TG Audio Lab USA based maker of cables and interconnects, also has a high end preamplifier available to order. Homepage:http://www.tgaudio.com TG Audio Lab, 4621 Hummingbird St., Houston, Texas 77035, USA. Tel/Fax: +713 721 4756. E-Mail: frank at tgaudio.com.
Diversified trading and property holdings company originating in Thailand but now headquartered in Singapore and listed on the local stock exchange, but the company has interest and manufacturing capacity all over Asia and the Pacific and to a lesser degree in Eastern Europe. While Thakrals activities in the CE and IT sectors are primarily in regards to wholesale distribution and IT service they do have a number of their own factories and brands including Orion, Noriko, Blu Magix and the Thakral brand itself that they use to label primarily brown goods but also whitegoods.
The company's factories are mostly active as OEM's, ODM's and in the contract manufacturing sector though.
The company has its origins in a Indian textile store based in Bangkok, Thailand that was founded in 1905 by a family from Punjab, India. By the 1970's the company was operating in a number of countries including Japan, China and Singapore but was still exclusively a textile trading business, the Thakral family decided that they needed to diversify and in 1974 entered the consumer electronics business in China, primarily as an importer and distributor and a year later opened up an CE trading firm in Japan.
The company entered the IT business in the 1980's and in the 1990's started taking over a number of smaller local IT and CE distributors and manufacturers in Asia in addition to opening up their own factories in China, but more significantly bought the Hungarian manufacturer Orion Electronics in 1997 which gave them a manufacturing base in the EU but also distribution channels in a number of East European counties and the company now operates in a number of them including Russia, the Ukraine and Rumania . The company got listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1995 and moved their headquarters to the city in 1996 and by now have offices or factories an almost all Asian counties except their original home country of Thailand. Homepage:http://www.thakral.com -- Noriko homepage -- Blu Magix site -- Orion UK (Distribution) -- Thakral Gulf (Arabian Gulf distribution) -- Orion Electronics homepage Orion Electronics Ltd., Jaszberenyi ut 29, 1106 Budapest, Hungary. Tel: +36 1 4345 204. Fax: +36 1 2606 520. E-Mail: cs.nemeth =at= orion.hu.
USA based trading company that specialises in audio & video accessories, sell mid and high end cables & interconnects and DAC's under the Audio Quest brand, more economically priced cables and adaptors under the CableTruth name, HDMI cables and related accessories under the Wirelogic label, connectors under the ITC stencil, but that stands for "Instant Tool-less Connector", and screen cleaning solutions under the CleanScreen brand. The company also handles the distribution of Lyra in the USA.
The company was founded in 1990 by William E. Low but he had been trading as an individual for a number of years using the AudioQuest and CinemaQuest brands, in fact The Quest Group continued to use the CinemaQuest brand until fairly recently on their home theatre cable offerings but merged those product lines under the AudioQuest and Wirelogic names , the company also supplied tonearms in the not too distant past
USA based company that manufactures high end cables and interconnects under the Stereolab brand and connectors under the Xhadow name, from 2008 to 2010 the company used the Stereovox brand but had to discontinue its use. In addition the company handles the North American distribution of Absoluta Sound & Space, Continuum Audio Labs, Davone, Klimo and Transmission Audio. Company founded in 2008 and run by the husband and wife team of Christopher Vincent and Carole Sommovigo, Chris used to co-own Xhadow Corp. company amongst other things. Distribution: In South Korea by Sonoris High End Audio & Video Homepage:http://www.thesignalcollection.com -- Stereolab homepage. The Signal Collection LLC, 6315 Mayfield Drive, Cumming, GA 30041, USA Tel: +1 678 528 8077. Mobile: +1 404 509 5505. E-Mail: chris &at& thesignalcollection.com
ThinkFlood USA based company that trades using the Redeye brand, manufactures software and hardware solutions that allows you to use tablets and phones using Android or iOS operating systems or PC's using Linux, MacOSX or MS Windows OS's as programmable universal remote controls. Distribution: In the Benelux countries by Audionord Homepage:http://thinkflood.com . ThinkFlood, 295 Reservoir Street, Needham, MA 02494, USA. Tel: +1 617 299 2000. E-Mail: info -at- thinkflood.com
Thiphi Audio USA based company that markets AV speaker packages. Homepage:http://www.thiphiaudio.com thiphi Audio LLC, 97-77 Queens Boulevard, Suite 630, Rego Park, NY 11374, USA. Tel: +1 718 830 0732. E-mail: info at thiphiaudio.com or support at thiphiaudio.com.
German maker of high end tonearms sold under the Schick brand. Distribution: In the UK by Cool Gales Homepage:http://www.thomas-schick.com . Thomas Schick, Wichertstrasse 3, 10439 Berlin, Germany. Tel: +49 (0)3044 652766. E-Mail: mail ^at^ thomas-schick.com
Thomas Transducers British manufacturer of horn loaded loudspeakers sold under the Beauhorn brand. Homepage:http://www.beauhorn.com Thomas Transducers, Songlines, Fourteen Acre Lane, Three Oaks, Hastings TN35 4NB, England. Tel: +44 (0)1424 813888. Email: mail at beauhorn.com.
Thomson Huge French electronics manufacturer that is undoubtedly best known for making audio, video and other CE products but is also heavily involved in the electronic components and defence electronics businesses with subsidiaries such as STS Thomson. Their AV products are mostly sold in Europe and the Near East under their own brand but the company also sells them in North America under the Technicolor and RCA names, in Germany and France under the Nordmende brand and in the UK under the Ferguson brand but have increasingly been using their own name in the above markets in an effort to consolidate branding and marketing efforts. Although French, the company actually grew out of the USA based Thomson Electric Company that is now known as General Electric, the current company is actually the result of a 1981 merger of the 2 Thomson companies that operated in France namely Thomson-Brandt and Thomson-CSF but the original Compagnie Fransaise Thomson-Houston engineering firm had split into the 2 somewhere along the line. The company was nationalised by the French government in 1982 but was privatised again between 1999 and 2003. Bought the accessories business of the defunct Recoton company and with it got the Dishwasher, SpikeMaster and Ambico brands and product lines along with the rights to use the Acoustic Research (AR), Jensen and Advent names for branding CE accessories but sold them again a few years later, also owns the Grass Valley video equipment company. After it's nationalisation the company embarked on an series of take-overs to expand and consolidate their manufacturing capabilities, in the mid 80's it acquired the German Isophon factory primarily to acquire it's OEM loudspeaker business and does indeed own the trademark and designs but it no longer sells drivers under this name, although it does manufacture some of the old Isophon drivers, Thomson moved most of the manufacture of those drivers to Tunisia in order to get a cheaper manufacturing base while still being close to it's European markets. In a similar timeframe it acquired the Telefunken consumer division and DUAL (1982), this was as much to get hold of the trademarks as anything else since the company had had problems in the USA because of their origin they did not actually own the Thomson trademark in the USA, hence the company used the Dual trademark for marketing their products in North America and Telefunken in Germany for most of the 80's, however Thomson bought the consumer electronic division of its old parent in the late 1980's and with it got the GE consumer electronics brand and the a right to use the logo (but not the General Electric brand itself, although the logos are the same) and the RCA company which GE had taken over previously, the acquisition of the RCA brand and marketing divisions meant that the company no longer had need for a seperate trademarks for the NA market and it sold Dual to Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG and Telefunken to Gradiente in 1989. Thomson has been for a number of years the worlds largest manufacturer of televisions but the seismic shift in the television market from Braun Tube based sets to a variety of flatscreen technologies in the last few years has seen the company make a number of dramatic changes, the Braun tube manufacuring sites in the USA have been closed down and the larger ones in India and Italy have been sold to Indian companies, but due to the low GDP in India this type of television is going to be the mainstay of production there for the foreseeable future, and BTW there is a large CE industry in India almost completely isolated from, and unknown to the rest of the world. Thomson merged their world-wide TV manufacturing operations with the TV manufacturing side of TCL International Holdings to form TCL - Thomson Electronics which is now the world's largest television manufacturer by far. Homepage:http://www.thomson.fr - USA homepage - European homepage - Audio Research Accessories homepage Thomson, 46 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo, F-92648, Boulogne Cedex, France. Tel: +00 33 141865169. Fax: +00 33 141865616. Thomson multimedia Sales Germany & Austria GmbH, Karl Wiechert Allee 74, D-30625 Hanovre, Germany. Thomson Multimedia Sales UK Ltd, 30 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4NQ Kent, UK. Tel: +01732 520920. Fax: +01732 520921. .