Classé Rises Again as Part of Sound United

Sound United announced yesterday it had completed the acquisition of shuttered high-end brand Classé Audio from former owner Bowers & Wilkins. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement confirms the deal of which Strata-gee reported last month when Sound … 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

D+M Group Sold From One PE Company to Another

We learned Wednesday that private equity powerhouse Bain Capital has apparently found a buyer for D+M Group, selling it off to another private equity company – Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners. CCP is the owner of DEI Holdings, a division of … Continue reading

GoldenEar Updates Two Triton Models & Adds a New Subwoofer

GoldenEar Technology has launched newly updated versions of their popular Triton Two and Triton Three floor-standing speaker systems…now called the Triton Two+ and – you guessed it – the Triton Three+. The company has also introduced a new subwoofer called … Continue reading

A Deeper Dive into the World of Dolby Atmos; Is This Audio’s 3D?

GUEST POST Is Dolby’s new Atmos format the next frontier in surround sound processing? Or will it merit a repeat of Paul Klipsch’s famous line: “Ho, hum, another breakthrough”? You’d certainly think the former after prowling the aisles at the … Continue reading

GoldenEar Continues Line Extension, Announces Two New Systems at CES 2013

GoldenEar Technology, the loudspeaker company launched by renowned speaker designer and industry maven Sandy Gross, continues to broaden its line offerings – announcing two new systems at CES 2013 this week in Las Vegas. One of the new models, the … Continue reading