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Abt is a Top Workplace for the Tenth Year in a Row

Earlier this month, we were delighted to receive some good news: Abt had been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in the Chicagoland area for 2019. This year marks the tenth in a row that we’ve been honored with that accolade in The Chicago Tribune’s annual poll, and we couldn’t be prouder. We owe awards like these…

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Celebrating America Recycles Day

November 15th is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to educating people on the importance of recycling, and motivating them to make it a regular part of their lives. While recycling seems like an easy concept, there are enough rules that it can get confusing—and that can be discouraging. America Recycles Day aims to take some of the…

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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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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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The new Apple iPhone 11, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and More Announced

It wouldn’t be September without the start of football and a major product announcement from Apple. At today’s Apple Event, the company announced revisions to their entire lineup, and released official details on a pair of upcoming services. Here’s everything we learned at the Apple event today. Apple ArcadeAnnounced earlier this year, Apple’s subscription gaming service was fleshed…

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Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Star Employees

Keeping Abt running smoothly day after day is a team effort in the truest sense. More than 1,500 employees call our Glenview showroom home—from the accounts payable department to our HVAC service and install crews. If there’s a job to be done, we try to do it in-house, and that takes dedication from all parties involved. Twice a…

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Sonos Finally Goes Truly Wireless

Sonos may not have started the wireless speaker revolution, but they darn near perfected it. With an iconic design, an intuitive app, and unprecedented audio quality over a wireless connection, Sonos speakers set the standard to which every latecomer has aspired. Sonos became the de facto example of a “wireless speaker,” with one caveat—you still needed to plug…

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Pink Heals Firetruck Visits Abt

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For the last few weeks, our mobile audio installation team has been working on a special vehicle, unique even compared to the typically eclectic parade of cars and trucks that passes through our shop. Her name is Diane, and she’s part of the Pink Heals fleet of firetrucks. She came to us for a sound system rewire, and…

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Abt Makes a Special Wish Come True

When Abt was founded 83 years ago, Jewel and David Abt believed that whatever a person does for a living, they can use it as a vehicle to do good and make people’s lives better—even if it was through something as potentially mundane as selling a refrigerator. That philosophy forms the basis of our motto “The answer is…

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wireless Audio System Unveiled

For more than fifty years, Bowers & Wilkins has made a name creating some of the finest speakers available for purchase. They are best known for creating audiophile-quality speakers whose signature is stunningly accurate sound reproduction—the listener hears exactly what the music creator intended. While they have always experimented with radical, innovative speaker designs like the Nautilus and…

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