Gibson Hits a Sour Note with Philips & Creditors

Gibson, as Strata-gee previously reported, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 1st in a pre-negotiated package with principal noteholders of the company’s substantial debt – debt that was now in default. But while that deal suggested a smooth path for … Continue reading

AudioControl to Launch 70-Volt Amp at Its First InfoComm

Move to Drive Share of Commercial Channel AudioControl, a scrappy and innovative maker of electronics solutions for residential, commercial, and automotive applications, said today that it will show its commercial products at InfoComm 2018 taking place next week in Las … Continue reading

Scope This Out – CEDIA Needs Your Help on Survey

CEDIA announced this week that they are now open for participation in their annual 2018 CEDIA Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems market survey. CEDIA needs all integrators to help them collect helpful industry data for the benefit … Continue reading

Painting the Gibson Bankruptcy by the Numbers

We have been closely following – first Gibson Guitar and then Gibson Brands – from their decision in 2012 to shoot for the stars by using OPM (other people’s money) to make highly leveraged…and highly questionable…acquisitions of various consumer electronics … Continue reading

Who Launched New Experience Centers Yesterday?

Yesterday, a major manufacturer who is very influential in the industry announced it was launching a series of “Experience Centers” across the country to help promote its brand. Perhaps you think I’m referring to Control4, who did announce such a … Continue reading