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Sound Ideas GET ACTIV WITH MAGNAT Sounding IFA listens in to tomo Magnat, the Rhine-based speaker specialist, is in Berlin with new speakers, soundbars with wireless subs and fully active systems. On display is the full Quantum 800 range, characterised by an extremely precise playback and an elegant, slim appearance in the Bauhaus style. Equipped with the genes of Magnat's flagship Quantum 1000 series, it includes fibreglass-coated tweeters, elaborate acoustic 24dB crossovers and die-cast aluminium bass and mid-range speakers, all of which have been developed to ensure controlled dynamic behaviour. Aesthetically speaking, the high-quality surfaces impress. The Palisander version features veneers that are coated with a transparent piano lacquer, while the other designs include a high-gloss blackand-white finish. The series consists of floor-standing speakers, shelf speakers, a centre speaker and a new high-performance subwoofer, the Magnat Omega 250 Limited. With its front panels and metal grilles Magnat's Vector 200 bears a resemblance to Magnat's Quantum 500 series. Technically speaking, however, everything is new. The bass mid-range cones, manufactured from coated cellulose, sit in fibre-reinforced baskets, while the artificial-silk dome tweeter sets acoustic accents in the upper frequencies. Hall 1.2 Stand 132 JVC'S OPEN SECRET JVC’s new UX-VJ5/UX-VJ3 speaker-dock system comprises a slim, vertical centre unit and a pair of speakers that can connect and charge iPad and iPhone or iPod side by side. The sleek centre unit features a CD player, USB and PC inputs and an FM/AM tuner. It also By Gary Smith The world of sound is being changed fundamentally by the arrival of systems that employ sophisticated algorithms to produce a truly immersive 3D experience, alongside ever more sophisticated multiinput docks that connect wirelessly to the TV and to mobile devices. IFA International's Gary Smith looks at the coolest products and the hottest trends has two secret docks behind a simple design, providing the user with a smart place for holding iPads, iPhones and iPods. While playing back movies, the surround-sound effect makes the scene come alive. Users can even rotate the dock and position the iPhone or iPod horizontally. The system includes a video output for connecting your devices to a larger screen, as well as an audio input for other sources. The UX- VJ series comes in seven colours: white, black, brown and violet for UX-VJ5 and white, pink and green for UX-VJ3. However, not all colours are available in all territories. Hall 5.2 Stand 103 JVC UX-VJ5: available in black, white, brown and violet 32

Sound Ideas It Out rrow’s world of sound SHAPE MY SOUND Shape My Sound is a new and profound sound experience from Arkamys — and IFA delegates can experience it for themselves by visiting the Arkamys stand and creating their own TV sound environment. The Arkamy system makes the user part of a personalised audio experience by controlling each component of the sound with an advanced touch-screen interface. The interactive and simple-to-handle TV audio solution allows visitors to create effects such as a personal football-stadium atmosphere while watching a match, or experience the world of audio immersion when enjoying a movie by choosing their preferred surround sound. Hall 1.2 Stand 150 YOUR EARS HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT The Loewe SoundVision audio system sets new standards in both sound and minimalist design. The all-in-one, completely independently sound system is, of course, networkcompatible and can be integrated seamlessly into a home-entertainment system. The newly developed user interface ensures simple control and the utmost convenience, either via the 7.5-inch Multi Touch display or at a distance via the Loewe Assist remote control. The SoundVision is packed with sophisticated technology, including a new user-friendly interface, which is simple to use and allows countless customisation options. Six builtin speakers, two of which are integrated subwoofers, guarantee optimal audio enjoyment. The SoundVision can be connected to the Loewe home-entertainment system or to the home network via LAN, WLAN or Powerline, permitting users to access music files saved on the network. Recommendations for new songs can also be received via AUPEO, while the integrated music-recognition service Gracenote can answer questions about the title or artist of a given piece of music. It is also possible to send music directly from a mobile phone to the Loewe SoundVision via Bluetooth. Similarly, music can also be sent from the Loewe SoundVision to compatible Bluetooth headphones. Loewe’s SoundVision Hall 6.2 Stand 201 www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Tuesday 6 th September 2011 33

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