Martin Audio has appointed RM Audio, specialist provider of sound, lighting, video and staging equipment for the live events industry, as its new Greek distributor.
RM Audio / Ressou Bros Co was founded by Marinos and Michalis Ressos in 2006 and today they run the business, based in Moschato, Athens, with Giannikos Pavlos and Giorgos Kapolas.
Speaking of the excitement generated by the new brand acquisition, Kapolas said: “It is well known that Martin Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of speakers, with a history of innovation that has changed the history of the live concert industry and music in general.
“Unfortunately, in recent times the brand has been missing from the Greek market and so we contacted them, setting out our vision of Martin Audio to [EMEA Sales Manager] Brad Watson, and the opportunities that exist in Greece to get Martin Audio back as the first choice of sound professionals again.”
He continued: “Whether we are dealing with concert coverage via MLA or installing CDD5s, as we have recently in one of the most famous cocktail bars in Paros, there is something for all applications. Thanks to these series and others, we can meet the needs of professionals and at the same time strengthen our network of dealers, rental partners and installers.”
RM Audio wasted no time in backing up their belief by showcasing Martin Audio’s portfolio, deploying a variety of systems across multiple stages at the inaugural edition of ADD 2018, Athens’ long-awaited contemporary dance music festival, which took place in June 2018.
The company also placed a large order for a Martin Audio system that includes WPC, monitors, iKON amps, CDD — both for their own rental stock and as a demo system. The iKON amplifier racks have been designed to drive Martin Audio’s new SXH218 subwoofers in bridged mode.
RM Audio has already supported Martin Audio webinars, and in person at exhibitions while in September they will attend the manufacturer’s open day. “Any help we need, we know Martin Audio’s specialists are always on hand to share their knowledge with us,” said Kapolas.
Speaking of the appointment, Martin Audio’s EMEA Account Manager, Brad Watson, stated: “We’re delighted to welcome RM Audio to the Martin Audio family. Their passion and knowledge for the sector are well respected in Greece and we believe they will be able to maximise the portfolio as they have already demonstrated with this stunning opening event.”
Kapolas concluded: “Although it is still early, the results are already clear, which makes us highly optimistic about strengthening Martin Audio’s position in the PA industry.”