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Seattle-Based PNTA Joins Yamaha Commercial Audio Dealer Network

Company adds new Yamaha QL5 digital console to its growing inventory

By PSW Staff August 14, 2014

PTNA team members with a Yamaha QL5 console, left to right: Jon-Philippe Ruhumuliza (rental manager), Bill Woodland (custom sales), and Dave Vaught (event services manager).

Seattle-based PNTA has joined the Yamaha Commercial Audio dealer network, recently adding the new Yamaha QL5 digital console to its growing inventory.

The company opened its doors in 1975 as a local Seattle-area supplier of theatrical equipment and consumables, and since that time, has expanded staff and capabilities to provide a wealth of services for customers nationally. Employee-owned since 2008, PNTA has increased its services to include audio, video, and lighting.

With an experienced technical services staff, PNTA installs and repairs equipment and supports both non-profit and private customers through its event services department, providing production requirements for events of all sizes. The company is located in a 20,000 square-foot facility near downtown Seattle, offering a sizeable brick and mortar retail store supporting its dealer activity for entertainment and live production manufacturers, now including Yamaha Commercial Audio products.

“We did an exhaustive internal review of what audio vendor we needed to strategically add to best accelerate our market progress in growing our overall audio business,” says Dave Vaught, Event Services production manager at PNTA. “We were particularly interested in broadening our offering in professional products appealing to our client base. We focused those efforts initially in audio control and sound reproduction as we needed more tools for sale, rental, and event services support. With the substantial market position and reputation of Yamaha and its many new and highly regarded products recently introduced, the answer became clear. We are happy to have become a Yamaha dealer and integrator of Yamaha’s Commercial Audio Systems products.”

Vaught said that PNTA wanted to add consoles that are expected to see high rental demand from both existing customers as well as those traveling into the state of Washington.

“With the announcement of the QL Series, we found a very forward-thinking technological capability in a footprint that was easily transportable while being exceedingly powerful,” he adds. “The expandability of the QL Series clinched our choice and buying depth at key levels. Based on our client history, every need we could think of could be answered by some or all of the features of Yamaha QL desks. We were impressed with a number of the features, including onboard recording, signal and effect processing, auto-mixing, and iPad integration.”

For rentals and event services, PNTA also invested in a loudspeaker line extension, moving into the Yamaha DXR and DXS Series.

“While our company size has grown along with the expanded services we now offer, PNTA retains what we started with when we first opened our doors—a dedication to meeting the needs of our valued customers and finding creative solutions to tough problems,” states Richard Carlson, president of PNTA. “By adding Yamaha products to our product line, we can now offer the ultimate in quality and reliability to our audio customers. Yamaha consoles are specified on many riders and fill rental needs as well as being versatile for our production needs.”

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