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

Sonos to Seek Injunction to Stop HEOS Sales of ‘Infringing Technology’

BREAKING NEWS Case May Have Major Impact on Wireless Speaker Business As we recently reported, a federal jury gave Sonos a sweeping victory in the first “bellwether trial” in Sonos Inc. v. D&M Holdings Inc. et al, siding with Sonos … Continue reading

Verdict: ‘Denon Directly Infringed’ on Sonos Patents

BREAKING NEWS Jury Finds for Sonos on All Counts; Denon Claims of Invalidity Vanquished Last Friday, after a full week of testimony, evidence, deposition playbacks, and attorney posturing, members of the jury listened closely as Judge William C. Bryson delivered … 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

Long Simmering Sonos vs. D&M Lawsuit is Now Boiling Over

Trial is Next Week; Sonos Makes Big Mistake Ever since Sonos filed their patent infringement case against D&M Holdings – in reference to its then new HEOS line – things started out like the opening salvo in a boxing match. … 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

Control4 to Sell Denon Products Directly to Dealers

Control4 Corporation announced today that it will begin offering Denon products to Control4 dealers through a web portal at which products from both brands can be purchased. The move is a first for both brands, as far as we’re aware, … Continue reading