It seems the audio press seems to have no end of press releases to hype, but I'm curious looking back for the year what news regarding the audio industry has most struck you?
For instance, the sale of ARC, and Roon, and B&W (or was that last year) seemed pretty significant. Class D amps with GaN transistors created a lot of buzz and claims of Class D finally reaching it's promised potential. Textreme drivers have appeared here and there, as has the Purifi woofer...
I also recall a Monitor Audio prototype that struck me as really innovative.
What else has stuck in your mind longer than ten minutes this year?