I think Audio Connection in Verona, New Jersey sells them.
Thank God Galen Carol in Texas is carrying MF, I love this dealer and have bought several small things from him, he will now get the lionshare of my budget. I have owned MF gear since 1984, and will continue to buy as long as they make outstanding products at real world price points. I am thrilled with this development, also GC has good prices.
Now why was Audio Advisor dropped as dealer? Seems that even if MF wanted multiple outlets they would like to keep AA.
AA and MF probably couldn't come to terms regarding using multiple dealers / distributors, etc... Even though AA does offer a 30 day trial ( which is EXCELLENT in my book ), they basically sell at or very near list price on most items. Now others will have the same product line AND offer discounts on it. AA probably wouldn't have minded TOO much if it was just a few sparcely located dealers, but i think that MF wants nationwide coverage. Losing the monopoly on a lucrative line like MF will probably hurt AA quite a bit. Could be a good or bad move for MF, but i guess we'll have to wait and see. I know one thing though. I don't expect to see near as many MF reviews or "comments / plugs" in Stereophile now. What will Sam Tellig do ???? Start writing about Roksan gear ??? Sean
It is my understanding that Audio Advisor is now acting as the U.S. distributor for MF gear. As such, if they were to continued selling it retail they would be competing with the very dealers that they have signed on to now represent the line. This is actually an expansion of the relationship AA has with MF, and should lead to increased sales for both parties.
You're right. I misread your post. Anyway, I emailed AA and received this response from Corey, the sales manager:
"We will not be distributing Musical Fidelity any longer. As to whether or not we sell the product remains to be seen. For the short term we have no intention of selling the product, but time will tell. It has nothing to do with the quality of the Musical Fidelity product, just the quality of the relationship."
It's too bad, because AA has that great 30 day return policy.
I think that Musical Fidelity wanted people to SEE the gear. And I don't blame them. While the gear looked nice enough in the catalogue pictures, you could not get a sense of how heavy and well built it is. I would not have guessed it until I saw it in person. I have taken the lid off most every product to show that on our website.
I will say the folks at Audio Advisor are pretty nice. Wayne and Tom are super. But things change.
The first one just arrived at the importer, and is for show. More will follow...we have deposits on three of them. If it is anything like the integrated is will be a stunner.
The integrated amps...all of them...are something to behold. I was demoing the small one on Avantgarde Duos and it was such a hoot to see how much you can get for the money. And the fit and finish are like that of a Rolex. Or maybe a Patek?