This week, Arcam was acquired by Harman International, guitar maker Fender launched two new Bluetooth speakers and a report by the British Phonographic Industry has revealed that people are still buying CDs and vinyl in big numbers.
British hi-fi company Arcam has been bought by Harman International Industries.
The news was revealed to Arcam customers via an email from Scott Campbell, Arcam's director of sales and marketing. The existing management in team in Cambridge will remain, with the email noting that "it's business as usual for all of the Arcam team".
Fender is best known for its electric guitars, but the company is hoping to hit the right note in the Bluetooth speaker market.
Its two new models are called the Newport and the Monterey. The latter is the higher-end of the two with 120W of power, aptX Bluetooth and support for the AAC wireless codec.
The Newport boasts the same features as the Monterey, but only packs 30W.
Both models are available now, with the Monterey priced £300 and the Newport £190.
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Research from the British Phonographic Industry has shown that CD and vinyl are keeping pace with digital distribution.
The report reveals that a third of people still buy music in physical form, with 47m CDs sold in 2016. This year is expected to have similarly robust sales.
The vinyl revival is still riding a wave of popularity, pushing up sales of records and turntables.
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