Sound Devices, a provider of audio mixers, audio recorders and video recorders, has acquired Audio Limited, a UK manufacturer and developer of wireless microphone systems. Audio Ltd., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, will continue to operate out of its Watford, UK offices with Kishore Patel and Lee Stone continuing as Managing Director and Technical Director, respectively.
Beginning in February 2018, Sound Devices will distribute Audio Ltd’s A10 Digital Wireless Microphone System in North America. Audio Ltd. began distributing Sound Devices products in the UK on January 1, 2018.
Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, said, “We have long admired Audio Ltd. While working with their developers to implement SuperSlot compatibility on the A10 (digital wireless microphone system), we came away impressed with their leading-edge digital RF technology. Audio Ltd’s long heritage of making great performing gear matches Sound Devices ethos.”
Audio Ltd. began in 1963 making radio microphone systems for the film and television markets. Audio Ltd. systems have been used on numerous feature films, including the 1968 feature 2001: A Space Odyssey and Oscar-winning features such as Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan and Titanic. Audio Ltd. wireless is presently used on numerous major projects, including multiple award-winning dramatic TV series. Design and engineering of RF products remain in the Watford, UK offices.