Monday, 31 March 2003
ago, the Proceed brand was used by Madrigal (owned by Harman
International) for more affordable and/or experimental AV components in
their high-end product lineup. Today, Proceed is respected as one of
the elite brands in all of high-end AV, but after a disastrous run at
making a high-performance DVD-Video transport called the PMDT, Madrigal
has decided to end the Proceed brand name by merging it, in part, with
the Mark Levinson brand.
Select Proceed components will
now be re-badged under the Mark Levinson brand, including the AVP2+6
preamp, the CVP2 video switcher and the HPA2 and HPA 3 power
amplifiers. Gone will be the PMDT DVD machine, ironically, soon after
Madrigal finally smoothed out the software bugs that plagued the unit.
Other Proceed components that will not make the cut are the BPA2, BPA3
and the AMP5 amplifiers.