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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.

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Robert's Latest Posts

CE Pro Podcast 8 Tim Bigoness D-Tools

CE Pro Podcast #8: Tim Bigoness of D-Tools Plays in Double Time

D-Tools’ chief marketing officer talks about his passion for music and drums, plus opportunities for integrators as we slowly phase out of quarantine protocols.

Robert Archer · May 29, 2020

Speco a-Live AA1 amp

Hands On: Speco a-Live Wireless Audio Components

The electronics company Speco has introduced a line of wireless audio products that can be used to scale multiroom audio systems to meet a range of needs.

Robert Archer · May 28, 2020

Jay Geldmacher Resideo

Resideo Names Jay Geldmacher President and CEO

Replacing former President and CEO Mike Nefkens, Resideo has named Jay Geldmacher, president and CEO.

Robert Archer · May 19, 2020

Crestron and Lutron Collaborate on Lighting, Shade Integration

Crestron Home will now integrate with Lutron lighting and shade controls, including RA2 Select, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks with QS and QSX.

Robert Archer · May 19, 2020

Sound United, HTSA

Sound United, HTSA Partnership Fosters Access to Top Brands

The Sound United, HTSA alliance gives the buying group’s members access to brands such as Denon, Marantz, Classe, and Definitive Technology.

Robert Archer · May 19, 2020

Lutron and Josh.ai collaborate

Josh.ai now Supports Lutron Homeworks and Ketra Integration

A new agreement between Josh.ai and Lutron will enable integrators to combine Josh.ai and Lutron home control systems.

Robert Archer · May 15, 2020

CE Pro Podcast Industry's Got Talent Camila B

CE Pro Podcast #6: Industry’s Got Talent with Camila Ballario, Leon Speakers

CE Pro is showcasing some of the talents and hobbies of industry members with a new segment, Industry’s Got Talent.

Robert Archer · May 15, 2020

Autonomic eSeries

de Nigris Reacquires Autonomic from SnapAV

Michael de Nigris has purchased Autonomic from SnapAV, and as part of the sales agreement, Autonomic products will continue to be sold through SnapAV.

Robert Archer · May 08, 2020

Digital Entertainment Group March 2020

Digital Entertainment Group: Quarantining Fuels Media Sales

The Digital Home Entertainment Group (DEG) says that home entertainment transactions hit the $596 million mark, which is a 48% increase over the March 2019 figure.

Robert Archer · May 07, 2020

Steve Durkee

Steve Durkee Named President of Legrand AV

Former senior VP & general manager of Commercial AV Steve Durkee has been appointed the new division president of Legrand AV.

Robert Archer · May 06, 2020