Alcons Audio has announced the appointment of Osaka-based E’Spec as its distributor in Japan. Establishing in 1990, the company also has offices in Tokyo and Nagoya, positioning it well to cover the entire pro audio market in the country.
“For the past 20 years, there have been very few systems which feature truly innovative technology,” says Yoshiaki ‘Yoshi’ Yamaguchi of E’Spec. “Currently there is almost no difference in the system quality from different manufacturers. Equipment choice is based on slight differences in sound quality, cost performance and usability. The beautiful high frequency range at high SPLs and minimal listener fatigue produced by Alcons pro-ribbon systems are powerful advantages, which we know will interest many Japanese live sound engineers.
“Our aim is to showcase the many advantages of this technology that none of the other manufacturers have,” he adds, “so that users will not want to choose other systems in future. With Alcons, we are sure that we can change the Japanese professional loudspeaker market.”
Alcons Audio co-founder and managing director Tom Back states, “With the high-end solutions we offer, and the specific positioning of Alcons in the market, we maintain a strict profile in our distribution policy. It’s not about the numbers, it’s about quality and the end-user focus in support and communication.”
He continues, “Furthermore, the Japanese market is very tech-savvy, which we experience regularly in our patent applications in Japan. Based on the activities already set in motion by Joe Akiyama, Yoshi and their team, we very much look forward teaming-up in bringing our evolutionary audio solutions to the Japanese audio community.”