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Home Audio Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report

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Dublin, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b622jc/home_audio) has announced the addition of the "Home Audio Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Audio Equipment in US$ Million and Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Home Audio Systems, Home Audio Separate Components, Home Theater in a Box, and Home Radios. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Akai
  • Bose Corporation
  • Boston Acoustics
  • Creative Technologies Ltd.
  • Denon Electronics (USA) LLC
  • Harman International Industries Inc.
  • JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc.
  • Koninklijke ("Royal") Philips Electronics NV
  • LG Electronics
  • Nakamichi Corporation
  • Onkyo Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Sanyo Electric Co Ltd.
  • Pioneer Corporation
  • Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
  • Polk Audio
  • Samsung Group
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Sharp Corp.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Velodyne Acoustics Inc.
  • VOXX International Corporation
  • Klipsch Group Inc.
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • Yamaha Corporation of America.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

1. Home Audio Systems I-3

2. Home Audio Separate Components I-3

3. Home Theatre in a Box (HTiB) I-4

4. Home Radios I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

  • Is Home Audio Equipment Market Recession Proof? II-1
  • A Quick Market Primer II-1
  • Home Audio Equipment Market - Mature yet Bustling with Activity II-2
  • Feature-Rich Devices Augment Product Uptake II-2
  • Competition II-3
  • Factors Influencing the Market II-3
  • Trends and Issues II-3
  • Price Deflation - An Endemic Feature of Consumer Electronics Industry II-3
  • Technological Innovations and Developments Stimulate Growth in Audio Industry II-3
  • Alternate Home Audio Solutions Gather Momentum II-4
  • Global Soundbar Shipments on the Rise II-4
  • The Rise of Wireless Streaming II-4
  • AirPlay to Revolutionize Consumer Audio II-5
  • Formation of RF4CE II-5
  • Component Speakers Adapting to Challenging Market Scenario II-5
  • Networking: A Prolific Aspect of Home Audio Equipment II-6
  • Networked Home Audio Equipment Post Sturdy Gains II-6
  • CHAD and Internet Radio are the 'Talk of the Town' II-7
  • Innovative Music Storage Options to Phase- out Compact Disc Concept II-7
  • Alternative Technologies Sabotage Popularity of Radio II-7
  • Music Apps to Revolutionize Home Audio Market II-8
  • Bluetooth Adds a Zing Factor to Home Audio II-8
  • Audio Return Channel: A Useful Feature for the HDTVs II-8
  • Demand for High Quality Audio Systems on the Rise II-8
  • Innovation in Full Swing in the HTiB Market II-9
  • Loudspeakers Rise in Popularity II-9
  • Digital Radios Register Strong Growth II-10
  • Free and Low Cost Alternatives Threaten Home Audio Equipment Market II-11
  • DVD Players & DVD Recorders Win Attractive Gains II-11
  • HD Audio Systems Enhance Internet Content II-11
  • AV Installers - Gearing Up II-12
  • Recordable DVD camcorders- The 'In-thing' II-12
  • Home Audio Manufacturers Inspired by the iPod II-12
  • Product Differentiation is the Success Story II-12
  • Home Theatre Systems to go Wireless II-13
  • Problem Facing Wireless Components II-13
  • Development of Custom-Designed CDs Boosts Industry Growth II-13
  • Satellite Boomboxes Hit the Market II-13
  • Optical Amplifiers Post Substantial Growth II-14
  • Consumer Behavior II-14
  • Buyer Behavior towards Audio Systems II-14
  • Types of Home-Theatre Consumers II-14
  • First-Time Buyers II-14
  • Do-it-Yourselfers II-15
  • Old Component Owners II-15

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-16

  • Product Segments II-16
  • Home Audio Systems II-16
  • Compact Audio Systems II-16
  • MP3 II-16
  • Compact Systems with Home Theatre Surround Sound II-16
  • Eye Appeal Drives Microsystems II-16
  • Rack Systems II-17
  • Cassette Deck II-17
  • Principle of Operation II-17
  • Bias II-17
  • Equalization II-17
  • Motor II-17
  • Tape Head II-17
  • Wow and Flutter II-18
  • Dolby Noise Reduction II-18
  • Types of Dolby Noise Reduction II-18
  • Dolby A II-18
  • Dolby B and C II-18
  • Dolby S II-19
  • Separate Components II-19
  • Traditional Separate Components to Keep Pace with Digital Era II-19
  • Upgrades to Check Obsolescence II-19
  • Frequency Response Range of Audio Products II-20
  • CD Players II-20
  • CD-Recorders and 'Mega' Changers Lead the Way II-20
  • Technological Journey of CD Players II-20
  • Awave ACDR II-21
  • Features II-21
  • Video DVD Players II-21
  • Audio & Video DVD Players II-21
  • Audio DVD Players II-21
  • CD Audio players II-21
  • Mini Disc Players II-22
  • Home Speakers II-22
  • Development of Home Friendly Speakers II-22
  • Subwoofers II-22
  • Speaker Designs II-23
  • Receivers II-23
  • Stereo Receivers II-24
  • Amplifiers II-24
  • Surround Processor II-24
  • Set-Top Boxes II-24
  • Microphones II-25
  • Home Theatre II-25
  • Audio/Video Receiver Acts as Control Center II-26
  • Multiple Speakers Impart Rich, Room- Filling Sound II-26
  • Conversion of Old Entertainment Components into a Home-Theatre II-26
  • Room Type and Size is not a Limiting Factor for Home Theatre Sound II-27
  • The Need for Home-Theatre-in-a-Box (HTiB) II-27
  • Home-Theatre-in-a-Box (HTiB) Systems II-27
  • Home Radio II-27
  • Discovery of Radio II-27
  • Internet Radios II-27
  • Customer Base II-28
  • Satellite Radio Services for Home Users II-28

3. DISTRIBUTION II-29

  • Specialty Stores II-29
  • Department Stores, Discount Stores or Catalog Showrooms II-29
  • Manufacturers to Gain Direct Access to Consumers through Internet Distribution II-29
  • Traditional Retailer Services Continue to Play Crucial Role II-29

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-30

  • Yamaha Launches New Home-Theatre- in-a-Box Systems II-30
  • Intex Technologies Unveils Sound Bar Marvel 250 II-30
  • Samsung Launches New Home Theatre Systems and Speaker Docks II-30
  • Steinway Lyngdorf Introduces S-Series Audio System II-31
  • Polk Audio Introduces New Sound Bar Systems II-31
  • Armour Home Electronics Introduces Wi-Fi Radio II-31
  • Pioneer Electronics Launches Elite VSX-60 and VSX-42 Receivers II-32
  • Samsung Unveils its Latest Home Entertainment Systems II-32
  • Philips Introduces Latest Range of CitiScape Headphones II-33
  • Panasonic Rolls Out SC-HTB350, SC-HTB20 and SC-HTB550 Home Theatre System Models II-33
  • Harman Kardon Launches BDS x70 Speaker Series and SB 30 Soundbar System II-34
  • Sony Launches HT-CT260 and the HT-CT60, Home Theatres with Virtual Surround Sound Systems II-34
  • CROON Audio Unveils "The Original" Sound System II-34
  • Sony Rolls Out GPX Line Home Audio Mini-Systems in Jamaica II-35
  • Sony Introduces 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System II-35
  • Crest Audio® Launches NX Dante-8™ Nexsys® Control Module II-35
  • Proficient Audio Systems Unveils MaxTV™ MT2 Under-TV Audio System II-35
  • SpeakerCraft Rolls Out SYNERGi Wireless Music System II-36
  • Onkyo Unveils RBX-500 iLunar Dock Music System II-36
  • Trinnov Audio Introduces Magnitude32 Home Theatre Processor II-36
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics Introduces Home Theatre Systems, Docking Speakers and GoGEAR II-37
  • Pioneer India Introduces LX Series Audio Video Receivers and Home Theatre Packages II-37
  • Scosche Industries Launches BoomStream Bluetooth 2.1 Portable Speaker II-38
  • Walker Audio Unveils Optimization Expertise in Analog and Digital Systems II-38
  • Onkyo Unveils ABX-N300 iOnly Stream II-38
  • Onkyo Unveils CR-N755 II-38
  • Yamaha Launches New YAS-101 Soundbar II-38
  • Onkyo Launches HT-S7500 and HT-S6500 Home Theatre Systems II-39
  • LG Electronics Introduces BH9520TW Home Theatre Systems in Pakistan II-39
  • Bose Launches Wave Music System III and Wave Radio III II-39
  • Samsung to Launch New Range of Audio Dock and Home Theatre Systems II-40
  • Samsung Rolls Out New Home Theatre Systems Range II-40
  • Pioneer Electronics Launches New Range of Audio-Video Receivers II-40
  • Harman International Industries Launches BDS Range of Home Theatre Products II-41
  • Philips Unveils New Fidelio Wireless Speakers Featuring AirPlay® II-41
  • Philips Launches Portable Blu-ray Player II-41
  • Philips Introduces New Home Theatre Systems with Smart TV II-42
  • Philips to Launch Fidelio SoundSphere Docking Speakers II-42
  • Pioneer Unveils Its Versions of the AirPlay- Equipped Home Systems II-43
  • Onkyo Launches HT-S3400 and HT-S5400, Two New HTiB Systems II-43
  • LG Launches LSB316, With a HD Subwoofer and Sound Bar II-43
  • Bose Launches CineMate 1 SR and Lifestyle 135 II-43
  • Onkyo Launches New Audio Products II-44
  • Klipsch Launches Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air II-44
  • Philips Unveils HTS9520 Home Theatre System II-45
  • Creative Launches ZiiSound Dx Series Wireless Modular Speakers II-45
  • Harman Launches JBL Cinema 500 and JBL Cinema 300, Two Home Theatre Sound Systems II-45
  • Aperion Audio Unveils the Aperion Verus Forte Speakers II-45
  • Harman Kardon Introduces SB16 Home Theatre Soundbar System II-46
  • Gefen Launches GefenTV Home Theatre Audio Processor II-46
  • Hansong Launches Wireless Audio Hub Supporting 7.1 Home Theatre Speaker Systems II-46

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-48

  • Pioneer Unveils Four Novel Home Theatre Systems for the Japanese Market II-48
  • Panasonic Launches SC-ZT2, A 3D-enabled Wireless Home Theatre Audio System II-48
  • Sony Releases 3D-Compatible Home Theatre Systems and Sound Bars II-48
  • Panasonic Launches Its 2010 Line of Blu-ray Home Theatres II-48
  • Samsung Unveils New Soundbars, HW-C450 and HW-C451 for Its Home Theatre Range II-48
  • Sony Launches 2.1 and 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Packages II-49
  • Aperion to Launch Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 II-49
  • Philips Launches Philips Wall Theatre Systems II-49
  • Logitech Launches Z506 Surround Sound Speakers II-50
  • Sony Launches Blu-ray Disc Player and ES Series AV Receivers II-50
  • Polk Launches LSiM Series Home Audio Speakers II-51
  • LG Electronics Unleashes LSB316 HD Sound Bar II-51
  • Woodbridge Stereo/Video/Integration Launches KEF's Home Theatre Speakers II-52
  • Yamaha Unveils YHT-494 Home Theatre II-52
  • Onkyo Releases HTX-22HDX HD Home Cinema System II-52
  • Texas Instruments Introduces TAS5631 and TAS5630 Class D Audio Amplifiers II-53
  • Denon Launches Home Theatre Solution DHT-1311XP II-53
  • Onkyo Introduces HT-S9300THX Home Theatre System II-54
  • Onkyo Unveils HT-S7300 and HT-S6300 Home Theatre Solutions II-54
  • Bose Unveils Lifestyle Home Theatre Sound Systems II-55
  • Leon Speakers Launches Home Audio Systems II-55
  • Creative Unveils New Wireless Audio Solutions II-55
  • DTS Introduces DTS Envelo Headphone™ and DTS Envelo Speaker™ Technologies II-56
  • Kenwood Unveils Two Novel Amateur Radio Transceivers II-56
  • Sharp Introduces Advanced Home-Theatre- In-A-Box System II-56
  • Yamaha Launches Advanced Digital Sound Projectors II-57
  • Onkyo to Unveil New Home Theatre Products II-57
  • Panasonic Unveils Wireless Home Theatre Audio System II-57
  • Denon Introduces S-5BD System II-58
  • Vtech® Communications Introduces IS9181 II-58
  • JVC to Launch Home Theatre in a Box II-58
  • JVC Launches AC/DC RAP-51 and NX-PN10 II-58
  • Cisco Unveils Linksys II-59
  • Sharp Launches 2.1-Channel Sound Bars II-59
  • Sharp Unveils Three New iPod Docking Systems II-59
  • Yamaha Electronics Unveils YHT-S400 Two-Piece Home Theatre Audio Package II-59
  • Creative Technology Unveils Creative Inspire™ S2 Speaker System II-60
  • JVC Kenwood Introduces Home AVC RYOMA II-60
  • SanDisk Unveils Sansa® Clip+ MP3 Player II-60
  • Best Buy Rolls out Rocketfish Wireless Home Audio System II-61
  • Texas Instruments Launches Two New Class- D Audio Amplifier II-61
  • Best Buy and Sony Introduce ALTUS Product Line II-61
  • Onkyo Introduces HTiB Systems II-61
  • Kleer Launches Wireless Audio Module KLR3012 II-62
  • Vizio Forays into Home Audio Products Market II-62
  • JVC Introduces XV-BP1 Blu-Ray Disc Player II-62
  • Monitor Audio Launches Soundbar II-63
  • Sharp to Roll out XL-DH228NH and XL- DH258NH Audio Systems II-63
  • Sharp Unveils Sound Bar Models II-63
  • Sony Introduces Walkman MP3 Players II-63
  • Sherwood Unveils Soundbars II-63
  • Pioneer Electronics Introduces A/V Receivers II-64
  • NAD Electronics Unveils High Definition AV Receivers II-64
  • Bowers & Wilkins to Introduce Soundbar II-64
  • JVC Unveils Three Home Theatre Systems II-64
  • iHome Rolls Out New Range of Home Audio Products II-65
  • Polk Introduces SoundBar SDA II-65
  • Miccus Launches BluBridge Product Range II-65
  • Creative Technology Introduces Silencer™ Audio Technology with Creative Tournament Gaming Headset HS-1100 II-66
  • Dolby Introduces Advanced PC Entertainment Experience Program II-66
  • Dolby Laboratories Launches Dolby® Pulse Audio Technology II-66
  • Kenwood Corporation to Launch Prodino (CORE-A55) II-66
  • Kenwood Corporation Introduces AV Control Center II-67
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Launches 7.1 Channel AV Home Theatre Receivers II-67
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Launches YAS-71 AIR SURROUND XTREME II-67
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Introduces NS-210 and NS-310 Series Speakers II-67
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Unveils RX-Z7 7.1 AV Home Theatre Receiver II-68
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Introduces New Series of Home Theatre Receivers II-68
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Unveils Home-Theatre-in-a-Box Systems II-69
  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation Launches MCR-730 and MCR-230 II-69
  • Altec Lansing Unveils Expressionist™ Ultra II-69
  • NuVo Technologies to Launch Renovia II-69
  • UBICOM Unveils Networked Audio Player Reference Design II-70
  • Sony Launches RHT-G Series of Home Cinema Audio System in TV Stand II-70

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-71

  • DTS Takes Over SRS Labs II-71
  • Yamaha Merges Yamaha Electronics with Yamaha Corporation of America II-71
  • GuoGuang Electric and Onkyo Enter into Joint Venture II-71
  • DTS Joins Hands with Nextreaming II-72
  • Toshiba Selects Audyssey's Premium Television Sound Technology for its Range of HC TVs II-72
  • SMSC Takes Over BridgeCo II-72
  • Audiovox Takes over Klipsch II-72
  • Starpower Enters Acquires Kellum II-73
  • Onkyo Chooses DTS Neo:X™ Technology for TX-NR1009 Home Theatre Receiver II-73
  • Audiovox Corporation Undergoes Name Change to VOXX International Corporation II-73

7. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-74

  • Avnera Collaborates with Best Buy to Distribute Wireless Audio Technology II-74
  • Focus Enhancements and Hansong Enter into Partnership II-74
  • DTS Takes Over Neural Audio Corporation II-74
  • JVC Kenwood Merges Home Audio Operations of Subsidiary Companies II-75
  • Warrantech and Queen City Enter into Agreement II-75
  • Mark Levinson, Revel and Lexicon Merges With JBL Professional to Form High Performance Home A/V II-75

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-76

  • Akai (Singapore) II-76
  • Bose Corporation (US) II-76
  • Boston Acoustics (US) II-76
  • Creative Technologies, Ltd. (Singapore) II-76
  • Denon Electronics (USA), LLC (US) II-77
  • Harman International Industries, Inc (US) II-77
  • JVC KENWOOD Corporation (Japan) II-78
  • Koninklijke ("Royal") Philips Electronics NV (Netherlands) II-78
  • LG Electronics (South Korea) II-78
  • Nakamichi Corporation (Japan) II-79
  • Onkyo Corporation (Japan) II-79
  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan) II-79
  • Sanyo Electric Co Ltd (Japan) II-79
  • Pioneer Corporation (Japan) II-80
  • Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. II-80
  • Polk Audio (US) II-80
  • Samsung Group (Korea) II-81
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-81
  • Sharp Corp. (Japan) II-81
  • Sony Corporation (Japan) II-82
  • Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. (US) II-83
  • VOXX International Corporation (US) II-83
  • Klipsch Group, Inc. (US) II-83
  • Yamaha Corporation (Japan) II-84
  • Yamaha Corporation of America (US) II-84

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-85

III. Market

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 116 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (153)

  • The United States (64)
  • Canada (2)
  • Japan (13)
  • Europe (35)
  • - France (2)
  • - Germany (10)
  • - The United Kingdom (12)
  • - Italy (3)
  • - Spain (1)
  • - Rest of Europe (7)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (37)
  • Africa (2)


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