High resolution audio specialists Astell&Kern appoints Armour Home Electronics as UK distributor

Hertfordshire, UK Leading audio distributor Armour Home Electronics is now responsible for distributing Astell&Kern’s award-winning range of high-performance audio products across specialist and mainstream retail channels in the UK.  As a global leader in portable and home high-resolution audio products, Astell&Kern will join Armour Home Electronics’ expanding third-party distribution portfolio of complementary, leading audio brands.

As both a distributor and manufacturer Armour Home Electronics has a long-standing and successful track record of high-profile audio distribution, alongside a rich heritage in audio innovation. Today, the company owns five audio brands including Q Acoustics, QED, Systemline, Audica and Goldring, as well as distributing Grado headphones and iFi audio products in the UK.

World renowned Astell&Kern design and manufacture best-in-class high resolution portable audio players and headphones so music fans can enjoy studio-quality music wherever they are. Its range of award-winning models, including the latest A&ultima SP2000 and KANN CUBE portable players, are opening up new markets that Armour Home Electronics will look to penetrate, utilising its extensive network of contacts across specialist and mainstream retail channels to help bring Astell&Kern’s products to a wider audience.

Dave Jang, Leader of Device Business Team at Astell&Kern, commented: “We reviewed a number of strong businesses before selecting our new distribution partner for the UK.  Armour Home offer exceptional in house marketing combined with a strong proven dealer account management and support team. We feel confident that Armour will support the future growth aspirations of our UK business.” 

Chris Emerson, Sales Director at Armour Home, commented: “The continued emergence of high-profile, high resolution audio streaming and digital download services show there is an appetite from consumers to hear studio-quality audio, whether listening at home or on-the-move. This is the perfect time to be partnering with one of the leaders in high-resolution audio systems and playback, Astell&Kern. The company’s innovative, high-performance product range has a synergy with our own brands and perfectly matches the requirements of our UK retail partners.”

Retailers in the UK should direct Astell&Kern product enquiries to Jack Fox, Regional Sales Director – Armour Home:


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About Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern was established in 2012 in Seoul, Korea and is owned by Dreamus (formerly known as iRiver) a 21 year old company also based in Seoul, Korea. The company design and engineer best-in class high resolution audio devices for the playback of MQS studio-quality audio. Combining design and engineering excellence, craftsmanship and high quality materials with state-of-the-art audio technology, Astell&Kern’s range of portable music players, headphones and home audio system deliver audio quality without compromise.

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About Armour Home Electronics

Formed in 2003, Armour Home is a specialist manufacturer and distributor of audio, AV and multi-room equipment. Having separated from Armour Group plc and restructured its operations in 2015, Armour Home designs, develops and manufactures products under five owned brands – Q Acoustics, QED, Goldring, Audica and Systemline – alongside third-party distribution of Grado headphones and products made by iFi Audio.