Custom residential channel loudspeaker brand Triad Speakers Inc. is now the exclusive distributor of Amina Technologies products throughout the Americas. Larry Pexton, founder and CEO of Triad Speakers, and Richard Newlove, founder and managing director of Amina Technologies, will preside over the full Amina line under one roof at the 2015 CEDIA EXPO in Booth 4714.
“Richard and his company have been a remarkable supportive supplier of our Designer Series products,” Pexton said. “The relationship has been so good that we have made a long-term commitment to their full product line. Working together, Triad and Amina are developing important additions and improvements to the Amina products, and developing complementary subwoofers and subwoofer amplifiers for use alongside Amina panels. I am convinced the Amina panels are the best sounding products of their type on the market by a comfortable margin. I am planning to install them in my own living room.”
Founded in 1982, Triad is an international provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. Its offerings include front-channel, surrounds, subwoofers, and distributed audio speakers all via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall, and freestanding designs. More than 80 percent of the company’s products are manufactured daily at its Portland, OR headquarters in a lean, build-to-order manufacturing operation.
Established in 1999, Amina is marketed as the world’s first plaster-over-distributed mode loudspeaker (DML) company. Amina developed a line of passive speaker panel designs comprised of an aluminum frame, honeycomb core, and transducers. All of the components work in concert to create a vibrating element that produces sound waves. The panels mount between wall and ceiling studs in typical home construction. The paper skin covering of the core provides a high-bond surface for adhesion to plaster, drywall compound, mud skims, and veneer. Once covered and painted, the panels are invisible to the eye.
From its head office in the U.K., Amina has distributed its products in the U.S. market for more than 12 years via a direct relationship with the trade. In 2008, Triad began marketing its own line of invisible loudspeakers, developed and manufactured by Amina. In 2010, the two companies extended the relationship, allowing Triad to market its Designer Series to a limited number of territories outside North America. The two brands have operated in parallel with separate rep channels across the continent, and the two have continued to build a strong relationship as interest and awareness of the segment of the market continues to accelerate.
“Keith Vanderkley has been a great advocate of Amina products for many years, as well as a very capable design talent. We look forward to working even more closely with him," Pexton added.