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Bang & Olufsen Unveils Its New Beolab 8 Wireless Speaker

By Peter Cooney / September 14, 2023
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Beolab 8—the attractive new room speaker offering from Bang & Olufsen—is now being welcomed to homes. The news comes as Sonos also welcomes a predecessor to its battery-powered lineup, the Sonos Move 2. The Beolab 8 comes with a few standout features, for example beam-width control which adapts to listening profiles. Also UWB (ultra-wide band) […]

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Solar power to improve speaker performance

By Joe Murray / September 13, 2023
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​Urbanista has continued its venture into sustainable consumer devices by releasing a new light-powered speaker made from recycled materials. The speaker, which retails for $149, is fully waterproof and offers a USB-C charging port if the solar charge is not fast enough. While at SAR we don’t expect solar to be the primary source of […]

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Sonos releases new line of speakers

By Peter Cooney / March 2, 2023
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​Sonos has announced its new line of speakers. The Sonos Era 300 and 100 are coming in March. One huge update from previous Sonos speakers is that you can now line-in, and use Bluetooth. The Sonos non-portable range has previously only worked through Wi-Fi. The announcement that the Sonos sound will be enabled to other […]

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Infineon fosters the adoption of its innovative multilevel Class D audio amplifier technology through an ecosystem of associated partners

By Peter Cooney / January 30, 2023
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Infineon has announced it is building an ecosystem of partners to help drive its MERUS™ class D amplifier into new markets. This particular announcement focuses on a partnership with Eleven Engineering and the use of class D amplifiers in battery-powered speakers. With the touted 1/10 idle power possible with MERUS multilevel switching technology there are […]

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