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Active Audio Names Allied ProTech U.S. Distributor

FOH Staff • On the Move • February 7, 2020

Margie Kirby, Régis Cazin and Rik Kirby

SAINT-HERBLAIN, France/Orange County, CA – Active Audio professional loudspeakers named of Allied ProTech as their exclusive distributor for the U.S. Pictured here at NAMM 2020 (center) is Active Audio CEO Régis Cazin, flanked by Allied ProTech’s Margie Kirby and Rik Kirby.

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Founded in 2002 in Nantes, France, Active Audio have forged a global reputation for loudspeakers that deliver superior sound performance, intelligibility, and neutrality, with installations in some of the world’s most prestigious, yet acoustically challenging spaces.

“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’s unique to the market, and we’re eagerly anticipating bringing their products to the U.S.”

“Now is the ideal time for us to enter the U.S. 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.”

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