Harman Luxury Audio and CUK Group have announced a new commercial partnership. With immediate effect, CUK is the exclusive United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI) distributor for JBL Synthesis, covering all market sectors. 

Stuart Thomson, Managing Director at CUK GROUP, states, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to develop the world-famous JBL Synthesis brand in the UK and Ireland. As the original line of high-end home cinema sound systems from the early 1990s, JBL Synthesis engineering has evolved to offer today’s cinema designers a truly versatile choice of high-performance architectural speakers, timbre-matched for discreet, dynamic and complete object-based immersive sound in a wide range of environments including the largest dedicated private cinema and media room projects. 

“Drawing from its commercial heritage, JBL Synthesis meticulously designs, tests, and evaluates its speakers to work seamlessly together and offer the data required to meet RP-22 recommendations. As part of CUK’s heightened support and training, we will showcase two Certified JBL Synthesis systems at our new demonstration facility at Ascot.”

Founded in 2005 by Managing Director Stuart Thomson, CUK is one of the UK’s most successful and innovative audio, video and control product distributors. 

East Kilbride-based CUK offers customers value-added services via a highly qualified team of channel managers and support staff commanding a wide breadth of experience encompassing all aspects of the audio industry, including commercial audio visual, leisure, live music, voice alarm and security, conferencing, recording, broadcast and residential AV.

LtR Scott Campbell, Stuart Thomson, Richard Trotter and Phillip Roe

LtR Scott Campbell, Stuart Thomson, Richard Trotter and Phillip Roe

“This is an exciting announcement for all,” adds Scott Campbell, Director of Sales, Harman Luxury Audio. “We have full confidence in CUK’s abilities to help take the JBL Synthesis line to market and, ultimately, into our customers’ homes and premises. We are excited about working closely with the CUK team and look forward to an extremely successful partnership.”

Harman Luxury Audio comprises five prestigious brands from the Harman stable, including JBL Synthesis. 

With a lineage that can be traced back to the earliest days of cinema sound, JBL Synthesis has become a global leader in immersive multichannel audio. 

In 1983, Lucasfilm selected JBL to develop the first commercial THX-licensed cinema speaker system. Today, the brand offers some of the most advanced multichannel audio systems available in the world — with the ability to scale from small, intimate spaces to the largest private home cinemas. 

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