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

Today Show Digital Lifestyle Contributor Mario Armstrong loves SleepPhones and we do too!

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Checkout our selection of SleepPhones and get a good nights rest no matter where you are.

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


June 30th, 2014


Adds four new employees across all departments

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA – June 2014 – World Wide Stereo (, 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.”

Denise Kratz

Denise Kratz

Eric Grammel

Eric Grammel

Kendra Berry-Stankovich

Kendra Berry-Stankovich


June 9th, 2014

10393920_10152488114754553_3991053269982045709_n1World Wide Stereo ( 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.

We Love What We Do and It Feels Great When Others Do Too!

April 17th, 2014

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National Record Store Day is April 19th! Join World Wide Stereo for the Extended Play Version

April 15th, 2014


Join World Wide Stereo and friends as we celebrate National Record Store Day   - the extended version.  All week long there will be deals and freebies to enjoy!  Come and spin your favorite vinyl at one of our locations, and receive FREE Boom headphones and a chance to win a Marantz or Denon turntable.


March 31st, 2014


World Wide Stereo (, one of the nation’s leading consumer electronic retailers and integrators, is pleased to announce that company founder and CEO, Robert A. Cole, has been named a finalist in the SmartCEO Voltage Awards for 2014.

Each year SmartCEO, a prominent business publication, celebrates the role that technology plays in the Greater Philadelphia area business community by presenting awards to executives who are leaders in technology innovation. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent committee of local business leaders. World Wide Stereo’s Cole and his fellow finalists will be profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO and celebrated by over 350 executives and guests at the Voltage Awards ceremony on May 29th, 2014 at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.

“I am honored to be recognized as a finalist in the 2014 Voltage Awards,” said World Wide Stereo’s President and CEO, Robert A. Cole, “Technology is continuously evolving, and World Wide Stereo is thrilled to be recognized as a vanguard and thought leader within the industry”.


About World Wide Stereo
For over three decades, World Wide Stereo has been one of the nation’s leading providers of emerging 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. The organization built its foundation based on the credo, “Doing well by doing good,” and World Wide Stereo continues to maintain this philosophy by giving back to the community and providing products that truly bring families together. World Wide Stereo technology design, integration and products have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and numerous publications including USA Today, Rolling Stone and Esquire. World Wide Stereo was also named by CEPro Magazine as a “Top Ten Integrator” and 29th overall in the 2013 Top 100 list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States.

A full service custom creative design and installation team brings the finest Audio, Video, Home Theater and Home Integration products and new technologies to reality. Ecommerce sites are available at and

For more information on World Wide Stereo please visit:

Or visit the showrooms at:
Montgomeryville: 754 Rt. 309, Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Ardmore: 38 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

About SmartCEO:

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. SmartCEO awards programs celebrate entrepreneurship and the achievements of businesses throughout the region. The Voltage Awards program celebrates technology innovators and implementers in the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards visit their website at

Time for some spring cleaning!

March 20th, 2014

‘Tis the time of year for some spring cleaning. To most people, this means throwing open the windows, dusting off your favorite cleaning shoes, and getting to work. However, spring cleaning needn’t be just about purging the attic and washing the windows. There are also some important things to consider:

Speakers are the tough guys of the A/V world. They were around long before plasma and LCD TVs. Treat them right, and they’ll be around long after those dainty displays are gone. There is no need to use more than Endust or Windex - just spray it on a rag and wipe the speaker down. Avoid silicon based products such as Pledge - they can damage the finish. The grille fabric covering the speaker drivers is the speaker part you probably look at most - which is why you can’t miss seeing all the dust and pet hair it attracts. The best way to clean that is with compressed air if you don’t have compressed air on hand, you can use the upholstery brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner.”

A/V receivers, amplifiers, DVD and Blu-ray players, etc. - require the least care but are simultaneously the most susceptible to death at the hands of a enthusiastic cleaner! We recommend nothing more than an occasional wipe with a clean dry microfiber cloth - such as a microfiber cloth.

And, because the connectors on the ends of cables are often made from different metals than the jacks or binding posts they’re connected to, corrosion can occur and can actually impede the flow of electricity between cable and connector. Dedicated audiophiles should regularly clean these contacts - and some even may use different cleaning solutions such as needle doctor.