HARMAN and IMP announce distribution partnership

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group and IMP have announced that they have entered into a new distribution partnership. With immediate effect, IMP is HARMAN’s distribution partner for the JBL Architectural speaker range in the UK custom install market.

IMP was founded in 1984 when it operated primarily in the marine market – the IMP abbreviation derives from International Marine Products – however, the company has grown substantially and now also covers the residential space. This new collaboration sees IMP integrate its UK distribution expertise with JBL’s Architectural line.

The JBL Architectural line is one of the world’s most finely tuned speaker offerings, according to te maker, fusing the US-based maker’s sound with carefully considered, custom install-appropriate features. The JBL Architectural range comprises an extensive range of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers for a multitude of cinema and multiroom audio applications. IMP will also distribute a range of JBL’s extreme climate speakers and the US maker’s state-of-the-art invisible speakers.

The current JBL Architectural line-up includes:

• JBL B series – entry-level in-ceiling and in-wall speakers, features include zero-bezel grilles

• JBL Conceal series – the ‘most advanced invisible loudspeakers available’

• JBL Stage series – modern, home-stereo/home theatre speakers at accessible prices

• JBL Stage XD – works indoors and outdoors, features IP67-rated weatherised waterproof enclosures

• JBL Studio 2 series – architectural audio, veiled, paintable, zero-bezel profile

• JBL Studio 6 – in-ceiling and in-wall models offering flexible fixing orientations 

“We are very excited to announce this partnership with IMP,” says Scott Campbell, Director of Sales, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “JBL has a long heritage of delivering class-leading installation products, and I am positive our new partnership with IMP will allow the brand to grow across residential and marine CI channels in the UK.”

Darren Bown, Managing Director at IMP, comments, “IMP is extremely proud to become the exclusive UK distributor for the JBL Architectural range to the residential and marine markets. JBL is an iconic international brand renowned for its innovation and superior sound quality. The addition of these products further enhances the IMP product range, and we are excited to offer these in the UK for the first time.”

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group is currently exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023. Visit its stand (2H450) in Hall 2 to view the group’s install-focused products, including the JBL Architectural range.

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