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SFM names Justin Gauthier as Pro Visual Sales Representative for Quebec

Montreal, Quebec, September 3, 2019 – We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Justin Gauthier as sales representative for SFM Pro Visual within the province of Québec. He will be supporting all of SFM’s Pro Visual brands—including Elation, ADJ, Antari, DTS, Christie, Global Truss, Wireless Solution (W-DMX), and Leprecon. Justin most recently held the role of SFM’s brand manager for Elation, DTS, Antari, Leprecon, and W-DMX. “In the past two years at SFM, Justin has helped grow his entire brand portfolio, in particular Elation. Now, he is going to apply his industry knowledge and experience to help expand [...]

2019-09-03T13:40:50-05:00September 3, 2019|

QSC’s CP-Series loudspeakers: audio rental’s best kept secret

When you’re in the live sound equipment rental business, you’re in the business of providing the proper audio solutions to your meet clients’ live sound needs even though those requirements can vary greatly from one project to the next. In the majority of cases, your clients look to you to be the authority on the matter, helping them choose the right system/fit for their event. Maintaining a versatile product offering requires keeping a wide range of inventory on hand, and that means dealing with all the issues that stem from that. It’s here that features like weight, size, quality, [...]

2019-09-04T11:49:07-05:00July 17, 2019|

Shure Introduces TwinPlex™: Pristine Performance for Any Stage

Premium Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier and Headset Microphones Feature Unbeatable Audio Clarity and Best-In-Class Durability Shure unveiled TwinPlex™, the Company’s new line of premium subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, TwinPlex provides natural audio at both high and low frequency when professional vocal performance is a must. The new patent pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in an easy-to-conceal package, ideal for quick costume changes or discreetly placed under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality. Developed with input from leading audio professionals, [...]

2019-07-17T14:20:18-05:00July 17, 2019|

Digiflex shows you why all guitar cables are not created equal

Maybe it’s because of the huge range of cables on the market. Maybe it’s because so many players think if you’ve seen one cable, you’ve seen ’em all.If you’re a guitarist, or you’ve spent any time around one, there’s a good chance that you’ve noticed a common trend. Players spend countless hours obsessing over the most minute details of every piece of gear they use, and the settings that all have to be just right, all in the name of a perfectly researched tone.That’s great and all, but they often leave out a pivotal piece of the puzzle in their search [...]

2019-07-17T10:49:58-05:00July 17, 2019|

SFM Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019

Montreal, Quebec, March 7, 2019 – SFM, a leading Canadian product distributor and provider of customized go-to-market solutions to global brands within the audiovisual (AV), live entertainment, and media production industries, has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 2019, a recognition sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process that evaluates four categories within each [...]

2019-03-07T12:23:49-05:00March 7, 2019|

Elation Adds World Premiere Product Launches to LDI 2018 Lineup

Elation Professional has added three new World Premiere products to an already impressive list of innovative product launches at LDI 2018. Showing October 19-21 at LDI Booth 931 for the first time anywhere will be the Artiste Monet™, Proteus Profile™ and Smarty MaX™, new professional market luminaires that continue Elation’s efforts to bring innovation and best-in-class ROI products to the market. Artiste Monet™:  The Artiste Monet is an extremely bright, full-featured, 45,000 lumen LED Profile fixture offering outstanding projection quality, a comprehensive FX package, dynamic framing and a wide array of colors via its innovative SpectraColor engine. The new SpectraColor [...]

2018-10-24T14:37:58-05:00October 24, 2018|

SFM Now Distributing DTS Architectural Lighting Solutions

SFM has been appointed as the exclusive Canadian distributor for DTS Architectural Lighting Solutions. DTS is an Italian company that has been designing and manufacturing lighting products and effects for the entertainment and architectural industries in more than 70 countries since 1980. For design and production applications, DTS uses the most advanced design tools and automation systems available. Proudly made in Italy, all DTS products are supported by an extremely skilled team that stands at the leading edge of the latest lighting engineering technologies. "The demand for architectural lighting is booming in Canada so we wanted to be able to [...]

2018-10-24T14:50:17-05:00August 6, 2018|

SFM celebrates its 40th anniversary

Today marks SFM’s 40th anniversary, and although there is a lot we would like to cover, there is only one message that matters. Thank You. To all our clients, suppliers, and colleagues, for those who believed in us in 1978 and stood by our side through the years, we would not have lasted a day, let alone 40 years in this business, without you. We are extremely proud to work in an industry that thrives on bringing communication, and experiences to life. As we continue to embark on new adventures that explore the evolution of technologies and [...]

2018-05-31T11:06:28-05:00May 28, 2018|

Nortek Security & Control Appoints SFM to Serve as its Canada Distribution Partner for Niles

Strengthening the position of its Niles® brand throughout North America, Nortek Security & Control (NSC), announced today the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canadian distribution partner for Niles audio products. According to NSC Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, the arrangement will bring Niles solutions to more resellers, integrators and retailers throughout Canada. “SFM has a 40-year history of providing AV integrators with the solutions their customers demand, including our Furman® and Panamax® brands,” Costello said today. “SFM’s expertly trained sales force will help dealers deliver Niles solutions to more custom installations throughout Canada.” According to Steven Freytag, [...]

2018-04-19T07:03:03-05:00April 18, 2018|

Elation Professional Acquires M-Series Controller Range from HARMAN Professional Solutions

Elation Professional announces the acquisition of the M-Series range of entertainment lighting controllers from HARMAN Professional Denmark ApS, formerly Martin Professional ApS. The asset-based acquisition, which is planned to be completed before the end of Q1 2018, will include a limited-term license agreement to distribute current controller products using the name “M-Series,” as well as provide continued technical support and warranty service for prior Martin M-Series sales. Elation already has in place key personnel with expertise in M-Series technology in order to provide ongoing support and development of new products. This will ensure a seamless transition for the already established [...]

2018-04-26T08:54:08-05:00March 18, 2018|