Classé Audio Acquired By Sound United

January 13, 2018

Sound United, parent company to Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics, has acquired Classé Audio, a maker of high-performance music and theater components. Classé Audio was previously owned and distributed by Bowers & Wilkins.

Classé Audio’s suite of high-fidelity amplifiers, preamplifier processors, and integrated amplifiers are designed for movie and music enthusiasts. 

“Acquiring Classé Audio demonstrates Sound United’s continued focus on catering to our customers who crave performance and innovation,” said Kevin Duffy, CEO of Sound United. “This acquisition opens opportunities to capitalize on new markets and niches within the high-end audio community, continuing Sound United’s evolution as a premium player. We look forward to partnering with the talented management team of Classé Audio to grow the combined business and bring our expanded capabilities to our employees and customers.”

Classé Audio’s president, Dave Nauber, who will continue to lead the Classé Audio brand at Sound United, added, “We’re overwhelmingly pleased Classé Audio is joining Sound United’s respected family of brands. With a strong resurgence of the audiophile community, and Sound United’s existing synergy with the recently purchased D+M Group, we’re confident our overall market positioning as a premium option will only strengthen. Ultimately, this is an excellent opportunity for Classé employees, customers and strategic partners to bring our energy and ideas to the forefront.”