Tweet of the Day 3/6/13
March 6, 2013

What's the most impressive audio experience you've ever had? It could be the result of content or equipment. Tell us about it!

Defying Death
November 1, 2011

Two years ago, while in Upstate NY visiting our dealers, I found myself stranded for a night in Troy, N.Y., as a result of car trouble.

Creative Creates Budget Audio Against Sound Giants Like Bose, B&W
June 2, 2011

Sound specialist Creative Technology has put its speakers up against the likes of “premium” brands like Bowers & Wilkins, Bose and Yamaha with its latest offering of wireless sound systems.

reative is typically been known as an IT brand aimed at the PC market, similar to companies like Logitech, but the company is reshaping its image and pointing its speakers at the consumer end of the market starting with releases this month.

Apple Airplay & Custom Installation
February 24, 2011

The broad range of AV products now shipping with Apple Airplay is one of the biggest stories in AV so far this year. But how does AirPlay play into the custom installation strategy?

AirPlay is Apple's vehicle for streaming audio through networked devices over WiFi. Beyond just PCs and Macs that have iTunes installed, AirPlay wireless technology is being fully integrated into speaker docks, AV receivers, and stereo systems from a wide range of AV brands, like Denon, Marantz, Klipsch, and B&W.

Sonos Job Opening Signals Entry Into Wireless Home Theater Audio?
December 1, 2010

Well now Sonos, what's this? A job opening for a Senior Product Manager to help the company "re-invent home theater sound for the digital age." More specifically, the position will be responsible for leading "new product creation teams." Hard to say for sure, but sophisticated wireless audio for home theaters certainly sounds like a safe refuge now that Marantz, Denon, JBL, iHome, B&W, and countless others will soon be competing with Sonos' whole-home distributed audio solutions just as soon as Apple's new AirPlay technology can gain traction. Besides, just picture a fully synchronized wireless 7.1 channel surround speaker system

B&W Music Club Offering 24-Bit Albums
March 2, 2009

Members of the B&W Music Club can now purchase high-quality 24-bit versions of available albums, Bowers & Wilkins announced last week. The club, curated by music legend Peter Gabriel, now has music available in 16-bit FLAC and Apple Lossless versions, as well as the new 24-bit version.

Survey Results : Luxury
February 1, 2009

A few months ago, we asked CustomRetailer readers to take our Luxury Survey.

Harman, B&W Reach Agreement on Accessories
May 5, 2008

Harman International and Bowers & Wilkins have reached a licensing agreement covering products for the luxury automotive accessories market, the companies announced Tuesday. The agreement, called an “exclusive licensing agreement” by the companies, entails Harman handling hardware development for B&W products, while B&W handles “systems integration, performance and the branding.” “This new alliance is a partnership in the truest sense of the word—a collaboration that combines the technical strengths of audio leaders possessing an extensive heritage related to producing high-performance sound offerings,” B&W’s chairman and CEO, Joe Atkins, said in a statement. “The agreement is intended to increase the pace and scale