World Wide Stereo Number 81 in Top 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers

May 19th, 2015

Growing well by doing good

While most of the giant CE retailers’ sales and growth remained stagnant in 2014, World Wide Stereo saw double-digit growth. The CE industry has remained unstable since the Great Recession, but it seems that World Wide Stereo has an edge on what makes our customers tick.

Twice magazine notes the remodeling of our Ardmore showroom and our infrastructure improvements as a key to our success in 2014, but we like to think it’s our unwavering commitment to our customers. We remodeled in order to give you an enhanced experience that no other retailer can give you. Here at World Wide Stereo, we value every customer that walks through our door or browses our website. We know it’s our customers’ satisfaction that drives our growth.

And for that, we thank you.

Read the whole article here:
http://www.twice.com/news/top-100twice-research/100-largest-ce-retailers-hold-their-ground/57197

USA Today’s Matt Granite Ranks World Wide Stereo #2 In Customer Service

April 24th, 2015

World Wide Stereo is proud to once again be recognized for our exceptional customer service.

Our motto is to “do well by doing good” and it shows.

From the article:
If there ever was a story of the little company that could, this is the electronics and audio store to watch. World Wide Stereo continues to grow by offering huge discounts backed by stellar customer service. World Wide Stereo has been known to quietly upgrade orders to expedited two day delivery in many cases, I’ve seen free next day delivery in other cases and they stand by their products. They hold their own against the huge retailers in this world.

Speakercraft Now Shipping Highly Anticipated AIM Series 2

April 14th, 2015

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, March 25, 2015 – SpeakerCraft, the premier audio brand from Core Brands, today announced that its latest architectural speaker series, AIM Series 2, is now shipping to dealers. The award-winning SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 incorporates new technologies to deliver a superior home audio listening experience.

“SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 has been 100% re-crafted to support sophisticated installations and advanced object-based surround audio platforms,” Core Brands Audio Marketing Manager Matt Dever explained. “The re-crafting effort addresses every aspect of the speaker, from front to back, resulting in a sound solution you’ll have to hear to believe.”

The most notable of these technologies is the new patent-pending ARC Tweeter Array™. Inspired by large sound reinforcement installations, the pivoting array is nothing short of groundbreaking. By incorporating multiple tweeters in the line array, AIM Series 2 delivers focused high frequencies farther into the listening area than standard tweeter configurations. The ARC Tweeter Array also enables the crossover point to be lowered, thus increasing the sound pressure level at the critical mid-range frequencies. “The result is that, acoustically, listeners enjoy a much larger sweet spot,” said Dever.

Available with 5-inch, 7-inch and 8-inch woofer sizes, all AIM Series 2 speakers feature an updated WavePlane™ to further focus the high frequency energy into the listening environment for a cleaner, warmer and richer sound. The entirely new speaker housing design allows the woofer to pivot 30 degrees in all directions, while enabling 359 degrees of rotation for the WavePlane and ARC Tweeter Array.  In addition, the ARC Tweeter Array can be adjusted +/- 15 degrees toe-in/toe-out. The result is virtually limitless directional capability.

While the front of the speaker gets most of the deserved attention, the back of this speaker delivers game-changing technologies as well. The all-new Acoustic Isolation Technology™ decouples the speaker housing from the surrounding materials, providing a more acoustically repeatable installation and improving sound transference to the listening area by minimizing structural resonance created by the surrounding wall or ceiling. The minimized resonance transfer is achieved using co-molded, lower density compounds, setting AIM Series 2 apart from any speaker in the industry. The speaker can be enjoyed as it was meant to be enjoyed – not colored by the resonance of the material on which it is mounted.

Fully re-crafted, all AIM Series 2 speakers feature a U.S. engineered transducer, motor and crossover. The new curvilinear cone design creates greater bass response, and the non-conductive Kapton formers, copper caps and extended poles reduce distortion. With increased power handling and sensitivity, the speakers deliver an overall cleaner and louder sound.

“The enhanced aim-ability of the AIM Series 2 presents new options for sound design – from home theatre to whole home audio,” Dever continued. “More than ever, sound can be redirected to a specific section of a room, angled toward a seating area or where an audio impact is desired. In addition, integrators can now offer their clients the most uniform coverage ever in any room, along with increased power and frequency response. We’re proud to make installation easier and more flexible for integrators while providing consumers with a superior home audio experience.”

All models of the AIM Series 2 speakers are currently available at Speakercraft AIM Series 2

World Wide Stereo Promotes Stephanie Keough To Senior Buyer

February 13th, 2015

HATFIELD, PA – World Wide Stereo,  one of the nation’s leading independent retailers and resellers of consumer electronics, home automation, and custom installation services, has promoted Stephanie Keough to Senior Buyer.

Stephanie Keough joined World Wide Stereo as Sell Through Manager and Assistant Buyer in 2013. Working closely with World Wide Stereo’s retail and web team, Keough has successfully managed forecasting, planning and purchasing processes to help grow a multimillion-dollar international retail business in the Consumer Electronics channel.

Prior to her tenure at World Wide Stereo, Keough had an extensive career in purchasing and product development with a major fashion/lifestyle retail chain.

A resident of Colmar, PA, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

In her new role, Keough will focus on potential brand and product opportunities, build relationships with key suppliers, and drive sales and margin improvements.

These appointments come as World Wide Stereo continues to experience growth in all areas of the company, including e-commerce, custom integration/installation, and retail sales.

“This is a very exciting time for World Wide Stereo”, said Bob Cole, Founder and CEO, “With increasing competitive and economic challenges, there is more pressure than ever to develop results-driven strategic purchasing programs. We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to our senior management team.”

For over three decades, World Wide Stereo has been one of the nation’s leading providers of technologies, both cutting edge and practical in the consumer electronics arena. With a reputation for integrity and quality, World Wide Stereo has survived the test of time by offering personal service, award winning installations, and competitive pricing.  An organization that finds its foundation in the credo, “Doing well by doing good,” World Wide Stereo continues to maintain this philosophy by giving back to the community and providing products that truly do bring families together.  A full service custom creative design and installation team brings the finest Audio, Video, Home Theater and Home Integration products to reality.  With two showrooms on Rt. 309 in Montgomeryville and in the Ardmore plaza on the Main Line, World Wide Stereo continues to exceed customers’ expectations.

MyMac Awards RIVA Turbo X Speaker Best 2015 New Audio Gear

January 29th, 2015

The best new audio gear is produced by small, independent companies that develop innovative approaches to the sonic experience.

RIVA Turbo X Premium Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the size of a small loaf of bread, but weighs a lot more and sounds great. Its rectangular edges are rounded and contoured, with magnificent attention to detail in the physical product. Design is stellar, and functionality is effortless. The unit is available in either all black or all white.

Follow the detailed written instructions to AC charge the speaker and pair (or connect) it with an audio source via Bluetooth; or play through an included AUX cable. Turbo X is battery powered; it goes anywhere and everywhere, but don’t leave it outdoors in lousy weather. A helpful USB charging port enables you to maintain charge an attached iPhone, iPad, iPod, or other similar device as needed. A red ON/OFF button on the rear assists to minimize battery drain during dormant periods. Very clear speakerphone capability is built in for use with Bluetooth devices for hands free phone, FaceTime, and Skype calls.

Operational buttons are cleverly flush mounted in smooth, recessed circular depressions on the top deck. A female voice alerts the user when Turbo is in pairing mode and Turbo is paired, meaning when the speaker is switched on and then Bluetooth connected. The blue LEDs on this top deck illuminate automatically when your hand is placed near the unit. This is a sweet feature!

If you press the plus sign for full volume on Turbo X, you can control audio levels from your iDevice. There are no EQ or treble/bass controls on the speaker. It reproduces Bluetooth and AUX audio with accuracy and fidelity, using the latest technology to the max.

The S button activates surround sound, and the T button blasts off turbo mode volume boost, either or both in addition to the default soundscape. The printed manual suggests appropriate listening situations and environments for each of these three profiles. A free dedicated iOS app assists with these settings plus battery monitoring.

Turbo X is very loud at full volume, without any distortion. At moderate volume, this speaker is great for personal listening. At top level, you will rock the socks off your party guests, especially in turbo mode, and your neighbors will soon be pounding on your door. They will want either to join the fun or have you arrested.

This speaker exhibits enough precision to enable the careful listener to hear the difference between low, middle, and high-bitrate recordings. It approaches audiophile quality, when that is important, and the neutral representation of the audio spectrum only slightly emphasizes the midrange, with excellent bass and crisp treble.

RIVA spared no expense in learning from competitors and then developing the best possible portable speaker. If Turbo X’s $350 price tag doesn’t mean you will miss a house payment or have to eat plain rice for six months, consider this premium speaker a priority purchase for all serious music lovers and small home theatre enthusiasts.

John “Nemo” Nemerovski is MyMac’s Reviews Editor. He is a personal and group computer tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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World Wide Stereo Names Blake Harrison Director of Online Marketing and Development

January 5th, 2015

January 04, 2015

World Wide Stereo, one of the nation’s leading, independent e-commerce and brick and mortar retailers of consumer electronics and home automation services, has named Blake Harrison, Director of Online Marketing and Development.

“Blake brings a great deal of knowledge to his role at World Wide Stereo, including a broad marketing background with solid experience in digital strategy and e-commerce,” says Bob Cole, Founder and President of World Wide Stereo. “Throughout his career, Blake has assisted a variety of consumer brands to establish and expand their digital marketing footprint. A major focus of our growth strategy is to strengthen World Wide Stereo’s brand and product equities by connecting with consumers in new ways. Blake will play an important role in these efforts.”

Harrison possesses diverse experience with interactive agencies, consultancies and corporations. Prior to joining World Wide Stereo, Harrison served as President of BHH Consulting, a marketing consulting firm that specializes in assisting companies to maximize online profitability.

Harrison has managed media and paid search campaigns for clients such as Eastbay, Footlocker, L’Oreal, and the Greater Philadelphia Marketing & Tourism Corporation. Additionally, Harrison has organized and executed comprehensive online marketing programs for clients that include Microsoft, CollegeHumor, Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Universal Studios, Things Remembered, American Cancer Society, and Toll Brothers. Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in econometric analysis and economic theory from the University of Delaware, and is a regular speaker at industry events that include the annual iMedia summit.

SleepPhones Featured on Today Show

November 18th, 2014

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World Wide Stereo Recognized By Matt Granite For Best Customer Service

November 13th, 2014

World Wide Stereo is proud to be ranked second on Matt Granite’s list of “10 Companies With Top Customer Service”

Read the full article and watch the video here: Matt Granite’s List Of 10 Companies With Top Customer Service

WORLD WIDE STEREO EXPANDS CORPORATE OPERATIONS WITH NEW HIRES

June 30th, 2014

WORLD WIDE STEREO EXPANDS CORPORATE OPERATIONS WITH NEW HIRES

Adds four new employees across all departments

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA – June 2014 – World Wide Stereo (www.wwstereo.com), one of the nation’s leading independent retailers of consumer electronics, has expanded its corporate office with the hire of four new employees.

Robert McAndrews has joined World Wide Stereo as Warehouse Operations Assistant. In his new position, Andrews will assist in everyday operations, including shipping, receiving, inventory control, distribution and maintenance.
Residing in North Wales, McAndrews received his education at Montgomery County Community College.
Denise Kratz has joined World Wide Stereo’s purchasing department. As Administrative Assistant, Kratz will be responsible for all back office support to include correspondence, systems maintenance, reporting, and order entry.

Kratz received her education from Penn State University Ambler Campus and Montgomery Community College and currently resides in Hatfield.

Kendra Berry-Stankovich has joined World Wide Stereo’s Customer Experience team. Stankovich will contribute to all aspects of client support and play an integral role in cultivating relationships and maintaining customer satisfaction as related to World Wide Stereo’s ecommerce site. A resident of Norristown, Berry-Stankovich received her Bachelor’s Degree at Arcadia University.

World Wide Stereo’s IT department welcomes Eric Grammel. Reporting to Director of IT, Grammel joins as Net Jr. Developer. In this role, he will support World Wide Stereo’s burgeoning ecommerce business, helping to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain software applications and programs. Grammel has an extensive background in web development and systems analysis and is a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University. He currently resides in Doylestown, PA.

“We are very excited to welcome these new hires to our team at World Wide Stereo,” said Bob Cole, Founder and President of World Wide Stereo. “Each of these talented individuals will complement our current staff and will add significant value to our organization to provide the best possible customer experience.”
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Denise Kratz

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WORLD WIDE STEREO RECOGNIZED AS “READERS CHOICE”

June 9th, 2014

10393920_10152488114754553_3991053269982045709_n1World Wide Stereo (www.wwstereo.com) has received top honors in the electronics category in The North Penn Reporter’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

“For me, the importance of these awards is that they’re about our people and the service we provide,” said Robert A. Cole, President of World Wide Stereo. “Our people are the key to our success, and we are truly honored that the local community has recognized World Wide as the best of the best for the 9th consecutive year.”

The Reader’s Choice Awards are given annually. Winners are selected by the readers of the North Penn Reporter.