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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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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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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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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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