Portland, OR – September 30, 2015 – Leading custom residential channel loudspeaker brand Triad Speakers, Inc. announced today that effective October 1, 2015, the company will become the exclusive distributor of Amina Technologies products throughout the Americas. Larry Pexton, Founder and CEO of Triad Speakers and Richard Newlove, Founder and Managing Director of Amina Technologies, are proud to present the full Amina line under one roof at the 2015 CEDIA Expo (booth #4714).
Founded in 1982, Triad is a leading international provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. Its offerings include front-channel, surrounds, subwoofers and distributed audio speakers all via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of the company’s products are manufactured daily at its Portland, Oregon headquarters, in a lean manufacturing process (a pure build to order operation of its US made goods).
Established in 1999, Amina is the world’s first plaster-over-distributed mode loudspeaker (DML) company. Amina developed a line of passive speaker panel designs comprised of an aluminum frame, honeycomb core and transducers. All the components work in concert to create a vibrating element that produces sound waves. The panels mount in between wall and ceiling studs in typical home construction. The paper skin covering of the core provides a high-bond surface for adhesion to plaster, drywall compound, mud skims and veneer. Once covered and painted, the panels are invisible to the eye.
From its head office in the UK, Amina has distributed its products in the US market for over 12 years via a direct relationship with the trade. In 2008, Triad began marketing its own line of invisible loudspeakers (Designer Series) – developed and manufactured by Amina. In 2010 the two companies extended the relationship, allowing Triad to market its Designer Series to a limited number of territories outside North America. The two brands have successfully operated in parallel with separate rep channels across the continent, and the two have continued to build a strong relationship as interest and awareness of the segment of the market continues to accelerate.
Triad and Amina will join forces in North America to create one consolidated face for Amina to the market. As part of the consolidation Triad will no longer brand the product under its own Designer Series name, but will market the products under the Amina brand name. Amina’s Keith Vanderkley — who had been representing the Amina brand as Director of North American Sales — will lead market development and support all Amina sales through Triad dealers, as well as the former Amina dealers, who will now be buying from Triad directly.
The Amina invisible speaker products are suitable for residential and commercial applications. Products range from single-panel and dual-panel designs (including two channel stereo models) for music listening and home cinema as well as ultra-discrete build-in subwoofer solutions. With the transition, additional models are now available to Triad dealers which were previously available solely to Amina dealers. Designed and manufactured by Amina in the UK, all future stock to the Americas will be shipped out of the Triad facility in Portland.
“Richard and his company have been a remarkable supportive supplier of our Designer Series products,” says Pexton. “The relationship has been so good that we have made a long-term commitment to their full product line. Working together, Triad and Amina are developing important additions and improvements to the Amina products, and developing complementary subwoofers and subwoofer amplifiers for use alongside Amina panels. I am convinced the Amina panels are the best sounding products of their type on the market by a comfortable margin. I am planning to install them in my own living room.”
Pexton furthered “Keith Vanderkley has been a great advocate of Amina products for many years, as well as a very capable design talent. We look forward to working even more closely with him.”
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About Triad Speakers
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member and Chairman of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications.
A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. www.triadspeakers.com
About Amina Technologies
Amina Technologies Ltd design and manufacture in the UK specialist invisible loudspeaker solutions for high-end commercial and residential premises. Amina have developed a loudspeaker technology that completely disappears in application. Quite literally the product is set into walls and ceilings, plastered over and decorated to become completely invisible. It needs no maintenance. Invisibility and improved acoustic coverage are only made possible because Amina has gone back to first principles in how sound is made. The loudspeakers do not use the conventional piston operation of a cone shaped diaphragm; instead Amina returned to the traditional musical instrument approach characterized by the violin and acoustic guitar and created electrically driven vibrational sound boards. Using this UK developed technology, Amina therefore creates powerful loudspeakers that are super thin, lightweight, fast to install, highly effective in creating a powerful musical experience and ultimately completely invisible once installed.
The product and the technology is continually developing and Amina chooses to design and manufacture in the UK allowing new product developments to be brought swiftly to market. Quality and consistency of the finished product is absolutely key to the success of the invisible loudspeaker families and the product is designed to last for many years. Additionally Amina works with as local a supply chain as possible creating a partnership approach to developing new and improving existing products in a timely manner. www.amina.co.uk