Definitive Technology

Dealers Enter a New Realm With Accessories
June 13, 2013

Accessories are sales drivers and margin generators. But no longer are they just cases and chargers, cables and TV mounts. They are technology-enablers. That’s according to dealers, who are redefining and broadening the term by labeling as accessories products as diverse as soundbars, wireless RF headphones and even Blu-ray players.

Rocketing smartphone, tablet and large-screen TV sales and sharp increases in the numbers of available models have brought heavy demand for all flavors of cases, in-car accessories, cables and mounts. While dealers report brisk sales of accessories, they say the category has been facing margin pressures.

DEI Launches Sound United Division
April 4, 2013

DEI Holdings said this week that it has launched a new division, Sound United, which will consist of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Boom Movement brands.

Learn What Products Carry The Highest Margin
March 13, 2013

In our annual buying group roundtable, weasked group directors to help us find the money. Here’s the direction they took us in. For more insights from the roundtable, see the March issue of Dealerscope.

2013 CES: Audio
February 1, 2013

The diversity of audio solutions at CES shows that while manufacturers feverishly push wireless solutions and soundbars, there are still plenty who cater to dealers such as David Glassman, owner of IQ Home Entertainment, Fairfax, Va., who see great merit and strong margins in traditional audio.

Polk Intros Woodbourne Streaming Audio System
January 7, 2013

Polk Audio is conducting demos at its CES Venetian suite this week of its first product in the streaming audio category: the Woodbourne tabletop wireless entertainment system.

DEI Names Tripodi CMO
January 3, 2013

DEI Holdings announced this week that Blair Tripodi is its new chief marketing officer. Tripodi will handle brand marketing for Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and BOOM Movement.

DiComo Leaving Definitive, Forms CE Marketing Pros
January 3, 2013

Paul DiComo announced last week that he is leaving his position as  senior vice president for marketing and product development at Definitive Technology, ending 30 years with the company. He and fellow industry veteran Al Ballard have teamed up to found a new company called CE Marketing Pros LLC.

Definitive Debuts Bluetooth Tablet Speaker
January 3, 2013

Definitive Technology this week announced the launch of the Sound Cylinder, its first product in the Bluetooth speaker system category. The product will debut at Interantioanl CES next week.

It's Boom Time!
January 3, 2013

The way the creative minds at BOOM Movement see it, young consumers today are more interested in how a product fits their lifestyle than the brand name stamped on the device.

Fueling the Hot Audio Market
October 16, 2012

CEDIA Expo provided audio suppliers with a stage to showcase highly featured components that mesh easily within home control ecosystems. Loudspeaker introductions were attuned to making TVs sound better, as was the case last year. Many of those speakers now included Bluetooth and AirPlay to give consumers easier access to audio stored on their mobile devices. Here are highlights: