The Son-Video.com team presents the latest hi-fi and home theater releases for October 2022. Discover the latest equipment designed to perfect your audio and video system: Lifestyle TVs, projectors, hi-fi amps, speakers, soundbars, turntables and Bluetooth headphones.
This month, find the first range of Lifestyle LG Objet Collection TVs, the Epson EH-LS800W projector and the latest Rega Elicit MK5 and NAD C3050 LE stereo amplifiers. Discover the iconic Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition turntable as well as the Klipsch KD-400 speakers and the new TCL Ray-Danz X937U and TCL Ray-Danz C935U soundbars. Finally, the Meze 109 Pro hi-fi headphones and the KEF Mu7 Bluetooth wireless model round off this selection.
LG Objet Collection lifestyle TV
Announced at IFA 2022, the Korean manufacturer is stepping into the Lifestyle TV market with the new LG Objet Collection line. The latter includes LG Posé OLED TVs (LG LX1 from 42″/107cm to 55″/140cm) and LG Easel OLED TV (65″/164cm). These TVs adopt an LG OLED Evo panel combined with the LG α9 Gen5AI Processor 4K and support 4K 120Hz streams (HDMI 2.1) for excellent image quality (HDR10 and Dolby Vision IQ compatible). The webOS 22 interface, LG ThinQ AI virtual assistant, and Alexa and Google voice assistants make it easy to use. Finally, LG Lifestyle TVs have a Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar integrated under the screen. From € 1,790, available.
TCL Ray-Danz X937U and TCL Ray-Danz C935U soundbars
The TCL C935U soundbar is a 5.1.2 channel model that comes with a wireless subwoofer. With a total power output of 780 watts, it is compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to fully immerse yourself in the action of movies, series and video games. Easy to pair, it has an eARC HDMI port, an optical input and two 4K HDR HDMI inputs. Intuitive, it can be controlled vocally via Google Assistant and Alexa, but also using the remote control or the dedicated app. Bluetooth, Chromecast and AirPlay complete the picture. €599, available to pre-order.
More complete, the TCL X937U soundbar is a 7.1.4 channel model with a subwoofer and two wireless surround speakers. Designed to create a true sound bubble, it has a total power output of 1020 watts and also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Regarding connectors, the TCL Ray-Danz X937U has the same inputs as the TCL C935U. It is controlled in the same way and also features Bluetooth, Chromecast and AirPlay technologies. €790, available to pre-order.
Epson EH-LS800W projector
The Epson EH-LS800 ultra short-throw projector is an intuitive model with the Android TV user interface. Capable of displaying content in 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), it can be placed on a TV cabinet or at the foot of the projection screen to replace the living room TV. With its laser lamp and Tri-LCD technology, it delivers up to 4000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1 to project a very large image (80″/2m at 28cm from the wall), even during the day. Bonus: it features two Yamaha-developed drivers for stereo sound with a dynamic 3D surround function. €3,490, available.
Meze 109 Pro hi-fi headphones
The Meze 109 Pro are the brand’s first open-back dynamic headphones, developed to deliver accurate sound from 5Hz to 30kHz. To do this, it uses exclusive 50mm transducers combined with proprietary technologies. Its high sensitivity of 112 dB and its impedance of 40 ohms ensure a perfect association with any type of headphone amplifier or DAP. €799
Rega Elicit MK5 hi-fi stereo amplifier
Rega unveils its latest Rega Elicit MK5 hi-fi amplifier capable of developing a high power of 2 x 105 watts into 8 ohms in class AB. Very versatile, this audiophile model features a wide range of connectors with analog inputs, including a MM phono input to pair it with a turntable. Its optical and coaxial input associated with a 24-bit/192kHz DAC allows Hi-Res playback via digital sources such as a network player, a CD player or a TV. €2,690, available from mid-November.
Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition turntable
After the creation of turntables featuring the Beatles, George Harrison and Parov Stelar, Pro-Ject reveals the new Pro-Ject Metallica Limited Edition turntable. The latter features a metal and glass structure taking the shape of the first and last letters of the name of the legendary heavy metal band. It adopts an S-shaped aluminum tonearm with a Pick it S2 C (MM moving magnet) cartridge. Enjoy your vinyl collection on a unique turntable! €1,499, available from mid-November.
NAD C3050 LE stereo hi-fi amplifier
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand, NAD is releasing its new NAD C3050 LE stereo hi-fi amplifier in a limited edition of only 1972 units in reference to the year the brand was founded. Its vintage design contains the latest generation of HybridDigital UcD amplification. It can deliver up to 100W per channel and is equipped with analog, digital and HDMI eARC inputs for optimal connections, even to a TV. BluOS compatible, access to streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz and Deezer is quick and easy. €2,490, available to pre-order.
Read also: NAD C3050 LE: between heritage and modernity
Klipsch KD-400 speakers
The new Klipsch KD-400 wireless speaker system is a two-way model with a 4″ midbass driver and an amplification of 48 watts RMS. Thanks to its RCA and optical inputs, it is possible to associate it with many sources. For even more simplicity, this pair of Klipsch speakers allows for wireless streaming thanks to the integration of a Bluetooth receiver. €399 per pair, available.
KEF Mu7 Bluetooth headphones
Five years after the release of its last model, KEF unveils its new KEF Mu7 headphones with a unique design by Ross Lovegrove. They feature 40mm transducers that provide an optimal frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz. They also adopt active noise cancelling and Clear Voice Capture technology, all complemented by 40 hours of battery life. €399, available from mid-November and soon reviewed on the blog.
The world of hi-fi and home theater still has many surprises in store with new technologies, increased performance and improved user comfort. While waiting to discover them, you can have a look at the hi-fi and home theater releases of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September 2022!