Distributed Audio

Bluesound MQA Live Event Overcomes Network Glitches

By Jason Knott · October 11, 2018 • Jazz artist Zara McFarlane's live London performance is MQA Live streamed using Bluesound Node 2i to an audience at Gilmore’s Sound Advice in NYC.

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

By Jason Knott · October 5, 2018 • EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Integrators report earning solid profit margin for distributed audio systems, even though low-price expectations by clients is biggest challenge.

Vanco Outlines Spot for Dot Engineering Origins

By CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018 • Vanco’s product development is rooted in a constant feedback loop with integrators. Its Spot for Dot multiroom audio product for Amazon Echo is a prime example.

Leon Outlines Big Plans for Terra Speakers

By Jason Knott · July 30, 2018 • Leon Speakers’ CEO Noah Kaplan says combination of stylized outdoor lighting fixtures and high-performance audio speakers are on roadmap.

DALI’s High-End Wireless Speaker System is First Non-Lenbrook Brand with BluOS

By Joe Palenchar · July 30, 2018 • DALI unveils $4,300 to $5,300 Callisto series speakers packaged with BluOS streaming module Sound Hub to send audio wirelessly from connected stereo sources.

Yamaha $650 Slimline Receiver Gets Skinny with Amazon Alexa

By Robert Archer · July 23, 2018 • 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.

Installing Centralized Multiroom Audio Systems vs. Decentralized ‘Toasters’

By Jason Knott · July 23, 2018 • Russound’s Charlie Porritt argues integrators should focus on hardwired whole-house audio solutions... not wireless single-room ‘toaster’ options.

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

By Jason Knott · July 12, 2018 • The multiroom audio market has exploded over the past several years, driven by huge consumer awareness from brands like Sonos, Bose and others.  CE Pro set about to conduct its first-time-ever 2018 CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study, in. . .

How Has A-BUS Multiroom Audio Platform Remained Viable?

By Jason Knott · June 6, 2018 • 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.

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

By Jason Knott · March 20, 2018 • 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.

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

By Robert Archer · February 14, 2018 • The Naim Uniti Atom brings elegance to the multi-room audio market and includes streaming support for AirPlay, Chromecast, Roon Ready, Tidal, and Spotify.

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

By Jason Knott · January 17, 2018 • 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.

WyreStorm H2XC Series Modular Switchers to Debut at ISE 2018

By Robert Archer · January 9, 2018 • The signal management and distribution company WyreStorm will showcase its new H2XC Series Modular Switchers at ISE 2018 this upcoming February.

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

By Robert Archer · October 26, 2017 • Forget the obvious Halloween classics like Monster Mash and Purple People Eaters. Dish up some scary metal rock for the Halloween season.

Bluesound Backbones Stereo Unlimited’s Hybrid Business Model

By Advertorial · October 25, 2017 • San Diego-based Stereo Unlimited is introducing everyone from old-school audiophiles, to young consumers to the benefits of high-resolution audio through the competitively priced Bluesound product line, which complements the company's benchmark Vandersteen/VTL demo system.

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