Impact announces exclusive new partnership with Ohm
L to R: Impact MD Grant Lester, Ohm general manager John Oakley and Impact UK field sales manager Ralph Stockley
Apr 24, 2012
UK-wide distributor Impact has announced an exclusive UK distribution
deal with loudspeaker manufacturer Ohm, in tandem with the launch of a
new speaker range...
UK-wide distributor Impact has announced an exclusive UK distribution deal with loudspeaker manufacturer Ohm, in tandem with the launch of a new speaker range developed jointly by both companies. JET by Ohm is an impressive range of British-made speakers at affordable prices, which can be seen at PLASA Focus on the Ohm/Impact stand RA-A17. To celebrate the partnership, Impact is running a competition throughout the show to win five pairs of Ohm BR-5 loudspeakers, requiring visitors to answer a simple question correctly to enter.
Impact and Ohm share a number of core values, including a passion for audio quality and a drive for high-level customer service. Impact, which has just announced the opening of six new branches across the UK, can arrange auditions for trade customers anywhere in the country, and will be happy to arrange demos of the entire Ohm range.
“We had been looking for a very special distributor to spearhead our UK sales activities for some time,” says Ohm general manager John Oakley. “Impact has great people with remarkable marketing skills, a great branch network and exemplary logistics. The JET by Ohm range perfectly complements the other great Ohm products, all of which can be auditioned in Impact’s superb demonstration facilities.”
Adds Impact MD Grant Lester, “As one of the UK’s leading trade distributors, Impact has been looking to partner a high end audio brand that will allow us to really add value. We already provide a quality service on behalf of the leading players, but we don’t often get the chance to develop products with them. The partnership with Ohm not only gives us exclusive UK distribution rights for the Ohm product line, it has also allowed us to develop a new speaker range for our UK customers. The JET by Ohm products have the best of both worlds: superb audio performance from the Ohm R&D team combined with market-led product design and pricing from Impact.”
JET by Ohm
The JET by Ohm range comprises three top boxes to provide high and middle audio frequencies. These can be used alone or in conjunction with bass and subwoofer units from the range. The JET-T10 features a 10” woofer and 1” high frequency compression driver; the JET-T12 has a 12” woofer and 1½” high frequency driver; and the JET-T15 has a 1½” high frequency compression driver and specially optimised 15” bass driver for impressive full-range performance.
Three bass cabinets range from the entry-level JET-B15 (15” bass driver) mounted in a JET SALT (Symmetrical Air Load Technology) enclosure, through the JET-B18 (18” bass driver with 4” voice coil) and JET-B218, which employs Zero Acoustic Technology™ to prevent unwanted resonances from cabinet walls.
The JET by Ohm range is completed by three subwoofers providing punchy sub audio frequencies. These high-powered bass speakers have specially designed baffles and low frequency driver placement to maximise the LF performance and minimise distortion. The JET-SUB212 has two 12” drivers covering 42-85Hz; the JET-SUB215 has two 15” drivers covering 38-114Hz and the largest of the three, the JET-SUB218 3,000 watt cabinets with two 18” drivers covering 26-115Hz.
L to R: Impact UK field manager Ralph Stockley, Ohm general manager John Oakley and Impact MD Grant Lester