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Jun 24, 2016

Circuit City May Soon Return to Retail

TWICE is reporting that Circuit City will soon make a comeback, both in an e-commerce form and in new retail... Continue Reading
Circuit City May Soon Return to Retail

Jun 20, 2016

An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

Jerry Del Colliano revisits the vinyl topic to explain why audiophiles should let go of the past and embrace the future. Let the debate commence. Continue Reading
An Important Fact That the Vinyl Zealots Missed

May 30, 2016

Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

Outdoor home theater is a popular trend, and a variety of affordably priced projectors, speakers, screens, and accessories make it easier than ever to entertain family and guests with a movie night under the stars. Continue Reading
Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

May 09, 2016

Rovi to Acquire TiVo for $1.1 Billion

Variety and other outlets are reporting that Rovi will acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion. We first reported on this possibility... Continue Reading
Rovi to Acquire TiVo for $1.1 Billion

May 04, 2016

Bowers & Wilkins Acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.

Major news in the world of high-end audio: Bowers & Wilkins has been acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.--a technology company... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Acquired by EVA Automation, Inc.

May 02, 2016

Pro Audio Technology and Trinnov Partner to Show Off 3D Audio

The best way to explain how effective a great 3D audio system can be is to let people hear it... Continue Reading
Pro Audio Technology and Trinnov Partner to Show Off 3D Audio

Apr 18, 2016

Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

There's no question that the CE retail landscape looks very different now than it did 10 years ago. With the rise of online retail and the fall of prices in AV categories like televisions, big-box and specialty retailers must adapt their inventory or risk going out of business. Continue Reading
Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

Apr 14, 2016

Cary Audio Announces New Trade-In Program

Cary Audio has initiated a new trade-in program that allows consumers to trade in a variety of Cary Audio and... Continue Reading
Cary Audio Announces New Trade-In Program

Apr 03, 2016

Foxxconn to Purchase Majority Stake in Sharp

Bloomberg reports that Foxxconn has finalized a deal to purchase a majority stake in Japan's Sharp Corporation. Foxxconn will get... Continue Reading
Foxxconn to Purchase Majority Stake in Sharp

Mar 27, 2016

Smart-Home Product Owners Want More Voice Control

In its recent Home Automation Report, The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Division found that the smartphone is the preferred control... Continue Reading
Smart-Home Product Owners Want More Voice Control

Mar 07, 2016

High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

The distribution channels for high-performance AV gear aren't as plentiful as they used to be, and it's time for manufacturers to get creative if they want to survive. Continue Reading
High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

Mar 03, 2016

Cary Audio Launches Direct-to-Consumer Web Store

Cary Audio has announced a major change to its sales and distribution procedures, launching its first direct-to-consumer web store at... Continue Reading
Cary Audio Launches Direct-to-Consumer Web Store

Feb 29, 2016

Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

Are you brave enough to step away from the black, white, and silver boxes that are so common in the speaker industry and try something a little more bold--a bright color or unique finish? Continue Reading
Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

Feb 08, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

Are you thinking of selling or buying used AV gear? The upside can be huge, but so can the downside. Jerry Del Colliano offers his advice on how to ensure the best experience on sites like Audiogon, Ebay, and Craigslist. Continue Reading
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

Jan 29, 2016

M&K Sound Chooses Audio Gear Group as New U.S. Distributor

Well-known speaker brand M&K Sound of Denmark has chosen Audio Gear Group as its new U.S. distributor of both consumer... Continue Reading
M&K Sound Chooses Audio Gear Group as New U.S. Distributor

Jan 18, 2016

CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Adrienne Maxwell took in all the sights and sounds of CES 2016. Here is her wrap-up on trends to watch for and new products to crave. Continue Reading
CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

Jan 04, 2016

Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Jerry Del Colliano ponders some of the most common mistakes that audio manufacturers make during trade-show demos and offers his advice on how to make these demos more compelling. Continue Reading
Making Show Demos More Compelling for Real-World Consumers

Dec 14, 2015

TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

Consumer electronics are always hot commodities on Black Friday, with TVs leading the charge. This year, TVs seemed to be even more in demand than usual, Jeff Berman found, although that doesn't necessarily equal big profits for the retailers that open their doors early. Continue Reading
TVs Ruled on Black Friday 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

We certainly need to encourage new, young AV installers, but make sure youth doesn't equal inexperience when picking a dealer for your next install. Jerry Del Colliano provides a list of questions to ask prospective installation companies. Continue Reading
Sorting the Sizzle From the Bacon When Choosing an AV Installer

Nov 30, 2015

Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

'Tis the season to reflect on everything we're thankful for, and that's exactly what we do in this week's featured news story. Adrienne Maxwell discusses six trends that we think are good for the long-term health and enjoyment of our hobby. Continue Reading
Six AV Trends We're Thankful For

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