Hi-fidelity sound – off the ‘shelf’
If you’re setting up your home audio system, in an environment where floor space is at a premium, you cannot go wrong with a pair of bookshelf speakers.
Bookshelf speakers, as the name suggests, are small enough to literally fit on the shelf of a bookcase, but they can still vary in size and weight.
Larger than conventional portable speakers, but more compact than floor speakers, bookshelf speakers deliver loud amplification and solid, stereo sound for small to medium-sized rooms. Be it your office, den, or bedroom, they’ll be more than enough for your listening needs. More so, if you’re setting up a home theater system, you may pair the bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer to lift your listening experience a few extra notches.
The audio experts at PRO FX, a specialist audio video and automation company, have compiled a list of the Top 5 bookshelf speakers, to help you take an informed decision, when choosing a pair that fits your needs the best.
1. KEF LS50 WIRELESS II
Wireless HiFi Speakers with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
The multi-award winning LS50 Wireless sets the bar high for high-performance wireless speakers, and in the same spirit of invention and innovation that created the original, the LS50 Wireless II. It is a fully active wireless stereo speaker system that delivers pristine, KEF signature sound coupled with great usability and high-performance wireless capability. All the music, all the time.
The LS50 Wireless II will fit comfortably into your living space when it comes to style. It is a breeze to set up, intuitive to use with the minimum of fuss, and available in three matt finishes – Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White as well as a Crimson Red Special Edition.
The LS50 Wireless II gives you direct access to your favourite music services, including Spotify (via Spotify Connect), Tidal, Amazon Music, Qobuz and Deezer. You can even tune in to Internet Radio Stations and catch up on the latest podcasts through the KEF Connect app. AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast seamlessly connects your compatible Apple or Android device, whilst Bluetooth expands the options even further. There are also wired connections for your TV, turntable, CD player and games console, via the HDMI, analogue, optical and coaxial inputs.
2.KEF LS50 META
Most accurate, immersive sound Bookshelf Loudspeaker with Metamaterial Absorption Technology
KEF’s new LS50 Meta stands on the shoulders of many classic KEF speakers, but there it shines well as perhaps the very best bookshelf speaker in its class. Elaborate quality combined with unique technology that has an audible advantage, also makes this an interesting product. The KEF LS50 Meta is for music lovers of all kinds, who dream of a small, sleek speaker that does not take up much space, but delivers an exceptional music experience.
A truly revolutionary tool in the KEF acoustic armoury, Material Absorption Technology (MAT) eliminates distortion and providing a purer, more natural acoustic performance.
The LS50 Meta has inherited its distinctive good looks from the original LS50, with its low-diffraction, curved baffle precision modelled around the Uni-Q driver array.
The LS50 Meta is available at in four plasing colours.
Easy to install and setup The, LS50 Meta utilises innovative, ground-breaking technology to provide you with an immersive, completely believable sound from a compact, stylish loudspeaker that is destined to open up whole new vistas of music pleasure in your life.
Rediscover stereo. Rediscover music.
KEF-LSX is the sound system for how we listen to music now: a true two-box wireless music system engineered to deliver high resolution audio with breath-taking clarity from elegantly compact speakers. The LSX uses advanced wireless technology to retain the decades old audio principle that two speakers are better than one. LSX gives music space to breathe in glorious, full-bodied, wide bandwidth stereo.
KEF-LSX is the beneficiary of over five decades of KEF’s acoustic know-how. This includes unique technologies such as the Uni-Q driver array, which has been continually refined and improved for three decades.
KEF-LSX is reassuringly simple to set up, and incredibly intuitive to operate. Connecting to Wi-Fi takes mere moments via the intuitive KEF Control app. The app also allows LSX to receive over-the-air firmware and features updates. KEF’s optional Stream app enables use of TIDAL and DLNA streaming.
It is available in a choice of five unique colours, all of which use KEF’s tone on tone concept where elements such as the tweeter are colour matched to the finish.
The result is a cutting-edge, high-performance Wireless Music System that sounds, looks and feels like nothing else. With LSX, listeners can experience natural and full-bodied KEF sound with all the space and depth that makes listening to music so transformative.
At the heart of the evolved Q Series is the Uni-Q driver array. KEF’s signature innovation places the tweeter in the acoustic center of the midrange cone, bringing the acoustic ideal of a single point source closer than ever to realization. The Q350 is a redesigned version of the original KEF Q300 series. Nearly everything involved in the design and the acoustics have been redesigned. The original speakers were given five-star awards. Yet, these take this range of bookshelf speakers to another level.
The result is a more detailed, more accurate three-dimensional sound image, which is dispersed more evenly throughout the room than is possible with a conventional speaker. Uni-Q’s ultra-wide dispersion is further enhanced by KEF’s ‘tangerine’ waveguide over the tweeter dome.
If you want a flashy build or an outrageous bass depth, look elsewhere. What you do get is a balanced sound performance at the highest level, coupled with a minimalist style. Every note and nuance in the music is delivered beautifully. Voices are clear and precise, and the mids are full of character – just the way you want your music listening experience to be.
An innovative concept inspired by the legendary LS3/5a, the LS50 mini monitor speaker is designed to bring a professional studio monitor concept into the home. For its exceptionally compact design, the KEF LS50 monitor delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’ that is out of all proportion to its size. Cutting-edge acoustic designs, together with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces. LS50’s unique technology offers, by far the cleanest, most accurate studio-grade performance of any mini monitor.
LS50 employs revolutionary technology developed for Blade, KEF’s latest flagship loudspeaker. Using the very latest Uni-Q driver, specifically designed for this model, LS50 radiates an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean sound. And, because LS50 neither adds nor subtracts a single sound, it’s effortlessly natural and accurate too.
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The world of hi-fidelity audio is like an ocean for the uninitiated or newbie. With a zillion products and categories vying for your attention, it pays to make an informed decision on what to buy. Precisely why we have created this list of top 5 bookshelf speakers, like we do for other audio-video products as well.
Stay tuned for more such informative updates from PRO FX.
Or better still, head to your nearest PRO FX outlet and lose yourself in a magical world of audio-visual entertainment solutions. With two decades of experience, PRO FX is a name to reckon with in the home audio-video and home automation arena. Our team of experts would only be more than willing to assist you in finding the products that perfectly fit your home and lifestyle aspirations.
The pandemic has created a workplace paradigm shift that took the corporate world by surprise, leaving no time to plan. The place we call the office and the way we work and collaborate has forever changed. Today, personnel are scattered between offices, homes, and other remote locations. ‘Work from anywhere’ is the New Normal. The digital workplace transformation that has taken years to develop escalated to a revolution in just months. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are now household names, creating an expectation by employees that all workplace technology should be accessible and easy-to-use.
As the hybrid workplace evolves, agile companies are reimagining the tools, technology and collaboration solutions needed to profoundly advance the people, processes, and philosophies that will impact business performance and outcomes for years to come.
One company at the forefront of connected technology is Crestron, with its entire bouquet of IoT and Ai driven products and services that perfectly complement the new business order and provide smart solutions to challenges faced by companies, big or small.
Staying connected while socially distanced
How does one enable collaboration with co-workers in the office while keeping socially distanced, as well as seamlessly connect with home-office and other remote participants?
Crestron Flex MM is a conferencing solution that’s ideal for newly converted or dedicated small workspaces in both corporate and home offices. The Flex MM tabletop collaboration system features a sleek and sophisticated design with a 40 percent reduction in size, without sacrificing high-performance audio and video quality found in the tabletop series of devices. Compatible with Native Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms™ software Flex MM is easy-to-use, deploy, and manage.
The safety ‘touch-points’
Currently team meetings involve too many people touching the same devices, screen and surfaces which could have potential health and safety risks.
The AirMedia® wireless presentation system from Crestron allows for completely “no-touch” presenting. Users content-share directly onto the screen in a meeting space from a personal device without the need to touch a screen or plug in an HDMI cable. Simply walk into the room, and the occupancy sensor turns on the display automatically. The user can then present from their laptop or mobile device—collaborate, share and work together. When they are done they can leave the room, and the system turns off.
Leave the risks outside the meeting room
How would you know if the meeting room is available at your time slot? More importantly, how do you ensure the room is properly sanitized and equipped for my team meeting?
Crestron Room Scheduling makes it simple to locate and book the right meeting space with the right technology. Choose from Crestron’s complete platform—touch screens, indicators, and occupancy sensors—and run the software you prefer. Only Crestron lets you decouple your scheduling hardware from your software, so you can easily change applications as you need.
When WFH steps up the game
Working from home with a laptop was fine for a few months, but for personnel who will be working from home, going forward, there is a need for an enterprise-grade experience.
Crestron HomeTime™ brings professional quality Zoom conferencing into the home, seamlessly integrated within the Crestron home technology ecosystem. Created for home-based workers for seamless collaboration and workflow. Crestron HomeTime is a unification of the Logitech® MeetUp
conference camera with the Crestron UC Engine that seamlessly integrates with Crestron control to deliver the optimal Zoom Rooms experience in the home office.
Expanding demands meet technology expertise
How to cope up with technology and equipment to meet the immediate need for additional collaboration and meeting spaces?
Crestron XiO Cloud® enables support staff to remotely manage the technology in their rooms. You can deploy, manage, and monitor your spaces as well as analyze the usage. Your support staff will be able to administer their rooms at scale without having to visit the room physically, and when you are trying
to avoid the number of people in rooms that is very valuable.
Welcome to the Cestron experience. First hand!!
Now that you’ve gained some much needed ‘gyan’ on connected technology, its relevance and how to harness it, you must be wondering, “How can I get hold of this technology here in India’.
All you need do is visit your nearest ProFx outlet. Our experts will guide you on what best connected technology solution suit your organizational requisites.
Do you know the feeling you get while watching a film in a theatre? Top 5 Dolby 5.1 Sound Bars to just watch a film. You experience it! The characters are lifelike, the dialogues poignant, and the music soul-stirring! Well, not all movies have that effect. But when a film is amazing, all components come together; sound, visual, and emotions to create an unforgettable movie experience.
Now imagine if you could have all this right at home. Your own personal space to enjoy your favorite movies! You can enhance your movie experience a 100 fold by simply picking the right speakers for your television. With the ProFX recommendation of Top 5 Dolby 5.1 Sound Bars, you can take your audiovisual experience up a notch. Here are our top picks:
The Polk MagniFi MAX SR maximum-performance true 5.1 home theatre soundbar system includes the MAX soundbar, wireless subwoofer and two wireless surround speakers for a bigger, more dynamic surround sound. Optimized for movies, TV, sports and music, this sound bar delivers an audio experience far beyond that of ordinary sound bars, bringing visuals to life. Its patented SDA surround technology ensures a wider, more immersive listening experience, delivering a natural multi-dimensional sound via 5.1 Dolby Digital you would expect from a concert or theatre. Meanwhile, the Polk Voice Adjust technology produces crystal clear dialogue—and it’s equipped with Polk Smart Remote technology, so it works with your TV’s remote control right out of the box. Plus, the included HDMI (4k compatible) and optical cables make setup quick and easy. With, Google Chromecast Built-in and Bluetooth technologies, you can stream all of your favourite music.
The MagniFi Mini Home Theater Sound Bar System delivers the big, room-filling home theatre experience you’d expect from a full-size sound bar in an ultra-compact design via 5.1 Dolby Digital. Don’t be fooled by the size. You can expect the big Polk sound from this little bar too!
Featuring Polk’s Voice Adjust and surround sound technologies, this system emits crystal clear dialogue and immersive surround sound. The included wireless subwoofer produces deep bass impact, creating a room-filling and immersive home theatre experience. You can customize the voice levels in the sound bar according to your preference to reproduce crisp dialogues and never miss a single word of your favourite movie, TV show or sporting event. You can also stream music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices through WiFi, Google Cast and Bluetooth. Another unique feature of the Magnify series is the Night Effect. You can enjoy your late night television binging without waking up your family with Night Mode. One button lowers the bass and increases Voice Adjust delivering clear dialogue all without raising the master volume.
The low-profile Signa S1 universal TV sound bar delivers an incredible, room-filling home theatre experience—far beyond anything you can expect from your TV’s built-in speakers. Featuring Polk’s patented Voice Adjust technology, you can customize the voice levels in the sound bar to reproduce clear, crisp dialogue to enjoy your favourite movie, TV show or sporting event. With performance tuned driver array and Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding, this impressive system creates incredible room-filling surround sound from a compact low-profile sound bar and wireless subwoofer for deep bass impact. With a height of 2 inches, the sound bar’s low profile design is sure to fit perfectly below your screen without blocking the TV edges or remote sensors. Its wireless feature also allows you to stream your favourite music through Bluetooth.
Coming from Japan’s first audio electronics manufacturer, Denon’s DSW-1H is designed for versatility. The DSW-1H subwoofer’s unique design and stylish matte black finish gives it a sleek and elegant look. Thanks to its wireless connectivity, you can place it anywhere in your room – vertically or horizontally. You can even slip it right under your sofa for that invisible 5.1 surround sound experience.
The DSW-1H is best paired with the Denon DHT-S716H sound bar or any other HEOS Built-in products for a more fulfilling bass. DSW-1H’s wireless subwoofer connects via Wi-Fi to the Denon DHT-S716H sound bar to add deep, powerful bass. Dual custom 5.25” drivers are fed by sophisticated high-power Class-D amplification while proprietary DSP algorithms give you optimized low frequency response across the entire dynamic range. Amplifying your entertainment experience with clear, thunderous bass has never
With the Denon DHT-S316, you can transform any TV into a home entertainment centre. The low-visibility, wall-mountable sound bar features high-fidelity sound with two-way speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Denon’s Virtual Surround technology creates a powerful, realistic home theatre experience through Dolby Digital, DTS Decoding and the Denon-proprietary Dialogue Enhancer for crystal clear dialogue at any volume.
Denon Virtual Surround mode delivers home cinema surround sound simulation with Dolby Digital and DTS Decoding from Blu-ray, DVD, DVB and other surround encoded media. Advanced psychoacoustic algorithms realistically simulate a multi-channel home theatre surround sound speaker system for you to enjoy immersive surround sound from a sleek, compact bar.
With dual mid-range drivers and detailed crisp tweeters, Denon elevates sound quality to the next level. You can give your favourite movies, music and shows the deep, rich bass it’s missing by placing the wireless subwoofer anywhere you want for optimal effect. At 2 inches tall, the Denon DHT-S316 fits almost all spaces and can be placed under your TV or even wall mounted with the included mounting template.
This system’s Bluetooth compatibility allows you to keep your favorite tracks, right at your fingertips. By simply pairing your smartphone or tablet with the DHT-S316, you can stream music via Bluetooth. Moreover, you can easily connect your TV to the HDMI with the included HDMI cable. Optical input allows for connecting an additional device. You can also send audio from apps built into your Smart TV and other sources via the Audio Return Channel (ARC) on the DHT-S316 and an HDMI cable. It also enables control of the Denon DHT-S316 via your TV’s remote control.
Bring Home the Theatre Experience
Now you know you can have your own mini theatre right at home! 5.1 Dolby surround sound, cutting edge sound technology and easy setup is what you can expect from any of these products. And you can find them all at ProFX. Bring home a soundbar now to elevate your sonic experience!
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The nerve center of your home theater system, A/V receivers performs a host of essential functions to provide you with the most enthralling audio-visual experiences. Before you purchase an AV Receiver, it is imperative that you have a good understanding of what exactly an AV Receiver(AVR) does and which AVR would be the perfect fit for your home, audio-visual preference and configuration.
What functions does an AV Receiver perform?
The tasks assigned to the A/V receiver are the following. It connects and switches your audio sources. It connects and switches your video sources. It tunes in radio programming. It decodes surround-sound formats. It amplifies audio signals to drive multiple speakers. It provides the user interface for your home theater.
How to choose the ideal AV Receiver?
An AV Receiver is to home theater, what a good chef is to a great tasting meal. It’s an essential part of the equation. But with so many different audio/video (AV) receivers on the market today – different brands, different models, and different capabilities – how do you pick the right one for the job?
Well, the audio experts at ProFx have compiled a list of the Top 5 AV Receivers helping you make an informed decision on which AVR you should go for.
The perfect solution for home cinema starters, the Denon AVR-X250BT represents the perfect combination of high performance and high value, delivering superb sonic fidelity along with a host of advanced features including full 4K compatibility, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and ARC (Audio Return Channel) for the complete home cinema experience. Featuring high current discrete power output devices on all channels, the Denon AVR-X250BT delivers high power and is rated at a maximum of 130 watts per channel. There’s also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level. For compatibility with the widest range of loudspeakers, the Denon AVR-X250BT is equipped with low impedance drive capability. Featuring 5 HDMI inputs, the Denon AVR-X250BT’s video section features all you need for the full home cinema experience. Thanks to built-in Bluetooth, you can easily stream your music from any compatible Bluetooth phone, tablet or computer.
The Denon AVR-X250BT is easy to set up. Colour-coded loudspeaker terminals and labels ensure correct speaker cable hook-ups the very first time. The exclusive Setup Assistant along with the Quick Start Guide, helps you connect and configure your home cinema system quickly and easily. It also optimizes critical system settings for the best possible sound quality.
The AVR’s front panel features 4 Quick Select function buttons so you can quickly choose from the most popular sources and the system remembers your preferred audio settings for each one. When you connect the AVR to your Smart TV you can control the ot via the TV’s remote control which lets you select an input, adjust the volume and choose the surround sound mode.
The Denon AVR-X250BT is compatible with HEOS Link which enables playback from nearly unlimited online music sources, like Internet Radio or popular music streaming services like Spotify, Deezer or TIDAL.
The full-featured bestseller model, the DenonAVR-X1400H 7.2 channel AV receiver deliversbreath-taking immersive surround sound and powerful music performances. Its powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifierdelivers high power and each channel is rated at 80 watts (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive).There’s also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level as well as an on-screen Eco meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.
Our HEOS technology enables the AVR-X1400H to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home.And all this is controlled by the free HEOS app, that can be installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like!
The HEOS app puts multiple streaming services in the palm of your hand, ready to play on your AVR or any devices on your HEOS network! Enjoy music from a wide range of streaming services including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer, or use the HEOS app to stream tunes or whole albums from your phone, USB stick, or computers and NAS drives on your home network.
The Denon AVR-X1400H is equipped with Dolby Atmos which transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breath-taking realism.Featuring 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, he AVR-X1400H incorporates an advanced video section that features all you need for the ultimate home cinema experience. Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high resolution audio tracks. The AVR-X1400H features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types including ALAC, FLAC and WAV.
For maximum ease of setup, the AVR features a horizontal row of colour-coded premium loudspeaker connectors, and it comes with a set of colour-coded speaker cable labels that help ensure correct speaker cable hookup the very first time.
Upgrade to high-power home theater with Denon AVR-X2600H 7.2ch 4K Ultra HD AV receiver. Featuring discrete high-current amplifiers on all channels, the AVRX2600H delivers high-power performance at 95W per channel. It supports three dimensional sound formats Dolby like Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, plus an HDMI section with HDCP 2.3 support and advanced video processing with 4K upscaling for HDMI sources.
Control the AVR-X2600H hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for your AVR-X2600H, HEOS devices and other select Denon products.
Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The AVR-X2600H features 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs that support 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub sampling, Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), eARC, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast.
Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks. The AVR-X2600H with AKM 32-bit D/A converters features high-resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz. It is also compatible with 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD). Play them from memory devices, or over network sources.
The AVR-Quick Start Guide provides simple, clear instructions for how to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AVR-X2600H via HDMI, the exclusive Denon Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step by step. A row of colour-coded speaker connections is laid out horizontally, making organizing and connecting speaker wires simple.
World-class home entertainment. The 9.2 channel AVR-X4500H 4K AV receiver supports IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D for an immersive home theatre experience. The advanced HDMI section of the AVR-X4500H (8 in, 3 out) features Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and HDCP 2.2 processing on all ports. Stream music from Spotify, Pandora, Tidal AirPlay2 and more with HEOS built-in and control it all with your voice through Amazon Alexa. The Denon AVR-X4500H features a sophisticated power amplifier section with all 9 channels configured identically, employing discrete high current capable power transistors. Each channel is rated at 200 watts and all channels are able to safely drive lower impedance speakers (down to 4 ohms). There’s also an Auto Eco mode that adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level as well as an on-screen Eco meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.
For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the AVR-X4500H features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4458VN D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience. The AVR-X4500H features high resolution audio decoding with multiple lossless file types including ALAC, FLAC and WAV at up to 24-bit/196-kHz along with compatibility for 2.8/5.6-MHz DSD files (DSD is the audio coding format of SACD).
The AVR-X4500H is equipped with an advanced dual antenna sys-tem for robust and error-free music streaming, featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Apple’s AirPlay 2 for direct music playback from Apple’s Devices.
Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced—the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio delivered by DTS. See more picture on the largest screens. And experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.
Ready for the future of home cinema? The AVR-X4500H’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications and prepared for any 4K Ultra HD source. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision compatibility, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) are at hand as well. You can also enjoy ultra-high-definition pictures from legacy analogue and digital sources. With three HDMI outputs, you can even connect a TV and a projector in the main room, while playing back different content on a second zone screen.
Denon’s flagship AV Receiver with world’s first 13.2 channel Amplification and IMAX Enhanced processing.
The Denon AVC-X8500H powers the next generation of home theatre with the world’s first 13.2 channel receiver that supports the latest immersive audio formats, including IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and unparalleled music playback options, thanks to our built-in HEOS technology, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility for seamless control.Usher in a leading-edge home theatre experience with a 13.2 channel array that provides the most immersive premium 3D surround sound up to 7.2.6 without external amplification and the highest quality video with 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Dolby Vision, and more.
Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to traditional channels supporting up to a 13.1 configuration. Formatting identifies sound objects individually and projects them to different spaces in your listening environment, creating an immersive, three-dimensional sound stage. Auro 3D will be enabled via a future firmware update at no additional charge.
Enjoy the latest in picture quality with Dolby Vision compatibility as well as support for 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR and BT.2020.
Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AVC-X8500H features AudysseyMultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker’s output (including the subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Plus, the AudysseyMultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.
Talk to the Experts:
The world of audio can be a baffling place even for the seasoned audiophile. With a zillion products and categories vying for your attention, it pays to make an informed decision on what to buy. Precisely why we have created this list of Top 5 AV Receivers like we do for other audio-video products as well.
Stay tuned for more such informative updates from ProFx.
Or better still, head to your nearest ProFx outlet and lose yourself in a magical world of audio-visual entertainment solutions. With two decades of experience, ProFx is a name to reckon with in the home audio-video and home automation arena. Our team of experts would only be more than willing to assist you in finding the products that perfectly fit your home and lifestyle aspirations.
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The best subwoofer is the one that is selected correctly which has a deep bass response that enhances any home theater or audio system. Here is the best Top 5 Home Theater Subwoofers you should look at.
A lowdown on high thump
Until a decade ago, home subwoofers were rather specialist devices that would interest only two groups of hi-fidelity music enthusiasts: those who listened to trombone recitals and those who enjoyed the reggae bass kick! Today, subwoofers are an indispensable part of any hi-fi, home theater and studio monitoring system.
Generally, the sub-woofers are designed to handle the low frequencies in any audio playback, harmoniously complementing the high and mid-range frequencies. Most audiophiles familiar with ProFX and our extensive range of audio solutions seek our expertise on finding the right subwoofers to pair with their hi-fidelity home theater systems.
To help you make a ‘sound’ choice, here we review the Top 5 Home Theater Subwoofers in store.
The R400B subwoofer comes with the pedigree of the Legendary KEF R Series. The R400B’s reinforced and solidly braced cabinet houses twin 9in. LF drivers powered by twin 250W Class-D amplifiers. The drivers are mounted back-to-back: This ‘force canceling’ arrangement nullifies opposing reactive forces. The result is virtually no cabinet agitation and therefore a clean, fast, powerful bass performance.
Featuring many of KEF’s latest innovations in premium hi-fi and home theatre loudspeaker technology, the R Series makes genuine audiophile standards of entertainment more affordable than ever before. The stunningly fluent Uni-Q driver arrays of the KEF R400B combine with potent new bass drivers and many ingenious refinements to create a rich, spacious sound image that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the most discerning audiophile.
Explore new dimensions in sound with Kube, KEF’s powerful range of subwoofers that open up sound’s hidden depths.
Elegantly designed, the KEF KUBE 8 unleashes explosive power effortlessly. Its iBX technology extends the bass depth dynamically, unlocking the full potential of the driver’s power at normal listening levels or even the most extreme. With KEF’s unique capability to design, build and integrate the driver in-house delivering immersive music and home theatre sounds that drive you deeper into the heart of the performance is a given.
Kube subwoofers offer unmatched flexibility in configuration. Set up the KEF Kube 8 where it’s most convenient to you, match it to any main speaker or with any type of music system and start exploring new depths in your sound.
Whether you’re installing a new set of surround or ATMOS speakers, adding a second subwoofer for the ultimate home theatre experience, or just need more core-pounding impact from your favorite music, the Polk HTS 12 subwoofer enhances home theatre and music listening with powerful deep bass.
The HTS 12 features a long-throw Dynamic Balance 12” driver, patented Power Port® technology and a state-of-the-art 400W Class D amplifier. You can set power toggle to Auto on/off or DC control (12V trigger) for fast and easy on/off power switching in the sub and other home theater equipment—all easily accessible on the back panel
A feast not just for your auditory senses, the HTS 12 makes for an eye-catching interior décor piece with is curved edges that offer a powerful yet sensual look. This beauty is available in black washed walnut or classic brown finish
The 10-inch High-Performance Subwoofer.
Polk DSW PRO 550 subwoofers are famous for their deep, musical bass response. And with Polk Room Optimizer (PRO) technology, you can put this subwoofer anywhere in your listening room, even inside audio furniture or cabinets. The intelligent digital amplifier in the DSWPRO550wi effortlessly drives its 10-inch woofer with 400 Watts of continuous power. Polk subwoofers mean deep bass.
Polk intelligent amplifiers require less power to sound great, use power more efficiently, and know when to stand down (especially at low volumes or in “Standby” mode); even at extreme listening levels, it’s a wonder of digital high efficiency, bullet-proof reliability, and minimal heat generation.
What’s more, you can choose one of four preset “Room Optimizers’ from the remote controller, and Polk’s exclusive PRO™ technology programs in the optimal bass and blending setting for your room.
This floor standing sub is easy to install. You can use adjustable rubber feet for hard surface flooring or adjustable carpet spikes for carpeted areas.
Looking for a truly affordable subwoofer that packs a punch. Look no further!
This Polk PSW 10 wi Series PSW 108 active subwoofer features a 10? Dynamic Balance polymer composite cone for bold, powerful low-end sound, while its Klippel distortion analyzer delivers optimal performance at high listening levels.
Polk PSW10 WI enclosures are designed and engineered for perfect volume, minutely tuned for distortion-free low frequencies, and internally braced and damped to eliminate internal standing waves and other performance-robbing resonances. While its unique design keeps your subwoofer stable and steady even at radical volume levels, for more efficient use of power.
The POLK PSW10 easily connects to any system. Its inputs include: Audio Inputs: Stereo Line Level – (2) RCA, Pair (L/R) Analog RCA. Speaker Inputs: (2) Pair of Spring Terminals. Its outputs include: Audio Outputs & Speaker Outputs.(2) Pair of Spring Terminals.
The world of audio can be a baffling place even for the seasoned audiophile. With a zillion products and categories vying for your attention, it pays to make an informed decision on what to buy. Precisely why we have created this list of top 5 subwoofers, like we do for other audio-video products as well.
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No stereo system is complete without an amplifier – it is the essence that gives life to every loudspeaker. For the uninitiated, it may look like just another metal box with a couple of knobs on them. But the audiophiles out there know exactly what it’s worth. If you’re looking to splurge on a fancy sound system, take a moment to read this and we’ll tell you why you need to come to ProFX for your next buy. Top 3 Denon Amplifiers. Our collection of amplifiers is sure to get your auditory palettes craving for more. Prepare to indulge in a unique sonic experience with Denon amplifiers to pair your speakers with its perfect match. Here are Top 3 Denon Amplifiers
Denon’s HEOS Drive HS2, designed by custom integration specialists, is a unique 4 zone whole home audio distribution system with 8 channels of Class D amplification, compactly fitted into a 2RU single chassis featuring both Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital+ decoding with stereo downmixing.
This powerful multi-room sound system enables you to enjoy your favorite music all over your home. By utilizing an existing home network and the HEOS app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire, you can explore, browse, and play music from your music library, a range of streaming services, and thousands of internet radio stations. Once installed and connected, setup and configuration can be easily done through the HEOS app.
To ensure you set up is hassle-free, Denon’s HEOS Drive HS2 comes with removable feet and attachable rack ears, for rack or shelf placement. Dual RJ-45 Ethernet LAN ports are also provided to connect to the network and share the internet connection with other devices. Incidentally, this amp is 3rd party control compatible.
Denon’s amplifier is also equipped to handle virtually any combination of speaker configurations. Its inbuilt DSP high pass/low pass filters, set any output to full range, subwoofer or satellite speaker modes, with adjustable crossover points. Moreover, the speaker outputs feature 4-way binding posts that are compatible with banana plug terminations and four 12V trigger outputs. The chassis also has in place a cooling system for long term stability and operational reliability.
Denon’s HEOS Amp is designed to add multi-room audio functionality to any pair of stereo speakers and features the same wireless ease of use as the self-powered HEOS speaker models. With advanced class D digital amplification, the HEOS Amp delivers 100 watts maximum power per channel, with the lowest distortion and high current capability that provides reliable and stable operation with lower impedance speakers, including 4-ohm models. With this Amp, you can enjoy the benefits of wireless high fidelity with your favorite loudspeakers and experience room-filling sound quality.
In addition to the stereo speaker outputs, the amp features additional connectivity, including a sub output for connection to a powered subwoofer. There’s also an analog stereo line input (via RCA jacks), and an additional auxiliary input via 3.5mm jack for direct connection to a portable player’s headphone output. Meanwhile, Denon’s HEOS Amp enclosure features elegant silver accents, with discreetly placed volume and mute controls on the side panel, giving it an aesthetic appeal.
Moreover an optical digital input lets you connect a digital music source such as a CD player, and a USB port lets you connect a portable thumb drive. In addition to the built-in dual-band “N” wireless system, the HEOS Amp is also equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet port for direct connection to a wired LAN setup.
Similar to the HEOS wireless speaker models, you’ll be able to stream music tracks and control Denon’s HEOS Amp with the HEOS App. You can listen to music tracks on your smartphone, tablet, and any portable audio player. The unique functionality of the amp allows you to play different songs in different rooms. You can also choose to listen to the same song in all rooms. Denon’s exclusive digital technology enables precise audio synchronization, down to the microsecond, for you to experience top audio fidelity and stereo imaging quality.
3. HEOS Link
Denon’s versatile HEOS Link features built-in dual-band N wireless technology for quick and easy connection to home networks. Apart from the built-in wireless function, the HEOS Link is also equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet port for a hardwire connection to LAN. The USB port allows portable USB drive connections as well as portable device charging.
In addition to the stereo pre-amp outputs, there’s also a sub output for connection to a powered subwoofer. Both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs are included for compatibility with the widest range of equipment, and the unit features an optical digital audio input. Denon’s HEOS Link is also equipped with a stereo line input (via RCA jacks) as well as an additional auxiliary input with a 3.5mm jack for direct connection to a portable player.
Similar to HEOS Amp, with HEOS Link, you can add multi-room audio to existing music or home theatre audio system, to play different songs in different rooms or the same song in every room. You can also stream music and control the amp with the HEOS App.
If you already own any Denon systems, you’re in luck because HEOS Link provides additional convenience for you. All you need to do is this: Connect the included infrared emitter to the HEOS Link IR output and place it so that it’s near the front panel of your Denon component. Or, if your Denon has a direct IR input jack, you can connect the HEOS Link via the supplied IR direct cable. Then, via the HEOS App, you can turn your Denon system on and select the appropriate input and enjoy music from your library. There’s also a 12V trigger output that lets you connect the HEOS Link to other devices or products that feature a 12V trigger input, such as motorized drapes or a drop-down motorized front projection screen. With high-quality stereo analog, digital coax and optical outputs, as well as a 12V trigger and Denon IR control output, the HEOS Link can easily be incorporated into whatever system you have.
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Choosing the right amplifier for your speakers is no small task. You must have sufficient knowledge about their features and specifications. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you by selecting the best amplifiers out there. Top 3 Denon Amplifiers. Top 3 Denon AmplifiersWith our recommendations, we’re certain you will find the right partner for your audio system to experience clean and undistorted sound. So don’t wait any longer! Head to your nearest ProFX outlet and find the Denon amplifier that suits you best.
Top 3 Denon Amplifiers
Denon, KEF, HEOS and Polk are Top 4 Premium Speaker Brands of the leading brands in the sound industry today. All four brands have established their names with years of experience and R&D to deliver cutting edge technology and performance in their products. At ProFX, we have handpicked the best audio systems from these brands to offer the best of premium speakers for our customers. Here’s all you need to know about our top picks.
Innovative engineering and technology are at the core of what makes Denon products iconic. With a 100-year history of delivering powerful audio visual experiences and impeccable craftsmanship going into every component, Denon speakers have become a household name for perfect entertainment. When you listen to Denon speakers, you don’t just hear great sound but experience a sonic masterpiece.
Premium Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Bringing Denon’s stellar products to you, ProFX features Denon Envaya, the perfect utilitarian speaker. If you’re looking to dance to songs while cooking, fill your room with music or take your tunes wherever you go, Denon’s Envaya is the right fit for you.
Both DSB-250BT and Mini DSB-150BT are dust and waterproof with an official IP67 rating. The Envaya Pocket can be submerged 1m deep in water for 30 minutes without getting damaged. You can pretty much take these speakers anywhere you want. Featuring high-quality Bluetooth® aptX® Low Latency standard, Envaya offers CD-like audio streaming over Bluetooth, minimizing latency and lip-sync errors when supported by streaming devices.
Tuned by Denon’s leading audio engineers, these speakers achieve unmatched musical performance. Implementing innovative digital sound processing techniques, powerful amplifiers and high-quality speaker chassis, Envaya’s range is capable of creating an immersive soundscape to deliver the subtlest of high notes, all the way down to deep bass tones with complete control and clarity. Moreover, simple connectivity and Siri activation grant you complete control from your smartphones.
Denon’s extraordinary sound quality is further improved with the inclusion of advanced audio processing technology, bigger size drivers and powerful amplifier modules. Thanks to ‘oversized’ proprietary drivers paired with a large passive bass radiator that fit neatly into the compact design, the sound produced is above and beyond anything that conventional portable speakers can deliver. With a range of advanced, onboard, patented signal-processing technologies, Envaya produces impeccable sound quality.
HEOS powered by Denon, has built its reputation through unrelenting innovation, precision and quality, often being the first to deliver new audio technology. Every HEOS system is engineered in-house at Denon, designed meticulously with components that harmonize together and deliver the performance that audiophiles crave for.
ProFX offers a range of HEOS products including, HEOS 1, HEOS 3, HEOS 5, HEOS 7 & HEOS 1 Go Pack. This series of wireless music systems, allow you to control your music effortlessly from anywhere in your home. All you need is one or more HEOS-enabled AV receivers or speakers and the HEOS app. Accessing your music library through your preferred device or using Amazon Alexa voice control, you can add other users to the line-up to vary the playlist or personalize the room according to the user’s preference, playing different tunes in different rooms simultaneously.
HEOS Speakers are compatible with high-resolution audio files, delivering the ultimate sonic experience in the convenience of your home. You can listen to uncompressed WAV (PCM), ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) music files up to 24-bit/192-kHz with complete ease.
AUDIOPHILE GRADE SYNCHRONIZATION
To deliver a quality listening experience with multiple HEOS players at once, each player must be synchronized with extreme precision down to the microsecond. Based on years of meticulous research, HEOS’s technology delivers unparalleled synchronization for you to indulge in an exceptional audio experience.
As one of the originators of the British hi-fi industry, KEF took a pioneering approach to loudspeaker design. Spearheading the use of synthetic materials for diaphragms and driver surrounds, KEF was the first company to use the power of computers in loudspeaker testing and design. With six decades behind it, KEF continues to develop innovative products with cutting-edge technology.
At ProFX, we feature a number of KEF products including BLADE Series, LS Series, The Reference Series, In-Wall Theatre, R Series and Q Series.
Under the reigns of the best and brightest engineers, KEF has come out with the BLADE Series that look and sound like no other. With an iconic design and cutting edge technology, the four bass drivers are arranged so that their combined acoustic centre occupies the same point in space as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array. In pursuit of accurate and realistic sound, BLADE loudspeakers create a uniquely warm and expansive sound that draws you into the music with a natural and effortless accuracy.
With a compact design, the L Series delivers a rich, multi-dimensional ‘soundstage experience’. Its patent-pending acoustic designs coupled with state-of-the-art technologies from KEF’s latest flagship Blade loudspeaker, provide the ultimate studio experience – even in the smallest of spaces.
The Reference Series, deemed as the gold standard in terms of audio quality, combines phenomenal high-fidelity performance with complete multi-channel versatility, to produce mind-blowing sound. Every model in the range is hand-crafted by KEF’s master technicians in Maidstone, Kent.
Reference speakers will completely transform your movie experience, bringing music and visuals to life, with quick dynamics and bass power.
Combining innovations from the Reference Series with bespoke technologies, KEF’s new R Series are groundbreaking high-end speakers creating incredible home audio. This sophisticated series that comes with unparalleled technology, features a Uni-Q driver array, a remarkable trademark of its technological innovation. KEF engineers have devised a way of reducing the resonances that the Uni-Q’s unique design can sometimes produce. The result amounts to a purer and more precise sound with stronger imaging.
Every little innovation in the R Series has been aesthetically concealed behind its functional design. It comes in two clean and beautiful looks: a sleek gloss finish or a classic wood veneer and a tone-on-tone style with colour-matched details to the finish. Taking utmost care and tending to every minute detail, every aspect of the R-Series is nothing short of brilliance.
Taking the cutting-edge acoustic technology from the legendary REFERENCE and Blade loudspeakers, the Q series presents class and sophistication to a wider selection of people.
Polk has been defining Hi-Fi in its research and development labs in Baltimore, Maryland for over four decades. With a number our patented technologies, Polk is known to produce rich, warm, lifelike sounds that match its long legacy.
At ProFX, you will find a large collection of POLK audio systems including the Legend Series, RTI Series, Signature Series, Fusion T Series, Home Theatre, OVM Wall Mount Speakers, and Smart Speakers.
Featuring Polk’s next-generation patented SDA technology with enhanced Power Port technology with integrated Atmos ready towers, the Legend Series delivers unrivaled imaging, detail, and bass response. Featuring the new Pinnacle tweeter, Turbine Cone, Enhanced Power Port, and SDA-Pro, the Legend Series is ideal for stereo listening and home theatre. With this power-packed audio system, you can turn your living room into an exceptional home theatre.
The RTiA Series features a tower, bookshelf, surround and center channel speakers leaving you spoiled for choice to elevate your home audio. Designed to produce clean and accurate sound, the proprietary curved enclosure design creates the optimal shear damping for a more rigid, acoustically inert enclosure and minimal cabinet resonance. These delicately curved enclosures are enhanced with a layer of beautifully finished real wood, that is acoustically inert and internally braced to produce resonant-free sound.
Polk’s Signature Series is built to bring the big surround sound theatre and music experience into the comfort of your homes. Featuring Hi-Res certification, a new Dynamic Balance® designed acoustic array, precision cross-overs, an anti-diffraction magnetic grille, modern cabinet styling, and exclusive Power Port® bass enhancing technology, you experience theatre quality audio in your living room.
Whether you’re watching your favorite movie, or just laying back and listening to music, the T Series performance is sure to amaze you. This phenomenal home audio gives you great sound at an affordable rate!
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