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Sep 11, 2017

Do You Own an AV Boat Anchor?

AV technology is always advancing (sometimes quite quickly), and that means some pieces of gear inevitably get left behind. Do you own a product that became obsolete far sooner than you would've preferred? Continue Reading
Do You Own an AV Boat Anchor?

Sep 04, 2017

Why Aren't There More Negative AV Reviews?

One question we get from some of our most loyal readers is, "How come there aren't more negative reviews on the website?" Jerry Del Colliano answers this question and gives more insight into our review process. Continue Reading
Why Aren't There More Negative AV Reviews?

Aug 28, 2017

MartinLogan Ends Online Partnership with Amazon and Other Retailers

MartinLogan has announced that the company will no longer sell its products through Amazon.com and other current online retailers. The... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Ends Online Partnership with Amazon and Other Retailers

Aug 27, 2017

Have You Attended a Listening Event Recently?

Looking for a pressure-free way to audition the latest AV gear? Check to see if your local specialty retailer hosts regular listening or AV demo events. Adrienne Maxwell describes a recent event she attended at Colorado's ListenUp store. Continue Reading
Have You Attended a Listening Event Recently?

Aug 24, 2017

Soundcast Speakers Now Available Through Best Buy/Magnolia

Soundcast has announced that its VGX Series of indoor/outdoor wireless speakers is now available through Best Buy's Magnolia Home Design... Continue Reading
Soundcast Speakers Now Available Through Best Buy/Magnolia

Aug 21, 2017

Should AV Retailers Worry About Amazon Smart Home Services?

Amazon has launched its Smart Home Services to provide in-home setup and tech support in limited markets. Should specialty AV retailers be worried? Jeff Berman asks industry analysts for their take. Continue Reading
Should AV Retailers Worry About Amazon Smart Home Services?

Aug 18, 2017

Klipsch Group Partners With AVAD to Distribute Jamo, Energy, and Klipsch Brands

Klipsch Group--parent company of the�Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy brands--has announced a partnership with North American distributor AVAD, LLC.�AVAD will become... Continue Reading
Klipsch Group Partners With AVAD to Distribute Jamo, Energy, and Klipsch Brands

Aug 08, 2017

MSE Audio Joins PowerHouse Alliance

MSE Audio--which owns the�Phase Technology, Rockustics, Induction Dynamics, SoundTube, Soundsphere, and SolidDrive brands--has joined the PowerHouse Alliance, a network of... Continue Reading
MSE Audio Joins PowerHouse Alliance

Aug 07, 2017

Savant Acquires Artison

Whole-home automation company Savant announced today that it has acquired Artison, an audio company that's perhaps best known for its... Continue Reading
Savant Acquires Artison

Jul 31, 2017

Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

Amplifier Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has acquired Datasat Digital Entertainment, which manufactures high-end audio processors for the home and professional markets.... Continue Reading
Amplifier Technologies, Inc. Acquires Datasat

Jul 24, 2017

The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

Why are so many CE retailers failing? Jeff Berman asks industry analysts to discuss the top mistakes the CE retailers are making. Continue Reading
The Top Mistakes That Electronics Retailers Keep Making

Jul 22, 2017

HARMAN Acquires Arcam

HARMAN�International, which was itself acquired by Samsung last year, has now acquired Arcam, based in Cambridge, UK. The terms of... Continue Reading
HARMAN Acquires Arcam

Jul 03, 2017

Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

There are many challenges facing specialty AV dealers as they try to compete with online retailers. Jerry Del Colliano discusses the importance of proper inventory management to help give brick-and-mortar stores an edge. Continue Reading
Inventory Matters in Specialty AV

Jun 19, 2017

How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

Regional AV shows are growing in number and importance, and they might be the key to attracting younger enthusiasts. Jerry Del Colliano offers some tips on how exhibitors at these shows can make the most of their AV demos. Continue Reading
How to Pull Off a Great AV Demo at a Show

Jun 15, 2017

Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

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Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Jun 13, 2017

Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

BBC News is reporting that Sharp is suing Hisense over the low quality of the TVs that the latter company... Continue Reading
Sharp Sues Hisense Over Quality of Sharp-Branded TVs

Jun 12, 2017

Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Millennials represent a huge pool of potential shoppers, but how do you sell higher-end AV gear to a generation that prefers to rent instead of buy? Continue Reading
Millennials Prefer to Rent Versus Buy

Jun 05, 2017

Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

Ultra HD TV broadcasts and ATSC 3.0 were hot topics at the recent NAB trade show. Although many players in the broadcast industry are enthusiastic about UHD, challenges still remain. Continue Reading
Promising Signs for Broadcast UHD TV at the NAB Show

May 06, 2017

Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

Best Buy has partnered with Vivint Smart Home to introduce a new smart home service, which will be offered in... Continue Reading
Best Buy Partners with Vivint to Launch Smart Home Service

Apr 12, 2017

LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

LeEco has informed us that its acquisition of VIZIO is not going to happen, due to "regulatory headwinds." Last July,... Continue Reading
LeEco Will Not Acquire VIZIO After All

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