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More Cool Products Available at Smarthome!

July 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Convert Your Computer’s Digital Audio To High-Quality Analog Sound Goodness

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

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  • Converts a PC or Mac’s audio signal to high-quality analog sound
  • Four separate inputs allows multiple devices to be plugged in simultaneously
  • Source selector allows you to choose the device you wish to listen to
  • Acts as a high-performance headphone amplifier
  • Can be used to drive tweeters or rear-channel speakers in a surround-sound setup

Awesome time…Smarthome.com is now carrying Nuforce products. Those in the know have probably heard of that name and if you haven’t chances are pretty good that a quick Google search on Nuforce products will get you equally as excited as I am right now. So what is it about this particular Nuforce product that is so awesome? Well for starters it introduces analog back in to the mix. Essentially it takes your computer’s digital signal and converts it over to Analog sound. Digital is great, something we’ve all come to love (after all it is 2012) however, there is just something about analog sound that makes music and movies come to life! The NF-ICON2 in lovely blue, is a USB Digital Analog Converter (DAC). It can convert your les than spectacular sound into a cleaner more high-end 24-bit signal. It can operate as a high performance headphone amplifier or can even be used to help drive some tweeters or a rear-channel in your home audio’s surround sound system. To be honest, the best thing to do is to visit the product page. If I continue to write about how awesome this thing is, I’d be here forever. Go here: Read More

Marshall Designed Headphones Turns You into a Rock-God

May 2, 2012 Leave a comment

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Enjoy Premium Comfort and Clarity for Listening to Music or Talking on the Phone

Marshall (yes, that Marshall, famous for their guitar amps and cabinets) has your audio wants and needs covered with their 4090226 Minor headphones. Easy on the eyes, these babies pump out crystal clear audio regardless of what volume you set them at (Even if you go to 11). Adjustable ear pads featuring EarClick technology makes listening comfortable and secure while you rock out. The integrated microphone and remote allow you to take control of your Smartphone allowing for safe and convenient use. Marshall knows what they are doing when it comes to their professional audio equipment and the said can be the same for the 4090226 Minor headphones. So crank up the Nickelback! Or don’t…(please don’t).

Headbang your way down to more essential info:

The Marshall 4090226 Minor headphones are an advanced and hard working in-ear model designed for the person with an on the go active lifestyle. In addition to its good looks, it incorporates quite a few exciting features. The built-in microphone and remote are for use with cell phones using a 3.5mm plug. A neutral stereo plug is also included in case you mobile device doesn’t use an unprotected two-way standard. EarClick is a patented technology that ingeniously secures the earphones into position in your ear, so don’t have to worry about them falling out while you are working out, grocery shopping or driving your car. The earphones are size adjustable with four separate, silicone size pads – so you can get the perfect fit. Combined with excellent audio and a tangle resistant fabric cord with a cable clip, the Minor is in it for the long haul. This product is also available in white. Read More

  • Compatible with any 3.5mm (1/8″) music player
  • Microphone and remote for use with cell phone
  • Neutral stereo plug adapter
  • Interchangeable earpads

Dock and Distribute Audio from your Smartphone or Tablet Throughout Your Home!

April 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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How awesome is this? Unleash even more potential from your Tablet or Smartphone by integrating it in to your home. The LyriQ Studio Charge and Play Four-Zone Kit allows you to play music throughout your home for everyone to enjoy, unless of course it’s Nickelback, then maybe it’s best to keep the music to yourself. The entire system is interlinked and networked via Cat5 cabling. The kit will even charge your device while it’s being used, so the music never dies. It will even integrate in to the OnQ Selective Call Intercom Systems, so you are good to go!

Here’s the need to know info:

The lyriQ Studio Charge and Play Four-Zone Kit is the perfect all-in-one solution for whole house audio. Homeowners can enjoy the main music source in four rooms, or choose to listen to a local source in only one room. The Charge and Play input supports the charging of most tablets, smartphones, and digital music players via the convenient USB port and the player manufacturer’s cord. Left and right stereo inputs provide crystal clear sound while the included Universal Smart Cradle desktop stand securely holds any device connected to the system. Simply just plug in and play.

Based on efficient and reliable CAT5 cabling, the lyriQ Audio System includes easy installation features such as simple RJ45 connections to the modules and keypads. Speaker wire is connected from the keypads in the system to each speaker in the room. Each keypad in the system allows whole house control which enables you to select your song of choice and desired volume level and they also offer the ability to directly control the local source of music. Its Cat 5 backbone allows whole house commands and it easily integrates with the Selective Call Intercom Systems.

The lyriQ AU5714 by Onq Legrand is an excellent solution for a simple installation of house audio and its elegant and contemporary design can fit almost any home. Read More

  • Audio input supports most smart phones, tablets and MP3 players
  • System operates over effiecient cat5 wiring
  • Universal desktop stand manages device cords and cables to reduce clutter
  • Charges your smartphone or tablet while you enjoy the music in your home
  • Expandable to 8 zones

The Simple, Can-Do Digital-Analog Converter

April 13, 2012 Leave a comment

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Ensure you have the Right Audio Connections for your Home Theater

If you’re an audiophile like me, then you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to connect this source to that output to further delve deeper into audio bliss. Today I present to you, my fellow audio fiend, the Vanco 280512 Digital-Analog Converter (DAC). This little guy (almost pocket sized) can connect a digital source via Optical or Digital COAX input to an Analog output. Simply put, if you have the need to convert a digital input over to an analog output, then the Vanco 280512 DAC will deliver the goods. It supports 32-96KHz and sends all the audio goodness in an electromagnetic noise free transmission to analog left and right channels. Simple yet effective. I couldn’t ask for more.

Read on for the essential info. Your ears will thank you:

If your home theater stereo receiver or amplifier only has composite RCA audio inputs, but your cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray player or other component uses a more modern digital and optical audio output, this product is the solution. The Vanco 280512 Audio Converter allows you to connect a Coaxial Digital Audio Cable or Toslink Optical Audio Cable to the Input and connect an RCA Composite Audio Cable to the Output, so you can connect the audio of virtually any new component to your home theater system. Read More

  • Converts Coaxial or Toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R Audio
  • Supports sampling rate at 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 KHz
  • 24-bit S/PDIF incoming bit stream on left and right channels
  • Provides electromagnetic noise free transmission
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