What Was the Big Story from the 2019 CEDIA Expo?

That’s a Good Question 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 asked them … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Onkyo USA Says It Will Become a Retailer of Sonos, a Distributor Too

Onkyo USA announced this week that it will become a retailer of Sonos wireless music systems – selling the company’s wireless music systems on Onkyo USA’s website. The company also says it will distribute the brand nationally as well. See … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019 – SnapAV to Distribute Sonos Wireless Music Systems Nationally

SnapAV announced today that it will begin distributing Sonos wireless music systems beginning next month in October. The company says it will offer the entire line – including the Sonos Port, Sonos Move, and Sonos One SL – as part … 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

CEDIA 2019: Savant Broadens Access to More of Their Line Through AVAD and WAVE

Savant announced this week that it has broadened access to more of its models through its existing partnership with the AVAD & WAVE distribution centers across the country. This expansion is for all of the existing 25 distribution centers that … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Rep Firm Momentum Group Acquires Resi Biz of Texas-Based Dobbs Stanford

BREAKING NEWS Consolidation continues in the custom integration world – in this case, Denver-based manufacturer representative firm Momentum Group has acquired the residential division of Texas’ own renowned Dobbs Stanford rep firm based in Dallas. Consolidation has NOT been a … Continue reading

Sonance to Acquire James Loudspeaker

Sonance announced today that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Minden, NV-based James Loudspeaker. This is the first major acquisition by Sonance since the purchase of Sound Advance in 2005, and is truly a marriage of two companies … Continue reading

Bravas Group Sold to Private Equity Firm in $75 Million Deal

Group Says Deal is Just the Beginning Bravas Group, a cooperative of integrators aggregated by Paul Starkey and Steve Firszt of VITAL MGMT, was first put together as part of VITAL MGMT’s consulting practice helping member companies better organize their … Continue reading