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Solotech Acquires CODA AiRAY System

FOH Staff • News • June 5, 2019

MONTREAL – Solotech has confirmed the acquisition of a full arena-scale AiRAY system.

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Following an initial demonstration by the CODA Audio USA team, the system underwent rigorous and intensive ‘real-life’ testing by Solotech’s technical staff, first at Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations and then at the three-day Osheaga Festival in Montreal. These trials proved very successful. CODA’s next generation technology delivers high-quality audio from very compact enclosures, which prompted the Solotech team on the ground to recommend this investment in AiRAY.

Solotech is continuously looking to diversify its global rental equipment pool to offer cutting-edge technology for multiple types of events and needs—adding the AiRAY definitely supports this strategy. Frankie Desjardins, VP R&D, Technological Solutions at Solotech comments: “The addition of a CODA Audio system presents a new option for our very diversified client base for live productions, music touring, corporate and special events. More compact than existing models, the AiRAY offers great performance, as we observed during our tests at last year’s Osheaga and Heavy Montreal Festivals.” The system will be used in Canada and the United States in the very near future.

David Brazeau, Director R&D, Technological Solutions at Solotech recognizes the tangible benefits that AiRAY brings: “The system is very compact and this reduction in size makes installation really easy in various types of venues. This offers an immediate advantage. Also, the AiRAY’s light weight and slick packaging ease up its deployment.”

“We anticipate the development of a fruitful partnership with CODA Audio, thanks to great collaboration and service,” says Daniel Mejean, VP Strategic Sourcing at Solotech. Luke Jenks, Managing Director of CODA Audio USA also expresses great satisfaction: “Solotech is a benchmark global audio specialist and we are excited and proud that its highly regarded team appreciates the advantages that our next generation technology brings to the market.”

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 13 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory from over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Ottawa, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville, DeKalb, Los Angeles, Heywood, London and Redditch.

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About CODA Audio

CODA Audio is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality pro-audio loudspeaker systems. Core to its products are a number of unique patented driver technology designs which provide outstanding dynamic results as well as improved precision and reliability over conventional components. Delivering whole-system solutions, CODA Audio’s LINUS processing and amplification products are designed to control all CODA Audio systems. To ensure the highest quality and control over its products, the company’s own manufacturing facility in Europe produces all of the driver and cabinet components for a wide product range that satisfies the most complex professional sound reinforcement applications. CODA Audio is represented via a global network of experienced and technically qualified international distributors.

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