Harman Dump Advanced Audio, Convoy Snare Levison & Revel Brands
Samsung owned sound Company Harman, has dumped Sydney based sound Company Advanced Audio with the appointment of Convoy to distribute their Mark Levison and Revel brands in Australia.
The appointment comes 12 months after Convey lost the rights to the Bowers and Wilkins sound range. ChannelNews understands that under the management of Advanced Audio, who recently saw the sales director on KEF Michael De Meglio quit to join Bizisoft.
Mark Levison is one of the worlds “great” sound architects. In 1972, Levinson cracked the code of pure audio playback with hand-built stereo components that overcame every known limitation on sound reproduction.
Since then, he and Harman have gone on to produce some of the world’s best products.
According to insiders, Harman felt that at Advanced Audio the brand was lost with little sales or marketing representation.
Geoff Mathews the CEO of Convoy says that he is intent on changing this with a new range set to be rolled out in Australia from both Revel and Mark Levison.
Convoy a 50-year-old audio distribution Company has been responsible for the Australian success for of some of the biggest audio brands in the world including such brands as Nakamichi, TDK, Hitachi, Accuphase, McIntosh, Systemdek, Bluesound, Harman/Kardon, Bowers and Wilkins, Monster Cable, Beats by Dr Dre, Sol Republic, Lexicon, NAD, JBL, Cary Audio and IsoAcoustics.
“We have moulded, cherished and cared for these brands to make them highly desirable, household names.
“Some are still with us and others have moved on” said Matthews.
Convoy supports their brand portfolio and customer requirements as defined in our Mission Statement: ‘We deliver the best products with easy and friendly operation that work a
Both the Levison and Revel brands are supported by their parent -Harman International who Convoy has a long and successful partnership with since 1987.
Roger Ross, Sales Manager for Harman Luxury Audio in APAC said he was delighted to see long-time partner Convoy taking on these two iconic Brands in Australia.
Convoy said that they expect to see products from both Revel Loudspeakers and Mark Levinson appearing in selected sales outlets in July 2018.
The new 2018 Lexus GS 5-litre V-8 features Mark Levison speakers