We just got word that HD Radio is finding some friends at the CEDIA Expo. The hybrid-digital format hasn’t exactly been a smash hit, so hopefully the format’s new buddies will provide a boost in confidence. So far the high-end Interga’s DHC 9.9. DTR 8.9, and DTR9.9, along with the McIntosh TM2 and Yamaha RX-V1900, RX-V3900, RX-Z7 models are going to have the HD Radio module. There is going to be over 20 new HD Radio items showcased at the Expo, is if you have been waiting to hear your local radio station in slightly high quality, on your home AV receiver, they are coming soon my friend.
Names in Custom Electronics,
HD Radio Devices Are Part of Digital Home Reality
This year’s Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO – the largest single event for the residential electronic systems industry – will display some of the latest next-generation components featuring HD Radio technology. Over 20 models in all will be on display at the show and at least seven new products are being unveiled from leading CE brands Integra, McIntosh Laboratories, and Yamaha.
Today, there are more than 1,750 radio stations broadcasting using HD Radio technology with over 800 offering HD2 and HD3 multicast channels, providing consumers in 188 markets with new content and format choices, data services and crystal-clear sound. With coverage reaching 84 percent of the U.S. population, HD Radio technology is the hottest digital lifestyle upgrade around!
Breaking News from the CEDIA Floor
7 NEW Products from 3 Premier Manufacturers
Three of the biggest players in the home theater sector are launching new products at CEDIA EXPO. Fresh to the consumer market, Integra, McIntosh and Yamaha will collectively premiere seven new units. Integra’s DHC 9.9, DTR 8.9 and DTR 9.9; McIntosh’s TM2 (module for MA6600 tuner); and Yamaha’s RX-V1900, RX-V3900 and RX-Z7 will all be unveiled on the floor of this year’s CEDIA show.
Hear it! Tag it! Download it!
3 iTunes Tagging-enabled Devices
The coolest new application from iTunes® comes to the high-end market in several devices. iTunes Tagging is the easiest way discover new music and remember forgotten favorites by “tagging” and downloading songs heard on HD Radio stations for later upload to your iPod. iTunes Tagging is supported by the Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2, in addition to AV receivers Yamaha RX-V3900 and Yamaha RX-Z7.
Mapping Out HD Radio Technology at CEDIA
8 Partner Booths; 20+ Products
Below is a veritable who’s who of the custom electronics world. Check out where to find all of the HD Radio offerings at the show.
Devices on Display
|Audio Design Associates||
|- Duo Tuner
– Suite 8200
– ACD-HD (module for TU-604CI tuner)
- DHC 9.9
– DTR 8.9
– DTR 9.9
- C-HDSAT (module for TUN-3.7 tuner)
|- TM2 (module for MA6600 tuner)|
|- TM-HD/R (module for IntelliControl ICS tuner)|
|- I-Sonic Entertainment System 2|
CEDIA EXPO 2008 Nuts & Bolts
September 3-7, 2008 | Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO | http://www.cedia.org/expo