IMPORT, LLC IS AWARDED EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO THE ICONIC
WHARFEDALE LOUDSPEAKER BRAND IN THE U.S.A.
Sound Import, LLC to expand Wharfedale’s presence in
the U.S. market while capitalizing on Wharfedale’s 75 year history
as a leading manufacturer of dynamic loudspeakers —
CEDIA Expo, Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2010 — IAG (International
Audio Group) announces the appointment of Sound Import, LLC in Hopedale,
Massachusetts, as their exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale
brand of dynamic loudspeakers. The announcement was made by Walter
Schofield (Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Sound Import)
and further underscores IAG’s commitment to the U.S. market
and the Wharfedale range of loudspeakers. As part of the new distribution
agreement, industry veteran Walter Schofield, formerly with Mark Levinson,
will head up sales and marketing, while Bob Springston, formerly VP
of Finance with IAG America, will be responsible for operations.
be associated with yet another venerable brand is a true blessing
for me,” stated Walter Schofield. “We feel Wharfedale
manufactures superior-performance products, at very reasonable price
points, that will attract the attention of dealers looking to differentiate
themselves from the usual suspects. Outside of their excellent audio
reproduction, one thing that sets Wharfedale apart from other speaker
manufacturers is that every component in every speaker, right down
to the screws and crossover components within the crossovers, is built
in our factory so we have total control from design to final finish.
This attention to detail provides a new level of consistency from
speaker to speaker, ensuring that each model will perform exactly
the way it was designed.”
multiple acoustic engineering advancements, Wharfedale offers a wide
assortment within multiple series of loudspeakers to deliver a new
class of sonic performance for home theater, music and architectural
applications. Developed for multiple room environments and applications,
the line includes over 60 new speaker models with subwoofers, floor
standing towers, bookshelves, center channels, surrounds, high-style
slim “decorator friendly” series and in-wall/ceiling solutions,
providing resellers with a wide range of solutions for their clients’
home entertainment needs. The Wharfedale line of speakers provides
the final solution to complete the ultimate home entertainment experience.
on their appointment as exclusive U.S. distributor, Bob Springston
echoed Schofield’s remarks: “We are proud to be associated
with such a pedigreed manufacturer that offers products at the pinnacle
of the price/performance category. We will work diligently to position
Wharfedale as the “go-to” brand of loudspeakers in the
Import will distribute the following Wharfedale series of speakers:
– Entry-level music/home theater series with beveled cabinets
and polypropylene drivers.
– The most recognizable of all Wharfedale speaker series, with
curved cabinets, Kevlar drivers, patented cone surrounds that break
up standing waves, simple, high quality crossovers and rigid, acoustically-inert
cabinets. From bookshelf speakers to sound Bars, this series has it
– High gloss, piano finish in slim, architect- and designer-friendly
cabinets that are wall-mountable or freestanding. Home Theater and
Music enthusiasts will appreciate the versatility and simple, elegant
appearance of this series, as well as the dynamic, open, crystal-clear
sound via inverted aluminum dome drivers and soft dome tweeters.
– Real wood veneers, excellent dynamics and cohesion across
the frequency range are trademarks of the EvoII series. Resin-impregnated
raw Kevlar, soft dome tweeters, inert, resonance-free enclosures and
proprietary motor/driver assemblies result in audiophile sound quality
without breaking the bank.
– The ultimate loudspeakers designed for exceptional accuracy
and a scale of presentation and dynamics beyond that possible from
conventional high-fidelity loudspeakers, primarily due to the volume
of air being displaced from the in-house-designed and -built drive
units; their speed of response; and agility under pressure. Carbon-fiber
bass drivers, unique, in-house-built soft dome midranges and lightweight/high-strength
tweeter voice coils for extended and precise high-frequency response
round out this complete music and home theater series.
more information on additional products, please visit www.wharfedale.co.uk.
more information in the U.S. on the complete range of Wharfedale loudspeakers,
Schofield, Sound Import, LLC,
press information, please contact:
stop by and visit us at Wharfedale Booth # 730 at CEDIA 2010
at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA