schwag ‘stache: Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Technology Debut in ONKYO’s 2013 Entry – Level A/V Network Receivers
Onkyo launches TX-NR727, TX-NR626, and TX-NR525 Network A/V Receivers, HT-S5600 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package.
Continuing its reign as the world’s foremost creator of user-focused home entertainment products, Onkyo has unveiled three exciting network A/V receivers-along with an affordable home theater package ideal for first-time buyers-for the 2013 model year, pushing standards for performance and value to unprecedented heights at the entry-level.
The respected electronics company continues to forge ahead with enhanced features and functionality with following upgrades announced for its entry-level network A/V receivers:
- Starting from the TX-NR626, built in Wi-Fi is supported by a remote app that enables lossless audio streaming from iPhone® and Android-based devices, as well as app-controllable FLAC, Apple Lossless, Dolby® TrueHD, LPCM and DSD hi-res streaming from NAS and personal computer via network and DLNA.
- Beginning with the TX-NR626, built-in Bluetooth technology to enable fast and reliable audio streaming from cellphone, smartphone, tablet, and computer
- An expanded selection of music streaming services and internet radio providers (including Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and Last.fm) selectable via remote app
- 4K Ultra HD passthrough via HDMI® from media players and projectors (all three models) and Qdeo™ 4K video upscaling technology (TX-NR626 and TX-NR727)
- Upgraded Audyssey MultEQ® room acoustic correction to equalize and calibrate subwoofers as well as satellites.
For users seeking the convenience and performance of a professionally calibrated home theater system, Onkyo offers the HT-S5600 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package. Newly compatible with the UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter, the included receiver boasts Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz and Audyssey 2EQ® equalization for immersive surround sound. Multizone support via Powered Zone2 connections is also available on the powerful package. The eight-piece speaker set employs high-performance OMF drivers in the two-way front and center speakers, and an efficient yet punchy 120 W active subwoofer.
From its roots in two-channel hi-fi, and pioneering contribution to multi-channel home theater, Onkyo is now leading the way toward housewide entertainment systems driven by powerful A/V processing hubs. Rapid innovation is leading to better-equipped products at all levels of the market, allowing consumers to enjoy the life-changing benefits of the digital revolution.
The TX-NR525, TX-NR-626 and TX-NR727 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $499, $599 and $899 respectively, and the HT-S5600 home theater system will have suggested retail prices of $599. The TX-NR525, TX-NR626 and HT-S5600 will be available at retail in April while the TX-NR727 will be available in May.
Enter to win the ultimate snowboarding experience, Launch gear, and more!
SMACK teamed up with LAUNCH SNOWBOARDS to bring you the Live Like a Pro Sweepstakes. Fans can enter for a chance to win the ultimate snowboarding experience including airfare & hotel for two at Mammoth Ski Resort in Mammoth, CA, as well as free boards and gear from Launch Snowboards!
SMACK’s December/January double issue featuring Soundgarden on the cover is on shelves now and includes a free 15 track digital sampler of new music curated by Launch Snowboards, the ultimate tuneage for the slopes!
For more great music, check out the What’s the SMACK Best of 2012 Playlist on Spotify.
Enter to win a pair of tickets to see the Easy Star All-Stars live, a signed copy of their new album, Thrillah, and a Thrillah t-shirt from Superglued this October.
This past August the Easy Star All-Stars released Thrillah, a genius reggae reworking of Michael Jackson’s best-selling masterpiece, Thriller. In support of Thrillah, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s reggae charts, Superglued is holding a contest that fans can enter to win tickets to see the Easy Star All-Stars on tour this October, as well as a Thrillah t-shirt and a signed signed copy of the album.
Enter to win this sweet contest on Superglued here!
For more information on Easy Star All-Stars tour dates, go here.
RNDM’s debut album, Acts, is available October 30th on Monkeywrench Records/RED.
RNDM (pronounced “random”) is a new musical group featuring Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. The band will release its debut album, Acts, via Monkeywrench Records/RED on October 30th. Acts is available for pre-order now, and those who pre-order the album from NewburyComics.com will receive a limited autographed CD booklet from the band. This is a deal that die-hard Pearl Jam fans should get on before the autographed booklets run out of stock!
If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch the video for RNDM’s first single, “Modern Times”, below.
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ARTISTdirect.com is running an exclusive sweepstakes that fans can enter for a chance to win tickets to see Alanis Morissette perform live on The Guardian Angel Tour this fall.
Alanis Morissette is currently on tour in support of her latest album, havoc and bright lights, which was released last month on Collective Sounds. In honor of havoc’s release, ARTISTdirect is giving away a handful of tickets to Alanis’ Guardian Angel Tour to some very lucky fans!
One pair of tickets will be given out for each tour date listed below:
The Guardian Angel Tour 2012
10/8/12 | Boise, ID | Knitting Factory
10/12/12 | Minneapolis, MN | State Theater
10/19/12 | Waterbury, CT | Palace Theater
10/23/12 | Silver Spring, MD | The Fillmore
10/29/12 | Grand Prairie, TX | Theatre at Grand Prairie
10/30/12 | Austin, TX | Stubb’s
11/1/12 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica
Those dates are right around the corner so don’t miss your chance to see Alanis when she is in your town! Enter to win your pair of tickets HERE.
Pre-Order the new release from Lee Scratch Perry collaboration The Orb, Orbserver In The Star House, and receive a limited CD Booklet autographed by Alex Paterson with your purchase!
From the moment The Orb‘s multi-hued spacecraft careered off the launch-pad, this has been a collision begging to happen: a full collaboration with Lee Scratch Perry, one of reggae’s greatest pioneers and personalities.
Recorded in Berlin over the last few months, The Orbserver In The Star House sparks with a rare magic as Dr. Alex Paterson and long-time Orb member Thomas Fehlmann construct a panorama of perfect, stripped down backdrops for the Upsetter’s inimitable pronouncements, righteous declarations and sweet vocals.
“Looking back now those spontaneous jams we did became the most successful tunes,” recalls Thomas. “in that they were created under the influence of the situation. They all had a powerful, magic drive we felt was owed to a truly inspiring collision of our three planets.”
The mouth-watering prospect of a true master working with long-time acolytes who tuned into his unique wavelength long ago, blossoms and explodes on The Orbserver…, which, in the best Scratch and Orb tradition, often takes music to where it’s never been before.
Our friends at Relix Magazine are giving away a pair of these Positive Vibrations headphones from The House of Marley. These headphones are best served with summer jams from The Dirty Heads and Matisyahu, on tour together now (tour dates here). Find out more about these sweet headphones and enter to win a pair here.
In celebration of the Dirty Heads’ new album, Cabin by the Sea, Marley and ‘stache media sponsored their release party in New York City. Here’s a video of their song “Spread Too Thin” from the party. And, check out their new radio single “Dance All Night” (featuring Matisyahu) here.
Heart Tamer, U.S. Debut From Leander Rising On Sale Now At Amazon For $5 The Entire Month Of August!
“The guitars snarl in with a riff that sounds like Alice in Chains on a crazed Segway. The song grows into a punishing party mix of Nevermore, In Flames and Dew-Scented trading their best licks.” - About.com (Heavy Metal)
“…a glorious mix of extreme & progressive metal styles that is sure to raise plenty of eyebrows” - Sea of Tranquility
“Overall, this is a great debut for a band that deftly mixes elements of melodic death, death, hardcore, and even some hard rock… this album is a definite must-listen for metal heads.” - The New Review
If you haven’t purchased Heart Tamer, the debut album from Hungary’s Leander Rising, now is the time do due so. On sale for the month of August, Amazon is offering the digital download of Heart Tamer for only $5.
Based out of Budapest, Leander Rising’s 14-song debut album Heart Tamer delivers a whole new form of aggression, passion and ferocity. Caustic yet eloquent in their cathartic delivery, the band’s debut infuses a molten mix of influences that erupted with force.
Originally a solo project for its namesake Leander Köteles, his first video for the song “Bound To Belong” created an internet buzz throughout Hungary which caught the attention of Attila Vörös. A young and well-known guitarist who has toured worldwide with the Seattle metal band Nevermore, Attila reached out to Leander via e-mail and their collaboration began. In the beginning Attila only came on to do some guest solos but as time went on they found their true sound was together.
AOL Noisecreep premiered the video for “Ghost Away,” watch it here.
Leander Rising is: Leander Köteles (vocals, songwriter, lyricist, keys & bass) / Attila Vörös (Guitar, songwriter) / Jozzy (Guitar, co-songwriter) / Bela Budai (Drums)