Monday, May 16, 2022

PSB Speakers Celebrates 50 Years of Delivering High Value Hi-Fi Sound

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Established in 1972, ground-breaking Canadian loudspeaker brand will celebrate its 50th anniversary with contests, events, and a surprise announcement

Pickering, Ontario, Canada, May 16, 2022— PSB Speakers, the loudspeaker company that, more than any other, create the “Canadian Sound”, is celebrating 50 years of delivering high value hi-fi speakers at the intersection of science-based sound reproduction and musical enjoyment. Founded in St Jacob’s, Ontario, in the summer of 1972 by classically-trained violinist and self-taught acoustics designer, Paul Barton, and a couple of his high school friends, PSB Speakers soon became a pioneer in marrying psychoacoustics research with loudspeaker design.

 

 

The scientific approach Barton took in designing loudspeakers was rare at the time, and over the course of the late 1970s and early 1980s, he conducted thorough and detailed measurements of loudspeakers at the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa, Canada, utilizing its state-of-the-art anechoic chamber and instruments to perfect the sound signature of his products. In spending so much time in and around the laboratories at the NRC, Barton found himself embedded with some of Canada’s leading scientific researchers in the areas of psychoacoustics and acoustic measurement, including becoming a close personal friend to world-renowned Dr Floyd Toole, whom he would collaborate with until Toole’s later move to California. The acoustics research Barton helped to pioneer and commercialize would eventually become common industry practice, and the foundational principles first discovered by this research continue to be the basis of much of speaker design today.

 

“As a musician and acoustics designer, it has been such an honour to work with some of the top scientific minds in the field over the decades,” says Barton. “In academic research, like what was happening at the NRC, it wasn’t uncommon for research to get published and then just gather dust on a shelf somewhere. But I got the unique opportunity to take that research and turn it into real products that PSB customers could enjoy their favourite music on, and that has been the most satisfying thing for me throughout these 50 years.”

 

 

The brand’s anniversary celebrations kick off with a virtual live event on June 1, 2022, at 4:00PM EDT (1:00PM PDT, 9:00PM BST, 10:00PM CEST), and will feature an intimate conversation with Paul Barton moderated by Doug Schneider, Founder of SoundStage!. Event registration opens on May 16, 2022, at psbspeakers.com/50years and attendees will not only have the chance to submit their questions to the PSB team for the live Q&A with Barton, but they will also be the first to watch a documentary of the brand, specially produced for the 50th anniversary, which will be released to the rest of the world 24 hours later on June 2, 2022. Friends of PSB Speakers, including IsoAcoustics and Bluesound, have offered up some exciting door prizes, and there will be a grand prize draw for a pair of PSB Speakers AM 5 Powered Bookshelf Speakers at the end of the event.

 

“PSB Speakers, despite all of the outstanding reviews it receives for its products, is in many ways still a hidden gem of a brand,” explains Gordon Simmonds, CEO of Lenbrook International, the parent company of PSB Speakers. “The documentary is our way of reinforcing the brand’s incredible story and scientific contributions to the speaker industry so it can be appreciated not just by those who already follow the brand, but also by new audio consumers that are looking for great value products for their mobile and modern lifestyles.”

 

Filmed and produced over a four-month period in and around Toronto, the documentary runs approximately 20 minutes and offers an intimate glimpse into the brand’s founding, its expansion, Barton’s legacy, and the brand’s exciting future. It features interviews with Barton about his childhood influences and personal anecdotes, interspersed with perspectives from inside and outside the company, including from Simmonds, as well as from a former dealer and now Chief Strategy Officer of Lenbrook, John Banks; Canadian business journalist Gordon Brockhouse; Headphone Category Manager, Matt Simmonds; and Schneider, who got to know Barton while at the NRC himself, conducting speaker measurements for his publication’s reviews. Visually, the documentary is peppered with archival photos, videos, and mementos over the decades, deftly weaving in stories about some of the brand’s most iconic and popular products. It is a fitting tribute to a brand that, in the documentary, Schneider calls the “grandfather of the Canadian loudspeaker industry”.

 

 

The celebrations continue into the month of June, when PSB Speakers goes back to its roots – the love of live music from Barton’s childhood that inspired him to pursue a career in acoustics. PSB Speakers is committed as a Main Stage sponsor for the 2022 Northern Lights Festival Boréal, a music festival happening in Sudbury, Ontario, that is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. Small town Canada has produced some of the world’s most enduring musical acts and these two Canadian musical legends – PSB Speakers and the Northern Lights Fesitival Boréal – will join forces in a digital campaign in the weeks leading up to the festival to promote the festival’s exciting line-up of Canadian talent.

 

The anniversary celebrations will culminate in a very special announcement from the brand on July 1st, coinciding with Canada Day.

 

About PSB Speakers

 

Founded in 1972 in a small town in Ontario, Canada, PSB Speakers has set the standard for “True to Nature” sound. Harnessing groundbreaking research into psychoacoustics involving PSB Speakers Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton, the company’s products are among the most critically acclaimed for value-driven and non-fatiguing speaker design. Currently sold in more than 70 countries around the world, PSB Speakers manufactures high-quality speakers, headphones, subwoofers, and installed speakers. For more information please visit, https://psbspeakers.com.

 

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Website: https://psbspeakers.com

 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/psbspeakers

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/psbspeakers

 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/psbspeakers

 


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

K-array’s New Generation Amplifiers Are The First To Use Dante Ready On Board

K-array’s New Generation Amplifiers Are The First To Use Dante Ready On Board


Audinate’s Dante Ready launches in market with K-array Amplifiers


Reaffirming its market leadership in professional-grade audio and video IP networking solutions, Audinate (ASX:AD8) today announced the first of Dante Ready, a licensing program that empowers end-users to add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. The first deployment is with K-array, the professional audio powerhouse, on its new Kommander, Thunder and Mugello amplifiers that will be showcased at InfoComm 2022 (booth #W3138) in Las Vegas next month.


According to Laurence Crew, Audinate Senior Product Manager, the early adoption of Dante Ready by one of the most ambitious and innovative brands in professional audio underscores the commercial potential of customer activated Dante channels. “We are truly excited about the possibilities that Dante Ready enables for manufacturers and customers alike, giving them the flexibility to add Dante channels and features when they need them. As one of the most innovative companies in the AV industry, K-array is the perfect partner to launch this revolutionary new service.” Dante Ready is available for devices built using the Dante Embedded Platform, a software implementation of Dante audio designed for Linux-based audio appliances. 


Dante Ready lets customers activate Dante as software online while devices are in the field, purchasing only as many channels of Dante audio as they require — from 2x2 to 64x64. Once activated, the product license never expires and can be expanded as needed through later purchases. All purchases are routed through Audinate’s secure payment system. 


The Kommander Series amplifiers are a new chapter for K-array boasting cloud-based technologies thanks to the Integrated Electronic Brain on board each amp, coinciding with the launch of Dante Ready. More than a traditional DSP, the built-in microelectronics driven by the integrated operating system feature expansive sound processing and complete user control over the system performance: Volumes, Signal Routing, Presets as well as a complete USB player, are directly manageable from the device via a mobile app and dedicated professional interface. 


“To be the first to use Audiante’s Dante Ready activation is a great privilege. Every aspect of K-array’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Kommander,” said Alessandro Tatini - President of K-array. “Our all-new, High-Performance amplifiers deliver all of the performance and dynamic excellence for which K-array is renowned, with the additional benefit of cloud-based technologies to extend the possibilities. This is for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy having complete control of K-array speakers.” 


About Audinate Group Limited 

Audinate Group Limited (ASX:AD8) has a vision to pioneer the future of AV. Audinate’s award winning Dante AV over IP networking solution is the worldwide leader and used extensively in the professional live sound, commercial installation, broadcast, public address, and recording industries. Dante replaces traditional analogue cables by transmitting perfectly synchronized AV signals across large distances, to multiple locations at once, using nothing more than an Ethernet cable. Audinate is headquartered in Australia and has regional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and Hong Kong. Dante technology powers products available from hundreds of leading audio and video partners around the world. The company’s ordinary shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code AD8. 


The Kommander amplifier is a lightweight and robust stainless steel unit that can be rack mounted occupying 2U. The amplifier is equipped with optical limiters and various protections on the signal - overcurrent, short circuit and on the system temperature to ensure maximum performance and best reliability. 


www.k-array.com ............................................................................................................................................ K-array is a renowned manufacturer of innovative pro audio solutions with global headquarters in Florence, Italy. Founded in 1990, the company concentrates its efforts and resources in the revolutionary design and manufacture of highly-efficient audio systems that produce unparalleled performance. With an extensive portfolio of product lines providing ultra-compact speaker solutions for small, medium and large-scale applications from live sound to fixed installations, K-array is designing unique audio solutions never dreamed of before.

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K-array is a renowned manufacturer of innovative pro audio solutions with global headquarters in Florence, Italy. Founded in 1990, the company concentrates its efforts and resources in the revolutionary design and manufacture of highly-efficient audio systems that produce unparalleled performance.


With an extensive portfolio of product lines providing ultra-compact speaker solutions for small, medium and large-scale applications from live sound to fixed installation, K-array is designing unique audio solutions never dreamed of before.    


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

EZCast Launches Beam J4a Portable Projector

Product Highlights

●  Go anywhere: Ultra-portable projector with a built-in, long-lasting battery

●  Features Android 10 and 5GHz Wi-Fi: Ideal for streaming shows and movies from popular streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube to a big screen.

●  Great for sharing: Bright, vivid projections up to 100-inches

●  Sync up with Bluetooth speakers: Integrated Bluetooth allows it to sync up with external Bluetooth speaker systems

●  Auto vertical keystone: Able to detect and correct a distorted image automatically, giving you a properly adjusted square image.

EZCast Launches Beam J4a Portable Projector

 

Great for streaming anywhere! A Wi-Fi mobile projector featuring Android 10 and up to 4 hours of battery life

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New Taipei City, May 11, 2022 - EZCast, a leading innovator of wireless display technologies, has announced its new EZCast Beam J4a portable projector, capable of bringing internet streaming media services, office, and educational presentations to just about anywhere.

EZCast Beam J4a Portable Projector


Use Your Favorite Streaming Services

Equipped with Android 10, it’s easy and familiar to use for everyone and supports popular global streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube, and more, or play direct from a local networked device.

 

Wireless Connectivity & Audio Built-in

Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity built-in means it can connect to the widest variety of access points, with fast and reliable performance. HDMI connectivity is available for wired connections and supports for the FreeSync enabled graphic card makes it ideal for gaming setups. Integrated Bluetooth allows the EZCast Beam J4a to sync up with external speaker systems for an audio experience as large as the projection, or alternatively, users can opt to use the convenient internal speaker, or headphones directly from the 3.5mm stereo jack. Bluetooth/IR 2-in-1 remote control support allows Bluetooth controllers to provide a mouse-like experience for users to enter usernames and passwords for App/service logins, and search strings for selecting media.

 

Ultra-Portable: Ideal for the Home, Office and School

At a shade over 11x11cm in size, just 3.5cm deep, and an ultra-light 384g, this highly compact and superbly portable projector can fit in the palm of your hand; it can easily be packed into a bag for travel, outdoor adventures, professional or educational needs. Inside, a generous 9,000mAh battery provides up to 4 hours of playtime per charge*.

 

Bright, Clear & Big Images

DLP technology provides vibrant colors and a strong 300 ANSI of brightness. With a 1.3:1 throw ratio, it’s capable of projecting up to 100-inch displays: ideal for rooms small or large to provide sharp and clear images so everyone can easily see in home cinemas, gaming with friends, or camping with your family. Built-in auto vertical keystone will detect and automatically correct a distorted image, giving you a properly adjusted square image.

 

Price and Availability

The EZCast Beam J4a will be available from mid-May 2022 in Amazon storefronts across the US, from USD$269.99.

 

For more information about the EZCast Beam J4a, please see:

https://www.ezcast.com/product/ezcast/beam/beamJ4a

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*Based on internal labs testing with built-in ‘Eco’ mode. Battery life experience may vary depending on individual operating parameters and usage.

 

About EZCast

EZCast, owned by Actions Microelectronics Co., Ltd and is a multimedia brand located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. We produce wireless digital accessories, Wi-Fi dongles, Wi-Fi projectors, and Wi-Fi presentation system. All our products are thoroughly tested and packed to excellent quality standards. EZCast is a leading provider of universal screen mirroring technologies. We have created the EZCast Universal Wireless Display Receivers to fulfill home entertainment, business, and projector needs, including DLP solution – Beam J2, and budget-friendly LCD projectors – Beam V3 and Beam H3. Our platform supports iOS Screen Mirroring and Miracast, so you can connect your iPhones and Android phones to HDTVs. The Universal Wireless Display Receiver dongles also support Windows and Mac laptops, so you can use Miracast or iOS Screen Mirroring to share screens to TV. Learn more about at https://www.ezcast.com/. Reach us on Facebook: @iezcast or on YouTube: @EZCast.


 

 

 


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Monday, May 2, 2022

HYPER Announces Availability for HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe

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HYPER Announces Availability for HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe

HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger With MagSafe

It’s Portable & Charges Four Devices Simultaneously

MAY 2, 2022 - FREMONT, CALIFORNIA: Today, HYPER®, the #1 Docking Station Brand in the USA¹, and the makers of Kickstarter’s most crowdfunded wireless charger, announced the immediate availability of the HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe after a successful crowdfunding campaign that garnered 3,500+ backers and raised over $500K.

Perfect for your desktop or for travel, the HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe is the only Made For MagSafe Certified wireless charger that charges an iPhone 13/12, an Apple Watch, AirPods, and an additional mobile device simultaneously.

It provides 15W of power for MagSafe enabled iPhones and 5W of power to an Apple Watch, AirPods, or additional phone. It features an adjustable tilt for perfect viewing angles whether you’re FaceTiming or watching videos. And, best yet, its flat-folding design makes it the perfect travel charger allowing you to seamlessly tuck away in a backpack or carry-on luggage. Lastly, you can power HyperJuice with USB-C or the included DC charger.

The HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe is now available for purchase at www.Hypershop.com.

¹The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Annual 2021.

HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger With MagSafe

HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe Key Features:

  • 15W Faster Wireless Charging. With up to 15W of power, enjoy getting the safest and fastest charge for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models.
  • Portable & Travel Ready. The durable, double-hinged folding stand easily collapses, allowing you to pack it away for a perfect on-the-go travel charger.
  • Amazing Adjustability. The adjustable tilt angles allow you to watch videos, take conferencing calls or FaceTime at the angle that suits your preference.
  • Charge 4 Devices Simultaneously. Magnetically charge your iPhone 13/12 while wirelessly charging an Apple Watch, AirPods, and an additional wireless device.
  • Power With USB-C Or DC. Enjoy powering HyperJuice with the included DC charger or any USB-C charger. *Doesn’t require a proprietary charger.
  • Smart LED Indicator. A vivid LED indicator informs you of the device’s charging status.
  • Specs. 15W Made for Magsafe™ Wireless Charging for iPhone 13/12, 5W (max) Made for Apple Watch mount, 5W (max) Airpods Charging Pad, Qi Charging Pad 5W / 7.5W / 10W / 15W
  • Dimensions. 202.7 x 161.3 x 40mm (folded) / 7.98” x 6.35” x 1.57” (folded)
  • Weight. 550g / 19.4 oz / 1.21 lb.
  • Availability: Available now at hypershop.com.
  • Pricing: $199.99
HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger With MagSafe

About HYPER

Celebrating its 17th year in business, HYPER is a dynamic team headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. We specialize in delivering award-winning, cutting-edge IT and mobile accessories with a focus on Apple, portable power & connectivity products.

HYPER is guided by its promise of GET MORE™. Delivering more ports, more power, and more connectivity, which in turn delivers more quality time with family and friends, more experiences, and more memories to every HYPER customer around the world.

Hyper: The #1 Docking Station Brand in the USA
Free Shipping in U.S.
On orders $40+
30 Day Returns
Easy returns
1 Year Warranty
Defective unit? No problem!
World’s Most Crowdfunded
Innovation backed by the people
Legacy of Innovation
Keeping our eyes on the future
Designed in Silicon Valley
The global center of innovation
 
 
 
 
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Hyper Products Inc. 930 Auburn Ct, Fremont, CA 94538.

Celebrating our 17th year anniversary in 2022, HYPER is a dynamic team based in Silicon Valley, California. We specialize in delivering award winning, cutting edge IT & mobile accessories with a focus on Apple, portable power, data storage & connectivity products.


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