Calrec, DiGiCo Come Together Under Group One Umbrella


Leading broadcast-audio-console manufacturers Calrec and DiGiCo are further integrated, thanks to last week’s appointment of Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Limited as the U.S. distributor for Calrec. Group One already distributes DiGiCo consoles.

calrec-logoThe announcement was made by Audiotonix, parent company of the Calrec and DiGiCo brands as well as Allen & Heath, which makes mixers used in music-production and touring markets.

Group One adds sales and support for Calrec’s broadcast-product lines, such as the newly launched Brio36 compact broadcast console and RP remote-production products, to the DiGiCo product line that it represents, including the SD10B console.

The appointment will not affect Calrec’s relationship with Studio Consultants Inc. (SCI), which has worked with Calrec for many years and will continue its Calrec sales and support efforts on the East Coast in conjunction with Calrec and Group One, which also distributes Blue Sky powered nearfield monitors, KLANG:technologies 3D in-ear–monitor mixing solutions, MC2 amplifiers, and XTA digital-signal–processing equipment.

DiGiCo_Logo_on_whiteAlso as part of the new arrangements, the entire Calrec America team has been incorporated into Group One to provide uninterrupted continuity of sales, service, and support to the broadcast-console brand’s customers. Calrec employees will become employees of Group One, joining DiGiCo employees, including DiGiCo System Engineer/Product Design and Development Consultant Taidus Vallandi, according to Group One President Jack Kelly. Employees from both companies, he adds, will work across both brands.

“Over the last few years,” he says, “the Calrec and DiGiCo sales teams have worked closely together in the U.S., collaborating on customers that benefited from solutions from both brands. It seems a natural fit to formalize that cooperation and to look to how we will continue to build our Calrec and DiGiCo sales and support frontline team here in the States. Having the further investment from Audiotonix will allow us to build on the business and offer even more benefit to our clients in the future.”

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