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post #16 of 18

This reminds me a little bit of the (in)famous Insignia NS-B2111 bookshelf speaker, which, for those who don't know, was offered by Best Buy's house brand Insignia up until a few years ago, I believe. It turns out they were actually sourced from the same place as another speaker design offered by a company called Radiient, though their incarnation was slightly different (it included a super tweeter and had a better crossover than the Insignia version). Here's a link to a blog post with pictures of the two:

 

http://thewotcher.blogspot.com/2007/04/insignia-b-2111-and-you.html

 

And, of course, closer to home in the headphone world we have this:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/dandy-meelecronics-a161p-and-fischer-audio-sb-03

 

Assuming the Monoprice/Klipsch issue is just another example of sourcing the same design, and dvw above makes a good point about the drivers (so an outright copy would be rather difficult to pull off), it doesn't seem to be that uncommon an occurrence. I've also heard stories of a company ordering a design manufactured, and said manufacturer then turning around and (obviously without permission) selling the design to others for rebadging, so perhaps it's something like that.


Edited by Argyris - 4/8/13 at 8:59am
post #17 of 18
We make wooden boxes with speakers in them. Therefore everyone who makes wooden boxes with speakers in them must be copying us. I see they're taking a page out of monster or apple's handbook. Funny how its always the same; those who can't do, sue
post #18 of 18
Shhh! Stop stealing our thoughts!!
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