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Mitchell & Johnson Closed For Business

Mitchell & Johnson is no more, the company has decided to close its doors and end operations “with immediate effect” as a result of, “… unprecedented consumer confidence challenges pre-Brexit…”

The company announced on 13 September 2019 that,It is with great sadness that we announce the decision, which follows our significant investment transitioning from Far Eastern to British manufacturing, at a time of unprecedented decline in consumer confidence and spending, due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty.”

Mitchell & Johnson Closed For Business

The S800 was only announced at the end of June 2019 – presumably it will not now be released

Mitchell & Johnson launched in 2012 and were “proud” to offer “British designed and engineered products,” following a commitment to UK manufacturing in late 2018.

Mitchell & Johnson Closed For Business

This SAP 201V amplifier was favourably received and reviewed on this blog.

But, “Tragically, we have been unable to reach sufficient global distribution fast enough to recoup our considerable investment in UK production and sustain our overheads.”

In a final note, the company added, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for being with us over the past few years.”

To read more, click mitchellandjohnson.com

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Geoffrey
    13th September 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Hello,

    Just read a review of the new 800 series on av forums. Such a shame, Have the cdd 201 myself. A very sudden decision indeed.

    Best regards
    Geoffrey

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      16th September 2019 at 10:17 am

      Indeed – a shame, Geoff.

  • Reply
    Chris Maley
    22nd September 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I am 63 and have been into HIFI since 1976 and it is painfully obvious that HIFI as an Industry is slowly and gradually dying. The young generation are NOT INTO HIFI in the same way as I once was in the 70’s. They are perfectly happy with MP3, youtube and other forms of music access and are NOT interested in absolute quality? Even I am not really into it anymore and the lunatic fringe with their crazy OVERpriced cables and OTT turntables have a lot to answer for in my book and the stupid, biased Flat Earther Linn/Naim brigade started the downfall many years ago. The GOLDEN years were the 70’s and 80’s. My opinion of course but not too far off the truth. It’s not all about Brexit ? I DON’T buy the mags any longer and have not attended a HIFI SHOW since 2012 and nor has a good HIFI pal of mine. He thinks the same as me. i rest my case. Long live HiFi……I have my doubts.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      23rd September 2019 at 10:45 am

      Thanks for your thoughts Chris.

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