Home Technology Company Uses Jetbuilt to Help Manage Its Growth Throughout COVID-19

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Brian Hudkins founded Gramophone in 1976, initially as a small stereo store. With a passion for music and the stereo business, Hudkins evolved his vision into two nationally recognized showrooms. Today, Gramophone — under the leadership of Andrew Davis — has grown to nearly 100 employees and four locations, including the Kitchen Design Center of […]

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Meridian Has a New Digital Active In-Wall Subwoofer With Onboard DSP Technology

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Meridian’s new DSW600 Digital Active In-Wall Subwoofer integrates onboard DSP technology. It provides thermal and dynamic bass protection, meaning (according to the company) that even when the subwoofer is played at high levels or over prolonged periods, it always delivers a precise sound for complete audio immersion. Meridian’s Enhanced Bass Alignment technology also uses two […]

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Crestron Now Offering Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers

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The new Crestron Cameo Universal Wireless Dimmers are entry-level lighting control options that offer residential systems integrators the flexibility to design lighting projects before the load types have been defined. Cameo dimmers auto-select the ideal dimming voltage for LED, incandescent and magnetic or electronic low-voltage connections. (According to Crestron, this is so integrators no longer […]

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Marantz Adds Slimline 8K Ultra HD AV Receiver

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Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented […]

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Origin Acoustics Is Shipping Its New Line of Performance Subwoofers

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Origin Acoustics is now fully stocked and shipping its new line of Performance Subwoofers. The new Performance Subwoofer series delivers more volume, lower frequencies, a better aesthetic and it all sits in a smaller cabinet — according to Origin. The line features three floor-standing models with a $500 8-inch, $700 10-inch and $900 12-inch driver […]

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Séura Releases Follow-up to Shade Series Outdoor TV

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Séura just released the Shade Series 2 Outdoor TV, a follow-up to its original Shade Series Outdoor TV. The Shade Series 2 features improved brightness and contrast, a micro-edge design, better integration with streaming devices and a higher waterproof rating. Shade Series 2 enhancements include: 43-inch TV size option for $1,999 MSRP, soundbar included IP56 […]

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Zappiti Adds Home Automation to 4K Media Players

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Zappiti has added software drivers for home automation systems from Crestron, Savant, ProControl, RTI, Logitech/Harmony and most recently, Control4. Once the IP and IR codes of a chosen driver have been downloaded into the home automation processor, the Zappiti media player is able to function as part of a complete smart home ecosystem, enabling end-users […]

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Leon Speakers Announces FrameBar to Accompany Samsung’s The Frame TV

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Samsung’s “The Frame TV” looks more like an art piece than a TV and many CIs have been wanting to add high-end audio to the installation. Well, Leon Speakers just announced the launch of FrameBar, a discreet, ultra-thin sound bar that was designed to match the width and finish of The Frame TV. FrameBar is […]

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Hunter Douglas Intros PowerView+ and PowerView AC for Automated Shade Control

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Hunter Douglas just introduced two new installation solutions for a premium automated shade experience. PowerView+ is a new low-voltage, hardwired shading control system with new motors and better communication for automated Hunter Douglas shades. PowerView AC is an AC-powered solution for large windows and/or banks of windows up to 240 inches wide. PowerView+ delivers advanced […]

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CEDIA EXPO Officially Canceled for 2020, Virtual Experience Planned

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The producers of CEDIA EXPO, Emerald Expositions, have just sent out an announcement that the 2020 show, scheduled for September 8-12 in Denver, Colorado, will be canceled for this year. This is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the fact that the Colorado Convention Center, the location of CEDIA EXPO 2020, has been […]

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Atlantic Technology Ships FS Series Wireless Powered Subs

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Atlantic Technology is shipping the FS Series wireless powered subwoofers, two new slim elegant compact subwoofers that deliver bass to any TV, soundbar or audio system. By using low-latency SKAA wireless audio technology these subs seamlessly work with Atlantic Technology’s line of wireless multi-room SKAA speakers, soundbars and amps as well any other brand of […]

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Entry Now Open for 2020 CEDIA Awards

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The entry system is now open for the 2020 CEDIA Awards program. These awards spotlight the exceptional work of residential technology integrators. This year, CEDIA is launching a new awards platform that streamlines the entry process. This new system walks entrants through each step of the submission, and project details can be entered in stages […]

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