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Xounts Up hands-on preview: Two parts wireless speaker, one part objet d'art

Looking for something different in home audio gear? This speaker/light show fits the bill.

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KISS AV's super thin and light speakers deliver big sound

At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.

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Vizio sound bar

Vizio unveils a new line of sound bars with Google Cast and multi-room audio support

New speakers range from a 38-inch model to a new 45-inch, 5.1-channel flagship that delivers true surround sound.

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808 Audio rolls out four new Bluetooth speakers

After selling nearly 1.5 million of its Canz Bluetooth speaker, 808 expands the line to include both larger models for bigger sound, and more compact ones for increased portability.

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Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions

Venerable British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has been snapped up by a startup that's flush with Silicon Valley cash. Little-known Eva Automation has no publicly announced products, but it has top-notch management and superstar backing. Better still, B&W's Joe Atkins will remain as CEO.

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Focal brings its high-end outdoor speaker line to the U.S.

Weatherproof, paintable enclosures house 1.0-inch tweeters and either 6.5- or 8.0-inch woofers.

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Denon announces a major expansion of its HEOS multi-room audio system

The new products carry the same model names, with an HS2 suffix to denote they're of the new platform.

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Get the party started with Kube, a $3000 speaker that keeps your booze cold

Need a powerful outdoor stereo that's also a drink cooler? Kube is an over-the-top solution that's super cool and super expensive.

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Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

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Insteon adds Sonos compatibility to its connected-home systems

Hubs and compoents from Insteon will soon be able to control Sonos multi-room audio systems.

Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier

Here’s a head-snapper: Creative just announced a $5000 audiophile sound bar that streams music and video

The X-Fi Sonic Carrier packs 15 drivers, a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos support, and an 800-watt amplifier.

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Ultimate Ears app now lets friends take turns playing DJ

Ultimate Ears is embracing the social aspect of listening to music with a new app feature that lets up to 3 devices connect to its line of UE Bluetooth speakers.

Sonos Play:5

Sonos redesigns its Play:5 speaker, announces Trueplay room-tuning software

Trueplay software can customize Sonos speakers to play the best they possibly can in the rooms they’re in.

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JBL Splash 2

JBL’s Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker puts on a light show every time you play a tune

The speaker gets its name from its water-resistant enclosure—you can even rinse it off under a faucet.

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