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Danley Sound Labs secures UK distribution

The US loudspeaker manufacturer will be represented by Glasgow’s A-Live Sound under the auspices of new enterprise Danley Distribution

Iain Mackie with the new Danley Sound

Georgia, US-based loudspeaker manufacturer Danley Sound Labs has secured new representation in the UK and Ireland.

Iain Mackie and Gregor Ward of Glasgow-based full-service rental company and installer A-Live Sound Ltd have taken on the distribution rights under the auspices of new enterprise, Danley Distribution.

Previously, representation of Danley Sound in the UK had come from the partnership of Tom Drew and Peter Barnard, who were instrumental in A-Live Sound investing in the brand in 2017 following its fruitful adoption and recommendation by Manchester-based sound, staging and lighting service Neuron Pro Audio. Mackie and his staff at A-Live quickly became converts to designer Tom Danley’s unique products.

“To quote Victor Kiam of Remington shavers – I liked it so much I bought the company,” said Mackie. “We see a tremendous opportunity with Danley’s innovative products in the UK. Having used popular line array solutions for years, we realise it’s time to step out of the norm and help educate the public on all the benefits that Danley point-source speakers bring to the table.”

The distributor already has plans for the brand in several projects, including new boutique festival We Out Here in Cambridgeshire, curated by BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson and taking place on the site formerly occupied by The Secret Garden Party. Together with A-Live Sound and Neuron Pro Audio, Danley Distribution is exclusively providing Danley Sound Labs products across all 12 stages of the festival, including a UK debut for Danley’s brand new Jericho-range horn, the J7-95, launched at InfoComm in June. 

Furthermore, Danley Distribution has begun manufacturing Danley products in the UK under licence. “This will add to the products’ already strong environmental credentials,” added Mackie. “Tom Danley’s patented technology gives greater output with fewer boxes. It means less wood and cooper is needed, plus a significant reduction in transport requirements and a very modest amount of generator power to run the systems.”

The company is about to launch a new website designed for the UK and Ireland market, while enquiries for an exclusive mailing list can already be made at