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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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, 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 martial arts 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

Focal 1000 Series

Focal Commits to Custom with 1000 Series of Speakers

Focal, a French audio company, is making a major commitment to the custom installation market with the introduction of its 1000 Series of speakers.

Robert Archer · January 21, 2021

Panasonic OLED reference monitors

Panasonic’s Partnership with Value Electronics Provides Access to OLED Studio Reference Monitors

Scarsdale, N.Y.-based Value Electronics is the exclusive retailer for Panasonic’s FZ and GZ series OLED displays, which are designed for professional critical viewing applications.

Robert Archer · January 19, 2021

Epson business projector EX10000

Epson Business Projectors Address WFH and SMB Applications

The Epson Pro EX10000 projector is designed to help meet the needs of WFH workers as well as small business environments.

Robert Archer · January 18, 2021

Mark Corbin Vanco HDMI 2.1

Vanco’s Mark Corbin Looks at Future of HDMI 2.1 Connectivity

Mark Corbin, president of Vanco, emphasizes that integrators need to strongly consider the features necessary to reliably assemble their AV systems as HDMI 2.1 gains momentum in the market.

Robert Archer · January 15, 2021

Logitech RALLY series

Logitech Rally Series Addresses Today’s Video Conferencing Needs

With video conferencing occurring in the home, as well as huddle rooms and large conference rooms, Logitech’s Rally Series of products provides solutions for each of these room environments.

Robert Archer · January 14, 2021

Sony Z9J Bravia XR Master Series TV

Sony Showcases MASTER Series 8K LED TV, Bravia XR During CES 2021

Incorporating technologies such as its Cognitive Processor XR, 8K, Android TV, HDMI 2.1, IMAX Enhanced and Netflix Calibrated Mode, Sony has introduced its Bravia XR series of TVs during CES 2021.

Robert Archer · January 13, 2021

Sonos Radio HD Bjork

Sonos Radio HD Adds More Artist-Curated Stations

Sonos is offering users hardware and software upgrades that provide more entertainment and convenience options.

Robert Archer · January 13, 2021

Seth Kaplan, principal at LK & Associates

LK & Associates Acquires Rep Firm L.P. Hench

The acquisition of L.P. Hench will allow LK & Associates to effectively merge a few select brands and create synergy between its products, services and staff.

Robert Archer · January 13, 2021

Meyer Sound Ultra Reflex Sony Pro Crystal LED

Netflix’s L.A. Screening Room Features Sony Crystal LED and Robust Meyer Sound Audio System

Designed for direct-view, emissive video displays, Meyer Sound’s new Ultra Reflex speaker system has been paired with Sony Pro’s scalable Crystal LED system for a screening room in Netflix’s Los Angeles campus.

Robert Archer · January 12, 2021

10 ‘Pixie Dust’ Audio Products Worthy of Debate

While there are many companies that create reputable products and technologies, other manufacturers promote products with questionable claims. Here are a few worth evaluating.

Robert Archer · January 11, 2021