Two In One: The Playbase from Sonos for Music and Television

Unobtrusive design and great sound: While this TV is switched on you can enjoy the usual shows, games and movies as well as being able to enjoy your favourite music and audio books while the device is switched-off. Sonos has further developed the Playbar and the result of this the Playbase, which stylishly completes the home cinema.

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Our Home Cinema Under Renovations!

After years of faithful service from our home cinema, it is now time to show it some TLC. The entire room is to be redesigned from scratch with new armchairs, a new lighting concept and improved room acoustics which will ensure the prefect conditions so that our updated surround system is fully utilized.

We will be installing a 7.1.4 channel system (Dolby Atmos, DTS: X) with loudspeakers from the KEF Ci series, as standard we will also be utilizing an Arcam AV860 processor. The decision regarding the power amplifier is still pending however we will certainly find a suitable solution here as well. Our acoustically transparent 4K-projector screen with a width of 3.5  will be remaining as is, apart from a fabric re-newal. We’ll be adding impressions of the reconstructions as they happen in our picture gallery. If you’re not yet familiar with our home cinema set-up, the video below provides a good overview.

Arcam AV Receiver in Overview

In view of the company’s 40-year history, one wouldn’t really say that the manufacturer Arcam are exactly an industry secret and although there are probably some AV-interested people who have still not come across the British company. And with the recently introduced high-end AVR860 is just a good reason to take a closer look at the current AV program from Arcam. As a photo model, we had an AVR550 available for this post.

Der Arcam AVR550 in unserer Vorführung

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Consumer Electronics: 2015 in Retrospect, 2016 a Preview.

We want to make the last  item before Christmas and the New Year a small review of the technical development that took place in 2015 as well as an outlook for the year 2016. Many aspects that have taken up space in the past twelve months reporting on will be discussions that will probably continue to occupy us for a while yet. Now is a good chance to query the current state of affairs.

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