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JDK's Record-Breaking Fall Sales

JDK's products have seen a huge increase in numbers this fall, making record-breaking sales over the last few months. From September to October, JDK saw an increase of over 250% and then another 129% from October to November, surpassing our goals and shattering previous numbers. JDK Sales did a great job and we would like to thank our dedicated customers!

And the Winners Are:

JDK Audio congratulates two lucky winners in the drawing for JDK gear at this year's AES in San Francisco. Emerging victorious from hundreds of entrants and proud owner of a new V10 Mic Preamp is Jason Ott of Grit City Studios in Tacoma, Washington. Equally happy (and equally lucky) is audio engineer Sam Pura, owner of The Panda Studio in Fremont California and winner of a JDK V12 Compressor. Our best wishes to both winners and thanks to all who entered!

Photo credit: British Grove Studios, Mark Knopfler.

Source celebrates API distribution deal at British Grove Studios

London — October 1st, 2012

Source Distribution celebrates its recent appointment as the API distributor for the UK and Ireland by holding a combined press and VIP event at Mark Knopfler's spectacular British Grove Studios in London.

Joining the Source team were API President Larry Droppa, Director of Sales Dan Zimbelman and Director of Engineering Jeffrey Bork — all of whom flew in from the USA especially for the event to treat the assembled audience of press and dealers to a short presentation covering the company history of API, its product development (and that of its subsidiary brand JDK) and an impressively long list of high profile users around the world. Additionally Droppa unveiled the release of two new JDK 500 series modular products — the V10 Microphone Preamplifier and the V12 Compressor.

Source's Director of Distributed Brands Howard Jones also took the opportunity to introduce new Pro Audio Product Specialist Andy Bensley, who has joined the Source team to promote API products and Source's other high end brands by offering a one-to-one demo service for both dealers and end users. Having installed a comprehensive API demo system in the live area of the studio, Bensley then took the opportunity to demonstrate the API 1608 console, 500 series modules and outboard products to visitors.

"The day was a huge success and just confirmed the reason we chose Source as a distribution partner," continued API's Droppa. "To fill one of London's premier studios with the cream of the UK recording industry is not an easy task, but Source has the connections and the marketing nous to pull it off. It's exactly that kind of proactive approach that we're looking for, and we're delighted with our choice of new distributor."

API and JDK Bid Fond Farewell and Best Wishes to Engineer Ross Penniman

All of us at API wish to express our deep thanks for years of service to Engineer Ross Penniman, who has made the admirable decision to return to college this fall and deepen his already formidable knowledge of electronics. Ross was a valuable member of API's R&D effort, is a talented design engineer and was no stranger to API's on-site service and ongoing large format console commissioning. We're confident he will emerge from school as even more of an engineering tour de force — best of luck Ross, and we'll miss you!

Did You Know – JDK's R24 has a Vintage History?

Just like all of the circuits in the JDK product line, the R24 Dual Channel Equalizer has a historical track record in the audio industry. In the late 1970's, a group of engineers split off from API and formed their own company called (confusingly enough) APSI. The company briefly produced consoles and modules, including an outstanding four band EQ called the 562 which has nearly disappeared over time. The circuits of this EQ can now be found in both the rack-mounted JDK R24, and the 500 series V14 version. It's another example of outstanding sonic integrity coupled with extraordinary value.

Pot Luck Conference

If you're planning to attend this year's Pot Luck Audio Conference (August 3 and 4) www.potluckconference.com being held at Tucson AZ's Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort, be sure to greet API's Mark Seman. Started originally as the Tape Op Audio Conference, the Pot Luck Con has gathered momentum and this year's event promises to be an ideal opportunity to meet a fascinating group of audio professionals that will include studio owners, engineers, producers, pro audio dealers, as well as folks from some of the top manufacturers of pro audio gear.

Mark will be representing both API and JDK at this valuable networking gathering and will be glad to chat with any and all about analog audio, mic pres, equalizers, compressors and mixing consoles.

See you in Tucson!

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