So much has transpired over the last two weeks in the matter of Audio Research Corp’s status as it operates under Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, a form of receivership. Several more documents have emerged that serve to shed more light on just precisely what is going on.
Last week, in a national online Teams conference with dealers, Parasound CEO David Sheriff presented his plans for the company’s future. Tightly scripted, the CEO spoke with a firm resolve in a no-nonsense manner. It was clear that the initiatives he announced that day were not topics for more discussion or debate, but rather what is going to happen. And he made it clear that some dealers viewing the online presentation that day will likely not agree with these plans, and that’s fine.
“Let’s talk about parting ways,” Sheriff said, looking directly into the camera without blinking.
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Emerald Expo, owner of CEDIA Expo, announced today that registration for CEDIA Expo 2023 is now open. The industry’s largest show for custom integration professionals, the event takes place this year September 6-9, 2023 and returns to the popular Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.
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Last week, I was invited to attend the inaugural OASYS Spring Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Nashville, TN, aka Music City. Formerly known as HTSN (Home Technology Specialists of Nationwide), the group has been rebranded and infused with new energy as Oasys Residential Technology Group. This spring gathering was its inaugural event launching a new brand, a new operating process, and – I have to say – a new attitude.
It was an eye-opening experience that helped me realize just how serious Nationwide is at cementing Oasys as the bedrock foundation of its buying group dominance.
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VOXX Stock Value Drops Nearly 30%
Yet more evidence of an industrywide downturn emerges, this time from VOXX International’s Fiscal 2023 fourth quarter and full-year results. After claiming that “…we had a lot of positive developments and continued to win new business and expand globally,” Voxx President Pat Lavelle went on to blame “inflation,” “fears of recession,” “the retail environment,” and “supply chain constraints,” for creating “roadblocks” to the company’s performance this year. Roadblocks, indeed…
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Denver-based YG Acoustics has announced it will debut the third generation of its Reference line of loudspeakers – called Reference 3 – at the upcoming Munich High End show, running from May 18 to May 21. The Munich event is one of the world’s preeminent high-end audio expositions. As such, it is the perfect venue for the company to launch its latest generation of Reference with many new technological innovations sure to be appreciated by the event’s audiophile attendees.
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In a new round of filings from the designated “Assignee” in the matter of Audio Research Corporation’s filing of an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, we actually learn a few new things and get a little more detail on the state of affairs for the beleaguered but popular high-end audio brand. And these new details help to put a finer point on just where things stand at the moment for the company.
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A couple of interesting announcements this week from Premium Audio Company (PAC), the Voxx Int’l subsidiary that markets the company’s premier audio brands such as Klipsch, Onkyo, Integra, Jamo, Pioneer, Elite, and more. First up, Rob Standley gets a big promotion to President of Technology and Product, a big step up. Second, and I would say counter-intuitively, the company says it’s lowering prices on many of its “most popular and best-selling audio solutions.”
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Minnesota Bank & Trust (MB&T) of Minnetonka, MN has filed documents with the Fourth Judicial District of the Minnesota District Court notifying the court of the existence of a secured agreement with Audio Research Corporation (ARC) and its principal owner, Trent Suggs. This agreement, the bank wants the court to know, has been subject to “Numerous events of default” which “are continuing.”
With this being the case, the bank is asking the court to issue a judgment for the amount owed, plus accrued interest, plus attorneys’ fees, and other collection costs – an amount in excess of $1.5 million.