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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.

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

AV News

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

— May 16, 2022 00:30

Onkyo declares bankruptcy after years of financial troubles. But Onkyo Audio-Video, Integra, Pioneer and Elite will continue on as part of the Premium Audio Co, owner of Klipsch, HECO and others.

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

Editorials

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

Jerry Del Colliano — May 14, 2022 11:30

For the A/V enthusiast there are so many ways to benefit from subscription-based streaming services. Read on to find out the benefits and problems of a subscription based entertainment industry.

Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

Editorials

Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

Jerry Del Colliano — May 12, 2022 00:40

Sometimes the only way to get hands on knowledge of a home theater product is to go to your audiophile friend's house to try it out. YOU are the audio influencer without even having to go on social media!

Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

AV News

Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

— May 11, 2022 00:30

Mercedes-Benz has announced that, starting next year, cars equipped with both its new MBUX infotainment system and a high-end Burmester sound system will be getting Dolby Atmos 31-speaker integration.

Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

Editorials

Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

Jerry Del Colliano — May 06, 2022 00:30

Superior customer service simply never goes out of style. Specialty AV retailers need to rethink how they service their customers to create repeat business and loyalty with this radical idea.

Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

AV News

Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

— April 30, 2022 00:30

Audioholics and Audio Advice is back with our Spring Giveaway for 2022! The prize is a brand NEW Denon AVRX3700H 9.2 channel 8K AV receiver.

Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

Trade Show Coverage

Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

— April 29, 2022 00:50

AXPONA 2022 is back and we covered the most interesting audiophile loudspeakers and electronics we saw at the show. Read our impressions of the best audio products we listened to at the show!

Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

Editorials

Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

Jerry Del Colliano — April 25, 2022 01:15

Why are dedicated 2 channel fans hesitant to embrace adding a display when television content is better than the movies and creatively more important than today’s popular music? Read on to find out.

Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

AV News

Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

— April 18, 2022 01:20

Dolby has teamed up with Cinemo, a leading provider of automotive infotainment middleware, to accelerate the integration of Dolby Atmos into vehicles set to drive a revolution for in-car entertainment.

How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

Editorials

How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

Jerry Del Colliano — April 05, 2022 00:30

Going to a brick & mortar audio stores is becoming more difficult every year. This is why demoing at audio trade shows is so important. You may even get a deal on showstock to take home with you.

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

Editorials

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

— April 01, 2022 01:20

Looking for a gift for the hard to buy for Audioholic? Today we will look at 6 over the top new weird and wacky audio inventions that may just be the wave of the future.

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Editorials

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 29, 2022 00:30

Much of the best audiophile gear is made right here in the USA, but the internal parts are not. How do companies deal with shortages and how do these shortages affect us? Read on to find out.

Focal Naim Releases 10th Anniversary System Bundled Deal for Savings

Editorials

Focal Naim Releases 10th Anniversary System Bundled Deal for Savings

— March 25, 2022 00:50

To celebrate 10 years, Focal and Naim released a $48,000, 10th Anniversary Edition system that includes the Sopra N°2 speakers, an array of Naim electronics, and everything you need to set it up.

Audyssey Unveils New Individually Calibrated Microphones for Use with MultEQ-X

AV News

Audyssey Unveils New Individually Calibrated Microphones for Use with MultEQ-X

— March 16, 2022 15:00

Audyssey just unveiled individually calibrated microphones for use with their new PC based MultEQ-X software. This is a must have for best calibration results. See why.

Possible War In Taiwan Might Inspire AV Enthusiasts To Buy Gear Now

Editorials

Possible War In Taiwan Might Inspire AV Enthusiasts To Buy Gear Now

Jerry Del Colliano — March 10, 2022 00:05

On the fence about buying new AV gear? With tensions rising all around the world, now may be the BEST time to invest in new technology for your home theater system. Find out why in our editorial.

How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

Editorials

How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 09, 2022 00:30

How many movies can you honestly say you’d watch more than 5 times? The answer may radically change how to store and consume the media. Is it time to dump the silver disc collection and embrace streaming?

What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

Editorials

What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 07, 2022 00:40

What are we really buying for namebrand audiophile gear? Not all AV components are equal. some differences are huge. Check out our article to see what you are REALLY paying for.

HECO 5.1 Speaker System Giveaway, $2,495 Value! - Last Chance to WIN!

AV News

HECO 5.1 Speaker System Giveaway, $2,495 Value! - Last Chance to WIN!

— March 01, 2022 23:00

We've partnered with Audio Advice for a HECO 5.1 Speaker System Giveaway ($2,495 Value), running through March 31st 2022. Remember, You gotta be in it to WIN it! This is your last chance. Good luck!

What Happens When the Value of an AV Product Resets Radically?

Editorials

What Happens When the Value of an AV Product Resets Radically?

Jerry Del Colliano — February 24, 2022 00:35

Many audiophiles indulge in antiquated AV gear that can be rivaled in performance and features today. Can the enthusiasts accept that, or will the lure of “the way it always has been” be too tempting?

Sound United Sold to Medical Supplier & What the Future May Hold

Editorials

Sound United Sold to Medical Supplier & What the Future May Hold

— February 22, 2022 00:00

Sound United and its audio brands have been sold to medical tech firm, Masimo Corp. But what does the future hold for brands like Denon, Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins?

How Art Can Teach The Stagnant World Of Audio A Lesson About The Future

Editorials

How Art Can Teach The Stagnant World Of Audio A Lesson About The Future

Jerry Del Colliano — January 28, 2022 01:20

Is the high end audiophile world dying while other tech savvy industries are moving ahead? In this editorial we are challenging audiophiles to think differently about what comes next for the hobby.

Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

Editorials

Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

— December 28, 2021 13:50

Dolby Labs revealed a OnePoll survey of American adults who listen to 1 hour of music each day showed increased demand for good sound quality from music, especially from GenZ. Good news for Spatial Audio?

Audiophilia Is A Messy Hobby- How Build It And They Will Come Doesn’t Work In AV Retail

Editorials

Audiophilia Is A Messy Hobby- How Build It And They Will Come Doesn’t Work In AV Retail

Jerry Del Colliano — December 03, 2021 02:00

The audiophilia business done right might not be that luxury oriented despite the hobby’s alternate name of high-end audio. Does the luxuriousness of the store dictate the traffic and clientele?

Stereo Gear in the 1970’s Was it The Audiophile Golden Age?

Editorials

Stereo Gear in the 1970’s Was it The Audiophile Golden Age?

— November 08, 2021 01:00

Stereo gear has changed A LOT in the last 50 years, but some people would still say there was never a better time for sound than in the 1970's. Come join us on a look at what the 70's had to offer.

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.