News and Updates for September 2015

Please welcome Sonos to the Audio Dimensions’ family. Don’t panic, we’re not changing directions or trying to tell anybody Sonos sounds as good as the likes of ARC, Rogue Audio, or Magnepan for critical listening. However, Sonos does fulfill a need for convenient, user-friendly wireless sound for casual listening or home theater configurations.

Sonos is a smart system of Hi-Fi wireless speakers and audio components. It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device.

Need a wireless speaker for the kitchen, try the Play:1 for $199 or get a CONNECT ($349) to turn your existing stereo into a streaming music system.

New Product Spotlight

The Hegel H360 Integrated Amplifier ($5700) is a giant among integrated amplifiers. With 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a damping factor of more than 4000, it will control virtually any loudspeaker on the market. Thanks to the patented SoundEngine technology, this beast of an amplifier combines power, dynamics, finesse and musicality like no other integrated amp on the market. The connectivity is more of a bonus... There are balanced and unbalanced analog inputs. There is a Home Theatre bypass. There are optical and coaxial digital inputs, as well as a USB input for any signal up to DSD128... And, yes - it is also a streamer!

The REL Acoustics S/3 Subwoofer ($1999) features an all-new 10" alloy cone driver that yields a performance that exceeds reference products of only a few years ago. The S/3 also uses a 12" special carbon passive radiator that is stiff, lightweight and incredibly well-behaved. Beyond the proprietary drivers, the S/3's power amplifier is a powerful NextGen2 400W digital amplifier. However, the best feature may be the optional LongBow Wireless Connectivity. No need to run a cable - bass information can be sent wirelessly to any position in the room within approximately 45 feet!