Two high-end audio brands come together to create new distributor for UK
McIntosh Group has joined forces with one of its brands, Sonus faber, to launch Fine Sounds UK, a new high-end audio distributor set to specifically focus on the further development of McIntosh and Sonus faber in the UK.
Headquartered in the UK with a warehouse and customer service facilities, Fine Sounds UK is a joint venture between McIntosh Group and McIntosh Laboratory’s British distributor of 15 years, Jordan Acoustics.
The new distributor will be actively investing in the UK audio sector by developing a portfolio of high-end audio brands, broadening both McIntosh’s and Sonus faber’s dealer base.
Formed in a timely fashion, Fine Sounds UK will facilitate a range of new product launches from both McIntosh and Sonus faber before the end of this year.
Charlie Randall, CEO of McIntosh Group and president of McIntosh Laboratory, said: “After 15 successful years of working with Jordan Acoustics in the UK market, we felt this venture of creating Fine Sounds UK was the next logical step to strengthen our position in the market.”
“Combining together with McIntosh under one business will enable us to expand the reach of Sonus faber to more UK customers, including our new line of home theatre and custom installation products,” added McIntosh Group co-CEO and Sonus faber president, Jeff Poggi.
Both Randall and Poggi will be directors of the new company.
Tim Jordan, owner of Jordan Acoustics, has also been named a director of Fine Sounds UK, and said: “To have these two world-class stablemates alongside each other as the foundation of our new venture is incredibly exciting. Both brands offer sensational looks, build quality and performance, and we look forward to growing their footprint in the coming months.”
Andy Oattes, who was previously sales director at OneAV and head of sales at Naim Audio, as well as a decade of experience at Linn, has been named as Fine Sound UK’s sales director. He will work with both existing and new specialist retailers, as well as custom installers in the UK, to develop and grow the McIntosh and Sonus faber brands.