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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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Sonus faber Lumina IIIs

Hands-On: Sonus faber Lumina III Speakers Redefine Value Proposition

The reasonably priced Sonus faber Lumina III floorstanding loudspeaker features Sonus faber’s Italian design heritage, and respected audio engineering concepts all in a single package.

Robert Archer · April 28, 2021

Sonos Awards Advanced Premises Systems

Sonos Recognizes 4 Integrators for Their Diverse Sales Efforts

SAV Digital Environments, EOS Digital Services, Sound and Vision Design, LLC, and Advanced Premises Systems, were recognized by Sonos for their usage and representation of the brand in a variety of system installations.

Robert Archer · April 27, 2021

KEF Music Loung THX certified theater

KEF Music Lounge Theater System Achieves THX Certification

In order to achieve its THX certification, KEF’s Demonstration Cinema had to meet a number of performance requirements.

Robert Archer · April 26, 2021

K array speakers standard color choices

K array Speakers Are at Home Indoors or Outdoors

K array builds its products to meet the demands of outdoor environments. The company also offer a range of colors, and custom finish options to help the speakers blend into any indoor or outdoor setting.

Robert Archer · April 26, 2021

Hunter Douglas Earth Day

Hunter Douglas Emphasizes Its Green Options on Earth Day

Citing consumer research, Hunter Douglas says a majority of consumers are willing to change their purchase habits to be more eco-friendly.

Robert Archer · April 22, 2021

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K Includes 60FPS Dolby Vision, Calibration Options

Powered by the A12 Bionic chipset, the newly announced Apple TV 4K (2021) enables the streaming device to deliver improved video and audio.

Robert Archer · April 22, 2021

Bowers & Wilkins True Wireless PI5 and PI7 ear buds

Bowers & Wilkins True Wireless Headphones Offered in Two Models, Include ANC and Fast Charging

Adding to its selection of headphones , Bowers & Wilkins has introduced its PI5 and PI7 ear buds designed to support wireless connectivity on both Apple and Android platforms.

Robert Archer · April 21, 2021

Sony Z9J Bravia XR Master Series 2021 televisions

Sony Announces Pricing and Availability of 2021 4K and 8K Televisions

After debuting its 2021 televisions during the virtual CES show this past winter, Sony has released more details of specific product availability.

Robert Archer · April 20, 2021

Rotel A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII

Rotel Updates 3 of Its Amps, Revises Circuit Designs and Components

The ($1,600) A14MKII, along with the RA-1572MKII ($2,100) and RA-1592MKII ($3,200) will be available in May 2021 following a series of updates to the products.

Robert Archer · April 19, 2021

Furrion partial sun Aurora outdoor 4K TV

Furrion Announces its Latest 4K, Weatherproof Outdoor Televisions

Furrion’s new Aurora Partial Sun and Full Shade LED 4K Outdoor TVs help integrators address a range of outdoor AV installations.

Robert Archer · April 15, 2021