The Clarity Alliance is pleased to welcome ManorDrive Audio Group as the latest company to join the hi-fi industry trade association, further strengthening its representation of a broad spectrum of the UK hi-fi sector.

Based in Hull, East Yorkshire, ManorDrive Audio is the parent company for three emerging brands, Halcyon Audio, Halcyon Acoustics and AcoustInert, run by Managing Director Mike Harlington and Commercial Director Nicolas Will.  The pair represent over 60 years of combined experience in HiFi and professional audio.

Halcyon Audio is a vendor-neutral consulting service for audio systems and acoustics. The company’s aim is to create bespoke systems for its customers, choosing from commercially available audio equipment, technology and software and integrating them to suit the user’s exact requirements.

Halcyon Acoustics manufactures loudspeakers and audio isolation products and AcoustInert is an acoustics isolation technology, widely used in the professional audio world and now being transferred to home audio.

Nicolas Will, commercial director for ManorDrive Audio Group, Halcyon Audio, Halcyon Acoustics and AcoustInert says, "Being accepted as a member of Clarity Alliance at this early stage of our growth is proof of our credibility as newcomers on the consumer market and our willingness to be more than a common independent manufacturer or consulting practice. This is humbling and greatly motivating for us at the ManorDrive Audio Group and its brands".

Tom Barron, chairman of Clarity, adds his thoughts, “During these challenging times it is particularly encouraging to see new businesses opening up in our industry. Nicolas and Mike have put together a portfolio of brands that complement each other, presenting a holistic approach to the specifying and installing of domestic audio systems. We wish them well as they work to grow their businesses, bringing new approaches and thoughts to the sector and we also welcome their recognition of the importance of trade association membership and of working together as an industry.