Pretty hard for me to feel bad for them... acquiring Harman group (and seeing how far down-hill that company has gone in the last few years) isn't making me like them very much. As far as I'm concerned they bought Harman for AKG, because companies like Studer, Crown, Dbx, Lexicon an BSS have relatively little to do with the rest of Samsung.
And none of those companies are really doing anything spectacular anymore. They're being milked for the name. Studer built a strong name on tape decks (see A827) and broadcast consoles, Crown on amplifiers, etc. I don't see these companies leading the way they once did.
At some point, a company just gets too big (with a product range that is far too diverse) to function.