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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

It’s Time to Develop a New Generation of Audio Consumers

As the consumer market continues to skew towards younger consumers it has become important for audio manufacturers to develop products and solutions that appeal to new generations.

Robert Archer · November 08, 2019

Parasound New Classic 200 integrated amp

$1,199 Parasound New Classic 200 Integrated Amp Delivers 110 Watts

The newly announced $1,199 Parasound New Classic 200 Integrated Amp provides a choice of digital and analog inputs that includes phono options.

Robert Archer · November 05, 2019

Lowell Manufacturing ACR-1507 Series of Products Provide Convenient Connectivity

The Lowell Manufacturing ACR-1507-SSI-FC is the company’s latest equipment rack accessory and offers front-mounted network connections.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2019

AV Therapy Trek or Treat

AV Therapy Trek or Treat Goes Where No Event Has Gone Before

At its recent ‘Star Trek’ themed event, AV Therapy brought in some of the most respected names in audio to showcase the latest and greatest in the category.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2019

Equity Firm to Acquire Anixter

Anixter Set to Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $3.8B

The all-cash transaction is set to close by the first quarter of 2020. At that time, Anixter will become a private company.

Robert Archer · November 01, 2019

Digital Sales Group Cortex CP850 processor

Digital Sales Group, Metro to Showcase Amazing 64-Channel Dolby Home Theater

Digital Sales Group, Metro, is partnering with Rayva, Cortex VIP, Pro Audio and Red Carpet Cinema to showcase 64-channel Dolby Atmos home theater on Nov. 8.

Robert Archer · October 31, 2019

Global Cache Dealer program

Global Caché Dealer Direct Program Emphasizes Expanded Purchasing Options for Integrators

Earlier this year, Global Caché introduced its Dealer Direct Program to provide direct access to and expedite the process in which integrators receive the company’s products

Robert Archer · October 30, 2019

Sonus faber Sonetto III line of speakers

Hands On: Sonus faber Sonetto Series of Loudspeakers

Delivering high levels of performance, stunning looks and competitive price points, the Sonus faber Sonetto series scores a hat trick for consumers that want it all.

Robert Archer · October 30, 2019

AV Room Service EVPs

AV Room Service EVPs Stop Rattle and Hum

The AV Room Service line of EVPs (Equipment Vibration Protectors) decouple equipment from a range of surfaces to improve the listening experience of home and professional audio systems.

Robert Archer · October 29, 2019

Yamaha 5000 Series

Yamaha 5000 Series Continues Long Stereo Tradition

The Yamaha 5000 series is a newly announced line of stereo components, and the line continues a 40-year tradition of hi-fi for the company.

Robert Archer · October 24, 2019