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Old 05-22-2001, 05:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Denon will be split off from Nippon Columbis/Hitachi and file IPO at Tokyo Stock Exchange the end of June, 2001:
http://www.tvinsite.com/twice/index....splay=features

My concern is how it's going to affect Denon's product quality (its future pre/pro) and support/upgrade of current
products (e.g. AVR-5800). I hope Denon will not like Mercedes that have been using cheaper parts/plastic in their
newer models due to the bottom line driven shareholders. I'm not saying Denon is the MB of A/V, I'm just not sure about the influence of the shareholders... you know what I mean?

Any thoughts from current Denon product owners and potential buyers?

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Loeric:

That is a scary thought. As a 5800 owner, I am concerned that the quality of the Denon product will slip and I will hate to see that.

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From what I heard (and I haven't looked at that page yet though) Nippon has always had two sides to the company. The hardware side, and a software side.

They sold about 42% of their shares in the company, which was basically the whole of the software side of things, and have now actually divided everything up into more defined areas.

So they have a much greater cash resource, which hopefully will mean better research etc into new Audio equipment, but they will also probably have to introduce a slight American taste to some of their componentry.

I have no misgivings about this news. I think Denon will continue to produce good quality products (although I have a had a bad run recently of the small gold AVF-100 home theatre series - this is basically a very small AVR1601 split into a 2channel poweramp/receiver and seperate 3 channel power amp)
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