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

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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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.

WORLD WIDE STEREO FOUNDER AND CEO, ROBERT A. COLE, NAMED FINALIST IN 2014 SMARTCEO VOLTAGE AWARDS

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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World Wide Stereo (www.wwstereo.com), 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”.

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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 www.wwstereo.com and www.headphoneauthority.com.

For more information on World Wide Stereo please visit:
www.wwstereo.com

Or visit the showrooms at:
Montgomeryville: 754 Rt. 309, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
215-368-8343

Ardmore: 38 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
610-649-7002

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 www.smartceo.com.

Time for some spring cleaning!

Thursday, 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.

Source: CNET.com

World Wide Stereo Donates Sound System To Temple Ambler’s Aquaponics Vegetable Garden

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Combining hydroponics and raising aquatic animals, Temple Ambler’s campus has created a place where land and sea grow in synchronous harmony: an organic aquaponics garden. In addition to exploring the symbiosis of plants and fish, students and staff also decided to experiment on the effect music has on cultivation.

Led by World Wide Stereo’s Jim Nahas and Ron Rumer, the project incorporated an automated sound system into the aquaponics garden area. In addition to time and labor, World Wide Stereo donated Speakercraft CRS in-ceiling speakers and Sonos connect amps to complete the installation.

Says Ron Rumer, Vice President of World Wide Stereo; “We are honored to support the University in its efforts to positively impact the environment.”

Developed by Temple University’s Horticulture staff and students, the Aquaponics garden was aims to research and improve environmental issues through self-sustainability and energy efficiencies. It will also address large-scale issues as water conservation and overfishing. With fundraising efforts in full swing, the Aquaponics project hopes to educate the public on the benefits of aquaponics and also to distribute the organic fruits, vegetables, and fresh tilapia to local farmers markets and food banks.

Jim Nahas, Project Manager adds, “Though the aquaponics garden is still developing, the initial feedback from the university is that the plants showed greater growth and better health when exposed to music versus no music at all.”

World Wide Stereo will continue to support the school in their efforts, particularly the educational kick-off event which will be held in Bright Hall Lounge, which will include a special lecture on “Aquaponics: A Complete Cycle” April 10th, at 12:30pm.

As Seen in Philadelphia Magazine - Bluetooth Speakers

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

World Wide Stereo was featured in the February 2014 edition of Philadelphia Magazine. The article showcased the latest and hottest blue tooth speakers - including beatsbydre.  All are available in store or online at www.wwstereo.com

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WORLD WIDE STEREO ANNOUNCES THE RELAUNCH OF ITS NEW AND IMPROVED OUTLET STORE

Monday, January 27th, 2014

World Wide Stereo is proud to announce the grand re-opening of the outlet store located at 104 E. Vine Street, Hatfield, PA 19440.

The new outlet will offer huge savings on top brands of furniture with discounts up to 90%. Home theater equipment can be found for up to 50% off. The grand re-opening will offer exclusive discounts on popular model headphones and stereo equipment, deals on demos, refurbished units, lightly scratched and dented items, in addition to brand new one-off products.

The outlet provides technology-lovers with reduced prices, while still offering the same quality product consumers have come to expect from World Wide Stereo.

Founder and president, Bob Cole, says, “We are constantly updating our stock to make sure that we offer the latest technology. This causes practically new products to become quickly outdated. We are able to put those items into our outlet and offer them to customers at highly discounted prices.”

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 website, custom creative design and installation team brings the finest Audio, Video, Home Theater and Home Integration products to reality.

For more information on World Wide Stereo please visit:

www.wwstereo.com

WORLD WIDE STEREO RENOVATES MEDIA ROOM FOR ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL IN PHILADELPHIA

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

World Wide Stereo (www.wwstereo.com) continued to celebrate the season with the donation of a fully upgraded theater room to benefit the families and caregivers at St. Christopher’s hospital in Philadelphia.

The installation specialists at World Wide Stereo completely renovated and upgraded St Christopher’s non-functioning media room, replacing and updating hardware, automating multiple remotes and installing gaming systems for children and families to enjoy. A generous donation by Kaleidescape also made it possible for World Wide Stereo to provide a simplified and fully automated DVD server giving all instant access to a host of movies and TV programs. Universal Remote Control donated the wall mounted keypad making it all a cinch for anyone to use at the push of a button.

The new media room was commemorated last week during a holiday celebration of St Christopher’s doctors, nurses and staff and families.

The gift, located on the pediatric oncology floor of St. Christopher’s, enables the patients currently receiving treatment and their families a much-needed respite. Bob Cole, president of World Wide Stereo, was on hand to help celebrate. St. Christopher’s also presented Cole with a plaque commemorating the hospital’s gratitude of World Wide Stereo and Kaleidescape’s generosity. “This was truly a labor of love and appreciation for all that St. Christopher provides to our community,” said Bob Cole, president of World Wide Stereo, “World Wide Stereo is truly honored and humbled to be a part of a project that touches the lives of these children and their families.”

World Wide Stereo Hosts D + A Event November 7th.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

World Wide Stereo welcomes architects, interior designers and decorators a for a hands-on discussion of the newest technologies for the home.

Featuring World-renowned acoustic and theater designer Keith Yates, participants will discuss and demo general theater engineering, lighting, acoustics and design.

Industry professionals will learn how to integrate the most recent technology into their residential or commercial projects.

This event is open to trade industry professionals by RSVP only and will take place in World Wide Stereo’s Ardmore Showroom, located at 38 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore PA, November 7th, 2013 from 6-8:30 PM. Please reserve your spot at connect@wwstereo.com. Space is limited.

WORLD WIDE STEREO WELCOMES POLK AUDIO’S “LISTEN TO THE MUSIC” BUS TOUR

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The classic tour bus, outfitted with Polk Audio gear and prizes will visit World Wide Stereo’s Montgomeryville, PA location Wednesday October 16th, 2013 at 1:30PM.

World Wide Stereo, one of the nation’s leading consumer electronic retailers and integrators announced today that they will welcome the Polk Audio Bus Tour to their Montgomeryville location on October 16th, 2013 beginning at 1:30 PM.

The bus tour is part of Polk Audio’s “Listen to the Music” campaign, which pays tribute to The Doobie Brothers’ classic rock hit of the same name and celebrates Polk’s 40 years in building world-class audio. Teaming up with music group Walk Off The Earth, the bus tour will also promote Polk’s online talent-search contest.
The classic artist tour bus is outfitted with recording and video equipment, providing a mobile studio. At the heart of the “Listen to the Music” campaign is a call to musicians of all genres to reinterpret The Doobie Brothers’ hit song “Listen to the Music” and submit a video of their cover as part of a nationwide artist competition. During Polk’s visit to World Wide Stereo, musicians and hop on the bus and experience the Polk Heritage Collection, record audio and video of their cover of “Listen to the Music”, and submit their track to the contest page.
The multi-platform “Listen to the Music” campaign includes a collaboration with Canadian pop-rock band and YouTube viral video sensation Walk Off the Earth, social media contest, and mobile recording studio that will travel across the nation through spring 2014.

For more information on the “Listen to the Music” campaign, cover competition and video contest, please visit www.polkaudio.com.

STELLASERVICE AWARDS WWW.WWSTEREO.COM “EXCELLENT” RATING FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Hatfield, PA – October 9, 2013 – World Wide Stereo, one of the nation’s leading consumer electronic retailers’ has again been awarded an “EXCELLENT” rating by STELLAService. As an independent provider of customer service ratings for eCommerce retailers, STELLAService empowers online shoppers to select a retailer based on unbiased reviews of the user experience.

STELLAService has found www.wwstereo.com to provide fast, friendly, and effective customer service. Less than half of the thousands of companies evaluated by STELLAService are qualified to display the Excellent seal.
World Wide Stereo’s website sells state-of-the-art technology ranging from headphones to home audio and video. Most purchases come with free, fast shipping and extended warranties are also offered. Their website also features a Live Chat option and price matching.

The customer support team is highly trained to offer extensive and vast knowledge on all of the brands sold at www.wwstereo.com.
“It is our ultimate goal to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable online shopping experience for the customer,” said Bill Hettinger, Vice President, Ecommerce for wwstereo.com, “We have built our reputation by continuing to provide exceptional service and support.”

About STELLAService
STELLAService is the first and only company dedicated to publishing objective, in-depth ratings on the customer service performance of online businesses. STELLAService adheres to the highest evaluation standards; it does not inform Internet retailers of the timing of its evaluations and pays for all products purchased from-and returned to-each website it evaluates. Retailers cannot pay to be rated nor can they influence the ratings in any way. The invaluable data obtained by STELLAService is used by consumers to make more informed online purchasing decisions and by companies to obtain crucial business and industry intelligence. More information can be found at http://stellaservice.com/www.stellaservice.com.