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Home Theater AV News

Audioholics have our eyes and ears on the industry. We always provide you the latest audio or video related product scoop and bring it to you first. Stay glued to this section of the site for up to date product announcements or industry gossip.

Should Every Home Theater Purchase Be a Big-Ticket Sale?

Editorials

Should Every Home Theater Purchase Be a Big-Ticket Sale?

Jerry Del Colliano — November 01, 2021 10:15

In our editorial on risk vs reward of home theater sales in the AV Specialty market we look at what goes into getting return clients which one day may get you that million dollar sale.

Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

Editorials

Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

— October 18, 2021 02:10

The IC chip shortage is wreaking havoc on many electronics products, but does this chip shortage threaten the health and viability of the specialty audio and home theater market? Read on to find out.

Rethinking Specialty AV Retail: Getting Out Of The Box and The Store

Editorials

Rethinking Specialty AV Retail: Getting Out Of The Box and The Store

Jerry Del Colliano — October 10, 2021 23:30

With online ordering at an all time high and retail specialty stores closing, how is high-end audio gear getting sold? In this article we'll look at new and better ways to sell audiophile equipment.

Audi’s Q4 e-tron Electric SUV Features The First Sonos Car Audio System

AV News

Audi’s Q4 e-tron Electric SUV Features The First Sonos Car Audio System

— October 08, 2021 11:45

Arriving in the US this Fall, Audi’s compact Q4 e-tron electric SUV (~$50,000) will offer the world’s first Sonos-branded automotive audio system. Is it worthy of the SONOS name? Read on to find out.

Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

Editorials

Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

Jerry Del Colliano — September 28, 2021 13:45

Blu-rays are bulky and not really needed anymore. Streaming in HD is killer but audiophiles hate change. Here are three ways to manage your digital music to get the best sound and convenience.

From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

Editorials

From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

— September 24, 2021 00:45

The 2021 semiconductor shortage has illuminated serious vulnerabilities in global supply chains. This article looks at how we got here, what governments are doing about it and a possible outcome.

The Lucid Air Electric Car Takes Dolby Atmos On The Road

AV News

The Lucid Air Electric Car Takes Dolby Atmos On The Road

— September 20, 2021 00:50

Launching later this year, the Lucid Air is a luxury electric car with the world’s first automotive Dolby Atmos sound system which will also be integrated into the car's safety features. Read on.

Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby?

Editorials

Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby?

Jerry Del Colliano — September 17, 2021 11:20

Could today’s recording techniques be the problem with the audiophile hobby, or do today's younger listeners not really care? We'll look at what goes into the art of recording in our editorial.

CEDIA 2021 Expo Show Coverage

Trade Show Coverage

CEDIA 2021 Expo Show Coverage

— August 28, 2021 10:20

We won't let COVID-19 keep us down. For 2021, we are happy to provide Virtual CEDIA Trade show coverage of the brands participating live at the showfloor or virtually through our YouTube Channel.

Should CEDIA Cancel their Show for 2021?

Editorials

Should CEDIA Cancel their Show for 2021?

Jerry Del Colliano — August 23, 2021 16:00

With the Delta variant causing a surge in COVID-19 across our country and a growing list of exhibitors like: Yamaha, Sound United, Harman, Sony, etc pulling out, should CEDIA be cancelled for 2021?

5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a Conference Room

Editorials

5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a Conference Room

DEXON — August 23, 2021 01:00

Video conferencing is here to stay and if you're looking to go big there are plenty of video wall solutions for you to choose from. Here are 5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a conference room.

Should You Save Or Trash Your AV Boxes?

Editorials

Should You Save Or Trash Your AV Boxes?

Jerry Del Colliano — August 17, 2021 12:30

Should you save or trash your AV boxes is a question that many audiophiles have had through the years. Which ones are worth saving and which should hit the recycling bin? Read on to find out.

Do The Ethics and Politics of The People Who Make and Sell Your AV Gear Matter?

Editorials

Do The Ethics and Politics of The People Who Make and Sell Your AV Gear Matter?

Jerry Del Colliano — July 25, 2021 01:55

Should consumers make an ethical or political choice in their purchasing? There are all real-world examples of products that you could vote on with your economic ballot. But does this matter to you?

Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

Editorials

Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

Jerry Del Colliano — July 02, 2021 01:15

There is no stopping the video game industry at this point. So how does the home theater industry cash in on this exploding trend? Read on to find out.

Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

Editorials

Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

Sponsored by Bimmertech — June 25, 2021 01:50

Bowers & Wilkins aligned with the most luxurious car brands like Volvo, Maserati and BMW. Are these speakers worth $4k? Can you upgrade in other cars? Learn how to upgrade your sound system with Bimmertech.

How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

Editorials

How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

— June 15, 2021 01:45

The industry of audio electronics is a great industry. I was fortunate enough to spend virtually my entire working career in consumer electronics. How did I get here and what did I learn? Read on.

Is It Time For AV Enthusiasts To Rack Mount Their Gear?

Editorials

Is It Time For AV Enthusiasts To Rack Mount Their Gear?

Jerry Del Colliano — May 06, 2021 01:20

Isn't it time for your AV equipment to get its own space? We'll look at some rack mounted options for your electronics to enhance functionality, organization and appearance. Read on.

Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

Editorials

Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

Jerry Del Colliano — April 28, 2021 01:00

People hate change, and older people REALLY hate change. Can the audiophile industry change their outlook towards new technology and proven science, over the voodoo and hokum to ensure survival?

Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

Editorials

Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

— April 27, 2021 07:00

In October 2020 Audioholics reported an HDMI issue between select Denon & Marantz receivers and latest Xbox gaming consoles. Sound United responded with a hardware fix for 4K/120Hz and 8k/60Hz support.

Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

Editorials

Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

— April 19, 2021 09:55

Discovery Inc. has joined the streaming wars with its Discovery+ streaming service. Starting at $4.99/month, subscribers can access over 55,000 TV episodes from Discovery’s long list of networks.

Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

Editorials

Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

Jerry Del Colliano — April 01, 2021 00:00

Do you have tinnitus or a golden ear? Are you having trouble discerning benefits of high-res recordings and Vinyl? Read on to see the medical breakthrough sweeping the audiophile community.

Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

Editorials

Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

— March 29, 2021 01:30

Moving my 2CH hi-fi system into a new room spelled disaster for deep bass. I show how I fixed the bass in this room so all hope isn't lost for others with similar acoustical problems.

Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

Editorials

Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

— March 25, 2021 05:45

Onkyo & Pioneer are face the fight of their life in 2021. But with a new line of A/V receivers, there are some hopeful signs that Onkyo will rise again!

The High Barrier to Entry for New Brands in the Specialty AV Market

Editorials

The High Barrier to Entry for New Brands in the Specialty AV Market

Jerry Del Colliano — March 23, 2021 14:02

If you wanted to start an AV company? How would you go about it in today’s market? The barrier to entry for a new brand or even a new product category is sky-high. Read on to find out more.

Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

Editorials

Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

— March 12, 2021 08:00

Spotify, the number one music streaming service said it will finally bring lossless HiFi audio to Premium subscribers during its star-studded Stream On event where it revealed plans for 2021.

Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

Editorials

Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

Jerry Del Colliano — February 25, 2021 00:00

With people staying at home, AV products are in high demand. Dealers who are sitting on AV inventory are in an excellent position to sell even the normally higher priced models. To see why, read on.

Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

Editorials

Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

Jerry Del Colliano — February 15, 2021 01:00

For consumers, what you get for your money today with home theater equipment is better than ever before. This article explores how every category of AV product has improved over the last decade.