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Sound Devices Announces Expansion Into Live Sound Market

Recently released products now have features for not only film and television applications but also for the global live sound market, with U.S. distribution by Group One Ltd.
Components in the Astral wireless family from Sound Devices.

Sound Devices, now part of the Audiotonix group and focused on the location sound marketplace for 25 years, has announced that its recently released products now have features that serve not only film and television applications but also serve the global live sound market.

As part of this expansion, Sound Devices has chosen Group One Limited (a fellow Audiotonix-group company) to be the exclusive distributor of its live sound products in the United States.

“Group One has a history of partnering with disruptive brands, like DiGiCo, KLANG, Austrian Audio, and Fourier Audio, whose innovation gives users more than they thought was possible,” says Sound Devices CEO Matt Anderson. “Sound Devices’ Astral wireless family, including the A20-SuperNexus receiver, is a gamechanger for the live sound market and we can’t wait to work with Group One to bring them this technology.”

New products that are now available for the location and live sound markets include new additions to the Astral wireless product family, such as the A20-SuperNexus wireless receiver with proprietary HexVersity, which provides up to 32 channels in a one-unit 19-inch rack; the A20-Opto expansion box that adds native Optocore audio I/O to interconnect DiGiCo consoles with A20-SuperNexus receivers; and the A20-Outpost-NL for remote-mounting NexLink antennae via Ethernet. In addition, the company states that it is currently developing more Astral-family products that will be released later this year.

“Sound Devices’ Astral-series wireless audio systems are a fitting complement to our existing list of audio brands, including DiGiCo, Calrec, and SSL,” states Group One president Bryan Bradley. “We are excited to bring this innovative family of wireless products to a new audience in the live sound market.”

The partnership with Group One relates only to Sound Devices’ live sound wireless audio products. The company will continue to sell its entire product portfolio through its existing roster of location sound resellers and distributors in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world.

“As we begin to offer more products to support location sound customers and gain traction with live events, houses of worship, the performing arts, tours, and other live productions,” says Anderson, “we’re excited to work with Group One, its talented sales team, and its broader network of dealers.”

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