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Fred Harding

Fred Harding

Fred Harding is in sales and technical support at Capitol Sales, a full service distributor of electronic installation hardware. He is a frequent contributor to CE Pro, writing hands-on product reviews and technical tips.

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Fred's Latest Posts

Hands On: PulseAudio PA360 Battery-Powered Outdoor Speaker Tower Looks Familiar, Sounds Great

CE Pro contributor Fred Harding of Capitol Sales checks out Puls Audio’s 25-pound PA360, a 2.1-channel indoor/outdoor speaker featuring Bluetooth wireless and 8-hour battery, and looking a lot like another popular outdoor speaker tower.

Fred Harding · July 31, 2017

Hands On: Russound XZone70V Amp Boasts Big Benefits for Business Owners

For integrators dabbling in commercial or light commercial, Russound’s XZone70V mixer amplifier provides simple audio, control and music streaming to businesses.

Fred Harding · February 15, 2017

Hands On: Altinex AnyWire Sends HDMI 1080p Over Any Two Conductors

Fred Harding takes the ‘ugliest’ wire in his garage and sends high-def video over two conductors, thanks to Altinex’s AnyWire HDMI transmitter and receiver. Verdict: Not an April Fools joke.

Fred Harding · May 11, 2016

Denon Envoi Battery-Powered Speaker with Class D Amp is Perfect for Outdoor Parties

Fred Harding of Capitol Sales tries out battery-powered Denon Envoi Pro speaker, featuring Class D amp and PA capabilities — built for commercial applications but perfect for outdoor entertainment at home.

Fred Harding · March 18, 2016

Fred Harding, Brent McCall: Tips, Tools and the Current State of 4K Ultra HD

Two industry technical sales pros outline key considerations for 4K Ultra HD, including HDBaseT, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, high dynamic range (HDR) and some problem-solving tips and tools.

Fred Harding · March 04, 2016

Hands On: Gefen GAVA Audio/Video Automation System

Fred Harding tries out the new GAVA multizone audio/video and home automation system from Gefen; hints at the product’s commercial applications. See it at CES 2013.

Fred Harding · January 02, 2013