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HHB Canada Turns 20

Friday, May 26th, 2017
(L-R) HHB Canada's Norman Verrall, Tracy Carbert, Warren Beck, Dave Dysart, Dianne Dunford, Mark Holman & Dave Misener

(L-R) HHB Canada’s Norman Verrall, Tracy Carbert, Warren Beck, Dave Dysart, Dianne Dunford, Mark Holman & Dave Misener

On April 1 2017, HHB Canada had its 20th birthday.

Based in Toronto, HHB Canada had its first day of trading on April 1, 1997. A subsidiary of HHB Communications of London UK, HHB Canada began with a small staff of two people in the office and three independent sales reps. It’s now grown to be one of the most prominent audio distributors in Canada.

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PreSonus Announces New Commercial Division

Friday, May 12th, 2017
PreSonus Commercial Division team: (from left to right) Hugh Sarvis, Tony Flammia, Stephen Fraser, Jim Odom & Rick Naqvi

PreSonus Commercial Division team: (L-R) Hugh Sarvis, Tony Flammia, Stephen Fraser, Jim Odom & Rick Naqvi

PreSonus Audio Electronics, a manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories, has announced the launch of the company’s new PreSonus Commercial Division. In addition to products previously sold and marketed under the WorxAudio and PreSonus brands, PreSonus has, for years, offered a comprehensive range of mixing consoles, processors, and other products that complement WorxAudio offerings. By combining all these products under the PreSonus brand and into the new PreSonus Commercial Division, the company effectively unifies all commercial audio related products under the PreSonus brand umbrella.

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InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio Coverage Uniformity

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

InfoComm-InternationalInfoComm International announced today the release of the updated standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017).

With advancements in technology and continual audio coverage problems, InfoComm says it was important to produce an updated version of the ACU standard, which was first released in 2009. Although the original ACU standard was designed for audio coverage in enclosed environments, the 2017 version expands to cover most listener areas.

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Saved By Technology Purchased by Long & McQuade

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Saved by TechnologyPopular downtown Toronto specialty MIDI and audio equipment retailer Saved By Technology has been acquired by Long & McQuade but will retain its name and staff. The announcement was made today by store co-owner Jim Burgess.

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FMAV Wins ‘AV Production Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

frame-001026Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV was awarded the AV Production Company of the Year honour at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector.

“It’s truly an honour to share the stage with some of the best and brightest in the Canadian music scene,” says Dave Corkum, General Manger, Halifax, FMAV who received the award from host, Paul Shaffer. “We were up against some very stiff competition and feel very proud that we were called to the stage.”

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Adamson Systems Engineering Completes Expansion & Update of its Canadian HQ

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Adamson's revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson’s revamped HQ in Port Perry, ON

Adamson Systems Engineering is now officially operating out of its recently expanded, 40,000 sq. ft. Canadian headquarters in Port Perry, ON.

Driven by three years of rapid growth, the company says its new expansion will allow it to meet the increased demand of its growing sales network. While the new addition has been dedicated entirely to production and R&D, the original facility has also been revamped to shape its future of research, product development, and education.

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KV2 Audio Celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
George Krampera

KV2 Founder & Chief Engineer George Krampera Sr.

KV2 Audio is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the NAMM Show “and the rest as they say is history,” as the company says.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Visits RØDE

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull at RodeOn Feb. 24th, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited his country’s most successful audio company, RØDE Microphones, at the manufacturer’s Silverwater facility, in part to celebrate the Freedman Electronics 50th anniversary.

Prime Minister Turnbull and MP Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, were greeted by RØDE Founder and Chairman Peter Freedman, Freedman Electronics CEO Mr. Damien Wilson, and Tony Furney of Furney’s Engineering, then toured the RØDE campus’s state-of-the-art anechoic chamber and various manufacturing departments. These include RØDE’s precision CNC metal work, surface-mount-technology electronics production and RØDE’s one-of-a-kind manufacture installation – the Capsule Cell (it makes the “heart” of the microphone – the capsule).

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Fulcrum Acoustic Completes New, Larger Factory & Warehouse Facilities

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

fulcrum-factoryFulcrum Acoustic has enhanced manufacturing capacity and flexibility by completing work on a new 35,000-sq.-ft. facility in Whitinsville, MA to house its loudspeaker cabinet manufacturing, final assembly, shipping, and warehousing operations.

“This expansion has been a massive undertaking but it’s very gratifying to see it all come together,” says Fulcrum Acoustic Co-founder and Vice President of R&D David Gunness. “The new space includes a precision woodshop featuring a state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) router, as well as dedicated areas for secondary operations, cabinet assembly, finishing and painting. By closely aligning Fulcrum’s engineering and manufacturing functions, the new workspace further enhances our ability to bring innovative, technology-driven loudspeaker solutions to market quickly.”

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Freedman Electronics Group Buys SoundField from TSL Products

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Rode Founder Peter Freedman

Rode Founder Peter Freedman

On the eve of its 50th year in business, The Freedman Electronics Group, which includes pro audio brands Rode Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, announced its purchasing the surround sound recording company SoundField from TSL Products.

Rode Founder and Managing Director Peter Freedman and TSL Products’ Managing Director Chris Exelby signed the deal on Nov. 21, 2016, sealing a deal that now sees Freedman Electronics take control over the entire SoundField company, including the current product line as well as all IP associated with the brand. The existing product line will continue, and all support and warranty for SoundField products will now be handled through the new entity. TSL Products will retain the upmix/downmix processing product range, which will be rebranded.

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