Sound Devices Acquires Audio Limited


USA / GBR: Sound Devices, LLC has announced the acquisition of Audio Limited, the UK manufacturer and developer of high-performance wireless microphone systems.

Audio Ltd., which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, continues to operate out of its Watford, UK offices 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. began in 1963 making radio microphone systems for the film and television markets. Audio Ltd. systems have been used on numerous feature films, including the 1968 feature '2001: A Space Odyssey' and Oscar-winning features such as 'Gladiator', 'Saving Private Ryan', and 'Titanic'. Audio Ltd. wireless is presently used on numerous major projects, including multiple award-winning dramatic TV series. Design and engineering of RF products remain in the Watford, UK offices.

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

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, Sound Devices designs and builds high-performance audio mixers, audio recorders, and video recorders for professionals in television and film production.

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