London (August 15, 2005)–Glasgow-based Community UK, established only a month ago, has annouced it will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s PLASA show on stand AA1 in the Audio Area on the first floor. Being at PLASA was described by Community as a “key element” in the marketing launch of its UK venture. The timing of the show is also “perfect” for Community UK to announce its appointment as the exclusive UK distributor for the Italian amplifier brand, Kind.
Located in Galliate, about 50km south-west of Milan, the Kind brand was established by Audio & Audio in 1984 and now designs and manufactures a range of professional power amplifiers using both SMPS and linear power supplies in-house.
Commenting on the appointment, Community UK’s managing director, Stuart Thomson, said, “We are delighted to be distributing Kind in the UK. We knew of its reputation for quality and reliability from mutual distributors and it must have been almost unique in being a world-class product without UK representation. What finally sold it to us was a recent shoot out that we organized. We evaluated it against top models from the more established leading brands, hoping that it would compare favorably. What we heard excelled all expectations and placed the Kind amplifiers at very top for audio quality”.
Alessandro Cortese, MD and founder of Kind, also commented, “We are very pleased to appoint Community UK to distribute Kind. As a distributor, it combines the enthusiasm of being a new company together with experienced staff and a great attitude towards customer service. The UK is a key export market for us and we will ensure Community receives our highest level of support”.
Together with the launch of Kind amplifiers at PLASA, Community will be showing a wide range of its existing loudspeaker systems and launching four new models in its high power iBox Series.