Episode 75: Dave Nauber on Designing Classe Audio’s New Delta Series



This week, Dave Nauber joins us from Connecticut, where he is director of brand for Sound United’s Classe Audio product line. Founded in 1980, Classé Audio manufactures a suite of high-fidelity amplifiers, pre-amplifier processors, and integrated amplifiers for movie and music enthusiasts. Prior to the brand’s acquisition from Bowers and Wilkins, Dave was the president of Classe Audio, having earned that role after serving as executive VP of brand development after joining the company back in 2002. On the podcast he helps explain the ins and outs of amplifier design in general and, more specifically, what’s special about Classe Audio’s new Delta Series.

Learn more about Classe Audio at www.classeaudio.com

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Episode 74: Jason Griffing on Selling Services Plans



This week, Jason Griffing joins us from Littleton, Colorado, where he is director of product at OneVision Resources. Jason and Jeremy have known each other for a while, first as fellow guests on AV Nation’s Resi Week podcast while Jason was director of business development for the custom integration company Harrison Home Systems. Then he moved on from there and through the ranks at OneVision, the company that has made an art out of outsourced remote service for the CI channel. OneVision has a new service called ProVision that we’re going to learn more about in our conversation. Jason walks us through the concept behind the service and how custom integrators can use it to develop a clearer pathway toward selling service plans to their clients and establishing recurring monthly revenue.

Check out an RTT article on ProVision here:

ProVision from OneVision Serves as Central Hub for Service Operations

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Episode 73: Ryan McDaniel is a Lighting Specialist Now



This week, Ryan McDaniel joins us from Westfield, IN, where he is president of the custom integration firm, OneTouch Automation. This week’s conversation covers Ryan’s new, whole-home demonstration space, which includes a really beautiful second-floor dedicated home theater featuring a Star Trek-style sliding door. The two friends also discuss why Ryan decided to become American Lighting Association Lighting Specialist certified and what his observations have been over the past year in residential technology.

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Episode 72: Ted Green’s Circle-of-Life CE Career



This week, Ted Green joins us from Metuchen, NJ, where he is president of the The Stratecon Group, a strategic marketing company for the consumer electronics industry. Ted’s career spans more than 30 years, all in the CE business. His work has taken him from mass merchant & specialty retailing…to manufacturing, distribution, and… now strategic marketing and journalism. He may be best known for his influential and sometimes controversial Stata-GEE newsletter, which gained a ton of new subscribers, recently, thanks to his reporting on the challenges facing CEDIA Expo planners as the Covid-19 Delta Variant led to a mass exodus of exhibitors just weeks before that show. I consider Ted a good friend and I appreciate how he ruffles feathers in the industry, just as long as I’m not the subject of any of his stories.

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Episode 71: Deep Sentinel’s Unique Home Security Approach Formula



This week, David Selinger joins us from Pleasanton, CA, where he is CEO of home security startup Deep Sentinel. Selly was an early Amazon employee and also co-founder and CTO of Redfin, the online real estate marketplace. In all, he has been a co-founder, early employee, or an advisor at more than 20 Silicon Valley start-ups. His latest home security venture combines predictive artificial intelligence and human intervention to “Fix Home Security for Good.”

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Episode 70: Frank Sterns and the Latest from Polk and Definitive Tech



This week, Frank Sterns joins us from Southern California, where he is president of the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology brands for Sound United. Frank is back to discuss why recent product launches have been significant in the evolution of these highly respected loudspeaker brands, and he also shares some early industry predictions for 2022.

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Episode 69: iPad Docking Stations with iRoom’s Chris Lehnen



This week, Chris Lehnen joins us from Portland, Oregon to talk about iRoom IO, the Apple-certified manufacturer of premium in-wall, on-wall, and table-top docking stations and smart control solutions for iPads. Founded in Salzburg, Austria by Mark Hoffer back in 2010, iRoom products now offer features like motorized opening and closing and control functionality independent of the iPad, as well as a locking anti-theft function to enable iPads to be integrated safely into conference rooms and hotel rooms.

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Episode 68: Samantha Ventura’s CEDIA Education Legacy



This week, Samantha Ventura joins us from Indianapolis, where she is senior vice president of education and training at CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry. Though she has had a profound impact on the CEDIA community for the past three and a half years, Samantha will soon be taking a step back from the industry and corporate life to focus on writing and lecturing. Before her CEDIA tenure ends officially on October 8, we wanted to have her back on the podcast to discuss the current state of industry training, her impressions from her time at CEDIA, and what she hopes the future holds for her and the industry.

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Episode 67: Nick Berry on Origin’s Ambisonic Acquisition



This week, Nick Berry joins the podcast from Las Vegas, where he is CEO of Origin Acoustics. Origin is the loudspeaker company co-founded back in 2014 by Jeremy Burkhardt, the former CEO of the beloved audio brand SpeakerCraft. Nick might be best described as the Yin to Jeremy’s Yang, but they’re both equally savvy businesspeople and motivational leaders who are highly respected for what they bring to the industry. Origin recently announced its acquisition of high-performance audio brand Ambisonic Systems and a new agreement to serve as co-distributor of Amina Sound, a leading manufacturer of invisible loudspeakers out of the UK.

Visit www.originacoustics.com

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Episode 66: Bill Skaer on the Advantages of In-Person Industry Events



This week, Bill Skaer joins us from Dallas, Texas, where he is CEO of Bill Skaer Home Theater and Technology. Bill is one of the pioneers of the CEDIA, custom integration community, and he currently serves on the trade association’s global board of directors. Bill’s dedication to the industry has earned him both a CEDIA Fellow and CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award and he’s one of the friendliest people in the residential tech business. In this discussion, he and Jeremy Glowacki share their positive experiences at CEDIA Expo 2021 and thoughts on the future of in-person events. Bill also recalls how working in his dad’s TV store at the age of 11 influenced his future in home tech.

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