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HOLDEN, MA (July 22, 2019) – Vinnie Rossi has officially transitioned from direct sales to a dealer network in the USA and is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Sossa of Well Pleased Audio Vida as the companyʼs sales representative for North America, effective July 22, 2019.Commenting on the new partnership, Rossi said, “Over the last five years, Mark has demonstrated a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm towards the brands that he represents - at various trade shows and working with a strong and growing dealer network that he has established and maintained. His good character, approachability, and long-term vision are exactly what I have been looking for to make the switch from direct sales to a vibrant dealer network, exclusively. We are looking forward to working together.”Sossa adds, “I have been keenly watching Vinnie Rossiʼs products evolve over the last 15 years. He continues to reach higher levels of performance with every product, and each one delivers an innovative design approach, top performance in its price class, and high value. They also garner numerous awards from the press, glowing coverage at trade shows, and a loyal following from his customers. As his company continues to grow, I am excited to be part of his team and bring his designs to a much larger audience.”Both companies will be teaming up this year at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (September), as well as Captial Audio Fest and the New York Audio Show (November). Vinnie Rossi plans to show his upcoming L2 Integrated Amplifier at all three shows, and interested dealers are encouraged to visit Vinnie Rossi and Mark Sossa in person for a remarkable demo!About Vinnie RossiVinnie Rossi designs and manufactures exceptional sounding audio components. Each of his unique, award-winning creations brings the listener deep into the music with their completely natural and engaging sound signature. Vinnie Rossi components are all proudly handmade in the USA and backed by a 10-year warranty and industry-leading customer service.About Well Pleased Audio VidaWell Pleased Audio Vida is a manufacturerʼs representative and distribution firm specializing in premium, high-fidelity audio systems. They pride themselves on offering some of the finest performing, high-value equipment from around the world that communicates the lifeblood of music with class and distinction.Contact information for both companies:Vinnie Rossi800 Main Street, Suite 125 Holden, MA 01520 USAPhone: +1 (774) 234-0800Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.vinnierossi.comWell Pleased Audio Vida1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 350-R Tysons Corner, VA 22182 USA Phone: +1 (703) 750-5461 Email: email@example.com Website: www.wellpleasedav.com
After nearly 5 years of production, LIO will be discontinued by the end of summer 2019.There are a handful of reasons that have prompted us to make this difficult decision, but the two most significant are:1) LIO has always been priced and sold as a ‘factory-direct’ product, but now Vinnie Rossi has officially switched from direct sales to a dealer network.2) Product demand for LIO has steadily become slower, yet the cost of parts to make LIO has increased (especially in smaller production quantities).Rest assured, we will still continue to offer LIO modules, warranty service and support to all of our LIO customers going forward.We are also offering our LIO customers generous trade-up credit towards our new L2 components until the end of 2019. If you are interested, please contact us to inquire.Thank you for your understanding and continued support!Vinnie Rossi
And we'll be getting in LIO trade-in units, so if you are interested, please contact me directly via email.Thank you,Vinnie
Vinnie, Will LIO trade-ins be done through you or the dealer network?Steve
Congratulations for this major business move Vinnie. The new stuff looks terrific - world class all the way!However, checking out the new L2 Integrated prices (gulp) I'm glad to own (for the present and foreseeable future) a LIO DHT/DAC2. I'm wondering how this will effect LIO resale values.
However, checking out the new L2 Integrated prices (gulp) I'm glad to own (for the present and foreseeable future) a LIO DHT/DAC2.
All,If you subscribe to our newsletter, you probably already received the big news:1) I have officially transitioned from direct-sales to a dealer network, and have appointed Mark Sossaof Well Pleased AV as my North American Sales Rep.Here is the copy of the Press Release:2) The Vinnie Rossi website has been refreshed. Check it out: www.vinnierossi.com 3) The upcoming (September 2019) L2 Integrated Amplifier and L2 'Signature Edition' Integrated Amplifier models have been announced and are live on our website:https://www.vinnierossi.com/l2-integrated-amplifier-l2i/&https://www.vinnierossi.com/l2-se-integrated-amplifier/4) The following news has been posted on the LIO page:https://www.vinnierossi.com/lio-audio-component/We're almost out of stock of LIO parts and enclosures, but have stock of modules. As mentioned above, will continue to support modules and LIO upgrades (including the L2 Phonostage and L2 DAC are both upgrade options for LIO customers).And we'll be getting in LIO trade-in units, so if you are interested, please contact me directly via email.Thank you,Vinnie
Hi VinnieThe new models look very, very impressive - congrats! As most probably I'll stay with my LIO a couple more years, I'd like to ask you if you'll stop releasing upgrades for the LIO, ie, a DAC 3.0.Thanks
Vinnie congrats on your decision to use Mark Sossa. We have been the NY dealer for Well Pleased for several years now. Fine Man fine products. Looking forward to selling your products in NYC.Charles
Vinnie,Congrats to go dealer rep. I understand you must have been thinking about this more than once. But I guess its a wise choice especiallyconsidering promoting higher end products. Its important to have the possibility to audition and also seeing coverage from the press will be better I guess.Will there be upgrades and or tradeups possible from now or is it up to the dealers to descide themselves?When will it be time for conquering Europe?Regards Magnus
Hi lutry,Thank you for your post!I do not have plans for more LIO upgrades at this time. I'm beyond busy with so many different things Best regards,Vinnie
I have to tell you however that the decision to discontinue the LIO was disappointing to me as I considered the LIO as my system for the long run, with exciting upgrades for many years - now I understand this will be over which for the case of the DAC might compromise the one box solution in in the medium term.
Thanks Vinnie - I'm really happy for you as my experience with the LIO and dealing with you has been excellent.I have to tell you however that the decision to discontinue the LIO was disappointing to me as I considered the LIO as my system for the long run, with exciting upgrades for many years - now I understand this will be over which for the case of the DAC might compromise the one box solution in in the medium term. Unfortunately the L2 is too upmarket for some of the LIO’s existing owners. Best of luck and once again congrats!
If you eventually upgrade the L2 DAC will this DAC 3.0 also work in the LIO?
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