Ted Green curates a widely read weekly CE business blog at Strata-gee.com, the online home of The Stratecon Group, his marketing and strategy agency for the tech industry.
During a recent interview for a Residential Systems cover story, Plaehn was particularly impressive with his clear, detailed, nuanced vision of what he calls “the journey” that the industry is taking to the future. Here's what what else he had to say on the subject.
Stop and think about this for a moment: How much better would your decisions be if you knew today where the industry was headed in the future?
Based on conversations with multiple manufacturers with differing levels of commitment to the integration of a voice user interface in their systems, most showed little reserve and seemed quite bullish on the topic. Some are strongly encouraging integrators to quickly hop on the VUI jet, which they suggest is taking off.
Recently, while I was researching the growing sales of analog turntables, vinyl records, and analog two-channel systems, an integrator told me that he had to scramble when he realized he was not capitalizing on this “analog renaissance.”
The “third rail” of the consumer electronics and custom integration industry–a subject so hot that you’ll get burned if you touch it– is the topic of profits.
There are incredibly powerful ways to drive traffic to you–in effect, tilting the internet to your advantage–that are both easy and affordable.
Lean back, close your eyes and let’s take a magical metaphorical journey.
“The room is the final audio component,” acoustician Dr. Floyd Toole once said.
Over the last five years or so, most large suppliers and many smaller ones developed special websites–known as portals–where dealers can research products and place orders.
Tech system consultants have been a part of our industry for years.
The full BP900 speaker family
BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
A close up of the base of Definitive Technology’s BP9060 and its height-channel module
The iconic Definitive Technology logo.
Looking down at the Definitive Technology BP9060 Bipolar Tower Speaker
An example of the BP9060 speaker towers at home.
The CS9080 component center channel speaker
The back panel of the CS9080
A width up shot of the CS9080
The A90 component height modules
The A90 height module integrated with the BP9060 tower speaker
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