Eliminating that tangle of wires behind your stereo system and home theater will get a lot easier in 2010, when several new wireless technologies will compete to cut-the-cable, starting with Avnera's new wireless HD audio system (being sold at Best Buy). Look for wireless everything in 2010. R.C.J.
Avnera Corp. has unveiled what it touts is the world's first multi-point to multi-point wireless audio chip. AudioMagic is a second-generation mixed-signal technology that enables up to 10 devices to send and receive wireless HD audio. By comparison, Broadcom and Kleer offer single-stream CD quality wireless (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) audio chips for wireless headphones using Bluetooth or with proprietary wireless protocols, but Avnera's chip is the first to connect multiple audio sources to multiple audio speakers with HD quality (96kHz, 24-bit) audio.
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