TP-027, Jerry Garcia / David Grisman wins a Writer's Choice Award from Myles Astor of Positive Feedback Online

Author Topic: Otari USA Closes Down-New Distributor Takes Over  (Read 3488 times)

Offline dwilawyer

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 41
    • View Profile
Otari USA Closes Down-New Distributor Takes Over
« on: June 08, 2009, 07:15:28 PM »
Not sure what this means yet.  I have not had any dealings with AheadTek and so don't know anything about them but they are in the Bay Area so some folks on here may know of them. 

Travis

From the Otari Site:

New Appointment of Sales Agency for North, Central and South Americas
 

2009-6-1
 

Otari, Inc. appoints AheadTeK as its sales agency for the North, Central and South American countries on June 1, 2009.

From June, please contact directly AheadTeK regarding Otari products, spare parts and servicing.

 

AheadTeK

6410 Via Del Oro, San Jose, CA 95119, USA

Phone: 408-226-9800, Fax: 408-226-9195

website: www.aheadtek.com

E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Patrick Johnston (Vice President - Sales)
 

Offline ironbut

  • Global Moderator
  • leader in spreading disinformation
  • *****
  • Posts: 2503
  • rs1500>repro amp#1
    • View Profile
Re: Otari USA Closes Down-New Distributor Takes Over
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 08:03:30 PM »
Hey, that's 10 minutes from my house.
Maybe I should go by and say hello,..
I can see it now,

"Do you need some parts?"
"Nope"
"Do you have an Otari?"
"Nope, but I know some guys that do!"
"So you must be looking for a job?"
"I guess I should be but, nope."

They're also about 5 minutes for MRL.
steve koto
 Sony scd 777es(R. Kern mods)> Vpi Aires>Dynavector XX-2mkll>Bent mu>CAT ultimate>CJ premeir 140>Magnepan 1.6qr(Jensen xover)Headphone Eddie Current Zana Deux>AT ad2000,HD800 ,Metric Halo ULN-2 (battery powered),
 HE Audio Jades

Offline Ben

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 304
  • Bring on the music
    • View Profile
Re: Otari USA Closes Down-New Distributor Takes Over
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 10:24:56 PM »
Well I can see that, R2R's is not exactly the same sales volume as
today's latest music media player. Still I think it is better to have a few
knowing people out there, than whole lot sales people who know
a whole lot of nothing. Ben.

Set 45,Open baffle speakers,Otari 5050,,Pioneer DV-79AVi DVD/CD/SCAD player

Offline docb

  • Administrator
  • leader in spreading disinformation
  • *****
  • Posts: 1345
    • View Profile
    • Bottlehead Corp.
Re: Otari USA Closes Down-New Distributor Takes Over
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 09:20:35 AM »
As far as I know AheadTek has been handling new Otari sales (which I imagine could be handled by one guy, one day a year) for several months now. I think the new thing here is that they are taking over the parts and service aspect as well. It's a smart move for them, if they want to make any money that's the part of the Otari tape machine business they will need to have.
Dan "Doc B." Schmalle
President for Life, Bottlehead Corp.
Managing Director - retired, The Tape Project