John Sciacca is one of the principals of Custom Theater and Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Watching first-run, Hollywood movies in your home the day they come out is pretty much the dream of true home theater ownership. But, if you’re a law-abiding citizen, and care anything about quality, then this has remained a dream for most.
My family and I just rode out Hurricane Matthew. (If you didn’t know, we live in Myrtle Beach, SC.) By most tracks, the storm was supposed to kind of pinball off the coast below us and then veer off out to the ocean as it gradually lost power.
Before CEDIA, I could have cared less about Amazon’s Alexa. It just seemed like a $179 toy that I had no interest in. Alexa was packed with some handy features, sure, but it didn’t offer anything that I didn’t already have in phone. So why is Amazon’s Alexa the breakthrough product that is finally going make voice control viable?
On the surface, when you think about this industry and what we do, our days should really be filled with fun and smiles. But there’s often a lot of money involved in the projects we work on, and with money comes expectation—whether real or imagined—and when those “expectations” somehow aren’t met, there comes some form of conflict.
Whether you came to Dallas looking to be educated, wanting to find out the latest in networking, explore advances in home theater, stay on the cutting edge of automation, or see what was new in audio distribution, CEDIA had plenty to offer everyone.
By using virtual reality, REAL wants to let customers “walk through” their new theater space “before a single nail is driven.”
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On the eve of CEDIA, where I’m sure we’ll see the continued evolution of the home viewing experience, that comment along with Kaleidescape’s recent temporary hiatus from business, made me think just how far we’ve come in enjoying movies at home.
Three weeks ago today, movie server pioneer Kaleidescape abruptly shut its doors. In a lengthy interview with company co-founder and CEO, Cheena Srinivasan, he told me that “the company had exhausted its financial resources, and attempts to raise capital didn’t materialize in a timely manner to extend the runway to deal with the transition and volume ramp up to new products.”
So far I’ve introduced 13 of the companies exhibiting for the first time at CEDIA. Here are the final five companies to put on your appointment calendar.
Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...
Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...
Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.
Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.
Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...
Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the com...
Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.
Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers
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Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...
The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.
Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.
A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history
To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...
Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...
The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...
Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.
Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.
A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system
A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers
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