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John Sciacca

John Sciacca

John Sciacca is one of the principals of Custom Theater and Audio in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • DISH vs DirecTV: Who Wins Olympic Gold?

    August 12, 2016

    As I have a DISH Hopper3 at my home and a DirecTV Genie HR54 at my custom installation showroom, I thought I would compare both providers’ Olympic offerings and see who takes the 2016 Broadcast Gold.

  • Looking for a New Line? Check Out These CEDIA First Timers

    August 09, 2016

    Sony. Control4. Sonos. Harman. Snap AV. At one point every company was a first-time exhibitor at CEDIA. This year CEDIA’s newbie exhibitors will introduce their companies to the custom installation world in an area called Innovation Alley. 

  • Batman v Superman: Dolby Atmos Review

    August 02, 2016

    As you’d expect from a massive blockbuster action film, the Dolby Atmos soundtrack is dynamic and top-shelf. The sound design throughout the film is immersive and powerful, taking full advantage of Atmos’ capabilities and putting you right in the midst of the on-screen mayhem.

  • I Understand Why Our Clients Get Frustrated

    July 26, 2016

    I’ve been doing this for nearly 20 years, and I still had some head scratching moments trying to solve the problem. All in the interest of just watching a movie. 

  • What’s Happened to Luxury Video?

    July 20, 2016

    When you think about our industry—especially the high end of it—there is no shortage of luxury products in virtually every category. But where’s the luxury video?

  • Guaranteed Way to Get Paid Faster

    July 07, 2016

    I have a running “joke” with my business partner, Al. He’ll tell me how big of a job he just sold, and then I’ll tell him that until we get paid, it isn’t sold, it’s a gift.

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Doug Henderson and Joe Atkins

Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...

BMWs, McLarens, and Volvos

Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...

Demo'ing the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.

B&W Speakers in the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.

B&W Vintage Living Room

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...

The B&W LP Collection

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...

The B&W Museum

Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.

The Wisdom of John Bowers

Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers

The History of B&W

A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history

Andy Kerr and Martial Rousseau

Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...

Turbine Head

  The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.

Andy Kerr

Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.

Historical Flagship Products

A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history

The Legendary Diamond Tweeter Dome

To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...

Demo'ing the 800 D3 Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...

800 D3 Close Up

The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...

In-wall Demo

Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.

The B&W Nautilus

Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.

Nautilus Pricing

A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system

Theater Demo

A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers