TSL acquires Celtic Audio

For many years Celtic Audio has worked closely with TSL's Professional Products Group

TSL has announced the acquisition of Celtic Audio Ltd., a UK company that specialises in the development of professional audio technology enabling the flexible and accurate monitoring of sound. Quality control of sound in today's multichannel environment is crucial, where any fault or error must be detected and resolved in order to maintain the excellence of the output.

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TSL Managing Director David Phillips said, "For many years Celtic Audio has worked closely with our Professional Products Group to assist with the design and manufacture of our range of audio monitoring products.The full acquisition of Celtic Audio now consolidates all of the engineering and design expertise under one company, Television Systems Limited."

David Lyon, a director of Celtic Audio, will act as a design consultant to TSL; fellow Celtic Audio Director John Watkinson will concentrate on his many other activities; and Managing Director David Lambert will probably retire after 52 years in the industry once the acquisition handover is complete. All three are well-known, highly respected industry experts, with Watkinson having written numerous books including The Art of Digital Audio, which has long been the standard reference work in the industry.

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According to Lambert, "We have very much enjoyed working with TSL on a variety of audio technology projects; our award winning designs have contributed to their achievements as they expand their professional audio technology range. We are pleased that Celtic has now been formally absorbed into TSL and we wish the company the best as it continues to market high quality, innovative audio monitoring products to the broadcast market."

TSL operates two separate businesses, an international, independent broadcast Systems Integrator and a Professional Products Group that designs, manufactures and sells a range of award-winning audio monitoring, tally signalling and power management units.

The acquisition is effective immediately. Terms were not disclosed.

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