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New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond.

Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2017

B&O Play Unveils $599 Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Audio System

Via its B&O Play subsidiary, Danish manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is the latest manufacturer to take on the wireless multiroom audio market with its highly designed $599 Beoplay M5. Also, Lenbrook Americas named U.S. distributor.

Jason Knott · January 12, 2017

Sonos CEO John McFarlane Steps Down; Spence Named New CEO

Sonos founder and CEO John McFarlane has announced he will be stepping aside as CEO of the leading multiroom wireless audio juggernaut. Patrick Spence assumes CEO title.

Jason Knott · January 12, 2017

High Performance Speaker Company THIEL Enters Wireless Audio Market at CES 2017

THIEL Audio bursts into the wireless audio market at CES 2017 with its AURORA LifeStream Home and battery-powered AURORA LifeStream Tour.

Robert Archer · January 04, 2017

Wireless Music Streaming Platform Naim Uniti Can Play, Rip and Store

Uniti by Naim includes the reference audiophile Uniti Nova, the multi-functional CD operating Uniti Star and the compact but powerful Uniti Atom.

Robert Archer · November 29, 2016

New from Legrand: NuVo Soundbar, On-Q Cabinet-Mount NVR, C2G Modular Fiber Cable

At CEDIA 2016, Legrand introduced numerous products under brands NuVo (multiroom audio), On-Q (home automation, security and communications) and C2G (fiber-optic cables and video distribution).

Julie Jacobson · October 10, 2016

Made for Pros, RIVA Audio Is Not Just Another Sonos Wannabe

Comparing today’s audio systems to an ‘elephant’s fart’ in terms of quality, RIVA Audio comes out swinging at CEDIA 2016 with sleek, high-quality wireless networked audio system that promises strong margin for integrators.

Jason Knott · September 27, 2016

CEDIA 2016: What DIY Vendors Want from the Pros

Eero, Plex, Mass Fidelity, Ring and so many other DIY-centric smart-home manufacturers are attending CEDIA 2016 to grab the mindshare of installation pros. Here’s why.

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2016

Lenbrook’s BluOS: One Wireless HRA Music Platform for Bluesound Speakers and NAD Amps

CEDIA 2016: After trying to incorporate third-party wireless solutions into its premium audio products, Lenbrook and brands Bluesound and NAD developed their own wireless solution and BluOS music-management platform.

Robert Archer · September 12, 2016

Yamaha Unveils Wireless Multiroom Audio … Piano?

Yamaha links its Disklavier Enspire piano to its wireless MusicCast multiroom audio system to enable live piano music to be distributed throughout the home.

Jason Knott · September 02, 2016