Our friends at Kii Audio have told us that they opening a new US office in response to the growing demand for Kii Audio products from US audio professionals and recording studios.
Kii Audio have turned to the highly respected industry veteran Tony Cariddi. Until recently Tony was Integrated Marketing Leader for Content Solutions, Industry Relations and Cinema Products at Dolby Laboratories having previously held marketing positions at Avid, Digidesign, and Apogee Electronics. Especially during his time at Avid, Tony was a very good friend of the blog.
Kii Audio intends that the new US office will deliver best-in-industry support to Kii dealers, as well as provide first-class artist relations to audio professionals and studios.
Grace Design No Longer US Distributors For Kii Audio
This development also marks an end to the distribution arrangement with Grace Design. Doug Wood, on behalf of Grace Design, told us…
“Kii is an innovative company with exceptional products and a strong team in all phases of their business. All of us at Grace Design are happy that we could play a role in introducing Kii Audio to customers on this side of the pond. It’s now time for us to step back from our distribution duties and hand this back to Kii directly. For Kii Audio customers who purchased products through a dealer during the distribution period, Grace will continue to provide service.”
Chris Reichardt, Kii Audio CEO told us...
“We have been delighted with the response to Kii Three since launching just a couple of years ago and appreciate the work done by Grace Design. It is now clear we need a presence in the US to ensure both dealers and customers are supported during our ambitious growth plans in the next few years. Tony Cariddi is widely respected in the pro audio industry, and we know many will be delighted by his appointment.”
Tony Cariddi, Kii Audio North America Brand Manager continues…
“Kii Audio is one of the few innovators in the pro and hi-fi speaker market driving monumental improvements in the field. I’m thrilled to support this smart and passionate team by increasing their accessibility and exposure in the US market. Invariably when audio pros and audiophiles have the opportunity to hear the Kii THREE speakers they are blown away —now we can make that opportunity happen more than ever before.”
What We Think About Kii Audio Monitors
Our own Julian Rodgers when he reviewed a pair of Kii Three monitors said…
“In terms of what I thought about the Kii Threes. They sound jaw-droppingly amazing. I should mention that after I’d been listening for an hour Russ noticed that I’d been in low latency mode. The higher latency setting makes the crossover phase linear but at the expense of latency, the low latency setting is for tracking. So I hadn’t even been listening to these speakers at their best!”
You can read more about the Kii THREE monitors in Julian’s Review where he asked “Kii THREE Monitors - Do They Really Live Up To The Hype?