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Loudspeakers as ‘Toasters’: Have We Gotten Lazy on Whole-House Audio?

Industry veteran Richard Stoerger makes ‘light’ of the famous Sonos Superbowl commercial, explaining how a centralized multiroom audio system would have provided a much better music experience.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2018

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

Amazon’s new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2018

Roku’s Cheapest Streamers Ever – 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ with Voice Remote Start at $39

In addition to new 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ streaming media players, Roku announces new OS 9 software for streamers and OS 8.2 for Roku TVs, now compatible with Roku wireless speakers

Robert Archer · September 24, 2018

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

New Echo devices let you add a subwoofer to your Echo devices, amplify or stream high-fidelity music to your existing home audio system (Echo Link), and add Alexa to your own speaker (Echo Input).

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018

Sonos Kills it with New Sonos Amp, Seriously Open API, Sonance In-Walls, Channel Love

In grand gesture to the smart-home installation channel, Sonos launches powerful new Amp, opens API with plentiful tools for all who care to integrate, launches in-wall/in-ceiling speakers powered by Sonance and launches a genuine, generous dealer program.

Julie Jacobson · August 29, 2018

Sonos Unveils all-new Sonos Amp, Doubles Down on Installation Channel (PR)

Amp will be available globally February 2019. New collaboration with industry leader Sonance will focus on creation of a series of architectural speakers to complement Sonos Amp; Sonos fully opens developer platform and adds new control APIs.

CE Pro Editors · August 29, 2018

Yamaha MusicCast Amplifier is Alexa Enabled, Streams Spotify

The new Yamaha XDA-QS5400RK MusicCast Amplifier is a streaming device developed specifically for whole-house audio installations.

Robert Archer · August 23, 2018

Lenbrook Invites Integrators to ‘Put on Running Shoes’ at CEDIA Expo 2018

Lenbrook (booth #5435) will debut new BluOS interface, speakers from DALI and PSB, and conduct multiple educational sessions.

CE Pro Editors · August 22, 2018

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

Wireless connectivity, high-resolution audio and voice-control integration technologies are fueling a new era of whole-house audio.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2018

Sonos IPO Day: Why SONO is More than a Boring Hardware Play

Sonos (SONO) prices its IPO at $15 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19. Wall Street is skittish about consumer-electronics hardware companies like Fitbit and GoPro, but Sonos is different.

Julie Jacobson · August 02, 2018