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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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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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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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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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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 Best Small TV You Can Buy

 It’s no secret that we love big TVs. It’s rare to ever hear us say anything like “you should get a smaller television,” but we recognize that there are many cases where you just simply cannot accommodate a 55-inch screen, or even a 40-inch. Perhaps you want to put a TV in your kitchen, office, or other cramped…

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