Bose to Shutter 119 Bose Stores in N. America, Europe, Japan & Australia

A Bose mall location [Photo: Julia Banks, Boston Business Journal] Bose Corp. announced earlier today that it will close a total of 119 Bose retail stores as a response to changing retail purchasing trends. The locations to be closed represents … Continue reading

CES 2020 – Just What Exactly is CES Anymore?

Buyer/seller negotiations on the CES floor are getting pretty tough! Image is from the WWE, a new exhibitor at CES this year For many, many years the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – an exposition hosted by the Consumer Technology Association … Continue reading

In a Surprise Reveal, Netflix Shows Investors Its Huge Advantage Over New Streaming Competitors

You knew they were big, but you didn’t know just how big streaming innovator (and leader) Netflix really was…until now. In a bid to prove to investors they have what it takes to stave off a whole new class of … Continue reading

More Leadership Turmoil Hits Emerald Expositions

CEO to Exit by Year End; COO Steps into Interim Role While Search Begins Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (Emerald) (NYSE:EEX), parent company to the CEDIA Expo show and industry trade magazines CE Pro & Commercial Integrator, announced this week that … Continue reading

Classé to Launch New Delta Series Line in Triumphant Return to the Market

BREAKING NEWS New Delta Series Preamplifier/DAC [Click to enlarge] With almost two years away from the market after their acquisition by Sound United in January 2018, Classé says it will return to the audiophile electronics market in January 2020 with … Continue reading

CEDIA19: Origin Acoustics in Big Entry into Commercial Market

Origin’s Aaron Cattoir showing me a new and very big in-room subwoofer [Click to enlarge] Always an entertaining stop at CEDIA, Origin Acoustics didn’t disappoint again this year with a significant number of new models, some other updated models, and … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: AudioControl Flexes Its Muscles – Many New Models, All with a Dramatic New Design

AudioControl’s 2019 CEDIA Expo booth [Click to enlarge] AudioControl flexed its muscles this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo – launching the greatest number of new products ever in the company’s history. But not only that, the company surprised us … Continue reading

What Was the Big Story from the 2019 CEDIA Expo?

That’s a Good Question **STORY UPDATED** A funny thing happened this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo…everyone I ran into kept asking me the same thing – what is the big story from the show? What’s funny is that I … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Soundbars Here…Soundbars There…Soundbars Everywhere

The assimilation of the custom integration industry by the once-reviled, now embraced soundbar is almost complete. And on the advent of another CEDIA Expo, yet another round of announcements of new soundbar products came rolling out. While this fact is … Continue reading