Audio Brands Australia
Distributor of Commercial and Professional Audio Equipment 

Audio Brands Australia is a Sydney based audio distributor focused on the installation and production markets. The goal of Audio Brands Australia is simple; to provide great products and outstanding customer service.

Audio Brands Australia is the exclusive Australian distributor for MIPRO, a leading manufacturer of Wireless Microphones, Portable PA Systems and Tour Guide/Assistive Listening Systems. In addition, we represent Italian speaker manufacturer FBT, who offer an impressive catalogue of speakers designed for installations, portable applications (DJ's, bands, corporate events) and small to mid production applications. We're also very pleased to distribute the NETGEAR AV Line of switches, Fohhn Audio loudspeaker solutions from Germany, UNIVOX Induction Loop and Infra-Red Systems, BOSCH Commercial Audio and Conference Systems, LINEA RESEARCH power amplifiers and processors, EARTHWORKS range of installation, measurement and pro audio microphones, ELECTROVOICE and DYNACORD installed sound products and RTS wired and wireless talkback/comm's systems. 

We supply through an Australia wide network of dealers and installers.

Please feel free to call or email with any queries, or to request detailed product information.

Audio Brands at Integrate 2023

Thanks to everyone who visited us at Integrate 2023 at the ICC in Sydney. We had a great show and introduced many new products from brands including MIPRO, FBT, NETGEAR AV, Fohhn, Bosch, Optimal Audio and Earthworks. 

Fohhn for Audio Brands Australia

Audio Brands is very excited to announce its appointment as the exclusive distributor for Fohhn Audio. Effective January 2023, the agreement will see Audio Brands distributing and supporting the extensive line of German manufactured loudspeakers and systems.

Fohhn is most recognised for their industry leading beam steering technology, offering a very wide range of loudspeaker products suitable for any space from small churches to theatres to concert sound. Additionally, the range includes a catalogue of passive options, including line-source columns (that don’t sound like columns) and products designed to add serious audio performance to video conferencing and meeting rooms.

Fohhn are experts in visual integration and customisation including making products in any colour, photo-realistic texture design coatings, and building made-to-measure columns to exact lengths to match screen sizes or architectural features. Many products can also be used outdoors in the elements.

Fohhn also offer a wide range of multi-channel power amps with on-board DSP to ensure the best performance from your Fohhn system. Like the powered speakers, all are available with analogue, DANTE or AES/EBU inputs. A suite of free software tools is available for both system design and commissioning.

Don McConnell, Director of Audio Brands Australia, recently visited the Fohhn factory and commented: “I knew Fohhn were leaders in their field but nothing prepared me for what I heard and saw. The systems and engineering are first-class and backed by a team of passionate people who really know and understand their products and the applications. We’re really looking forward to building on the work that has already been done in Australia and introducing Fohhn to a wider range of customers.”

NETGEAR PRO AV for Audio Brands Australia

Audio Brands Australia is very pleased to announce an agreement to distribute the NETGEAR Pro AV line. The deal covers all of Australia with a focus on the M4250 and M4300 line of switches designed specifically for AV over IP applications.

Don McConnell, Director of Audio Brands, commented: “Literally every AV installation uses networking technology and the range from NETGEAR makes setting up a managed switch simple. We’re excited by this agreement as it gives our integrator customers a familiar source from which to purchase networking hardware and be supported by a team who knows and understands AV technologies.”

Aaron Khoo, ANZ Sales Director for NETGEAR, added: “I am delighted to welcome Audio Brands Australia as a distributor for our Pro AV range.  With their national reach, technical ability and focus on AV integrators we are confident our businesses align well, and this partnership will very much be mutually beneficial.”

The NETGEAR Pro AV line is certified for use with many of the world’s leading manufacturers of AV over IP end-points. Via the installer friendly UI, you simply assign each port for Dante, AES-67, Q-SYS, AVB, NDI etc. There are many additional AV friendly features of the NETGEAR line, designed to take the complexity out of configuring managed switches and multiple VLAN’s. 

Audio Brands to distribute Alfatron

Audio Brands Australia is excited to announce our appointment as the exclusive distributor for Alfatron Electronics. The extensive Alfatron range includes USB Cameras and speakerphones, PTZ Cameras, AV over IP, HDMI Extenders, Splitters, Matrix Switchers and Presentation Switchers. Additionally, a range of USB extension cables, HDMI cables (inc fibre) and audio de-embedders are available. The range will expand further in the coming months with the inclusion of some unique audio products. 

Don McConnell, Director of Audio Brands, commented: “We’ve been looking for such a range for quite some time and are thrilled to now be able to offer our customers such a full suite of proven products. The Alfatron catalogue is extensive from simple home office USB webcams through to full meeting room, house of worship and venue PTZ cameras, switching and AV distribution.” 

The Alfatron range has evolved extensively since the brand came to market over 7 years ago and is distributed in Europe, South Africa and the USA – and now in Australia and New Zealand. All products are covered by a 7-year warranty. 

Tiaan Hoogstad, Marketing Director of Alfatron, added: “We are excited to have the Audio Brands Australia team onboard. We are positive that they will add value, skills and world-class support to the Alfatron Electronics brand in Australia and New Zealand. We are looking forward to work with Don and his team of highly experienced AV professionals to develop the market together.”

Please contact Audio Brands for more information or visit the dedicated Australian website

Our New Office and Warehouse

We It’s almost old news now but we moved into our new, much larger building in early June 2021 but, due to lockdown, we haven’t been able to show too many visitors our new facilities. With restrictions now easing, we look forward to welcoming customers to drop by and have a look. We have a large showroom, many meeting spaces, good coffee as well as an abundance of nearby cafes. 

Audio Brands at Integrate 2019

We have enjoyed a very successful Integrate show in Melbourne in late August. Thanks to everyone who visited our stand and got to experience all of the new releases from  MIPRO, Meyer Sound, Earthworks, FBT, Univox, Bosch, Rane, Linea Research, FrontRow and well as our latest additions, the Electrovoice and Dynacord Installed Sound ranges, and RTS comm's systems. 

Electrovoice, Dynacord and RTS

Building on the many successful years of distributing Bosch Commercial Audio and Conference Systems, we’re pleased to now be able to offer additional products from the Bosch stable of brands, including the Electrovoice and Dynacord Installed Sound ranges. 

This exciting offering includes microphones, power amplifiers, mixers and a range of installation focused loudspeakers. Additionally, we are distributing RTS, an impressive range of wired and wireless talkback/comms systems, perfect for the performing arts and production markets.

The new additions are a perfect complement to our existing brands and we look forward to being able to offer our customers a much wider range of solutions.

Linea Research Power Amplifiers

We are very pleased to announce our appointment as the distributor for Linea Research. This very well featured range of power amplifiers are made in the UK, designed by a team who have been behind some of the industry's most iconic products. 

All Linea Research power amps are 4 or 8 channel with integrated DSP and optional Dante/AES67. The range includes amplifiers for both the touring and installed sound markets. 


Audio Brands at Integrate

Thanks to everyone who visited our stand at the recent Integrate show in Sydney. It was a great chance to show and talk about the latest products from MIPRO, Meyer Sound, Earthworks, FBT, Univox, Bosch, Rane and FrontRow. Here are some photo's of the stand. 

MIPRO and Audio Brands Australia

From August 2017, distribution of MIPRO will move to Audio Brands Australia. MIPRO is a highly respected manufacturer of Portable PA Systems, Wireless Microphones and Tourguide Systems. 

The full MIPRO range will be on the Audio Brands Australia stand at the Integrate show (29-31 August) in Melbourne.

Audio Brands Australia Named Exclusive Distributor for the Full Range of Earthworks Products

Audio Brands Australia is pleased to announce its appointment as the exclusive distributor for the full Earthworks product range. Audio Brands began distributing Earthworks installation microphones in 2014 as the Contractor Distributor. With this new appointment, Audio Brands now offers the complete line, including measurement, instrument, vocal, choir, gooseneck, video conference and boardroom microphones, as well as the Earthworks Zero Distortion preamps.

Earthworks was founded in 1995 by David Blackmer, the engineer behind dbx (David Blackmer eXpander). Earthworks mics feature superior impulse response, quicker diaphragm settling time, extended frequency response, near perfect polar response, high SPL handling and low distortion. Earthworks set the standard for measurement mics as well as being used extensively in studios, churches, corporate facilities, and touring the world with leading artists and production companies.

New Univox PLS-X Series Loop Amplifiers

The new Univox PLS-X series of loop amplifiers are available for immediate supply. The PLS-X range builds on the success of the now-discontinued PLS-100 and PLS-300 and adds an additional model and many more features.

Univox for Audio Brands Australia

Audio Brands is pleased to announce its appointment as the distributor for Univox, a leading manufacturer of induction loop amplifiers and accessories. Effective 1 July 2015, Audio Brands will be promoting and supporting the complete range of Univox induction loop products.



FBT Muse - Self-Powered Line Array System

Introducing MUSE, the new self-powered line array from FBT. MUSE is scalable and is suitable for a wide range of applications from simple ground-stack events to flown (up to 16 elements deep) systems for large events. Both the line array element and subwoofer are self-powered with integrated DSP for maximum flexibility and ease of use. Rear panel presets cover a wide range of stacked and flown configurations and EASE Focus 2 software allows you to work out the best angles and trim height prior to the event.

Audio Brands and Earthworks Installation Mics

We’re very pleased to announce our appointment as the distributor for the new Installed Sound Microphone line from US based manufacturer, Earthworks. The range sets a new benchmark for installation mics and includes choir mics, gooseneck mics, as well as mics designed to be mounted into conference tables or ceilings. The latest additions feature a LumiComm Touch Ring―a dual-colour LED with touch sensor output which can be seamlessly integrated with third-party control systems.

Audio Brands and Bosch Commercial Audio

Audio Brands Australia is very pleased to announce its appointment as a distributor for Bosch Commercial Audio. The Bosch line-up includes 100V line mixer amplifiers, paging mics, wireless mics, ceiling speakers, horn speakers, through to the highly flexible Plena Matrix system. The agreement covers all states and territories of Australia, except WA.


Audio Brands Australia Has a New Home

Audio Brands has moved into a new office/warehouse in Castle Hill, a popular north-west suburb of Sydney.

The new facility provides us with a lot more warehouse space as well as an upstairs showroom and meeting area. The modern unit complex has good parking and a fantastic on-site café.

Drop in and and see us if in the area.


FBT Vertus Review in CX Magazine and on CX TV

The team from CX put the FBT Vertus CLA system through its paces for the April edition of the magazine, as well as for CX TV. See what Jimmy and Jason from CX say about the system. The video review is on the right and the full written review is below.

The FBT Vertus CLA system is self-powered, scalable and ideal for corporate production companies. Call us for more information or a demo.

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FBT and Pat Rafter Arena

The 5,500 capacity Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane features a new sound system, comprised of loudspeakers from the FBT Shadow Series.

The system was installed in December 2013, just in time for the Brisbane International, which sees the world’s best players descend on Brisbane. Record crowds were reported for the event, now in its sixth year, with over 105,000 fans attending the tournament over eight days.

The new system is based on a distributed design using a mix of FBT Shadow 112CT and 112HC outdoor, IP rated, coaxial speakers.

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FBT Vertus CLA

The Ultimate Corporate PA System

The FBT VERTUS CLA is a self-powered system incorporating line array technology in a compact, slim-line package. Perfect for corporate events, the Vertus CLA is completely scalable to suit applications ranging from spoken word to live bands and corporate DJ’s.

The Vertus CLA is based around just two products: the CLA604A column and the CLA208SA subwoofer. Both models are self-powered with internal DSP, allowing each product to be used independently, together, or in multiples, depending on the application.

Speech applications may only need a single CLA604A column mounted on a stand per side. A CLA208SA sub can be added for music applications and the system can be doubled or tripled for more SPL or to cover larger rooms.

The CLA604A is an extruded aluminium column speaker fitted with 6 x 4” custom woofers and 4 x 1” dome tweeters, each coupled to a wave guide providing 100 x 20 degree coverage. The internal Class D amplification (400W RMS for the woofers and 100W RMS for the tweeters) along with integrated DSP processor with 4 equalisation presets provides incredible dynamics and performance for a system of this size. The rapid latching mechanism allows for the expansion of the system, doubling up CLA604A modules to form a unified column with absolute and coherent source integration and an increase in SPL and low frequency directivity control.

The CLA208SA is a 2 x 8” active bass-reflex subwoofer in a birch ply enclosure. The internal Class D amplifier delivers 600W RMS and is matched with a switch mode power supply and a DSP processor with filtering functions, equalisation and speaker protection. In addition to extending the CLA604A’s low frequency performance in live applications, the CLA208SA serves as the base support for the CLA604A which can either be mounted to the front of the sub, or mounted on a pole on top of the sub. The CLA208SA subwoofers are modular, and can be stacked to increase the maximum SPL.

This compact, tri-amplified system also includes a discrete cabling path, allowing the XLR and Powercon links to be connected and hidden from sight, further adding to the clean aesthetics of the system.

The CLA604A/CLA208SA combination looks discrete yet has to be heard to be believed. The system is a great alternative to the traditional speaker on a stick, especially for corporate events. The CLA cylindrical wave front creates a forward and precise sound quality even at distance and, when compared to traditional two-way speakers, the coverage from the CLA is typically more consistent across the audience area, both in indoor and outdoor environments. Additionally, the more CLA604A’s that are stacked, the better the low frequency directivity, which improves intelligibility in difficult rooms.

Each column weighs just 9kg whilst the compact, yet punchy sub hits the scales at just 20kg. Padded covers are available and the system is incredibly easy to transport and to set-up.

Just some of the possible configurations are pictured below.

Please contact Audio Brands Australia for more information or to organise a demonstration. 






Product Highlight


High Quality Music and Voice In Extreme Weather Conditions

FBT SHADOW is a complete range of high performance installation speakers, designed to provide high quality music and voice reproduction with resistance to severe weather conditions.

The all-weather family is suited to a wide range of applications, from sports fields to stadiums, theme parks, swimming pools, themed restaurants, outdoor bars and shopping malls. SHADOW combines the highest quality speech and music reproduction, with maximum product durability.

Rated to IP55, the cabinet of the SHADOW series is a single piece rotomolded enclosure, made in polyethylene, fully UV protected and supplied with a stainless steel U-Bracket for fixed installations.

The exceptionally weather resistant driver is further protected by the unique water-stop grill: it stops the elements, solid or liquid, from getting inside the enclosure. Each protective grill is a 3 layer structure that consists of an external perforated stainless steel panel treated with a special protection, a centre layer of reticulated foam and an inner layer of water-repellent polyester mesh, providing maximum protection and minimal acoustic attenuation.

All internal circuitry is protected with a special sealing and treated with a weather proofing compound to protect against the effects of moisture, corrosion and oxidation.

The Shadow range includes:

105T – 5”/1” full range
108CT – 8”/1” coaxial full range
112CT - 12”/1” coaxial full range
114S – 14” subwoofer
112HC – 12”/1” High SPL coaxial full range
142L – 14”, 2 x 1.4” High SPL Line Array element

Please contact Audio Brands Australia for more information.




The FBT range is suited to a wide variety of applications including bars, pubs, cafe's, fitness centres, nightclubs, schools, Universities, live music venues, houses of worship and outdoor applications. FBT manufacture the vast majority of their products in-house in Recanati Italy, using predominately European components, including B&C drivers in many models.

Audio Brands Australia, together with the application team at FBT offer a system design service using EASE simulation software, to ensure that the most appropriate system is selected for your application or venue. Please contact us for details.



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