Sonos and IKEA Finally Debut Speaker-Furniture Lineup

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The collaboration between Sonos and IKEA to design furniture with built-in Sonos audio has finally officially debuted. And, although it isn’t shipping until August, it’s one of the most highly anticipated whole-home audio launches in a decade. Sonos has collaborated with IKEA on SYMFONISK, a range of speakers designed to “democratize the home sound system.” […]

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Leon Brings Design to the Forefront with New Products and Partnerships at CEDIA Expo

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Continuing to lead the conversation on the importance of blending design with technology, Leon Speakers will be introducing a new suite of products at the 2018 CEDIA Expo (booth #5401) that do just that. Partnering with some of the biggest brands in the industry, Leon’s new innovations were designed to pair perfectly with some of […]

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URC Debuts New MXHP-R700 Remote for MX HomePro

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URC today announced the launch of the MXHP-R700 handheld remote for MX HomePro. URC also expanded MX HomePro system control to eight zones and introduced a new Sonos certified two-way module.This new programmable Wi-Fi handheld remote boasts a 2″ LCD with custom onscreen menus. The R700’s ergonomic design, backlit keypad, intuitive layout and finger grooves make it ideal for entertainment […]

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SANUS Expands Wireless Speaker Stand Series to Accommodate Sonos® PLAY:5 Speaker

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SANUS is launching a new member of its Wireless Speaker Stand Series designed for the Sonos PLAY:5 speaker, the largest of the home sound system’s family of wireless speaker products. The new, wireless speaker stand, the SANUS WSS51, holds the Sonos PLAY:5 at the manufacturer’s recommended angle for ideal audio dispersion at the optimal listening height. At 31.5″ tall, it fully […]

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New Release of Crestron Pyng Software Adds Support for Sonos and Amazon Alexa

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Crestron announced today that a new Crestron Pyng software update is now available. Version 1.010.0038 elevates the user experience to a new level while making integration even easier for Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs). Highlights of the Crestron Pyng update include: Native Sonos sound system support: Integrating Sonos with Crestron Pyng as a multi-room audio source […]

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Crestron Expands Partnership with Sonos

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Crestron announced today the expansion of their dealer offering to include Sonos, the leading wireless home sound system. Crestron Technology Professionals (CTPs) in the United States are now able to purchase Sonos products direct from Crestron as part of their usual ordering process. The full range of Sonos products are available with Crestron’s industry-leading shipping options. The technology […]

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Are You Thinking Ahead? The Smartphone Is Killing the Large-Screen TV

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, your kids are watching nearly all their entertainment (TV, movies, sports, etc.) on their phones. Oh, and by the way, they’re also using their phones for Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, too. So? Well, that number is moving up — up in age. Five years ago, the average 25-year […]

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Control4 Partners with Sonos

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Today, Sonos announced a unique partnership with Control4 that includes integrating the Sonos audio platform into a Control4 connected home. “We are excited to be part of the new Sonos endorsed partner program. Control4 is a recognized industry leader and we are proud to be one of the first companies to officially integrate with Sonos,” […]

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Crestron Partners with Sonos for Integrated Whole Home Audio Experience

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Crestron announced today a groundbreaking new partnership with Sonos, the leading home sound system. The new collaboration enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems. Homeowners can now search and stream all of their favorite music on their Sonos home sound system right from Crestron touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads, […]

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Denon Announces New HEOS HomeCinema: A Wireless Soundbar and Subwoofer System

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Everyone knows — even though Denon doesn’t name them by name, that HEOS is targeted at taking over the SONOS market. And, to do that, Denon was short one critical component that the company just launched: a soundbar. And, to take another shot at SONOS, Denon also launched a subwoofer. Denon’s new HEOS HomeCinema wireless […]

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Pro Control Releases Two-Way Drivers Across a Spectrum of Devices

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Pro Control today announced that several new two-way drivers are available with the release of the latest version of Pro Control Studio programming software. Developed by Pro Control, these new drivers enable what the company calls seamless, intuitive control over a broad spectrum of products including Sonos wireless audio systems, Lutron Caséta lighting controls, and […]

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Extra Vegetables Shows Two-Way URC Total Control module for Sonos at CEDIA Expo

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Extra Vegetables has announced that the URC Total Control module for Sonos is now available from the Extra Vegetables website. By leveraging the power of URC’s Total Control Accelerator, Extra Vegetables has enabled comprehensive two-way integration via a new module. The module is simple to install and enables the following features in Total Control: • […]

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Sonos Adds Playback From iDevices

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Sonos customers no longer need PCs in order to take advantage of multi-room audio — the latest Sonos Controller app update allows for playback of music stored on iDevices. Available in iPad and iPhone versions, version 3.8.3 of the app plays audio from the devices directly on the system, without need for Airplay turnarounds or […]

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Sonos Launches iPad App

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Although Sonos launched an iPad interface for their wireless whole-house music system earlier this week, it won’t be available until August. However, it is a very sleek use of the iPad technology integrated into a HomeAV application.  If you want to see the demo, go here:  http://www.sonos.com/landing/ipad/default.aspx?rdr=true&LangType=1033

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News from Imerge, ESPA, Crestron…

THIEL Audio has appointed Specialty Sound & Vision as the independent sales representatives covering the New York metro region… Imerge has appointed Sound Developments as its exclusive distribution partner in Canada… Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has launched a new website that is focused on increasing awareness of education and certification programs in the electronics systems […]

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Major Upgrades to New Wireless ZonePlayers, Multi-Room Music Systems, From Sonos, Including 802.11n

Sonos released a major upgrade to the company’s line of wireless multi-room music systems with the introduction of two new ZonePlayers. While we at rAVe appreciate the company’s TiVo-style approach that the consumer doesn’t need to know how it works, just that it doesÖ here is some info about the technology anyway for all you […]

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