Wireless Audio

Sonos Drops Reps, Promises ‘Tangible Enhancements’ to Dealer Programs

By Julie Jacobson · May 1, 2017 • Sonos is eliminating independent reps for the CEDIA channel, but will offer new benefits like free shipping to dealer-direct customers.

Sonos PLAYBASE Soundbar Delivers Discreet TV Base with Big Sound

By Robert Archer · March 7, 2017 • Sonos' PLAYBASE soundbar stands just over two inches in height and incorporates 10 drivers for use in home theaters alongside wireless music systems.

Lenbrook Expands BluOS Functionality to NAD

By Advertorial · February 13, 2017 • With the addition of BluOS to the NAD product line, dealers can now utilize NAD products as part of their home theater, stereo and wireless whole-house audio installations. BluOS supports streaming audio, networked audio, and high-resolution audio content that includes the state-of-the-art MQA format to deliver a wealth of audio options to homeowners.

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

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)

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

By Jason Knott · January 12, 2017 • 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.

Sonos CEO John McFarlane Steps Down; Spence Named New CEO

By Jason Knott · January 12, 2017 • 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.

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

By Robert Archer · January 4, 2017 • THIEL Audio bursts into the wireless audio market at CES 2017 with its AURORA LifeStream Home and battery-powered AURORA LifeStream Tour. Both are compatible with Amazon Alexa.

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

By Robert Archer · November 29, 2016 • Uniti by Naim simplifies hi-fi audio with three all-in-one wireless music streaming platforms that can work together or independently.

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

By Julie Jacobson · October 10, 2016 • 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).

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

By Jason Knott · September 27, 2016 • 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.

CEDIA 2016: What DIY Vendors Want from the Pros

By Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2016 • 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 / CE Pro)

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

By Robert Archer · September 12, 2016 • 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.

Yamaha Unveils Wireless Multiroom Audio ... Piano?

By Jason Knott · September 2, 2016 • Yamaha links its Disklavier Enspire piano to its wireless MusicCast multiroom audio system to enable live piano music to be distributed throughout the home.

Hands On: Bluesound Gen 2 Wireless Audio System Takes Major Leap Forward

By Robert Archer · August 5, 2016 • The Bluesound wireless home audio system is built around an improved user interface via a downloadable app. Check out CE Pro's review of the Bluesound Gen 2 system.

Distinct Distributors Announces Trio of MainStream Wireless Audio Products

By Robert Archer · June 14, 2016 • The products will be available to U.S. and Canadian dealers, and the company says that it plans on building upon its initial product launch of three products.

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