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Get a Deep Insight into the World Loudspeakers Market

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World Loudspeakers Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Loudspeakers in both US$ Million and Thousand Units. The major products segments analyzed are Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3-Piece Speakers, and 6-Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers, In-wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 472 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Audiovox Corporation, Heco, Bose Corporation, Boston Acoustics, Inc., B&W Group Ltd, Cambridge Sound Works, Directed Electronics, Inc., Elecinic Corp., Final Sound Solutions B.V, Focus Audio, Inc., German Physiks, Harman International Industries, Inc., Harman Multimedia, Hitachi Ltd., KLH Audio Systems, Klipsch Group, Inc., (Klipsch Audio Technologies, Audio Products International, Jamo International), Labtec, Inc., Manger, Niles Audio Corporation, Opera Loudspeakers, Pioneer Corporation, Plantronics, Inc., Scandyna International, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SLS International, Inc., SpeakerCraft, Inc., Sonance, Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., and Yamaha Corporation of America. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


LOUDSPEAKERS MCP-1224
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitation I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Pair Speakers I-4
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers I-4
3-Piece Speakers I-5
6-Piece Speakers I-5
Subwoofer Speakers I-5
In-Wall Speakers I-5
Outdoor Speakers I-5
Multimedia Speakers I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
A Quick Market Primer II-1
The Changing Landscape of Loudspeakers II-1
Contemporary Lifestyles Mould Speaker Design Criterions II-1
The Need for Power II-2
Flat-Panel Speaker Technology Gain in Prominence II-2
Market Pulse II-3
Retailing Dynamics Change Across Market Segments II-3
In-Wall Speakers Lead the Loudspeakers Market II-3
Flat Panel Speakers Prove to be Flattering II-3
Wireless Surround Sound Speakers Make a Come Back II-3
Old Wine in New Bottle II-4
Surface Surround Technology Makes Speaker Facets Two-Dimensional II-4
PC Companies Target Consumer Electronic Market II-4
Rocket Science Aids in Development of Next Gen Loudspeakers II-4
Loudspeakers Now a Law Enforcement Weapon II-5
Trends Across Product Segments II-5
Watch Out: Curves Ahead II-5
Pair Speakers Market Faces a Tsunami of Sorts II-5
Satellite/Subwoofer Speaker Market On a Bull Run II-5
Subwoofers Market Scripting Success II-6
In Wall Speakers Mirror Steady Growth II-6
Drawbacks of In-Wall Speakers II-7
Outdoor Speakers Swimming Against the Tide II-7
Multimedia Speakers: Creating a Sonic II-7

2. Loudspeaker Technology Platform II-9
Loudspeakers: A Technical Preview II-9
Loudspeakers: A Peek Into its Technology Lifecycle II-9
The Technology Learning Curve Has a Slippery Slope II-9
Planar Ribbon Drivers: No Longer Pricey II-10
A Peek Into its Technical Sophistication II-10
Focused Speaker Systems: Technology Overview II-10
What the Industry Offers & Where to Look for Good Deals II-11
Computer Loudspeaker Designs II-12
Conventional Loudspeaker Designs II-12
Electrostatic Loudspeaker Designs II-13
Electrostrictive Polymer Film Loudspeaker II-13
Planar Magnetic Loudspeaker II-14
Major Designs Considerations for Computer Loudspeakers II-14
Acoustics II-14
Analytical Testing of Loudspeakers II-14
Objective Testing II-14
Subjective Testing II-14
Surface Surround Technology II-15 
New Facets of Surround Sound Speakers II-15
Hypersonic Sound System (HSS) II-16
Flat Panel Technology II-16
Stereo Technology II-16
MaxxBass(R) Technology II-16
TAV (TM) Technology II-16
Surface-Mount Loudspeakers II-16
Key Manufacturers of Surface-Mount Loudspeakers in North America II-17

3. Product Overview II-21
Loudspeaker: A Technical Exposition II-21
Passive Speakers II-21
Active Speakers II-21
Tweeters II-21
Midrange II-21
Woofer II-22
Types of Speaker Configuration II-22
2-Way Speaker Configuration II-22
3-Way Speaker Configuration II-22
4-Way Speaker Configuration II-22
Types of Loudspeakers: A Classification II-22
Pair Speakers II-22
Bookshelf Speakers II-22
Floor-Standing Speakers II-23
Center-Channel Speaker II-23
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers: A Descriptive Exposition II-23
Three Piece Sets II-23
Six Piece Sets II-23
In-Wall Speakers II-24
Outdoor Speakers II-24
Pointers for installation of outdoor speakers: II-24
Technological Challenges II-25
Multimedia Speakers II-25
Characteristics of an Ideal Speaker II-25

4. Technological Developments II-26
Japanese Inventors Develop Novel Loudspeaker System II-26
Loudspeaker Module from Japanese Researchers II-26
British Researchers Develop Loudspeaker with Resonant Panel-Form II-26
American Inventors Develop New Loudspeaker System II-26
American Inventor from California Develops New Loudspeaker System II-26
American Inventor from Maryland Develops Ported Loudspeaker
System II-27
American Researchers Develop Parametric Speaker System II-27
Electromagnetic Driver from German Researchers II-27
American Inventors Develop Electrostatic Loudspeakers II-27
Singapore Inventors Develop Multimedia Speaker II-28
American Inventor Develops Multimedia Computer Speaker System II-28
Panel-Shaped Loudspeaker from Belgian Researcher II-28
Bending Wave Loudspeaker from British Inventors II-28
Indiana Researchers Develop Air Mounting System for Electro-
Dynamic Loudspeakers II-29
Japanese Researchers Debut Magnetic Circuit for Loudspeaker
System II-29
Taiwan-Based Researcher Enhances the Sound Coil Structure of a
Loudspeaker II-29
Japan Based Researcher Creates a New Loudspeaker II-29
Researchers Develop Electric Connector for Electro-Dynamic
Loudspeaker II-29
US-Based Researcher Develops Variable Loudspeaker II-30
US-Based Researchers Create Multiple Waveguide Coaxial
Loudspeaker II-30
US Researcher Develops New Loudspeaker II-30
New Electro-Dynamic Loudspeaker from Indianapolis Researchers II-30
Japan Based Researchers Develop New Loudspeaker Apparatus II-31
Japan Based Researchers Create New Loudspeaker Broadcast
Device and System II-31
Researchers from Japan Create Internal Magnetic Circuit
Loudspeaker System II-31
Researchers from Britain Develop New Multiple Input
Loudspeaker Systems II-31
US-32Based Researchers Create Baffle Isolation System for
Loudspeakers II-32
New Method to Produce Loudspeaker Diaphragms Developed in Japan II-32
Japanese Discoverers Craft an Enclosing Structure for
Loudspeakers II-32
American Inventor Designs Technique to Trace Failures in
Loudspeaker Assemblies II-33
Loudspeaker Featuring Intrinsic Lead Wire System Developed in
the US II-33
System that Enhances Speakerphone's Acoustical Functioning
Developed in Canada II-33
British Inventors Devise Permanent Magnet Moving Coil
Assemblies for Loudspeaker II-33
Italian Discoverer Devises Multi-Way Wide Band Loudspeakers II-34
Taiwanese Inventor Designs Rectangle-Shaped Panel-Type
Loudspeaker II-34
Swedish Inventors Unveil Loudspeaker Volume Range Control
Technique II-34
Japanese Inventor Creates Environment-Adaptable Loudspeaker Unit II-34
Broad Range Loudspeaker Developed by US Inventor II-34
Canadian Inventor Devises Method to Distribute Single Source
Voltage to Multiple Loudspeakers II-35

5. Product Innovations/Introductions II-36
Klipsch(R) Rolls Out New Models of Palladium(TM) Speaker Series II-36
Atlantic Technology Unveils New Flagship Speaker Model II-36
Niles Introduces New Outdoor Loudspeakers II-36
EAW Unleashes New Subwoofer Model II-36
Atlantic Technology Introduces Low-End In-Wall Speaker II-36
Klipsch Develops New Family of Multi-Room Wireless Audio System II-36
Infinity Launches Kappa(R) Automobile Loudspeakers II-37
Niles Introduces New Ceiling Mound Loudspeakers II-37
Acoustic Research Launches Discreet Subwoofer II-37
Klipsch Unleashes New Commercial Speaker Line II-37
Focus Audio Unveils New Speaker Line II-37
JBL Professional Rolls Out New Powered VRX Models II-38
JBL Professional Launches New Vertec(R) Models II-38
Heco Releases New 3-Way Floorstanding Speakers II-38
Fane Introduces New Products II-38
Harbeth Audio Launches New Reference Speaker II-38
Cambridge SoundWorks(R) Releases New Efficient Speakers for
Flat Panel TVs II-38
Polk Audio Develops Compact Portable Speaker Package for
Sirius' Stiletto Portable Radios II-39
Velodyne Launches MicroVee Subwoofer II-39
Acoustic Research Unleashes Industry's First Wireless 5.1
Speakers II-39
Cerwin-Vega! Unveils New Three-Way Active Speaker Package II-39
JBL Professional Rolls Out New ScreenArray Loudspeaker II-39
Niles Audio Announces New Stereo Volume Controls II-39
Boston Acoustics to Unveil New Rock Speaker Series II-40
Verity Audio Unveils Rienzi loudspeaker II-40
Audio Concepts Rolls out Emerald XL II-41
Bose Corp. Debuts Companion(R) 5 Multimedia Speaker System II-41
Community Professionals to Release Sonus Portable Loudspeakers II-41
Infinity Unveils Classia Series Loudspeakers II-42
Logitech Launches New Wireless Music System and Advanced
Peripherals II-42
JBL Professional Releases CSC Software II-43
QSC Extends the HPR Series II-43
Turbosound Releases NuQ Loudspeaker Systems II-43
JBL Professional Unveils the PRX500 Series II-44
RapcoHorizon Debuts Speaker Cables II-44
Danley Sound Labs Unwraps New TH-215 Subwoofer II-44
DNA Airs Sonic Decor Line Of On-Wall Speakers II-45 
NuVo Releases Out-door Speakers II-45
BG Corporation Rolls Out In-Wall Subwoofer II-45
Sony Debuts 3-Piece Speaker System II-46
Intellitouch Leverages Sirenza's Chipset for Eos Wireless II-46
DTS Launches Two New Software Suites II-46
Klipsch Launches New iGroove SXT Speaker II-46
Jabra Rolls Out a Corded Stereo Speaker II-47
Sonance Unveils Novel Power Amplifier II-47
SoundTube Debuts High-Power Speaker Systems II-48
JBL(R) Expands its Range of Custom-Installation and Loudspeaker
Products II-48
SpeakerCraft Introduces Subwoofer Series II-50
SpeakerCraft Unveils New Line of In-wall Speakers II-50
Velodyne Announces the Release of SubContractor Series II-51
SpeakerCraft Releases On-wall Speaker Series II-52
Niles Unwraps StageFront Home Theater Solutions(TM) II-53
New iPod Speaker System from Harman Kardon II-56
New ipod-Compatible Speaker System from Jamo II-56
Rockustics Expands its Range of Ultra Fidelity Outdoor Speakers II-56
American Recorder Introduces New Range of Loudspeakers II-57
Stereostone Adds Color to its Line of Da Vinci Cinema
RockOutdoor Speakers II-57
Quad Unveils the Basic Model of Floorstanding Loudspeakers,
Quad 21 L2 II-58
Proficient Unveils Aw800tt II-58
Grundig Unveils a New Wireless Outdoor Speaker II-58
Sonance Releases a Range of Outdoor Speakers II-58
Final Sound Launches a New Range of Subwoofers II-59
Kenwood Launches a Satellite Speaker for Cars II-59
WIFI Compatible Eos Ipod Speaker System Connects Up to Four
Remote Speakers II-59
Infinity Systems Unveils TSS Home Theater Packages and Primus
Loudspeaker Line II-59
Rockustics Introduces Innovative Design Flexibility in Outdoor
Speaker Systems II-61
Renkus-heinz Launches Sygma Loudspeakers with Multiple Features II-62
Danley Sound Labs Launches SH-100B Loudspeaker II-63
Jamo Unveils New Subwoofers II-63
Energy Speaker Systems Launches RC-Mini and RC-Mini Center II-63
Final Sound Develops Inverter Technology for Electrostatic
Speakers II-64
Boston Acoustics Introduces E-Series speakers II-64
Cambridge Launches Portable Docking Speaker Systems II-65
Cerwin-Vega! Airs CVHD Series II-65
Cerwin-Vega Unwraps New V-Max Subwoofer II-66
Genius Unveils a New Home Theater System II-66
Logitech Airs 3-Piece Speaker System II-67
Saitek Releases One-Piece Dual-Speaker II-67
Sony Extends its Family of Xplod Speakers, and Amplifiers II-67
Audiovox Airs Home Decor Home Theater System II-67
Thiel Audio Rolls Out Thiel CS 3.7 in the Middle East II-68
Logitech Debuts Multimedia Speakers II-68
Motion Sound Unveils New Horn Amplifier and Guitar Speaker II-68
Tannoy Unwraps a New Satellite Speaker II-69
New Multimedia Speaker System from Edifier Enterprise II-69
QSC Audio Introduces HPR series II-69
Cambridge Airs Newton Series (R) HD Loudspeakers Line for Home
Theatres II-70
Vogel's Debuts Two Loudspeaker Stands II-71
Carvin Launches New LS Series Loudspeakers II-71
Triad Speakers Debuts InWall Gold/6 LCR II-72
Triad Unveils New On-wall Speaker II-72
Triad Debuts Incorner Silver Omni Loudspeaker II-72
Logitech Extends its AudioStation Line-Up II-72
KYE Systems Airs Speaker Systems for MP3 Players II-73
Altec Lansing Debuts a New Portable Inmotion Speaker II-73
Logitech Unwraps Digital Wireless Speaker Systems II-73
New Floorstanding Speaker from B & W II-74
BenQ Unwraps IMS-100 II-74
PSB Mulls the Launch of PSB G-Design II-74
Bang & Olufsen Unveils BeoLab 9 Loudspeaker II-74
Atlantic Technology Introduces Ceiling Speaker II-75
Atlantic Technology Unveils Subwoofer for Satellite Speakers II-75
Bose Unveils its Family of L1(TM) Personalized Amplification System(TM)
 II-75
Klipsch Launches CDT Series II-76
Klipsch Extends its Reference Series II-77
Klipsch Rolls Out New WDST(TM) Surround Speakers II-78
Aditya Mulls the Launch of New Speakers II-79
Pioneer Introduces New Range of Speakers II-79
Waves Rolls Out MX3000CS MaxxBass ASIC II-79
Jamo Expands A7 Range of Loudspeakers II-79
Jamo Unveils A360 Speaker Systems II-79
Jamo Introduces New I/O A2 Speakers Range II-80
Creative Introduces Xfree Speakers II-80
Jamo Rolls Out Novel E6 Line of Loudspeakers II-80
Jamo Revamps A3 Series Speakers II-80
Jamo Launches A7 Range of Loudspeakers II-80
Jamo Debuts Novel Home Theater Loudspeaker System II-81
Jamo Introduces Novel Multi-Room Speaker System II-81
New Line of Loudspeakers from SLS II-81
Phase Tech Introduces In-Wall Speakers II-81
Speaker Craft Releases In-wall Speakers II-82
Logitech Launches the Z-series and X-series Sound Speakers II-82
SLS Unveils New Product Line II-82
RBH Unveils T1 Series Speakers II-82
Infinity Systems Launches Kappa 600 Speakers II-83
Speaker Craft Launches New Line of Speakers II-83
Phoenix Gold Launches DAS Beaut II-84
RBH Sound Expands MC Theater Series II-84
RBH Releases In-Wall Series II-84
RHB Releases In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers II-84
RBH Rolls Out Architectural Cinema Series II-85
RBH Introduces Subwoofers II-85
RBH Sound Rolls Out In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers II-85
Altec Lansing Launches 2.1 Multimedia Solution II-86
Cambridge Sound Works Launches Outdoor Speakers II-86
Sonance Launches In-wall and In-Ceiling Speakers II-86
Rockustics Releases "Omniplanter" II-87
Sonance Unveils Planter Outdoor Speakers II-87
Boston Acoustics Launches New Tower, Home Theater and
Multimedia Speakers II-87

6. Recent Industry Activity II-88
JBL Professional's Control 200 Series Gets UL Listing II-88
JBL Professional Joins METAlliance II-88
Pioneer Creates New Hi-Fi Audio Systems Subsidiary II-88
DTS Inks Strategic Agreement with Foxconn II-88
Sonance Inks Distribution Agreement with NACSound II-88
Velodyne Expands Distribution Deal with AVAD II-88
Loud Technologies to Acquire Martin Audio II-88
SLS Loudspeakers Authorize First Choice as its Northwest
Distributor II-88
Yamaha Mulls Plans to Divest its US Manufacturing Subsidiaries II-88
Klipsch Group Purchases Audio Products International II-89
SoundTube Sings Up Online Marketing as its Distributor II-90
Directed Electronics Acquires Polk Audio II-90
Yamaha to Construct Audio Systems Company in North America II-90
Rives Audio Acquires Talon Loudspeakers II-90
Westan Inks Distribution Agreement with Whatmough Audio II-90
Klegg Purchases Smart Speaker Technologies II-90
Pioneer Signs Distribution Agreement with Autocop India II-91
Plantronics Acquires Altec Lansing II-91
American Technology Inks a Distribution Agreement With
ActiveLight II-91
American Technology Clinches a Major Contract II-91
US Market to See More of Bravox as the Company Mulls
Production Expansion II-91
SLS International Acquires Evenstar II-92
Yamaha Signs Collaborative Agreement with Klipsch II-92
SLS International to Install Loudspeakers at Trump Organization II-92
Klipsch Signs an Agreement with Muzak II-92
Labtec Bags Golden Rhino Award II-93
Bose Develops New Technology II-93
Spherex Inks a Licensing Agreement with Microsoft to Build
Xbox Speaker II-93

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-94
Audiovox Corporation (USA) II-94
Heco (Germany) II-94
Bose Corporation (USA) II-94
Boston Acoustics, Inc. (USA) II-94
B&W Group Ltd. (UK) II-95
Cambridge Sound Works (USA) II-95
Directed Electronics, Inc. (USA) II-95
Elecinic Corp. (Taiwan) II-95
Final Sound Solutions B.V. (Netherlands) II-95
Focus Audio, Inc. (Canada) II-96
German Physiks (Germany) II-96
Harman International Industries, Inc. (USA) II-96
Harman Multimedia (USA) II-97
Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) II-97
KLH Audio Systems (USA) II-97
Klipsch Group, Inc (USA) II-97
Audio Products International (API) (Canada) II-97
Jamo International (Denmark) II-98
Klipsch Audio Technologies (USA) II-98
Labtec, Inc. (USA) II-98
Manger (Germany) II-98
Niles Audio Corporation (USA) II-99
Opera Loudspeakers (Italy) II-99
Pioneer Corporation (Japan) II-99
Plantronics, Inc. (USA) II-99
Scandyna International (Denmark) II-99
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (Korea) II-100
SLS International, Inc. (USA) II-100
SpeakerCraft, Inc. (USA) II-100
Sonance (USA) II-100
Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. (USA) II-100
Yamaha Corporation of America (USA) II-101

8. Global Market Perspective II-102
Analytics by Value II-102
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
loudspeakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-102

Table 2: World Long-term Projections for loudspeakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Loudspeakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-104

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Pair
Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-105

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Pair Speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 6: World 10-Year Perspective for Pair Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-107

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-108

Table 8: World Long-term Projections for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan) & Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes
Corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-110

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers by Product Segment - 3 -Piece
Speakers, & 6 -Piece Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-111

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Product Segment - 3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece
Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Satellite/ Subwoofer
Speakers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for 3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 II-112

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Subwoofer Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-113

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Subwoofer Speakers
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Subwoofer Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) &
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-115

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
In-Wall Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-116

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for In-Wall Speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for In-Wall Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-118

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Outdoor Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-119

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for Outdoor Speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Outdoor Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes
Corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-121

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Multimedia Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-122

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Multimedia Speakers
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for Multimedia Speakers
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan)
and Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes
Corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-124
Analytics by Volume II-125
Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Loudspeakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units
for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-125

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Loudspeakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Loudspeakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) &
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-127

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Pair Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-128

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Pair Speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 30: World 10-Year Perspective for Pair Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-130

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-131

Table 32: World Long-term Projections for Satellite/Subwoofer
speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 33: World 10-Year Perspective for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan) & Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-133

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers by Product Segment - 3 -Piece
Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-134

Table 35: World Long-term Projections for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Product Segment - 3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece
Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 36: World 10-Year Perspective for Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for 3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 II-135

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Subwoofer Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-136

Table 38: World Long-term Projections for Subwoofer speakers
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 39: World 10-Year Perspective for Subwoofer Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-138

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
In-Wall Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-139

Table 41: World Long-term Projections for In-Wall speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 42: World 10-Year Perspective for In-Wall Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) &
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-141

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Outdoor Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-142

Table 44: World Long-term Projections for Outdoor speakers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 45: World 10-Year Perspective for Outdoor Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World for Years2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-144

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Multimedia Speakers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) II-145

Table 47: World Long-term Projections for Multimedia speakers
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 48: World 10-Year Perspective for Multimedia Speakers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) &
Rest of World for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) II-147


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Primer III-1
Short Market Sizzlers III-1
Market Structure & Competition III-2
Target Markets III-2
Competitive Variables of the Home Speaker Segment III-2
The Role of Price III-3
Pricing Trends Across Product Segments in the Past III-3
Pair Speakers III-3
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers III-3
Subwoofers III-4
In Wall Speakers III-4
Outdoor Speakers III-4
Multimedia Speakers III-4
Leading Players III-5
Table 49: Loudspeaker Market in the US: Percentage Market
Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005 - B&W
Loudspeakers, Bose Corporation, Boston Acoustics, Cerwin
Vega, Harman International Industries (Infinity & JBL),
Klipsch Audio Technologies, Polk Audio(i), Sony, Yamaha and
Others (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-5

Table 50: Pair Speakers Market in the US: Percentage
Market Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005
- B&W Loudspeakers, Bose Corporation, Boston Acoustics,
Cerwin Vega, Harman International Industries (Infinity &
JBL) KLH Audio Systems, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Polk
Audio, Sony and Others (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-6

Table 51: Three Piece Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers Market
in the US: Percentage Market Share of Leading Players for
the Years 2004 & 2005 -Audiovox Corporation (Acoustic
Research), Bose Corporation, Boston Acoustics, Harman
International Industries (Infinity), KLH Audio Systems,
Polk Audio, and Others (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-7

Table 52: Six-Piece Satellite\Subwoofer Speaker Market in
the US: Percentage Market Share of Leading Players for
the Years 2004 & 2005 - Audiovox Corporation (Acoustic
Research), Bose Corporation, Boston Acoustics, Audio
Products International (Energy(R)), Harman International
Industries (Infinity & JBL), KLH Audio Systems, Polk
Audio, Sony, Yamaha, and Others (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-8

Table 53: Subwoofers Market in the US: Percentage Market
Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005 -
Boston Acoustics, Definitive Technology, Audio Products
International (Energy & Mirage), Harman International
Industries (Infinity & JBL), Klipsch Audio Technologies,
Polk Audio, Velodyne Acoustics, Yamaha, and Others
(includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-9

Table 54: In-Wall Speakers Market in the US: Percentage
Market Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005
- Boston Acoustics, Cambridge Sound Works, Niles, Polk
Audio, and Others (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-9

Table 55: Outdoor Speakers Market in the US: Percentage
Market Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005
- Audiovox Corporation (Acoustic Research), B&W, Bose
Corporation, Boston Acoustics, Harman International
Industries (Infinity), KLH Audio Systems, Niles, Polk
Audio, Sonance, and Others (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-10

Table 56: Multimedia Speakers Market in the US: Percentage
Market Share of Leading Players for the Years 2004 & 2005
- Plantronics (Altec Lansing), Bose Corp., Boston
Acoustics, Cambridge Sound Works Inc., Klipsch, Labtec
Inc., and Others (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-11
Retailing Statistics III-12
Table 57: Loudspeaker Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, Direct Sales,
and Discount Stores (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-12

Table 58: Pair Speaker Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, Direct Sales,
and Discount Stores (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-12

Table 59: Satellite/Subwoofer Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, Direct Sales,
and Discount Stores (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-13

Table 60: Subwoofer Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, and Direct
Sales (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-13

Table 61: In-Wall Speaker Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, and Direct
Sales (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-14

Table 62: Outdoor Speaker Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, and Direct
Sales (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-14

Table 63: Multimedia Speaker Market in the United States:
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Retailing
Avenues for the Year 2005 - Specialty Electronics Stores,
Mass Merchandisers, Independent Retailers, Direct Sales,
and Discount Stores (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-15
Product Launches/Developments III-15
Strategic Corporate Developments III-56
Key Players III-60
B.Market Analytics III-68
Analytics by Value III-68
Table 64: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Loudspeakers by Product Segment - Pair Speakers,
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6
-Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers,
Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-68

Table 65: US Long-term Projections for Loudspeakers by
Product Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/ Subwoofer
Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 - Piece Speakers),
Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, &
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 66: US Historic Review for Loudspeakers by Product
Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3
-Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer
Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor speakers, and
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figure in US$ Million for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-70

Table 67: US 10-Year Perspective for Loudspeakers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece
Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers,
In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-71
Analytics by Volume III-72
Table 68: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Loudspeakers by Product Segment - Pair Speakers,
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6
-Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers,
Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000
Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-72

Table 69: US Long-term Projections for Loudspeakers by
Product Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 - Piece Speakers),
Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, &
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 70: US Historic Review for Loudspeakers by Product
Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3
-Piece Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer
Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-74

Table 71: US 10-Year Perspective for Loudspeakers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece
Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers,
In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-75

2. Canada III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Current & Future Analysis III-76
Product Launches/Developments III-76
Key Players III-78
B.Market Analytics III-80
Analytics by Value III-80
Table 72: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Loudspeakers by Product Segment - Pair Speakers,
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6
-Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers,
Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graphs/Chart) III-80

Table 73: Canadian Long-term Projections for Loudspeakers
by Product Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 - Piece Speakers),
Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, &
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 74: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Loudspeakers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece
Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers,
In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-82
Analytics by Volume III-83
Table 75: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Loudspeakers by Product Segment - Pair Speakers,
Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6
-Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, 
Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 000
Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-83

Table 76: Canadian Long-term Projections for Loudspeakers
by Product Segment - Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer
Speakers (3 -Piece Speakers, and 6 - Piece Speakers),
Subwoofer Speakers, In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, &
Multimedia Speakers Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in 000 Units for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 77: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Loud speakers by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Pair Speakers, Satellite/Subwoofer Speakers (3 -Piece
Speakers, and 6 -Piece Speakers), Subwoofer Speakers,
In-Wall Speakers, Outdoor Speakers, and Multimedia Speakers
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graphs/Chart) III-85

3. Japan III-86
A.Market Analysis III-86
Current & Future Analysis III-86
Product Launches/Developments III-86
Strategic Corporate Developments III-87
Key Players III-87
B.Market Analytics

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