The Fine Sounds Group, the parent company of McIntosh Labs, is being sold as part of a management buyout. Fine Sounds CEO Mauro Grange and McIntosh president Charlie Randall are leading the buyout, with backing from LBO France and Yarpa.
Italy-based Fine Sounds SpA, parent company of Sonus Faber, Audio Research Corp, Wadia Digital and Sumiko, announced Monday that it has acquired iconic audio brand McIntosh Laboratory.
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Specialty dealer/custom integrator Stereo Exchange took advantage of its high-profile retail location on New York City’s Broadway in the heart of Greenwich Village this past week to wine and dine its clients while giving them a lesson or two on the difference that great sound can make to an entertainment experience.
Phil Callahan, an executive and PR professional who worked in the consumer electronics and ProAV sectors for nearly 25 years, died June 26 of an apparent heart attack at his home in California. He was 57 years old. Callahan worked for several years with Mitsubishi, and also worked for Sumiko, Hitachi, and Princeton Graphics Systems. More recently, in June of 2005, he founded a public relations and consulting firm called Callahan Public Relations and Consulting. An obituary written by John Lowrey of DPI, Inc. in the rAVe HomeAV Edition newsletter praised Callahan’s “consistent professionalism, humor and positive outlook [which] made him immediate
Opportunities are wide open for the custom retailer who can peer beyond flat-panel's pixels By Nancy Klosek It isn't video. It's audio. And it isn't easy. In fact, it takes a village—C-tailing business owners, manufacturers, salespeople—to make the case for a high-ticket audio purchase. Suppliers and C-tailers who get it know that conducting a good demonstration is only the culmination of the presentation process. The development of cannily designed product lines on the manufacturing side and, on the retail side, an unvarnished self-examination of the dynamics which influence audio purchases are the requisite preludes to a sale, say industry participants from each camp