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New Products
January 1, 2004

CES products in the pipeline Samsung SyncMaster 172X LCD monitor. Available now for $599 SRP. The 172X utilizes Samsung's proprietary MagicTune software and dual (digital and analog) inputs. Ideal for PC and online gamers, the 172X features 12-millisecond response time in a package weighing in at just 8.3 lbs. Samsung's MagicBright technology also offers three brightness modes designed for PC, Internet and entertainment applications. Call (800) SAMSUNG or visit www.samsungusa.com/monitor. Westinghouse Digital 27-inch LCD TV (model W32701). Available now for $2,499 SRP. This newly incorporated company with the famous brand name has introduced itself with a range of LCD televisions. Its

New Products
December 1, 2003

Products in the pipeline Samsung SyncMaster 172X LCD monitor. Available now for $599 SRP. The 172X utilizes Samsung's proprietary MagicTune software and dual (digital and analog) inputs. Ideal for PC and online gamers, the 172X features 12-millisecond response time in a package weighing in at just 8.3 lbs. Samsung's MagicBright technology also offers three brightness modes designed for PC, Internet and entertainment applications. Call (800) SAMSUNG or visit www.samsungusa.com/monitor. Westinghouse Digital 27-inch LCD TV (model W32701). Available now for $2,499 SRP. This newly incorporated company with the famous brand name has introduced itself with a range of LCD televisions. Its 27-inch widescreen

When the Boss Is Away...
May 1, 2003

How Sound Crafters' Paul Papadeas is reshaping IASCA to empower his fellow dealers By David Dritsas A few years ago, staff members of Sound Crafters in Daytona Beach, Florida, played a prank on their boss, Owner Paul Papadeas. One day, a customer came in with a 15-year-old receipt for a purchase he made at the store. Amazed by this, and looking for a bit of fun, they devised a story for Papadeas, telling him that the customer was trying to make a return from that very purchase. The joke was well-received, and Papadeas kept a copy of the receipt. But later, while examining this

May Movers & Shakers
May 1, 2003

JVC has named former CEO Harry Elias to the position of honorable chairman, in which he will focus on marketing strategies and areas of distribution. Craig Geiger takes over Elias' previous title and responsibilities. Peter Weedfald moves up Samsung ranks with his recent promotion to senior vice president of strategic marketing. He joined the company in October of 2001 as the vice president of marketing communications and new media. The Monster Cable Porsche took first place in both the GT class and in the overall race at the "Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona" event. Sound Marketing and NOVA Marketing are the latest

New Gear from CES
January 1, 2003

AUDIO Expect audio to get even more digital this year. With the approval of a true digital output for DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) players, more companies will adopt the technology in their players and receivers—Pioneer and Denon have already begun. Meanwhile, speaker manufacturers are introducing higher-end SKUs, touting them as great ways to complement higher-resolution audio formats. Tower speakers seem to be making a comeback; they're seen as a good partner to plasma television. For the mass market, home-theater-in-a-box remains king, and the choice of models, and manufacturers, is growing, while others are making better systems targeted to the gaming market. Portable

The Software Side of Audio
June 1, 2002

The status of SACD and DVD-A By David Dritsas The music industry isn't on short supply of new audio formats, or at least the hardware for it. While MP3 abounds, it is seen by some as more of a curse than a blessing in the music industry. The higher quality formats of Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio (DVD-A) offer better quality digital mixes, multichannel tracks and copyright protection, but while hardware makers have plenty of SKUs for both formats, the availability of music titles in either is still low. Calling the situation a "format war" is perhaps an overstatement, but there is no

Movers & Shakers
April 1, 2002

At Kmart Corporation, amid its reorganization: James B. Adamson, chairman of the board of directors, is now CEO; Julian C. Day, former executive VP and COO of Sears, Roebuck and Co., is Kmart president and CEO; Albert A. Koch, chairman of Jay Alix & Associates, is CFO; Ted Stenger, a principal of Jay Alix & Associates, is treasurer; Janet G. Kelley was promoted to executive VP, general counsel. She previously was senior VP, general counsel; James E. Defebaugh is now senior VP, chief compliance officer and secretary. He formerly was VP, associate general counsel and secretary. Lori A. McTavish was promoted from VP, communications,

Movers & Shakers Industry People on the Move
October 1, 2001

The Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) tapped noted installer David "Fishman" Rivera to provide fabrication training for installers at each of MERA's Mobile Education Tour events. Two events occured in Hartford, Conn, and in Lisle/Naperville, Ill. last month. The next and final event is scheduled for Oct. 28th in Orlando, Fla. For more information, call MERA at (800) 949-6372. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) elected its executive committee for 2001-2002: CEDIA President Jeff Hoover of Audio Advisors; Vice President Ray Lepper of Home Media Stores; Treasurer Mitchell Klein of Media Systems; Secretary Andy Willcox of Pro Line Integrated Systems; and

People for the Week of 9.4.01
September 4, 2001

At Sharp Electronics Corporation, Michael Williamson was named vice president of Sharp's appliance division. Willamson has 11 years of experience at Sharp and more than 23 years of total sales and marketing expertise in the appliance and consumer electronics industries. He will report to Yuji Nishiyama, vice president of Sharp's consumer electronics group. Michael Cook was hired as president and CEO of MTi, Inc. With Cook's appointment, current President/CEO Mo Wagner will assume the role of chairman. Cook most recently served as president and CEO of Electronic Power Conditioning. Onkyo USA named Don Milks as Onkyo national product and marketing manager and Eric

Onkyo Sets Forth Product Line Expansion
July 1, 2001

By David Dritsas While continuing introductions of home theater audio/video receivers and DVD players, Onkyo is expanding in the areas of executive mini-systems and all-in-one home theater systems and is entering the multimedia (PC) speaker market. At press demonstrations held at Onkyo's U.S headquarters in Upper Saddle River, N.J., the company showed the newest in its line of home A/V products. In its new multimedia line, three products are starting out a line that the company says is only in the first stage. One is an audio processing box designed specifically for Apple Macintosh systems, and the second a similar device for Windows-based systems, although