Archive for the ‘speakers’ Category

Event: Devialet SAM Lab Tour in Singapore

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Attended a demo of Devialet’s SAM Lab. SAM (Speaker Active Matching) is an audio #technology which ensures extreme fidelity.

Devialet’s trainer from Paris flew into Singapore to showcase the difference between a speaker that has SAM technology vs one that does not. Listening to the demo, I found the enhancement most pronounced in the lower frequency ranges.

By taking into account the characteristics of the loudspeaker connected to the Devialet, it enables the Devialet to drive in a very precise and controlled way the speaker driver diaphragm’s movement, so as to obtain an exact alignment between a recorded music signal, and the pressure wave that reaches the listener’s ear during a listening session.

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New arrival: 7 X-mini portable Bluetooth wireless speakers from Xmi

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Singapore speaker maker Xmi redesigns iconic capsule speaker and expands X-mini range of products across bigger sizes and price ranges. Available end June. Prices below.

Xmi launched the 7 new X-mini wireless Bluetooth speakers at the Tippling Club in Singapore.

Xmi launched seven new speakers in Singapore today.

  • X-mini CLICK 2: S$39.90
  • X-mini XOUNDBAR: S$49.90
  • X-mini KAI X1: S$69.90
  • X-mini KAI X2: S$99.90
  • X-mini KAI X3: S$129.90
  • X-mini SUPA: S$209.90
  • X-mini INFINITI: S$569.90

Purchases can be made directly from www.x-mini.com or any X-mini or authorised resellers, Best Denki, Courts, Challenger, Gain City, Harvey Norman and Popular from end June 2017.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Samsung QLED TVs in Singapore – Q7F, Q8C, Q9F

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Samsung Electronics has launched its QLED TV line-up in Singapore, together with the new Samsung Sound+ Soundbar. Pricing below.

The three models in the new QLED TV line-up are the Q7F, Q8C and Q9F.

Samsung’s QLED TV Series was first unveiled at CES 2017 where it won more than 20 awards including four CES Innovation Awards.

Samsung’s new QLED TV series is now in Singapore. The launch was held in Vivocity.

The QLED TVs offer improved colour performance and enhanced Smart TV offerings.

Below are launch promotions and pricing.

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New arrival: Samsung Gear S3, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), 4 x Level mobile audio products

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Samsung Electronics Singapore today launched a slew of mobile products: the new Gear S3 flagship smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and 4 new mobile audio products in the Level series: Level Active, Level Box Pro, Level In ANC, Level U Pro ANC. Prices below.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

The new Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch offers Military-grade Protection, IP68 water and dust resistance, mobile payments, and built-in speaker and GPS.

The Gear S3 comes in two designs: the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the elegant Gear S3 classic – both are priced at S$548 and will be available in Singapore in Q4, 2016.

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The new Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung, being launched in Singapore at Elements & Co. I like the red strap.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet sports a 6-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and is a timely launch to attract customers looking for an affordable big-display alternative to the ill-fated 5.7-inch flagship Note7 phablet.

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New arrival: Samsung SUHD TV line-up for 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs ship with Quantum dot display to offer true-to-life picture quality, 360-degree design and a smart user experience with simpler access to contents. Prices & availability below.

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Samsung Singapore launches 2016 line-up of SUHD TVs in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum.

Three key highlights for the new SUHD TV line-up for 2016 below.

Quantum dot display: Unbeatable Picture Quality – Samsung boasts that the TVs feature the world’s only cadmium-free 10 bit Quantum dot display with 1,000-nit high dynamic range (HDR) promising vibrant colour and contrast.

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360-degree design – handsome from every angle. From the front, and from the rear.

360 design for Unparalleled Immersion – With no bezel that functions as the frame of the TV, the viewer’s attention is focused purely on the content of the virtually edgeless screen. All exposed screws from the rear of the TV are removed to create an elegant device that is beautiful from every angle.

Unlimited, Seamless Entertainment through Single Access and One Remote – With the Samsung One Remote, consumers do not need to juggle multiple remote controls as they can control all external devices with this remote. The Smart TVs automatically detect the type of game console, OTT box or home theater system that is connected to the TV so no setup is required.

Besides the SUHD TVs, Samsung also launched its latest range of Curved and Flat Soundbars in Singapore.

Prices and availability below.

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New arrival: FREE Party Speaker from Pringles music campaign

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

The free speaker uses three AAA-sized batteries and an audio cable for connecting it to a smartphone, MP3 player or other audio devices. Find out below how to get yours FREE.

To get your own #PringlesPartySpeakers, simply purchase 3 specially marked 150gm Pringles cans, visit www.pringles.com, look for the Pringles Party Speaker tab, use the unique code under the Pringles Cans membrane to complete the claim form and the Pringles Party Speaker will be delivered to your doorstep free-of-charge within 60 days.

To get your own Pringles Party Speakers, simply purchase 3 specially marked 150gm Pringles cans, visit www.pringles.com, look for the Pringles Party Speaker tab, use the unique code under the Pringles Cans membrane to complete the claim form and the Pringles Party Speaker will be delivered to your doorstep free-of-charge within 60 days.

The petite speaker is designed to fit into the opening of an empty Pringles can to enhance the sound.

You can daisy chain up to 20 Pringles Party Speakers with your friends to amplify the music and set a party on fire.

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So this came in the mail earlier this week (smartphone not included), together with an invitation to a secret party over the Easter weekend – jointly organised by Singapore’s theatrical dining brand, ANDSOFORTH and Pringles.

It’s simple but works.

The best tech is tech that simply works.

Did I say it’s free?!

There are only 5,000 Party Speakers and they are available only until 15 May, so hurry!

There are only 5,000 Party Speakers and they are available only until 15 May, so hurry!

The free Pringles Party Speakers are part of the brand’s first music campaign in Singapore

Read more about the campaign in the press release below.

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Golden Village Multiplex 1st in Singapore to launch Auro 11.1

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The three dimensional, immersive sound technology will debut at Golden Village Suntec City with the premiere of Jack Neo’s latest Chinese New Year comedy/ drama, “Long, Long Time Ago” on Thursday, 4 February.

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the privately owned Galaxy Studios Group, renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film.

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the privately owned Galaxy Studios Group, renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film.

Auro 11.1 by Barco. Auro 11.1 brings sound from all around and above to create a more impactful experience.

“Long, Long Time Ago” was natively mixed in the new immersive technology at Galaxy Studios Belgium.

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We had the chance to experience the Auro 11.1 setup at the Golden Village cinema at Suntec City. It’s the first and only cinema in Singapore to have installed the system.

Auro 11.1 is touted as the most realistic 3D sound experience currently available in the market.

Unlike other technologies where speakers are placed only on a horizontal plane and directly above, the Auro 11.1 by Barco’s system uses a sound reproduction speaker layout based on three axes (x=width, y=depth, z=height) and three vertical layers (surround, height, top).

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New arrivals: Paradigm Prestige Series loudspeakers & subwoofers

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The new models in the Prestige Series lineup: three floor standing speakers (Prestige 95F, 85F & 75F), two center channels (Prestige 55C & 45C), one surround channel (Prestige 25S), one bookshelf speaker (Prestige 15B); two subwoofers (Prestige 1000SW & 2000SW). Prices below.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

Paradigm Prestige series models are currently available at all authorised retailers in Singapore.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

Prices of these models can be found in the table below.

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New arrivals: 4 new ASUS mobile/computing products @ Zensation 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ASUS has unveiled in Singapore a slew of new Zen-inspired products – ZenWatch 2 smartwatch, Zen AiO Pro all-in-one desktop, ZenPad Audio Cover for ZenPad 8 tablet, and UX305 Ultrabook. Prices & availability below.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS Singapore unveiled the following products at today’s launch event at The St. Regis Singapore hotel.

  1. ZenWatch 2 smartwatch: S$229 – 14 Nov, 2015.
  2. Zen AiO Pro series of all-in-one desktops: See below for prices.
  3. ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook: S$1,298 – Nov, 2015.
  4. ZenPad 8 Audio Cover: S$129 – 14 Nov, 2015.

ZenWatch 2

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ latest wearable and is the company’s first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

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New arrivals: Jabra SPEAK 810 conference speakerphone

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Jabra expands its SPEAK series by adding ease of use to conference calls and simplicity to collaboration. The SPEAK 810 is now available in Singapore at US$599.

The new Jabra SPEAK 810 promises flawless call experiences, removing barriers to productivity and poor technology adoption for the future of meeting collaboration.

The new Jabra SPEAK 810 promises flawless call experiences, removing barriers to productivity and poor technology adoption for the future of meeting collaboration.

The key features of the SPEAK 810 conference speakerphone includes the following.

  • Zoom Talk microphone with adaptive array 5m/15ft. range (15 people).
  • Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth/NFC and 3.5 jack.
  • USB charge out for charging tablets and mobile phones.
  • Kensington lock (optional).

More details can be viewed/downloaded in the press release below.

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