AV Insider — Episode 91: KEF: Astounding Multi-Dimensional Sound

Jack Sharkey, Content creation manager at KEF, speaks with me about their new LS50 Wireless speakers. LS50 Wireless is a complete and fully active music system designed for how high resolution music is now enjoyed. It delivers exceptional sound quality, once only achievable by putting together a system of high quality separate components. We also […]

AV Insider — Episode 91: KEF: Astounding Multi-Dimensional Sound

AV Power Up! – Episode 73: The CEDIA 2016 Post-Show – In a Word, BIG

Join the Crew: Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Justin Watts as they welcome their guests: Vin Bruno – CEO at CEDIA Tim Sinnaeve –  Director, Barco Residential Barry Sheldrick – Director of Sales at Meridian Audio Alison Maxson – Press and PR Specialist, Americas at Barco Yes, big news – Katye McGregor Bennett is back! Even bigger – […]

AV Power Up! – Episode 73: The CEDIA 2016 Post-Show – In a Word, BIG

Rants and rAVes — Episode 548: Our CEDIA 2016 Coverage is the Most Comprehensive, Ever

We broke all of our own records this year covering the CEDIA show in Dallas, TX last week. The annual HomeAV residential systems integration show set some records of its own – hear about our coverage and their record in today’s podcast! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 548: Our CEDIA 2016 Coverage is the Most Comprehensive, Ever

AV Insider — Episode 88: DEVIALET

Adrien Da Maia, GM of the US devision of DEVIALET, speaks with me about their ultra hi end wireless speakers, The Phantom. We cover their amplifiers, and talk about how these amps were incorporated into the phantom as well. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 88: DEVIALET

AV Insider — Episode 87: Eero

Chris Boross, product management at Eero, speaks with me about wireless issues, and how Eero solves them. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 87: Eero

AV Insider — Episode 86: Artison

Matthew LaBruzzo, Director of Engineering, Artison USA, speaks with me about custom soundbars, and the last new backpack. Think AVR minus the tuner and the phono, in a slim 1″ chassis. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 86: Artison

AV Insider — Episode 85: Russound

Colin Clark, VP of Product development speaks with me about new 70V solutions from Russsound. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 85: Russound

AV Insider — Episode 84: Audioquest

Stephen Mejias, VP of communications at Audioquest, speaks with me about higher cables, DACS, headphones, Low-z AC line conditioners, and everything In between for the HiFi personal audio, and CE side of audio. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 84: Audioquest

AV Insider — Episode 83: Sevenhugs

Simon Tchedikian, CEO & co-founder of Sevenhugs, speaks with me about his two smart products, the huge one sleep monitoring and health device, and the newly to be launched smart remote, which controls all your smart connected devices so you don’t have to use all their apps. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 83: Sevenhugs

AV Insider — Episode 82: QMotion

Cassie Metzger, Director of marketing communications of QMotion (a Legrand company), speaks with me about integration of their shades will all types of control systems.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 82: QMotion

AV Insider — Episode 81: Josh.ai

Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai speaks with me about the all voice control/AI automation company. (first time attendee at CEDIA).  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 81: Josh.ai

AV Insider — Episode 80: Vantage Controls

Mark Moody, Product manager at a Vantage Controls speaks with me about Adorne keypads via Vantage Controls, and adaptive dimming modules and universal dimmer/keypads. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 80: Vantage Controls

AV Insider — Episode 79: Terra Speakers

James Banfield, President of Terra Speakers, speaks with me about custom, custom, custom everything at Terra.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

AV Insider — Episode 79: Terra Speakers

Rants and rAVes — Episode 547: 3 Reason You Should Attend CEDIA from CEO Vin Bruno

I grabbed CEDIA CEO, Vin Bruno today for a quick pre-show podcast before the show opens on Thursday – live from Dallas, TX. I asked him to cite 3-reasons why you need to make the last-minute decision to attend CEDIA. And, his answer is all about education – so if you’re already attending, listen as […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 547: 3 Reason You Should Attend CEDIA from CEO Vin Bruno

AV Insider — Episode 78: Legrand’s LUXUL Keeps You Simply Connected

Jeff Curtis, CEO of Legrand’s LUXUL, speaks with me about the newly acquired company, his startup life background/experience, how this translates to where we can expect LUXUL to advance to, and so much more. Luxul has everything you need to stay connected in today’s world, and we got it all on this episode of AV […]

AV Insider — Episode 78: Legrand’s LUXUL Keeps You Simply Connected

Rants and rAVes — Episode 546: RoseWater Energy Wants to Make You a TON of Money

The Rosewater Energy Hub is the brainchild of it’s founder and CEO, Joe Piccirilli, and it’s made a lot of integrators a lot of money since it started shipping in April – and it’s given the homeowner peace of mind. The RoseWater Energy Hub is the first all-in-one residential and light commercial power solution integrating […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 546: RoseWater Energy Wants to Make You a TON of Money

AV Power Up! – Episode 70: What’s to Talk About this Week? That’s Right – #CEDIA16

Join the Crew: Host Katye McGregor Bennett (yes, you read that right!), Corey Moss and Justin Watts as they welcome their guests: Vincent Bruno – CEO at CEDIA Joey Kolchinsky – Founder, Managing Director at OneVision Resources Yes, for the first time in 2016, the host mic has been turned over to our CEDIA Crew member Katye McGregor Bennett to host this […]

AV Power Up! – Episode 70: What’s to Talk About this Week? That’s Right – #CEDIA16

Rants and rAVes — Episode 545: Barco’s CEDIA 2016 Theater will be a Must-See

Gary was joined on today’s podcast, via video, with Barco Residential’s Director, Tim Sinnaeve. Barco had what was rated as one of the best all-time theaters at CEDIA 2015 and Tim promises, with his partners Steinway Lyngdorf and Stewart Filmscreen, he will blow people away this year. Using their flagship 6P laser projection system, Barco […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 545: Barco’s CEDIA 2016 Theater will be a Must-See

AV Insider — Episode 77: A CEDIA 2016 Primer With Vin Bruno

Vin Bruno, CEO of CEDIA, now almost one year in to his role with the custom electronic design installation association, and a similar time frame since he and I last chatted on AV Insider (Episode 56), takes some time out of his extremely busy day/night to speak with me about all the major accomplishments he […]

AV Insider — Episode 77: A CEDIA 2016 Primer With Vin Bruno

Rants and rAVes — Episode 544: KanexPro Makes CEDIA Debut on rAVe RADIO

Gary had a videocast today with KanexPro’s Director of Product Marketing, Kash Khetia, today where he debuted their all-new 4K capable modular matrix – available in 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 configurations. The switcher is capable of switching up to 18Gbps and can handle HDMI 1080p, HDMI 2.0 4K@60Hz (chroma sample rate 4:2:0), […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 544:  KanexPro Makes CEDIA Debut on rAVe RADIO

AV Insider — Episode 76: SVS: Elevate your listening experience, and join the Sound R|Evolution

Gary Yacoubian, president and managing partner of SVS sound (most commonly known for their subwoofers), speaks with me about the SVSound revolution. We cover affordable speakers, to more premium, yet budget friendly option(s). We cover 2-channel, surround formats (ATMOS, AURO 3D, DTS:X), and how a new product (Launching soon – AV Insider exclusive content) solves […]

AV Insider — Episode 76: SVS: Elevate your listening experience, and join the Sound R|Evolution

AV Insider — Episode 75: Power Control Simplified

Mark Bishop, owner/president of Lyntec, speaks with me about lighting controls for the Pro AV world. We cover digital signage, live events, house of worship, and massive productions, and all controlled by Lyntec products (third party integration as well). LynTec is a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and […]

AV Insider — Episode 75: Power Control Simplified

AV Insider — Episode 74: Professional Grade Surge Elimination & Power Conditioning

Jimmy Paschke, sales manager for resi products, talks with me about surge elimination, and the importance of clean power for AV, and electronics. Everyone lives in a world of dirty power, and is susceptible to power surges, which can result to major damages and loss. SurgeX has been around for 20 years, mainly in the […]

AV Insider — Episode 74: Professional Grade Surge Elimination & Power Conditioning

AV Insider — Episode 73: Metra Home Theater: Premium Home Theater Products Explained

Miranda Grantham (National sales manager), and Zak Yarnel (West coast regional sale manager) of Metra Home Theater Group, speak with me about the most premium to modest home theater product solutions that Metra Home Theater Group has to offer for integrators, and home owners alike. We cover HDMI 2.0, and HDCP2.2 compatible products, and what […]

AV Insider — Episode 73: Metra Home Theater: Premium Home Theater Products Explained

AV Insider — Episode 72: Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Righteous

Randy Leasure, VP of business development, and Kevin Fielding, head of design and engineering, speak with me about Neil Young’s high resolution audio movement, Pono. Pono means righteous. It is a Hawaiian word, the one, the pureness. Pono is leading a revolution in music listening. Quality has now entered the listening space so that we can […]

AV Insider — Episode 72: Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Righteous

AV Insider — Episode 56: CEDIA’s Newest Forward Facing Member: Vincent Bruno

Vincent Bruno (Vin), newly appointed CEO of CEDIA, speaks with Johnny Mota about his new role and his 31 year long career in the CI industry. They talk about what CEDIA is for installers, designers, members, and even homeowners. They discuss Vin’s plans for the next year at at CEDIA, where it’s headed, and what […]

AV Insider — Episode 56: CEDIA’s Newest Forward Facing Member: Vincent Bruno

Rants and rAVes — Episode 441: CORE Brands Has the Biggest Booth at CEDIA 2015!

Obviously, I had to talk to the holder of the biggest booth at CEDIA, CORE Brands (www.corebrands.com) – they’re spending more money than anyone else. So, Joe Lautner, CORE’s Director of Control, joined me to explain their strategy and where they are in the market now. They’ve made a lot of acquisitions over the past […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 441: CORE Brands Has the Biggest Booth at CEDIA 2015!

Rants and rAVes — Episode 440: AMX’s Presence at CEDIA was Small, But Their Launch was Impressive

AMX (www.amx.com) literally was only represented by a table inside the HARMAN booth and I suspect many, many integrators missed them. Too bad as they demo’d the makings of a totally-new control system interface – and it is impressive. I asked Adam Gershon, AMX’s Residential Product Manager, to join me on a podcast to explain […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 440: AMX’s Presence at CEDIA was Small, But Their Launch was Impressive

Rants and rAVes — Episode 439: Amy deBruyn is Tannoy

Tannoy’s Inside Sales Manager, Amy deBruyn, lives and breathes Tannoy – and she’s proud of her company. As you’ll learn in this podcast, Tannoy has a 70-some year history in HomeAV and what’s old is new again. Oh, and she and Eric Warren, also from Tannoy, and Amy make a great team – listen and […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 439: Amy deBruyn is Tannoy

Rants and rAVes — Episode 438: RTI’s Brett Stokke Sees RTI as Perfectly Position in the Middle

The control system market has changed a ton over the past 10-years. A segment of the market that was once dominated by just two big players – Crestron and AMX – is now over-crowded. And, new players Apple, Google, Amazon and others are flooding the entry-level of the market and solidly stealing the DIY’ers. And, […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 438: RTI’s Brett Stokke Sees RTI as Perfectly Position in the Middle

Rants and rAVes — Episode 437: Middle Atlantic’s VP, Dan Tarkoff, Talks HomeAV and Legrand with Gary

Legrand is here at CEDIA Expo with all four of their HomeAV brands: Middle Atlantic, OnQ, Nuvo and Vantage. Middle Atlantics VP of Sales, Dan Tarkoff is a great representative of the Legrand Brand as he’s been with them for over 18 years and he talks about where he sees HomeAV right now. Their booth […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 437: Middle Atlantic’s VP, Dan Tarkoff, Talks HomeAV and Legrand with Gary

Rants and rAVes — Episode 436: We Are Live at CEDIA

We are here in Dallas Texas for the opening of the largest HomeAV show ever. This year’s CEDIA has almost 600 manufactures exhibiting we’ve already seen a record number of product launches here. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 436: We Are Live at CEDIA