Loudspeaker systems and FPGA-based processing platforms specialist Outline has announced the appointment of Audio Effetti srl as exclusive distributor of its products in Italy.

Marco Medica and Giorgio BiffiWith 20 years’ experience, Genoa-based Audio Effetti is a leading distributor of professional equipment to the theatre audio, video and lighting sectors, also providing consultancy for the design of professional and special systems and after-sales assistance.

‘We’re particularly proud of having acquired the distribution of this historic Italian brand, which continues to make Italian-made products a rightful source of pride,’ says Audio Effetti MD, Marco Medica. ‘As well as the well-known loudspeaker and line array systems, for which Outline is respected at international level, we were impressed by the Newton device, following an in-depth demo at the company’s Brescia headquarters.

‘More specifically, we realised that even small- and medium-sized rental firms can solve numerous problems by using this unit. It’s comparable to a Swiss Army knife – there’s nothing it can’t do, and with top grade audio quality. In fact, Newton represents the link between consoles – whether analogue or digital – and audio systems, facilitating format conversion.

‘It is obvious that Newton greatly facilitates system engineers’ work, reducing the time required for logistics and cabling and handling everything with a single software program. Moreover, a device based on FPGA technology opens a gateway to the future, and, in our opinion, this is an opportunity that technicians won’t want to miss.

‘The average rental firm benefits from the simultaneous presence of several interfaces, without having to decide in advance which to choose; this enables to handle unexpected events (for example, streaming audio to a production desk or handling last-minute input signals by means of an AuxMixer, without wasting further processed channels).

‘With 216 input channels and 216 output channels, 12 different audio interfaces (analogue/digital/networking), completely independent management of 15 different clock sources, with the most advanced backup strategies for both signals and clocks, with the uniqueness and surgical precision of the Wfir (Warped Fir – an Outline patent) filters, GPIO and RS485 ports for user-friendly use even with less evolved systems or set-ups, and four 1Gbit Ethernet network ports for advanced integration in leading edge contexts, Newton also meets the most demanding requirements of large rental firms and, above all, festivals. Thanks to the transparent, crystal-clear asynchronous and synchronous converters, Newton can effortlessly synchronize the various types of signals, avoiding glitches or other undesirable issues, all with imperceptible latency. There are in fact many other functions that can be carried out by Newton...but we prefer to wait and present them at our Road Shows.’
Outline CEO Giorgio Biffi adds: ‘Outline has enormous potential in countless markets, all we need are excellent distributors to help us to put it to use.

‘We are very pleased to begin this collaboration with Audio Effetti, a company with well-proven experience in the distribution sector, and well organised in terms of infrastructure and managerial ability. There are all the necessary ingredients to ensure our brand’s widespread diffusion in an area that is as strategic for us as Italy.

‘As well as investing in human resources specifically dedicated to the sound reinforcement sector, initiatives in the field, such as Road Shows, are remarkably valuable assets. Welcome to the Outline family, Audio Effetti.’

More: www.outline.it

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