Professional audio & video manufacturers -- Sa to Sn.
Samay Electronics Chinese manufacturer of professional and sound reinforcement products including amplifiers, mixers, boxes and loudspeaker drivers. Homepage:http://www.samaysound.com. Samay Electronics Co., LTD., Wenhui Dasha-16E, Caochangmen Dajie 101, Nanjing, China 210036. Tel : +86 571 85125354. Fax : +86 571 85125295. E-mail : samayhz at 163.net.
Sabra-Som Brasilian manufacturer of microphone accessories such as shock mounts etc... Distribution: In Singapore by Electrades and in the USA by Transaudio Homepage:http://www.sabrasom.com.br . Sabra-Som Comercial Ltda., R. Bandeirantes, 289, S. Paulo - SP - Brazil CEP: 01124-010. Tel : +55 11 228 7970. Fax : +55 11 227 6904. E-Mail : sabrasom at sabrasom.com.br
Samson Audio Started in 1980 as a specialised manufacturer of wireless microphone equipent but has expanded into other aspects of professional and semi-pro audio products in addition to supplying sound reinforcement loudspeakers and suchlike under the Hartke Systems trademark, also acts as the USA distributor of Zoom Corp.. Homepage:http://www.samsontech.com. Distributed in Denmark by Pablo Salg in France by Algam, in Japan by Hoshino Gakki (Wirless products only) and in Jordan by Zaki A. Ghul
SD Systems Dutch company that manufactures musical instrument microphones and piezoelectric pick-ups, it has been going since at least 1981 and has in the past made guitar amplifiers and mixers but is by now solely a manufacturer of specialised microphones. In the 80's the company's products were usually branded SD but these days they prefer the SDS shortening. The name is taken from the names of founders Serge Schrier and Rob Dugour.. Distribution: In Austria and Slovenia by Music Lenz, in Belgium by JIC Music, in Brazil by Izzo Instrumentos Musicais, in Canada by Long & McQuade, in China by YH Audio, in Finland by Soitin Laine, in France by Musico Saico and SML and in the UK by Bill Lewington Ltd. Homepage:http://www.sdsystems.com . SD Systems Instrument Microfoons, Zeeburgerdijk 532/BG, 1095 AM Amsterdam, Holland. Tel: +31 (0)20 692 6413. Fax: +31 (0)20 66 848 77. E-Mail: office )at( sdsystems.com
Seikaku Taiwanese company with production factilities in China that manufactures PA and sound reinforcement products such as PA systems, amps, speakers and microphones. Most of their products are sold under the Show brand although in some markets and catalogues they are also known as Seikaku and occacianally under the Sky name, note also that the company sometimes spells its name as Sekaku especially in their home market and that they are better known as an OEM and ODM maker than for their own branded products. The company also held out the Alto brand from 2002 to 2010 but sold it to Numark in early 2011. Distribution: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics Homepage:http://www.seikaku.hk -- Show homepage. Seikaku, No.1, Lane 17, Sector 2, Hanshi W. Road, Taichung 40151, Taiwan. Tel?+886 4 22313737. Fax: +886 4 22346757.E-Mail sekaku (at) sekaku.com Seikaku Technical group, Shenshan Industrial City, Hengli Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong 523465, China. Tel?+86 769 88977068. Fax?+86 769 83371915.
SE Electronics USA based company with manufacturing in China that makes condenser microphones and related products, note that the company has sometimes branded itself as Sound Engineering but it is actually named SE Electronics and holds no trademark rights to the Sound Engineering name. The company is owned by Chinese musician Siewi Zou and British distribution company Sonic Distribution Ltd and the latter company handles the worldwide distribution of SE products. The company has also started manufacturing acoustic treatments under the Ghost Acoustics brand more recently.
Company originally founded in the latter half of the 1990's when it was a run as a part time operation from a Chinese restaurant in California and then sold re-branded microphones made by Chinese OEM's, by 2003 the company started to have some design input into the mics and in 2005 they opened up their own factory in China for the larger capsule mics.. -- Official homepage.
SE Electronics distribution
Europe: In Austria by Studer Austria, in Croatia by Provox, in Cyprus by Music Sound, in Estonia by R Music, in France by Arbiter France, Germany by Mega Audio, in Greece by KEM Electronics, in Holland by Total Sonic, in Hungary by Digital Pro, in Iceland by Tónastöðin, in Ireland by Audio Warehouse, in Italy by Midiware, in Lithuania by Muzikos Ekspresas, in Poland by Audiostacja, in Portugal by Cinesonics, in Russia by ISPA, in Scandinavia by Luthman Scandinavia (SE only not Ghost Acoustics products), in Spain by Barma Professional Audio, in Switzerland by MGM Audio AG, in Ukraine by ISPA-Ukraine and in the UK by Sonic Distribution Ltd..
Asia & the Pacific: In Australia by Music Link Australia, in Burma by MK Trading Ltd, in India by Real Image Media Technologies, in Indonesia by M Station, in Japan by Hook Up Inc., in Malaysia by Soundbuz, in New Zealand by Amber Technology, in South Korea by Sam Jung International, in Taiwan by Midimall and in Thailand by S.D.K. Technology Innovation..
Africa and the Middle East: In Israel by Smartec, in Lebanon by Ragtime Technology Group, in South Africa by Tuerk Musical Technologies and in Turkey by BL Müzik.
SE Electronics International Inc, 5850 Commerce Blvd, #C1, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, USA. Tel: +1 707 588 8942.
Seven Woods Audio USA based company that is primarily a design house that develops products for other companies in the audio field but in addition they also make a reverb product in standalone and Doepfer Eurorack fromat avaiable from time to time. Homepage:http://www.sevenwoodsaudio.com. Seven Woods Audio Inc., .
Shep Associates British manufacturer and service company that specialises in repairing old Neve mixer consoles and signal processors etc., in addition they have licensed to vintage 70's Neve signal processor designs from the company and are making them in improved versions and they also offer one console design. Run by Derek G. Stoddart, ex-Neve and 3M. Homepage:http://www.shep.co.uk. Shep Associates, Long Barn, North End, Meldrith, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6NT, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1763 261686. Fax: +44 (0)1763 262154. E-Mail: info `at` shep.co.uk.
Sheriff Technnology UK based maker of multitrack digital recorders intended for use in live and PA situations, an innovative performer tracking system, sound reinforcement martix processors and other live sound related products. All sold under the Out Board brand and the company was formerly known as Outboard Electronics. Distribution: In South Africa by 8th Avenue Sound Homepage:http://www.outboard.co.uk . Sheriff Technology Ltd., Unit 4, Church Meadows, Haslingfield Road, Barrington, Cambridgeshire CB22 7RG, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1223 871015. Fax: +44 (0)1223 871030. E-Mail: info |at| outboard.co.uk
Shure Inc. USA based audio manufacturer, primarily makes pro-audio products like microphones, DJ pickups, small mixers & headphones for musician and DJ usage although they also have a small line of gramophone pickups and earphones intended for consumers. The company has production facilities in the USA and Mexico but has more recently also worked a lot with Chinese OEM's and subcontractors. It took over Danish Interpretation Systems in 2011.
Company originally founded in 1925 as a parts distributor called the Shure Radio Company but changed its name to Shure Brothers in 1928, by 1930 the original business model had failed due to the depression but the company managed to survive as an exclusive distributor for a small microphone manufacturer, entered the microphone market themselves in 1932 with a design they had essentially nicked from their main customer and grew substantially during the war years as the USA armed forces had an almost insatiable need for microphone capsules.
After the war they were recipients of sundry war loot technologies from Germany and Japan in regards to phonographic transducers not the least the data from Japanese research institute Riken, this lead Shure to the manufacture of gramophone pickups and they had by the early 1950’s become the biggest maker of such products in North America and for a time were the biggest in the world. From the 1950’s and in to the 1990’s the company used the Royal trademark for their OEM and replacement products. Distribution: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics, in the Cayman Islands by Eminent Audio & Video, in France by Algam, in Israel by Adar Marketing, in Thailand by Mahajak Development, in Tunisia by Mediacom and in the UK by Shure Distribution UK Homepage:http://www.shure.com .
Spares & service : Due to a change in USA tax laws in the 80's that meant that companies were asked to pay taxes on spares in inventory, Shure stopped the servicing or spare part supply of any discontinued product out of warranty, regardless of how recent that discontinuation is. There is a company however called Delta Audio run by ex-Shure service personnel that will service just about any Shure product and has stocks of spares that the main company does not have and can fabricate others Shure Incorporated, 5800 West Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL 60714 4608, USA. Tel: +1 847 600 2000. Fax: +1 847 600 1212.
Skibbe Electronics LLC USA based company that makes signal processors intended for recording studios, these are all copies of vintage American designs. Run by and named after William T. Skibbe who also holds out a recording studio called Keyclub Recording Co. at the same premises. Homepage: http://www.keyclubrecording.com. Skibbe Electronics LLC , 156 W. Main St., Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3608, USA. Tel: +1 269 926 7553.
SLS Audio USA based manufacturer of loudspeakers for sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and commercial and theatrical installations. The company used to have products suitable for the home hi-fi/AV market segment but have exited it altogether. Distribution: In Greece by Acoustic Design Homepage:http://www.nczon.com -- Alternative homepage. SLS Audio, 1650 West Jackson St., Ozark, MO 65721, USA. Tel: +1 417 883 4549. Fax: +1 417 883 2723.
Smithson Martín Canadian company that manufactures control surfaces for DJ's and software that allows multitouch enabled pads to fuction as such controllers. Note that the company writes its name as both one word and two, and with and without an acute accent on the i in Martin. Distribution: In Hungary by Pako Homepage:http://www.smithsonmartin.com . Smithson Martin Inc., 2283 Argentia Rd. Unit #22, Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z2, Canada. Tel: 1 888 770 0757 (Toll Free, USA and Canada only) or +1 416 219 8749.
Snetclass Hong Kong based company that makes language learning classroom solutions ranging from software to audio hardware. Distribution: In Jordan by Zaki A. Ghul Homepage:http://www.snetclass.net . Snetclass Technology Co.,Ltd, 15# Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong. Tel: +85267277367. Fax: +85267647982. E-Mail: sales (at) snetclass.com