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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 and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.

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

Robert's Latest Posts

The Edge Group website

Empowered by Catalyst AV Alliance, The Edge Group Diversifies

Supported by the vast resources of their combined brand partners, The Edge Group with Catalyst AV’s help is looking to services integrators in the AV market.

Robert Archer · July 10, 2020

Atlas Audio Video Yamaha

AtlasAVC Delivers User-Friendly HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Integrations for Apple Lovers

Using products that include the Yamaha four-zone quad streamer, as well as AV receivers and soundbars, Atlas Audio Video & Communications is able to utilize technologies such as Apple AirPlay 2 to deliver versatile, reliable home theater and whole-house audio performance to clients who love their Apple devices.

Robert Archer · July 08, 2020

Marantz 8K

New Marantz 8K-Ready Receivers Available Later this Year

The new SR series of AV receivers from Marantz provide 8K compatibility and a choice of four models.

Robert Archer · July 07, 2020

Savant GE Lighting

Savant Completes GE Lighting Acquisition

Savant has completed its acquisition of GE Lighting, and as part of its purchase Bill Lacey will continue to lead the lighting brand.

Robert Archer · July 02, 2020

4K and 8K TVs Sony Envision TV AR app

9 4K and 8K TVs Perfect for a Staycation Upgrade

With more customers opting to stay at home this summer, now is the perfect time to pitch 4K and 8K TVs to homeowners looking to get the most out of their staycations.

Robert Archer · July 01, 2020

Denon AVR-S960H receiver

Denon Announces $649 8K-Compatible AVR-S960H Receiver

Denon’s new $649 AVR-S960H is a 7.2-channel receiver that offers immersive audio, 8K and HDR10+ compatibility.

Robert Archer · June 30, 2020

Adept Audio

Security Focused Adept Audio Now Available

Available through a number of distributors that serve the security industry, the new audio company Adept Audio has recently launched.

Robert Archer · June 29, 2020

Apple WWDC 2020

Apple Announces New Operating Systems During WWDC 2020

As part of its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference, Apple announced updates to several of its operating systems.

Robert Archer · June 24, 2020

Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series

Bowers & Wilkins Bolsters 700 Series with Signature Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins adds its new 705 Signature and 702 Signature Series speakers to its 700 Series of products.

Robert Archer · June 24, 2020

QSC Joins Microsoft Teams Device Certification Program

QSC has announced that it has joined the Microsoft Teams Device Certification Program. The popular manufacturer is working towards completing specific solution certifications aimed at further empowering effective meetings and collaboration with Teams Rooms and the Q-SYS Ecosystem in larger, more complex room types.   “The Q-SYS Ecosystem has always provided solutions for audio, video and […]

Robert Archer · June 23, 2020