Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast Speaker

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Yamaha has launched the WX-010 MusicCast wireless speaker, further enhancing the company’s MusicCast wireless multiroom audio lineup by adding a small footprint speaker that fills a room with sound without taking up a lot of space.

The WX-010 offers users the ability to start a MusicCast system from a single speaker and expand when they are ready, one speaker or component at a time. It joins an existing lineup of more than 30 MusicCast products. Two WX-010 MusicCast wireless speakers can be paired in stereo mode using the MusicCast app for more authentic music reproduction with a wider listening area.

“This is a very important new addition to the MusicCast line,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. “It gives MusicCast users a way to bring music to small rooms and spaces where shelf or counter space is limited. It’s also our most affordable MusicCast model, which makes it easy for anyone to start building a powerful multiroom audio system at home.”

MusicCast for music all around your home
The Yamaha WX010 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. With MusicCast you can control all your compatible Yamaha MusicCast products via your smartphone or tablet. Play the same music on all the components or split the sound into different zones for different moods in each room; the choice is yours. The MusicCast CONTROLLER app also lets you operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily.

Advanced networking including Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth
Built-in Apple AirPlay means that you can stream music from your Apple iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or other compatible Apple device, wirelessly. If you use another brand of smartphone or tablet then you've also got Bluetooth, for easy music streaming from your portable device.

Wi-Fi and DLNA for effortless streaming
Also standard with the WX010 is Wi-Fi, giving easy connection to your home network. A DLNA certified connection makes streaming a breeze. You can access your stored music from PC, laptop or NAS drive and listen to Internet radio stations and music services such as Spotify, Napster and Qobuz.

Bluetooth output for connecting up headphones
As an added bonus, the Yamaha WX-010 features a Bluetooth output. This lets you wirelessly stream music to compatible Bluetooth headphones or even another Bluetooth speaker - perhaps placed outside.

Twin ABRs for powerful bass
A two-way speaker system gives a crisp, clear sound, throughout the frequency range. With twin ABRs (Auxcillary Bass Radiator) either side of the unit the bass is also powerful enough to easily fill most rooms.

Pair up for stereo sound
Use the MusicCast app and you can pair up two WX-010 speakers for stereo sound. Perfect in larger rooms or wherever you prefer a more immersive, stereo sound, this function doubles the ability of this already impressive speaker.

Compact design that can be wall mounted
With its compact dimensions and unobtrusive design, the WX010 goes just where you want it. Use it on a desk, bedside table or kitchen worktop - the WX010 fits in almost anywhere. For even greater versatility, the speaker can be wall mounted via a simple keyhole slot fitting.The speaker has an elegant design that perfectly complements any home décor and features touch-sensitive buttons on the top panel for easy operation of power, volume and play/pause controls.


S&I Verdict - Users looking for a compact audio solution perfect for casual music streaming around the house should definitely consider the WX-010 -- especially if you plan to invest in additional MusicCast products. The Yamaha WX-010 MusicCast wireless speaker is available in black and white. Shop online today.


Rotel Stereo Combo - don't miss out!

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The Rotel Stereo Combo on offer at S&I comprises the A14 Integrated Amplifier, CD14 CD Player and T14 Streaming Tuner and all models are available in both silver and black finishes. 

Peter Kao, of Rotel, told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine: ‘The Rotel 14 Series components offer everything anyone needs today—USB connections for playback of digital music files, wireless streaming from all popular music services, Bluetooth, and phono stage inputs are among the connection options. Whether it is classic vinyl or streaming high resolution digital files, the 14 Series will deliver stunning realism.’

Lets take a look at the components –

A14 Integrated Amplifier

The flagship A14 has the highest power and a more advanced set of features. It is rated at 80 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms, both channels driven. The A14 features a substantial power supply comprising a Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer plus slit-foil capacitors to effortlessly handle difficult speaker loads and dynamic signal peaks. It has been designed to accommodate both classic analog and the latest digital source components supported by the on-board AKM 32 bit/768kHz DAC. Doug Henderson said, “The A14 is a genuine high-end audio component in terms of both build quality and performance. It will easily power large, full range speakers with a degree of finesse that is rare at any price, but virtually unprecedented at this retail cost.”

  • 80 watts per channel
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • iOS/Android control App
  • AKM 32 bit / 768 kHz DAC
  • PC-USB with DSD support
  • Signal sensing power control
  • Inputs: Analog—Aux (2), CD, Tuner, Phono (MM)
  • Digital: Coax (2), Optical (2), PC-USB (PCM 32 bit/384 kHz) with DSD (1X/2X), Apple iOS USB, Bluetooth aptX

CD14 CD Player

The design of the CD14 begins with a carefully engineered power supply to ensure separate, ripple-free voltage and current to both digital and analog circuits. It maintains the same clean lines and intuitive operation as the other 14 series models, while demonstrating an uncanny ability to resolve even the smallest musical details in a recording. Henderson notes, “Rotel set the bar for affordable CD players many years ago. While others have abandoned the format, music lovers still maintain large collections. The CD14 will let them hear those discs at their best.”


  • Precision CD mechanism
  • Wolfson high performance 24 bit / 192 kHz DAC
  • Independent digital / analogue power supplies
  • iO /Android control APP (requires connection to A14).
  • Disc metadata display
  • Coaxial digital and analogue output

T14 - Streaming Tuner



This tuner bears little resemblance to those that have gone before.  While the T14 can receive classic analogue FM stations, it has also been designed to take advantage of Digital Audio Broadcasts (DAB+), as well as all popular Internet streaming services. That’s a lot of options, but Rotel’s T14 makes selecting them as simple as the touch of a button. The 30 FM and DAB+ pre-sets provide easy access to all of your favourite music stations. A near endless supply of music sources are supported by the T14 using the DTS Play-Fi iOS and Android Apps including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody, Amazon Music, Deezer and more.
Your listening options for radio broadcasts have never been more varied!
Unlike the majority of current tuners the T14 also has a RS232 connection on the rear panel that enables easier integration with multi-room audio system.

  • Dimmable LED and display
  • High quality DAB+ and FM reproduction
  • High resolution music streaming using streaming services supported by DTS Play-Fi iOS and Android apps
  • Wide range of FM and DAB+ radio stations
  • 30 personalised preset stations for both DAB+ and FM
Rotel’s painstaking attention to detail in this range of exceptional hi-fi components is built by music enthusiasts for music enthusiasts. Whether your inclination tends towards vinyl or streaming high resolution digital files from your phone, these 3 14 Series components will connect with your favourite music sources to deliver stunning realism.


The Rotel Stereo Combo is on offer from S&I for the remarkable price of 
R43 020 (was R50 610). While stocks last from a S&I near you.

Power and Control - the B&W ASW608 Subwoofer

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For big sound in smaller spaces, you can’t beat the ASW608, the most compact of the 600 Series subwoofers.

The B&W ASW608 subwoofer is a fantastic piece of equipment that is a must-have for any home surround sound system as a complement to any existing surround sound speakers, providing extra dynamism and dimension to cinematic atmosphere.

Ultra-solid construction delivers slamming bass, drum kicks, and special movie effects. Deformation is minimised; bass precision, power and enjoyment are maximised. Its long-throw 200mm driver allows the ASW608 to move the large volumes of air needed for high-quality low-frequency output, and its audiophile-standard 200W Class D amplifier keeps the unit running cool, even when the music or movie action is whipping up a storm.

In all of the 600 Series subwoofers, the bass driver diaphragms are constructed from a rugged, finely-tuned mix of paper pulp, Kevlar® fibres and resin, which provides the stiffness needed to withstand the tremendous physical forces exerted by the voice coil and pressures inside the cabinet.

Bowers & Wilkins’ 600 subwoofer series fills a gap in the market for intermediate equipment at a budget price. Not only is the B&W ASW608 subwoofer incredibly compact it remains a very powerful unit. Built with a soft black or white finish, the ASW608 subwoofer is aesthetically sympathetic to most living room and bedroom designs and does its best work within smaller, more confined spaces.

Providing the bass channel in your surround sound set up, the award-winning ASW608 offers extraordinary power and control for such a compact subwoofer. No home audio or cinema system can be complete without a subwoofer, and the B&W ASW608 fills that gap perfectly. Available here from S&I.


Denon HEOS Bar Revealed

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The Denon HEOS Bar is designed to be the audio centrepiece for your living room. This single sound bar offers clear, powerful home theatre sound for both binge-watching and bumping music. With HEOS technology built-in, this model not only plays music from your own library, but also direct from a phone via Bluetooth, via streaming services including Spotify and Tidal, even Internet radio. 

The HEOS Bar is not just a superb TV soundbar, with state-of-the-art signal processing, amplification and drivers: it's also a complete music-streaming solution, able to integrate into a HEOS multiroom system. It's a three-channel design, suitable for screens over 50 inches and able to be used on a shelf or wall-mounted. The Bar uses nine high-performance drivers in a 45-degree configuration to spread sound around the room. 

The new HEOS Subwoofer which is designed to work in perfect harmony with the entire HEOS range, from wireless speakers to the new AV products and the HEOS Amp/HEOS Link. It adds powerful, deep bass to any set-up, wirelessly. This wireless subwoofer is beautifully crafted with a stylish matt black finish in a slimline package that can be used vertically or horizontally, allowing it to perfectly fit the personal specification of your room. 

Take your music and movies to the next level with the HEOS Bar and HEOS Subwoofer... the ultimate audio pairing for movie sound and music. The HEOS Bar delivers exceptional performance that effortlessly enhances the audio performance of a TV while also taking music to an entirely new level.


Product Highlights:
  • powered 3-channel sound bar with six built-in speakers:
  •  - three 1-1/2" soft dome tweeters
  •  - three mid-bass drivers
  • drivers mounted at 45-degree angle for placement above or below TV
  • HDMI connections are compatible with 4K/HDR TVs and devices
  • Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding
  • Denon's Virtual Surround processing offers simulated surround sound
  • Listening modes: Movie Surround, Dialogue Enhancer, Music, and Night mode
  • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi® allows connection to your wireless home network for HEOS multi-room music
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
  • feet included for placement on a stand or table
  • keyhole slots for wall-mounting

Shop online today!


S&I welcomes the Control4 Smart Home.

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Control Your Home and Everything in it from Anywhere, Anytime at one Touch. Sound & Image gives you an overview of what Control4 is all about!

From homes small to large, new and old, Control4 delivers power and performance on one platform that coordinates the technology in your house into complete, brilliant experiences—interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy. With one touch, dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, check in on your home no matter where you are. It’s a smarter living experience that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.


HOME THEATre

A high-end home theatre experience is more than just a nice TV with surround sound. With a home theatre system from Control4, you’ll be the envy of every movie theatre goer in town. Turn the lights off, turn on the surround sound and start the movie all with the touch of a button.

WHOLE-HOME AUDIO


Fill your entire home with music or listen to a specific playlist in just one room. Display bold, beautiful cover art on your smartphone, touch screen or TV.


LIGHTING


Create lighting scenes to set the perfect mood, whether you are entertaining or just cooking family dinner, our smart lighting.ll be sure to create the right atmosphere.

CLIMATE


Forget about ever touching that thermostat again, in fact, forget about the thermostat all together. With our automated climate control, your thermostat is anywhere you are. Curb your monthly bills and ease your eco-conscience. Advanced temperature control is a simple and affordable addition to any home with Control4.

YOUR HOME AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


Control every aspect of your house from wherever you are, using your smartphone, tablet, PC, touch screen, remote or keypad. Control4 has a consistent, easy-to-use interface that ensures that controlling your home will be effortless, despite the complexity that goes on behind the scenes.

SECURITY



Take comfort in knowing that your home and family are safe with added security solutions from Control4. Smart locks can notify you of daily ins-and-outs, scheduled lighting can fluctuate at alternating times, security cameras are accessible from your smartphone, audio and lighting can be incorporated into your alarm system, and the list goes on.

With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With Control4, your options are virtually limitless.

While there are many smart products available today, it isn't until these devices work together in orchestration, that you experience the magic of a smart home.

Control4 is the way forward – pop in to one of our Sound & Image stores and we will show you how to make your home ‘smarter’. It’s a smarter living experience that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.