SpeakerCraft’s Remarkable AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 Speakers Now Ready

We first reported on the new SpeakerCraft Dolby Atmos enabled AIM speakers at the 2015 CEDIA show (then called the Expo). A clever way to extend their line and tap into the enthusiasm many have to advanced surround sound systems … Continue reading

Bluesound’s Gender Bending Soundbar

Pulse – A High-Performance Soundbar Historically, the consumer electronics industry is broken down into basically two types (genders) of products. A product is either designed for the masses with affordability and popular technologies – think wireless Bluetooth streaming speakers for … Continue reading

New Size & Scope Survey Results Released at CEDIA 2016

As is their normal practice, CEDIA released selected results from their 2016 Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market survey in their booth during CEDIA 2016. The presentation this year, like last year, was made by Dave Pedigo. … Continue reading

Savant CEO Changes in Unexpected – and Unexplained – Shakeup

Late yesterday afternoon, a strange press release came our way. This release was strange for a couple of reasons – first, for what it was announcing – Savant’s founder Robert Madonna was returning to the CEO role, replacing “outgoing” CEO … Continue reading

CEDIA Attendance Flat Again – CEO Says It’s Good News

This week, CEDIA released their attendance figures for CEDIA 2016 (formerly the CEDIA Expo) which closed last week in Dallas. The total number of attendees was said to be 18,750 or flat with the 18,700 that attended last year. See … Continue reading

Crestron Pursues Deeper & More Innovative Integrations with Partners

Crestron Embraces Sonos, Amazon, & Others At CEDIA 2016, one of the top themes we identified was companies seeking more and better integrations with other companies’ technologies. In most cases, this expressed itself with companies seeking to have their product … Continue reading

Russound Formally Launches 70V Line at CEDIA 2016

To Help Integrators ‘Expand Your Marketplace’ Although previewed to the media last month, dealers and the media finally had the opportunity to physically see and touch the all-new Russound 70-volt light commercial line in the flesh at last week’s CEDIA … Continue reading

7 Top Trends at CEDIA 2016

With CEDIA 2016 now over, those of us in the media are left to try and uncover the underlying themes in order to help our readers wrap their heads around just what this particular CEDIA (formerly referred to as the … Continue reading

B&K is Back…Well, Sort Of

One-time darling of many independent audio dealers and integrators, B&K Components, Ltd. had disappeared from view back in 2010. In fact, Strata-gee (then the Alert) broke the news about its impending demise just after the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta in October … Continue reading