About Us

cciColleen Cardas and Marc Phillips partnered up in July 2011 and created Colleen Cardas Imports in order to import and distribute Opera Loudspeakers and Unison Research from Italy into the United States. Colleen had known the Nasta family, owners of both Italian brands, for a number of years while she was president of Cardas Audio. Over the course of just a few years, Colleen and Marc built up a large dealer network which resulted in a renaissance for the legendary European marque–culminating in several of their components being included on Stereophile’s Recommended Component List for the first time in many years.

In 2012, Colleen Cardas Imports¬†started the US import and distribution of PureAudio from New Zealand. PureAudio was founded by the two gentlemen, Gary Morrison and Ross Stevens, who headed Plinius for many years. In 2014, Colleen and Marc’s good friend Brad Serhan (a noteworthy speaker designer from Australia) introduced them to Axisvoicebox, a mini-monitor he co-designed with another well-known speaker manufacturer, John Reilly. In 2015, Marc visited Brad in Sydney and returned with the idea of “Down Under Audio”–great audio from both Australia and New Zealand. Extraordinary brands such as REDGUM Audio, Les Davis Audio, Brigadiers Audio and The Wand soon joined the CCI family.

In 2017, Colleen Cardas Imports now represents these eight brands through 30 dealers all over the United States. Colleen and Marc treat all of their manufacturers like family, and they are incredibly proud of each and every product.