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Sam Sadowsky

FACTORY TOUR: MCINTOSH LABS, BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK

(Via Cool Hunting) This 15–18 August marks the 52nd anniversary of the legendary music festival, Woodstock. Though many stories from the weekend focus on the clichés (hippies dropping acid and going wild in the mud), the 1969 event was iconic for another reason that many—even those who attended—may be unaware of. The massive, live, outdoor concert was so…
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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is the ‘Voice of Sound’ for McIntosh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2TO9K00SaU (Via Campaign Live) The short film, created by CONVICTS, celebrates the history of sound and music. Music has resonated with people for generations, and it’s all thanks to the birth of sound. Audio equipment brand McIntosh revisited the genesis of sound — from the Big Bang to modern sound production — straight from the source. The Voice of…
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FACTORY TOUR: AUDIO COMPANY, SONUS FABER

(Via Cool Hunting) How is beautiful sound created? What are the differences, boundaries and blurred spaces between visual beauty and aural beauty? Since 1983, Italian company Sonus faber has been answering these questions through its spectacular, high-end audio products. Founder Franco Serblin was a dental technician with an unbridled passion for high-quality audio. In his spare time,…
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Jeff Poggi on the Art and Science of High-End Audio (Podcast)

Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeff Poggi, co-CEO of McIntosh Group, the legendary manufacturer of premium audio equipment. Despite the pandemic, the company has notched its best year for sales in its 70-year history. Prior to joining McIntosh Group, Poggi – an engineer by training – was at Harman International and Bose Corporation,…
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An Arms Race in Car Stereos

(Via New York Times) Seventeen speakers, meticulously engineered? That can be just the start in luring audiophile car buyers with plenty of cash to spend. Throughout the lengthy era B.B. — Before Bose — the choices for a music-loving car buyer ranged from primitive to over the top. Fifty years ago, “exotic” might include an…
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McIntosh Labs Revives Car Audio Applications With Jeep Wagoneer Concept

(Via Hypebeast) After announcing its highly-technical MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amp, McIntosh Labs is back in the headlines with a new venture: car audio. While “new” may not be 100-percent accurate, this is the first time in 20 years that the Binghamton, NY company has looked into automotive audio. Picking up where they last left off with its Harley…
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Worldwise: Co-CEO of the McIntosh Group Jeff Poggi’s Favorite Things at Home

(Via Barrons) In 2017, Jeff Poggi was named co-CEO of the McIntosh Group, the parent company of some of the world’s finest audio product producers (the group was previously known as the Fine Sounds Group). The brands under its ownership include Sonus faber, McIntosh, Sumiko, and Audio Research, one of the oldest continually operating American…
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McIntosh Group’s SUMIKO Acquires Rotel Electronics

(Via CEPro) The McIntosh Group’s SUMIKO will distribute the Rotel brand in the U.S. and LATAM regions. Rotel is now a member of the Sumiko family of brands. SUMIKO has been appointed as the new U.S. and LATAM distributor for Rotel Electronics under the McIntosh Group umbrella. SUMIKO‘s acquisition of Rotel is a strategic step toward the company’s goal of…
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Origin of an Icon: The McIntosh MC275 Tube Amplifier

(Via Wall Street Journal) Devotees of McIntosh—the audio giant recognized for amping up Woodstock and rousing the Grateful Dead’s "Wall of Sound"—might be surprised by its back story. Its founders’ first triumph: figuring out how to transmit the hold-music Chicago residents heard while waiting for an operator to connect their calls. Sensing their powerful amps…
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