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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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Audio News

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

pink heals pink firetruck in front of Abt

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 Exclusive News

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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Audio Home Theater News

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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Happy Retirement, Lenny!

Today we bid farewell to one of our veteran employees, Lenny Szulc. For nearly twenty-four years, Lenny graced our salesfloor and phone lines, helping countless customers find the perfect appliances for their homes. In his spare time, Lenny is an avid and accomplished fisherman. Years ago, Lenny spearheaded the plan to get our 2-acre retention pond stocked with…

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Disney Plus: Everything You Need to Know

After months of rumors and speculation,the major specifications of Disney’s new streaming service were officially unveiled yesterday. Disney+, as the service will be known, stands to be the biggest news in digital streaming since Netflix started the online component of its business more than twelve years ago. Here’s all of the important info that we have on Disney+…

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Google Stadia Streaming Gaming Platform Announced

While Google has become entrenched in just about every technological aspect of our lives, from our cars to our thermostats, they’ve generally stayed away from the world of gaming (aside from those made for Android devices). That changed today, with their announcement of the Stadia streaming gaming platform. Google’s Stadia is a radical departure from traditional home gaming…

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Congratulations to the Spring 2019 Abt Star Employees!

From answering phone calls at the customer service desk to organizing stacks of refrigerators in the warehouse, each of our 1,500+ employees plays an important part in keeping Abt running like a well-oiled machine. We’ve built our reputation on offering an unparalleled shopping experience, which couldn’t happen without everyone at Abt contributing. Twice every year, we recognize four…

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