Monitor & Denon recieve EISA awards.

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Sound & Image are delighted to announce that both the Denon AVR2300W AND the Monitor Audio Bronze 5.1 system have won highly sought-after EISA awards.

Every year, the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Awards applaud new products that combine the most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and of course, the greatest value for money. In short, EISA recognises the features most likely to be appreciated by an enthusiast public seeking high quality and creative facilities.

The badge is reserved for the single best products within their categories chosen by a panel of 15 expert judges - the editors of specialist audio magazines from across Europe, who have been running the awards for 33 years.



Denon AVR-X2300W Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth

  • 7.2 channel AV Receiver with 95W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
  • 3D and 4K Ultra HD/60Hz full rate pass-through with HDR, BT.2020, 4:4:4 Pure Color support; 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) and 2 outputs (Main/Sub) with full HCDP 2.2 support. 4K Up-scaling
  • Built-in Bluetooth(R) and Wi-Fi. Streaming Content; Airplay, vTuner Internet Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify Connect, DLNA. DSD, FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF High Resolution Audio Streaming
  • Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2), DTS:X ready (via firmware update). Odyssey MultEQ XT with Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Free Remote App for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Control with the HEOS Link (Sold Separately). Eco Mode
Sound & Image says - It’s a superb sonic all-rounder.



Monitor Audio Bronze 5.1 package

  • From the towering Bronze Six, the most complete New Bronze speaker, music and home theatre lovers can appreciate the full-range flavour of our forty year design heritage.  
  • With the matching Bronze FX Surround , Bronze Centre and Bronze Subwoofer.
  • In this way matching drivers tuned for different roles are able to develop a wonderfully uniform, tonally consistent sound-field involving seismic low bass and richly coherent mid-range detail,  which rises in frequency to meet the illuminating resolution of our fabulous Bronze C-CAM tweeter. 
  • Here is New Bronze in tooth and claw, alive to its ambitious audiophile design precedents and equipped with a compelling mix of accuracy, scale and dynamics for the highest value music and home theatre audio.
Sound & Image says - Monitor Audio has delivered a gold medal performance with the latest Bronze speaker package.


Available from - Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440 and Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165.



Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speaker in white

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Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a new white version of the Zeppelin Wireless Music System. The new, lighter color has been created to appeal to palette purists and design enthusiasts who prefer a more neutral color tone. Boasting the same instantly recognizable silhouette, every element of the Zeppelin Wireless white has been designed to deliver superlative audio performance.

Last October, British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins launched the Zeppelin™ Wireless to critical acclaim. Nearly a year on, it introduces the Zeppelin Wireless in white, offering a lighter complementary color to the original black speaker.  With this refreshed neutral look, Bowers & Wilkins offers the same exceptional sound quality the brand is heralded for, with the added benefit of more choice in color. Boasting the same instantly recognizable silhouette, every element of the Zeppelin Wireless white has been designed to deliver superlative audio performance.

Like its counterpart, the Zeppelin Wireless white is fitted with five completely new drive units and features two Double Dome tweeters as found in Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM Series of Hi-Fi speakers, while the two-midrange drivers benefit from FST technology. This unique approach to drive unit design is also found in Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond, and helps Zeppelin Wireless white deliver pristine, lifelike vocals and instruments. A new, larger 6.5” subwoofer with ultra-long voice coil allows deep bass to be played at impressive volume.

The reinforced cabinet has also been redesigned to reduce vibrations in order to provide a solid platform from which the drive units can work. Along with a front fascia 50% thicker than the previous version, specially designed glass fiber ribs strengthen the cabinet in all the right places. The result: pristine sound from high- quality drive units.

Thanks to Digital Signal Processing (DSP) twice as powerful as its predecessor, Zeppelin Wireless white creates a more detailed and refined sound, making it a truly enhanced listening experience, in a league of its own. The improvement in audio performance is complemented by a trio of connectivity options in the form of AirPlay®, Bluetooth® aptX and Spotify® Connect - meaning flawless sound is only a few taps away. The Bowers & Wilkins Control App, updated on the launch of the Zeppelin Wireless in black, is available via iOS, Mac and PC, so now it’s easier and more convenient for you to control volume and playback functions for the ultimate easy listening experience.

As capable as it is beautiful, Zeppelin Wireless whites’ neutral color and sweeping contours command aesthetic appreciation, and are the ideal shape to produce the best-sounding and best-looking wireless speaker available today. Zeppelin Wireless white is as comfortable creating a room- filling sound from the bookshelf, as it is the centerpiece of a room, while the improved sound quality creates an acoustic atmosphere that belies its size.

For a one-box solution that defies expectations on sound, the Zeppelin Wireless white is as good seen as it is heard.

Sound & Image is delighted with the new coat of paint on the award winning Zeppelin Wireless, this new high-end speaker has been updated with a new clean, yet great-looking white finish, and we think it looks great!!!

The Zeppelin Wireless white will be available soon at a Sound & Image store near you.

Experience state-of-the-art surround sound with the brand new AVR-X1300W

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Experience state-of-the-art surround sound with the AVR-X1300W 7.2 channel Dolby Atmos AV receiver, which delivers breathtaking immersive surround sound with today's advanced movie soundtracks. Bring home the same revolutionary 3D surround sound used in premium movie theatres, with the ability to create an overhead soundfield to deliver a dramatically expanded sonic space. What's more, a future firmware update will enable the AVR-X1300W to decode DTS:X soundtracks, for full compatibility with all current 3D sound formats.

The AVR-X1300W is futureproof, too, thanks to an advanced video section fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all six of its HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the AVR-X1300W is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources.
 


S&I VERDICT - Easy to use, feature packed and a top-chart performer, Denon’s midrange receiver is deeply impressive. Available at Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440 and Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165.



New Yamaha RXV-581 AV Receiver

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"The RX-V581 is an exciting amplifier, and the way it handles bass and sound effects is sure to whet the appetite of any home cinema fan." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £500.

The Yamaha RXV581 is a 7.2-channel AV Receiver that supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, as well as Yamaha MusicCast and HDMI with support for 4K. As well as ultra high definition video, the RXV581 also supports DSD and FLAC high resolution audio playback.

The RXV581 is equipped with Bluetooth so you can enjoy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. WiFi connection lets you use Apple Airplay, the AV Controller app and MusicCast, Yamaha's advanced network audio system. You can use all your MusicCast products together or separately, and control them from one simple app. MusicCast can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share music from external devices such as a TV or Blu-ray player connected to the RX-V581.

Ready to work with 4K and 3D content, the RXV581 also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, to deliver the best possible images to your television.


Overview:

  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 80 W per channel (6 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • --- 115 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
  • --- 145 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
  • Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
  • AirPlay®, Spotify®*, Pandora®*smusic streaming services and AV Controller app
  • *Music service availability varies by region.
  • DSD 2.8MHz / 5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV / AIFF 192kHz / 24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • HDMI (4 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2 (4 in / 1 out), HDR Video and BT.2020 pass-through
  • Front panel USB Digital Connection for USB thumbdrives
  • YPAO™ sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the centre of the screen
  • Dialogue Level Adjustment for proper sound balance with dialogue and vocals
  • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection and Speaker Zone B Function
  • Multi-language colour OSD capable of displaying cover art
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
Yamaha have been near the very top of AV receivers over the last few years, revealing as much detail and information from music and movie soundtracks as possible without having to step into the ultra-high-end price points. We’d be happy to demonstrate this model and show you how it can suit your individual needs. Give us a call or visit us at either branch to arrange an audition for yourself.

Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440
Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165


Yamaha MusicCast Special Offers - July 2016

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MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio. Use all your MusicCast products together or separately - it’s completely up to you. Control it all from one app - designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a Sound Bar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, or Hi Fi system. Whichever suits you best. Mix and match, then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. Welcome to MusicCast. It has never been easier to fill your home with music.

Sound & Image have some great MusicCast specials on for the month of July - while stocks last - don't miss out!


RX-V679 and WX-030 package


RX-A850 and WX-030 package


RX-A1050 and WX-030 package


RX-A2050 and WX-030 package


RX-A3050 and WX-030 package

The Yamaha MusicCast audio systems have been designed to revolutionize the enjoyment of music in everyday life. S&I have made music easy to enjoy with these great special offers. Visit us in store or contact us for more information -
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Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165

The All New AVR-X2300W 7.2CH AV Surround Receiver Is Here!

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Fully loaded with the very latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X2300W delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, optimised via extensive sound tuning – not to mention plenty of amplifier power. It has Dolby Atmos decoding and processing, for the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theatres and – via a future firmware update – will be able to decode DTS:X soundtracks, for complete three-dimensional surround compatibility.

For high-resolution video to match this immersive sound, and to ensure it’s future-proof, AVR-X2300W’s advanced video section is fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight of its HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support, the AVR-X2300W is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Advanced video processing provides for 4K Ultra HD full rate, and can upscale the digital SD and HD video to 4K UHD, while the AVR-X2300W is also HDCP 2.2 compliant, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.
The powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all seven channels, with each of identical design and delivering 95 watts (8 ohms, 0.08%THD, 20Hz~20kHz). Meanwhile, the high-current design gives the AVR-X2300W has the ability to drive lower impedance 4 ohm speakers on all channels, and multiroom capability means you can enjoy different sources in two different rooms at the same time.

Full wireless connectivity is provided (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), with dual antennas to ensure robust signal transmission and reception. You can stream your favorite music through AirPlay, Spotify Connect or from local network storage drives, while high resolution audio formats are fully supported from USB storage or network drives for incredible fidelity.

And to keep all this potential under control, the new "Denon 2016 AVR Remote" app can control the receiver from a smartphone or tablet. It’s available from the Apple app store, Google Play, and the Amazon appstore.
 


Fully loaded with the very latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X2300W delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, optimised via extensive sound tuning – not to mention plenty of amplifier power.

RSP R16,990

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Take your sound to new heights with the all new Klipsch in-Ceiling & In-Wall Speakers!

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In-Ceiling Speakers 
CDT-5800-C II
Features:
  • 1” Titanium Tweeter
  • 8" Cerametallic Woofer
  • Horn-loaded technology
  • Controlled Dispersion Technology® (CDT) 
  • Treble and midbass attenuation switches
  • Low-profile SlimTrim™ magnetic grille


CDT-3800-C II

Features:
  • 1" Aluminum Tweeter
  • 8" Pivoting IMG Woofer
  • Horn-loaded technology
  • Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT)
  • Treble attenuation switch
  • Elegant new, low-profile SlimTrim™ magnetic grille


 CDT-3650-C II

Features:
  • 1” Aluminum Tweeter
  • 6.5" pivoting IMG woofer
  • Horn-loaded technology
  • Controlled Dispersion Technology® (CDT)
  • Treble attenuation switch
  • SlimTrim™ magnetic grille


CDT-2800-C II

Features:
  • 1” Silk dome tweeter mated to a swiveling 100° round Tractrix® Horn
  • 8” (16.51cm) Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Updated with new low-profile design
  • SlimTrim™ magnetic grille
  • Compatible with the Klipsch IK-650-C Install Kit
  • Compatible with the Klipsch ME-650-C Fire-Rated Speaker Enclosure


R-2650-C II

Features:

By upholding the same best-in-class standards as all Klipsch products, the R-2650-C II in-ceiling loudspeaker makes it possible to bring high-performance audio into the home without taking up valuable floor space or breaking the budget.
  


R-2650-CSM II

Features:
The R-2650-CSM II is the perfect sound solution for smaller areas that can only accommodate one physical speaker (bathrooms, laundry rooms, walk-in closets, etc.), or areas where a stereo speaker pair is not practical (such as hallways). With dual tweeters and a dual voice coil both left and right channels of a stereo source can be connected to its two inputs.
 
RSP R 2 490 (each) 

R-3800-W II

Features:
  • 1" Aluminum tweeter mated to a square 90-degree by 60-degree pivoting Tractrix Horn
  • 8" IMG woofer
  • Horn-loaded technology increases acoustic output while significantly reducing distortion
  • Pivoting Tractrix® Horn compression driver tweeter with a Linear Travel Suspension
  • Treble attenuation switch and IR receiver knock out
  • Single piece grille frame and rustproof aluminum grille
  • Elegant new, low-profile SlimTrim™ magnetic grille

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In-Wall Speakers
R-2650-W II

Features:
  • 1-inch Silk dome tweeter
  • 6.5-inch gray Polypropylene woofer
  • Good sensitivity and power handling: works well with 100 watt/channel receivers
  • Rugged ABS frame
  • Elegant new, low-profile SlimTrim™ magnetic grille

Please contact us for pricing and availability-

Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368 1440
Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165