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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 Announces: MA12000 Integrated Amplifier

The fully loaded, hybrid MA12000 Integrated Amplifier is a product of uncompromising audio engineering and expert craftsmanship. Our most powerful integrated amplifier ever, the feature rich MA12000 offers 350 Watts per channel of clean, high performance power that produces a breathtaking home audio experience. You will think your favorite musicians are playing a live, in-person…
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Sonus faber Announces: Il Cremonese Ex3me

More than 5 years since its debut, Il Cremonese remains one of the most popular loudspeaker systems in the Sonus faber portfolio. Initially introduced with the intention of completing the Homage collection,due to its superb capability, this speaker immediately placed itself among the ranks of Sonus faber’s Reference collection catalogue, the line that perfectly exemplifies…
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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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