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Entries Tagged as 'Hi-fi'

Onkyo TX-NR5008 review reveals a change of character for the best-selling brand

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

The TX-NR5008 is the latest flagship AV receiver from Onkyo. The brand has been the dominant player in the market since 2009, often being the first to introduce new receiver technology. The fact that it has consistently got its product development timing right in such a fast moving market is a key reason for its […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Home cinema

US retailer lines up to buy Denon and Marantz

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Mainstream US CE retailer Best Buy is apparently in the running to buy a large chunk of D&M Holdings, owner of high-end AV brands Marantz, Denon, Boston Acoustics, Snell and Escient. Holding company RHJ International SA/NV is auctioning its 49 per cent stake in D&M, and has lined up four potential suitors: the aforementioned US […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Home cinema · Trade

Onkyo announces new entry-level AV receivers

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Onkyo took the AV receiver market in the UK by storm during 2007, thanks to advanced specifications and some great reviews in the specialist press. Now the brand is hoping to catch lighting in a bottle twice, with a new updated budget range. Although no prices have been announced for its two new entry-level 7.1-channel […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Home cinema · Trade

LG cranks up Research and Development, looks to sign foreign experts

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

LG is ramping up its Research and Development divisions. The LG Group says it plans to invest more than 3 trillion won in developing and improving new technology, a jump of 11.1 per cent. 2.5 trillion won of this will be channeled in electronics; with 400 billion won going into chemicals and 100 billion won […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Trade

Apple warns of iPod slowdown

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Is the bottom falling out of the iPod market? Apple seems to think so. The company has dramatically cut its 2008 order forecast for NAND flash memory, and has warned suppliers that growth will slow. Market analyst iSuppli immediately slashed its global flash memory forecast as a result of Apple’s announcement. In 2007, the iPod […]

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Tags: Hi-fi · Internet and networking · Trade

Dolby Laboratories shows healthy growth

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Dolby Laboratories has posted a robust set of Q1 financials. The pioneering sound company, which has expanded its interests into both Digital Cinema and LCD picture processing, says revenues are up by 44 per cent, to 150.2 million dollars. Operating income and net income are also up (72 per cent to 67.4 million dollars and […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Home cinema · Trade

High-end speaker brand back from the dead

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The Miller & Kreisel speaker brand is heading back to specialist dealer showrooms, after the bankrupt company was purchased by ‘a team of Danish audio veterans.’ The brand’s new Managing Director is Chris Minto. Minto previously headed up M & K’s Professional Division. “Our focus will be to maintain and even improve M&K’s product and […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Trade

Industry veteran joins KEF UK

December 16th, 2007 · No Comments

AV industry veteran Gary Mardell (pictured), previously Industrial Designer with Mordaunt-Short and Marketing Manager for JBL Home products, has taken up the role of Marketing Manager of KEF UK. Says Mardell: “KEF is one of the true pioneers of acoustic and design excellence. I consider myself fortunate to be able to play my part in […]

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Tags: Corporate · Hi-fi · Trade