Capt'n Bluebeard strikes again – Actually, it's Jay Rein of Bluebird Music. His lethal strike is landing Udo Bessler's 34-year old German AVM brand for the US and Canada which joins Chord Electronics, Jadis, SME, Spendor and Vienna Acoustics in a portfolio where "taking on another brand is a serious undertaking. We feel that the quality of AVM products is equal to that of our other brands. We're certain that dealers, reviewers and customers will come to agree." The AVM product line includes separate preamplifiers, amplifiers, CD and streaming media players and three models of all-in-one streaming receivers.