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

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

B&W Letter to Dealers Confirms Gideon Yu and Greg Lee Leave the Board; Questions Remain

High performance loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) sent a letter to their dealers last week addressing issues that have arisen recently, especially as they pertain to the management of the company. As is often the case with this company, … Continue reading

Breakdown at B&W; Industry Buzz Reaches Fever Pitch

Maybe you’ve heard the buzz about a major shake-up taking place at B&W. Reports out of the U.K. say that Gideon Yu, Greg Lee, David Liu and others have all stepped down from the Board of Directors. There is a … Continue reading

Reader’s Choice: The Top 10 Strata-gee Stories of 2019

As we hurtle headlong into the a new decade – the 2020s – it’s a good time to pause and take stock of some of the major events of our industry’s recent history by ranking the Top 10 Strata-gee stories … Continue reading

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