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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?

Julie Jacobson · March 17, 2016

Sonos Sheds Staff, Regroups to Take on Amazon Echo

Amid wide-ranging layoffs, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane admits Amazon Echo is hurting Sonos’s wireless audio business.

Jordan O'Brien · March 16, 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.

Robert Archer · February 18, 2016

Next Level Announces Architectural Series SONOS PLAYBAR Enclosures

Next Level’s latest SONOS solution helps to integrate the soundbar into wall-mounted environments.

Robert Archer · February 16, 2016

Sonos Adds Apple Music, Finds Homes with Music Have More Romance

Sonos has recently completed a study that includes input from more than 30,000 participants that looked at how music affects peoples’ attitudes and overall dispositions in the home.

Robert Archer · February 11, 2016

Inside Minecraft Creator’s $2.6M High-Tech Luxury Penthouse Apartment

Integration Design outfits Minecraft founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s new luxury penthouse apartment with Lutron lighting control, distributed audio and a Control4 control and automation system.

Alice Gustafson · February 08, 2016

Editor’s Picks: Bob Archer’s Products of 2015

Some of the year’s best video products include solutions from Digital Projection, Dish Network, and Optoma also make Bob Archer’s list of 12 best products of the year.

Robert Archer · December 23, 2015

Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2015

Hands On: Startup Next Level Acoustics Bows Sonos Play:Bar Enclosure for Pros

With many consumers opting to choose soundbar products, Next Level Acoustics’ Fusion LCR soundbar and SW8P powered subwoofer provide dealers with a customizable solution that fits in with today’s product trends.

Robert Archer · November 16, 2015

Finding a Winning DIY Strategy in Small Retail Stores

Florida-based custom integration firm Five Smooth Stones has a dual focus on production homebuilders and converting DIYers via its two small-footprint retail stores.

Jason Knott · November 03, 2015