Radian Audio Engineering announce the appointment of two new distributors for the European installed and live sound markets. Holland Audio Import, Hengelo has been appointed for the Netherlands and AS Audio, Cologne will service Germany.
According to Holland Audio Import's sales director Ivo Dousi, the decision to distribute Radian Audio products was made after several customers suggested that the company's coaxial loudspeaker products would complement the importer's other lines. "We came to the conclusion that the time was ripe to go into business with Radian's great products," comments Dousi. "We think that it will be great to offer JBL users a new line of diaphragms that sound even better then the original. Furthermore, Radian's MicroWedge series is very interesting."
Holland Audio Import was founded in 1995, initially representing QSC and subsequently taking on additional lines such as Ashly and Stardraw.
AS Audio, based in Köln, Germany, represents several professional audio manufacturers for the German-speaking market. "The reason for picking up Radian was my belief that more people should know about and experience the quality of Radian Audio products," explains owner and CEO Alex Schloesser, who founded the company in 1988. "Especially noteworthy are the OEM compression driver and coaxial products, the MicroWedges and MicroFill, and all the many types of replacement diaphragms."
According to Schloesser, the idea behind the company was to represent the products that he had used while previously working as an engineer for the broadcast industry and as a part-time musician. AS Audio currently represents Apogee Sound, Chameleon, Audio Control and Van Damme Cable in addition to Radian Audio. The company, which offers system specification and system design, technical training, and technical services for products, supplies service and support for all European customers for its represented brands.
"We are pleased to expand our family of worldwide distributors with the addition of Holland Audio Import and AS Audio," states Radian Audio president Richard Kontrimas. "We will be working closely with them both to support their markets and to help introduce our installation and touring sound products into these two important regions of Europe."