Chinese company that manufactures external soundcards, DAC's and headphone amplifiers, sells their products both under the HA Info name and the Phiree brand. Homepage:http://www.ha-info.com -- Alternative homepage HA Info Electronics, 4-2404 Hawsun Times Court, No168 Jixiang Road, Xi'an 710065, China. Tel/Fax: +86 29 88212788. E-Mail: hqh911 #at# hotmail.com.
Hama German company that has roots in photography and home movie manufacturing I believe, they do make microphones, mixers and suchlike in addition to audio accessories such as screens, blank media and interconnects. Homepage:http://www.hama.de
Harman International A USA based holdings company based around the Harman Kardon company listed below, but has through the years acquired a number of companies that are primarily in the professional sector of the audio industry such as AKG, dbx corp., Infinity, JBL, Lexicon & Studer although quite a few of them also operate in the home audio field as well but the company recently consolidated their high end hi-fi holdings into one company called Harman Speciality Group. All those companies are listed separately since they are run and/or have design and production facilities separately from the other companies in the group and in addition often have separate distribution channels.
Harmonic Resolution Systems USA based manufacturer of isolation platforms, record clamps and audio furniture/stands. Commonly known by its initials HRS. Distribution: In Austria and Germany by Gaudios, in Canada by Tri-Cell Enterprises, in China by Ying Wei Trading Company, in France by Accentuel Audio, in Japan by Stella Inc., in Russia by Gong-AV, in Singapore by Audio Note Singapore, in South Korea by Sonoris High End Audio & Video, in Turkey by Aydogan Kardesler Ínsaat San. Ve Tic Homepage:http://www.avisolation.com . Harmonic Resolution Systems, 2495 Main St, Suite 355, Buffalo, New York 14214, USA. Tel: +1 716 873 1437. Fax: +1 716 873 1434. E-Mail: info at avisolation.com
Harmony (TV stands & projector screens) See --> Dantax
Harmony Design Swedish manufacturer of mid and high end amplification, cables, headphone amplifiers and D/A converters. The company also offers modification services/upgrades to CD players and similar products. Distribution: In Denmark by Jumon Audio, in Germany by Applied Acoustics, in Holland by Soundconsult and in Italy by Soundberry Homepage:http://www.harmonydesign.se . Harmony Design, Fasanvägen 55, 434 91 Kungsbacka, Sweden. Tel: +46 (0)300370 54. Mobile: +46 (0)708 64 39 73. E-Mail: info _at_ harmonydesign.se
Harvard International PLC UK based trading company that sells products under the Goodmans and View21 brands worldwide in addition to distributing iLuv products in the UK, and selling consumer electronics in Australia and New Zealand under the Alba, Grundig and Bush brands.
Founded as a trading company by John Harris in 1963 as Harris International that operated in both the white goods and brown goods sectors and specialised in importing from the far east. Started using the Harvard Kyoto name in 1972 to brand Asian car audio products, changed its name to Harvard International in 1982 and around the same time dropped the Kyoto part from the brand. Entered the hi-fi market in 1985 using the Samurai brand, the company had bought the Alba Radio name in 1982 and started to use it on CE electronics that same year, since it was the company’s most successful brand by far the company changed their name to Alba PLC in 1987 and the company was floated on the London market later the same year.
The Bush Radio company was purchased in 1988 alongside the French Alba company (owned and run independently from the UK operation), bought Hinari in 1989 and the rights to the Goodmans trademark in 1994 (the old Goodmans loudspeaker company went on trading as Goodmans Loudspeakers Limited). Bought hoover brand name Dirt Devil in 1995, Italian/Swiss trading company Roadstar 1996, licenced the JCB name in 1999 for use on power tools and bought the Betacom and Answercall brands from Amstrad Limited later the same year. Acquired Pulse Home Products in 2001, the license to use the Ministry of Sound brand in 2002 and bought the consumer electronics division of Grundig in association with Beko Elektroniks in 2004 to form a new company called Grundig Multimedia BV.
The company was by the latter half of the 90’s the clear market leader in low end audio, A/V and other budget CE products in Britain with an annual turnover of 763.5 million pounds in 2005, but started to lose money on the CE part of the operation in the mid 2000’s and in particular the brown goods operations suffered even though the household and lifestyle product ranges continued to be profitable. Alba PLC responded by selling their Roadstar Managment SA division in Switzerland in 2007 to original founder Antonio Coda for 1 Euro and the rights to a 40% share of profits until 2011, in addition the company sold their 50% share in Grundig to Beko for 25 million pounds later that same year and the leisure division to Rutland Partners LLP for 51.5 million a little later, but that was the only division showing an operating profit and with it went a number of brand names as well such as Pulse Home Products, Breville, Kinetik, Nicky Clarke, JCB, Dirt Devil, Hinari, and Power Devil.
The company sold the Alba and Bush brands to Argos in 2008 for 15.25 million pounds in total but with the exception of Australia and New Zealand where the company still uses them but low key, also changed their name back to Harvard International later the same year as part of the Argos deal. Note that the company has never had any production facilities of its own but rather uses OEM's, and their design department has been solely occupied with designing UK only set-top boxes, all other designs have been bought in. The company was also sued by MPEGLA in 2007 and lost the case in 2009. Homepage:http://www.harvardplc.com - Bush Radio Australia -- iLuv UK homepage -- Goodmans homepage Harvard International PLC , Harvard House, The Waterfront, Elstree Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire WD6 3BS, UK. BUSH Australia, PO BOX 6287, Silverwater, NSW 1811, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9714 3434..
Hasehiro Kogyo Co. Japanese manufacturer of loudspeakers that feature a complex back loaded horn arrangement and some featuring a hybrid wood/concrete baffle, also avalable as kits and the Japanese webpage also sells mechanical insulators and components for use in loudspeaker DIY, they also have a showroom in Niigata. Note that their English homepage is partially translated by a machine or someone who transelates Japanese idioms literally making expressions and claimes on the page seem musch more forceful than they were originally meant to be. Homepage:http://www.hasehiro.co.jp -- English homepage Hasehiro Kogyo Co., 2-6-11 Nishihonjoji, Sanjo-shi, Niigata, Japan Skype: telaworks.
Hawkshead Design Company formed by the gent that used to be the owner of Kinshaw Electronics, although primarily an electronics design and consultacy bureau but does make one model of a RIAA pre-amp on a custom order basis. Homepage:http://www.hawksheaddesigns.co.uk Hawkshead Designs Ltd., Unit 3, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Cornwall TR4 8HL, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1209 890550..