Deezer Stories August 5, 2015

Seems like every consumer speaker company is offering a whole home audio solution these days. From SONOS to LG and Hitachi, these systems are becoming the industry standard to fill every room with sound.

Today, Bang & Olufsen is revealing their own plans for connected multi-room speakers. We first caught wind of this back in January at CES when B&O released the BeoSound Moment. Now its all coming together in a simple – yet pricey – customizable package.  expand full story

Deezer Stories December 22, 2014

When it comes to multi-room wireless speaker systems, the conversation has started and ended with SONOS in recent years. They’ve managed to create a fail-safe system that features a solid mesh network and offers a wide variety of streaming services. But as CES 2015 rapidly approaches LG has set its sights on SONOS with its new line of Music Flow wireless speakers.

But LG does offer a specific feature with one of its new speakers that even Sonos cannot claim….

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Deezer Stories November 12, 2014

expiredYamaha RX-V577 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver with AirPlay: $300 shipped ($250 off)

Amazon offers the Yamaha RX-V577 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver with AirPlay for $299.99 with free shipping. That’s $250 off of list for this high-power AV receiver that we rarely see near $400. IT can be controlled from remote (included) or iOS or Android Yamaha App (free) and includes spotify and Pandora as well as the ability to Airplay from Apple or iTunes devices and connect via HTC connect to Android devices.

Key Features

  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • HDMI (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify music streaming service and AV Controller App
  • HTC Connect™ for music streaming from HTC Connect compatible smartphones
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection and speaker Zone B function
  • Two subwoofer outputs (simultaneous outputs)
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • YPAO™ sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • ECO mode operation for about 20 percent less power consumption

 

With your savings, pick up a newly-released Yamaha YAS-93 Sound Bar with Dual Built-in Subwoofers for $125 shipped

Deezer Stories October 28, 2014

The battle for your music streaming money continues to heat up. Today, a Norweigan based company named Tidal has announced that it will go head-to-head with Spotify, Beats Music and others in the music streaming space.

Tidal features audiophile quality streaming with a very large library of songs. However, the reality is that for most music listeners, the difference will come down to price.

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Deezer Stories October 2, 2014

Today, Bose announced a series of new audio products and software enhancements to its SoundTouch Wi-Fi music line. Not only are we getting hardware in the form of new one-piece and home theater/stereo systems, but also enhanced app and music service support.

The previously European-only Deezer music service made its way to the Sonos platform last month, and now it will be joining Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora on Bose systems. The Bose mobile app updates come in the way of simplified mobile set-ups, enhanced song search and customizable frequency control among other things.

Head below for more details on the new app integration and what Bose calls “the most comprehensive Wi-Fi music system line available” with as many as 10 new SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems:  expand full story

Deezer Stories September 10, 2014

Sonos has announced today that it is bringing previously European-only streaming service Deezer to the United States, wrapped in a new service dubbed Deezer Elite. Deezer is known for its high resolution streaming of over 35 million songs, utilizing a format of music known as FLAC. The deal between Sonos and Deezer is beneficial to both companies, as it fills the high quality streaming void left left by Mog when it was purchased by Beats earlier this year. It also gives Deezer a solid name to tag onto in America. But ultimately, why is this a big deal? expand full story

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