By Rachel Cericola • Posted: Jan 8, 2016
We love almost everything about home theater. The one thing that doesn't seem to add a whole lot to the experience is that wire mess. Of course, we realize it has a purpose. However, the folks at Axiim have come up with an interesting, clutter-free solution.
The company is out at CES 2016 in Las Vegas showing off the Axiim Q, a home theater receiver that promises up to 7.1 channels of HD surround sound, all without wires. There's even an Axiim Q home theater system, which includes a collection of wireless speakers.
The Kirkland, Washington-based consumer electronics company designed the Axiim Q for users that don't want to get caught up in a web of wires, but don't want to settle for a soundbar either.The Axiim Q is all about the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA) standard, which basically allows users to mix and match wireless components.
The Axiim Q AVR promises high-resolution 24-bit, 96kHz wireless surround sound almost instantly out of the box. It does that via built-in Bluetooth support. Other features include a 10-band graphics equalizer, six HDMI inputs, and support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (which is currently in beta). There's even an app for iOS and Android devices.
If you're looking for a complete solution, the Axiim Q home theater system packages the receiver with wireless speakers. It's available in 5.1 and 7.1 configurations.
That said, you don't necessarily need Axiim speakers to make wireless magic. At this week's show, the Axiim Q has been paired with Klipsch speakers to show how the system can play nice with third-party brands... [continued]
Read Rachel Cericola's full article at Big Picture Sound