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Mergers: Sound Devices has acquired Audio Ltd
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    Sound Devices, LLC is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Audio Limited, the UK manufacturer and developer of high-performance wireless microphone systems. Audio Ltd., 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 making radio microphone systems for the film and television markets in 1963. 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. Sound Devices’ award-winning products are used in the field and on stages, worldwide.

  • I suppose next announcement will be as Blackmagic will acquire them both.

  • Hahaha! Oh boy that would be funny.

  • @IronFilm

    At least it is logical. Plus BM has big amount of money.

  • Not logical, can't see why they'd do it. And a company doesn't get a lot of money by doing illogical decisions, so a company having a lot of money in the bank isn't a good enough reason in itself to do anything.

    But BMD has done some very surprising things, so it wouldn't even rank as their most surprising decision to acquire a pro location sound company?!

  • @IronFilm

    Just look on history of audio market.

    BM will be getting good audio recorders, preamps, wireless stuff and good engineers. Why not?

  • Sound Devices released video recorders and accessories under our sub-brand Video Devices. Moving forward, we will be selling these products under the Sound Devices brand.