ACARIAN SYSTEMS LIMITED: WHAT HAPPENED?

J N Worth told us:

USA based manufacturer of mid and high end loudspeaker systems sold under the Alón brand. Originally founded in the summer of 1991 by the husband and wife team of Carl J. Marchisotto (ex-Dahlquist) and Marilyn J. Marchisotto in association with a couple of financiers, one of which is believed to have been Harold Goldstein, with the company based in Nesconset, New York, USA.

Much of the product line was not dissimilar to the products of Dahlquist before they went out of business but in addition to those open baffle array systems they made more conventional models, especially when it came to their cheaper models.

Company split up in 1994 when Mr & Ms Marchisotto left after disagreements with their partners and set up new company called Accent Speaker Technology that manufactures updated versions of the Alón models under the Nola brand (reverse of Alon). The company ran without the Marchiotto’s for a year or 2 afterwards but sales seem to have disappeared as ASP poached most of the dealers that had carried the Alón speakers. By 2006 Mr Goldstein is listed as the company’s only director and the last known address registered to the company was a mail drop. The company was delisted in 2009. The rights to the designs went to Adrian Acoustics in 2007 and they still have a website for the designs but we have not seen any for sale by the company nor the current owner Adrian Lifestyles Furnishings.

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