Korean distribution shake-up
KOREA: Several pro audio manufacturers appointed new South Korean distribution partners ahead of this year’s Koba Show. Amphenol has joined Daon SD’s portfolio, Kevic has taken on FBT, Sound Solution now represents Astro Spatial Audio and L-Acoustics has appointed Klausys as the dedicated distributor for its non-line array products such as the XT coaxials, LA amplifier controllers, Kiva and Arcs cabinets.
Amphenol’s cables and connectors were exhibited at Koba alongside the other brands that Daon SD distributes in Korea. ‘Their new Dante connector provides us with a great opportunity to further develop the brand as South Korea fully understands the advantages of Dante and other digital networks,’ explained Julie Lee of Daon SD. ‘I’ve long been familiar with the brand and deeply admire the solid build and reliability of their connectors’
FBT’s new distributor, Kevic, has gained experience in handling a brand of the Italian manufacturer’s size and status by representing Electro-Voice for several years. The distributor started the relationship by dedicating a large booth to the brand at Koba. ‘It’s an interesting market here in Korea and we’re delighted to be represented by Mr Jeung and his dedicated team,’ enthused FBT export manager Roberto Mataloni. ‘Kevic are very competitive in government projects in addition to the private sector.’
Sound Solution currently represents Adamson Systems, Countryman, D&M, Fenix, RCF and Sommer Cable as well as Music Group brands Klark Teknik, Lab.gruppen, Midas, Tannoy and Turbosound. The distributor has taken on Astro Spatial audio to complement these brands, as CEO Lee Hong explained: ‘As we are purely a distributor, we have a large team of designers that can exemplify and demonstrate the advantages of the Astro Spatial 3D rendering system in their performance space. Its application further enhances the overall appeal of our product range in a number of various vertical markets.’
While Klausys will distribute L-Acoustics’ non-line array systems, Seoul Sound and Dream Sound will continue to manage the manufacturer’s line array solutions. ‘By making this appointment, we have opened up the sales channels more to the rest of the market,’ said L-Acoustics regional sales manager David Cooper.
Additionally, Klausys has added the LK Connectors and Eurocable brands from Link and ASL Intercom to its distribution catalogue.