Nortek Figures Prominently, If Not Always Positively, in Melrose Industries’ 1st Half Fiscal Results

Melrose Industries PLC, a U.K. based investment group that purchased Nortek, Inc. back in 2016, released their fiscal 2019 first half financial results last month (for the period ending June 30, 2019). And while the results showed strong sales growth … Continue reading

With Loss of Two Potential Buyers, Onkyo’s Future is a Question Mark

As you most likely know by now, Onkyo Corp. and Sound United have called off their transaction which would have transferred ownership of the 73-year old Onkyo brand, as well as the Integra, Pioneer, and Pioneer Elite brands to Sound … Continue reading

CEDIA19: Origin Acoustics in Big Entry into Commercial Market

Origin’s Aaron Cattoir showing me a new and very big in-room subwoofer [Click to enlarge] Always an entertaining stop at CEDIA, Origin Acoustics didn’t disappoint again this year with a significant number of new models, some other updated models, and … Continue reading

Sony Announces Promotions in the AV Specialty & Custom Integration Sales Group

Sony announced that is has promoted two of the members of its team to new roles in the wake of the recent retirement of Gary Frankel, Western Regional Sales Manager. Both new appointments are in their “award-winning” AV Specialty and … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: In Turbulent Economy Sony’s Frank Sterns Tells His Team Just ‘Work the Plan’

Sony’s Frank Sterns addressing the media at CEDIA Expo 2019 [Click to enlarge] Much like any trade show, CEDIA Expo 2019 was full of optimism and good cheer. But with just a few questions to top executives of major exhibitors … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Lenbrook Launches Array of New Models from Multiple Specialty Brands

Lenbrook Senior Director of Sales Stephen Baker showing CEDIA Best New Product award [Click to enlarge] At the the CEDIA Expo earlier this month, Lenbrook had a substantial launch of multiple new models from their collection of brands. Firmly positioned … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: AudioControl Flexes Its Muscles – Many New Models, All with a Dramatic New Design

AudioControl’s 2019 CEDIA Expo booth [Click to enlarge] AudioControl flexed its muscles this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo – launching the greatest number of new products ever in the company’s history. But not only that, the company surprised us … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Vanco Hits the Audio Accelerator as It Cruises Down Beale Street

Vanco’s Randy Blanchard (l) and Mark Corbin (r) were excited to show me new Beale Street Models [Click to enlarge] Don’t let those smiling faces fool you…these guys are deadly serious about taking more than their fair share of the … Continue reading

What Was the Big Story from the 2019 CEDIA Expo?

That’s a Good Question **STORY UPDATED** A funny thing happened this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo…everyone I ran into kept asking me the same thing – what is the big story from the show? What’s funny is that I … Continue reading