Enfield, CT (February 13, 2006)–CharterOak Acoustic Devices announced that they have surpassed the milestone 100th SA538 Condenser Microphone sold. The 100th mic was sold through New York pro audio dealer, Alto Music.
To mark this significant milestone, CharterOak created a special gold logo for the body of the 100th built SA538 (ser. #0100). The logo reveals the brass material used in the construction of each CharterOak mic body, rather than the usual nickel finish, which will become a collector’s item. This announcement comes after a year of aggressive growth, including the addition of 10 dealers around the U.S. and Europe and the release of two new models.
According to Charter Oak, Alto Music was one of the first dealers to recognize the quality and value in their products, adding CharterOak to its product line when CharterOak was still virtually unknown in the industry but had a handful of enthusiastic beta testers and direct customers. It was through one of those beta testers’ praises, who’s also a long-term customer of Alto Music that convinced Alto to take a chance, to listen to the product, and put the shiny black SA538 on display in their store.
“Charter Oak microphones have come out of nowhere to be one of our better selling condensers,” commented Jon Haber, Alto Music owner. “Great sound, great people and a tremendous value. Love’ em!”
CharterOak will only produce two microphones per day as each one is hand assembled using premium parts from a number of different countries, and goes through a 7-day burn in. Currently, there are four models in the CharterOak product line and each model will be commemorated when they reach milestone 100.
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