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    Default Polk Audio, Sound United?

    Interesting...

    http://www.soundunited.com/

    Curious what this means in the long run
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    Curious indeed...

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    News to me...Polk has merged??

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    Polk is own by Directed Electronics, as is Def Tech and "Boom" and it looks like Sound United is the Directed Electronics division for these brands
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    You are correct sir !

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    "Boom" ?!?
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    "Boom" ?!?
    That was my biggest question of the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    "Boom" ?!?
    Google it.

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    Polk and Def Tech under the same umbrella makes for strange bedfellows as they are in DIRECT competition with each other? Don't you think?

    I realize that this has been the case for a while, because that's what CORP. mergers DO, gobble up the smaller to become monopolies (if they can--that's their "goal" in any case).

    People have been complaining, for example, about the Klipsch group and Energy, etc. Arguing that no good can some of this?

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    I'm still confused? Is SU supposed to be the THX/ Dolby for DEI?
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    I remember back in the day, maybe 1979 when my brother and I decided to sell "our" Bose 901's. My dad bought them for us and after maybe 5 years we decided to buy Polk Monitor 10's. I told this story on the forum once upon a time. So my dad not convinced we were doing the right thing and being a Johnson & Johnson executive felt he should call Polk himself. The reason I bring up my father be a J&J executive is that Mathew Polk himself answered the phone. How cool was that?

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    So your dad told Matt not to sell you any speakers? Heavy.

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    Yea Polk could stop support on some older products, surprised it hasn't happened.


    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    Interesting...

    http://www.soundunited.com/

    Curious what this means in the long run

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    Yea Polk could stop support on some older products, surprised it hasn't happened.
    Eventually it will. As long as there is healthy demand though, I doubt if it does. While they surely don't make a killing off of them, there is zero R&D needed to continue the profit train. I'd expect the eventual downfall to be something along the lines of the plant that makes them shutting down or the sort.
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    Making me a list of spares to buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    So your dad told Matt not to sell you any speakers? Heavy.
    Matt convinced my father we were doing the right thing. I told a couple audio friends my dad spoke to Matt Polk last night, I thought I was real cool!! That's the pair on 10's I re-veneered and did a x-over upgrade.

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    DEI Holdings owns 2 divisions, Directed Electronics and Sound United.

    Directed Electronics is all automotive security and remote start brands: Viper, Clifford, Python, Smart Start ....

    Sound United is comprised of all of the audio brands: Definitive (for more than 10 years), Polk (since 2006), BOOM (founded about 3 years ago)

    Definitive, Polk, and BOOM have different distribution, different price points, different technologies, and different design languages.

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    Thought you guys would like this. We have been finding pairs to a lot of the vintage speakers in the office and cleaning them up to build a physical timeline installation.

    Note the logos on the earliest two products.

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