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Pete R

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Bose Soundbar 700 vs Soundbar 500

Without a doubt, one of the most popular consumer electronic products—and holiday gifts—is the soundbar. TVs continue to get thinner and more advanced, offering greater picture quality and smart functions. But the one thing that always suffers from this shrinkification is the TV’s sound. It’s simple physics: the thinner the TV, the thinner the speakers. And the thinner…

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Events Home Theater TVs & Electronics

Experience The Cave

Last week we gave you an inside look at The Cave, our new showroom that is jam-packed with everything you’d ever need to create the hangout of your dreams, from color-changing mood lights to a stand-up arcade game that keeps your drinks cold. And inside The Cave, you’re also bound to find something for every type of person…

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Kitchen Videos

Thanksgiving Dinner with Miele Appliances

Holiday cooking season is in full swing, and we’re always looking for ways to be better prepared and work more efficiently in the kitchen. Our quest took us to the Miele Experience Center at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, where we chatted with the pros from Miele about some of their latest products. They showed us some…

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Events Home Theater

SVS Speakers & Subwoofers Unleashed

Twenty years ago, SVS began as a direct-to-consumer audio brand, leveraging the then-new idea of internet sales to cut out the middle man and get quality audio gear right to the listener at a fair price. In the years since, they’ve become a favorite brand of audiophiles on the internet and beyond, finding their way into retail stores…

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Abt Exclusive

Abt Named One of Chicago’s Top Workplaces

For the ninth year in a row, Abt has been recognized as one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces, according to the Chicago Tribune. The ranking is based on anonymous employee surveys, and takes into consideration a variety of factors, from tangible employee benefits to the overall sentiment of a workplace. Ask an employee why they rate Abt highly and…

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Events

Abt Halloween Costume Contest 2018

Help us choose the winners of this year’s Halloween costume contest! It’s time for the annual Abt Halloween Costume Contest, and once again, you can help select the winners. Some were spooky and some were goofy, but they all added to the spirit of the day. The variety of costumes, and sheer number of people who take part, make…

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Computers News

The New MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini

Apple announced quite a few product refreshes at their hardware event today in Brooklyn. Included in the announcements were updates to the MacBook Air, the Mac Mini, and the iPad Pro. And while Apple announcements come around every year, this one saw some of the most significant upgrades in years.  Here’s what’s new in these Apple products: 2018…

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Sales and Promotions

The Abt Customer Appreciation Sale is Here.

The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, but you don’t need to wait another month to start saving. Today is the start of the final Abt Customer Appreciation Sale of 2018. Hit the link, or visit our Glenview showroom, to find savings on thousands of products, along with other limited-time promotions like special financing offers and product bundles.…

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