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.
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.
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.
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.
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.