CE Week 2014 – As Others Talk Atmos, Denon Talks Heos

At times during CE Week 2014 we felt as though we were caught in some kind of a clash of the unknown Greek gods – Atmos vs. Heos. In one corner – Pioneer and Onkyo announced, displayed, and demonstrated the … Continue reading

D+M Group Cuts Licensing Deal for Denon & Marantz Professional Businesses

D+M Group (formerly D&M Holdings), continues their program of divesting businesses it determines are “non-core” to the company’s central focus on the consumer-based Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics brands. This week, we learned that the company has cut a deal … Continue reading

Deconstructing D&M Holdings; Company Sells Calrec Audio and Explores Other Options

Former CEO Pacor Comments on Brand Acquisition Strategy We learned last week that D&M Holdings, also known as the D+M Group, sold off its Calrec Audio brand to Electra Partners, a London-based private equity company. D&M received £14 million ($23.1 million) … Continue reading

Aim High Audio Appointed Reps for Denon, Marantz & Boston Acoustics in Southeast

Aim High Audio Sales & Distribution announced that they have been appointed the manufacturer sales representative of record for Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustic brands for the Southeastern states. The appointment is effective immediately and represents a pretty serious expansion … Continue reading

Restructuring Causes Yet Another D+M Executive to Become Available

As D+M Group (formerly D&M Holdings) continues to work on improving their efficiencies through restructuring and consolidation, well-known industry executive Stephen Shenefield leaves the company to pursue new opportunities. Shenefield originally joined the company to help with the re-invigoration of … Continue reading

Former Retail Shining Star Vann’s Declares Bankruptcy

Based in Missoula, Montana, Vann’s Inc. has been a shining star of the retail business – for years a hearty player in a rugged part of the country where only the strong survive. Founded in 1961 by Pete Vann, the … Continue reading

Docking Solutions Open New Markets for Denon & Marantz

This week at D+M Group’s press presentation, the company focused on two major new product categories that appear to be targeted areas of growth for the company. After a general presentation with overview, the company broke up the rather large … Continue reading

D&M Holdings Announces Sweeping Changes – Starting with Their Name

Even by late-May’s standards, it was an unusually hot and humid day this week as a major contingent of the tech press gathered up in Mahwah, New Jersey at the weirdest looking Sheraton you’ve ever seen – more rocket ship … Continue reading

Maybe Late to the Party, But Denon Headphones Arrive in a Big Way

At a major press event in New Jersey Tuesday, Denon announced a new company name, a new logo, newly restructured operations…and an imperative to create new products and expand into new markets. Technically, Denon has been in the headphone business … Continue reading

Alliance Expo 2012 Draws Large Dealer Attendance

Audio Associates Corp. launched its “Alliance Expo 2012” Dealer Show Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. Attendees braved gray, rainy, sticky, humid weather…and a resulting variety of roadway-clogging traffic accidents…to travel from all around the New York … Continue reading