AudioControl Launches 3 New 70-Volt Commercial Amps with Dante Inside at ISE

AudioControl, a specialty electronics supplier with growing influence in the residential custom integration channel, has recently expanded into the commercial space with their CM Series of products. At ISE last week, the company announced a significant expansion of that lineup … Continue reading

New Sonance Patio Series Brings Pop to the Patio & Volksmusik to the Veranda

You have to look hard, but Sonance’s new Patio Series IS in this photo [Click to enlarge] Sonance launched a unique new small-scale outdoor system at last week’s ISE in Amsterdam that they say is the perfect solution for what … Continue reading

Growth of Smart Speakers & IoT a ‘Frenzy,’ Says New Reports

Two new research reports from two different research groups came to basically the same conclusion – smart speakers (and IoT devices) show no signs of slowing down with eye-popping growth rates in just the last two years. One of the … Continue reading

MSE Audio to Launch SoundTube’s STNet Soundbar at ISE 2020

MSE Audio will launch the SoundTube STNet Soundbar at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam next month, running from February 11-14. This innovative soundbar solution is enabled for IP-based PoE for really convenient hookup. Learn more about the MSE Audio, Dante-enabled soundbar… … Continue reading

Forbes Notes Enthusiastic CES 2020 Crowd Amazed by a ‘Smart’ Potato

Is This the Next Big Thing? NeuraSpud, Booth #53367 Eureka Park, CES 2020 [Photo: Forbes, Pete Pachal] Who says the mainstream media has abandoned CES? No less than the venerable Forbes.com ran a feature story that noted an enthusiastic crowd … Continue reading

URC Cuts Staff as It Realigns Its Sales Efforts

Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC) has had a round of layoffs heading into the holidays. Taking place last week, the remote control giant has made cuts to its team that represent approximately 6% of their total workforce. Learn more about … Continue reading

Denon Offers ‘Denon Home’ Wireless Speaker Line

Denon announced yesterday a new series of wireless multiroom speakers featuring their HEOS Built-in technology. The new models, said to be part of their Denon Home series, brings all the advantages of the wireless, multiroom category…with the added benefit of … Continue reading

‘The Smart Home is Dead,’ Says a Key Industry Expert

As many integrators seek to pitch their clients on the many wonders of converting their dumb homes into “smart” homes, there are growing indicators that the promise of the smart home is not being reliably delivered up to this point…and … Continue reading

Atlantic Technology Launches Its First Headphone, The FS-HAL1 In-Ear Monitor

Atlantic Technology, known for years for its high quality/high value loudspeakers designs, announced this week the launch of its first ever headphone, the FS-HAL1. True to their positioning in the market, the FS-HAL1 is a high-performance model targeted at music … Continue reading