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CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Architectural Loudspeakers

Sonance, Bowers & Wilkins lead the way in the most used in-ceiling and in-wall speaker brands.

Robert Archer · June 01, 2014

Best Buy Picks iRule Home Automation for Controlling Magnolia Showrooms

Affordable, software-based, cloud-enabled iRule beats out better-known home automation brands to run the demos in some 470 Magnolia stores.

Julie Jacobson · May 27, 2014

3 Vital Tips for Selling Landscape Audio

Forget about deploying ‘stereo,’ develop a mindset like a landscape architect, and never just simply ask clients if they are interested in outdoor audio?

Ira Friedman · May 21, 2014

Meridian Debuts Special Edition Loudspeakers Upgrade

Meridian’s new Special Edition (SE) loudspeakers include Enhanced Bass Alignment, a Beryllium-dome tweeter and extended warranties. Three units sell for $20,000/pair (DSP5200SE), $46,000/pair (DSP7200SE) and $80,000/pair (DSP8000SE).

Jason Knott · May 20, 2014

New Sonance Design Center Inspires, Educates: A Trufig Exit Sign?

Integrators, designers and architects can listen and learn at new Dana Innovations center, featuring Sonance, iPort and TruFIG. Includes best outdoor audio demo anywhere … and a TruFIG door.

Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2014

Neat-O: Closing the Case on Another Takeover Job

Tom Marino from Advanced Technologies tackled a wiring job so messy the panel enclosure wouldn’t shut.

Arlen Schweiger · May 04, 2014

#TBT: Look Back at Totem Unveiling No-Crossover Element Speakers

Back in 2010 Stereo Exchange hosted a sneak preview of Totem’s new loudspeaker line, which was unveiled at CES 2011.

Jason Knott · April 23, 2014

Hands On Review: Bluesound Wireless Audiophile Music System

Bluesound lineup offers easy music ripping and multiroom access

Grant Clauser · April 17, 2014

Why does Interlogix have 3 Cloud Services for Security, Home Automation?

UTC’s Interlogix already offers Alarm.com and its own AdvisorSync for cloud-based security and home automation, so why did they acquire UHS from Australia-based Hills?

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2014

Neat-O: Wireless System Rebuilt for ‘This Old House’ in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Integrator uses Gefen wireless solution to reconstruct New Jersey home’s IT network destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for TV show ‘This Old House.’

Jason Knott · April 03, 2014