Loud Technologies Inc. (Loud) is a professional audio and music product company. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes different professional audio and musical instrument products under the Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Knilling, Mackie, Martin Audio, SIA and TAPCO brands. Loud is a distributor of branded professional audio and music accessories through its SLM Marketplace catalog. Loud distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China and Japan. On April 11, 2007, the Company acquired Martin Audio, Ltd., a manufacturer of loudspeakers and related equipment.