CE Week 2014 – As Others Talk Atmos, Denon Talks Heos

At times during CE Week 2014 we felt as though we were caught in some kind of a clash of the unknown Greek gods – Atmos vs. Heos. In one corner – Pioneer and Onkyo announced, displayed, and demonstrated the … Continue reading

CE Week: An Odd, Undefined Show Actually Surprises This Year

Heading to the train station at 6:15am Wednesday morning, I exited my air-conditioned home and was immediately slapped across the face with so much humidity my glasses instantly fogged up – momentarily blinding me. And although it was still somewhat … Continue reading

Velodyne President Calls Strata-gee to Set the Record Straight

Regular readers of Strata-gee know that we have recently covered news of layoffs and distribution changes by Velodyne – a long-time specialty industry player. Although we had made many attempts to get the company to comment prior to our posting … Continue reading

Pioneer Sells AV Business to Private Equity Company & Onkyo

BREAKING NEWS We first told you about Pioneer’s plans to sell off their struggling AV division just last month in a SYNCH Breaking News exclusive. Now word comes out of Japan as to the identity of the buyer for this … Continue reading

HDBaseT Alliance Announces Sony Will Join Group

The HDBaseT Alliance, an organization formed to promote the HDBaseT technology and grow its market, announced today that Sony Corporation will join the group as a Contributor member. One of their biggest “gets” yet, Sony is said to be introducing … Continue reading

Core Brands Director of CI Leaves to Join SurgeX

  Power protection manufacturer SurgeX announced today that Jimmy Paschke, former Core Brands Director of CI, has joined the company as its new Southern Regional Sales Manager. The appointment is effective immediately. See more on this interesting move by Paschke… … Continue reading

Harman Acquires Headphone Maker Yurbuds

Harman International Industries, Inc. announced today that is has acquired St. Louis-based Yurbuds, LLC., a manufacturer of headphones. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition seems surprising, given the fact that Harman already owns brands such as JBL … Continue reading

Velodyne Authorizes Powerhouse Alliance as National Distribution Partner for Subwoofers

Just one day after we reported on layoffs at Velodyne’s audio division, we received word from the company that it is authorizing the Powerhouse Alliance, a national group of distributors, for its line of subwoofers. The agreement will make Velodyne … Continue reading