Earlier this month Bluebird Music, an upstate New York-based distributor of fine, high-end audio products, announced that it has been appointed as the distributor of Canton loudspeakers for the United States and Canada. Canton, a well-respected speaker brand by audiophiles around the world, is said to be Germany’s largest seller of loudspeakers and a perfect addition to Bluebird Music’s assortment of the fine audio brands.
This week, National Public Radio (NPR) tells the story of the Minneapolis Speaker Company, Inc., known as MISCO, a St. Paul, MN-based manufacturer of speaker drivers and systems sold mostly on an OEM basis, who is struggling to continue to manufacture products here in the U.S. as they have for the last 70 years. What threatens their ability to continue to do so? In a word…tariffs.
See more on the MISCO story…[Read more…] about NPR: American Speaker Manufacturer Says Tariffs May Force Him Out
<April 11, 2012> Waterfall Audio, a luxury loudspeaker manufacturer based on the French Riviera, announced today that it has selected Grace Motif of Scottsdale, AZ as its exclusive U.S. distributor. Consistent with Grace Motif’s other lines of high-end, high-design products, Waterfall Audio speakers feature a unique cabinet hand-constructed out of safety glass for a striking appearance. [Read more…] about Waterfall Audio Selects Grace Motif as U.S. Distributor
<January 22, 2012> On Thursday, the Nikkei said it had learned that Onkyo Corporation has decided to cease production of loudspeaker systems in Japan. This decision ends several decades of domestic production of a product category in which Onkyo not only had a great reputation for quality, but also leading market share. [Read more…] about End of an Era, Onkyo Halts Production of Loudspeakers in Japan