Onkyo and Gibson Pair-Up In Pursuit of Sonic Perfection

By Sam Gibbs on at

Two of the biggest names in quality audio are getting together. Gibson Guitar Corp. will buy a sizeable chunk of Onkyo USA making it the second largest shareholder in Onkyo Corp., while Onkyo will plough money and executives into Gibson.

Considering Gibson makes some of the best guitars in the world and Onkyo makes some of the best amps available today, I'm looking forward to seeing what the partnership can drum up. High-end audio might have died a death in recent years, but there are still a few of us who like our music to sound like the artist intended and not all compressed and normalised to within an inch of its life. I might be ham-fisted when it comes to the guitar, but if Gibson can inject some of its legendary quality acoustics into Onkyo it can only be good.