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Yamaha $650 Slimline Receiver Gets Skinny with Amazon Alexa

The new $650 Yamaha RX-S602 Slimline A/V Receiver provides a choice of home theater processing modes, Amazon Alexa voice control, and Dolby Vision.

Robert Archer · July 23, 2018

Installing Centralized Multiroom Audio Systems vs. Decentralized ‘Toasters’

Russound’s Charlie Porritt argues integrators should focus on hardwired whole-house audio solutions… not wireless single-room ‘toaster’ options.

Jason Knott · July 23, 2018

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.

Peter Smith · July 12, 2018

How Has A-BUS Multiroom Audio Platform Remained Viable?

In era of Sonos wireless, A-BUS low-power Cat 5 distributed audio system reaches 450,000 installations milestone after 15 years… and it just keeps on going.

Jason Knott · June 06, 2018

Custom Home Builder: Differentiate with Smart-Home Tech, But Keep it Simple

TDI Homes in Arlington, Va., advises simplicity in installation, interface, form factor. Standardizes on VSSL multiroom audio systems, with Control4 and Leviton control for security and home automation.

Jason Knott · March 20, 2018

Naim Uniti Atom Review: “Excellent” Sound Quality for Multi-Room Audio Setups

The Naim Uniti Atom brings elegance to the multi-room audio market and includes streaming support for AirPlay, Chromecast, Roon Ready, Tidal, and Spotify.

Robert Archer · February 14, 2018

Mitch Witten: New SVS Wireless Speakers Made for ‘True Listening’ and ‘Immersive’ Audio

SVS aims to move wireless audio beyond mere background music with DTS Play-Fi-based $499 Prime Wireless speakers and $399 Soundbase integrated amp, introduced at CES 2018.

Jason Knott · January 17, 2018

WyreStorm H2XC Series Modular Switchers to Debut at ISE 2018

The signal management and distribution company WyreStorm will showcase its new H2XC Series Modular Switchers at ISE 2018 this upcoming February.

Robert Archer · January 09, 2018

10 Scary Songs for a Rocking Halloween Playlist, Starting with Ozzy

Forget the obvious Halloween classics like Monster Mash and Purple People Eaters. Dish up some scary metal rock for the Halloween season.

Robert Archer · October 26, 2017

Bluesound Backbones Stereo Unlimited’s Hybrid Business Model

Raymond Gaines of San Diego-based Stereo Unlimited explains how his hybrid A/V business is aided by the quality and affordability of the Bluesound product family powered by BluOS.

Robert Archer · October 25, 2017