Meridian tech turns LG soundbars into sonic stars

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

LG’s latest trio of soundbars – the SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG – promises to deliver outstanding sonics, thanks to the collaboration between the Korean electronics giant and high-end audio specialist Meridian. Rather than merely Meridian-tweaked LG designs, the new soundbars […]

Quick review: Ascendo Immersive Audio System

November 6, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ascendo Immersive Audio might be a relatively unknown brand in South Africa, but that’s set to change with The Audio Visual Boutique now representing the German marque locally. A recent demonstration of a dedicated Ascendo Immersive Audio (AIA) installation at […]

Purists will love the Rotel RSP-1576

October 9, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Rotel’s latest surround sound processor is bang up to date with all the latest surround sound formats, codecs and technologies. But the RSP-1576 also pays particular attention to audio and video signal routing and integrity to ensure superior performance. Thus, […]

Yamaha RX-A1080: King of versatility

September 4, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The Aventage line represents Yamaha’s top-end AV receivers, with special attention lavished on everything from construction to internal components and software. The RX-A1080 might be one of the range’s junior models, but there’s nothing junior about its performance …   […]

New Marantz AV receivers arrive

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

An updated range of Marantz AV receivers has been launched in South Africa. The most significant features of the newcomers include support for Amazon’s Alexa voice command protocol, as well as compatibility with the HEOS multiroom system. The latest Apple […]