Friday, January 28, 2022

Two New Headsets by Austrian Audio: PG16 Pro Gaming and PB17 Professional Business

High-quality pro sound for discerning gamers and for the office
Vienna, Austria – Austrian Audio brings their acclaimed professional audio quality to the gaming market with the PG16 Pro Gaming Headset and meets the growing needs of business professionals with the PB17 Professional Business Headset. Gamers can now hear games as the designers intended with crystal clear, high-resolution professional sound and perfect spatiality to precisely locate even the quietest details. Business professionals will appreciate the sonic detail, exceptional speech intelligibility, and fatigue-free listening of the PB17 closed-back headphones.
Both the PB17 and the PG16 headsets share the same technology as the highly-regarded Hi-X65, Hi-X55 and Hi-X50 pro audio headphones for exceptional high-definition sound. Their 44mm Hi-X drivers accurately reproduce the full audible sonic frequency spectrum from 12 Hz to 24 kHz with zero-latency for the best gaming experience. 
The PG16 meets the highest gaming demands in terms of sound and foldable hardware design: the robust metal construction of the headband and hinges ensures maximum stability and extremely long durability. Soft ear pads made of special "slow retention" memory foam and the low weight of just 265g ensure optimal wearing comfort, even during long gaming sessions. The closed design with outstanding insulation effectively eliminates ambient noise, so you can concentrate fully on the game.

The PG16 and the PB17 are equipped with a pro-grade boom microphone, which transmits your voice to the team without cut-outs, choppiness, or muffling. If you don't want to be heard by your mates, you can mute the microphone using the ‘Lift to Mute’ mechanism.
The PB17 is a great all-rounder: a professional office and business tool equally-suited for general media, music and relaxation. The closed design of the PB17 prevents sounds from entering or escaping; you can make calls undisturbed by your surroundings and concentrate fully on your conversation. Additionally, the PB17 is equipped with a high-quality boom microphone so that your counterpart hears you just as clearly as you hear them. The mic can be muted by simply flipping it up. The PB17 can be folded up in just a few simple steps, safely stowed away in the supplied carrying case for easy transport. 
Optionally, you can use the included Spatial Sound Card software from New Audio Technology for a dynamic 7.1 surround sound for an enhanced gaming experience and competitive advantage.
Both headsets connect with the 1.4 m long connection cable with a 3.5 mm jack plug. If your device does not have a suitable socket, simply use the included USB adapter. The cable is removable and can be swapped quickly and easily in the event of a defect or if you need a longer cable for your devices. 

Designed and developed in Austria, the PG16 and the PB17 offer excellent workmanship with high-quality materials and outstanding sonics at an unbeatable price-performance ratio.
Key Features:
  • Austrian Audio proprietary High Excursion Technology, for high resolution sound 
  • Spatial Sound Card 7.1. surround sound software from New Audio Technology included with the PG16
  • The PB17 includes an additional USB adapter, the HSU7 USB Adapter
  • Soft memory foam earpads to keep you comfortable during the longest sessions
  • High-end omnidirectional microphone with “Tilt-To-Mute“ functionality
  • Metal hinge for maximum durability
  • Foldable construction for easy storage, uncommon in this price range
  • Detachable 1.4 m cable included (for optional replacement, different length cables are available)
  • Multi-Platform: Compatible with PC, Mac®, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox™ (controllers with TRRS socket)
  • TeamSpeak™certified
PG16 €139 / £129 (RRP inc. VAT) / US $169 (VAT not included)
PB17 € 129 / £ 119 (RRP inc. VAT) / US $159 (VAT not included)

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About Austrian Audio
In 2017, the former AKG manager Martin Seidl founded the Viennese start-up, which is currently active in more than 60 countries around the world. Stars like Divinity Roxx (BeyoncĂ©, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu), Kat Dyson (Prince , New Power Generation), Martin "Ace" Kent (Skunk Anansie), are fans of Austrian Audio products, as well as numerous producers and sound engineers: Adrian Hall (The Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, and others), Jim Ebdon (Sam Smith, Maroon 5) and Obie O'Brien (Bon Jovi, Barbara Streisand, Alice Cooper).

40 pro audio experts with more than 350 years of combined experience (the majority are former AKG employees) are behind the brand, and make sure Austrian Audio stands for innovative quality products with appealing designs, offering an unadulterated and excellent sound experience for musicians, audio professionals and sound aficionados.

Made in Austria: Austrian Audio continues the longstanding Austrian tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality and durable audio equipment.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

NAD Launches New M23 Hybrid Digital Stereo Power Amplifier

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Masters Series power amplifier features Purifi Eigentakt™ amplifier technology to deliver true audiophile performance with exceptional value.

PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA January 19, 2022– NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, takes value and performance to a whole new level. The M23 Hybrid Digital stereo power amplifier (US $3499 / CDN $4599 MSRP), available in January 2022, builds on the Purifi Eigentakt amplification technology first introduced in the acclaimed M33 BluOS Streaming Amplifier - a once-in-a-decade amplifier innovation that will define the pinnacle of power and performance in the category for years to come. Continuing NAD's long-standing tradition in identifying and developing cutting-edge amplification technology, Eigentakt nearly eliminates harmonic and intermodulation distortion and noise while its load-invariant frequency response can drive even the most demanding of loudspeakers to their highest performance.


 NAD Master M23 Stereo Power Amplifier (front)

NAD Master M23 Stereo Power Amplifier (front)


According to Cas Oostvogel, NAD’s Product Manager, “The sonic character of the M23 is reinforced in the story told by the numbers. This is an amazingly powerful and transparent amplifier bringing new levels of refinement and dynamics at any level and sets a new benchmark for performance and value in its category.”


Powerful Eigentakt™ Amplifier Technology


The Masters M23 Hybrid Digital stereo power amplifier features Eigentakt™ amplifier technology, manufactured by NAD under license from Purifi. This new technology nearly eliminates harmonic and intermodulation distortion and allows for an even, wide, and load-invariant frequency response.


In common with the previous generations of NAD Hybrid Digital technology but unlike most Class D amplifier designs, the M23 offers a minimum of 200W per channel with amazing reserves of dynamic power at lower impedances. It is capable of beyond 260W dynamic power per channel even into 8 ohms, and beyond 520W into 4 ohms. It can effortlessly power any loudspeaker to live performance levels with amazing efficiency and low power consumption.  


The M23 in bridge mode is the perfect addition to expand the power of an M33 BluOS Streaming Amplifier to create a 2 x 700W system or is an easy upgrade to power any high-performance separates system.      


Thanks to the advanced Purifi Eigentakt amplifier technology, all this power comes at a lot less cost than traditional technology while delivering improved performance!


A Diverse Performer


It is easy to find amplifiers that can excel in one or two areas. The M23 HybridDigital stereo power amplifier featuring the Eigentakt amplification technology provides nearly unmeasurable distortion, ultra-high damping factor, and unconditional stability with any speaker.


Leaving old fashioned and power-hungry linear power supplies and Class A/B output stages behind, the M23 features proven switch mode power supplies and Class D output stages that are very linear over a wide bandwidth and provide consistent performance into all speaker loads. With tight, detailed sound, amazing control, and transparency, the M23 is a stereo power amplifier that truly does break down barriers to audiophile-grade sound.  


NAD Master M23 Stereo Power Amplifier (rear)

NAD Master M23 Stereo Power Amplifier (rear)


Flexibility is another strength of the M23 with its RCA and XLR balanced inputs, bridge mode, three selectable gain levels, 12v trigger and auto sensing. The M23 is the perfect addition to expand the power of an M33 BluOS Streaming Amplifier or power any high-performance separates system.


The M23 features all alloy casework that is elegant yet practical. Rigid panels with magnetic iso-point feet provide a solid foundation for the multi-layer circuit boards and intricate internal construction. The M23 employs a completely modern and fresh take on the traditional stereo amplifier, with a combination of features, performance and value for money not found elsewhere.


Key Features of the NAD M23 Hybrid Digital Stereo Power Amplifier


  • Purifi Eigentakt™ amplifier technology
  • Continuous Power Output: 2x200W into 8 ohms; 2x380W into 4 ohms
  • Dynamic Power Output: 2x260W into 8 ohms; 2x520W into 4 ohms
  • Bridged Power Output: 700W mono continuous into 8 ohms
  • Virtually immeasurable noise, harmonic distortion, intermodulation distortion
  • Wide, flat frequency response into any loudspeaker load
  • Balanced (XLR) and single-ended (RCA) auto-sensing inputs
  • Three-position adjustable gain control
  • 12V trigger input


About NAD Electronics


Founded in 1972 and now sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high-quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. Since the beginning, NAD’s commitment to four core values  innovation, innovation, simplicity, performance, and value – have earned it a cult-like following that catapulted it to becoming a household name amongst audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and manufacture some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components that include modern features and technologies meant to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.















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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Cyrus Audio to Join the BluOS® High-Resolution Multi-room Audio Ecosystem

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Respected British brand, Cyrus Audio, looks to the future by integrating the best-in-class BluOS platform into its award-winning audiophile components

JANUARY 18, 2022, TORONTO, CANADA – Cyrus Audio, the iconic British brand of audiophile electronics and Lenbrook International, the owner and developer of the market-leading BluOS high-resolution multi-room platform, announced a global partnership to bring the BluOS streaming platform into upcoming Cyrus Audio products.


“Music streaming remains complex with the wide variety and rapidly changing list of services and features that are demanded by the modern music consumer. We realised that being part of a well-established and class-leading ecosystem provided the best option for both our customers and dealers to minimise this complexity.  As such, we always found ourselves coming back to BluOS. Throughout our conversations, Lenbrook made clear their strong commitment to providing all customers a premium user experience, combined with access to the best of the hi-res music streaming services. That aligns so perfectly with the Cyrus brand values that it became a rather straightforward decision for us,” says Nicholas Clarke, Managing Director of Cyrus Audio. “Our team is naturally excited as we go forward, planning the latest expansion of the Cyrus Audio product range.”


“Our goal with BluOS continues to be being highly selective about the brands we add to the platform since it is so important that the shared ecosystem model be represented by totally like-minded and committed partners,” explains Gordon Simmonds, CEO of Lenbrook International. “Cyrus Audio is one of those well aligned brands that the Lenbrook team has long admired. We’re pleased they have come on board to share our BluOS high res music vision again reaffirming the significant investment we continue to make into this platform.”


BluOS is an award-winning proprietary, but brand-agnostic platform meaning that any BluOS Enabled product connected to the same Wi-Fi network can share music libraries and playlists, regardless of the brand of speaker or audio component. Found in products that range from amplifiers through to powered speakers and rack-mounted installed audio, BluOS Enabled products satisfy a wide range of use cases and applications, making it the most versatile hi-res multi-room streaming audio platform available on the market today.


About Cyrus Audio


Cyrus Audio is an internationally acclaimed, high-end audio brand based in Cambridgeshire, England.  The company has been at the forefront of the audio scene for nearly 40 years. Having launched the original Cyrus One amplifier back in 1984, it quickly established itself as a company providing outstanding quality for the most discerning of music-lovers, and it has been designing and manufacturing award winning audio products ever since. Cyrus is proud to be one of the few remaining independent British brands, with their range of integrated amps, CD players, power amps and power supplies continuing to be manufactured in the UK.  


Its talented R&D team has been responsible for several industry firsts over the years, and it continues to push technological boundaries in pursuit of bringing a better music experience to its customers.  The brand's key focus is on ensuring that the emotional content of the music is captured, which is why listening to music on a Cyrus system is a truly engaging and uplifting experience. Cyrus has also gained a reputation for products that have a stylish, compact design and, because they can be upgraded, provide lifetime value for the customer.   
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About BluOS


BluOS™ is a premium multi-room audio ecosystem that manages stored and cloud music sources and playback, with support for high-resolution audio streams up to 24/192. Adopted by some of the most renowned hifi audio brands and integrated with numerous smarthome and voice control systems, BluOS allows for interoperability among enabled devices across brands for maximum versatility and use cases. Integrations with popular streaming music services like Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, and Deezer, niche hi-res music services or stations like Neil Young Archives and Radio Paradise, as well as featured support for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high resolution formats and codecs, offers BluOS users virtually unlimited access to music of all genres for any occasion. Made up of an operating system and a control application for smart phones, tablets, and PC desktops, BluOS is the ultimate choice for the modern audiophile. Find more information at,


About Lenbrook International


Lenbrook International, a subsidiary of the Lenbrook Group of Companies, is the owner and manufacturer of award-winning brands for home audio and residential install applications. Its full suite of products from NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, Bluesound wireless multi-room players, and Bluesound Professional commercial audio, are distributed in over 80 countries, while its BluOS hi-res distributed audio platform continues to be adopted by some of the world’s leading premium audio brands. Find more information out at

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Friday, January 14, 2022



Get Ready to Deliver Flying Dropkicks and Fireballs at a Sizzling 60FPS On Switch Next Month

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 13, 2022 - Bring your powerbombs, fireballs, and steel chairs to the wrestling ring! VICO Game Studio, in partnership with Reverb Triple XP, has announced today that Action Arcade Wrestling will launch on Nintendo Switch this February. In a few short weeks, ‘90s arcade wrestling fans everywhere will be able to pass around a Joy-Con and land the ultimate finisher at home and on the go.

Choose from over 30 mighty characters and brawl across over 25 playable game modes, including 5-on-5 tag team, Elimination matches, Battle Royale, and more. Perform moonsaults, grab power-ups, unleash laser beams, and pummel the opposition with giant squeaky hammers! After sending rivals to dream land, head to the extensive Wrestle Lab to create the world’s greatest wrestling star, legendary superhero, or even recreate your friends! From old school rasslin’ fans to newcomers and everyone in between, Action Arcade Wrestling on Nintendo Switch can be enjoyed by anyone - anytime and anywhere!

Experience a shocking fun time with Action Arcade Wrestling on Switch this February.

Action Arcade Wrestling is a fast-paced, arcade wrestling extravaganza that superkicks overly simulated wrestling games out of the ring! Master powerful attacks and superhero-like abilities in the most over-the-top wrestling game ever conceived.

Action Arcade Wrestling will launch on Nintendo Switch this February and is currently available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Stay up to date on Action Arcade Wrestling by following the game on Twitter, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and visiting its official website at

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Action Arcade Wrestling was created by the joint partnership between lead programmer and producer Eugene Tchoukhrov, founder of VICO Game Studio LLC, and executive producer David Horn, independent developer. The duo have devoted much of their spare time from their full-time jobs to the production and launch of Action Arcade Wrestling.

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EZCast ProAV WR/WT Brings 200M+ Range to Wireless HDMI Display Systems

EZCast ProAV WR/WT Brings 200M+ Range to Wireless HDMI Display Systems


A wireless extender, splitter and switcher that provides the performance of a wired system

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New Taipei City, Taiwan, January 13, 2022 - EZCast, a leading innovator of wireless display technologies, is pleased to announce the EZCast ProAV WR/WT, a highly-flexible Wi-Fi HDMI Extender/Splitter/Switch with a range of 200M, or even more, in open areas. This product, comprising a transmitter unit and a receiver unit, is being officially launched at Infocomm 2021. The wireless ProAV WR/WT is ideal for applications and scenarios where a wired network connection may be too disruptive, time-consuming or difficult to install, while still providing an easy bridge to wired networks wherever they are more suitable (for example via EZCast’s ProAV ET/ER). The EZCast ProAV WR/WT is exceptional for providing wireless performance that is just as good as standard LAN performance.

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Powerful but affordable EZCast ProAV WR/WT upgrade

The ProAV WR/WT benefits from EZCast’s simplified, unified transmitter and receiver design, and from economic fast networked backbone and easy deployment configurations. These advantages help EZCast ProAV equipment cost less than one-tenth of the price of traditional ProAV gear, helping you do away with complex and expensive matrix switch devices. Despite this, this product offers easy compatibility with existing systems and hassle-free integration.


Flexible and scalable and controllable

The product design provides greater flexibility and scalability in both system design and system functions – for example, making it easy to change from extender to splitter to switcher functionality. Central Management System (CMS) software support provides easy centralized remote control, while the built in USB KVM capability still gives you access to key functions in the field, such as controlling TX port messaging from the RX receiver.


Based on our advanced custom chip

EZCast ProAV devices supporting Video/Audio/USB/IR/UART over IP, including the ProAV WR/WT, are based around a powerful in-house developed, highly integrated System on a Chip (SoC) with embedded HDMI receiver and networking components.


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Price and Availability

EZCast ProAV WT HDMI Extender/Splitter/Switch is available at an MSRP US$139 at EZCast online store

EZCast ProAV WR HDMI Extender/Splitter/Switch is available at an MSRP US$129 at EZCast online store


About EZCast Pro

EZCast Pro is owned by Actions Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Located in New Taipei City, Taiwan, it creates audio-visual and digital wireless accessories with integral support for Cloud services, for professional, education and business-focused markets. From chip to product through its in-house design efforts, EZCast Pro aims to assist moving the world from wired to wireless, empowering people with freedom of mobility and to use digital products without restriction. To date, more than 10 million users around the world use EZCast Pro solutions, and our technologies and solutions are trusted by dozens of major brands worldwide. Learn more about EZCast Pro at Reach us on YouTube: @EZCast Pro or LinkedIn: @EZCast Pro.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Securam Introduces Full Home Security Line and Wins Mark of Excellence Award at CES 2022

Securam Introduces Full Home Security Line and Wins Mark of Excellence Award at CES 2022

The leader in home security presented its newest offerings at CES in Las Vegas

January 6, 2022 - Las Vegas, NV – SECURAM Systems, Inc., best known for its commercial security solutions and smart home products, was honored today with a Mark of Excellence award at CES in Las Vegas. The brand is currently exhibiting its full home security suite at the trade show.

The Smart Home Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) chose the brand’s new EOS smart lock home security system as the winner of its Mark of Excellence Award under the Security Product of the Year: Residential Access Control & Intrusion category. 

Chunlei Zhou, the CEO of SECURAM Systems, Inc. said, “We are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award at CES, and it has been incredible to meet our peers and introduce our full suite of products to the public at this year’s CES.”

The brand’s newest smart home lock picks up where the Securam Touch, winner of the 2020 CES Innovation Award, left off, offering a competitive price, and top of the line Wi-Fi communication without the requirement of a hub. 

SECURAM Systems also rounded out its home security suite with a handful of other new additions. The Smart Garage Door Controller features built in Wi-Fi, integration with the SECURAM Guard App, and provides instant status alerts. The Smart Light Switch allows you to control your lights from anywhere and program routines in the app. It has a built-in motion sensor and is available for dimmable and non-dimmable lights. Finally, The Smart Siren produces an alarm when any of the security features of connected devices on the network are tripped. 

“It’s exciting to be back at CES, sharing our new line of products with the world,” said Marketing Director, Kristine Lucero. “The event looks a bit different this year, but we are still seeing interest from people across a number of industries who want to keep their space secure.”

SECURAM will be located at Booth #52921, Venetian Expo, Level 2, January 6 and 7, 9am-5pm.


About SECURAM Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Southern California, SECURAM Systems, Inc., is best known as the leading supplier of safe locks for applications such as home, commercial, corporate, and ATM safes, as well as bank safes & vaults. In 2005, the company began designing and manufacturing electronic and mechanical safe lock systems to meet the needs of the worldwide safe and vault market. They launched the SECURAM Smart line in 2020.

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