Taken from TapeOp issue #101 (and if you don't subscribe to TapeOp, you damn well should!)
AwTAC (Awesome Transistor Amplifier Company) of New York is quickly proving itself as a manufacturer with high standards. Since the introduction of its Channel Amplifier [Tape Op #93] three years ago and their Panner module (which adds a stereo- panning summing bus to the L/C/R bus in the Channel Amplifier, or works as a standalone panning/summing bus to turn select 500-series racks into summing mixers, one channel at a time), the guys at AwTAC have been busy applying their "no sonic compromises" design philosophy to their new 500- series format Channel Compressor.
You made it! Welcome to Federal Audio's new webstore
Up to this point in time, Federal Audio has been a distributor suppling a range of dealers across Australia with pro audio products from ADAM Audio, Lindell Audio and Miktek. My aims have always been to supply those brands at price parity (or as close as I can) to overseas pricing whilst supporting my dealers with the best backup I can give.
The original idea for the webstore was an outlet for the new ADAM Audio GTC and ADAM Audio ARTist ranges so I could bring to these to the Australian market at the most competitive price possible. These superbly engineered speakers are in a premium price bracket but by avoiding a dealer margin means that they are available in Australia for slightly cheaper than what is available through US suppliers (by the time you factor in currencies, shipping, customs and GST etc) making them an exciting proposition for Australian customers .
But as I was setting up this ADAM online outlet, around me many pro audio retailers and distributors across Australia began culling their lines or closing their doors and it became clear that the funky pro audio stuff that I also have particular love for, those niché products made by smaller boutique manufactures, are products that are now being overlooked by retailers and as such, will be missed by Australian audio professionals so I felt compelled to stick my hand up and bring some of these brands to Australian shores.
Aside from long time Federal brands ADAM, Miktek, Lindell, Ardan and explorAudio I've also added Måag, AwTAC and Mothmic but there's a long list to follow so watch for announcements here or on the Federal Audio Facebook page.
Plus, I'm also going to be doing one off specials in very limited quantities of other brands that I don't stock. You can find them on the "Specials/Clearance" page so keep an eye on that. Most will be random 500 series modules but I've got some microphones and 19" outboard planned. And if there's anything in particular you're trying to find or need assistance for any Federal Audio product, please email firstname.lastname@example.org