Whole Home Audio Stories January 5, 2016

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Today at CES 2016 Harman Kardon has announced a new batch of “True HD Audio” multi-room speakers. The OMNI+ line-up is Wi-Fi-enabled with access to a wide variety of audio sources. Additionally, HK touts the ability to playback true lossless definition audio and a mix of indoor and outdoor speakers for a versatile setup. Head below for more information on Harman’s latest release.

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Whole Home Audio Stories October 24, 2015

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Update (10/31 10:30am): @RyanWBeam is our winner, thanks for reading!

Gone are the days of complicated 5.1-channel home theater setups. If you’re anything like myself, a simple system that offers a number of features in a small package will do the job. There are a number of options available but two of our favorite come from Polk Audio. This week, we’ve partnered with Polk to giveaway the SB1 Wireless Multi-Room Soundbar and Subwoofer ($700 value) and a S2 Wireless Multi-room speaker ($180 value). Head below for more details and to learn how you can win one for yourself.

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Whole Home Audio Stories September 22, 2015

Polk Audio has announced a new addition to its family of Omni multi-room speakers, the S6. This speaker comes in at the high-end in comparison to its siblings the S2 and S2R. With a $350 price tag and improved specifications, Polk is using the S6 to compete with other popular multi-room speaker systems from SONOS and Denon. Read on for more details on this new release and how it stacks up to the competition.

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Whole Home Audio 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

Whole Home Audio Stories July 15, 2015

SONOS announces new limited edition solid color PLAY:1 speakers

SONOS is back with a new limited edition PLAY:1 following the success of its small run of Blue Note speakers from the winter. These newly designed models will have the same high-quality audio as the regular PLAY:1’s but the outside has a soft touch finish that rids itself of the silver grille, opting for a color matching scheme instead. These aren’t going to necessarily standout in any way but that seems to be the point, it’s a better design for those that may be looking for a less “electronic” visual.

There will be roughly 5,000 units available in each color with a $250 price tag attached. That’s a $51 upcharge from the regular list price for the PLAY:1. Pre-orders will launch via the official SONOS store on July 21st at 1PM EST.

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Whole Home Audio Stories May 17, 2015

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Update (5/18 12:30pm): Amazon has matched this pricing on the SONOS PLAY:1 two room starter kit for $349 with free shipping.

Crutchfield is making it easier than ever to get into the world of wireless whole home audio. The online retailer is offering two SONOS PLAY:1 speakers in white or black for $349 shipped. These regularly go for $199 individually and today’s deal delivers a savings of roughly $25 per speaker. This is within a few dollars of the best price we’ve seen for an individual PLAY:1 and the lowest current offer. Crutchfield’s excellent service and support are an added bonus to this deal.

These speakers are widely respected by consumers as an excellent bridge into the SONOS ecosystem. The PLAY:1’s feature two class D tuned amplifiers, one 3.5″ mid-woofer and a tweeter. The humidity-resistant design allows for the speaker to be placed in a bathroom or outside on humid days. With access to a variety of music sources, such as Spotify, Pandora and Beats Music, the PLAY:1 is a solid option for starting a whole home wireless music system.

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