Tuesday, October 17, 2006



SAN FRANCISCO, October 5,2006 —Summit Audio Inc., a leading manufacturer, designer and distributor of high-end signal processing equipment, has announced an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement with Lauten Audio. Under the terms of the new agreement, Summit Audio will serve as the sole distributor in the United States for the Santa Clara, California-based company ’ s entire microphone line, including the all-new Horizon microphone. The two companies will display their product lines at AES 2006 in booth #1107.

“Most people know my company for manufacturing and designing the latest in signal processing gear,” states Erik Papp, president of Summit Audio, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. “However, we also have mature distribution and marketing capabilities thanks to our extensive experience and strong relationships in the industry. We are excited about Lauten Audio ’s product line, specifically their Horizon and Oceanus microphones. Lauten is using technology that has never been used before in audio, and we think engineers are going to really fall in love with their microphones.”

Lauten Audio ’ s first commercially available product, the Horizon cardioid tube microphone, is an optimal combination of components that include an NOS military-grade tube and a high-performance transformer. In addition, the microphone sports an internally shock-mounted large-diaphragm capsule and a two-step -10dB and -20dB pad, which results in very high SPL capabilities.

“We have been working in various capacities with Erik for the past couple years, and trust Summit Audio ’s capabilities in the industry,” says Brian Loudenslager, founder of Lauten Audio. “I wanted someone to represent us that fully understands the nuances and technology of our microphones. Not only that, we know that Summit Audio believes in our products as much as we do and will leverage their connections to put us in the best possible position to succeed.”

About Summit Audio, Inc.:
Founded in 1979,Summit Audio, Inc. has always strived to develop innovative pro audio products that were carefully designed and constructed with the end-user ’ s need in mind. The Gardnerville, NV-based company has continued to evolve for more than 25 years, and continues to raft sonically brilliant products to the most exacting standards, utilizing expert human ears and the best-available test equipment. Current clients include ABC, NBC, Clair Brothers Audio/ShowCo, dB Sound Image, Capitol Records, Sony Sound Studios, with product geared for use in live sound, studio recording, broadcast, and live theater venues across the world.

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