You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » The Water Cooler » CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#416291 - 01/05/16 12:30 PM CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz
JBG Offline
devotee

Registered: 06/14/02
Posts: 485

Top
#416377 - 01/10/16 12:30 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: JBG]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
I read an interesting CES summary yesterday. The writer has been at this show every year since its inception.

His main comment was that CES was no longer a place where you went to be amazed by new technologies the way it was in its early years, but was more a place to go to see how things have been refined from last years products.

That leaves me wondering if the rate of technological change is finally slowing or if the venues for new tech are just more distributed because of the internets.
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#416382 - 01/10/16 01:51 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: JBG]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1565
Loc: PEI, Canada
I was going to post this in the Axiom Air thread, but it wasn't the right place. Look for more reports on these bad boys. I met them in person over Christmas in Calgary. They are ridiculous. Ridiculous. If I could afford them.....

http://en.devialet.com/phantom/#discover
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top
#416383 - 01/10/16 02:10 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: Serenity_then]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11677
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I would like to hear them. $5,109 for a pair isn't insane, but I don't know when I"ll have that kind of spending money again. When I do, it'll go to UHD and Atmos/DTS:X.

Top
#416388 - 01/10/16 05:45 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: fredk]
MatManhasgone Offline
aficionado

Registered: 05/06/14
Posts: 998
Loc: Lost in the great wide yonder
Originally Posted By fredk
That leaves me wondering if the rate of technological change is finally slowing or if the venues for new tech are just more distributed because of the internets.


I think it's as much that anything new is flashed on the internet instantly and so you can reach a mega market any day of the week. Before, you would save up your great idea and use shows like CES to get market flash.

if you tried to hold of now, you would loose out as either someone else would release what you had thought up and scoop you out of sales, or something better would come along in the mean time and you loose your punch.

Take a look at the selfie case that showed at CES where the Chinese clone market is selling the idea before the inventor has even started selling the original.
_________________________
Anthem: AVM60
Axiom: ADA1000, LFR1100, VP180, QS8, EP500, M3, M3comp
AudioSource: Amp One/A

Top
#416389 - 01/10/16 05:56 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: JBG]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1565
Loc: PEI, Canada
They are worth a drive to see them. They look like sci-fi space helmets in person. I had written them off as silly until I heard them. Thought they were a high end gimmick.

If you couldnt see them, you would swear they were a full range setup with subs. Their bass response was actually tactile. Hard to beleive. They play ridiculously loud and crystal clear. There was ZERO vibration in the enclosure. We demoed low frequency music and I left my hand on top while the opposing woofers did their dance. It was hard to beleive they were moving that fast and far without causing any vibration. Unreal. Super cool. It was fun.

If I was to hit reset on my 2ch setup these would be considered. They replace everything and take up the space of a couple bookshelves. If anyone else here sees them in person I'd love to read their impression.
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top
#416390 - 01/10/16 06:12 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: Serenity_then]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11677
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I was hoping craigsub might be able to get a crack at them, but I can understand balking at the price and limitations of their use.

Top
#416427 - 01/11/16 11:57 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: JBG]
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1783
Loc: Canada
It hurts more in Canadian funds
_________________________
Sitting pretty.M80's still providing.4 paradigm subs, 12,10's & an 8.Still changing shit around.Lol.

Top
#416438 - 01/12/16 03:10 PM Re: CES 2016 what's the new buzzzz [Re: JBG]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1565
Loc: PEI, Canada
Always does!
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,244 Registered Members
15 Forums
24,029 Topics
424,384 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13571
CV 11677
MarkSJohnson 11437
2 registered (Kevin1, Dundas)
186 Guests and
4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup