Saturday Oct 20

Flash

Onkyo has loaded up its latest "home theater in a box" (HTiB) with a panoply of features that should appeal to the most demanding technophile. The press announcement makes a big deal of the fact that this system, the HT-S9300THX, is 3D-Ready and THX® I/S Plus™ Certified (the I/S stands for Integrated System). They say that this is the first HTiB system to offer both.

 

The sculpture shown at the right stands near the entry to the new Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  Indeed, it's called The Phoenix and is the creation of Belgian artist Louis Halleaux. The impressively large three-dimensional bronze rotates slowly on its base and each turn presents a viewer with impressions of the distinctive shapes of various musical instruments: plucked stringed instruments, the bells of the brasses, bows for the viol family, and more.

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue LP, Monster Cable's headphone division is issuing the Miles Davis Tribute headphones. It's a classy-looking and presumably classy-sounding in-ear set.

The new cube shaped ‘Tip & Tilt’ from Q2 is the world’s easiest to use internet radio.

News for techies that like and or play music. REVOLUTIONARY RADICAL NEW INSTRUMENT, the Eigenharp, debuts for the first time in the U.S.! The Eigenharp is a truly innovative new type of musical instrument.

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