EgglestonWorks Back in Action

The Andra, Stereophile's 1997 Product of the Year, will soon be back. So will the Rosa, the Fontaine, the Isabel, and the Ivy Reference—in fact, the full line of EgglestonWorks loudspeakers will be shipping soon to dealers, now that the company has been rescued from extinction. EgglestonWorks had been in legal limbo for most of the year as creditors wrangled over its future.

The good news for EgglestonWorks fans came on November 1, when Memphis, Tennessee-based EgglestonAudio LLC announced the acquisition of the assets of EgglestonWorks Loudspeaker Company. EgglestonAudio will immediately begin producing EgglestonWorks' full line, as well as engaging in new-product R&D. The Ivy Reference, which debuted at CES '99, features 23 drivers per channel, and was designed with the help of renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. The company's Rosa and Isabel designs were very well received at HI-FI '99, and were objects of particular praise from Stereophile reviewer Larry Greenhill.

EgglestonAudio has already launched an aggressive worldwide advertising campaign and intends to build on its present network of dealers, according to Jim Thompson, director of sales and marketing. Everything is looking up for the new venture, says CEO Michael J. Sabre. "We see this as a tremendous opportunity to combine a professional management team with proven cutting-edge designs recognized for their elegance, quality construction, and musicality. We are all committed to providing audiophiles with unsurpassed listening pleasure." Dealers can contact Thompson by telephone at (901) 525-1100, or by e-mail at