By Robert Archer · March 6, 2018 • Professional music teacher, songwriter and producer Rick Beato says regardless of the file format, most people can't tell the difference between file types, and the best professionals rely upon their training and experience as they advance in age when they are mixing audio.
By Robert Archer · February 22, 2018 • The newly announced Yamaha R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver balances the desires of homeowners that want to combine legacy technologies, including CD players and turntables, and today's whole-house, digital audio functionality.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 24, 2017 • Elan automation, Hikvision security cameras, Doorbird video doorbell and Mighty Mule motorized gates welcome visitors and protect this Home of the Year award-winning smart home.
By Robert Archer · May 31, 2017 • Sony increases its lead over Integra from the previous year, and the order of the top three companies (Sony, Integra, Marantz) remains the same as past years. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2017 • At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.
By Robert Archer · April 19, 2017 • Yamaha's latest subwoofers, the NS-SW050 and NS-SW100, are powered by 50-watt amplifiers and incorporate the company's Twisted Flare Port technology
By Jordan O'Brien · April 12, 2017 • Yamaha's WXAD-10 offers wireless music playback with Bluetooth and Airplay, but how does it measure up against Google's Chromecast Audio for a multiroom audio solution?
By Robert Archer · February 20, 2017 • The YAS-706 Soundbar from Yamaha includes a wireless subwoofer and the ability to integrate into a wireless MusicCast whole-house audio network.
By Robert Archer · December 13, 2016 • Nick Tamburri of AHA Home Automation, Paul Diggin of Advanced Communication Technologies, and John Rein, principal of Audio Video Therapy, tell CE Pro why these are their favorite products of the year.
By Robert Archer · October 11, 2016 • Thinking about giving in and going the soundbar route? Check out this roundup from 25 well-respected audio manufacturers.
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.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016 • Home of the Year Gold Winner for Outdoor Space. Impressive combination of Niles Audio speakers, Elan g! app control, Optoma projection and a Vutec motorized projection screen set the stage of big-time backyard entertainment.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016 • Home of the Year Gold Winner for Multipurpose Room. This room design protects Epson, Screen Innovations, Paradigm and Savant gear from rough-housing kids while transforming the room from a casual entertainment area to a high-caliber home theater.
By Robert Archer · July 18, 2016 • The new Yamaha BD-S861 and AVENTAGE BD-A1060 feature the company's 4K Ultra HD upscaling technologies to provide 4K content to today's 4K TVs.
By Robert Archer · June 6, 2016 • Over half of CE Pro 100 dealers use Sony a/v receivers, followed closely behind by Integra as well as Marantz, Yamaha and Denon. Check out the complete list in our 2016 Brand Analysis.