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Riedel Acquires Archwave & Cymatic Audio

February 15th, 2018
Thomas Riedel, Founder & CEO of Riedel Communications

Thomas Riedel, Founder & CEO of Riedel Communications

Riedel is making continued investments in new technologies with its acquisition of Swiss engineering company Archwave. This new partnership will create a strong research and development (R&D) hub in Zurich and increase Riedel’s global engineering team to over 100 engineers while expanding its R&D capabilities for IP and standards such as AES67, which will further boost interoperability in the broadcast world, the company says. Archwave is an audio-networking and streaming specialist that promotes open standards for the interconnection of audio and video equipment in professional environments.

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Sennheiser Hosting RF Wireless Seminar in Toronto in March

February 14th, 2018

rfSennheiser is hosting an RF Wireless Seminar in Toronto at the Grand Hotel on Wednesday, March 21.

The cost is $149 ($99 for students) and this full-day event includes lunch and workshop materials, plus a $50 coupon off any Sennheiser product.

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Erikson Audio Picks Up Three Top Distributor Awards

February 2nd, 2018

Erikson Audio AwardsDuring The NAMM Show 2018, Erikson Audio picked up three distributor awards.  Showing their appreciation for Erikson Audio’s efforts was Presonus offering their Distributor of the Year Award, Warm Audio’s International Distributor Award, and Sythax (RME, Ferrofish & MyMix) for their 2017 Top Distributor Award.

“These awards really acknowledge the efforts of Erikson Audio’s entire sales team,” says Tim Marshall, Product Manager for Erikson Audio.  “We have one of the hardest working sales teams I’ve ever worked with.  These awards do show us that the constant dealer events, sales training,  in-store promotions and product clinics our reps are doing is integral to successfully building a brand.”

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Powersoft Announces Key Appointments in North American Operations

February 1st, 2018
Andrew Pernetti & James Putland

Andrew Pernetti & James Putland

Powersoft, a manufacturer of energy efficient amplifier platforms, has announced two new appointments as it seeks continued growth in the North American market. Effective immediately, the company has appointed Andrew Pernetti as Eastern Sales Manager and James Putland as Office Manager. Both new employees will report directly to Luca Giorgi, General Manager for North America. The announcement comes after Powersoft recently announced its new U.S. headquarters location in Kearny, NJ.

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Victoria Parker Joins AVL as Ontario Rep

January 31st, 2018

Victoria ParkerAndrew Hope, managing director of AVL Media Group, has announced the appointment of Victoria Parker as an AVL sales representative in Ontario.

“Victoria will be working closely with Peter Woods to ensure we provide the coverage and support our Ontario partners demand and deserve,” says Hope. “At AVL we take the long-term view. Investing in exceptional young talent allows us to better serve and connect with our customers.”

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Peavey Once Again Selling Direct to Dealers in Canada

January 30th, 2018

PeaveyHeadquarters-300x100Peavey Electronics has announced that it will now sell direct to Canadian dealers. The company will now process orders directly from their Meridian, MS, corporate office and fulfill orders from their new warehouse hub in Ontario. The change is effective immediately and will also include the Peavey owned brands Trace Elliot, Budda, and Composite Acoustics.

Peavey COO Courtland Gray comments, “The opportunity to go direct to dealers allows Peavey to further expand our presence and provide better pricing throughout our full line of amplification and instrument brands. We look forward to once again having a direct connection with our dealer network in Canada.”

Initial orders can be placed directly with the Meridian, MS HQ and Peavey will roll out incentive programs to begin fulfillment to the dealers later this month.

For more information, go to www.peavey.com.

New Pro Audio Segment Propels The 2018 NAMM Show

January 30th, 2018
Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM

Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM

The musical instrument, pro audio, and event technology industries came together in Anaheim, CA for The NAMM Show 2018, which was held from Jan. 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding area. With an increased presence from production technologies exhibitors and attendees, this year’s show was crossroads of business opportunities with countless product debuts, over 500 educational sessions, and 115,085 registered industry professionals roaming the halls, marking a nine per cent increase over 2017.

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Radial Engineering Acquired by Ultimate Support Systems

January 26th, 2018
Radial Engineering Founder Peter Janis

Radial Engineering Founder Peter Janis

Radial Engineering, the Canadian manufacturer of direct boxes and audio solutions,  has been acquired by Mike Belitz, president and CEO of Ultimate Support Systems.

Established in 1991, Radial Engineering Ltd. was originally developed as a range of cable products by outgoing president and CEO Peter Janis. The release of their first direct box in 1996, the Radial JDI, was the beginning in a long line of innovations that saw Radial become a leading name in premium direct boxes and audio solutions. In the intervening years, the Radial brand family and distribution network has grown to include a diverse catalog of brands, including: Primacoustic, Tonebone, Reamp, Hafler, Dynaco, Iso-Max and Jensen Transformers Inc. Ultimate Support and Radial Engineering say they will enjoy shared strategic and logistical advantages under leadership of Belitz; with the end result of wider availability to retailers, distributors, and end-users around the world. 

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Powersoft Opens to HQ in New York

January 25th, 2018

kp2Powersoft, a maker energy-efficient amplifier platforms, has opened a new headquarters location in the New York Metro area. The new 3,700-sq.- ft. facility, located in Kearney Point, NJ — just minutes from Manhattan and regional transportation hubs — will house Powersoft’s operations, sales, support, warehousing, and distribution for U.S. and Canada. The new east coast North American headquarters location is also logistically advantageous to the Powersoft executive team, which is served by frequent direct flights from Italy into Newark Liberty International Airport. The reduced time difference enables more direct communication among the executive team at Powersoft to better support the business, according to the company.

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Audio Engineering Society Debuts “The AES Inside Track” Monthly Online Publication

January 23rd, 2018

The_Inside_Track_January_2018The AES has announced a new monthly online publication, The AES Inside Track, featuring expert industry curators highlighting an AES topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, important innovators in the field, and more. The AES Inside Track is available exclusively through the AES Member Portal and is an added member benefit, free to all AES members and available on the AES.org website, with the first edition focusing on the topic of Sound Quality Prediction with curator Jon Francombe.

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