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— Research, technical support, quality engineering, and customer service
form the solid foundation for 10 years’ worth of the finest digital and analog
signal processing and control systems in the business —

FARMINGDALE, NY, June 27, 2002 — This year marks the tenth anniversary of one of the professional audio industry’s most notable success stories: XTA Electronics. The company was created ten years ago this July with its initial product range of the RT1 Analyzer, the DS400 Distribution System, and the GQ600 Graphic Equalizer. In the decade since, XTA has grown into the world’s leading developer and supplier of digital and analog signal processing and audio control software for live and installed sound applications. XTA’s current product line includes the acclaimed DP224 and DP226 Speaker Management Systems; the DP100, DP200, DP202 Audio Processors; GQ600 Graphic Equalizers; DS800 8 X 32 Active Mic/Line Splitter; and the recently introduced SiDD (Seriously Intelligent Digital Dynamics) digital dynamics processor, which has already become an industry standard. In fact, the name XTA itself has become synonymous with the top of the line in all live and installed sound situations — on the road, on Broadway, and everywhere else reliable, quality audio is required.

Spurring on XTA’s first decade of success was the development of the Audiocore DSP engine, which brought the DP100, DP200 and subsequently the DP224, DP226 and SiDD to the very forefront of audio processing worldwide. Coupled with the company’s own powerful PC control software, XTA quickly became a favorite of engineers and sound companies worldwide. XTA founder Andrew Grayland, who began the company in his spare bedroom, remembers XTA’s modest beginnings: “We just wanted to produce designs that sounded as good as possible, even if that meant a departure from what is accepted as the ‘right’ way of doing things,”
he comments. “Otherwise, we would never have moved the technology as far forward as
we have.”

Core products, such as the DP200 and the DP226, have put XTA on the map globally, both as the backbone of elaborate musical events like the Glastonbury Festival and Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and accompanying artists such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Roxy Music on world tours. Since moving into a custom-designed development and manufacturing facility last year, XTA’s business has continued to grow even as its horizons expand. The new XTA Series 2 digital signal processors, launched at this year’s NSCA Convention, have gathered much praise for their powerful and accurate performance. “We are always looking to bring the problem-solving power of our DSP algorithms to more audio situations,” states Grayland. “The Series 2 has already started doing this. Offering the professional audio industry ways around the limitations and frustrations of the technology, with simple-to-operate, great-sounding packages, as well as unwavering customer support, has earned us a loyal and growing user base.”

Underscoring the celebration of this 10-year achievement, Group One, Ltd., one of the foremost distributors of professional audio and lighting system in North America, has renewed its commitment as the exclusive distributor for the XTA product line in North America. Jack Kelly, President of Group One — which is also celebrating its own 10-year anniversary this year — notes, “We’re very pleased to have had a part in building XTA’s strong presence in the U.S. market. We look forward to many more years to come of a successful professional partnership with XTA and its remarkable product line.”


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XTA is a British manufacturer of signal processing equipment for the live sound, permanent installations, broadcasting, and recording markets, and is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Blue Sky International, Milab Microphones, MC2 Audio Ltd., and Celestion Professional Products, as well as a number of prominent lighting products.

Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

—For more information on the complete range of XTA products, contact Sue Adamson,
Group One Ltd., 70 Sea Lane, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Tel: (516) 249-1399;
Fax: (516) 753-1020; Email: suea@g1limited.com; Web: www.g1limited.com

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