ASL Group Acquires Naim North America

ASL Group (formerly known as Audiophile Systems Ltd.) announced December 19 that it had acquired Naim North America, the US distributor of Naim Audio and NaimNet, a deal that strengthens both ASL and Naim NA. Naim Audio's CEO Paul Stephenson said, "It's like going home, since we originally were distributed by Audiophile Systems when we first moved into the US."

All key US Naim employees will become ASL employees and Chris Koster and Chris West continue to handle sales and general support issues. Dave Dever and Pat Flanagan will still administer technical support and service and will relocate to ASL group headquarters in Indianapolis. Logistics—including billing, shipping, service, and all other administrative matters—will move to Indianapolis be and absorbed by the ASL Group in 2009.

NaimNet, Naim’s distributed-audio solution, based on the NetStreamsTM IP-connected platform, delivers multi-room audio, integrating with lighting, HVAC, security systems, and video with NetStreams' built-in DigiLinXTM interface. Stephenson said, "The Naim USA and NaimNet USA teams combined with the greater resources of ASL is a dream combination. Both have customer service and support as a primary objective so the fit with Naim is perfect."

Tony Gregory, co-founder and CEO of ASL Group said, "now dealers can confidently integrate the best audiophile level products into their projects and systems proposals for high-end clientele who want and can afford the best. And on top of getting the finest sound and performance, clients get to say, 'Bentley and I have the same world-class tastes in sound.'"

Bentleychose Naim as its high-performance car audio system supplier.

Chris Koster, vide-president of sales for Naim Audio NA said, "It’s all good. ASL Group gives our brand and products a visibility edge with the best high performance dealers in the country. And combining resources makes our service and dealer support even stronger. We’re very excited to be working at the ASL Group."

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, ASL Group has a 30-year history as a distributor of high-performance audio and home-theater products. Founded by Tony Gregory and the late Gary Warzin, ASL Group provides award-winning sales, service, and support to a first-rate dealer network specialized in presenting products from Burmester, Cambre, Nottingham, and Qsonix, and now (again) Naim Audio, NaimNet,. For additional information, visit: www.aslgroup.com or telephone (317) 841-4100.

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