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Robert Archer

Robert Archer

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

Robert's Latest Posts

Millennial Challenge: Loudspeaker

Do Millennials Care About Industrial Speaker Design? (Part 1)

In the latest CE Pro Millennial Challenge, we ask a panel of Millennials to provide their thoughts on the looks of several loudspeakers that currently dot the consumer audio market.

Robert Archer · November 18, 2019

7 Best Dolby Atmos Music Demos to Wow Clients

Dolby is planning to remaster 10,000 audio tracks for Dolby Atmos systems by the end of 2020. Here are some of the best currently available tracks for demos.

Robert Archer · November 15, 2019

Hands On: OSD Black TreVoce 12-inch Sub Oozes with Value

OSD Black’s engineers have squeezed quite a bit of bass from the 12-inch TreVoce subwoofer without a big footprint or a big pricepoint.

Robert Archer · November 12, 2019

It’s Time to Develop a New Generation of Audio Consumers

As the consumer market continues to skew towards younger consumers it has become important for audio manufacturers to develop products and solutions that appeal to new generations.

Robert Archer · November 08, 2019

Parasound New Classic 200 integrated amp

$1,199 Parasound New Classic 200 Integrated Amp Delivers 110 Watts

The newly announced $1,199 Parasound New Classic 200 Integrated Amp provides a choice of digital and analog inputs that includes phono options.

Robert Archer · November 05, 2019

Lowell Manufacturing ACR-1507 Series of Products Provide Convenient Connectivity

The Lowell Manufacturing ACR-1507-SSI-FC is the company’s latest equipment rack accessory and offers front-mounted network connections.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2019

AV Therapy Trek or Treat

AV Therapy Trek or Treat Goes Where No Event Has Gone Before

At its recent ‘Star Trek’ themed event, AV Therapy brought in some of the most respected names in audio to showcase the latest and greatest in the category.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2019

Equity Firm to Acquire Anixter

Anixter Set to Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $3.8B

The all-cash transaction is set to close by the first quarter of 2020. At that time, Anixter will become a private company.

Robert Archer · November 01, 2019

Digital Sales Group Cortex CP850 processor

Digital Sales Group, Metro to Showcase Amazing 64-Channel Dolby Home Theater

Digital Sales Group, Metro, is partnering with Rayva, Cortex VIP, Pro Audio and Red Carpet Cinema to showcase 64-channel Dolby Atmos home theater on Nov. 8.

Robert Archer · October 31, 2019

Global Cache Dealer program

Global Caché Dealer Direct Program Emphasizes Expanded Purchasing Options for Integrators

Earlier this year, Global Caché introduced its Dealer Direct Program to provide direct access to and expedite the process in which integrators receive the company’s products

Robert Archer · October 30, 2019