In Letter to Dealers: Status of Classé is Still Mysterious

The mysterious circumstances enveloping high-end electronics manufacturer Classé, part of the B&W Group, that we first reported on last week appear to be continuing. There has been a new development – a new communication about the matter to Classé dealers by … Continue reading

Reformulated Russound is Ready to Rumble

In an extended meeting with Russound CEO Charlie Porritt and Vice President of Product Development Colin Clark, Strata-gee had the opportunity to learn details of the relatively dramatic developments at the company – many taking place behind the scenes – … Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins Notifies Dealers of Henderson’s Departure

STORY UPDATE Shortly after we published our BREAKING NEWS report on the Bowers & Wilkins dismissal of President Doug Henderson, we obtained a copy of an email that was apparently sent by the company to all B&W dealers explaining the … Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins Dismisses President Doug Henderson

BREAKING  NEWS We have learned that Doug Henderson, President of B&W Group North America, was dismissed from the company earlier this week. There has been no official announcement from the company and B&W executives and employees have been unusually tight-lipped … Continue reading

Management Turnstile Turns Again at Thiel Audio

BREAKING NEWS We learned this week that Thiel Audio (Thiel) has had another significant round of layoffs, including CEO Tom Malatesta, Chief Revenue Officer Stuart Levine, Director of Music Industry Relations Mark Mason (no relation to engineer Mark Mason who … Continue reading

Samsung Display Plans to Build the World’s Largest OLED Factory

In news out of Korea, we learn that Samsung Display is planning to build the world’s largest OLED manufacturing facility in a bid to hold off Chinese competition in the increasingly popular technology. Samsung’s board of directors are expected to … Continue reading

Crestron and Sonos Deepen Their Relationship

BREAKING NEWS Crestron announced today that it is dramatically deepening its partnership with Sonos that was first revealed at last Fall’s CEDIA show. That partnership, which Strata-gee was the first to break the story on ahead of the 2016 CEDIA … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Takes Control of Onkyo Corp.

BREAKING NEWS In a filing with Japan’s JASDAQ stock exchange, Onkyo revealed this week that at the end of June, major investor Gibson Brands became the largest shareholder for the first time since its relationship with the Osaka-based manufacturer of … Continue reading

NAD to Implement Dirac Room Correction Technology

NAD Electronics announced this week that it will begin incorporating Dirac Live room correction technology in certain yet-to-be-introduced models in the near future. Saying that this development is a “Strengthening [of] its commitment to provide customers with an unparalleled home … Continue reading