Barrett's to Unveil Design Center
February 13, 2014

Barrett's, the Chicago area custom technology company, will host an unveiling of its new design center next Wednesday. 

Celebrating Music at Bob & Ron's
April 9, 2010

On the evening of April 8, some of the most elite audio and home theater equipment manufacturers took the stage at Bob & Ron's World Wide stereo for its Music Matters event in the Montgomeryville, Pa.

NYC's Stereo Exchange to Mark 25th Anniversary
October 30, 2009

Renowned New York City high-end audio retailer and custom installer Stereo Exchange is commemorating 25 years in business with an invitation-only event Nov. 5 that launches a multi-day celebration running through Nov. 8, replete with special sales and product premieres from select manufacturers.

URC Adds Complete Control Partners
March 6, 2009

Universal Remote Control announced Thursday that it has welcomed 23 new members to its Complete Control Partner Program (CCPP), joining the 18 charter members who signed on when the program was launched last June.

Interior Motives
July 1, 2002

The secret behind Sounds Like Music's hybrid business model—a store for the 21st century By Natalie Hope McDonald Dave Wiggs knows there's a friendly war brewing between home theater installers and major out-of-the-box retailers. But you wouldn't know it to judge this president's newest store. Sounds Like Music, the Phoenix, Arizona-based home theater, telecommunications, lighting and security provider, operates on the schizophrenic notion that both camps can, in fact, get along. Wiggs is both retailer and custom installer. Now on his third branch in the chain, the company's corporate infrastructure banks on two specific high-end markets: showroom buying and custom home installing.

January 1, 2001

President O. Perry Clay of Sharp Electronics Corp. retired, effective December 31. He had been with Sharp for 17 years, having left Westinghouse Electric Corp. where he served for 23 years. He will continue to serve Sharp as an advisor to the chairman for an agreed period to assure a seamless transition. Sharp has not yet announced who will replace Clay. The company also named Bob Scaglione vice president of marketing of the company's consumer electronics group. Scaglione joined Sharp in 1989 as a sales manager for audio/visual products. Dr. Herbert Wörner will hand the reins of CEO and president of BSH Bosch

Editorial Index
January 1, 2001

Company Web Site Page# 2Wire 58 3Com 32, 58 54 AMD 58 Audiovox 32, 64 B&W 52, 73 Belkin Components 32, 70 Buy Link 54 Canon 16 Channel Master 71 Cidco 72 Cisco Systems 58 CMC Magnetics Corp. 72 CMi Worldwide 40, 76 Cobra 16, 64, 66 Compaq 60, 58 Computer Expressions 70 Conexant 58 Creative 50 DataPlay 67 Denon 38 Dirt Devil 77 EnGenius 62 Epoch 36 Ericsson 64 EspriTV, Inc. 40 Fujitsu 36, 67 Harmon-Kardon <a href=""

Full Speed Ahead in Audio
January 1, 2001

By David Dritsas Despite the setbacks of the market economy in the latter half of 2000, home and personal audio sales have still been strong. Recent numbers from the Consumer Elec-tronics Association report that the first three quarters of 2000 were up 11 percent over 1999, totaling $6.2 billion in revenue. Following suit, manufacturers are showing no signs of slowing down product introductions. At the 2001 CES, audio enters the new year with some interesting new technologies, as well as the convergence of other consumer technologies into traditional devices. No doubt, the transition of MP3 and digital audio to home audio components is

Definitive Audio More Than Just a Store
August 1, 2000

By David Dritsas When Mark Ormiston came to Definitive Audio in 1982, he joined a business that owned one store with a handful of salespeople. Today, as president of the company, Ormiston oversees two stores and a diverse staff of 64 employees that includes salespeople, architects, designers and software developers. Certainly, a lot has changed in the store's 25 years. Definitive Audio is no stranger to the pros and cons of changing times in the retail business, but it has managed to come out on top as one of the most successful independent audio/video retailers in the Puget Sound area. Today, it represents some