Meridian Adds LeClair
June 6, 2014

Meridian said this week that it has hired Mark LeClair, formerly of McIntosh, as its new Western Regional Sales Manager. He will be based in Seattle. 

McIntosh Debuts High-End Headphone Amp
May 30, 2014

The MHA100 is the first dedicated headphone amplifier from McIntosh, and according to the company, offers the best possible listening experience no matter what headphones you use. How do they do that, you ask? The secret sauce it the company’s Autoformer technology that produces three different headphone impedance ranges (8-40, 40-150, and 150-600) so that everything from earbuds and high-end phones get optimal sound.

A Management Buyout For Fine Sounds Group, McIntosh
May 8, 2014

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. 

Leveraging your Showroom to Create Buzz & Close Sales
December 7, 2012

As one of the oldest retailers in the nation, Century Stereo has been providing world class equipment and installation much longer than most. Century Stereo was one of the first retailers to display AV gear in lifestyle vignettes in their showroom as a means to differentiate themselves from competitors and show off custom solutions prowess.

McIntosh Acquired by Fine Sounds SpA
October 8, 2012

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.

This Crisis Still Won’t Quit
August 7, 2012

Last month, CustomRetailer and George McKechnie debuted Re-Visioning, a new column dedicated to examining the challenges custom integrators face, as well as new strategies for the future.

A Custom Retailing Reality Check: Part I
July 19, 2012

Now that the economic recovery is showing some signs of life, it’s time to take stock. No, not a warehouse inventory, but a total re-thinking of the assumptions and practices of the custom retailing business today.

McIntosh Debuts Control Centers
May 14, 2012

McIntosh last week announced the debut of a pair of new A/V control center products. These include the MX121 (MSRP: $6,000) and MX151 (MSRP: $12,500).

World Wide Stereo Hosts Demo
April 25, 2012

World Wide Stereo last week hosted a demo event which the company described as an "epic evening" featuring the latest technology integration trends.