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We’re back with the residential news, and Matt is back in a color palette that doesn’t look like a giallo film. Today we are joined by President of Southtown AV Heather Sidorowicz and Senior Director of Training at Atlona Ken Eagle as we tackle the latest news and topics coming out of the residential side of the AV industry.
Invisible speakers are not something new to this industry, companies like Stealth Acoustics and Sonance have been making creative solutions like these for years. The difficulty lies less in the installation (even if that is still a challenge) but actually selling them to your clients. Are they worth it? What there is to discuss about the speaker that is heard but not seen.
BlackWire has been named the sole distributor for Sennheiser’s new AMBEO soundbar. This soundbar is impressive both visually and through the hardware, boasting 13 drivers and 5.1 Dolby along with Atmos options and more. Is this solution the next leader for soundbars?
CEDIA has stated they will be resuming in-person education courses at their headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. There’s really no way to dance around the biggest question: Is this too soon? What are the absolutely necessary things to be teaching that can’t be conveyed in the virtual space? Getting an inside perspective of the training process and how companies like Atlona are handling virtual training.
Let’s face it, video calls are piling up and everyone is spending a lot more time on camera. Conferencing fatigue is real, so much to the point that Microsoft is utilizing Teams to try and combat that fatigue. Is this going to be successful? Looking at how we can limber up and keep our spirits high as we trudge through many, many more video calls.
- Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV
- Ken Eagle – Atlona
- Residential Tech Today – Invisible speakers in the home
- Residential Systems – BlackWire exclusive distributor for Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar
- CEPro – CEDIA to return to limited in-person classes
- Engadget – Fighting video conference fatigue
- AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
- Matt’s review of Sonos ARC mentioned can be found here.