“The Signal Masters” make high-end cables
trusted all over the world
Distributed in the U.S. and Canada since October 2013, Munich, Germany-based Klotz AIS has become one of the most respected names in high-end cables and connectors throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and its products are now available in more than 100 countries worldwide. Having sold 1.5 million guitar cables in the past decade alone, Klotz AIS now produces more than ten million meters of cable annually and uses approximately 4,000 in its premade cable production every day. Its factory near Würzburg, Germany employs a strategic combination of computer process control and highly skilled manual procedures to produce a wide-range of products for the pro audio/video/multimedia and pro consumer (m.i.) markets.
Klotz’s impeccable quality and high-volume output have also made it a sought-after OEM partner for many years. Board member Peter Klotz commented, “Manufacturers, like all our other customers, know they can rely on our cables and cable systems, whether their requirements involve small series or standard equipment.”
Founded by Thomas Klotz in 1979, Klotz AIS became the first company in Germany, if not the whole of Europe, to specialize in the development, manufacture, and sale of audio multicore, microphone, and instrument cables. Its product range rapidly expanded to include speaker cabinets and horn systems, and Thomas was joined by brothers Dieter and Peter in partnership with respected electronics manufacturer Zebra Holzbau. Over the following decade Klotz developed a host of products, many of which are still bestsellers today. The premium-priced “thick and soft” LaGrange guitar cable, introduced in 1985 and updated several times since, is still a staple in the company’s catalog.
Over the same period, Klotz developed various new speakers, its first in-house designed DI box, and its flexible Modular Interface System. The M.I.S.’s state-of-the-art specs earned it installation contracts with the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and for the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
In the late ’80s, Klotz developed OAK_link, the world’s first optical fiber cable designed specifically for professional audio technology. Over the years it proved itself time and again in settings such as London’s Wembley Stadium, where it delivered superb sound for artists including the Rolling Stones and Madonna.
Starting in 1995, Klotz AIS developed groundbreaking cables specially made for digital audio-, video-, and interface components including ultra-durable Klotz KIK connectors, the first all-metal XLR connectors, the first digital video cable, and super-reliable DMX cables. Since 2004 Klotz’s Signature instrument cable range has been a sensational success with signature cables designed in partnership with Matthias Jabs, Scorpions lead guitarist Rockmaster, T.M. Stevens (with more than 100,000 FunkMaster cables sold to date), and celebrated blues/rocker Joe Bonamassa. Representing the very pinnacle of quality, its patented Titanium guitar cable range, introduced a short time later, remains the company’s flagship series. But Klotz also caters to entry-level customers with the Greyhound Series, bringing high-quality products within the reach of musicians on a budget.
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