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Musical Fidelity Closure: New Details - The Audiophile Man
Adding more information to the earlier news of Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ acquisition of Musical Fidelity, Nick Fuller, the Sales Director for Henley Audio, the new UK distributor of Musical Fidelity, updates Paul Rigby on the current situation “It’s no secret now that [Musical Fidelity founder] Anthony Michaelson has retired or is ‘retiring’. With his 20 year friendship/relationship with [Pro-Ject’s founder] Heinz Lichtenegger, of Audio Tuning (a distributor) and Pro-Ject who distributed Musical Fidelity for that period, it seemed a natural synergy for Heinz to take over the brand. He loves it and wants to progress with it.” From a UK perspective, Henley Audio is fortunate to become the new distributor in the UK and Ireland for Musical Fidelity. The new move actually replaces Roksan, which Henley Design lost to Monitor Audio just over a year ago. “Musical Fidelity will continue, in a manufacturing sense, in China and the Far East and from the R&D and development perspective, that’s now slowly moving over to Austria, to Vienna. Musical Fidelity will remain as a separate entity in terms of the brand, history and legacy.” So what attracted Heinz Lichtenegger to Musical Fidelity as a business? The high-end amplifiers and streaming products? “I would …