What is the biggest challenge World Wide Stereo faces this year?
The ongoing price pressure from uncontrolled internet pricing. It’s incumbent on the manufacturers to get that under control if the channels that drive the technology and the business are going to want to support their lines and to survive.
HTSA, ahead of its fall conference later this month in Chicago, has announced a pair of new dealer members. The members are Nashville's ACT Technologies and Philadelphia's Sound Xperience.
Technology Integrator: What are the biggest benefits that shading, drapery and lighting control bring to your clients, and to the interior design community and architects with whom you collaborate? What bottom-line benefits have these categories meant for you in the last year?
There was a palpable air of optimism and brightness at HTSA's fall conference in Chicago this week, one that stood in sharp contrast to the Windy City's chilly autumn weather. Dealers and integrators spoke of strong business performance in the first half of the year, which they expect to continue through the holidays.
When you're an audiophile - or simply a lover of good music and even better sound - the idea of speaking to an industry legend, such as GoldenEar's Sandy Gross, is beyond magical. Well that's exactly what our friends at HiFi House had the opportunity to do, as they sat down with the audio powerhouse to discuss everything from technology evolution and aesthetics to the brand's new elegant SuperCinema 3D Array. Specifically, when living in a household that values both sound quality and visual appeal, it can be difficult to agree on the proper speaker set-up.
HiFi House announced Wednesday that co-president and CFO Kenneth Adelberg is retiring from the company after 30 years. Paul Sandquist, in the meantime, has been promoted to Adelberg's former position.
HiFi House President Jon Robbins has been elected president of Home Technology Specialists of America, which named its new board Friday.
The name of the new Managing Director of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) will be announced soon, it was disclosed on Oct. 12 during the HTSA “Fall Pump Up” Conference in Denver.
HTSA’s 15th-anniversary Spring meeting, held this week in Arizona, was brimming with shared ideas among dealer, custom integrator and vendor members about how to survive and thrive in the midst of a slow economic recovery. Here are synopses of some of the many presentations that took place:
“The industry is directionless. Best Buy wants smaller stores. Walmart wants smaller CE departments. This, to me, is dramatic – and it plays to our strengths.” That was how Richard Glikes, executive director of the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), led off the group’s 15th-anniversary year Spring conference, which opened April 25th at the Phoenix-area Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.