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    when did jbl merge with selenium? see www.jblselenium.com

    Has anyone heard of JBL or Harman merging with (or buying) the Brazilian Selenium loudspeaker company.
    I visited my local JBL Pro-sound distributor to discuss purchasing some raw drivers, and he mentioned they were now importing JBLSELENIUM units. I googled and found the following webpage:
    http://www.jblselenium.com/

    For all appearances, the webpage looks legitimate, and has the JBL Selenium ( by Harman) logo's splashed all over the place.

    did I miss the announcement of the merger?

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    Pretty sure I heard something about Harman buying Selenium at least 6 months ago -
    maybe as an aside in another thread from 4313B ...?


    Quote Originally Posted by jack_bouska View Post
    Has anyone heard of JBL or Harman merging with (or buying) the Brazilian Selenium loudspeaker company.
    I visited my local JBL Pro-sound distributor to discuss purchasing some raw drivers, and he mentioned they were now importing JBLSELENIUM units. I googled and found the following webpage:
    http://www.jblselenium.com/

    For all appearances, the webpage looks legitimate, and has the JBL Selenium ( by Harman) logo's splashed all over the place.

    did I miss the announcement of the merger?

    Jack Bouska
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    JBL has been using the selenium tweeters for a bit now, right?

    http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/Genera...?PId=421&MId=2

    Quote Originally Posted by red underlined text added for emphasis
    JBL’s Marquis Dance Club Series is a state-of-the-art family of loudspeaker systems designed specifically for the Dance Club Market. MD1 is an ultra highfrequency module consisting of dual JBL Selenium ST400 Super Tweeters for superior highfrequency response and is intended to be used in conjunction with the MD2 midhigh system, MD3 low-frequency system, and MD7 ultra highoutput subwoofer system. When all elements are combined they complete a high energy five-way dance system with unprecedented fidelity, clarity, and breathtaking purity.

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    Harman bought Selenium Spring 2010.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Harman bought Selenium Spring 2010.


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    That long and you can still still buy them in the US? Does Harman know about this?
    "Zobel is as zobel does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Paul View Post
    That long and you can still still buy them in the US? Does Harman know about this?


    Every Selenium sold is profit for the company... why wouldn't they want them sold in every country of the world?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Paul View Post
    That long and you can still still buy them in the US? Does Harman know about this?


    Well, they do now!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post


    Every Selenium sold is profit for the company... why wouldn't they want them sold in every country of the world?


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    I just assumed Harman would use their excellent merchandising strategy for Selenium that's been so successful for JBL.
    "Zobel is as zobel does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Paul View Post
    That long and you can still still buy them in the US? Does Harman know about this?
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Paul View Post
    I just assumed Harman would use their excellent merchandising strategy for Selenium that's been so successful for JBL.
    I suppose it is possible that somewhere in the aquisition it stated that Harman wasn't allowed to totally eff up Selenium.

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    Thumbs down Offshore heaven??

    Quote Originally Posted by 4313B View Post
    I suppose it is possible that somewhere in the aquisition it stated that Harman wasn't allowed to totally eff up Selenium.
    Good luck with that!

    Cheap labor, lax business laws, non-existent environmental legislation -- sounds like corporate heaven!
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    these are on sale at the moment -

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-355

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    I wouldnt call labor at selenium cheap...but they are not bothered with some of the enviromental laws that run up costs here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maron Horonzakz View Post
    they are not bothered with some of the enviromental laws that run up costs here..
    Yep, they can roll in their own filth all they want.

    One thing is certain, we'll exploit the everloving hell out of that fact.

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