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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.

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Robert's Latest Posts

Onkyo’s RZ Series of A/V Receivers Designed for Custom Installation Applications

Onkyo’s latest generation of RZ receivers incorporate features specifically designed for installers.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2016

Middle Atlantic Launches Update to Online Dealer Tool

Web-based dealer tool called the Configurator is updated with added functionality, an improved interface and a new customer quote tool.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2016

Barco Breaks Into Residential Market with Marvelous Loki 4K Projector

In the coming weeks residential dealers will be able to spec Barco’s upcoming Loki 4K projector into their luxury home theater installations.

Robert Archer · March 31, 2016

Sony ‘ULTRA’ 4K Streaming Service to Debut April 4

Through the Sony Pictures Store, Sony will launch a streaming 4K video streaming service within the next couple of weeks.

Robert Archer · March 30, 2016

Meridian America Announces New Pricing Policies

Meridian America Inc. (MAI) has announced new pricing and dealer policies that are designed to aid dealers better compete in today’s marketplace.

Robert Archer · March 29, 2016

Pioneer Introduces New Networked Elite AV Receivers with 4K, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

The competitively priced LX301 and LX101 receivers from Pioneer incorporate 7.1 surround sound capabilities and wireless connectivity with options for GoogleCast, AirPlay and Wi-Fi.

Robert Archer · March 29, 2016

Vizio P-Series 4K TVs Provide HDR Picture Quality at Competitive Prices

Available in a choice of 50-, 55-, 65- and 75-inch screens, Vizio’s P-Series Ultra HD 4K TVs include the SmartCast app for complete control.

Robert Archer · March 28, 2016

Blossom IoT Water Controller Manages Lawncare Water Usage

Internet of Things solution provides wireless connectivity and a low-profile design to integrate into a variety of residential environments.

Robert Archer · March 28, 2016

Yamaha’s Affordably Priced RX-V381 Receiver Supports 4K and BT.2020 Color Gamut

The reasonably priced receiver offers features such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio processing, HDCP 2.2 compliancy, and it delivers 5.1 channels of sound.

Robert Archer · March 25, 2016

URC Releases Elegant In-Wall Touchscreen for Total Home Control

The new TKP-5500 in-wall touchpanel from URC installs in either a landscape or portrait mode to complement a home’s interior design.

Robert Archer · March 24, 2016