Speaker designer Andrew Jones has joined German speaker manufacturer ELAC, and debuted the new ELAC Debut speaker series for the North American market. The Debut Series will arrive at T.H.E. Show Newport in California later this month.
Harman International this week announced a lineup of products for the fall, across its Harman Kardon, JBL and Infinity brands.
Harman has announced the official introduction of its new Infinity
Reference Series. The loudspeakers won the iF Product Design Award
Frank Sterns, a multi-decade industry veteran who spent many years with Niles Audio, began a new role last year with Sony, as head of the CE giant's custom install channel. At this week's HTSA spring summit, we sat down with Sterns and two of his colleagues, Gordon Shackelford and market planning specialist Joshua Sy, about Sony's plans for the year, as well as Sterns' transition to his new role.
A broad swath of introductions designed to make the most of the dominant consumer music source – compressed music – was presented by suppliers at all points in the product pricing spectrum at this year’s show. That doesn’t mean that short shrift was given to the luxury customer’s wants or willingness to pay highly for build quality and a bonafide conversation piece. There’s room for all tastes in audio appreciation these days, at all price tags.
One of the few complaints I have about direct internet sales is the issue of risk. If you want to try out the new Denon receiver for yourself or hear Infinity’s new speakers, you can just bop down to your local Best Buy and make up your own mind.
You don’t report to Frank Sterns for 15 years and not learn a little bit about wine. Frank was my boss at both Niles and Infinity. And while you might not know him, you’ve probably sold, installed or even used some of the market-leading products he developed. Maybe you’ve even tasted his award-winning Aurielle wine. We both enjoy a passion for high-end electronics, and Frank’s love of fine wine has rubbed off on me.
Parasound Products said Tuesday that it has named Tom Gandulla its new director of sales. Gandulla is a 25-year industry veteran who previously worked for Xantech, Aton, Monster Cable, Polk and Infinity.
Control4 this week named its dealer award winners for 2011, and the company once again named Abt Electronics its Dealer of the Year. Abt took the honor for the second straight year, while Control4 awarded its Control4 Tech Support Choice Award to Symbiotic Integrations, Inc.
Harman announced Wednesday that it will reorganize its division, with the Automotive and Consumer Divisions reorganized into "Lifestyle" and "Infotainment."