Monitor Audio’s new Radius Series speakers

Combined with the Radius 360, the Radius 90 forms a system with clarity and dynamics. The Radius 90 can also be used on its own as a secondary system in a bedroom or dorm room etc. The die-cast metal wall bracket supplied has a very shallow profile and holds the Radius 90 close to the wall with a neat appearance. Full pivoting of the bracket allows the speaker to be directed towards the listening area. Supplied with both black and silver interchangeable grilles, the Radius 90 can be customized to suit a particular décor or individual taste requirements. The Radius 90 has a -3db response down to 75 Hz, so compatibility with most surround receivers is assured. The Beech and Rosemah real wood veneer and Gloss Black and Video Silver lacquer finishes are crafted to the same exacting standards as Monitor Audio’s reference speaker systems. Its SRP is $199.00 each.

The Radius 180 is a versatile package that can be used as a center channel as part of a multi-channel audio/video system, or as a main speaker. The Radius 180 can be used vertically or horizontally and due to the very shallow depth ( 3.75 inch) it is good for use with Plasma T.V.s or in places where space is at a premium. The Radius 180 can be used on its own as a main speaker system and has enhanced bass performance over the Radius 90, mainly due to the larger ported cabinet design. The die-cast metal wall bracket supplied has a very shallow profile and holds the Radius 180 close to the wall. Full pivoting of the bracket allows the speaker to be directed towards the listening area. Supplied with both black and silver interchangeable grilles, the Radius 180 comes in real wood Beech and Rosemah veneers and Gloss black and Video Silver lacquer finishes with an SRP of $229.00 each.

The Monitor Audio Radius 360 is very compact sub-woofer with a powerfully built 100-Watt RMS amplifier. The Radius 360 offers discreet aesthetics and due to the downward firing bass driver and sealed box design, it can be positioned almost anywhere in the room. The Radius 360 can be used with any of the Radius satellite or main speaker packages and due to its control settings it will also be compatible with most other speaker packages. The many functions and controls help the system to be ‘tweaked’ in order to gain the best possible performance in the desired position of operation. Speaker level connections are provided to facilitate operation with satellite speakers in a two channel audio system, or where no RCA outputs are provided on the amplifier. Speaker outputs have a built-in passive high pass filter to provide increased power handling of the satellite/ main speaker system. RCA stereo inputs and LFE input are also provided for connection to a stereo amplifier, or a dedicated home cinema receiver amplifier. The auto on-off function allows the Radius 360 to be automatically switched on when an input signal is received, and then switched off after a time period when no input signal is detected. An additional Movies/Music switch allows the listener to select the 360 for primary use, however this feature can also be used to help room positioning where more (or less) bass impact may be desirable. Constructed from 19mm MDF throughout, the Radius 360 subwoofer is solid and reassuringly heavy and is available in both the Gloss Black and Video Silver lacquer finishes as well as Rosemah and Beech veneers. Its SRP is $549.00.

Pictures and discussion can be found here:
http://forums.designtechnica.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3085

Movies & TV

How Laika blends 3D printing and CGI to make mesmerizing stop-motion movies

With each film, Laika Studios pushes the bar higher for stop-motion animation. We explore Laika's latest techniques for its new adventure, Missing Link, which the studio it calls a Kaleidoscopic travelogue that ranks as its most ambitious…
Mobile

These voice-changing apps will have you punking friends and family like a pro

Have you ever wanted to call your friends as Darth Vader or Alvin from the Chipmunks? If you want to play a prank on your friends, we have the best voice-changer apps for iOS and Android, whether you want to record audio or make a call.
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny, muffled TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Photography

Loupedeck Plus can now edit video, audio with Final Cut Pro

The list of Loupedeck Plus-compatible software is growing. The photo-editing console now works with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition for video and audio editing. The controls can be configured to be used on either platform.
Computing

M4A is great for quality, but not for storage. Here's how to convert to MP3

Despite its remarkable ability to retain audio fidelity at a smaller size, M4A files aren't the best when it comes to compatibility. Check out our basic guide on how to convert M4A files to MP3.
Home Theater

Need to get rid of an unused Netflix profile? Just follow these simple steps

Need to delete an unwanted profile from your Netflix account? It's easy to do, no matter what kind of equipment you've got. Check out our handy how-to guide for step-by-step instructions.
Home Theater

You can now watch four PlayStation Vue streams at once on a single Apple TV

PlayStation Vue subscribers can now watch March Madness in style via Apple TV, which can now stream up for four separate games to your TV at once, making it easy to catch all the on-court action.
Home Theater

Apple's Airpods 2 could be released as early as this week

Apple may release new AirPods in the first half of 2019. A wireless charging case, health sensors, water resistance, and better Siri integration are some of the improvements rumored to be part of the new package.
Deals

Amazon drops price of 65-inch Sony 4K Smart TV by $300 for March Madness

You can get a fantastic 65-inch Sony LED TV for $300 off right now, in what's best described as the perfect TV deal to lead you and your living room into this year's March Madness tournament.
Home Theater

Smart speakers are about to get an IQ bump thanks to new Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm announced a new chipset that is designed to make the next generation of smart speakers sound, listen, and connect better than ever before, and it could soon be in your living room.
Home Theater

What year is this? Apple might drop a new iPod tomorrow

After two days of surprise hardware releases that have brought us new iPads and iMacs, rumor has it that we may see an update of Apple's iPod as soon as tomorrow, sparking a mixture of nostalgia and curiosity.
Home Theater

Dish TV customers can access up to 13 NCAA March Madness games in 4K

If you're a basketball fan looking to get your fix of NCAA Championship action in 4K, Dish TV will be airing up to 13 of the tournament games in the ultra high-def format, starting on Tuesday.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 teaser proclaims it's almost feeding time in Hawkins

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season, premiering in July 2019.
Movies & TV

Disney completes its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox

Now that Walt Disney Company has closed its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's movie and television assets, what does this future hold for franchises like X-Men, the Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, and the rest?