IIRC, Harmen Int. bought Madrical Labs to get the Levinson brand and did away with the line call "Proceed" which started out to be "low cost-affordable" Levinson, but then morphed into Home Theater gear, as this was about the time that HT was really taking off. Since the Proceed line was too similar to Lexicon, which Harman already owned and it was never part of Levinson or the old pre Harman Madrical Labs, the Proceed name was droped.
Bigger question - what now becomes of ML, now that Madrical Labs has been 100% ended,shut down, and most people fired, and the ML brand (along with Lexicon, Revel,and JBL(something) has been moved to Indiana and mixed with the "pro audio group", which is really Crown I suppose?? Does ML now just become a name stuck onto a box of whatever?
Are ML amps going to sound like PA systems ?
I'm surpries you guys have not talked about this at all.
I live in Northern California, and at last check there are only four (4) dealers left selling Mark Levinson, when at one time there were dozens in the Bay Area. What the heck is going on?