D&M Holdings just purchased Boston Acoustics

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  1. Danny Tse

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    Seems like it. I prefer the brands in this group to that of Harman International though [​IMG]
     
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    To add to John's comment, I have been VERY happy with the service Harman's companies have given me. JBL, JBL Pro, and Harman Kardon have geven me FANTASTIC service (not Klipsch or SVS service, they are beyond good [​IMG] ) and this is great for a big company.

    I would like to see some benefits on our end, like buy a Boston/Denon package and get some sort of kickback, rebate, free speakers, etc.
     
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    Totally agree about Harman, amazing service from that company(s).
     
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    Oh, come on John. You gotta at least acknowledge that Harman has some great brands with Crown, Lexicon, Revel and Levinson. [​IMG] But I do know what you mean.

    Bob
     
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    More companies = more crossover research $$$
     
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    I'm not saying Harman is bad at all, just that I like where D&M seems to be going; as long as it doesn't take away from any of the individual brands, it's should be a good thing.
     
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    John:

    I just want to know when I can pick up my McIntosh HTiB from Wal*Mart.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I am curious how the Boston Acoustic acquisition is going to effect Marantz distribution of Mordaunt-Short products. I swear this is the most incestuous industry in the world.

    Bob
     
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    Hmmm....good question. With the acquisition of Boston Acoustics, D&M not only has access to Boston's mass market loudspeaker line but also Snell's high-end market. And McIntosh still produces speakers too. Sounds like a good fit all around.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing about Mordaunt. Hopefully, they will increase the number of retail sites. While I do think it's strange for McIntosh to offer a media server, I don't think that signals a total shift in market for them. Though I doubt they will start selling HTiBs of the average sort [​IMG]

    I don't shop for audio gear at Wal*Mart, so I have no idea [​IMG] Don't hold your breath though...
     
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    I only heard Mordaunt-Shorts briefly at House of Music and cannot even remember the model. They were definitely nice speakers although they had a bit of an edge to them The salesman said they were not yet broken in. I am interested in hearing what the Performance series sound like.

    Bob
     
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    I have MS 902s in my bedroom, and they sound great. I setup a customer with a full 900 series HT, and even knowing what they sound like, the setup still impressed me. They have a hint of brightness, just a hair over neutral, which seems fairly typical for British speakers. They seem to be relatively under-rated (and hardly advertised) in the US market, because they are some well built, nice sounding speakers. The veneers could be improved, but they are otherwise great speakers for the price.

    I'm very curious to hear the Performance series too. There are very few dealers for MS around here, and of those, few of them carry the Performance series. Sort of like the Paradigm Signatures - I think there are only 2 dealers within 50 mi that carry them around here.
     
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    Awww, shucks...

    I want my $188.88 McIntosh 7.1 HTiB DVD/VCR combo and I want it now [​IMG]
     
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    John-

    I would think that House of Music carries the Performance series. I need to call Marantz and find out if anyone in the Phoenix area will be carrying them.

    I'd be very interested in your take on them when you do hear them.

    Bob
     

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