Retailers Tell How, and Why Headphones Make Headway

Retailers Tell How, and Why Headphones Make Headway

The pandemic, due to consumers’ stay-at-home behavior, fostered the demand for headphones to perform better and be more comfortable, resulting in soaring sales.
Netflix

Netflix’s New Round of Layoffs — Is the Streamer’s Model Becoming...

Netflix has let go 300 employees, bringing its layoff count for the year to 450. This is the latest in a series of setbacks for the popular streaming platform.
Audio Quality as It Is Intended to Be Heard

Audio Quality as It Is Intended to Be Heard

The Platin Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim LINK Immersive Wireless Home Theater System produces audio quality as it is intended to be heard.
New Audio Opportunities Abound for Retailers to Prosper

New Audio Opportunities Abound for Retailers to Prosper

Manufacturers take advantage of increased connectivity by merging the home environment with the mobile one to deliver unparalleled audio experiences for cars.
Skullcandy Announces New Mod True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Announces New Mod True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy has announced a new pair of true wireless headphones that are packed with premium features.
tv shootout

Announcing the 2022 TV Shootout Events 

Value Electronics is hosting its annual 4K TV Shootout Evaluation event at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 30, 2022 and the 8K TV Shootout Evaluation Event at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at The Company Building, 335 Madison Ave., NYC.
The Sporty Way to Listen: LIVALL's New Open-Ear Headphones

The Sporty Way to Listen: LIVALL’s New Open-Ear Headphones

LIVALL announced the LTS21: innovative 2-in-1 detachable open-ear headphones that enable cyclists to listen to music while biking with premium sound quality.

Employees at Activision Blizzard Vote to Unionize

It's not all fun and games behind the scenes of some of our favorite video games. Employees at Activision Blizzard, which is the major...
Knowles Earphone Design Formula

Knowles’ New Formula for Best Earphone Listening Experience

New Preferred Listening Response Curve from Knowles defines the next standard in high-resolution earphone design to improves users listening experiences.
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Watched Out: The Future Of Streaming

Netflix recently announced that it lost subscribers in the first quarter and expects to lose more, leading to some doubts about the viability of Hollywood's multi-billion-dollar bet on streaming content.

Cleer Audio Debuts Its First Open-Ear Wireless Earbuds

ARC’s dynamic sound quality is fueled by its custom tuned 16.2 mm graphene neodymium drivers that beam toward your ears, and Bluetooth 5.0 with SBC and the latest AptX® Codecs for secure connectivity. 
WH-1000XM5

Sony Unveils Noise-Canceling Headphones

Sony Electronics Inc. has introduced the newest edition of its 1000X series – the WH-1000XM5 wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Following its predecessor, the WH-1000XM4...
Vestel “Unlocks Hybrid Working Potential” with Its New VHuddle Pro

Vestel “Unlocks Hybrid Working Potential” with Its New VHuddle Pro

VHuddle Pro promises a more intuitive hybrid workplace experience and features touch interactivity support that shares information at the speed of ideas.
Sony launches “unmatched” 4K home cinema projectors

Sony Launches “Unmatched” 4K Home Cinema Projectors

The models in the range include the VPL-XW7000ES, the VPL-XW6000ES and the VPL-XW5000ES.
Audio-Technica Launches Black Edition of AT-LPW30BK Turntable

Audio-Technica Launches Black Edition of AT-LPW30BK Turntable

Japanese audio brand Audio-Technica has launched its first turntable of 2022 – a black edition of the AT-LPW30 manual belt-drive turntable, the AT-LPW30BK.
Is That TV NFT Ready? Blacdove Installation in Private Residencer

Is That TV NFT-Ready?

What CE dealers need to know about the crypto art boom.
Bauhütte BGB-100FA electric gaming bed

Bauhütte Releases Motorized Gaming Bed

The BGB-100FA electric gaming bed lets users adjust the position of its back, leg-rest, and foot-rest with a built-in remote control. 

Sony Soundbars Get Spatial Audio Update

The over-the-air update brings the Japanese manufacturer's 360 Reality Audio to existing home theater speakers.
Epson LS11000W Pro Cinema Projector

Epson Launches New Pro Cinema Laser Projectors

The LS11000 4K Pro-UHD HDR model is less expensive than the recently released Pro Cinema LS 12000, while using the same flagship technology.
Limited-Edition Technics SL-1200 Turntable

Technics Releases 50th-Anniversary Limited-Edition SL-1200 Turntable

The new special edition direct drive SL-1200 turntable will be available in seven colors to reflect the street culture that gave birth to DJs, the company said.
LG OLED Objet Collection gets iF Gold Award 2022

LG Takes iF Gold Award for OLED Objet Collection

LG was awarded with an impressive 20 iF Gold Awards, including 16 for Product Design, three for User Interface, and its model 65Art90 TV.
Alpine F#1 Status System Las Vegas

Alpine F#1 Status System: Sound Unbound

The third-generation system produces studio-quality audio… in your car. We gave it a listen.
CE Accessories such as HDMI cables from Austere

How to Do CE Accessories Stylishly and Sustainably

In the latest episode of our podcast, Dealerscope Editor in Chief Tom Samiljan asks Austere Founder and CEO Deena Ghazarian about making HDMI cables and surge protectors that are both luxe and green.
2022 SXSW Innovation Awards: Strap Tech Team for award given to Ara

The Niftiest CE Winners of the 2022 SXSW Innovation Awards

Several prizes went to CE-related technologies at the annual technology festival in Austin.
HDMI 2.1a explained

What’s the Difference Between HDMI 2.1 and 2.1a?

Dealerscope Editor-in-Chief Tom Samiljan talks with HDMI LA’s Brad Bramy about existing HDMI specs and what they mean for manufacturers, dealers, and consumers alike.
CanJam NYC 2022 Show Floor

The CanJam NYC 2022 Headphone Show’s Greatest Hits

The (nearly) all-headphones show, made a successful reappearance at New York's Marriott Marquis Times Square in late February, after a two-year coronavirus hiatus.
New WiSA Technologies website

How WiSA Makes the Wireless Home Audio Dream Come True

Dealerscope Editor in Chief Tom Samiljan speaks with WiSA President Tony Ostrom about the new WiSA Technologies brand.
Best Super Bowl TVs

The Best Super Bowl TVs Right Now

We've gone ahead and picked some of the best sets around for watching this annual mega-event. Some of these will be heavily discounted this week and next.
Person using ISOTunes earbuds

Protect Your Ears with ISOtunes LITE

Designed for construction or home improvement scenarios, the ISOtunes LITE earbuds block out harmful noise from power tools while still offering great Bluetooth audio.
Hisense announces new executives

Hisense Adds Four New Members to Executive Team

In order to facilitate expansion into the North American market, Hisense has added four new executives, some from LG and Samsung, with a plethora of industry experience.
TV

New LG TVs Redefine Viewing and User Experience

LG Electronics USA (LG) today unveiled its most advanced and impressive TV lineup yet, headlined by the company's exceptional 2022 OLED TVs. With powerful imaging technologies...
Samsung Keynote CES 2022 Photo by Alice Schmalzl

Samsung CES Keynote Touts Sustainability, Connectivity

Jong-Hee "J.H." Han, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics talked about new products, but mostly addressed the company's sustainability efforts, new partnerships, and other more big-picture considerations.
https://dealerscope.com/2021/12/samsung-home-applJames Fishler Samsung Senior VP of Consumer Electronics

Inside CES 2022 With Samsung Senior VP of CE James Fishler

James Fishler, Senior Vice President of Consumer Electronics gives insight on what Samsung products he's excited for at CES this year and gives details on what new features 2022 Samsung TVs will have.
Samsung Freestyle Projector

Nifty Samsung Freestyle Portable Projector Handles All the Angles

The sleek new device auto-calibrates in one second and has voice control, smart TV capabilities, built-in music streaming. It's also a light.
The TCL 2022 TV lineup

At CES 2022: TCL’s Ultra-Large, Feature-Loaded TV Lineup

The TV manufacturer has made gaming and streaming capabilities its top priority with the release of its new 2022 lineup.
Hisense L5G 4K Smart TV 120-inch

Hisense Announces Laser Cinema Projector and TV, Plus New ULED Lines

Besides the 120-inch LG5 4K Smart Laser TV, the company unviled the PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema and new ULED models.
Sony Bravia XR TV lineup CES 2022

At CES 2022, Sony Unveils New BRAVIA XR TVs

At CES, Sony Intros 8K & 4K Mini LED, OLED & 4K LED BRAVIA XR Lineups
LG OLED evo

LG Debuts Latest OLED TVs for 2022

On the eve of CES 2022, the new lineup of OLED and LED TVs from LG Electronics come in new sizes and ship with a plethora of new features and compatibility.
Samsung Multi View Watch Together and Samsung Eco Remote at CES 2022

Samsung Unveils New RF-Harvesting Eco Remote and Feature-Packed TVs

Samsung adds new features to its 2022 TV models and makes more eco-friendly changes to its packaging and remotes.
How to Sell The Ultimate Gaming Set Up

How to Sell the Ultimate Gaming Setup

Customers need more than a new console to upgrade their gaming experience. That’s where factors like display and audio come in to take gaming to the next level.
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Five Things to Know About 8K

Before you or your customers take the plunge into the hot new high resolution, it’s best to understand what currently can and cannot do.
Blackdove digital NFT art on wall TV displays

How Digital NFT Art Transforms the Television Use Case

The rise of digital NFT art is an opportunity to re-imagine screens, not just as a workplace tool or television, but as the medium for a dynamic art installation. For dealers, this application could open a path to sell larger screens to a broader profile of customer.
The Bluetooth Audiophile: Are We There Yet?

The Bluetooth Audiophile: Are We There Yet?

Qualcomm's new aptX Lossless codec provides hi-res wireless sound quality, but the advance in audio needs capable earbuds and headphones to fully realize this promise.
McIntosh MC3500 MK II

McIntosh Reimagines the MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II

The original MC3500 was used to power the sound system for Woodstock '69. The updated version is compatible with a variety of turntables, CD players, and speakers to complete your home audio system. 
Denon Wireless Earbuds

Denon Debuts Its First True Wireless Earbuds

Denon’s releases its first true wireless earbuds: the Denon Noise-Canceling and Denon Wireless Earbuds.
LG and the NCAA College Sports team up

Turner, CBS, LG, and the NCAA Partner to Stream Live College...

LG has announced a three-year partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports to bring exclusive NCAA sports content straight to LG customers
Samsung and Netflix marketing stunt

Samsung and Netflix Tempt Consumers to Steal TVs

As part of a special marketing promotion for the film 'Red Notice,' Samsung and Netflix have placed unguarded 85-inch 8K Samsung Neo QLEDs in public spaces.
WiSA announces WiSA Certifed Program for Retailers

The WiSA Association Announces Certified Retailers Program

The new WiSA Certified Retailers Program gives retailers access to special features on WiSA websites, and pre-release notifications on new WiSA Certified products.
Front of Supervinyl record store in Los Angeles

A Store Visit with Barry Perlman of L.A.’s Supervinyl

The Los Angeles-based Supervinyl boutique  sells a unique mix of records and audio equipment by Rega, McIntosh, Sonos Faber, and Sennheiser. We spoke with owner Barry Perlman, who co-founded Lucky Jeans, on his distinct hybrid retail concept, and how working in fashion influenced the way he sells electronics. 
Sony 3LCD laser projectors VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80

Sony Releases Two 3LCD Laser Projectors With New Features

Project horizontally, vertically, and up to 600 inches with the two new Sony 3LCD laser projectors: the VPL-FHZ85, and VPL-FHZ80.
Girl working out with Dottir In-Ear Headphones

CrossFit Champs Design Dóttir In-Ear Headphones For Athletes

Designed by two CrossFit Champs to withstand intense workouts, the Dóttir Freedom On-Grid In-Ear Headphones look cool, too.

Wemax Releases “World’s Thinnest” ALPD Laser Projector

At only one inch thick, the Wemax Go Pro is the thinnest ALPD FHD laser projector projector on the market. It slips easily into back pockets. It really does.
A meeting taking place in the HP Presence Meeting Space

HP Presence Aims to Make Hybrid Meetings More Effective

The HP Presence is a new suite filled with technology to help current and future hybrid work be more effective.
BlueParrott trucker headsets

BlueParrot Announces New Noise-Canceling Headsets for Truckers

BlueParrott announced the release of its new S650-XT and B650-XT Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) wireless headsets, designed with truckers in mind.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Upgraded For Streaming

in 2006. Last week, the company unveiled new Zeppelin that’s been upgraded for streaming. It features a right and left speaker with a central subunit with 240W of amplification. The instantly recognizable design has minimal material around the edges to prevent any interference and allows the device to fill its rounded shape with sound, which results in impressive results for at-home theaters and professional-grade studios.
Audio 46 headphones assortment

Audio46: a Headphone Emporium in Midtown Manhattan

Audio46's modest storefront belies its impressive national and international reach as a leading retailer focused primarily on headphones and other audio products.
Remote work devices: A person with earphones talking on their computer.

Jabra, JLab, and Raycon Release New Remote Work Devices

Audio tech companies have made adjustments to their products for consumers who work remotely. The latest wave include new audio devices from Jabra, JLab, and Raycon.

Smart and Portable Epson Projector Is Perfect for Hybrid Work

Work is no longer contained in the office. Luckily, the Epson 880X 3LCD 1080p smart portable projector is not only designed for business on the go, but also for home entertainment.
The outside view of Skullcandy headquarters

Skullcandy Doubles Down on Sustainability

Headphone maker Skullcandy Inc. recently unveiled a series of new green initiatives as part of a promise to help keep one million pounds of e-waste from ending up in landfills globally by 2025. Among its tactics to achieve this goal is a pledge to utilize only 100% recyclable packaging materials and FSC-certified paper products by the end of this year.
NFT Artwork: Ali Hadian The Lady and the Bee

Blackdove to Bring NFT Artwork to LG TVs

Blackdove, the digital art gallery, is collaborating with LG to bring NFT artwork straight to LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema displays.
Lowel EGO LED Light

Lowel EGO LED Light Elevates Your Video Calls

The Lowel EGO LED Light not only elevates your videoconferencing and photo shoots, but also fits in nicely with your existing home decor.
KOA Electronics Distribution

KOA Electronics Distribution to Open New San Diego Location

Get to know KOA E.D.I. this Friday, October 1, as it celebrates the opening of its new San Diego location with an event for dealers and industry friends alike.

Hisense Announces 100-Day “No Regrets” Guarantee

TV manufacturer Hisense announced a new initiative that allows customers to purchase any of its ULED or Laser TVs for 100 days, with the option to return for a full refund.
Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV Wins 2021 UST Projector Shootout

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV Wins 2021 UST Projector Shootout

The votes have been tallied, and the Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV has been crowned the 2021 "King of UST Projectors" at the first-ever Shootout event dedicated to ultra-short throw projectors. Read more about the event, which just ended minutes ago, at Dealerscope.
TV Shootout

Sony 4K and LG 8K OLED TVs Win 2021 TV Shootout

The results of the 2021 TV ShootOut are in, with Sony and LG sweeping up the 4K and 8K categories, respectively.
TV Shootout

TV Shootout to Pick Best TV and UST Projector of 2021

Who will be crowned 2021's "Kings" of 4K TVs, 8K TVs, and UST projectors? Find out on the live simulcast of the annual TV and UST Projector Shootouts on September 12th and 13th.

TCL Launches First TV Line with Google TV Built In

TCL released its new 5th- and 6th-series TV lines, the first of the corporation's products to include Google TV with personalized recommendations.
Soundbar System

Five Things to Listen for When Auditioning a Soundbar System

Choosing the right soundbar system is a very personal decision, and it’s important to allow your clients to try before they buy.
Jeff Caton

Jeff Caton, CEO of High-Tech Networks, Passes Away at 62

Jeff Caton, CEO of High-Tech Networks, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Norris, Tennessee on Saturday, July 31st. Jeff was 62 years of age.
DataVision inside view

A Store Visit With DataVision CEO Jimmy Garson

Started as a mail-order catalog business for computers in 1990, DataVision is still going strong more than three decades later. In our latest installment of Retail on the Run, the store's founder shares the secrets of his success.
WiSA SoundSend Certified Program

WiSA Launches WiSA SoundSend Certified Program

WiSA's SoundSend Certified program was developed to ensure seamless connectivity and interoperability with the WiSA SoundSend wireless audio transmitter.
Xfinity Olympic Surfing Coverage

Xfinity to Offer Immersive Platform for 2021 Olympic Games

What's the best way to watch the Tokyo Olympic Games? Xfinity from Comcast just unveiled its robust offers for TVs, mobile, and Internet.
Edifier Neobuds Pro Case

Edifier to Release Affordable Hi-Res Audio-Certified NeoBuds Pro in July

Chinese audio company Edifier announced the NeoBuds Pro, which are among the first true wireless earbuds to receive Hi-Res Audio certification.
New Dynaudio Emit Series Speakers

Dynaudio Unveils More Affordable Emit Series Speakers

Perfect for stereo or surround sound, the new Dynaudio Emit Series speakers offer premium audiophile features, build, and design at a more affordable price.
Naim Audio Turntable

Naim Audio Launches First-Ever Turntable

Naim Audio’s new Solstice Special Edition turntable blends a sleek vintage look with cutting-edge audio performance, and pays homage to Salisbury’s neighboring World Heritage site, Stonehenge.
Astell&Kern Solaris X IEM

Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio Create Limited-Edition IEMs

Astell&Kern and Campfire Audio are teaming up to produce a limited-edition pair of in-ear monitors (IEMs). The Solaris X will be released under the Astell&Kern brand, and will be sold exclusively by Astell&Kern dealers worldwide.
Sennheiser IE900 Earbuds

Sennheiser IE 900 Earbuds Elevate the Portable Audiophile Game

The new Sennheiser IE 900 earbuds may have wires, but that helps them be among the best earbuds we’ve ever tried.
Dr. Andreas Sennheiser (left) and Daniel Sennheiser

Sennheiser Sold to Sonova: What’s Next?

A legendary audio family brand sells its iconic headphone division to a Swiss hearing aid firm.
The Enclave Audio THX® Certified CineHome PRO CineHub Edition

Enclave Audio Partners With ProSource

The new partnership provides supply-side benefits to Enclave Audio, while giving the ProSource group access to easy-to-use cutting-edge technology within the immersive audio industry.
Rega Turntables Rega Planar 10 turntable

My 40-Year Relationship With Rega Turntables

Why the storied British manufacturer's turntables have remained this reviewer's source component for more than four decades.
Victrola

Lessons I learned From Transforming Legacy Audio Company, Victrola

Scott Hagen, the CEO of Victrola, a turntable manufacturer that was founded in 1901, describes the lessons he learned from transforming a legacy company.
Cleer Audio Zentech

Cleer Audio Partners with Zentech for Canadian Distribution

Industry-leading headphone and smart speaker manufacturer, Cleer Audio, is set on worldwide expansion. The company's latest effort in achieving that goal, announced this week, has been its partnership with Canadian distributor, Zentech.
Pioneer Music Company

Pioneer Music Company Announces New Chicago Location

Pioneer Music Company (PMC) today announced the expansion of its distribution facilities in Elk Grove Village, IL. The century-and-a-half-old company serves the distribution needs of various audio, video, surveillance, networking, and remote management products.
House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC

House of Marley Adds to Positive Vibration Series

The House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC over-ear headphones offer even more comfort and battery life than their predecessor.
Rega Planar 1 Turntablew

After 48 Years, Rega Turntables Continue to Captivate

Even after 40 years, British audio manufacturer Rega, which is best known for its hand-assembled Planar turntables, remains popular with vinyl lovers across the globe.
Next Level Acoustics FUSION S3

Next Level Acoustics Drops Low Profile Soundbar

Next Level Acoustics's Fusion S3 soundbar delivers high-quality audio in a design less than 3" high so audiophiles don't have to sacrifice sound for size.
Samsung The Frame Next Level Acoustics

The 2021 Samsung The Frame TV Gets a Soundbar to Match

One of the biggest challenges integrators and consumers have faced when it comes to Samsung's The Frame TV is deciding how to incorporate high-end audio without losing the TV's organic appeal. The solution, then, was to create something designed specifically for this product. And that's exactly what Next Level Acoustics did.
Jabra PanaCast

Jabra’s PanaCast Cameras Help Ease the Return to the Office

More and more businesses are opening back up their offices for employees but they are suddenly finding that their old ways of working just aren't cutting it anymore. Jabra today announced a new camera lineup designed specifically for post-COVID office life that doesn't sacrifice on high-definition video or outstanding audio.
Bowers & Wilkins releases P17 and P15 in-ear wireless headlphones

True Wireless In-Ear Headphones Now Available

Bowers & Wilkins has launched the new PI7 and PI5 in-ear headphones that bring the brand’s True Sound promise of “absolute performance” to the True Wireless In-Ear Headphone category.
House of Marley Get Together Duo

House of Marley Drops Get Together Duo Mindfully-Sourced Speakers

Eco-conscious audio brand, House of Marley, just released a new set of bookshelf speakers made from mindfully-sourced materials ahead of Earth Day 2021. The set offers 20 hours of playtime from the rechargeable right channel speaker and a mains-powered left speaker.
JLab Noritsu

Noritsu Koki Acquires JLab in $370M Deal

Leading personal audio company, JLab, announced that it has been acquired by a new equity owner, Tokyo-based Noritsu Koki, in a deal totaling $370 million. The transaction is on pace to close in the second quarter of 2021.
11 Trading Company Becomes Exclusive US Distributor of Teac and Esoteric Audio Brands

11 Trading Company Becomes Exclusive US Distributor of Teac and Esoteric...

11 Trading Company (11 TC), a subsidiary of Premium Audio Company, has just announced that it will become the exclusive distribution partner of the Teac and Esoteric brands in the United States beginning April 15, 2021.
Optoma Vizetto Partnership

Optoma Partners with Vizetto to Improve Remote Meetings

Vizetto, Inc's Reactiv SUITE solutions are coming to Optoma's Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) as the result of a new partnership between Optoma and Vizetto.
JL Audio Clarion Marine

JL Audio Expands its Clarion Brand Globally

JL Audio, Inc. has expanded its exclusive license of the Clarion brand for marine products. The expansion eliminates regional restrictions, and expands marketing, sales and support to encompass powersports and recreational vehicles (RVs).
Pangea Audio Record Doctor VI

Pangea Audio Celebrates 20 Years with Limited Edition Record Doctor VI

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Record Doctor, Pangea Audio has released a limited edition Record Doctor VI in a high gloss white finish. The audio accessories developer and manufacturer says the refreshed Record Doctor VI will be available beginning in April for $299.95.
Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation

Naim Audio Releases Mu-so 2nd Generation in New Wood Finish

UK-based audio brand known for combining luxury and performance, Naim Audio, has just released a new Wood Edition of its award-winning Mu-so 2nd Generation wireless speaker system.
Kanto Speaker Stands

Kanto Stands Take its Speaker Sound to the Next Level

Kanto's selection of floor and desktop stands make a powerful addition to a set of speakers by elevating their look and sound.
Optoma has released new 4K UHD home entertainment and gaming projectors—UHD35 and UHD38

New Gaming & Home Entertainment Projectors Unveiled from Optoma

Optoma, manufacturer of 4K UHD projection technology, has introduced new 4K UHD home entertainment and gaming projectors—the UHD35 and the UHD38, which feature the latest TI DLP technology and enhanced response times. The new models have been certified through the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Focal Clear Mg

Focal’s Clear Mg Headphones are the Epitome of Audio Luxury

French audio brand, Focal, is back with a brand-new pair of open-back headphones built with the same level of sophistication as its earlier models but with even sharper sound. The Clear Mg headphones represent that latest in the Focal lineup, coming to us after four years in the making.
Lou Ottens with cassette player

Cassette Tape Inventor Helped Usher in Portable Music Era

When the late Lou Ottens invented the cassette tape in the early 1960s, he planted the first seed in the portable music era.
Platin Milan 5.1 with WiSA SoundSend

Platin Audio Introduces Milan 5.1 Surround System

Following a successful launch of its Monaco 5.1 system, Platin Audio just debuted its latest home cinema offering: the Platin Milan 5.1 Smart Surround Sound System.
Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon’s Z9 Mirrorless Camera Is in the Works

On Tuesday, Nikon announced that they've been working on the first flagship Z series mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z9, that will be dropping later this year. Details are sparse at the moment but there is reason to be excited nonetheless.
Sonos Roam Speaker

Sonos Debuts Roam, its Smallest, Most Versatile Speaker Yet

During a press event yesterday, Sonos introduced us to its latest (and smallest) smart speaker we've seen yet. The Sonos Roam was designed to ease the transition from listening at home to on-the-go both in terms of the speaker's size and pairing abilities.
Cambridge Audio

Don’t Rule Out the Shiny Disc

Cambridge says it remains committed, more than ever, to provide high-performance audio that is entirely approachable and reasonably priced. The company has taken a simple, elegant approach to aesthetics and user interfaces, resulting in products that their users love to engage with.

Metra Home Theater Rebrands as MetraAV

Metra Home Theater Group announced a brand revamp this week that includes a change to their name and slogan. They have gone from Metra Home Theater Group: The Installer's Brand to MetraAV: The Integrator's Brand
HIFIMAN HE400se

HIFIMAN’s New Planar Magnetic Headphones Set to Ship

High fidelity personal audio company, HIFIMAN, is set to ship what they're calling a "powerful" new planar magnetic headphone at an aggressive price point of $149.
Enclave Audio 8” CineHome II Add-on Subwoofer (EA-200-SUB-US)

Enclave Audio’s Add-on Wireless CineHome Subwoofers Pump Up the Bass

Enclave Audio just released two add-on wireless subwoofers for CineHome audio systems, which can now be configured with up to four subwoofers for 5.4 surround sound.
Samsung Outdoor Smart TVs

Samsung Adds TikTok, iOS, and New Sizes to Its Outdoor and...

Increased ways to seamlessly switch between big screen TVs and handheld smartphones, along with smart TV versions of social video apps such as TikTok, were among the slew of new capabilities that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced at its 2021 Unbox & Discover event.
Alpine iLX-F409 _F-150_Maestro

Alpine Halo9 Multimedia Receiver Ships

The latest model in the Alpine Halo Display lineup has a 9-inch customizable touchscreen display.
sony digital signage transfer system

Sony Digital Signal Transfer Tech Marks 30-Year Anniversary

How Sony, through a unique collaboration between its U.S. marketing and Tokyo product teams, made a bold bet three decades ago on a revolutionary new concept for transporting video and audio throughout the home called Sony Digital Signal Transfer – the first whole house digital audio and video distribution system, altering the A/V experience for consumers from that moment on.
PerListen Audio debuted THX Certified Dominus technology at CES 2021 with its the flagship tower speaker, the S7t.

PerListen Audio Develops THX Certified Dominus Speakers

PerListen Audio, a new audio company, has announced its intention to develop and bring to market a full line of THX® Certified Dominus loudspeakers, bridging the gap between large home theater speakers and those used in movie theaters worldwide.
The FW-100BZ40J creates pictures that combine color, contrast, clarity and smooth motion using the new XR Processor. 

Sony Expands BRAVIA 4K HDR Professional Display Lineup

Sony Electronics has introduced two new display choices for professionals – the 100-inch FW-100BZ40J and 32-inch FW-32BZ30J.  These new models are optimized for use in businesses, including corporations, higher-education institutes, hotels and retail establishments, from small spaces to large venues.
Kanto Nationwide Marketing Group

Kanto Partners with Nationwide Marketing Group

Nationwide Marketing Group has teamed up with Kanto Living to bring the company’s high-end audio solutions into its product mix.
Klipsch-Forte-IV-Lifestyle-Image CROPPED

Klipsch Unveils the New Forte IV Loudspeaker

The speaker is the newest iteration of a model it says is one of the best-selling speakers in Klipsch's 75-year history.
Focal Celestee Headphones

Focal Launches Celestee Headphones

Focal's new luxury closed-back headphones feature a navy blue color.
CyberSmart joins Catalyst AV Distribution Network

CyberSmart Joins Catalyst AV Distribution Network

CyberSmart joins the Catalyst AV distribution network.
Comply earfoam tips in action Featured Image

Comply’s Fitting Answer to Loose Earbuds

Comply says that their noise-isolating memory foam tip products help earbuds stay in no matter what.
Austere_HDMI_VSeries_6_FEATURED IMAGE

Two-year-old Austere Offers Ecosystem for At-Home Lifestyles

Austere products are designed to improve content streaming and power management, ease connection with off-site work colleagues, and enable learning at home while keeping the home ecosystem clean and safe.
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KONKA Brand Building Moves Forward with KONKASmart Lineup

The KONKASmart lineup represents the TV brand's launch into the Smart Home category.
Focal 1000 Series CI products

Focal Presents its 1000 Series of Discreet Speakers and Subwoofers

French audio master, Focal, has presented the 1000 Series, a collection of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofers.
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Epson Intros Trio of Business Projectors

Epson's new projectors are suitable for rooms ranging from hybrid workplaces to remote offices to entertainment spaces.
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TCL at CES 2021 Goes All In with Super-Sized TVs

TCL is training its focus on the ultra-large TV screen – not a coincidence, since that is where the focus of COVID-19-homebound consumers is also fixed as we move into 2021.
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CES 2021: Sony Highlights ‘Creative Entertainment Company’ Credentials

Sony showcased products and services that mark its evolution as a “creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology.”
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LG at CES 2021: OLED evo TV Among Intros

LG focused its 2021 tech innovations in the contexts of safety, convenience and an improved entertainment experience.
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Samsung’s CES 2021 Highlights Aim at ‘A Better Normal’ for Consumers

Flexibility, personalization and connectivity – many of these anchored in Artificial Intelligence – characterized Samsung's CES intros.

SKYWORTH’s New TVs Feature Dolby, Google OS at CES 2021

SKYWORTH unveiled its latest product line of TVs that incorporate a blend of sleek design updates plus the latest in streaming/connected home functionality.
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Hisense at CES 2021 Touts U.S. TriChroma Laser TV Innovations

Hisense kicked off Media Day at the All-Digital CES 2021 with its announcement of more improvements and an even deeper commitment to its laser TV technology.
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Sony BRAVIA XR Cognitive Intelligence TVs Announced

Sony has announced the BRAVIA XR collection – what is it is terming as the world’s first cognitive intelligence televisions designed to replicate the way humans see and hear.
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Sony Unveils ‘Crystal LED’ Modular Displays

Sony is bringing out the modular microLED Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A-C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness.
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ClearOne Partners with ADI Global for US Sales Distribution

With the help of ADI Global, ClearOne will be able to make its entire line of award-winning professional audio, video, collaboration and AV Networking solutions more widely available.
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Klipsch Honored with NPD Group CE Industry Award

Klipsch has been recognized in The NPD Group’s fifth annual Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards as having achieved the top increase in U.S. online market share in the in the Home Speakers category.
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NPD Announces Fifth Annual Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards

Marking the start of a fresh, new year, the NPD Group’s technology division announced the winners of its fifth annual Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards.
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REMO+ DoorCam2 Joins Growing List of DIY Home Security Products

The REMO+ DoorCam2 offers affordable home security system but comes with a few flaws.
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8K Association Strengthens Performance Specs for Certified Mark Program

The 8K Association published updated performance specs for the 8K Association Certified mark program with broader requirements.
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U.S. TV Installed Base: Larger Screens, Newer Models

Over the last several years American TV screens have been inching up in size. Overall, installed TVs in the U.S. are larger – 15% are 60 inches or larger, up from 11% a year ago – and newer – the average age is 4.9 years, down from 5.4 years last year.
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Smart Display Industry is Expected to Reach $6.1B by 2025

The global smart display market size was valued at $1.1 billion in 2020 by the latest ResearchandMarkets report and is projected to reach USD 6.1 billion by 2025. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 41.0% during the forecast period.
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LG to Unveil Company’s First QNED Mini LED TV at CES

LG Electronics will introduce its first-ever QNED Mini LED TVs at the all virtual CES 2021 as its top-of-the-line product offering among its 2021 premium LCD TV lineup.
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Atlantic Technology Intros New Tower Speaker

Atlantic Technology’s all-new 2-way tower speaker is designed with the company’s celebrated H-PAS™ technology delivering bass response comparable to towers twice the size using woofers three times larger.
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KONKA To Enter Smart Home Market with KONKASmart Line

KONKA's KONKASmart lineup will consist of video doorbells, smart cameras, smart plugs, switches and lighting.
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Petra Partners with General Sound, Adds Dolphin Audio and AUDIOBOX Brands

Petra Industries, the consumer technology and wholesale electronics distributor, has announced the addition of two brands of quality audio products from General Sound Corporation—Dolphin Audio and AUDIOBOX.
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Definitive Technology Intros Studio 3D Mini Ultra-Compact Sound Bar System

The Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System provides a high-performance experience from an ultra-compact platform.
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Alpine Ships Halo11 11” Multimedia Receiver

Alpine has begun shipping an aftermarket multimedia receiver with what it says is the largest aftermarket display on the market.
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NPD: Average Viewers Bundle Seven Streaming Services

This year saw an accelerated transition of viewing from traditional channels to free and subscription streaming video services, as consumers had more options to choose from and more time at home due to COVID restrictions.
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Petra/Litra Partner to Distribute Video Conferencing Solutions

Petra Industries, the consumer technology and wholesale electronics distributor, has announced their partnership with Litra, designer and manufacturer of professional grade video and camera lights.
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Enclave Announces CineSync Program for Effortless On-Screen System Setup and Calibration

Enclave’s CineSync program offers consumers an enhanced, direct, and convenient method to install, calibrate, and control Enclave CineHub-based systems directly from their TV screen.
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Binary Announces New BX Line of 8K HDMI Cables

SnapAV’s leading brand of CI cables reasserts industry dominance with cables that deliver maximum performance, value and longevity.

New Age to Distribute Anker Innovations Lines

New Age has signed an agreement making Anker’s smart charging, Soundcore audio, and Eufy product lines available to the retail channel through New Age.
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SnapAV Strengthens Local Market Support Opening Three New Pro Stores

SnapAV Pro Stores delivered high double-digit sales growth over 2019 figures, despite the pandemic and now they are adding three new stores.
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MantelMount Launches TV Ad Campaign

MantelMount, a television mounting (such as over a fireplace) manufacturer, has created its first television advertising campaign to promote awareness of the MantelMount Brand and its patented solutions for problems inherent in mounting a TV high on the wall.
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ISOtunes Expands Roster of Headphones with Two New Designs

ISOtunes, a manufacturer of Bluetooth hearing protection headphones, has announced the launch of two new products: ISOtunes XTRA 2.0 and ISOtunes LINK. While LINK is the first Bluetooth earmuff headphone for the company, XTRA 2.0 features a redesign of ISOtunes’ best-selling neckband-style line.
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New LC Fiber Patch Cables Now Shipping from Metra

The Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) is now shipping a multi-length line of new LC fiber patch cables.
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ROLI Releases LUMI Keys Studio Edition

ROLI has released the compact-sized LUMI Keys Studio Edition, an MPE (Music Production and Engineering)-enabled controller for music producers and performers.
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SnapAV Appoints David King as Security Business Development Manager

SnapAV, manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, surveillance, control, networking and remote management products, announced the appointment of David King to Security Business Development Manager for the Western U.S.
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iRoom iO Fields Multiple Apple iPad Air Docking Options

iRoom iO is offering five docking station options for the New Apple iPad Air 4 (2020).
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illuminAid Adds CE Industry Vets Bob Scaglione and Maria Repole to...

Revolutionary international humanitarian organization illuminAid builds powerhouse team to reduce global poverty through video education.
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SnapAV-Atlona Partnership Enriches AV Market with New Offerings

Atlona’s Velocity AV Control System and Omega Series add to SnapAV’s ecosystem of products, improving accessibility and customizability for SnapAV dealers.
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Sound United Announces First IMAX Enhanced Certified Home Theater Speakers

IMAX Enhanced combines the highest-end entertainment products with IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer premium quality immersive experiences at home.
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Focal Unwraps its Aria K2 936

Focal says it has completed its Aria line of premiums hi-fi speakers with the unveiling of the Aria K2 936 – a new edition of the Aria 936 model that features the company’s natural flax K2 cone and Ash Grey finish.
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Alcons Continues Expanding CRMS Series By Slimming Down

The CRMS-SRIW/120 is developed as an ultra-compact reference main / screen system - or compact surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications. It can also be used as full-range sound system in any installed audio application, where a very high quality sound reproduction with inconspicuous in-wall or on-wall mounting is required.
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Vivid-Pix Helps Create Holiday Time Capsules

Vivid-Pix, a provider of AI-powered image restoration software, understands that Thanksgiving and the holidays are not going to be the same this year, with families and friends unable to get together or share holiday traditions physically due to CDC social distancing guidelines and travel quarantine restrictions. Vivid-Pix has an answer to help stay connected.
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Boss Audio Intros 10 Elite Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Units

Boss Audio Systems has introduced 10 Apple CarPlay and Android Auto units to its Boss Elite lineup, in time for the holiday sales season.
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Ausounds Arrives at Best Buy

Ausounds today announced a new retail partnership with Best Buy, just a little over a year after the brand's August 2019 inception.

WiSA’s First-Ever Branded Product: SoundSend

WiSA’s SoundSend, to hit the market this month, allows for instant transmission of smart TV content to WiSA Certified speakers for a true cinema sound experience at home without speaker wires.
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JVC Adds Two XX Series True Wireless Headphones

JVC’s two new XX Series true wireless headphones just being introduced feature deep bass and rugged design.

Enclave Audio Delivers Roku TV Ready Surround Sound System

Enclave Audio’s CineHome II & THX Certified CineHome PRO home theater solutions have been certified to work seamlessly with Roku TV models; wireless surround sound has never been easier.
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Panasonic Releases S-S85 F1.8 Large-Aperture Fixed Focal Length Lens

Panasonic has introduced a large-aperture medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens, the LUMIX S 85mm F1.8 (S-S85), for the LUMIX S Series.
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Metra Ships Helios HDMI 2.0 Audio Extractor

The Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) division of Metra Electronics has added a new Helios HDMI 2.0 audio extractor to its A/V product line.
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PSB Releases Pair of Compact Powered Speakers

PSB Speakers has announced the immediate availability of two new affordable compact, powered speakers, the Alpha AM3 and Alpha AM5.
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TCL Showcases TV Lineup at PrimeTime that Offers ‘Something for Everyone’

During its virtual showcase at Nationwide PrimeTime, TCL highlighted its comprehensive lineup of TVs that offer “something for everyone.”
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DLP Tech Fuels Anker Mini-Projector

Smart device supplier Anker Innovations' Nebula Capsule Max mini-projector offers a quality viewing experience using DLP technology.

New Printers, New Projector From Epson

The company has revamped their Epson EcoTank portfolio with six new additions to its Supertank line of cartridge-free EcoTank printers.
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Video & Audio Center Showcases LG OLED Tech, Front & Center

Video & Audio Center has instituted a new department in all five of its stores that highlights the LG OLED TV lineup.
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Austere Partners with Distributor O’Rourke

Luxury cable and accessories manufacturer Austere and national wholesale CE distributor O’Rourke Sales Co. announced that they are partnering.
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Jabra Fields 85t True Wireless Earbuds

Jabra detailed at the Pepcom virtual event its Jabra Advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology as embodied in its newest True Wireless earbuds, the Elite Model 85t.
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Denon Sound Bars to Get Roku TV Ready Update

Several Denon sound bars with HEOS Built-in are being made Roku TV Ready, via a firmware update.
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Astell&Kern Fields KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

Astell&Kern’s third KANN Performance line high-res audio player, the KANN ALPHA ($1,099), has become available at retail.
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Pro Audio Technology and Theory Audio Design Add Mark Goldman as...

Goldman has deep roots in the AV industry bringing over 30 years of experience selling high-end audio and also owning premier AV integration company, Sound Components, for over 20 years.
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Insider Talk: Ascentic Details its Touch-Free Point-of-Sale Innovations

Dealerscope’s recent Facebook Live Insider Talk, featuring Ascentic Retail Engineering, focused on the technologies the company is providing that feature touch-free sensors which enable customers to experience products in-store in a safe manner– especially apt in these days of COVID-19.

Nikon Intros Z 7II And Z 6II Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Inc. unveiled the next chapter of the Z series with the arrival of two new full-frame mirrorless cameras that significantly improve upon the...
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PowerHouse Alliance Adds 7 Distribution Warehouse Locations

The PowerHouse Alliance has expanded its distribution locations, with five new locations open now and two more set to open in Q1 2021.

Alcons Extends Studio, Residential Audio Solutions

With the CRMS-SRHV/9040 system, Alcons Audio extends their audio solutions portfolio in the studio, screening-room and residential markets. The CRMS-SRHV is designed as a very compact reference main/screen system - or larger surround system in immersive sound-for-picture applications.

Nikon Intros “Yellow” Home Trial For Nikon Z 5

The new Z 5 is Nikon’s latest full-frame mirrorless camera and it’s already receiving accolades from industry experts and customers alike. Now is your chance, as Nikon is bringing back the Yellow program for a limited time to provide a worry-free way to experience it for 30 days.
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McIntosh Intros MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amp

Mcintosh's new amp offers 350 watts per channel of power, providing what the company says are the warm nuances of a vacuum tube preamp paired with the speed and power of a solid-state amplifier.
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Sound United Acquires Bowers & Wilkins

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins.
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Metra Releases Mazda CX-3 & Toyota Yaris Dash Kit

Aftermarket and 12V installation products specialist Metra Electronics is shipping a new dash kit, the 107-MZ1B, designed for Mazda CX-3 2016-2020 and Toyota Yaris 2019-20 models.
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Petra Partners with NANUK to Distribute Innovative Protective Cases

Petra Industries, the consumer technology and wholesale electronics distributor, has announced a partnership with NANUK, manufacturer of waterproof, protective cases for a variety of photo and video gear, outdoor equipment, drones, firearms, and more.
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Bryston Unveils the BR-20 Preamp

ryston is releasing to dealers in Q4 its BR-20 preamplifier ($5,995), which combines in a single chassis a new analog preamplifier with the company’s flagship digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) platform and a streaming music player.

New Video Series “Leon Live” Kicks Off

Leon Live will kick-off on Thursday, October 1st at 7:45 pm EST on Facebook with an exclusive interview and short performance by Nashville musician, Devon Gilfillian, that will then lead into a livestream benefit concert at 8 pm that Devon is hosting called, "There's An Election Going On".
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HIFIMAN to Release TWS800 True Wireless Earbuds

HIFIMAN will in October deliver the TWS800 – its second True Wireless earbuds model that offers sonics and extended Bluetooth reception that the company says meets and exceeds expectation for the $299 price.
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Lenbrook Launches DALI OBERON C Series

Lenbrook has launched the DALI OBERON C Series – an affordable smart speaker system that brings wireless active Hi-Fi within the reach of more consumers.
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Naim Upgrades Popular Control4 Media Driver with Advanced Music-Streaming Functionality

Naim Audio has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media driver, giving CI professionals even more ways to integrate Naim’s award-winning range of music-streaming speakers and systems.

Dirac Introduces Spatial Audio Solution

Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac has announced that its award-winning spatial audio solution is now available for direct integration into the digital signal processors (DSP) of Bluetooth wireless headphones.

WiSA Intros SoundSend Home Cinema Audio Transmitter

SoundSend is WiSA’s first-ever branded product to hit the market, allows for instant transmission of smart TV content to WiSA Certified™ speakers for a true cinema sound experience at home without speaker wires.
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Q&A: Konka, in Partnership-Building Mode

Konka North America’s Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Scott Ramirez, chats with Dealerscope on the progress of the U.S. brand rollout
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Samsung Releases The Premiere UST Projector

Samsung has introduced The Premiere ultra-short-throw (UST) smart projector – the latest addition its Lifestyle product portfolio.
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SAVI Adds Eric Smith to Board of Directors

Commercial AV control and automation solutions company SAVI Controls has added Eric Smith to its board of directors and as a technical advisor.
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LG Unveils Commercial-Use UltraGear Monitors

LG Business Solutions USA has introduced commercial versions of the LG UltraGear series monitors suitable for Esports facilities, schools and teams use, the company says.
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TUMI and mophie Form Global Partnership

Global travel and lifestyle brand, TUMI has partnered with mophie, the No. 1 external battery brand in the U.S. on a new, five-product collection dubbed the TUMI x mophie product collection. These premium products were designed to keep travelers' devices powered throughout their journeys.

Sennheiser Releases Special Anniversary HD 800 S Headphone Edition

Since its formation in 1945, Sennheiser has shaped the future of audio. Its innovative products and audio solutions create outstanding sound experiences for customers the world over.

SKYWORTH Launches Q71, Bringing 8K Content to Wider Audience

SKYWORTH, a leading global television brand, launched SKYWORTH Q71, which is supported by the new coocaa OS 8, at its Autumn Product Launch under the theme of “8K is Here”. At an affordable price point, SKYWORTH Q71 aims to make 8K content available for a wider audience to enjoy.
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Talkin’ Mounts, Compact Speakers with Kanto Living: Dealerscope’s Insider Talk

The Dealerscope Insider Talk series recently welcomed Eric Smith, vice president of sales and marketing, and Brett Smalley, marketing manager, at Kanto Living.
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Optoma Releases CinemaX P2 4K UST Laser Projector

Optoma has launched the all-in-one 4K HD CinemaX P2 ultra-short-throw (UST) laser projector: a next-generation model featuring 3,000 lumens of brightness ($3,299). Using customer feedback...

Bob Stuart Awarded Prince Philip Medal by Royal Academy of Engineering

Prestigious Prince Philip Medal award presented to Founder Bob Stuart of MQA for Career of Innovations.

Amazon Music App Arriving in LG Smart TVs

Starting this month, a firmware update will endow LG Electronics’ OLED, LG NanoCell and smart LCD TVs produced from 2016 through 2020 with an...

Sony Unveils 3 Native 4K Home Cinema Projectors

Sony, in advance of the CEDIA Expo Virtual event next week, has announced three new native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors with...

Qualcomm’s Breakthrough Adaptive Active Noise Canceling Technology

Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has launched Qualcomm® Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) a new technology designed to deliver an...
Released earlier this year, the Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless Headphones, feature QuietMax technology for superior active noise cancelling.

1MORE Unveils QuietMax Tech Suite & Receives THX Certification for True...

1MORE, a globally distributed consumer audio company, has unveiled their QuietMax active noise cancelling technology suite, which is supported on the world’s first THX®...

PSB Launches PWM Series, Wall Mount Speaker Solutions

PSB Speakers has announced the immediate availability of their PWM Series, a new range of high-performance wall mount speaker solutions. Three models comprise the...

JVC Intros Bluetooth Boomblasters at IFA 2020

JVC has introduced two new and powerful JVC Boomblasters with Bluetooth audio streaming, powerful 60 watt amplifier and DAB + radio reception. As more and...

Panasonic Expands OLED TV Line-Up

In the last few weeks the demand for televisions has increased significantly. The television with the highest sales in Germany is a Panasonic OLED...

Bowers & Wilkins Intros 600 Series 25th-Anniversary Edition

Bowers & Wilkins this month launches the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition, the seventh generation of its 600 Series loudspeakers. The new range carries...

Technics Unveils All-in-One OTTAVA SC-C70MK2 Music System

In time for the holiday selling season, Technics is unveiling its Premium Class OTTAVA SC-C70MK2 music system with built-in CD player (pricing to be...

LG Served as Official Tech Provider to Both Political Conventions

LG Electronics USA was selected as the Official Technology Provider for the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and its TVs were also named...

TCL Sponsors Inaugural Golf Event for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

TCL North America has announced that it will strengthen its support of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), an organization that helps underserved families navigate...

ELAC Announces the Uni-Fi 2.0 Line of Home Speakers

ELAC, a provider of high-performance speakers and electronics, has announced the Uni-Fi 2.0 line of home speakers. This new line builds upon the success...

Optoma Intros CinemaX P2 Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector

Optoma, a manufacturer of home theater projectors has launched  its next-generation true 4K UHD cinema experience with the CinemaX P2. Featuring 3,000 lumens of...

LG CineBeam Projector Takes Home Movies to New Heights

The newest LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector (model HU810P) from LG Electronics (LG) is designed to deliver an authentic movie theater experience to...

Marantz Fields Entry-Level Integrated Amp & CD Player

The Marantz brand has announced two new entry-level components: the PM6007 integrated amplifier and CD6007 CD player. The announcement notes that the models are...

LG’s “Come Home Challenge” Redefines Value Of Family And Home

For families with inadequate housing or lacking housing during this pandemic, taking shelter at home can be unsafe or even impossible. That is why...

ZVOX Intros Dialogue-Enhancing Speaker with SuperVoice Technology

Speaker and dialogue-enhancement-product manufacturer ZVOX Audio has introduced a compact, Alexa-ready TV speaker that features the company’s new SuperVoice dialogue-clarifying technology with 12 levels...

Oracle Lighting Launches Jeep Oculus Bi-LED Headlamp System

Automotive LED lighting solutions company Oracle Lighting has announced the launch of new color options for its Oculus Bi-LED headlamp system for Jeep Wrangler...

Scenic Labs Releases MediaLight Mk2 Bias Lighting Range

Video optimization product manufacturer Scenic Labs has announced its latest line of bias lights and color grading suite lighting solutions: the MediaLight Mk2 Series...

KONKA Forms Alliance With Nationwide & O’Rourke

KONKA North America, LLC, a subsidiary of the KONKA Group, a Digital Home Entertainment company, has announced that it has forged a strategic alliance...

Metra Launches New Dash Kit for 2008-2015 Audi TT Models

Aftermarket supplier for the 12V industry Metra Electronics is now shipping a new dashboard kit for 2008-2015 Audi TT models. The 95-9114B kit is...

Hisense Deploys L5 Series Ultra Short Throw Laser Android TV

Hisense’s space-saving L5 Series ultra-short-throw laser Android TV ($3,999) is now available. The TV features a 100-inch ambient-light-rejecting screen, images that exceed the standard 4K...

Catalyst AV Member Mid-State/AM Distributing Takes On MartinLogan Speakers

Catalyst AV distribution network member Mid-State/AM Distributing has partnered with MartinLogan to distribute the loudspeaker brand throughout the Midwest, covering North Dakota, South Dakota,...

WiSA Launches WiSA Wave Marketing Program

WiSA® LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies, has launched its WiSA Wave marketing program. Providing customized campaigns and access to the Association’s robust consumer...

Periodic Audio Adds Josh Martin to Sales Team

Periodic Audio has just announced the addition of Josh Martin to its North American Sales team. Martin will serve as Sonic Dispenser for the...

Oracle Lighting Releases Fiber Optic Dash Kits

Automotive aftermarket LED lighting supplier Oracle Lighting has launched its newest fiber optic dash kits. Available in ColorSHIFT ($39.95) and six single-color ($9.95) options,...
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BOSS Audio Systems Ships Bluetooth Cycle Audio Sound Systems

Car electronics aftermarket manufacturer BOSS Audio Systems has launched its self-powered, weather-resistant IPX5-rated Premium Amplified Bluetooth Cycle Sound Systems. Now shipping, the MC625BA and...

KONKA North American Debut, Three Series of Android TVs

KONKA North America, LLC, a subsidiary of the KONKA Group, a manufacturer in the  Digital Home Entertainment space, made its North American debut with...

Séura Intros New Outdoor TVs

Séura, a manufacturer of outdoor TVs, recently released the Shade Series 2 Outdoor TV, a follow-up to its original Shade Series Outdoor TV. The...

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: for Back to School in the...

Sennheiser is promoting several of its headphone and microphone models this season to tap into "back to school" needs for students facing the new...

Klipsch Group Announces Global Realignment and Brand Expansion

Klipsch, a manufacturer of premium audio products, has announced a strategic restructuring and expansion plan designed to meet and exceed global consumer demand with...

McIntosh Group, Alps Alpine Partner on 12V Luxury Audio

McIntosh Group Inc. and Alps Alpine are teaming up to deliver transcendent audio systems to the automotive industry in select vehicles. The collaboration entails a...

Jerry’s Audio/Video’s Kowitz Passes

Jerry Kowitz, co-founder of Phoenix-based specialty audio retailer Jerry's Audio/Video, died Aug. 2 at the age of 80. Jerry’s Audio Exchange was founded in 1970...

Dirac Live Bass Control Included on Latest AudioControl AVRs, Processors

AudioControl’s newest Concert Series receivers and Maestro Series A/V processors it was announced, now include Swedish digital audio company Dirac’s Live Bass Control, providing...

Wolf Audio Systems Releases Alpha 3 SX Music Server

Wolf Audio Systems has announced the introduction of its high-resolution/streaming audio component, the Alpha 3 SX Pure Digital Edition music server. It features a modified-for-audio...

Pluto TV Launches on LG TVs in U.S.

The Pluto TV free streaming television service has announced a global distribution deal with LG Electronics, bringing its platform with hundreds of premium linear...

Klipsch, Onkyo Corp. to Expand Distribution Alliance to the Americas

Klipsch is expanding its strategic distribution alliance with Onkyo and Pioneer Corp., which is 100-percent-owned subsidiary of Onkyo Corp., by selling and marketing their...

Marantz Intros 8K Ultra HD Slim AV Receiver

Marantz has announced the introduction of its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver (AVR), the low-profile Model NR1711 (August availability; $799). "The NR1711 is...

Cleer Audio, United Soccer League Team Up

The United Soccer League (USL) has made a multi-year agreement with headphone and speaker company Cleer Audio, which becomes its first Official Personal Audio...

LinearFlux Fields HyperSonic True Wireless 3D HyperDefinition In-Ears

LinearFlux, which markets a broad footprint of on-the-go electronics including portable charging power and audio products, is offering the HyperSonic True Wireless In-Ear...

ZVOX Upgrades SB380 Soundbar

ZVOX, the audio and soundbar manufacturer, is in the process of expanding its focus on products to help the hearing-impaired. Meanwhile, its SB380 soundbar...

SKYWORTH’s S81 Pro TV Has Industry-leading Gaming-Level Specifications

SKYWORTH, a global television brand, has launched the S81 Pro, a premium TV with gaming-level specifications at its Summer launch event. At the launch...
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Alpine Ships KTA-200M Mono Power Pack Amplifier

Alpine Electronics has released to the market the KTA-200M Mono Power Pack Amplifier ($249.95). Using Alpine’s compact Power Pack design, the KTA-200M mounts behind...

Zappiti Offers Seamless Integration With Leading Home Control Systems

Zappiti, an award-winning manufacturer of 4K media players, is helping AV integrators worldwide deliver to their customers an enriched, engaging home entertainment experience that...

Petra Expands Relationship with Fellowes

Petra Industries, a consumer technology authority and wholesale electronics distributor, is has announced an expansion of their relationship with Fellowes through the addition of...

Happy Plugs Launches Noise Cancelling, Wireless Headphones

Happy Plugs has announced the addition of the Air 1 ANC to their family of truly wireless headphones at an extremely competitive price point...

Andover Audio Launches Spindeck Plug-&-Play Turntable

Andover Audio has introduced the Spindeck belt-drive turntable ($299), offering LP fanciers plug-and-play setup capability right out of the box. It is being billed...

Nikon Unveils The Z 5, Mirrorless FX-format Camera

Nikon Inc. announced the Z 5, the new full-frame (FX-format) entry-point into its award-winning lineup of Z series mirrorless cameras. The Nikon Z 5...

Pro Audio Technology Intros ALC-3316 Amplified Loudspeaker Controller

Pro Audio Technology (PRO), a supplier of professional audio equipment for the home, announces it is now shipping the ALC-3316 Amplified Loudspeaker Controller worldwide....

1MORE Unwraps ColorBuds True Wireless Headphones

1MORE is launching late this month its ColorBuds True Wireless Headphones ($99.99). The ColorBuds use a full-range balanced armature for superior audio quality, along...

LG Introduces 4K IPS 1ms GTG Gaming Monitor

LG Electronics (LG) is bringing new meaning to immersive gaming with its new UltraGear (model 27GN950), the world’s first 4K IPS 1 millisecond Gray-to-Gray...

Leon Introduces FrameBar, an Ultra-Thin Soundbar

While consumers love how Samsung’s The Frame looks more like an art piece than a TV, integrators have often struggled with how to add...

Audeze Unveils Penrose Wireless Headset

Headphone manufacturer Audeze has launched for September shipment the Penrose wireless headset, which it is aiming at PC gamers. Extending Audeze’s family of gaming headphones...

IK Multimedia Launches AXE I/O SOLO Audio Interface

IK Multimedia's AXE I/O SOLO ($249.99), a compact audio interface, is the latest addition to its range of AXE I/O high-end guitar interfaces with...

Axxess by Metra Intros SWC Retention and Data Interfaces for GM...

Axxess by Metra Electronics is now shipping new integration products for a wide range of GM and BMW vehicles. Adding to the Axxess Total Control...

American Audio & Video Intros Thorens Latest Turntable

THORENS, the world’s oldest consumer electronics company, is excited to announce a new fully automatic turntable TD 103A, the successor of the long-lasting TD...

BOSS Audio Systems Fields Low-Profile Under-Seat Sub

BOSS Audio Systems has brought out its latest new under-seat subwoofer outfitted with a built-in 800-watt (max) amplifier. At $219.99, the weatherproof eight-inch BPS80...

SiriusXM with 360L to Debut in BMW Vehicles

SiriusXM’s SiriusXM with 360L, its newest-generation audio entertainment platform, will be available in most of the luxury brand BMW’s 2021 vehicles starting this summer,...

Leica’s New M10-R Boasts Unique Sensor

Leica Camera has introduced for availability at the end of July a high-resolution version of the company’s legendary rangefinder camera. With its newly developed,...

Origin Acoustics is Now Ambisonic Systems Distributor

Architectural audio speaker company Origin Acoustics has just become the worldwide distributor of all Ambisonic Systems products. This means that Origin Acoustics is now...

Vuzix Looks to its Next-Gen AR Smart Glasses

Smart glasses/AR technology brand Vuzix has announced that it was granted a series of patents and patents pending focused on wearable computer and augmented...
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Giannattasio Named President, Leica Camera N.A. Division

Mike Giannattasio has been appointed as president of Leica Camera’s North American Division, succeeding Roger Horn, who has retired after over 40 years of...
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Nikon Announces 2020 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants

Nikon has announced the recipients of the 2020 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants, as five women and non-binary photographers, were awarded with grants of...

Atlantic Technology Fields Multiple All-Weather Speaker Options

Atlantic Technology continues to roll out a major expansion of custom install products for consumer and commercial applications in 2020 that now includes extensive...

Escort Releases MAX 3 Radar Detector

Just in time for the summer roadtrip season, Escort has announced the MAX 3, a fully connected, modern driver alert system that is...

Apple Music Time-Synced Lyrics Featured on Samsung Smart TVs

Samsung has announced that Apple Music on Samsung Smart TVs will now feature and display millions of real-time synced lyrics that animate along with...

Vanco Ships First Active In-Room Subwoofers from Beale Street Audio

Vanco International LLC announced today this it is now shipping its first-ever, active in-room powered subwoofers from the Beale Street Audio brand. Backed by patented Sonic...

Punchey’s New MultiMedia Messaging Platform Increases Customer Engagement

Punchey, Inc, a cloud-based payment and POS system for consumer facing businesses, has announced the introduction of MultiMedia Messaging on its platform. Punchey will...

Marantz’s 2020 8K-Ready SR-Series AV Receivers Begin Rollout

Marantz has announced the latest additions to its SR-Series AV receivers: the 8K-ready SR5015 ($1,099; September), SR6015 ($1,599; September), SR7015 ($2,299; this month), and...

LG Soundbar Pairs with GX Gallery OLED TVs

A super-slim flush-to-wall design coupled with enhanced audio are part of the newest LG soundbar package rolling out starting this month at $999 that...

Technics’ True Wireless Model Comes to Market

Technics has released to market its EAH-AZ70W noise-cancelling True Wireless headphones ($249). Their design, says the company, is based on Technics’ accumulated knowledge of...

Polk Audio Unveils MagniFi 2 Sound Bar

Polk Audio’s latest addition to its MagniFi series soundbars, the MagniFi 2 ($499), is rolling out this summer (August). It features Polk’s patented SDA...

IK Multimedia adds iRig Keys 2 Mini

IK Multimedia has expanded the iRig Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers with the addition of the compact iRig Keys 2 Mini...

RTI to Offer Three-Part Distributed Audio Webinar Series in July

RTI, a control and automation manufacturer, has announced that the company will be offering a three-part webinar series in July focusing exclusively on distributed...

VIZIO Details its OLED TV, Elevate Sound Bar Fall Intros

VIZIO has announced details of its first-ever 4K OLED TVs, due out in Fall, and has also released information about its Elevate premium immersive...

LG Launches XBOOM Go Speaker Lineup

LG Electronics USA has announced the arrival of the latest addition to its XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speaker lineup with the debut of the...

Audio-Technica Offers eSports, Truly Wireless Listening Options for On-Campus & Remote...

Aware that the back-to-school educational landscape will be very different this fall, Audio-Technica is offering a variety of products to help students hear their...

Enclave Audio Announces Partnership with Audio America

Enclave Audio, manufacturer of immersive wireless audio systems for home entertainment environments, has announced a new partnership with Audio America, a distributor of consumer...