“We are delighted to have Audio Brands Australia as our new distributor ‘down under’,” explains Roberto Mataloni, export manager for FBT. “We knew that Don was well known and respected in the Australian audio market, so we jumped at the chance to work with him and his new company. We are looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership between our two companies”.
Commenting on this appointment, Don McConnell, Audio Brands owner stated, “Audio Brands is very pleased to be representing FBT in Australia.
“FBT is already well known for their range of moulded speakers and we are looking forward to introducing their latest ranges of self-powered products as well as their extensive range of installation speakers”.
Following a recent visit to the FBT headquarters in Recanati, Italy, McConnell adds, “The FBT facility is very impressive, as are the people behind the company and its products. Most of their speakers are built entirely in-house using predominantly European components, including B&C drivers in many of their products.
“Their design techniques, build quality and testing processes are amongst the best I have ever seen”.
The FBT installation range will be a key initial focus for Audio Brands and includes the Project series (for café’s, pubs and the like), the Shadow series of IP rated outdoor speakers (including an outdoor line array), as well as the MLA and DLA digitally steered column speakers.
Additionally, the self-powered Mitus and Vertus line arrays offer outstanding performance for their size and should be popular with both installation and production companies. “We are very much looking forward to introducing these great products to our customers” said Don.
To complete the signal chain, Audio Brands is also offering a range of power amplifiers, self-powered speakers, stands, cables and general audio accessories under the Kempton brand. As more brands are added to the company, Audio Brands will achieve its goal of being a true ‘solutions shop’ for their contracting and pro audio customers.