Jamie Sorcher

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Jamie Sorcher  |  Dec 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Like many other A/V stores, California Soundworks (californiasoundworks.com, 661-945-0971) started out as a home stereo store selling gear to audiophiles. That was back in 1979.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Jun 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Now nestled in a converted gas station, CSA Audio Design (csaaudiodesign.com; 973-744-0600) has built a name for itself over the past 30 years as a custom-installation resource and retail store in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Oct 11, 2007  |  0 comments

In a basement in 1975, back when turntables were big business and Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves, three friends started Definitive Audio (definitive.com, 206-524-6633). In its early days, the high-end store sold two-channel gear by the likes of Mark Levinson and Magnepan. There was no video.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Nov 18, 2011  |  1 comments
Home Theater’s gift guide goes outside the black box with cool stuff for the movie, music, and game lovers on your list.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…are you humming along with me yet? Time to get in the mood and brace yourself for a few crazy weeks. The holiday hype started in stores weeks before Halloween, the commercials are nonstop now, and many folks made their wish lists months ago. So did we. We scoured pre-holiday events, called manufacturers, and went on an all-out hunt to find some of this season’s hottest holiday tech swag—gifts you’ll want to both give and get. Skipping the 3DTVs and audio gear we report on month in and month out, we instead zeroed in on some cool extras that’ll enhance your theater room or help you and your giftees enjoy your favorite movies and music on the go. Prices range from totally affordable to the serious splurge, but there’s a little something here for everyone. Read on for our selections, and happy holidays from Home Theater!

Jamie Sorcher  |  Dec 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Don't just stuff those stockings. Tech those halls! Make room on your list for small devices that will deliver big smiles.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Apr 05, 2007  |  0 comments

LaCie Hub ($80; lacie.com). Prevent a peripheral pileup with this handy hub. The eye-catching gadget enables you to connect as many as six devices simultaneously - such as external hard drive, keyboard, mouse - via four USB and two FireWire ports. It comes bundled with eight flexible cables.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Oct 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Boys love toys, but only if they've got a gimmick - and both of the items I checked out this month do.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Sep 05, 2006  |  0 comments

0609_gg200Getting a new TV can be both a blessing and a curse. It can mean redecorating a room or at the very least figuring out what kind of speakers will best complement it. You guys tend to want big tower speakers that can overwhelm a space while us girls want something that's, uh, more attractive.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Jan 02, 2008  |  0 comments

Are they earbuds for your MP3 - or earrings for your QT? A little bit of both, maybe! For head-pleasing sound and head-turning style, there's the new Active Crystals collection from Philips and crystal artisans Swarovski (active-crystals.com).

Jamie Sorcher  |  Nov 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Kids will be kids - except when it comes to technology. Just like their moms and dads, who traded big boxy TVs for flat panels, children can free up some space in their bedrooms with an LCD TV from Disney ($300, disneyelectronics.com) - such as the Pirates of the Caribbean version shown at right.