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Abt’s Top 10 Best Vacuum Cleaners

It’s hard to believe that we’re already standing on the threshold of autumn. Before you know it, chilly weather will be knocking at the door and we’ll be closing up all of the windows. That means more time spent inside, which means more kids playing on the carpet and more pets sitting on couches. And that makes autumn…

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Sonos Arc Soundbar Overview

Earlier this year, Sonos announced their new soundbar, the Arc, which promised to be a top-tier offering. The Sonos Arc would be the brand’s largest soundbar yet—better suited to match with today’s increasingly large flat panel TVs—and offered the most elaborate driver arrangement we’d seen from them. In short, it looked like it would be not just Sonos’…

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How to Set Up Your Own Backyard Movie Theater

Setting Up Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater A normal night at the movies hasn’t been possible for most of 2020, which has been a bummer for ardent film fans and casual moviegoers alike. Some theaters have adapted by offering drive-in movies, marking a resurgence in a tradition that was nearly extinct. But even with the drive-in theater renaissance,…

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Searching for new employment opportunities in the Chicagoland area? If you enjoy working with people, thrive in situations where you’re trusted to make your own decisions, and look forward to every day holding something different, you could be a great fit at Abt. We are currently hiring for a variety of positions throughout our business, with immediate need…

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Streaming Lollapalooza 2020 From Home

Get the most out of your at-home Lollapalooza experience  It’s not news that many of the things we love most about summer have been temporarily put on hold, if not outright cancelled. Going out for dinner and a drink, catching a movie, and attending a concert have suddenly become nearly impossible. Most entertainment industries were able to pivot,…

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Our YouTube Channel Turns 100,000!

It seems like only yesterday that the Abt YouTube channel was a fledgling account, with just a handful of subscribers and celebrating our one-millionth view. From that milestone on, our video team set their sites on the next big goal: 100,000 subscribers. After years of hard work, crafting hundreds of videos of TV reviews, buying guides, and product…

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The Top TVs of 2020: Abt’s Picks

2020 is the year that we all got to be very good friends with our TVs. Whether it was binge-watching The Office for the Nth time or enjoying the innovative option of viewing a first-run Hollywood blockbuster in our basements, we’ve all spent excessive time in front of the tube. And for many of you, this newfound relationship…

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Happy Retirement to Terry, Bern, Wayne, and Debby

Today we wished a fond farewell to four very special long-time employees: Terry, Bern, Wayne, and Debby. Together, this group has over 150 total years of experience at Abt. They have worked in just about every department that’s ever existed, each contributing something special. In 2017, we honored Terry on his 50th anniversary at Abt. He started as…

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JBL Quantum Gaming Headsets Compared

If you’re one of the many people who picked up video gaming over the last few months, you might find yourself hooked on this new hobby, already on the lookout for additional accessories to improve the gaming experience. Video game gear runs the gamut from specialized chairs to customizable gaming controllers—it’s a nearly limitless industry that you could…

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