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  1. Plugging Back In, an update on store openings

    Plugging Back In, an update on store openings
    What a long, strange trip it's been. We know how affected you and our community has been during this trying time. Our main belief more>>
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  2. Need Weekend Entertainment at Home? Your Guide to Live Music

    Need Weekend Entertainment at Home? Your Guide to Live Music
    Throughout April, May, and June, Austin City Limits is streaming 35 past episodes including Arctic Monkeys, Maggie Rodgers, Gary Clark Jr. more >>
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  3. Sonos Sets to Release New App in June

    Sonos Sets to Release New App in June
    This summer, Sonos will release Sonos S2, a new app and operating system that will power the next generation of Sonos products and experiences. more >>
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  4. A time for every purpose -- A Note from ListenUp

    A time for every purpose -- A Note from ListenUp
    ListenUp friends and family, We’re thinking about how we can help. Not simply sanitation protocols and safe distances--we’ve got that covered. more >>
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  5. Win Big During ListenUp's Battle of the Bands

    Win Big During ListenUp's Battle of the Bands

    Calling all rock fans! ListenUp is kicking off a contest where YOU can walk away with some amazing prizes.


    Throughout the month of March, two rock bands will battle off via ListenUp's Facebook page and you will get to place your vote. To enter the challenge and win prizes, participants must comment their vote in at least one of the daily challenges. Each additional daily vote will be an additional entry (limit one entry, per person, per poll).


    Feel free to tag your friends to see their opinions as well. At the end of the month there will be one ultimate rock band chosen by popularity and two grand prize winners - one walking away with an SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System and the other winning a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones.


    Terms & Conditions:


    No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This contest is not endorse

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  6. Because Music Matters

    Because Music Matters

    It all started with a broken processor. Gary called ListenUp to see about replacing the damaged unit, and spoke to senior sales consultant Scott Genaw. “I had a system that I’d cobbled together while working with an independent installer,” says Gary. “I was getting stuff from the Internet and from here and there. While it cost less to do that, without having it properly set up, it didn’t sound that great.”

    “Gary needed to replace the processor and also wanted to make his system sound better in general,” Scott says. “He was concerned about bass response, so we discussed a couple of subs, and then I told him, ‘Let me come by and see what you’ve got.’ When I got to his house, his system seemed to have plenty of bass, so I suggested some other solutions.”

    “Scott tweaked my speaker setup and everything sounded so much better,” says Gary. “That’s when I realized that who you buy the products from really matters, because the service and the set up are almost as important as

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  7. VPI celebrates 40 years of analog magic

    VPI celebrates 40 years of analog magic

    Mat Weisfeld, son of company founders Harry and Sheila Weisfeld, grew up at VPI. While he didn’t originally plan on following this path, it became the love he didn’t realize he had (next to his wife Jane). Mat has taken the strong foundation and VPI tradition created by his parents and has continued to grow and improve the company with new technology, lean manufacturing and more.

    ListenUp: What are the benefits of a direct-drive turntable?

    WEISFELD: Because the direct-drive is dead accurate on the speed, you get that natural reproduction of the recording. In our case, it’s dead quiet because of how we engineered it. It’s as musical as can be, it’s dead quiet, it sounds natural, and when you hear it, you’re just like, “Wow, it’s like I’m listening to a master tape over here.”

    ListenUp: What can you tell us about your 40th anniversary special edition HW-40 turntable?

    WEISFELD: With our

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  8. ListenUp interviews Anders Ertzeid, Hegel VP Sales & Marketing

    ListenUp interviews Anders Ertzeid, Hegel VP Sales & Marketing

    ListenUp: Tell me a little about the history and mission of Hegel.  ERTZEID: The mission of Hegel is simple: Using new or proprietary technology to provide ultra high end sound and user- friendly features for a lower price than anyone else. The whole history is based around this, actually. At first, our humble beginnings may sound like the typical audio company. Our founder, Bent Holter, played guitar in a rock band called Hegel Band (playing Thin Lizzie cover songs, and still doing it today) while studying for a Master’s degree in micro electronics at the Technical University in Norway.

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  9. TV buying. Five things to remember.

    Five things to remember

    Whether as a gift or for yourself, the holidays are the best time of the year to purchase a television as a gift during the holiday season is guaranteed to put a giant smile on the face of your friend or loved one. Between sports lovers, film buffs, and those who enjoy a weekend of binging their favorite streaming series, just about anyone would be thrilled to unwrap a new television. When you are planning to purchase a TV as a gift, there are a handful of factors you should learn about and consider. While the list may be a bit more complicated than your typical holiday gift guide, it is most definitely worth it. Here is a short list of the main factors you should consider when shopping for that new big screen...

    1. Screen Size: One of the most common items on any TV buying guide, screen size depends mostly on preference and the planned use of the television. If the recipient of your gift is going to mount the TV on thei
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  10. Commercial Projects: A comprehensive system for CoBank

    CoBank-exterior-1 Several years ago, ListenUp embarked on one of the bigger corporate jobs we’ve ever done. We created a communications/presentation system at CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. We designed and installed a Crestron-controlled system that includes audio/video, voice and video conferencing, scheduling software and more. The setup includes installations in CoBank’s brand-new Greenwood Village headquarters, as well as remote locations in Atlanta, Omaha, St. Louis and Spokane. In all, we installed technology in over 127 different rooms. This included a two-person meeting space, a 40+ seat boardroom, a cafeteria, a training center, and a 100+ person divisible meeting space. We utilized Crestr

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