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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:46 pm

Linear LLC Purchased Sunfire..???

When the hell did this happen?!? There was no date on the site:

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SUNFIRE CORPORATION PURCHASED BY LINEAR LLC, A NORTEK SUBSIDIARY
For more info visit http://www.sunfire.com

Maker of high-end speakers and other audio and home theater electronics is latest acquisition added to Home Technology Group.

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Sunfire Corporation Purchased by Linear LLC, a Nortek Subsidiary

Maker of high-end speakers and other audio and home theater electronics is latest acquisition added to Home Technology Group.

(SNOHOMISH, WA) Sunfire™ Corporation (Snohomish, WA) has been acquired by Linear, LLC (Carlsbad, CA). A well-regarded manufacturer of high-end speakers, home audio, and home theater electronics and subwoofers, Sunfire becomes the newest member of the Home Technology Group, Linear’s fast-growing family of consumer electronics companies, products, and brands. Bob Carver, President, will remain with Sunfire. No other terms of the deal were disclosed.
Sunfire joins a family of Linear brands that includes ChannelPlus® whole house audio/video distribution systems; ELAN® Home Systems multi-room audio/video equipment; Imerge Internet-connected, hard disk-based audio products and media appliances; Niles® Audio Corporation whole-house audio and home theater products; OmniMount® audio/video equipment mounting solutions; OpenHouse® structured wiring products; Panamax® power conditioning products for home entertainment and home office electronics; SpeakerCraft® and Proficient Audio Systems® speakers and electronics; and Xantech® infrared remote controls for home entertainment systems..
Sunfire designs, builds and distributes audiophile power amplifiers, surround sound processors, subwoofers and other premium home theater electronics and is based in Snohomish, Washington, USA.
According to Bob Carver, who will continue at Sunfire as Chief Technical Officer, the acquisition will not affect Sunfire’s current distribution or manufacturer representative network. “Linear has a history of giving their subsidiaries complete autonomyâ€
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:02 pm

Re: Linear LLC Purchased Sunfire..???

TNRabbit wrote:When the hell did this happen?!? There was no date on the site:

2005, here's the linky....

http://www.linearcorp.com/timelineb.html
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Post Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:58 pm

By the time I discovered Sunfire this had already happened.
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:06 pm

Re: Linear LLC Purchased Sunfire..???

Damn, if it just doesn't look like a buying frenzy.

What do they do, but buy up other companies???


treitz3 wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:When the hell did this happen?!? There was no date on the site:

2005, here's the linky....

http://www.linearcorp.com/timelineb.html
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:12 pm

Re: Linear LLC Purchased Sunfire..???

The mother company installs home theaters... they bought Sunfire to use their products to power their massive home theater systems...
Pretty old news.
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:30 am

Re: Linear LLC Purchased Sunfire..???

May explain, though, why the new Sunfire products are being manufactured in China. Get those oldies but goodies. The TGP-IV, the 300/400/600 ~ n and the True Subwoofer products were probably the last of the USA built gear.
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