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New Pioneer AV Range in Glasgow

19th September 2013

The Glasgow store has taken delivery of its new season stock of Pioneer’s heavyweight AV receivers: the £1,999 SC-LX87 and £1,199 SC-LX57, alongside the ever excellent LX55 Blu-ray players.

The LX87 pushing things forward again, offering a whole host of features, including: 9 channels of class D amplifier special tuned at Air Studios, asynchronous USB input to stream music up to 192 kHz 32 bit,  4K pass through to accommodate ultra HD in the video section, plus multi-zone functionality and their award winning app, iControlAV2013, for use with iOS and Android.

For full details on The SC-LX87 Receiver here ->

The LX57 shares most of the its more expensive siblings functionality, but dispenses with some of the analogue inputs, has slightly less power, and isn’t tuned at Air Studios or has THX certification. It’s a stunning receiver for the money.

Full details on the SC-LX57 Receiver here ->

Whilst not new onto the market, the BDP-LX55 Blu-ray is still one of the finest players. With 3D capability, and offering true universal functionality with the ability to play SACD and DVD-Audio. Retailing at £299.

Full details on the BDP-LX55 Blu-ray here ->

 

 

HD – no really – Super High Vision or 8k Ultra High Definition

14th August 2012

Our very own Allan Boyd was at a special screening at BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay of selected highlights from the Olympics filmed bv NHK in 8k Super High Vision with a 22.2 channel surround sound system.

Filmed via one of only a handful of  Super High Vision Cameras in the world  alongside a revolutionary 22 channel live recording facility – the signal was broadcast over “JANET” The UK’s research and development – superfast 400Gbit/s high bandwith network.

The event had a capacity of around 100 people with a wall filling screen which must have easily been 8m wide. The 33.2 mega pixel image at 120 Frames/sec was projected  via a heavily modified JVC Dila Projector (£4k with e-shift) Sound was via a Yamaha Processor and RCF Monitors.

“It was an amazinginly immersive experience – the clarity on the image combined with the sheer variety of atmospheric sound coming at you from every angle – took the viewer straight into the middle of the performance.” “Watching Chris Hoy as he approached the finish line – the volume of the crowd seemingly around you just built and built – I was tempted to stand up and cheer as I felt everyone else around me already had.” We may be a few years away from seeing anything like this technology available in the home – however this is undoubtedly the future and its really exciting.

Epson's Ultimate Full HD 3D Projector

3rd April 2012

Experience a new cinematic adventure with Epson’s EH-TW9000 top of-the range Full HD projector with brighter, high definition 2D and 3D viewing.

Epson’s new high-end projector the EH-TW9000 allows you to easily convert 2D high definition content into Full HD 3D at the touch of a button. An internal microchip (the Integrated Circuit or IC chip) analyses the image and splits it into various levels of depth, which at the end it will re-combine in order to create a sense of perspective in the scene.

At the same time all the objects in the 2D picture are identified in order to develop an embossed model of each. It uses these two techniques to simulate the ‘parallax’ images (the paired set of left and right eye images). The resulting image is then put back together by the projector and shown on the screen, so creating 3D pictures which are as natural as if you were looking out of your window.

£2650.00

On permanent demonstration in Glasgow’s Theatre 1

Contact Ian in Glasgow for more details, or pop in for a demo.

JVC Introduce New Projector Range

JVC introduces three new 3D Ready D-LA Home Theatre projectors with up to 100,000:1 native contrast ratio.

JVC have introduced the world’s first HD up-converting home theatre projectors that display 2D HD content with almost 4K precision. Featuring JVC’s new e-shift technology capable of projecting images with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, four times that of full HD. The upconverting technology is available in two of three new 3D-ready projectors that boast a wide range of advancements, including higher native contrast than previous models for levels that remain unmatched by any other home theatre projector.

The new projectors are the DLA-X90R, DLA-X70R and DLA-X30. JVC’s 4K e-shift technology is featured in the top two models, while all three new projectors offer other advancements that boost picture quality, improve 3D performance and enhance functionality.

DLA-X30 – £3,000
DLA-X70 – £7,000
DLA-X90 – £10,000

With the D-LA X70 on permanent display in the Glasgow showroom, is now the time to get that home cinema project started?

Contact Ian in Glasgow for more information on 0141 221 0221,
or pop in and see the difference yourself.

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