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Bang & Olufsen Playmaker

In the market for a pair of high-end active speakers? Why not pick up a wireless streamer as well? Bang & Olufsen, a manufacturer of premium audio equipment, has announced its new Playmaker, a wireless audio receiver that streams wirelessly to any of the company’s own BeoLab active speakers.

Visually it’s quite discrete – the clean white design is simple and unassuming (it kind of looks like a bathroom fan–-shhh don’t tell them I said that), but this being Bang … read more >>

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Apple TV + iOS 6 = AirPlay Out

Apple TV may soon have the ability to give as well as receive. According to FlatpanelsHD, the latest beta version of the forthcoming iOS 6 update adds the capability to send audio from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers.

This is a nice addition–soon you’ll be able to stream tunes directly from Internet radio or your iCloud music collection directly to those second-room speakers without wires, a receiver, iTunes, or even an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Apple TV (and WiFi) … read more >>

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CasaTunes 4.0 adds support for Apple AirPlay

CasaTunes, a designer of intelligent multiroom music servers, now supports Apple AirPlay with the release of its new CasaTunes version 4.0 upgrade.

With CasaTunes Air, you can use your CasaTunes server to integrate your existing wired and wireless systems, and stream your tunes via AirPlay to any or all of your speakers, all over your house. But of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t be selective; CasaTunes Air can receive and distribute AirPlay signals from multiple devices simultaneously (so you … read more >>

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playGo AP1 AirPlay Receiver

playGo AP1 AirPlay Receiver

The AP1 from playGo is a compact AirPlay receiver featuring high-end audio circuitry, touch-sensitive controls and DLNA support. The AP1 has a digital audio out, analog audio out, USB and ethernet inputs. It’s currently a project on Kickstarter and for $199+ you can get yourself one (assuming they reach their funding goal of $150,000 by July 5, 2012).

For more details check out their Kickstarter page.

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Pioneer VSX-series A/V receivers for 2012

Still looking for an affordable A/V receiver to play nice with your Apple AirPlay toys? You may find it among Pioneer’s new lineup for 2012. Building on last years offerings (which included the impressive VSX-1021-K), Pioneer has introduced three new 3D-ready AirPlay-enabled receivers: the VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, and VSX-1122-K.

All three offer network streaming via Ethernet, built in AirPlay and DLNA support, and Bluetooth streaming (with the optional AS-BT200 $99 Bluetooth add on). Six HDMI inputs offer considerable connectivity, and the … read more >>

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iDJ Pro Premium DJ Controller for iPad

Once you’ve brought home your new AirPlay speakers, why not give them a real workout with the iDJ Pro Premium DJ Controller for iPad from Numark? Just dock your iPad, fire up Algoriddim’s djay for iPad app, and you’re ready to go.

The brushed aluminum casing features a professional dual-platter setup with large retro-style aluminum volume knobs, backlit switches, and all the looping, pitch and effect controls you need to get creative on the fly or record your mix for … read more >>

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Griffin Twenty Digital Audio Amplifier

Time to rediscover your favorite non-powered speakers. The Griffin Twenty is a digital audio amplifier that uses an Apple Airport Express wireless base station to stream tunes over AirPlay.

Just clip on your Airport Express, connect your speakers, plug in the Twenty and you’re good to go. The Griffin Twenty delivers 2.1 sound at 20 watts a side (see what they did there?), and includes an RCA out for your powered subwoofer too. With the Griffin Twenty, you can stream … read more >>

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Sharp XL-HF401P Executive Audio System

Sharp XL-HF401P Executive AirPlay Sound System

Calling all executives! Dress up that corner office with the new XL-HF401P Executive Audio System from Sharp. iPhone? iPad? CDs? Sharps got you covered. The new XL-HF401P mini system offers slick black and aluminum styling, top-mounted iPod/iPad dock, 50 watts per channel, and AirPlay.

Other nice touches include removable grills, “pro-type” wire and post speaker connections, and volume auto fade-in. Go ahead and treat yourself Hotshot; you’ve earned it!

Priced at $399.99, the XL-HF401P Executive Audio System is scheduled for … read more >>

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Sharp DK-KP95P Slim Micro Audio System

Sharp DK-KP95CC AirPlay Music System

Apparently Sharp took time out from mopping up the drool in front of its monster 80” 3D LED TV at CES to introduce its new DK-KP95P Slim Micro Audio System.

At 25 watts a side, this stylish, slender number shouldn’t keep your neighbors up, but friends will doubtless be impressed by those sliding vertical CD doors. (Go ahead, make that Trek sound as you do it – you know you want to…) The DK-KP95P offers a top-mounted dock/charger for iPhones … read more >>

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