Onkyo has announced three new mid-priced receivers coming to market in April, with a 7.1-channel Home Theater in a Box system following in May. The new receiver models—TX-NR525 ($499), TX-NR626 ($599), and TX-NR727 ($899)—all three feature access to an upgraded selection of streaming music services (including Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and Last.fm),
In our annual buying group roundtable, weasked group directors to help us find the money. Here’s the direction they took us in. For more insights from the roundtable, see the March issue of Dealerscope.
Capitol announced Thursday that it will host a two-day Capitol Learning Institute training event this March, featuring eight classes. The event is scheduled March 13 and 14 at Capitol's headquarters in Eagan, Minn.
If things keep going the way they are, the headphone category just might need its own CES.
It’s no secret that the margin squeeze on under-60-inch panels keeps getting tighter, so with no letup in sight independent dealers are raising their bets on audio to boost bottom lines.
Heavy marketing and smart management - along with a resurgence of consumer interest in many things audio – certainly helped the category shine last year. But maintaining that momentum will take fresh cycles of innovative new categories and updated traditional products in tune with the changing needs consumers.
That was the reason the ProSource organization, which includes dealers of the PRO Group and Brand Source’s Home Entertainment Source (HES) buying groups, recently toured factories and R&D centers of select suppliers. The trip included visits to D+M, Harman, Onkyo/Integra and Sharp.
Onkyo said this week that it will enter the headphone marketplace, with products introduced at International CES next month.
CEDIA Expo provided audio suppliers with a stage to showcase highly featured components that mesh easily within home control ecosystems. Loudspeaker introductions were attuned to making TVs sound better, as was the case last year. Many of those speakers now included Bluetooth and AirPlay to give consumers easier access to audio stored on their mobile devices. Here are highlights:
URC has announced the addition of new features to its URC Total Control Mobile iOS App.
ProSource said this week that its leaders recently visited Asia to meet with audio manufacturers, including D&M, Yamaha, Harman/Kardon, and Onkyo/Integra.
CED Inc. will host its annual Fall Ball Oct. 9 at Pinstripes in Northbrook, Ill. The event will feature numerous presentations and demonstrations, from such companies as LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Elite, Pioneer, Yamaha, Onkyo, Polk, Jamo, Proficient, 2GIG, RTI, URC and Digital Watchdog.