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Highlander Partners Announces the Acquisition of McIntosh Group, the Leader in Premium Consumer Audio Technology

(Via Prnewswire) McIntosh Group will serve as anchor for new Highlander luxury technology platform DALLAS, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlander Partners, L.P. ("Highlander"), a leading private investment firm, today announced the acquisition of McIntosh Group, through a newly-formed holding company ("the Group" or "the Company").  McIntosh Group has been a leader and innovator in the high-end…
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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is the ‘Voice of Sound’ for McIntosh (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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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 Group’s Fine Sounds Acquires Rotel Electronics

(Via CEPro) The McIntosh Group’s Fine Sounds will distribute the Rotel brand in the U.S. and LATAM regions. Rotel is now a member of the Fine Sounds Americas family of brands. Fine Sounds has been appointed as the new U.S. and LATAM distributor for Rotel Electronics under the McIntosh Group umbrella. Fine Sounds‘s acquisition of Rotel is a strategic step…
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Andrew Quint of The Absolute Sound Reviews Olympica Nova III

Andrew Quint from The Absolute Sound reviewed the Olympica Nova IIIs loudspeakers starting from the design, the aspect that passed the hardest test: the approval of his wife. The Olympica Nova III are real pieces of furniture, elegant with a strong visual appeal perfect for any home decor thanks to their many finishes available. The review proceeds…
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