Adding another boost to its audiophile cred, Almo Professional A/V, which in April 2018 launched its Sound Options audio sourcing and sound engineering program, announces that it’s now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Ecler Audio Products.
Based in Barcelona, Ecler Audio Products is a well-established provider of premium and professional audio products and the Almo partnership has it entering the U.S. market for the first time in its five-decade-plus history.
Distributor Almo Pro A/V now offers the complete line of Ecler speakers, audio players, matrixes, amplifiers and audio accessories to its partners. They’ll be on display at spring stops for the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour in Chicago in March and Los Angeles in April.
Indeed, the Ecler products will be part of Almo Pro A/V’s Sound Options program.
Why Ecler Audio Products?
Almo Professional A/V is excited about the opportunity to bring Ecler Audio Products to the U.S. market.
“Ecler is a respected global audio company entering the U.S. market for the first time in its 53-year history,” says Rob Ziv, director of business development, Almo Professional A/V.
“Almo is the only distributor with the capacity and expertise necessary to bring this revered brand to the U.S. market,” Ziv says.
“The combination of Ecler and Almo together creates a unique opportunity for Pro AV integrators to access the audio quality, product mix, support, price points, and business model needed to compete for projects across multiple vertical markets.”
Meanwhile, Ziv adds, Almo Pro A/V is in a unique position to amplify Ecler’s brand in the U.S. market.
“Almo is the only distributor with the capacity and expertise necessary to bring this revered brand to the U.S. market,” Ziv says. “Since Almo is the exclusive source for Ecler in North America, integrators can recommend the audio brand with confidence knowing their install base includes global roll-outs for end-users such as Cartier, Bulgari, and Burberry, along with countless corporate spaces, houses of worship, sporting venues, hotels, bars, and restaurants.”
It’s a good fit for Ecler, as well, says Ramón Macías, sales area manager for Ecler Audio Products “Almo is one of the most reputable AV distribution companies in the U.S. with an excellent customer base and a strong national presence,” he says. “Our companies share mutual values, such as customer service, innovation and the importance of making a positive and impactful contribution to the business success of our customers.”
Macias expects that the accessibility of Ecler products through Almo Pro A/V will bring the U.S. Pro AV community new options for their projects. “We are proud of our European origin and our tradition of investing a significant portion of our earnings into R&D so we can offer an extensive, sustainable product line for full audio installations.”
What Ecler Audio Products Will Almo Pro A/V Distribute?
As part of the distribution agreement, all Ecler speakers, audio players, matrixes, amplifiers and accessories are available through Almo Pro A/V, according to a press release by the distributor. These include:
- TRAIL Loudspeakers. A three-inch lamp style loudspeaker cabinet, featuring an installation system that is compatible with ceiling light rails, surface mounts, truss mounts and more. The one-of-a-kind design integrates perfectly into retail and other environments.
- High Impedance Amplifiers. Compact amplifiers with RS232 control and different power outputs, including low and high impedance eMOTUS loudspeakers. They are passive (IP65 outdoor) or active speakers that include a Bluetooth connection and stylish design.
- MIMO1212SG Matrixes: A 12 input/12 output digital audio matrix that is fully programmable through EclerNet Manager software, with real signal routing from any input to any output.
- eMIMO1616 Matrixes: A digital audio matrix with 16 input/16 output analog channels. Includes the option of eight remote ports to connect to monitoring wall panels and send audio to all zones. Includes a web server and a standard web navigator without the need to install additional software. Also allows control through a smartphone or tablet at no extra cost using the Ecler Pilot Application.