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Andrew Nichols

Andrew Nichols

Andrew is a journalist and educator living in the Providence area. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a gaming and tech website, and the Managing Editor of his university newspaper, The Torch. He received his Bachelors in Writing and Masters in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Andrew's Latest Posts

Hands-On: Next Level Acoustics Fusion S3 Soundbar Provides Big Sound in Slender Package

The Fusion S3 passive soundbar does an excellent job of reproducing sound from both music and movies, with a special emphasis on small dimensions and specialized use cases.

Andrew Nichols · August 17, 2021

Smart Stage Sessions Return for CEDIA Expo 2021 in Indy

This year’s CEDIA Expo Smart Stage will feature 17 sessions covering a wide range of topics including wellness, design, resimercial, and more.

Andrew Nichols · August 11, 2021

Dirac and Philips Collaborate to Create 3D, 7.1 Budget Gaming Headset

Philips is entering the gaming audio space with its new Philips TAGH401BL headset designed to use spatial audio and virtual surround sound to more accurately immerse gamers.

Andrew Nichols · August 05, 2021

10 Truly Horrific Wiring Jobs Designed to Frustrate Integrators

These messes of audio and networking cables are so cluttered and disorganized that they might be mistaken for a post-modern art installation instead of a technology hub.

Andrew Nichols · August 04, 2021

Distributors Identify Hottest Product Categories for 2021

While many distributors were unsure of how 2020 would pan out, 2021 is shaping up to be a massive improvement. Here are some hot product categories industry experts suggest keeping an eye on throughout the year.

Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2021

How Distributors Are Helping to Ease the Labor Crisis

Top distributors share their secrets to overcoming the pandemic and how they managed to help the industry overcome the labor shortage that impacted so many businesses.

Andrew Nichols · July 28, 2021

Distributors Get Creative to Solve Supply Chain Woes

Some of AV’s top distribution executives share their thoughts on how the industry managed to overcome the global supply shortage and continue to supply integrators with products.

Andrew Nichols · July 26, 2021

Global Smart Home Market Begins Significant Rebound in 2021

As the residential AV market continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, global consumer spending on smart home solutions is expected to exceed $100B by the end of 2021.

Andrew Nichols · July 12, 2021

Immersive Audio Is Perfect Stepping Stone to Get Involved in Gaming

Installing immersive audio products is the perfect way for integrators to get involved in the huge gaming market with minimal risk.

Andrew Nichols · July 07, 2021

Hands-On: Platin Monaco 5.1 System Shows What WiSA Can Offer for Integrators

Integrators looking for a wireless audio solution for home theater installs should strongly consider the Platin Monaco 5.1 system, as it deftly handles high-res audio streaming and provides tons of install flexibility.

Andrew Nichols · June 29, 2021