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Sound Devices Acquires UK Wireless Manufacturer Audio Ltd.

CEO Matt Anderson says, “Audio Ltd.’s long heritage of making great performing gear matches Sound Devices’ ethos.”

Reedsburg, WI (February 13, 2018)–Audio Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer and developer of wireless microphone systems, has been acquired by Sound Devices. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, Audio Ltd. will continue to operate out of its offices in Watford, UK, with Kishore Patel and Lee Stone continuing as managing director and technical director, respectively.

Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices said, “We have long admired Audio Ltd. While working with their developers to implement SuperSlot compatibility on the A10 [digital wireless microphone system], we came away impressed with their leading-edge digital RF technology. Audio Ltd’s long heritage of making great performing gear matches Sound Devices’ ethos.”

Audio Ltd. launched in 1963, making radio microphone systems for the film and television markets. Audio Ltd. systems have been used feature films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic. Audio Ltd. wireless gear is currently being used on several dramatic TV series.

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Beginning in February, Sound Devices will distribute Audio Ltd.’s A10 Digital Wireless Microphone System in North America. Audio Ltd. began distributing Sound Devices products in the United Kingdom on Jan. 1, 2018.

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