The Curious Case of the Disappearance of Classé

BREAKING NEWS Acquired by Sound United Two Years Ago, Then Gone It was January 2018 when I reported that Sound United had completed its acquisition of Classé, an acquisition which had been first announced in December of 2017. In the … Continue reading

Formation – A Formidable Foray into Digital for B&W

Ever since EVA Automation acquired Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) back in 2016, I have nervously watched to see the impact of this clash of cultures – new wave with old school. Strata-gee had already exhaustively reported on the painful slow-motion … Continue reading

B&W: Flying in ‘Formation’

BREAKING NEWS The day has finally arrived. A day long rumored…but never announced. A project shrouded in mystery…willfully maintained, with leaks locked as tight as a special counsel investigation. But now, at long last, all is revealed…for on this day … Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins Restructures in Support of R&D

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) announced today it has restructured its company in order to further its research and development initiatives. In a brief announcement, only four paragraphs long, new CEO Gregory Lee (former CEO of Samsung North America) said a … Continue reading

Surprise! Sound United Makes Bid to Acquire Classé

BREAKING NEWS Will High-End Classé Represent Sound United’s Crown Jewel? Just when you thought it was all over, Strata-gee has learned that a new suitor – Vista, CA-based Sound United – has emerged to make a bid to acquire Classé … Continue reading

Case Closed: Classé Closing October 6th

Multiple sources are telling us that on Friday, October 6th, the Montreal headquarters of Classé will close their doors for the last time and all remaining employees will be let go. This includes the dismissal of Classé President Dave Nauber, … Continue reading

Sales Schism – Multiple B&W Regional Managers Resign

BREAKING NEWS Multiple sources have confirmed to us that several B&W regional managers have resigned from their positions with the company this week. In a move that one source indicated has been coming since the moment the company terminated President … Continue reading

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

New Mystery: Has Classé Closed?

Fact? or Fiction? Less than a week after we reported that B&W Group President Doug Henderson had been summarily dismissed from the company he has been a key executive at for more than a decade, the rumor mill has fired … Continue reading