Every year, new innovations in consumer electronics disrupt our world, making it harder for custom retailers and integrators to succeed. The Great Recession simply made matters worse, and masked these trends. Look at these ominous developments:
Meridian Audio said this week that it has added Crutchfield Corp. as an online resale partner, for its Explorer USB DAC and Director DAC products.
LG factory executives, engineers, CE industry representatives and customers were on hand as Video & Audio Center of Santa Monica, Calif., hosted a launch event for LG's new 4K Ultra HD TVs at its custom home theater showroom Thursday night.
ProSource said this week that it recently hosted a series of "high-level E-commerce meetings" in Chicago. Such companies as Bjorn's, Crutchfield, Electronic Expo, Huppin's/One Call, Stereo Advantage and World Wide Stereo were represented at the meetings.
NAD will ship in July the Digital Classic Series: three new components designed to bring its traditional customer into the realm of computer audio while at the same time cultivating the younger, “digital native” demographic familiar and comfortable with streaming media “to whom the hi-fi industry is Apple,” said Greg Stidsen, NAD’s director of technology and product planning.
PRO Group announced Wednesday that Leon Temiz of Electronics Expo is the newest member of its board of directors.