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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Interesting, Mac is like one of my old girlfriends from High school, getting passed around lately ......
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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Just hope nobody loses their head

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    Lightbulb Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Fine Sounds purchased McIntosh from D+M Holdings, a Bain company, in 2012.
    In 2014 Charlie Randall and Mauro Grange purchased Fine Sounds with two private equity partners. They subsequently purchased Audio Research, Wadia, Sumiko, and some others I may have forgotten. Somewhere along the way they changed the company name to McIntosh Group and sold Audio Research back to a group of AR an employees.

    Fast forward to 2022 and it’s likely the original private equity partners were looking for an exit. 8 years is a long hold time in the private equity world. So this in not unexpected, and portends nothing.
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    McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners




    McIntosh LB200 Light Box – McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.

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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    $1,500! Incredible.
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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    $1,500! Incredible.
    An empty box with a child’s night light in it. OMG. I’m speechless.


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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Yeah but does it sound less mid-fi than a cardboard box?
    Awaiting review. Hopefully we'll see some mods like better feet.

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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    ta da...


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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Not much for storage convenience if you have to unscrew all those screws each time you want to store something. I see velcro in the future.
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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Not much for storage convenience if you have to unscrew all those screws each tome you want to store something. I see velcro in the future.
    This is $14.

    Black Metal Tin Box Lids - Large Containers, Holder for Keeping Car Keys, Cookie, Pencil Case, 7.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 inch https://a.co/d/3jdzqHd


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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Probably a long wait time due to supply chain issues, but well worth the wait!
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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    But wait, don’t rush! There is an upgrade coming up. It will add additional features like galvanic isolation and RFI and RMI suppression. Just a $999 upgrade.

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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    Jeff nails it. Great read.

    Mc Wood blocks.
    A Mc AM/FM tuner in 2022. seriously? AM??

    But now this steaming turd is a complete embarrassment to the entire industry.

    An empty box for $1500.

    You all out there wondering why Mc isn’t tier 1? Refer back to this crap.


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    Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post

    An empty box for $1500.
    as my best friend always says: the planet needs a reset

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