Monday, November 14, 2016

Curve 500 ES and Cameo Superfly XS & Storm debuted at the November HiFi Exhibition

LD System in the house!
The November HiFi Show was a resounding hit!

The biggest annual audio and visual exhibition returned to showcase the best of the high and foreign brands that offer consumer and professional electronics for Filipino eyes and ears. More than 5,000 enthusiasts from all walk of life flocked to Dusit Thani Manila in Makati to check out over 300 products displayed last November 12 and 13, making it the biggest and most entertaining HiFi event of the year! Exhibition rooms that were carefully designed and crafted to optimize maximum feel of audio and visual products will be installed for everyone to experience the November HiFi madness.

Jamming session with LD Systems
On top of all the products, LD Systems, a German pro audio brand, joined in the November HiFi exhibition showing off its state-of-the-art audio equipment which includes their newest game-changer – the Curve 500 ES Plus. The first of its kind, this hybrid array speaker system can convert to either a stereo system ideal for home use, or a portable vertical line array system ideal for a stage use. It defies limitations and transcends barriers of sound systems as it can be practically used for any application.

Compared to big audio systems that lack clarity and sound, and even to household speakers that does not extend its power to produce better sounds, the Curve 500 ES  provides pure, clear, honest sound that amplifies sound detail with its WaveAhead® Technology. This kind of technology puts three tweeters in front of a powerful full-range driver and offers a wide dispersion of mid and high frequencies with an ultra-compact enclosure.

Jay Durias, a composer, singer and songwriter of the band, South Border is inspired to make more good music with LD systems. “What’s important is a good sound,” Durias said in his promotional interview video with LD Systems. “A good sound is equal to true sound, and if you have that coming to you as a performer, you will have a good performance because are affected by a good sound,” he added.

More than this, he mentioned that his favorite top-of-the-line product of LD Systems is the Curve ES 500 Plus. “Curve 500 is one of my favorite speakers,” Durias emphasized. He further added, “It is my all-around home theater and PA System.”

With the Curve ES 500 Plus, its patented SmartLink® System allows you to connect up to 4 satellite speakers through its slide-and-lock mechanism and produces a uniform and excellent sound experience. A dynamic listening pleasure, the Curve ES 500 Plus can connect four of your musical devices such as your computer and keyboards, simultaneously. Jay Durias said, “Aside from the good sound, it is so easy to set-up.”

The Curv 500 ES Plus has a 4-channel mixer, DFX and Bluetooth, while its 1840W peak power can offer powerful audio to a room of 400 people. The Curve ES 500 sure does reshape what you think is impossible in the audio world.

The company that brought LD Systems to the Philippines, Audio Video Solutions Corporation, will also showcase the Cameo – a new brand of lighting systems from Germany. Cameo lights are perfect for professional stage use and can even be used at home, for those times when you want to throw epic house parties.

With all these top notch products, one does not miss it being showcased in the November HiFi exhibition. LD Systems products are available at SM Appliance, Gadgets Hub @ The SM Store, Astroplus, Odyssey, Robinsons Appliance, Intune, and other leading appliance and music stores. It can also be purchased online via Lazada ( and The WOW Store (

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Acer Wraps Up 40th Anniversary Celebration With “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” Forum

On October 26, Acer and its co-hosts held a forum titled “Smart Cities of a New Si-vilization” in Taipei. As the final event to wrap up the company's 40th anniversary celebration, Acer invited government and industry leaders to discuss and share their thoughts about the future of global technology.

Stan Shih, Acer’s Co-founder and Honorary Chairman took to the stage to deliver a keynote speech where he called on governments and businesses to encourage new thinking, people-centric innovation and integrated cross-industry capabilities with a service-oriented mindset.

Keynote speeches were also presented by industry leaders from Microsoft and TSMC. The keynote speeches were followed by a number of panel discussions and breakout lectures to discuss the many facets of creating smart cities and the New Si-vilization.”

The day-long event also included Acer’s Tech Showcase which gave attendees a look at what an early phase of the New Si-vilization could be by exhibiting a full suite of the company’s latest BYOC products in the segments of smart transportation and smart cities, smart retail and integrated enterprise communications, programming kits, life and wellness solutions, among other applications of new people-centric technologies and solutions.

The forum was hosted jointly by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Development Council and Acer Inc.

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