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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.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

Robert's Latest Posts

XPC J60 UPS unit

Hands On: Small Footprint XPC J60 Delivers Backup Capabilities

The XPC J60 UPS unit can be used to backup commercial devices like digital signage servers, and residential components like whole-house DVRs.

Robert Archer · June 22, 2020

IsoAcoustics

5 Tips to Improve Turntable-Based Systems

IsoAcoustics says that carefully planned audio systems with room acoustics and decoupling products can deliver a quality vinyl listening experience.

Robert Archer · June 18, 2020

ISF and CEDIA Revolutionize Calibration Training Via CEDIA Academy Courses

A newly released ISF Level I video training program provides integrators with more information, and the ability to learn at their own pace.

Robert Archer · June 17, 2020

Samsung commercial displays

Samsung Introduces New Range of Commercial Displays

In addition to its FDA certified Kiosk, Samsung has also partnered with Cisco to offer its Webex on Flip commercial displays.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2020

How KB Home Is Embracing Wellness

Through initiatives such as its partnership with Delos and Mayo Clinic, KB Home is providing its customers with state-of-the-art options for this emerging trend.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2020

Coastal Source outdoor loudspeakers

11 Outdoor Loudspeakers to Rock Those Summer Parties

With nearly everyone phasing out of quarantine and into a “new normal,” it’s time to look at some outdoor loudspeakers to support those fun summertime activities.

Robert Archer · June 12, 2020

Sonos Arc

Hands On: Sonos Arc Immersive Audio Soundbar

Sonos’ new Arc soundbar delivers a big, dynamic soundstage and a well-defined image with music and home theater content.

Robert Archer · June 10, 2020

AudioQuest

AudioQuest, GoldenEar Dealers Offer Short-Term Optimism

A handful of AudioQuest dealers during a Zoom call said their businesses’ immediate future looked good. However, looking beyond August these dealers state they don’t know how their businesses will fare.

Robert Archer · June 08, 2020

8K-Ready

Denon Announces 2020 Line of 8K-Ready AV Receivers

Denon has introduced a new generation of X Series receivers that are designed to be 8K ready.

Robert Archer · June 04, 2020

Tributaries HDMI v2.1

Joe Perfito of Tributaries Addresses the Realities of HDMI v2.1

Joe Perfito of Tributaries states the marketing of HDMI v2.1 cables is muddled in half truths and deception.

Robert Archer · June 02, 2020