phono stage!

Price will be a very reasonable £1699.


The MM7055 5 channel power amplifier which can be connected to the AV7005 via XLR. It is 140w per channel. It will have a power meter display on the front, presumably in their Premium style.

Price will be £1099.

An MM7025 2 channel power amplifier will be available to add to the above to make the system 7 channel.

Price will be £729.

All will be available October 2010. More details over at our audio forum

Onkyo TXNR1008 THX 3D AV Receiver

Onkyo are about to release the TXNR1008 THX Select 2 Plus 3D compatible home theatre receiver, and as usual, Onkyo are leading the way with some new, genuinely useful features, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.

The TXNR1008 is a full HD audio decoding 9.2 channel AV receiver, with HDMI 1.4a 3D compatibility. This 3 zone receiver is THX Select 2 Plus certified, incorporating Faroudja DCDi video processing, Audyssey Multi-EQ processing (with Audyssey Dynamic Voume) and Audyssey DSX. It is also equipped with ISF video calibration. It is fully DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 compatible, and has full internet radio access, as well as having access to Last.FM and Napster. The TXNR1008 is rated at 180w into a 6ohm load.

Detailed PDF below:

Onkyo PDF TX-NR1008 Manual

InFocus SP8602

Frank Harvey Hi-Fi now have the InFocus SP8602 home theatre projector on demonstration. This projector is a full HD, DLP design, and has a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, with a standard bulb life of 2,000 hours. Price is £2995.

InFocus SP8602

Feel free to arrange a demo by calling 02486 525200.


Epson TW3500 and TW4400

We now have the Epson TW3500 amd TW4400 LCD projectors on demo, to demo alongside our existing JVC / InFocus / Optoma / Panasonic / Mitsubishi line up. Both are full 1080p HD and use 10 bit video processing, have up to 4,000 hours lamp life, with a very low noise level of 22dB. Both are RS232 controllable, and have a 12v trigger.


The TW3500 utilises a 3 panel LCD system (one for each colour) for a more accurate colour pallette. Contrast ratio is a respectable 36,000:1.


The TW4400 also uses the same 3 panel LCD system, but uses the C2 Fine LCD panels for an improved picture. Zoom is motorised from the remote control (this is manual on the 3500), and it's two HDMI inputs are Deep Colour compatable. Contrast ratio is a far higher 130,000:1.

All Epson projectors come with a 3 year warranty.

More details over at our audio forum

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