Independent power amp manufacturers CAMCO GmbH and Ashly Audio Inc. have teamed up together in the USA to offer a single comprehensive catalogue of amplification and signal processing products, backed by an adventurous approach to technological innovation.

From August 1, 2005, Ashly Audio is stepping into the role of North American importer and distributor of CAMCO amplifier products, a union of boutique brands from opposite sides of the Atlantic which bucks the recent trend of large corporate marriages. The CAMCO range of power amplifiers and networkable DSP products dovetails comfortably with the Ashly Audio portfolio.

CAMCO International Sales Director Mick Anderson is struck by the enthusiasm of the Ashly Audio team, led by CEO Dave Parse. "This is the first time Ashly has taken on representation of a third-party product line," says Anderson, "and there are many reasons why it is such a mutually beneficial arrangement. Not only does Ashly Audio have an excellent skills base, but it also has a philosophy which truly interlocks with CAMCO's own. On a practical level, Ashly has a strong presence in the sound contracting market, and the tools to expand it using elements of the CAMCO range: in turn, top-end products like CAMCO's Vortex Series high-power pro amplifiers will provide Ashly's sales network with access to new markets in professional touring."

"I am thrilled that Ashly has the opportunity to increase our level of involvement with a company of such high caliber," says Ashly Audio CEO Dave Parse. "With this new exclusive United States distribution agreement with CAMCO, Ashly will be able to effectively expand CAMCO's presence in the professional sound marketplace."

Ashly Audio will present the CAMCO range for the first time at the fall AES in New York City, October 7-10.