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Holiday Gift Guide: Movie Lover Gifts

Home movie night setup.

As the holiday season approaches, the search for the perfect gift is on everyone’s mind. If you’re shopping for presents that transcend the ordinary and aim to provide an unparalleled cinematic experience for the movie aficionado in your life, you’ve come to the right place. From crystal-clear visuals on the Sony A95L QD-OLED TV to spine-tingling audio from our Sonos soundbar, each item in this gift guide is a ticket to an…

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Audio Products

Soundbar Showdown: Bose Smart Soundbar 600 vs. Sonos Beam Gen 2

As TVs get thinner, soundbars are more popular than ever. But how do you choose which is best for you? Bose and Sonos are both incredibly popular brands at Abt, and each brand makes great soundbars. Our video team has weighed the pros and cons of the Bose Smart Soundbar 600 and the Sonos Beam Gen 2 to help you decide which is best for your setup: Design & Dimensions When it…

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Audio Home Theater

Meet the New Sonos Arc Soundbar

Since single-handedly starting the wireless hi-fi industry more than a decade ago, Sonos has continued to grow to its product lineup, introducing increasingly advanced devices. This week, the company debuted their most ambitious product yet, the Sonos Arc soundbar. With a wealth of features that are poised to make it one of the best soundbars available, the Sonos Arc promises to be not just a great home theater soundbar, but also an…

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Audio Home Theater Learning Center TVs & Electronics Videos

Do I Need a Soundbar for My TV?

So you’ve just unboxed and set up your new LED TV, fired up Netflix to put on an intense action blockbuster, hit “play,” and…now you’re underwhelmed. It probably looks great, but you might find the sound lacking. Because while the picture on modern 4K TVs is impressive, the audio quality on nearly all flat panel TVs will most likely underwhelm you—it’s just a matter of physics. A thin TV can only contain…

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Audio Home Theater Videos

LG SL10YG and Samsung HW-Q80R Soundbars Compared

LG SL10YG vs Samsung HWQ80R soundbar comparison review

It’s no secret that today’s ultra-thin TVs tend to lack in audio quality—this is an unfortunate side effect of their shrinking profiles. So, in order to get the most out of movie night, some sort of supplementary speaker system is just about mandatory. A surround sound system greatly improves the cinematic experience, bringing the feel of the theater into your own home. Unfortunately, setting up and subsequently using a high-tech audio system…

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TVs & Electronics Videos

Sonos Beam vs Playbar Soundbar Comparison

When the Sonos Playbar first launched, it was the company’s first foray into the popular category of soundbar speakers. The Playbar combined the typical soundbar form factor with Sonos’ renowned wireless audio technology, giving the speaker an advantage over its non-connected competitors; the wireless functionality meant the Playbar worked marvelously as a stand-alone speaker, great for streaming your music library and not just accompanying your movies or TV shows. Earlier this year,…

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Home Theater Internet of Things News

Sonos Beam Smart Soundbar Announced

The Sonos Beam brings smarts to your home theater setup. When Sonos launched their first product in 2005, they didn’t just release an impressive new gadget, they basically created an entirely new audio device subcategory: the hi-fidelity wireless speaker. Sonos proved that you didn’t need wires to enjoy high-quality audio, and you didn’t need to go broke doing it wirelessly. Since then, the wireless audio industry has seen countless competitors, and to…

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CES 2018 Home Theater

CES 2018: Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

The Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar is a soundbar that addresses two issues with soundbars that, quite frankly, we’re surprised have not been dealt with since the devices hit the market. The first is size. Say you have a nice, wide TV perched on an entertainment center—or perhaps mounted to your wall—and below the TV is your soundbar. Maybe it’s by the same brand as your TV, maybe a different brand, but either…

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CES 2018 Home Theater

CES 2018: Sony HT-Z9F Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Innovative technologies like Sony’s Acoustic Surface system (found on their A1E and A8F OLED TVs) have helped improved the typically lacking sound that comes out of today’s uber-slim displays. But for the most part, even the most casual viewer is going to want an auxiliary audio source, which is where soundbars come in, providing high-quality, multi-channel sound from a single device that’s designed to be inconspicuous and easy to hook up. The…

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Abt Exclusive Events Videos

Gearing Up for the Big Game

The Big Game is just a few days away, but there’s still time to make sure you’re set up with all the gear that will make Sunday as super as possible. Our resident tech expert, Josh, paid a visit to our friends at WGN News to talk about some must-have products that will make the most out of your gameday. If you already have all the gear you need for your Big Game…

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