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[Hexus] Corsair buys network audio company Simple Audio

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Simple Audio, a Glasgow-based networked audio company, has been acquired by the US-based high-performance PC accessory company Corsair. The multi-million-dollar deal will help to get Simple Audio’s music-streaming products launched throughout Asia and the USA this year.
Simple Audio’s key products are high-definition networked music players. There are currently two versions of the “Roomplayer”; one with a built-in amplifier and one without. Simple Audio was founded five years ago by four former execs from high-end audio company Linn. Simple Audio’s products aim to provide listeners with high quality digital audio but its product prices are well below those of Linn, reports The Herald.
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Corsair venturing deeper into the audio market?
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Interesting. I wouldn't mind hearing corsair's take on more audio stuff. Ah well, still not even sure they're doing that:
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Corsair stated that the Simple Audio development team will continue to work from their offices in Scotland.

Oh well, always great to have more hi-fi music stuff on the market. Props to corsair for helping these guys out. thumb.gif
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i think this kinda stuff will be their down fall. They are GREAT at making cases power supplies memory even their gaming peripherals are okay, but i think the more they stray from who they are could lea to lack of quality in some areas! just imo. for example how they acquired that one company that makes mice, those things are ugly as anything, and i doubt many ppl buy em. and that new NAS device they are coming out with, just stick with what thy have been doing!
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Will they keep the separate brand?

I bet they will. thumb.gif
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Will they keep the separate brand?

I bet they will. thumb.gif

Doubt as it costs more to keep two separate brands and arguably Corsair is a bigger name market recognition wise.
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Waiting to see Corsair's revision/successor of SP2500. Their first set of speakers were so good, it's scary to think how much they will improve it.
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Waiting to see Corsair's revision/successor of SP2500. Their first set of speakers were so good, it's scary to think how much they will improve it.

by far my favorite purchase for my computer biggrin.gif
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i think this kinda stuff will be their down fall. They are GREAT at making cases power supplies memory even their gaming peripherals are okay, but i think the more they stray from who they are could lea to lack of quality in some areas! just imo. for example how they acquired that one company that makes mice, those things are ugly as anything, and i doubt many ppl buy em. and that new NAS device they are coming out with, just stick with what thy have been doing!

People said the same thing about us when we started in PSUs and every new launch since.

"These guys are great at Memory but I don't know about these PSUs, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory and PSUs but I don't know about these CPU coolers, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory, PSUs, and coolers, but I don't know about these cases, they're stretching themselves too thin."

"These guys are great at Memory, PSUs, Cases, and Coolers, but I don't know about these speakers/headsets, they're stretching themselves too thin."

It's not like we just decide to do something and the same guys work on that. We have a constantly growing team of engineers, QC people, planning and procurement, marketing, customer service and tech support, finance, etc.

I started in 2004, and since then the company has skyrocketed in growth.

Simple will stay its own brand, their technology is fantastic. We're probably going to help mostly with distribution and channel strategy, and I'm guessing in the future we'll have them help us make all our audio products better. These guys are geniuses. You should hear this thing, it sounds fantastic.
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Yeah I'm not sure how many people on here took a business class but as long as you have great mission and vision statements that are rooted with a great ideology and as a company you stay true to them there isn't a whole lot you *can't* accomplish. It's when companies deviate from their great leaders and ideas that cause downfalls.

On topic, this is great! Do you think Corsair would ever get into the soundcard market or stick to headphone/headsets?
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^ Don't forget keyboards, people laughed at Corsair getting into keyboards...and currently K90 has the most sales out of any mechanical keyboard on Newegg rolleyes.gif
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