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New Tamron E-Mount Lenses Announced

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Some great news for Sony mirrorless camera users! Tamron has just announced the release of a trio of prime lenses built specifically for the E-mount system. Comprised of 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm models, the new Tamron E-mount lenses sport a feature set—and price point—that could potentially make them instant favorites.  Each lens in the new lineup has a…

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Events Kitchen

Bluestar Cafe Grand Opening Event with Chef Paul Kahan

Chef Paul Kahan cooking in the Bluestar kitchen at Abt

The newest addition to our ever-evolving showroom had its official opening last night, with a special event led by renowned local chef Paul Kahan. Chef Kahan, best known as the creative force behind Chicago restaurants Blackbird, avec, and The Publican, among others, stopped by Abt to lead guests through a multi-course cooking demonstration utilizing Bluestar kitchen appliances. Attendees…

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Audio Videos

Denon HEOS Wireless Speakers Compared

It’s safe to say that we are firmly in the golden era of wireless audio products. Not long ago, most portable speakers were dismissed as toys, and not something capable of any serious listening. But that sentiment has changed, as many of the most respected names in the audio industry have released portable wireless speakers that meet the…

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Learning Center TVs & Electronics Videos

How to Rescan Your HDTV

In the great digital television transition of 2009, all broadcast television signals in the US shifted from analog to digital, to free up bandwidth and improve overall viewing quality. You may remember needing to purchase a set-top tuner and learning a new set of channel numbers. Due to some shuffling of the current digital spectrum, many of the…

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Abt Exclusive

Chat With Us!

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Part of what makes Abt such a great place to shop is our commitment to customer service, from helping you pick out the perfect product to offering free post-purchase tech support. In fact, our service is one of the main reasons that the world’s favorite consumer magazine has chosen us as a top place to buy appliances, nine…

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Events

Abt Halloween Party 2019

Abt Electronics Halloween Party Information

It’s spooky season, and we’re gearing up for one of our most fun in-store events of the year: the annual Abt Halloween Party. As in year’s past, we’ll be celebrating with trick-or-treating throughout the store, and our digital photo booth will be set up to capture pics of everyone’s costumes. The event is totally free, but please RSVP…

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Learning Center Videos

How to Choose an Audio Receiver

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Whether you’re looking to build a full-scale home theater with the most immersive surround sound system, or just want a basic stereo system to listen to music, the one piece of equipment you’re absolutely going to need is an audio receiver. The receiver is the brains of any audio system, bridging the gap between your input devices and…

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Events

Lego Race Day

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This month, we’re hosting a special event that’s just for kids! Guests age 12 and under are invited to Lego Race Day, where they will build a Lego race car and compete in races with it. Think “Pinewood Derby” meets Lego blocks. The top racers will win some great prizes, but everyone will walk away with some goodies.…

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Audio News

New Bowers & Wilkins Headphones Announced

It’s been just about two years since Bowers & Wilkins released the stellar PX wireless headphones, and even longer since the other models in the P lineup first hit the market. In that time, the company has revamped many of their most popular bookshelf and floorstanding speakers, and released their acclaimed Formation system—the industry’s first true audiophile-quality wireless…

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