Son-Vidéo.com presents the hi-fi and home theater releases of April 2023! Discover the latest equipment designed to perfect your audio and video system: OLED TVs, projectors, AV receivers, soundbars, speakers, DAPs, True Wireless earbuds and VR headsets.
This month, we present the latest LG OLED G3 TVs, the new BenQ GP500 projector and the ultimate Onkyo TX-RZ70 AV receiver. On the hi-fi side, discover the Focal Theva and Q Acoustics 5000 Series speaker ranges. For those who like to enjoy music on the go, find the latest generation of the Astell&Kern A&norma SR35 DAP, the excellent Sony WF-C700 True Wireless earbuds and the powerful LG XBOOM XL5s party speaker. Finally, the famous Sony PS VR2 VR headset completes this selection.
Q Acoustics 5000 Series speakers
The Q Acoustics 5000 series of speakers is the heart of the British manufacturer’s range. By combining the best features of the Q Acoustics Concept and Q Acoustics 3000i lines, the Q Acoustics 5000 Series speakers deliver the ultimate music and home theater listening experience. This new range adopts exclusive C3 Continuous Curved Cone midbass drivers and a decoupled, mechanically isolated tweeter. The drivers are mounted in an elegant cabinet reinforced with P2P internal braces with Helmholtz resonators, offering a natural and detailed reproduction. From €499, available.
LG G3 OLED TV
Available in 55″/139cm, 65″/164cm, 77″/195cm and 83″/210cm, the LG G3 OLED TVs offer a bright picture thanks to their HDR/Dolby Vision compatible OLED evo panel, as well as Micro Lens Array and Brightness Booster Max technologies. They also have an anti-glare filter to limit light pollution. On the sound side, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos are supported, and the LG WOW Orchestra feature ensures better sound immersion with a compatible LG soundbar. Finally, we find the Smart TV webOS 23 interface for a smooth and intuitive user experience. From €2,690, 55″, 65″, 77″ and 83″, available.
Onkyo TX-RZ70 AV receiver
The Onkyo TX-RZ70 is a high-end 11.2 or 7.2.4 channel AV receiver with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. Very complete, it has HDMI 2.1 inputs and outputs to support UHD 8K and 4K formats. In addition to being THX and IMAX Enhanced certified, it supports HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision, as well as VRR, QFT, and ALLM technologies for an optimal experience with video games. €3,299, available.
Samsung HW-Q990C soundbar
The Samsung HW-Q990C soundbar is an 11.1.4-channel model compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats. This soundbar comes with a subwoofer and a pair of surround speakers with built-in Atmos drivers to create a true sound bubble. In addition, the Samsung HW-Q990C soundbar uses proprietary Q-Symphony technology to synchronize its drivers with those of any compatible Samsung TV, creating an even wider and more immersive sound field. €1,490, available.
Focal Theva speakers
Replacing the Focal Chora, the Focal Theva speakers offer access to the unique sound universe of the French brand. To achieve this, the Focal Theva floorstanding, bookshelf, center and surround speakers are equipped with Slatefiber cone drivers and a TNF inverted dome aluminum-magnesium tweeter. These components are carefully mounted in compact, contemporary-looking cabinets. From €399, available.
LG XBOOM XL5s party speaker
Little sister of the LG XBOOM XL7s, the LG XBOOM XL5s party speaker is equipped with 3 drivers. It has a Bluetooth controller (Multipoint compatible) and a USB port for playing audio files, as well as light effects to create a festive atmosphere. The LG XBOOM XL5s speaker offers up to 12 hours of battery life so you can dance the night away. For stereo listening, two LG XBOOM XL5s speakers can be combined. €449, available.
Astell&Kern A&norma SR35 DAP
The Astell&Kern A&norma SR35 DAP features a 32-bit/384kHz quadruple DAC and supports DSD256 and MQA formats. Its new amplification technology offers a considerable power output. In addition, the player has a balanced 4.4mm output, in addition to 3.5mm and 2.5mm outputs, for compatibility with any headphones and earphones. Finally, its completely redesigned interface makes it easier to use and navigate through the music and the various streaming applications. €899, available.
Sony WF-C700 True Wireless earbuds
The Sony WF-C700 True Wireless earbuds are compatible with any Bluetooth device. With a generous 20-hour battery life and resistance to rain and perspiration, they’re perfect for on-the-go listening or workouts. The Sony WF-C700 are equipped with active noise reduction, allowing to suppress ambient sounds. So you can fully enjoy your music, even in noisy places (public transport, open space, gym, etc.)! €119, available.
Sony PS VR2 VR headset
Great news that will delight video game lovers: virtual reality headsets are coming to Son-Vidéo.com! The Sony PS VR2 headset delivers an exceptional virtual reality gaming experience with 4K graphics, 3D audio technology, intelligent eye tracking and PS VR2 Sense controllers with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. €599,99, available.
BenQ GP500 4K projector
With its high brightness (1500 lumens), high contrast (100,000:1) and support for HDR10 and HLG, the BenQ GP500 4K UHD projector is ideal for movies, TV shows and sports broadcasts. It is also equipped with MEMC video processing to smoothen moving images. The BenQ GP500 is easy to install with its 1.3x zoom and automatic vertical keystone correction. €1,799, available.
This month’s guides
Son-Vidéo.com also has many unmissable guides to read. The latter can help you make the best choices, or simply learn more about current technologies.
This month, we talk about the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) format. Very popular, the latter promises a natural, detailed Hi-Res listening experience that is true to the analog recording. Although most DACs, DAPs and amplifiers are now compatible with DSD, it is still rare to find files in this format. Discover the best DSD file downloading platforms with the guide: where to buy and download DSD files?
In a hi-fi or home theater system, cables can quickly invade your living space. Fortunately, there are cable management solutions such as ties and power strip covers to keep everything neat and organized. We give you all the tips to say goodbye to messy cables with the guide “Cable management: how to hide your cables“.
Are you passionate about music and own a turntable? You may have already encountered the problem of rumble, that unpleasant noise that can ruin your listening experience. The “How to reduce turntable rumble” guide helps you understand the different sources of vibration that can cause rumble and gives you valuable tips on how to enjoy your vinyl records.
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 and March 2023!