Armour Home Electronics is now responsible for distributing Astell&Kern’s range of audio products across specialist and mainstream retail channels in the UK. As a global leader in portable and home high resolution audio products, Astell&Kern will join Armour Home Electronics’ expanding third-party distribution portfolio of complementary audio brands.
As both a distributor and manufacturer, Armour Home Electronics has a long-standing and successful track record of audio distribution, alongside a rich heritage in audio innovation.
Today, the company owns five audio brands including Q Acoustics, QED, Systemline, Audica and Goldring, as well as distributing Grado headphones and iFi audio products in the UK.
Astell&Kern designs and manufactures high resolution portable audio players and headphones so music fans can enjoy studio-quality music wherever they are. Its range of award-winning models, including the latest A&ultima SP2000 and KANN CUBE portable players, are opening up new markets that Armour Home Electronics will look to penetrate, utilising its network of contacts across specialist and mainstream retail channels to help bring Astell&Kern’s products to a wider audience.
Dave Jang, Leader of Device Business Team at Astell&Kern, comments, “We reviewed a number of strong businesses before selecting our new distribution partner for the UK. Armour Home offers exceptional in house marketing combined with a strong proven dealer account management and support team. We feel confident that Armour will support the future growth aspirations of our UK business.”
Chris Emerson, Sales Director at Armour Home, adds, “The continued emergence of high-profile, high resolution audio streaming and digital download services show there is an appetite from consumers to hear studio-quality audio, whether listening at home or on-the-move. This is the perfect time to be partnering with one of the leaders in high-resolution audio systems and playback, Astell&Kern. The company’s innovative, high-performance product range has a synergy with our own brands and perfectly matches the requirements of our UK retail partners.”