New, Larger SnapAV: The One-Stop Shop of Smart Home

Strata-gee Interviews SnapAV’s John Heyman & Charlie Kindel The industry is still adjusting to the new normal of SnapAV combining with Control4…even as it continues to gobble up more local distributors and talk about their e-commerce prowess. It can get … Continue reading

Sex and the CES Attendee

Only six months to go and word has emerged that the Consumer Technology Association – the trade group behind the annual Consumer Electronics show – has proactively taken steps to avoid repeating the mistakes that caused them to endure a … Continue reading

Did Control4 Just Try to End-Run Multiple Shareholder Lawsuits?

As Strata-gee recently reported, there are currently seven active lawsuits that have been filed against Control4 and their Board of Directors in the wake of their acquisition by SnapAV. In a new DEFA14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

Lenbrook Responds to Sonos Lawsuit, It Will ‘Defend Vigorously the Claims’

Strata-gee reported yesterday that late last week Sonos had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lenbrook Industries Limited and Lenbrook America. This suit, which is almost identical to the one Sonos had successfully pursued with D&M Holdings and Denon over … Continue reading

Music System Sales Sagging, Sonos Un-Leashes Lawyers to Raise Revenues

BREAKING NEWS Strata-gee reported just yesterday that Sonos, Inc. has sued Lenbrook Industries Ltd. & Lenbrook America – the maker & marketer of Bluesound – for patent infringement. Undoubtedly emboldened by their near-complete victory over Denon’s HEOS brand a little … Continue reading

Angling at Auction for a Deal on Thiel? Heed This Warning

Last week’s Strata-gee story on the final liquidation of what remains of Thiel not only drew a huge number of readers, it also sent a big chunk of them on to the auctioneer’s website (McLemore Auctions). Many of those readers … Continue reading

Sound United to Acquire Onkyo’s Audio Division

We seem to be in a week of big deals. First, we learned that SnapAV had acquired Control4, then we learned that the original founder of Paradigm has acquired back the Paradigm, Anthem, and Martin Logan brands from the private … Continue reading

Emerald Expo Releases Q1 Results with Head-Scratching Statements

Does Good Spin Offset Bad Numbers? Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE:EEX), a leading provider of trade shows and events and the current owner of CEDIA Expo, announced their financial results today for the first fiscal quarter of 2019. And while … Continue reading

James Loudspeaker Launches New Mavericks Division

Innovative architectural loudspeaker designer/manufacturer James Loudspeaker announced this week that it will split off its Mavericks theater products into their own division, the Mavericks Architectural Cinema (MAC) division. This new division will offer the company’s dramatic Mavericks theater speakers for … Continue reading