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  1. Todd Anderson

    Premium Audio Company Promotes Vincent Bonacorsi to COO

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — 12.21.2023 — Premium Audio Company (PAC), an innovative provider of premium audio solutions, proudly announces the promotion of Vincent Bonacorsi to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Vincent has been an integral part of PAC’s growth and success since 2007, an illustrious tenure...
  2. Todd Anderson

    Premium Audio Company Releases Firmware Update for Its Flagship Receiver Lineup - Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer, and Elite

    (December 19, 2023) As we first reported on Episode 12.11.2023 of the Home Theater News Review Podcast, Premium Audio Company (PAC) released new firmware for all four of its flagship receivers. According to PAC, the update improves audio playback, overall functionality, and the room correction...
  3. Todd Anderson

    Home Theater News Review Podcast: Episode 12.11.2023

    (December 11, 2023) On this episode of HTNR, we dive into the world of Trinnov, talk about a new Pioneer firmware release, discuss LG's environmental achievement, and more. We also talk about disc sales, recent reviews, and reveal a few incredible sales on highly affordable AVR models. You can...
  4. Todd Anderson

    Home Theater News Review: HTMR 11.27.23 PLUS Cyber Monday Deals!

    (November 27, 2023) On this edition of HTNR, we talk about the biggest news stories of the week, including a big move by Premium Audio Company, Portrait Displays new high-luminance colorimeter, a new study that finds LG Displays 3rd Gen OLED panel is easy(er) on the eyes, and more! We also talk...
  5. Todd Anderson

    Premium Audio Company's Re-Hire of Rob Vieira is a Big Deal for the Company's AVR Brands and Enthusiasts, Alike

    (November 26, 2023) Premium Audio Company has announced the immediate return of Rob Vieira to a new role as Senior Director of AVR Brands, Category Ownership, and Integrated Electronics for all brands. While this move will fly under the radar for the vast majority of consumers and home theater...
  6. Todd Anderson

    Pioneer Elite VSX-LX805 First Look Review and Unboxing, the Flagship Has Landed!

    Today, we're unboxing and providing a first-look overview of Pioneer's all-new VSX-LX805 AV Receiver. The VSX-LX805 is a different animal from Elite products that hit the market in 2021, largely because it’s the first to have Premium Audio Co.’s influence and input throughout the development...
  7. Todd Anderson

    New Firmware Lands for Integra, Pioneer, and Onkyo AV Receivers; Savant Enters the Picture for Elite

    (April 28, 2023) Premium Audio Co., parent brand of Integra, Onkyo, and Pioneer, has released a new firmware update containing several key performance upgrades. Headlining the update is a bundle of custom integration improvements, including browser-based IP address access to Web Setup and a...
  8. Tom L.

    Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 9.1 Channel AV Receiver with 8K video - Full Review!

    The Review When I was first asked if I would like to review the new-ish (released in 2021) Pioneer VSX-LX305 Elite AV receiver, I did somewhat of a double-take. Hmmm… I mused; Pioneer was not a brand I had heard much about lately. But, having owned Pioneer products in the past (i.e., the Pioneer...
  9. Todd Anderson

    Premium Audio Company and Sharp Corporation Seal the Deal, Aquire Onkyo's Home AV Business

    (September 10. 2021) In a recent letter to industry partners, Premium Audio Company's President and CEO, Paul Jacobs, announced the end to a long journey for Onkyo's home audio/video business. As of today, Premium Audio Company and Sharp Corporation jointly own Onkyo's home AV division, which...
  10. Todd Anderson

    It's Official: Onkyo's Acquisition Gets Approval, Pioneer is Back in the Fold

    (June 29, 2021) Yesterday, VOXX International Corporation announced two exciting pieces of news, both of which promise home theater and audio fanatics an exciting and competitive marketplace for years to come. First on the docket is confirmation of a pending joint acquisition proposal by...
  11. Todd Anderson

    BREAKING: Premium Audio Company Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire Onkyo

    (June 3, 2020) Premium Audio Company, a subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, and Sharp have signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to jointly acquire the audio/video business of Onkyo Home Entertainment Corporation. According to VOXX, the purchase price is approximately $30.8 million (plus...
  12. Todd Anderson

    More 2021 Integra Details Revealed, Including Powerful Integration Tools, as Shipping Times Grow Closer

    (June 1, 2021) 11 Trading Company (11TC) recently showcased Integra's new trio of AV receivers to partners in the custom install and integrator space, revealing new details and advanced tools rarely seen in the sub-$3,000 category. Before we dive into Integra specifics, here's a quick update on...
  13. Todd Anderson

    Premium Audio Company and ProSource Expand Partnership, ProSource Members Now Have Access to Onkyo Electronics

    Not exactly frontpage news for our site, but for those of you keeping track of the re-birth of Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite, and Integra in the US, a buying group consisting of 550 retailers and specialty installers (ProSource) will have access to all four brands. If you'd like to read the...
  14. Todd Anderson

    11 Trading Company Announces US Distribution Agreements with Teac and Esoteric Audio Brands

    (April 14, 2021) 11 Trading Company, the exclusive US distributor of Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, Integra, Magnat, and Heco brands, welcomes two new members to its portfolio. As of April 15, 2021, the company will represent Teac and Esoteric in the North American market. Teac is...
  15. Todd Anderson

    Surprise! Meet the All-New Pioneer VSX-935 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

    (March 10, 2021) Last week, our Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, and Integra deep-dive hinted that some form of Pioneer-branded gear may debut later this year. Now, just seven days later, we’ve landed our first official confirmation of a new 2021 Pioneer model. The VSX-935 is a direct replacement for...
  16. Todd Anderson

    Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, and Integra Deep Dive: A Fresh Look at the Brands’ Latest AV Receivers

    (March 3, 2021) The road to 2021 has been bumpy for Onkyo Corporation and its associated brands (Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer, and Pioneer Elite). Rewind two years, and the company was on the cusp of being acquired by Sound United, a deal that would have positioned all four brands alongside the likes...
  17. Todd Anderson

    BREAKING: Onkyo and Pioneer Ink Licensing Agreement with Dirac Research

    (September 16, 2020) In a move that could potentially reshape the AV Receiver marketplace, Onkyo and Pioneer have reached a licensing agreement with Dirac Research for use of its popular Dirac Live room correction suite. As reported by Yahoo! Japan and confirmed by AV NIRVANA, future Onkyo and...
  18. Todd Anderson

    BREAKING NEWS: Sound United Terminates Agreement to Purchase Onkyo Corporation’s Home Audio Division

    (October 4, 2019) Enthusiasts concerned about a home theater industry dominated by one massive AV receiver giant can release a giant sigh of relief: Onkyo Corporation’s Home Audio Division – which includes Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, Onkyo, and Integra – will live to see another day as a singular...
  19. Todd Anderson

    Sound United Grows Larger, Adding Onkyo to Its Arsenal

    (May 15, 2019) Sound United is set to acquire the consumer audio division of Onkyo Corporation. For those of you keeping track, that means Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, Onkyo, and Integra brands will all reside under one umbrella. According to a statement released by Sound United, a...
  20. Todd Anderson

    Pioneer’s New HTP-076 Theater Delivers Immersive Sound for Under $500

    Pioneer’s New HTP-076 Theater Delivers Immersive Sound for Under $500 (April 11, 2019) Taking a step back from the exotic, let’s put a spotlight on Pioneer’s newly announced HTP-076 Home Theater Package. Priced at $499 MSRP, the HTP-076 gives the budget conscious enthusiast access to an...
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