CEDIA 2017 is being held in beautiful, sunny San Diego. The San Diego Convention Center will host over 500 exhibitors who will be catering to and connecting with the attendees within the home theater and technology community. Check out the show coverage by SECRETS Co Editor, Chris Eberle and Senior Editor, Carlo Lo Raso here on the homepage. Only into photos? Then stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and more!
It’s September! Labor Day weekend is past, the kids are back in school and it’s time for another audio show! This time it is CEDIA 2017 which is being hosted in sunny (hopefully) San Diego, California. This will be my first time attending CEDIA and, as I understand it, this show is geared more towards the custom install and home integration/automation market than some others that I’ve attended. But no matter, many of the big (and not so big) names in audio and video will be setting up shop here. And, over the course of three days, Cynthia Johnson-St Denis, Chris Eberle and myself will be scouring the convention center floor, meeting with various companies and reporting on all the new, cool and exciting stuff that we see. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?
Speaking personally, I’m excited to see what companies like ELAC have been up to lately. I last saw working prototypes of their new Andante line of speakers back at CES earlier this year, and found a great deal to like about them. So now, I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing the production models this time around and hopefully secure a review in the near future. Knowing ELAC, they seem to be constantly busy, cooking up something new and interesting when we’re not quite paying attention. Let’s see what they may have in store for us.
Visiting with Harman International is always a fun and interesting experience. They have their fingers in so many pots of the home, professional and automotive market that I always come away with something new or unexpected whenever I pay them a visit. The fact that they are the umbrella company for Mark Levenson, Revel, JBL, Lexicon, AKG (I could go on…) doesn’t hurt either. Curious to see if the company’s recently completed acquisition by Samsung will have an effect on the direction of any of the sub-brands. I’m also curious to see if Lexicon has done anything else with the “beam-forming” speaker technology that they demonstrated, to great effect, at the last CES. That was an eye and ear opener.
As a matter of course, I always enjoy dropping in on companies like Anthem/Paradigm, Martin Logan and GoldenEar. At these shows, they tend to create displays that never fail to impress, both visually and sonically, and they’re always excited to share what’s new and noteworthy with us.
A few of our readers in the past have asked about Yamaha and while we have reviewed a few of their products over the years, I always seem to miss visiting them at these events. This time, I am making a point to stop in to meet with them and check out what they have on offer. Yamaha has a long history in audio and my sense of them is that they’ve always approached audio solutions in a rather unique way. I’m looking forward to the visit.
Beyond the smattering of names that I’ve mentioned here, if I see anything that grabs my attention from a company big or small, you can be sure that I’ll make mention of it. There’s always a novel surprise, or two, at all these trade shows and I’m betting CEDIA won’t be any different. So, join the Secret’s Cave on Google+, if you haven’t already, to get the latest posts that we make from the show. Or keep an eye on the website as our posts will make their way over there as daily summaries while the show progresses.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy the coverage!
It’s that time of year again, and I’m not talking about back-to-school. CEDIA Expo begins on Wednesday in the San Diego Convention Center. I’ll be covering the floor through Friday and posting the whole time.
Where CES is about the gear and the gadgets, CEDIA seeks to create environments. That’s why home theater enthusiasts pay more attention to what happens at the Expo. Projector manufacturers introduce nearly all their new products there and you’ll also see innovations in audio with multi-channel technologies in abundance. We’ve already seen Dolby Atmos and DTS:X but this year, I’ll be checking out demos from dArts (Phase Technology) and Dirac Live with their new room correction systems.
My focus will be on video and I plan to visit every company exhibiting at the show. My coverage will begin with Sony on Wednesday as they present new gear to the press. Then Thursday kicks off with visits to LG, Epson, Murideo (video processors), Seymour Screen Excellence, Stewart Filmscreen, and HiSense. That last company is of particular interest. They’re introducing a new 100-inch rear projection system.
Friday’s lineup includes dArts, Dirac Live, Screen Innovations, Sony, Samsung, JVC, and Severtson Screens. I’ll try to get as many photos as I can with details on the latest products and technology for your home theater or media room.
CEDIA brings technologies together to create a one-of-a-kind experience for each viewer. Even if you like to do-it-yourself, there are so many products on display that can make your gear disappear into the experience. Whether it be speakers, electronics, or displays, CEDIA Expo has it all. See you in San Diego!