B&W Offers New Products & Old Friends as Sign of Strategy Change

702 Signature [Click to enlarge] Intros 700 Series Signature Models & Rehires Past PR Agency Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), a leading high-end specialty loudspeaker brand for 54 years, that recently zigged and zagged when it was acquired by EVA Automation … Continue reading

Bryston Launches Innovative ‘Trade-Up’ Program on Famous 4B Amplifier

Here’s a dilemma…imagine you make a product that is so good that it may be your peak achievement. It’s built solidly with great technology, sounds great, and works today…and for many years of tomorrows-to-come. Your engineers forgot to build in … Continue reading

B&W Exec James Krakowski Tells Strata-gee, Ignore the ‘Noise,’ It’s All Good

Just last Friday, the big news hit that Sound United had signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire respected audio specialty brand Bowers & Wilkins. Strata-gee was one of the first to break the news and from the moment … Continue reading

In Unusual Saturday Statement, B&W Says, In Effect, We’ll Speak for Ourselves, Thank You

Just ‘Early Stage Talks’ to ‘Explore Opportunities;’ No Mention of Agreement Late in the day yesterday (Friday), Strata-gee told you about an announcement from top multi-brand audio provider Sound United, saying they had reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Bowers … Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins in Preliminary Agreement to Be Acquired By Sound United

In yet another twist in the long and winding saga of Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), it was announced late Friday that the company has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Sound United, the parent company of several audio … Continue reading

Chord Electronics Names The Sound Organization as North American Distributor

U.K. based high-end electronics manufacturer Chord Electronics has selected The Sound Organization, of Arlington, TX, as its importer and distributor for the North American market. The move follows the termination of their previous distributor, Bluebird Music who is said to … Continue reading

And BAM! Just Like That, Savant Acquires GE Lighting to Become a Major Lighting Supplier

WSJ Says Deal Valued at Around $250M On Wednesday, we learned that Savant Systems Inc. (Savant), has acquired the lighting business from none other than the mighty GE. Terms of the transaction were not released, but the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

Integrators Rejoice! Peace Chimes are Ringing – Crestron & Lutron are Working Together

OK…I don’t want to overstate this, but over the last few years, integration industry giants Crestron and Lutron have been…shall we say…a little competitive with each other. Maybe not directly so, but certainly there have been skirmishes over several lines … Continue reading

Sound United and HTSA Partner to Expand Market Availability of Top Audio Brands

Sound United LLC, the parent company to brands such as Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, announced on Tuesday that they have joined forces with Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a leading trade consortium of … Continue reading