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Todd Anthony Puma

Todd Anthony Puma

Todd Anthony Puma is president of The Source Home Theater Installation in New York City.

  • Test Driving SnapAV’s New Araknis Networking Gear

    July 21, 2016

    One of the great things about being affiliated with the press is all of the cool new toys I get to play with! Last month SnapAV sent me some of its newer Araknis networking hardware to try out: a router, an eight-port Websmart PoE switch, and two AC WAPs. I spent some time playing around with the gear and was pretty impressed.

  • The Challenge of Tech Chaser Clients

    July 12, 2016

    Our clients today have a plethora of information at their fingertips, and many Tech Chasers know just enough to be dangerous. They read tech blogs and want all the cool things they’ve been hearing about — like SmartThings, Lutron Caseta, Harmony remotes, smart TVs, and Sonos. The dangerous part is that they don’t know how difficult or impossi...

  • Mass Market Streaming Media Players vs. Professional Whole Home Audio

    July 05, 2016

    So far, my company has maintained a strong preference for professional-grade whole-home audio, but with DIY product getting better and integration with control systems becoming cleaner and formally supported, I can see opportunities where I might use DIY solutions on a case-by-case basis. 

  • It’s Summer. Take a Little Time Off!

    June 29, 2016

    I’m not saying that smaller business like ours should provide a formal paid-time-off policy — especially with hourly workers — but encouraging your team to take a day here or there to recharge when you see they are dragging (and maybe when business is slow anyways) can only help.

  • The Rewards in Helping Your Competition

    June 15, 2016

    Keep your mind open and spend some time cultivating relationships outside of your comfort zone. Having other integrators in your market that you can turn to, refer business to, and who can refer business to you is an invaluable resource.

  • Summertime is Outdoor AV Upgrade Time

    June 02, 2016

    If you haven’t done it yet, now is the time to go back to those projects where you pre-wired for outdoor entertainment but didn’t install the actual hardware, be it because of budget at the time, the weather, or some other reason. 

  • Don't Sell Yourself Cheap

    May 24, 2016

    Sometimes a deal is just too good to be true. It seems like every time I price shop on Amazon and get the cheapest version of something, I end up back-shopping a week later for something better because what showed up was garbage—like that “ballistic glass” screen cover for my iPhone that cracked within a week. And I didn’t even drop it!

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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