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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.

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12 Affordable Speakers for Your Budget

Our recommendations for good sounding speakers to look at when on a budget.

Robert Archer · September 28, 2014

10 Awesome Industrial Design Speakers

Prime examples of beautiful industrial design loudspeakers.

Robert Archer · September 21, 2014

Bob Archer’s CEDIA 2014 Picks: 9 Hot New A/V Products & Technologies

CE Pro editor Bob Archer talks Epson, Digital Projection, Dolby Atmos, and other buzz-worthy audio/video products at CEDIA Expo 2014. Definitive Audio and Polk take aim at Sonos.

Robert Archer · September 17, 2014

KEF R50 Speaker Addresses Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Configurations

Dolby’s Atmos surround sound technology is the latest format to enter the home theater market. With the R50 speaker from KEF, installers can offer their clients a solution that retrofits their existing systems or can be combined with the Q series, R series or Reference series of products to accurately reproduce Atmos soundtracks.

Robert Archer · September 17, 2014

7 Value-Minded Architectural Speakers

Architectural speakers from companies such as Monitor Audio, SpeakerCraft and Sunfire offer both cost effectiveness and high performance.

Robert Archer · September 04, 2014

THIEL Audio Relocates to Nashville, Refocuses Brand Direction

After acquiring the company from Kathy Gornik, THIEL Audio’s new ownership is moving forward with a new business plan that includes the relocation of the company’s headquarters to Nashville.

Robert Archer · July 23, 2014

Value Minded Imagine X Products Bolster PSB Speakers

Designed to provide homeowners value and sound quality, the newly announced Imagine X2T, X1T, XB and XC speakers can be used for traditional two-channel systems and multichannel audio systems.

Robert Archer · July 02, 2014

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