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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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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Brings Audiophile to Wireless Speaker Category

The Xeo 2 active wireless loudspeaker from Dynaudio incorporates a digital Toslink input that is capable of accepting resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz as well as analog RCA inputs and Bluetooth options.

Robert Archer · November 18, 2015

Hands On: Startup Next Level Acoustics Bows Sonos Play:Bar Enclosure for Pros

With many consumers opting to choose soundbar products, Next Level Acoustics’ Fusion LCR soundbar and SW8P powered subwoofer provide dealers with a customizable solution that fits in with today’s product trends.

Robert Archer · November 16, 2015

Sony Draws from Cinematic Expertise to Deliver 4K Benchmark VPL-VW5000ES Projector

Covering a range of price points, Sony has introduced several new projectors into the custom installation market, including the VPL-VW665, which provides HDR compatibility at lower price points.

Robert Archer · November 11, 2015

Yamaha Claims to Have First-Ever Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Technology

In addition to its inclusion of Dolby Atmos, Yamaha’s YSP-5600 soundbar also incorporates HDMI with HDCP 2.2 to support 4K at 60fps.

Robert Archer · November 10, 2015

Hands On: Wireworld Cables Built to Withstand Wear and Tear

Using Wireworld’s consumer and professionals cables provided a smoother, fuller listening experience and a tangible benefit of utilizing cables that are built to last.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2015

H-P HS5000 Valve Updates Hide-A-Hose Convenience Features

Some of the improvements made to H-P Products Hide-A-Hose with the HS5000 valve include a quick turn-on/off and more robust rubber gasket door seals that ensure dirt and debris are kept in the central vac system.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2015

Terra Speakers Updates AC Series Speakers with Launch of FIVE

Terra Speakers’ FIVE line of outdoor speakers includes three traditional loudspeakers and three speakers with 70-volt provisions.

Robert Archer · November 03, 2015

Autonomic KP-6 Keypad Enhances User Experience

The KP-6 keypad from Autonomic supports single-button control of important system functions such as volume, skipping tracks and source selection.

Robert Archer · November 02, 2015

TBT: CE Pro Staff Looks Back on their Past Halloween Costumes

Halloween is CE Pro’s favorite holiday, and beyond the candy and trick or treating, the staff loves to dress up. Here’s a look at some of their past costumes.

Robert Archer · October 28, 2015

Millennials Driving New Consumer Audio Trends

Millennials account for nearly half of all audio hardware spending … and other research in the world of two-channel and home theater audio.

Robert Archer · October 28, 2015