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AXI Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Thermionic Culture

To distribute handmade valve audio products (March 21, 2005)

Audio Exchange International, Inc. (AXI) has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Thermionic Culture, manufacturer of handmade valve audio products. Under the new agreement, AXI will handle all sales and marketing of Thermionic Culture products throughout the U.S.

?Im pleased that AXI is now handling the U.S distribution of Thermionic Culture distribution, says Kevin Walker, marketing director for Unity Audio Limited, the parent company of Thermionic Culture. ?Ive known David Malekpour for a number of years and his team at AXI is so enthusiastic about Thermionic Culture. They really believe in the product and their professional approach will benefit everyone. I look forward to increasing the presence of Thermionic Culture products in America, as well as continuing the relationship with AXI for years to come.

AXI made sure the new agreement was off to a flying start supplying Dave Hampton, chief engineer at Paisley Park, (Princes studio) with a Phoenix; producers and engineers Jerry Harrison and Eric Thorngren, who are currently remixing The Talking Heads catalogue for surround, are now equipped with a Phoenix and a Culture Vulture; and Peter Katis, producer and engineer, is outfitted with a Phoenix, a Culture Vulture and an Early Bird.

?We are very excited about the new partnership with Thermionic Culture, says Chris Walsh, director of sales and marketing for AXI. ?Thermionic Culture is some of the finest tube gear made and is the perfect compliment to our existing products. Our professional team is eager to market and grow the Thermionic Culture line in the U.S.

About Thermionic Culture
Thermionic Culture was founded in 1999 by Vic Keary, recording industry veteran, and Jon Bailes, a designer in the electronic manufacturing industry. While Vic develops the circuit designs, Jon is responsible for the mechanical design, visual appearance and production engineering of the products. Nick Terry, who engineers on many current albums and singles, working recently with artists such as McAlmont & Butler, The Libertines, has brought invaluable aid to creating all valve equipment that other artists appreciate. The Culture Vulture product was inspired by Terry when working on such studio projects. Thermionic Culture is focused on producing the very best all valve design audio products. In this day and age of mass-produced solid-state audio equipment it's a refreshing change for a company to constantly strive for the ultimate all valve signal path.

About Audio Exchange International, Inc.
Audio Exchange International (AXI) is an international distribution company based in Rockland, MA. Each of the brands carried by AXI are chosen based on their market appeal, unique features, price/performance and ability to integrate into larger systems. Currently AXI handles distribution for WK Audio (ID Controller), Audient (Consoles, Microphone Preamps, Signal Processing and Monitoring Controllers), Resolution Audio Electronics (Microphone Preamps), LA Audio (Signal Processing and Monitoring Controllers) and Thermionic Culture (Micpres, Compressors and Processing).

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