Sonos Drops Reps, Promises ‘Tangible Enhancements’ to Dealer Programs

By Julie Jacobson · May 1, 2017 • Sonos is eliminating independent reps for the CEDIA channel, but will offer new benefits like free shipping to dealer-direct customers.

CasaTunes Takes Aim at Sonos with DIY musicBox 6 Whole-House Audio

By Jason Knott · April 17, 2017 • Taking aim at Sonos, CasaTunes hardwired DIY musicBox 6 whole-house audio system can be sold by custom integrators, who can still earn strong margin.

CE Pro Presents 2017 Quest for Quality Awards: Service Is Still King

By CE Pro Editors · April 4, 2017 • More than 7,400 votes from integrators identify the CE Pro 2017 Quest for Quality Award winners for outstanding customer service, tech support and more.

Quick Tips to Effectively Integrate Sonos with RTI

By Mike Pote · March 27, 2017 • Step-by-step tips (and 26 cool capabilities) of Sonos RTI integration for third-party control, including driver installation, device feedback and multiroom control options.

Flexson Illuminated Charging Stand for Sonos PLAY:1 Saves Space

By Robert Archer · March 20, 2017 • Flexson's charging stand allows integrators to conserve space in clients' homes by combining soft lighting with the Sonos PLAY:1 powered speaker.

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

By Chelsea Cafiero · March 17, 2017 • Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

Sonos Playbase Could Change Everything. Or Not.

By Julie Jacobson · March 8, 2017 • The long-suffering category of “sound bases” might get a boost from Sonos Playbase, inspiring new paradigms in loudspeakers, TV mounting, and accessories like Sanus’s Swiveling TV Base. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Sonos PLAYBASE Soundbar Delivers Discreet TV Base with Big Sound

By Robert Archer · March 7, 2017 • Sonos' PLAYBASE soundbar stands just over two inches in height and incorporates 10 drivers for use in home theaters alongside wireless music systems.

Chicago-Area Integrator Helps Ailing Children Feel ‘Almost Home’ in Upgraded Charity Facility

By Jason Knott · February 16, 2017 • HTSA member Barrett’s Technology Solutions installs Sony home theater and Sonos multi-room audio system to local charity for children with complicated health needs.

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

By Lisa Montgomery · February 15, 2017 • Avid DIY-er enlists 'Do It For Me' website to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Crestron Overhauls Studio, Makes Home Automation and A/V Much Simpler to Program

By Julie Jacobson · January 23, 2017 • Crestron Studio v1.6 makes it simple to program complex audio/video systems, coupled with home automation through Pyng; reduces cost of ownership for customers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrator on Sonos: We Push Customers to Manufacturers that Support CEDIA Channel

By CE Pro Editors · January 23, 2017 • Home-technology integrator writes, "It is now time for our industry to demand that manufacturers who want our support ... support us in return."

Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

By Julie Jacobson · January 20, 2017 • (UPDATE: new Sonos CEO responds) When Sonos surprised home-automation dealers with an auto-update that crippled some functionality, they should have communicated better. It’s not always about the technology. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2017 • Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Sonos CEO John McFarlane Steps Down; Spence Named New CEO

By Jason Knott · January 12, 2017 • Sonos founder and CEO John McFarlane has announced he will be stepping aside as CEO of the leading multiroom wireless audio juggernaut. Patrick Spence assumes CEO title.

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