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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.

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Robert's Latest Posts

CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Freestanding Loudspeakers

Bowers & Wilkins, Klipsch lead the way in the most used freestanding loudspeakers brands in the 2014 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 04, 2014

CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Architectural Loudspeakers

Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins lead the way in the most used in-ceiling and in-wall speaker brands.

Robert Archer · June 01, 2014

Low-Profile Paradigm Soundtrack 2 Soundbar Matches Flat-Panel TV Aesthetics

Paradigm’s state-of-the-art Soundtrack 2 soundbar system offers a choice of DSP processing modes for movies and music, as well as Dolby Digital decoding, wireless Bluetooth audio with aptX options and a wireless subwoofer that supports the system’s ability to reproduce low frequencies.

Robert Archer · March 11, 2014

DALI E-Series of Architectural Speakers Offers Easy-to-Use Mounting Hardware

The PHANTOM E series of speakers from DALI are engineered to integrate into a variety of home environments while projecting a wide soundstage that immerses listeners in sound.

Robert Archer · March 02, 2014

Yamaha Builds Upon Success of its Popular Soundbars

Yamaha has updated its YAS-101 soundbar with the introduction of its new YAS-103 soundbar. The YAS-103 adds features such as wireless Bluetooth audio and increased control capabilities through the company’s Home Theater Controller app.

Robert Archer · February 26, 2014

Jamo Adds to Custom Series of Architectural Speakers

The latest product release from the European audio company Jamo is the Custom 200 Series of products. The new architectural speaker line consists of three in-ceiling speakers and an in-wall loudspeaker.

Robert Archer · February 24, 2014

Ocean Way Audio Montecito Loudspeaker Debuts for $48K/Pair

Ocean Way Audio’s new Montecito loudspeaker features a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, a 10-inch midrange/bass driver and dual 12-inch woofers. At $48,000 per pair, the Montecito features a frequency response of 30Hz to 24kHz plus or minus 1.5dB and a sensitivity rating of 88dB.

Robert Archer · January 20, 2014

Ultimate Guide to Architectural Speakers 2013

Consumers are once again spending on multimedia and distributed A/V systems. These solutions can help fulfill the highest homeowner expectations.

Robert Archer · October 29, 2013

Editor’s Picks: Top Products of CEDIA Expo 2013

Robert Archer rounds up his favorite products from CEDIA Expo 2013. See what made his list.

Robert Archer · October 08, 2013

Hands On: Meridian Digital Media System

The Meridian Digital Media System, paired with Meridian’s Core Control iPad App, is an easy-to-use integrated solution that absolutely kills with sonic and technical sophistication.

Robert Archer · October 31, 2012