all I can say is...wow!
This has been a month of topsy turvy business decisions. Earlier this week we heard that Blockbuster is considering the purchase of ailing Circuit City. Before that, Apple leapfrogged both Amazon.com and Wal-Mart to become the #1 music retailer. But now, a recent flurry of domestic and Japanese market activity has all that topped.
Denon is for sale for around $700 million.
Discuss "Denon up for Sale - Best Buy and Kenwood Bidding" here. Read the article.
all I can say is...wow!
Politics? Hollywood for ugly people...
I don't like this... all of D&M... to Kenwood, Best Buy (worst idea ever). Not sure really who I'd be comfortable seeing those brands be purchased by.
Weird things happening all over the place.
Projector- Panasonic AE2000
Sources- Oppo DV-983H
Pre-Amp- Yamaha RX-V661
Power Amp- Emotiva LPA-1
Front Towers- RBH MC-6CT
Center- RBH MC-616C
Side/Rear Surrounds- RBH MC-44C
Sub Woofer- HSU Research VTF-3 MK3 with Turbo(16hz)
Was or is Denon facing going into receivership? Anyone know or heard rumour of why they are selling?
This is an acceleration of the race to the bottom we all feared.
This has a number of root causes.
The cost of developing software driven microprocessor circuit boards and devices.
The huge production runs required for custom microprocessor chips for unique devices. In other words this modern technology is limiting of choice, because of the production runs required.
The high end loony lobby have a lot to answer for here. By pushing superstition over objective science they have driven up the costs of units made by fine specialist firms like McIntosh. This has not brought any benefit, but prevented attention to sound engineering principles that may have made a difference.
They have made phobic claims against digital technology and solid state devices.
The result has been the production of elitist equipment at great expense and frequently inferior to mass produced equipment.
Because of this we have witnessed the disappearance of well founded specialist firms who were a benchmark for audio standards.
Who is replacing firms such McIntosh and Quad electro acoustics?
The over whelming psychological drive on the part of management of modern corporations to create larger, less innovative and inefficient organizations continues apace.
The thought of McIntosh being owned by either Best Buy or Kenwood fills me with dread, to say nothing of Denon and Marantz.
Marantz DV 9600 Oppo BD-83 Marantz AV 8003 Quad current dumping amps X 7 Direct TV HD 20 HD DVR Carter audio workstation RME Fireface 800 Fujitsu 50XHA40 Front left and right Carter dual transmission line studio monitors MK II. Center Carter coaxial transmission line center speaker Rear Carter NFM-1s Center backs Carter dual transmission line studio monitors MK I. My system: - http://mdcarter.smugmug.com/gallery/...27077317_Pufg7
700 million? I will buy two
TV-50" SONY SXRD HDTV *DVD Player-SONY PS3 *A/V Processor-Emotiva LMC-1 *Amp-Emotiva LPA-1 *Fronts-Paradigm Mini Monitors *Center-Paradigm CC-290 *Surrounds-Def Tech Mythos Gem XL's Sub-coming soon. Sorry *MinusTheBear *
Wasn't Kenwood considered a decent mid-fi company many years ago, or am I confusing them with someone else? Either way I'll be sorry to see a brands like Denon and Marantz turn into the next Insignia type brand. Hopefully that won't happen,