Giving No Ground, Lenbrook Launches Robust Retaliation to Sonos Lawsuit

After receiving a stipulation allowing them more time to respond, Lenbrook Industries Ltd, and Lenbrook America, last week filed their response to the Sonos patent litigation they were hit with in June. It was a robust and smart response that … Continue reading

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

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: 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

CEDIA 2019: Onkyo USA Says It Will Become a Retailer of Sonos, a Distributor Too

Onkyo USA announced this week that it will become a retailer of Sonos wireless music systems – selling the company’s wireless music systems on Onkyo USA’s website. The company also says it will distribute the brand nationally as well. See … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019 – SnapAV to Distribute Sonos Wireless Music Systems Nationally

SnapAV announced today that it will begin distributing Sonos wireless music systems beginning next month in October. The company says it will offer the entire line – including the Sonos Port, Sonos Move, and Sonos One SL – as part … Continue reading