Directed Electronics Acquires Definitive Technology

Directed Electronics, manufacturer of vehicle security, mobile video, mobile audio and home audio products, has completed the acquisition of Definitive Technology, a home audio loudspeaker manufacturer, and has formally established a separate Home Audio Division within Directed.
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Vista, CA--Directed Electronics, manufacturer of vehicle security, mobile video, mobile audio and home audio products, has completed the acquisition of Definitive Technology, the home audio loudspeaker company, and has formally established a separate Home Audio Division within Directed.

Jim Minarik, president and CEO of Directed Electronics, said, "Since Directed acquired a/d/s/ in 2001, we have been steadily building our home audio business. The acquisition of Definitive Technology and the formation of Directed's Home Audio Division will add significantly to Directed's ability to provide our customers with the very best in high-end home audio. Definitive Technology is a company with a highly regarded and committed management team, a long history of innovation and engineering excellence and outstanding customer relationships."

"Definitive is extremely excited about joining the Directed family," said Sandy Gross, co-founder of Definitive Technology, president of Directed's newly-formed Home Audio Division and new member of Directed's board of directors. "By combining the acoustic engineering, customer service, technical support capabilities and corporate strength of both companies, Definitive Technology will be able to advance the state-of-the-art in home audio loudspeakers even further, to reach new highs in dealer and consumer satisfaction, and to further enhance its leadership position in the loudspeaker marketplace," he said.

Since its founding in 1990 by Gross, Don Givogue and Ed Blais, Definitive Technology has been committed to providing the very best sound quality and unsurpassed value in high performance home audio loudspeakers.

Definitive Technology's product offering includes home theater systems, tower speakers, subwoofer/satellite packages, standalone subwoofers, architectural and outdoor speakers. Definitive Technology personnel will continue to run all of the operations--including engineering, sales, marketing, customer service, order fulfillment, and technical support--for Definitive Technology products.

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