CEPro – CEDIA Expo 2015: Editor’s Product Picks from the Show Floor

CE Pro senior editor Bob Archer shares his roundup of attention-grabbing products shaping the market during CEDIA Expo 2015.

Robert Archer · October 21, 2015

It’s open to debate, of course, but with that said the 2015 CEDIA Expo was probably the most energetic, most exciting CEDIA event since 2007.

4K, Dolby Atmos and a renewed interest in audio helped to produce some spectacular systems and product demonstrations. There were plenty of companies that stood out over the week.

Perhaps the most impressive company on the entire show floor wasBarco. In its demo room, which also featured Auro sound, the company demonstrated its 6P laser projector. It showed everyone just how convincing 1080p and non-HDR 4K content could look through a calibrated, high-performance projector. Barco’s 6P laser projector produced an impressive dynamic range, inky, rich colors and deep blacks. When combined with the Auro sound and the “Star Wars” trailer it was running, it’s not hard to imagine that George Lucas himself would walk away in awe.

DaVinci: Expanding its product line, DaVinci Group has added its Encompass Signature Series speakers that include the IWLCR-66. This speaker features a 6.5-inch woofer and ¾-inch tweeter.

About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he’s also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he’s studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com