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The Rise and Fall of Tweeter

How executives built a specialty store concept into nearly 200 stores and almost $1B revenues — and then squandered it.

Tom LeBlanc · March 03, 2009

The Rise and Fall of Tweeter

How executives built a specialty store concept into nearly 200 stores and almost $1B revenues — and then squandered it.

Tom LeBlanc · March 02, 2009

Undercover at Monster Mini-Golf: No Confusion Found

Editor and five-year-old daughter find no lingering trademark confusion during trip to company recently sued by Monster Cable.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2009

Terminate HDMI Cables in the Field! AudioQuest Solves HDMI’s Biggest Challenge

Field-terminated HDMI cables? They said it couldn’t be done, but AudioQuest’s solution lets installers run cable now, terminate later, and maintain the integrity of HDMI.

Julie Jacobson · January 25, 2009

10 Failed Electronics Retailers

CE Pro rounds up 10 failed electronics retailers throughout the years.

Steve Crowe · November 12, 2008

How to Feed Cable Through Insulated Walls

It’s not as hard as you think. Here are a few handy techniques.

CE Pro Editors · October 28, 2008

Crestron’s DigitalMedia Switchers Offer Ultimate HDMI/IP Distribution & Control

DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 switchers fix HDMI problems related to distance, switching lags, HDCP authentication and more. Gig Ethernet switch built in for IP.

Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2008

Planar Reaffirms Satisfaction With Runco Acquisition

Planar has no regrets about last year’s acquisition of Runco International for $37 million, says Scott Hix, VP and GM of the company’s home theater business unit.

Robert Archer · April 28, 2008

Nortek Companies Embrace Digi5 Home-Grown Cat5 Audio Technology

Elan, Linear, Niles, SpeakerCraft and Xantech to develop multiroom-audio products around their own Cat 5-based Digi5 technology.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2007

Planar’s Acquisition of Runco: No End to the Party

Runco is known as much for creating “the world’s finest home theater products” as throwing the world’s greatest parties. The company announced yesterday it would be acquired by Planar Systems, a publicly traded company with considerably less sex appeal.

Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2007