Denon Stories January 30, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: AirPort Extreme $169, JBL/Bose/Denon headphone deals, HooToo USB 3.0 hubs from $11, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals: 

Last Call updates:

 

Apple AirPort Extreme (6th gen) 802.11ac wireless base station $169 shipped (Reg. $199)

Headphone Deals:

HooToo USB 3.0 Hubs: 7-port $27 (Reg. $65), 4-port slim bus-powered $11 (Reg. $15)

Other great deals from today:

  • New! Game/App Deals: Mini Ninjas, City Maps 2Go Pro and Car Club go free on iOS, Terraria for Android: $2 (Reg. $5), iOS freebies, more
  • New! iOttie Easy View Universal iPhone car mount $13 shipped (Reg. $23)

More great deals still alive:

Denon Stories September 3, 2013

Spotify Connect offers Airplay-like wireless streaming with greater freedom

Spotify has announced a new service launching towards the end of the year that offers a new way to stream music from iPhones and iPads to any compatible speaker system. Unlike AirPlay, once you set the streaming going, music is streamed direct from the Spotify server to your wifi-equipped speakers, freeing-up your device for other tasks.

Unlike other wireless music solutions, using Spotify Connect won’t drain your battery. Plus you can continue to use your phone or tablet to call friends or start playing your favourite game without missing a beat.

A lot of big players are on board, including Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Sonos and Yamaha. Some existing wireless speakers will also receive firmware upgrades to enable them to support the Spotify Connect service.

While the ability to be able to take the device out of the loop while continuing to stream music is a nice touch, it’s yet another standard and of course only works with Spotify. You’ll also need a paid Spotify subscription to use it. However, it’s likely that most (if not all) of the speaker systems supporting it will also support AirPlay, so you shouldn’t have to choose between the two.

The service will be iOS-only at launch (with apps updated to support it), with Android following later. Full press release below.

Spotify Connect: the new way to play at home

Today, in collaboration with the leaders in home audio, Spotify launches Spotify Connect – a new home audio experience giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and speakers with millions of songs built right in. Simple, seamless and hassle-free.

Bring your music home. You’ve just walked through the door, listening to your favourite playlist on your phone. With Spotify Connect, simply hit play on your living room speakers and the music instantly fires up, right where you left off – making sure you never miss a beat.

Then pick up your tablet to keep controlling the music from your sofa, or seamlessly switch the sound to your iPod Touch in the kitchen’s docking station.

None of the hassle. Thanks to Spotify Connect, you won’t need to rely on unstable connections to stream music between your devices. No longer will incoming phone calls, loss of signal range, or watching a video spoil the party.

Unlike other wireless music solutions, using Spotify Connect won’t drain your battery. Plus you can continue to use your phone or tablet to call friends or start playing your favourite game without missing a beat.

Choose your home speaker system. Spotify Connect will be available on a wide range of speakers and home audio systems from music hardware specialists including Argon, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha, with further brands coming soon. Look out for the Spotify Connect logo on compatible systems.

“Today, listening to music at home can be a frustrating experience – dropouts, below-par audio quality, signal range and phone restrictions, battery drainage, it’s basically a hassle,” says Sten Garmark, VP Product Management at Spotify. “Spotify Connect solves this by giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now speakers with millions of songs built right in.”

Spotify Connect will roll out to Spotify Premium subscribers on iPhone, iPad and home audio systems over the coming months, with Android and desktop updates to follow.

Denon Stories May 6, 2013

Denon launches 4K ‘AVR-X4000’ AV receiver with AirPlay, Spotify, and iOS remote control app

There might not be many of us yet with a pricey 4K TV set, and even less 4K content to go around, but today Denon is launching its latest line up of ‘INCOMMAND’ network-connected AV receivers that now support 4K pass-through and upscaling. The new Made for iPhone certified AVR-X4000 includes AirPlay support, access to SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora for subscription holders, and an iOS app for remote control of the receiver’s streaming features. Other specs include: 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs, 125 watts for each channel, and Audyssey DSX, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and DTS Neo:X decoders for surround sound. The AVR-X4000 will sell for $1300, while additional models with scaled back feature sets are now available for $450, $650, and $900 through Denon.

The Denon Remote iOS app is available on the App Store here.

Denon’s new lineup follows the launch of 2 new AirPlay capable, network connected receivers from Harman Kardon that also provides 4K upscaling features.

(via Engadget)

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