New Jersey retailer Electronics Expo, having regained its financial footing, will open an additional high-end-brand-populated store next month in the same Union, N.J. 10,800-square-foot facility that had originally housed the chain’s second store, Leon Temiz, its CEO, told Dealerscope Thursday. The store currently operates out of a single, 19,000-square-foot facility in Wayne, N.J; the new store will hold a soft opening Nov. 6 for the vendor community and then officially open on Nov. 10.
Best Buy said over the weekend that it will showcase the new Dolby Atmos audio technology in 400 select Magnolia locations at Best Buy stores. Best Buy and Magnolia are offering products featuring the technology from Pioneer Elite, Marantz, Denon In-Command, Yamaha Aventage, Definitive Technology and Onkyo. See a store locator for participating locations here.
Capitol announced Thursday that it will host eight free training courses at its Eagan, MN, headquarters on Oct. 15 and 16, as part of the Capitol Learning Institute.
C.E.D. is planning a pair of "Fall Ball" events this October, a tradition celebrating its 15th year.
Pioneer sold off another piece of itself Tuesday, announcing the sale of its disc jockey equipment division to KKR & Co. for the equivalent of about $550 million.
The parent companies of Pioneer and Onkyo this week announced that they have "executed a basic agreement" to integrate Pioneer’s Home AV business, phone business and headphone-related business, with Onkyo.
Onkyo has announced the arrival of Dolby Atmos functionality on several of its receiver products, via a firmware update. The update applies to the Onkyo TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers.
Dolby Laboratories held a demonstration day to showcase both its cinema and home theater applications of Dolby Atmos sound technology at its New York City offices Aug. 13, as prelude to what Dolby senior director of sound technology research Brett Crockett termed “specific, multiple announcements” regarding the technology during CEDIA Expo next month.