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    Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    Who Should Masimo Sell the Sound United Brands To

    Sounds like sad ending for Classe could be in the future. Masimo bought some iconic brands let's hope they are purchased by someone who can spur them on.
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    It's a shame there isn't a Canadian investor willing to bring Classe' back home and restore it to it's former prominence.
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    It's a shame there isn't a Canadian investor willing to bring Classe' back home and restore it to it's former prominence.
    So true...

    Classe OMEGA amps, pre and CD/SACD were state of the musical playback art in their day as were other Classe components...

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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    That ship has sailed.


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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    Yes, that is unfortunately the case for quite some time.

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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    You would hope someone would see the value of a legendary brand like B&W. Marantz has been transferred a few times but is in pretty good standing, will need some care, one of the few brands that is able to sell both consumer and higher end products. Denon had quite a good history but will need some care. Both brands I feel are in good position as Pioneer/Onkyo isn't doing much in the market. Yamaha seems to be covering the consumer market pretty well, not sure how their mega dollar integrated are going. Technics is trying, the turntables are probably keeping them going. In short, just based on my perception it seems the brands from United would make someone a good investment.
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    More Messy Masimo Madness - Strata-gee.com

    Makings of a good movie someday, LOL
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    This is not quite as crazy as the Audio Research situation. Or the Krell takeover. Still entertaining.
    I’ve followed the Denon and Marantz saga through D&M Holdings, Bain Capital, McIntosh, and finally Sound United.

    I think the activist investors are correct in this case, so I’d expect a new Sound United owner in the near future.
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    I don't know Tom did you read the story, suspected fake employee letters etc. it gives those other stories good competition, LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
    This is not quite as crazy as the Audio Research situation. Or the Krell takeover. Still entertaining.
    I’ve followed the Denon and Marantz saga through D&M Holdings, Bain Capital, McIntosh, and finally Sound United.

    I think the activist investors are correct in this case, so I’d expect a new Sound United owner in the near future.
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    Re: Masimo update/Sound United Brands

    Quote Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
    This is not quite as crazy as the Audio Research situation. Or the Krell takeover. Still entertaining.
    I’ve followed the Denon and Marantz saga through D&M Holdings, Bain Capital, McIntosh, and finally Sound United.

    I think the activist investors are correct in this case, so I’d expect a new Sound United owner in the near future.
    True. Did I see the new ARC amps are $90k?


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