Active Audio, a French pro sound loudspeaker manufacturer, has appointed Allied ProTech as its exclusive distributor for the United States.
Xavier Meynial, a professor of room acoustics at the University Le Mans, founded the company in 2002 to enhance his research work. The DGRC patent was filed in 2005 and Active Audio’s flagship StepArray loudspeakers were swiftly developed.
“We’re very excited about our new partnership with Active Audio,” remarked Allied ProTech founder and president Rik Kirby. “They are a company that is constantly innovating and finding better ways to deliver superior audio performance. Their StepArray column loudspeakers deliver outstanding intelligibility in reverberant spaces, using fewer DSP channels, without the complex and expensive electronics that make most steered arrays so difficult to install and set up. They offer a full line of active and passive loudspeaker technologies that are unique to the market, and we’re eagerly anticipating bringing their products to the US.”
“Now is the ideal time for us to enter the US market, and Allied ProTech is the right partner to help us succeed,” added Active Audio CEO Régis Cazin. “Rik Kirby brings more than 20 years of expertise in professional audio, and the entire Allied ProTech team bring an insight and understanding of what makes Active Audio loudspeakers unique. We’re confident they will provide the expert sales management and distribution we seek, along with the outstanding service and support that our customers deserve.”