McIntosh Program to Supply Celebrities Cut Dealers Out

Company Says No Such Program Exists Today We’ve recently learned about a program at McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., in which the company approached select prominent individuals, such as famous musicians or other celebrities, and provided them with McIntosh products directly, without the involvement … Continue reading

Yet Another High-End Brand Turns to Internet Sales, But This Time’s Different

This Time Brand Takes Local Dealers With Them Raleigh, NC-based Cary Audio announced this week that they will allow their high-end specialty electronics line to be sold online. At first blush, this looks like yet another specialty brand disrupting their … Continue reading

In Eye of Storm, McIntosh Hit with Management Shake-Up

BREAKING NEWS We have learned through multiple sources that McIntosh Labs, the high-end American brand that was thrust into the limelight recently when it came to light that the company was authorizing internet sales of its specialty brand, has experienced … Continue reading

In Wake of Strata-gee Article, McIntosh Sends Letter to Dealers

Last week, we broke the news on that McIntosh Laboratories, historically a strong supporter of specialty A/V dealers, had decided to open up sales through the Internet. This decision hit the existing, largely offline, McIntosh specialty dealers hard…many reaching … Continue reading

Former Specialist Darling McIntosh Opens Up Internet Sales

BREAKING NEWS Multiple sources have told us that McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., a brand once deeply committed to the specialty electronics retail channel, has notified dealers by phone that for the first time in its history the company will allow Internet … Continue reading

Nortek Noise Continues – Xantech President Hallett Leaves Company

BREAKING NEWS Multiple industry sources have confirmed that Xantech President Graham Hallett has resigned his position with the company, effective September 1st. Xantech is one of ten Nortek, Inc. brands being consolidated under the new “Core Brands” umbrella company, the … Continue reading

Grace Motif’s John Caldwell to Handle U.S. Sales for Indy Audio Labs’ Acurus & Aragon Brands

In an association that is somewhat unique in our industry, Indy Audio Labs, LLC, (IAL) the company that manufacturers the Acurus & Aragon high-end brands, has hired John Caldwell, founder and CEO of Grace Motif to handle sales for the … Continue reading