TransAudio Group has announced that it will distribute Indian-made Sonodyne loudspeakers to the U.S. market. Sonodyne’s initial offerings include self-powered studio nearfield monitors with five-, six-an-a-half-, and eight-inch woofers, as well as a subwoofer and a bass-management system.
Ashoke Mukherjee founded Sonodyne in the late 1960s, and business has steadily increased. Today, the company benefits from more than 40 engineers and technicians handling research and development in two manufacturing locations (Mumbai and Kolkata) spanning over 100,000 square feet.
Recently, Mukherjee earned the “Electronics Man of the Year Award” from India’s Electronics for You magazine. His son, Anindya Mukherjee, now helps to lead the company in the new century. Listeners in Europe and Asia have remarked on the “high detailing” of the Sonodyne speakers, something that is usually found only in significantly more expensive products.
“Despite the onslaught of cheap, new brands flooding the U.S., finally a manufacturer comes along that’s unique and above the rest. Sonodyne is a different kind of company, from its entrepreneur inventor ownership to its commitment to high-end performance,” states Brad Lunde, found of the TransAudio Group. “After extensive testing of Sonodyne monitors with our high-end L.A. and Nashville clients, we are impressed. The active SM 50Ak and SM 100Ak compact monitors offer a balance of virtues not currently available in the U.S. at this price point. It is no wonder Sonodyne is doing extremely well internationally. In comparison tests, they come out on top.”
Sonodyne monitors are designed with cabinets with heavy die cast aluminum to minimize enclosure resonances. Drivers include Sonodyne’s proprietary Kevlar woofers. Bi-amplification is accomplished with in-house built large power supply analog amplifiers with lots of headroom. Every monitor is tested and documented for frequency response, distortion, noise, and polar response.
The next wave of products will be tri-amplified near and mid field monitors with digital inputs, DSP, and analog amplifiers with a wood aluminum composite enclosure. Expected release date for these products is at Messe in Frankfurt.
TransAudio Group invites NAMM attendees to visit booth #6945 and meet Anindya Mukherjee from Sonodyne and listen to a demo.