Wireless AV

Wake up, Sonos! Gold Dealer Schools CEO John MacFarlane on ‘Staying Relevant’

Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. sells a ton of Sonos, but urges CEO MacFarlane to stay relevant vis-a-vis Amazon Echo and other innovations. Where are outdoor audio systems, $99 speakers, and better streaming solutions?

Mar 17, 2016

Bower & Wilkins (B&W) & Mandarin Hotels Team to Deliver Quality Audio to Travelers

B&W has entered into an agreement with the chain of hotels to provide its properties with Bowers & Wilkins audio systems.

Mar 15, 2016

I Was Wrong About Myxyty, the Impossibly Tall Home Automation Hub

I made fun of the modular Myxyty IoT hub in a CES 2016 presentation, but the smart-home system has a clever industrial design and some interesting options like ‘olfactory ambiance.’

Mar 08, 2016

Study Finds Whole-House Audio Is Not Meeting Sales Potential

Research from Futuresource indicates that despite the 30 percent growth of wireless speaker products in 2015 market expectations were not exactly met.

Feb 18, 2016

DeFuria Leads Group of Investors on Acquisition of Importer/Distributor VANA Ltd.

Long-time industry veteran Stephen DeFuria and a group of investors have purchased the importer/distributor VANA from founder Kevin Wolff.

Feb 08, 2016

Russound to Show XSource Streaming Audio Player, More Whole-House Audio at ISE

Russound will present its newest XStream whole-house audio products as well as its compact TVA2.1 Digital Amplifier during ISE 2016 in Amsterdam.

Jan 29, 2016