By Robert Archer · February 8, 2019 • Thanks in part to the popularity of smart speakers and soundbars, the home audio market saw significant growth in 2018.
By CE Pro Editors · January 7, 2019 • VIZIO's 2019 audio lineup is due out in Spring and includes two Dolby Atmos-enabled 36-inch sound systems, as well as a 20-inch soundbar.
By CE Pro Editors · December 28, 2018 • LG Electronics and Meridian Audio collaborate to unveil at CES new LG SL9 series premium soundbars supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and built-in Google Assistant voice control.
By Jason Knott · November 19, 2018 • Sonos reports annual sales of $1.137B, up 15%, with Q4 2018 sales of $273M, up 27%. Smart home wireless audio company attributes IKEA and direct online sales as growth factors.
By Lisa Montgomery · October 12, 2018 • Crestron’s new Flex products are designed to keep business conversations flowing, and includes products such as VoIP desk phones, soundbars, and a tabletop video-conferencing phone.
By Arlen Schweiger · September 13, 2018 • The Dana Innovations brand shows its wide-ranging indoor and outdoor audio systems, myriad subwoofer options and recent collaboration with Sonos during CEDIA 2018.
By CE Pro Editors · September 7, 2018 • The Savant Micro Aperture loudspeakers and Savant IP Soundbar are jointly developed by Artison, its first collaboration with Artison since acquiring the company in 2017.
By CE Pro Editors · August 28, 2018 • The Soundbar 500, Soundbar 700, and Home Speaker 500 feature built-in Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth, and will add Apple AirPlay 2 in early 2019.
By Lisa Montgomery · July 25, 2018 • University of Texas super-fan hits the "Hook-em" button on a Savant home-automation remote to tune all five Sony TVs to his favorite sports stations and trigger Philips Hue smart bulbs to glow burnt orange.
By Robert Archer · June 21, 2018 • Incorporating DTS Virtual:X decoding, the newly introduced $200 Yamaha YAS-108 soundbar helps integrators produce an immersive listening experience in rooms limited by space.
By CE Pro Editors · June 11, 2018 • More of the CE Pro 100 smart-home installation firms offer Sonos soundbars and subwoofers than any other audio brand, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis ... but be careful drawing conclusions.
By Andrew Nichols · June 8, 2018 • Sonos finally does HDMI with new Beam Soundbar, embracing ARC audio and CEC control, as well as virtually everything else (except Dolby Atmos) that's hip in A/V -- Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Airplay 2, Fire TV, room EQ and more.
By Robert Archer · May 15, 2018 • James Loudspeaker works with Orlando integration company A/V Creative Concepts for challenging installation that required unique custom speaker in a giant shallow-depth stone wall.
By Joe Palenchar · April 26, 2018 • All the big 2018 news from TCL's New York reveal: 5/6 Series 4K TVs with Roku, Dolby Vision, HD, low prices from $349; plans for Onkyo brand acquired from Gibson; and major investments in artificial intelligence (AI) for audio, video and control.
By Robert Archer · March 20, 2018 • The Leon Horizon Interactive Fit soundbar incorporates AV storage space that is concealed by a custom grill that matches the width of the TV screen it sits next to as part of an AV installation.