Rumor has it : Audiovox to buy Acoustic Research

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  1. RISUG

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    A sales rep at Electrified.com called to tell me it is rumored that Audiovox will be buying Acoustic Research.
    I don't know what to think of it one way or another. I'm not familiar with Audiovox in reference to how they do business, and thus I do not know what route they would take
    with the AR name.

    For those of you familiar with Audiovox what direction do you think they will take the quality of Acoustic Research if in fact the rumors turn out to be true?.
     
  2. JohnGoggan

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    Audiovox is somewhat odd in that they seem to do both high-end and low-end depending on what it is. I've seen some fairly cheap, low-end portable DVD players from them -- that, although I didn't fully research, seemed to be "not the best" in their class.

    But, on the other hand, Audiovox brought Toshiba's Genio e500G PocketPC to the USA from Japan. I think it is one of the best PocketPCs on the market -- and bought one myself after a great deal of research.

    So, in other words, it'd be up in the air as far as them buying AR goes... I have no idea if they'd go high-end or low-end when it comes to quality...

    - John...
     
  3. RISUG

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    Thank you John, any other view points?
     
  4. Scott_Lip

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    The bids for Recoton were submitted to the bankruptcy judge on Tuesday.

    Audiovox did not bit on the audio division, just the accessories division. There was only one bidder for the Audio division, and unfortunately I can't say who.

    This pubilicly traded company bid on the entire package, not just the accessories division.
     
  5. RISUG

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    Well...I guess that settles that, thanks Scott.[​IMG]
     
  6. Pete GTP

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    Is Monster publicly traded? Oh I hope its not them.
     
  7. Scott_Lip

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    Its not Monster.

    They are s supplier for home electronics to very large discount retail stores
     
  8. Pete GTP

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    Is Gemeni Industries continuing with there acquisitions?
     
  9. RISUG

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    Pete,
    I believe Gemini has already acquired the accessory division of Acoustic Research.
     
  10. Scott_Lip

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    The bankruptcy court was supposed to rule on Friday whose bid was accepted. I have not yet heard who won.
     
  11. Michael R Price

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    I wonder what Brett has to say about this one. What else does Audiovox sell at the moment, anyway?
     

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