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Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 22nd 2011 Item

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Yamaha.  The winner will win a Yamaha Black Portable Playing iPod dock.  Yamaha designed the octagon-shaped body to deliver stability, toughness and style. Choose from four strong colors – white, dark blue, green and black – each accented by a color-matched, perforated steel grille.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

 

Yamaha Plans For Big Changes

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Yamaha will expand its selection of active soundbars, headphones and iPod/iPhone-docking tabletop audio systems at January’s International CES.

In headphones, the company launched its first model about a year and half ago and has since expanded the selection to five models, including four ear buds that come with multiple tip options to ensure a tight fit that is as effective in blocking noise as earbuds with active noise cancellation.  In headphones, Yamaha will focus on delivering “high quality” rather than delivering endorsements from major artists.

Yamaha is also looking at creating a line of more affordable soundbars for consumers.  In iPod/iPhone-docking tabletop music systems, Yamaha will further expand its already wide selection with changes in appearance.  Look forward to seeing new things from Yamaha in early 2012 after CES 2012.

Are You A Piano Man?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Yamaha F11 Piano at Abt

Abt carries a wide array of products from typical household appliances, to TVs, to even unique items you wouldn’t think we sell.  One of those unique items is a Yamaha MODUS F11 Slimline Digital Piano.  We have had one on display in our atrium, enchanting our customers with its melodic tunes, since early last year.  Unfortunately for us (but fortunately for you), it is time for us to let go of this beautiful instrument.  Normally retailing for $9,100, we are selling this demo unit for only $4,500.  If you are interested, please contact our knowledgeable sales staff or stop by today.

-Jennifer A.

Get Ready for Summer Crusin'

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Abt’s mobile audio department can get any vehicle ready to rock! It’s almost boating season, so make sure you aren’t stuck on a lake with nothing to listen to.

We just got finished installing a new stereo system in a Yamaha jet boat today. It’s got new Kenwood speakers, a receiver made to use with an iPod, an Alpine marine amp, and Alpine marine sub woofers.

Whatever mode of transportation you use, Abt’s got a mobile audio solution for you!

Speak with a mobile audio sales specialist today about our line of marine audio components.

-Kelly B.

Hot Holiday Gift Ideas From Abt

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ed Curran, CBS 2’s technology reporter, visited Abt Electronics on Wednesday. He spoke with employee Josh Davis about the hottest holiday gift ideas for 2009.

Beginning with the Yamaha M4 piano, outside our Sony store, Ed sat down to listen to a few Christmas tunes. This Yamaha will play prerecorded songs or you can make your own music.

 

Chicago, like many other cities are hands-free, when it comes to cell phones. Do you have a Bluetooth headset for safer driving? If not, try the Bumble Bee headset. A great gift or stocking stuffer.

If you haven’t gotten an iPod® or need a new one, Abt has the must have gift this season, the iPod® Touch. Starting at $199 for the 8GB to $399 for the 64GB, this is an mp3 player, web-surfing, emailing, and game playing machine.

iPod® and iPhone™ accessories are topping so many Christmas lists this year. Tech 21 has revolutionized the iPhone™ and iPod® case market. They have created iBand, an indestructible case for the ultimate in protection. The Tech 21 case is made from a pliable material that strengthens to steel-like proportions upon impact.

Powermat chargers are wireless and work with iPod®, iPhone™, Blackberries, handheld electronic games, and more. Simply adhere the adaptor to the back of the device you would like to charge, lay the device on the Powermat, and charging begins automatically. All Powermat accessories are buy one and the second is 30% off.

Sonos has made listening to music in multiple rooms of your home a breeze. The ZonePlayer S5 is an all-in-one, wireless, music system that delivers superior sound, unlimited music, and endless enjoyment — all over the home. Plus, you can control it all with your iPhone™ or iPod® touch using the free Sonos Controller for iPhone™ app.

LCD TVs have really dropped in price this year. Abt is offering a 52” Samsung LCD HDTV with a free Blu-ray player for only $1119. Abt has quite a few bundle deals, visit Abt.com for details.

-Kelly B.

New Goodies From the CEDIA Expo

Monday, September 14th, 2009

September 9-12, 2009 was the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo in Atlanta. Mike Abt and Jim Kozicki checked out all the new electronics that we can expecting to see at the Abt store in upcoming months. They saw some really cool new technology.

Pioneer and Yamaha both brought new iPod speaker systems and sound bars. Pioneer’s a new 2.1 speaker system and a new 2.1 soundbar system with a wireless subwoofer. E-Tap is their new web-based media storage system. With E-Tap storage of photos, music, and streaming video will be available on the internet.

Yamaha’s new iPod speaker dock, the PDX60, comes with a wireless dongle which transmits music to the main station from a remote location. PDX60 is iPhone compatible and because the wireless dock overrides the main dock operation it is possible to charge two iPhones at once. Yamaha’s soundbar has a slim speaker bar with a subwoofer and controller unit that runs the whole system. There was also a cool network receiver, new from Yamaha, the RXV2065. It has an App which works on the iPhone and iTouch that controls the receiver.

Quite a few new speakers made an appearance at CEDIA this year. Definitive technology, Klipsch, Kef, and Polk Audio had a great showing. Definitive showed their new MYTHOS speaker. Meant to be wall mounted, at a svelte 1.5” deep, it’s thinner than some LED TVs on the market. This MYTHOS speaker is a multi-woofer, single-tweeter LCR speaker. In keeping with the tradition of the MYTHOS line, this speaker too, is made out of the extruded aluminum.

Klipsch’s offering at this years expo, is their new down-firing, lower-priced subwoofer. The 8” SW350 will retail at $349 and the 10” SW45 will be $449.

Kef displayed a wireless subwoofer and a new wireless soundbar product.

Polk Audio also brought an ultra-thin 50” soundbar. New additions to their IHT line were new at the expo. They showed a larger speaker for use with a 50” TV, and a shallower version for a smaller TV. There were also inwall/inceiling speakers that had a unique bezel that almost vanishes when painted.

Denon brought a Blu-ray-receiver unit that combines a high-quality Blu-ray player and amplifier in a one-piece solution for just $1799.

Panamax came up with something really unique for the show and consumers this year. They have come out with a surge protector/line conditioner, the M4315, which can be programmed with an IP address for remote monitoring of a system—from a power angle. The unit will store data about spikes, surges, and dropouts for the life of the system. An additional battery will be available for the unit too, model MB1500.

Sonos was excited to let everyone know that when using their new CR200—you can Tweet about what you are listening to—or anything else.

The XBR10 was the TV, from the Sony camp, that got a lot of notice. It’s a side-lit, ultra-thin, LED TV with a wireless media box that keeps the TV free from wires, giving it a super-clean look. Also, from Sony this year, a new network Blu-ray player that streams music and video from the web. The Blu-ray, BDPN460, will sell for $249. Finally, from Sony this year, is a receiver that can be programmed with an IP address for remote troubleshooting. This receiver is compatible with Crestron and Control4 products right out of the box, equaling no complicated programming

For more information on the products at CEDIA, contact an Abt sales specialist.

-Kelly B.