Merging Technologies changes distribution in Germany


Press release | Puidoux, August 2017: Merging Technologies, manufacturers of MERGING+NADAC, MERGING+PLAYER and the forthcoming MERGING+POWER is delighted to announce that from the 1st of August, Edison Production Company will take over the distribution and support activities for these products in Germany. The move from Digital Audio Service in Hamburg to Edison is entirely amicable and Thomas Römann from das expressed the explicit wish to again concentrate exclusively on Merging Technologies professional products. Edison Production Company BV in Holland has been Merging’s high-end distributor in the Benelux since the introduction of the MERGING+NADAC, has established an excellent dealer network and has a tremendous reputation for technical and marketing support. Edison’s CEO, Bert van der Wolf, is a highly regarded tonmeister who was one of the main presenters in the ‘Musik grenzenlos’ demonstration room at the recent High End Munich show.
Ensuring that the handover is as smooth as possible, Digital Audio Service will continue as a dealer for the MERGING+ product range, which will be very helpful during the initial period of Edison getting to know the market and the partners operating in the territory. Edison will be participating in two major events in the autumn. First will be at the X-fi show in Veldhoven (NL) on the weekend of September 30th where there will be 5.1 demonstrations in collaboration with daudio and their fantastic speaker systems. Then during the weekend of October 21st there will a repeat of the performance of the Munich High End presentation at the Deutsche Hifi Tage in Darmstadt (D). These will also be 5.1 demonstrations in collaboration with ME Geithain speakers, our partners in Munich.
Bert van der Wolf will be doing something else rather unique in early August. He will take a MERGING+NADAC and the prototype MERGING+POWER to a vinyl disc cutting session, where it will be used as the DXD master source directly into the Direct Metal Cutting machine at the record plant. The recording was made on Merging’s Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation and features Bach’s Goldberg Variations in String trio arrangement played by Camerata RCO, players from the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. This was recorded by Bert last year and will demonstrate that NADAC is the ultimate DAC for delivering digital in its best form back to analogue.
In just under two years since the introduction of MERGING+NADAC, reviewers have universally praised the audio quality and the innovation of Merging Technologies. The inclusion of the Roon Core server to introduce the MERGING+PLAYER produces a product that is supremely easy to operate and offers all the high-resolution multichannel features of the original unit. Whilst this is one of the few products available that is capable of reproducing the many surround files now available, the stereo versions of both models more than compete with market-leading DACs that have been available for some years.
Commenting on the changes in German distribution, Merging’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Chris Hollebone, offered this perspective; “Bert van der Wolf is uniquely capable of representing the MERGING+ product range. He has tremendous experience in how to present premium products to discerning audiophiles, plus he has been making extremely high-quality recordings for many years. He has unparalleled experience in surround sound recording and reproduction and one of the best listening facilities in the world. He has been helping Merging to keep at the pinnacle of audio quality for many years and we are convinced that German dealers and customers will benefit from his knowledge and passion.”



Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 25 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first.
RAVENNA is a solution for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. RAVENNA is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability and is fully AES67 compatible. With a capacity of nearly 8 x MADI streams over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, it is also the first and only Layer-3 based IP audio protocol with full support for high-channel count DXD and DSD signals.
While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, install market and recording. Possible fields of application include (but are not limited to) in-house signal distribution in broadcasting houses, theatres, concert halls and other fixed installations, flexible setups at venues and live events, OB van support, inter-facility links across WAN connections and in production & recording applications.



For further information: to the Merging website

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