Pro Musician Rick Beato Says Audiophiles May ‘Simply be Guessing’

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.

Yamaha R-N303 Stereo Receiver Brings Modern Technologies to Hi-Fi Category

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.

Totally Hands-Free Smart Home Acts Like a Virtual Butler

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.

CE Pro 100 Names Top A/V Receiver Brands

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.

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

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.

Yamaha Introduces Affordable NS-SW050, NS-SW100 Powered Subwoofers

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

Yamaha WXAD-10 or Google Chromecast Audio: Which Works Better?

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?

Yamaha YAS-706 MusicCast Soundbar Delivers Twice the Fun

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.

Dealers’ Top Picks for Product of the Year Include KEF, Paradigm, URC

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.

25 Soundbars That Will Make You Ditch Your Regular Loudspeakers

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.

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.

Unruly Hillside Turns Backyard Amphitheater with 220-Inch Disappearing Screen

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.

Family-Friendly Media Room Protects High-Tech Gear by Hiding It Out of Sight

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.

Yamaha BD-S681 and AVENTAGE BD-A1060 Blu-Ray Disc Players Upscale to 4K

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.

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: A/V Receivers

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.

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