An equity firm called DEI holdings is on the verge of virtually monopolizing the majority of mainstream HT audio electronics. Very soon, if it hasn't already been completed, this firm will own Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer and Pioneer Elite. That's like Ford, Chrysler and GM all being owned by the same company. They also own Polk, Definitive Technology and Boston Acoustics, but there is such a vast range of readily available speakers, that doesn't concern me as much. So, aside from Yamaha and Harman/Kardon (Harman International is another example of the same problem), one interest has control over the overwhelming majority of mainstream HT electronics. My impression is that this can not be good for consumers. The competition between these brands is what drives innovation, and more importantly, helps manage prices. Opinions?