By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
San Francisco — Dolby Laboratories reported lower revenues and net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended Sept. 27.
Dolby posted total revenue of $216.7 million, compared with $225.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012.
Fourth-quarter GAAP net income was $45.8 million, compared with $51.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, fourth-quarter net income was $58.8 million, compared with $63.8 million for the prior-year period.
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. — Onkyo has developed a music-player app that brings high-resolution audio decoding to iOS devices.
The free version of the app, called HF Player, provides an interface that includes album art display, playback controls, and an organizational structure said to be familiar to iOS users.
Buena Park, Calif. — Yamaha promoted Mark Fisch to the position of national sales manager for its A/V division.
He will oversee A/V sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and will report to division general manager Bob Goedken.
Fisch started at Yamaha in March 2005 as a regional sales manager in the A/V division and was named sales manager of the year by the company in 2012. He received President’s Club honors in 2011.
Phoenixville, Pa. – Direct-to-consumer audio company Wren Sound Systems plans to go retail with its trio of wireless tabletop speakers for the home.
Additional products are also in the works.
San Francisco – The first product incorporating THX’s all-analog, high-efficiency amplifier technology is coming to market from Benchmark Media Systems.
THX, which demoed the technology at CES 2012, contends its patented technology delivers sound quality that equals that of the best Class A/B analog amplifiers while equaling or exceeding the efficiency of most Class D “digital” switching amps in normal use when playing music or movie soundtracks.
New York – Bluesound, the new Lenbrook Industries brand, has rolled out its first wireless multi-room audio products, which are positioned as a step up from Sonos wireless-audio systems in performance and price.
Sausalito, Calif. – Taiwan-based Primax Electronics will take a majority stake in Hong Kong-based Tymphany, the ODM and OEM supplier of speakers to home, car, and pro audio brands.
The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the year following regulatory approvals. Terms weren’t disclosed.
Brea, Calif. - OSD Audio reports it has signed a partnership with D&H Distributing to carry its line which includes sales and technical support.
D&H now offers the complete line of OSD Audio’s outdoor and architectural speakers, amplifiers, and accessories.
This includes OSD Audio’s new Bluetooth rock speakers [pictured left], which are the first of their kind in the custom installation market, as well as the company’s new Soundplatform home audio system.
Denver — Sony expanded its high-resolution audio lineup with a portable DAC/headphone amplifier and an ES-series stereo integrated amplifier.
The products, unveiled over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, include the $599-everyday PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier, which works with laptops, smartphones and tablets. It will be available in March at Sony Stores and other electronics retailers. The second product is the $1,999 TA-A1ES stereo amplifier, available in November at select Sony Stores and authorized ES dealers nationwide.