AEV Broadcast is the leading Italian producer in the Audio Broadcast sector; the AEV brand has been on the market for over 30 years, its long presence on the world stage is due to our constant attention to technological changes and new operating scenarios and...to our ability to achieve, sometimes anticipate, what all this requires; our "mission" finds its strength in the passion that drives us and in the design of new products.
All this has been possible also thanks to the consent received from the AEV brand and the participation of the operators in the sector, in fact a great contribution to the development of the products is given to us by the customers themselves, who feel like real "partners", with their comments and indications; our commitment is aimed at providing everyone with an attentive interlocutor for the solution of the various problems and for the realization of their projects, which is part of our company philosophy.
AKG, founded in Vienna by Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless, soon became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Today AKG is synonymous with good sound, stands for passion in music providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music. The company was founded in 1947 and within months, the first AKG microphones were being used in radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs. The products (the AKG DYN Series) were at that time manufactured by hand by five workers.
In 1949, the first AKG headphones came on the market. Then, in the early fifties AKG made a breakthrough with several new products: Totally new technologies like the world’s first high quality condenser microphone, the D 12 with its cardioid characteristics, the world’s first remote-controlled multi-pattern capacitor microphone, the C 12 and the D 36 made acoustic history. One of the first customers of the famous C 12 microphone was the BBC in London.
Worldwide AKG expansion
With its growing success, AKG also expanded geographically with a German subsidiary founded in 1955. By the end of the fifties, AKG’s worldwide distribution network had grown to other parts of Europe and abroad. In the sixties AKG successfully started exporting into former East block countries and Latin America. Concerned with technological quality, AKG focused on what it did best: high-quality audio transducers. The results were first-rate products in all categories. In the following years, AKG launched the world's first two-way cardioid microphones (D 202, D 224) and developed the CMS modular condenser microphone system.
The seventies: AKG innovations around the clock
The seventies began like the sixties ended at AKG: with continuous innovations. The company started in the seventies with the presentation of the BX 20, the world's first, truly portable studio reverberation unit. In 1972 a special stamp by the British Post Office commemorating the 50th anniversary of the BBC showed historical microphones along with models from the AKG catalog. One year later AKG was granted its 1000th patent. At the same time the company presented the K 140 "integrated open" headphones. These were followed by more innovations like the AKG Transversal Suspension (TS) system, the world’s first two-way headphones, and the true vocal microphone line that firmed the high-quality international reputation of the AKG products.
By the end of the seventies the first endorsement contracts were signed with Frank Sinatra, Roger Whittaker, Falco and other artists. As the technological leader, AKG was first in perfecting the upcoming digital technology. The company used the first units successfully at the Moscow Olympics (1980). After this, the company continued with digital innovations like the BX 25 ED digital/analog reverberation unit or the large diaphragm stereo condenser microphones with advanced solid-state electronics.
AKG goes public
In 1984 AKG went public and started a new phase of enormous growth. In 1985 the US subsidiary of AKG was founded, followed by other expansions such as the acquisition of dbx Professional Products in 1989. The expansion continued through the beginning of the nineties with acquisitions in Great Britain, Germany and other countries.
Expansion was also a key strategy with AKG products: In the beginning of the nineties AKG took to the stars when the “Audimir” space project used AKG products for room simulation in outer space. AKG continued its product expansion and success with the new generation of headphones called the K Series, the ergonomically-shaped, triangular-section Tri-Power Series dynamic musicians' microphones, the AKG Blue Line Series modular microphone system, the new C 547 boundary microphone and C 621, C 647 "slim-line" gooseneck microphones for stage and installed system use.
AKG as a part of Harman International
In 1994 AKG became a part of Harman International Industries, Inc. The following years brought a time of restructuring and sharpening of the product line and distribution strategy. The wireless microphone line was extended with great products used on tour by Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel and Simply Red. 1995 brought the introduction of the world's smallest dual-diaphragm system in the world, the CK 77/C 577 - big in sound, smaller than a thumbnail in size, specifically designed for theater, TV and film uses. AKG also developed the new Performer Series - affordable microphones for Karaoke, home-recording and performing musicians.
This successful path continued throughout the nineties: AKG presented product innovations like the WMS 60 Multichannel Wireless Microphone System, the AKG Hearo Series or the C 4000 B the world's first dual large-diaphragm electret microphone. The new millennium started with an even stronger AKG focus on its core products. A new production strategy was implemented at the R&D headquarters in Vienna to strengthen the leading technology position of AKG in the world of professional audio .
New fame with the 70th anniversary
In 2017, AKG celebrated its 70th anniversary, but instead of looking back, AKG is looking toward a bright future with additional growth. In addition to the development of new geographical markets, the focus is now on the strategic positioning of AKG in existing and new markets. 2017 and beyond will see the launch of many new and innovative AKG products. With these and many more activities, AKG hopes to continue to be world famous for its high-quality microphones and headphones within the professional audio-world.
AKG worldwide on stage
AKG microphones and headphones have a long history on tour and in studio with international musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Anastasia, Eros Ramazotti, Kayne West and Simply Red. Not only well-respected internationally, AKG has fans closer to home, with Austria’s most famous pop-star Falco counted as an AKG user, as well as the upcoming Austrian star Christina Stuermer.
ALTRONIC RESEARCH a leader in the RF industry for over 50 years has been designing and manufacturing RF (radio frequency) related products for the last 50 years for the broadcast communications industry and more recently for the semiconductor industry.
Wynton R. Morro founded Avalon with a desire to bring the art of music recording closer to the essence of original performance. Avalon's pure Class A recording systems provide the world's top engineers, producers and musicians with state-of-the-art electronics designed specifically for high-fidelity music and sound recording.These carefully designed systems enhance the creative senses and become one with the music itself .
AxelTech is the leading Manufacturer Italian Broadcasting company for professional radio and television solutions since 1996. It was founded in Bologna by Giuseppe Vaccari, who brought his large experience and began to expand his company rapidly all over the world and over the years AxelTech has also continued to consolidate its position as the leading manufacturer of solutions from the broadcasting field. Innovation, research and development are the main sources of a competitive presence in the worldwide market. Today, AxelTech’s sales & marketing network is spread throughout the world, with constant presence at the main international trading fairs, such as IBC, NAB, Broadcast Asia, CABSAT etc, and its technical staff provides multi-language training and support for maximum customer satisfaction.
AxelTech's equipment and solutions are present in over 120 nations thanks also to a widespread sales network. AxelTech’s extended know-how is based on the large experience as system integrator, and allows the designing of complex turn-key systems, in order to interface different equipment in an easy way, that gives the clients the most efficient and price competitive working systems ever. Radio studios with multiple control rooms, multi-channel video logging systems, single or multi-channel radios and TV automation systems are currently delivered in Italy and abroad.
At Behringer, we believe in listening carefully to you and providing life-changing products at prices you can afford to realize your musical dreams.
Founded in 1989, as a struggling musician and sound engineer, Uli Behringer couldn't afford the equipment he needed for his studio. Initially building products just for himself, he soon provided them to his friends as well. This led to Behringer's philosophy of providing life-changing products at prices everyone can afford.
We obsessively focus on our customers in the verticals of portable live sound, musician, recording, DJ/EDM and broadcast.
Always at the forefront of research, design, production and testing.
Belco has highly qualified and specialized resources, able to cover the entire value chain, from the design of custom solutions through design, assembly, production to testing and distribution. Over the years we have built up an important know-how supported by cutting-edge tools and techniques.
Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Professional Electronics.
Professional products and solutions for Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Professional Electronics are the reference areas for Belco, a brand known for over 30 years in Italy and abroad.
Belco's production is entirely made in Italy, together with the distribution of a wide range of additional products as well as design and specialized consulting services.
D&R Electronica B.V. has been operating for 46 years now. which is an ideal time to stop for a moment and take a look back at the past, as well as towards the future. D&R was founded in March 1972 by (D)uco de Rijk and(&) (R)onnie Goene.
Their aim was to design and manufacture mixing consoles for the music industry that were both affordable and of high quality. Since then, the company has gone far beyond its pioneering phase, weathered various economic storms and has expanded into a concept in the professional audio world. Our export business worldwide to every country you can think of has brought with it a steady growth in turnover and widespread distribution among buyers.
Initially, D&R was a trend-setter in PA mixers. After that, we went into the studio recording sector and the world of broadcasting, Today, D&R is in the process of becoming a concept in its own right in the video and film audio post-production ind
ustry. This is a fast-growing industry which provides for the ever-growing demand for more image and sound information in every conceivable area. The enormous worldwide increase in radio and television broadcasters and the revitalized success of feature films for the cinema means that there is increasing demand for D&R products. The last 10 years D&R is mainly involved in Broadcast related products, such as the Webstation, AXUM, Airlite-USB, Airmate-USB, AIRENCE-USB, Airlab-DT, Lyra. Also our (GSM) Hybrids are very popular.
This company profile will introduce you to the people behind D&R today - and the work they do for the company. We also like to thank all our suppliers. Suppliers who we can trust to cater quickly for the sometimes erratic demand for our products, We would also like to use this Company profile to say "thank you" to our distributors and to their customers, who have made it possible for D&R to grow into a quality concept within the audio industry. Finally, we would like to thank all of our staff over the past 46 years for their unbelievable loyalty and input. It is these fine people who have made D&R into a dynamic and professional audio company for which virtually no task is impossible. It has been a fantastic challenge for our people, all of whom are united as part of this stable family company in a genuine passion for the professional audio industry.
Delta Meccanica is an Italian high mechanical company specialized in the design and production of coaxial systems for broadcast applications. Combining CAD technology with the experience of highly qualified personnel is the spirit that underlines our design, production and control activities. All our products are always built in compliance with the strict specifications issued by radio and television broadcasters, technical committees, all over the world
DEVA Broadcast is an international communications and high-technology manufacturing organization, its corporate headquarters and facility located in Burgas, Bulgaria. The company serves the broadcast and corporate markets worldwide – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations. It is dedicated to the research, design, development and provision of advanced products, systems and services. DEVA launched its own brand back in 1997 and has nowadays evolved to become known as a market leader and internationally reputed manufacturer of user-friendly, cost-effective and innovative broadcast products.
Creativity and innovation are deeply woven into DEVA corporate culture. Through successful engineering, marketing and management our team of dedicated professionals creates future-oriented solutions to improve customers’ performance. You may rely that all issues communicated to our crew would be addressed accordingly. We pride ourselves on our pre and post-sales support and purchase services, which along with the outstanding quality of our radio gear have won us due respect and the market authority position.
DEVA best-of-breed solutions have become the best sellers for our partners. The strategic partnerships which have been formed with industry leaders during all these years that we have been operating on the broadcasting market, have proved us a reliable business partner and a valuable asset, as our dealers worldwide would confirm. In constant pursuit of precision and long-term satisfaction, DEVA enhances the reputation of our partners and clients alike. Furthermore, we have already a proven merit as a credible partner provider.
Our portfolio offers complete line of high quality and competitive products for FM and Digital Radio, Radio Networks, Telecommunication Operators and regulation authorities. For almost two decades of intensive software and hardware development, we have achieved a unique price-performance and endurance of our product lines. Our company’s multitude of equipment and services is in line with the latest technologies and key trends. The most recognizable characteristics attributed to DEVA products are their clear-cut, streamlined design, easiness of use and cost-effectiveness: simplicity of forms but multiplicity of functions.
For us there is no stage when we deem that we have reached the most satisfactory level in our work. Our engineers are in constant pursuit of new ideas and technologies to be captured in DEVA solutions. Simultaneously, a strict control is being exercised at each step of any new development. Experience and hard work are our fundament but the continuous improving process is what we never leave aside. DEVA participates on a regular basis in all landmark broadcasting events, not only to promote its products, but to exchange valuable know-how and experience. We are also engaged in international large-scale projects involving radio and audio solutions which makes us even more competitive on the global market.
Broadcast solutions for turnkey Radio and TV systems. A tailor-made service that is developed in five steps.
A young and highly qualified team, directed by two broadcast professionals with decades of experience and know-how, Marco Giovannini and Didier Muragwabugabo. Research, continuous improvement, development of ideas and high technology create the best for Radio and TV stations.
For over 45 years Inovonics has maintained its position as a market leader and international supplier of user-friendly, economical and innovative radio and television products.
As transmission methods and technologies evolve, Inovonics continues to provide high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable designs for broadcast professionals. We never neglect what really matters: the basics. Great service, ease of use, fair prices and respect for our customers' time, money and trust.
Based in the mountain community of Felton, California, with dealers and distribution in more than 40 countries around the world, we can distinguish ourselves from many of our competitors because we have no outside ownership requirements: our customers finance our daily operations by paying for our products. We answer to them - not to investors or the stock market.
"Our philosophy is to produce durable, high-quality products in an environmentally friendly manner so that musicians around the world can focus on what's essential: their music. "Founded over 70 years ago in the music industry, our company stands for sophisticated equipment with outstanding quality. Our products are distinguished by innovative design, functionality and durability.
As one of the world's leading suppliers of music stands, microphone and instrument stands, speaker stands, seats and accessories for lighting, sound and studio technology, we are constantly challenged to develop innovative solutions for our customers' needs and desires.
In accordance with our quality standards, almost all metal and plastic items are manufactured in-house. More than 1,500 supports and brackets are produced in our two plants in Germany and sold in 80 countries worldwide. Many of our products have already become classics and standards in the music industry.
Numerous patents and international trademark rights confirm König & Meyer's innovative spirit. The proverbial durability of our products also supports environmental considerations.
The company Millenium was founded in 1994. The main office of the company Millenium is in Treppendorf (D). The number of employees is 1080 (status 2016).
Millenium is Thomann's own brand. These products are made by well-known manufacturers who also produce equipment for many other well-known brands.
Millenium products are state-of-the-art while maintaining favorable prices.
THE WORLD’S HIGHEST SOUND QUALITY SINCE 1928
Since 1928 the brand Neumann has been synonymous with perfect sound, pioneering research and development, and uncompromising quality.
Rare is the recording – whether classical, rock or Pop, news broadcasts or radio dialogue – which doesn’t feature at least one Neumann microphone.
From 2010 Neumann has also offered professional sound solutions for the studio monitoring market, thereby providing optimum solutions to its clients across TV and radio broadcasting, recording, live Sound and post-production. Since 2019 also headphones belong to the product portfolio. Neumann HQ is based in Berlin, where the company will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2018.
Discover studio microphones, monitors and headphones made by Neumann.
Neutrik is an international company with over 40 years of know-how and experience in manufacturing innovative electrical and electronic interconnection products and systems.
The idea was and still is to create innovative products using the latest mechanical and electronic know-how. Today we are a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of audio, coaxial, power and circular connectors. Our main goal is to be "one step ahead" - understanding future market needs before they become obvious and meeting demands before they occur.
For over 50 years, Orban has been the benchmark for professional audio processing worldwide and continues today to provide absolute state-of-the-art audio solutions for live performance venues and content creators, as well as radio, TV and Internet broadcasters. Technology applications include audio processing, loudness measurement and control, multichannel surround audio, and digital audio processing and monitoring to customers who are literally a "who’s who" of governments, industry leaders and concert tours.
Wherever Sound Takes You.
At PreSonus, we believe in innovation that removes barriers and creates solutions that inspire everyone to reach their creative goals. Our passion for audio and music is celebrated through our commitment to our customers and our employees. From home to studio to stage, PreSonus is there.
Since 1995, we've built innovative tools for musicians, content creators, producers, and audio engineers. Today, PreSonus is a leading designer and manufacturer of both recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for real working creatives.
In 1995, we founded PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc on the principle of designing innovative audio products that provide professional sound quality and features without sacrificing affordability. And for the last 25 years, our goal was simple: build innovative solutions for musicians, content creators, producers, and audio engineers. Today, PreSonus is a leading designer and manufacturer of both recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for real working creatives.
Wholly Australian owned and operated audio products company. Located in beautiful Sydney, consisting of three facilities, totaling approximately 10,000 square meters, RØDE headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility.
RØDE has always had technology and precision manufacturing at the core of its values, over the years, RØDE has been recognized as an industry leader in design and business.
ince 1979 RVR Elettronica has been engaged in the research and production of high technology and high performance equipment for telecommunications and F.M. transmission.
Since then RVR Elettronica has never stopped growing, forming a consolidated group of companies, made up of more than 200 professional figures and affirming its leading position in the FM market all over the world. RVR has become synonymous with tradition, innovation, quality and reliability thanks to the value of its products and the ability to satisfy even the most complex customer requirements.
Those who turn to RVR can in fact count on a very articulated and widespread sales organisation and on an extremely specialised and qualified technical team. This is the only way to achieve totally customised solutions, capable of solving specific and particular needs.
RVR is not content to use a particularly efficient quality control system, but accompanies this total reliability with a perfect system configuration, an efficient installation service, training courses and a careful after-sales service.
In this way, the customer knows that he can count on the company, its quality and services, throughout the life of the product.
RVR has also developed an R&D department able to deal with the most varied requests, devising over the years effective solutions also in sectors such as the steel industry, the scientific and military industries.
SamsonTechnologies started in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today we are leader in the consumer and professional audio sector with three important brands: Samson Audio, Samson Inalámbrico and Hartke. More than 250 of our products are sold and distributed in more than 140 countries all over the world.
New dimensions of listening, impressive sound experiences and moments to give you goosebumps – the world of audio can deliver all of this: At Sennheiser, we seek to excel in shaping such experiences each and every day. Since the inception of our company 75 years ago, we have become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems.
Shaping the future of audio and creating unique sound experiences for customers is the aim that unites Sennheiser employees and partners worldwide.
Turning 75 years in 2020, we are looking forward to celebrating and looking back on a history of ideas, innovations, challenging projects and achievements.
With our headquarters in Wennebostel, Germany where Sennheiser was founded, we remember our roots: We care about our impact on the world and take responsibility for our role as a leading company within the audio industry.
The broadcast industry keeps raising the bar, but we’re already ahead of the curve - constantly creating, testing, and re-testing all the components you need to capture pristine sound on set, in the field or behind the scenes.
Though we’re celebrated worldwide for incredible audio, broadcast pros know that control and flexibility are also the hallmarks of our success. Because Shure reliability is crystal clear. Good sound is fine for some people. But at Shure, we’re only interested in delivering sound experiences that immerse and inspire you. With a history of innovation that began in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior, reliable products.
Sony runs a diverse portfolio of businesses centered on "People" to realize its Purpose to "fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology," under the corporate direction of "getting closer to people." In pursuing this Purpose, Sony's sustainable value creation through business can be divided into categories based on three perspectives: users, creators, and the society in which people live.
Enriching people's hearts through the delivery of emotional experiences
Helping creators realize their dreams
Contributing to society through the delivery of safety, health and reliability.
In 1946, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the predecessor of Sony)
started as a small company with capital of just 190,000 yen and approximately 20 employees.
Founder Masaru Ibuka said the purpose of setting up the company was to "establish an ideal factory
that stresses a spirit of freedom and open mindedness that will, through technology, contribute to Japanese culture."
Symbolizing Sony's spirit of challenge to "do what has never been done before,"
the company has continued to release countless "Japan's first" and "world's first" products.
Founded in 1973, Soundcraft first made its mark with the launch of the revolutionary Series 1, the first mixing console integrated into a flight case to meet the needs of the growing touring band market. It has since grown to become an industry leader in digital and analog consoles for tours, theaters, houses of worship, performance venues and recording applications.
Over a billion people listened to a Studer today.
Studer by HARMAN, the world-leader in digital mixing systems for Broadcast, Theatre and House of Worship facilities, was founded by Willi Studer in 1948, just outside of Zurich, Switzerland.
With the early success of legendary products like the J37 tape machine in the 1960s and then later the D950 digital console in the 1990s, Studer has gone on to pioneer some of the most advanced user interfaces in audio production, with many concepts that have gone on to become industry standards. Technologies such as our patented Vistonics and FaderGlow (also adopted by our sister brand Soundcraft), have made Studer synonymous with fast-to-learn and easy-to-use mixing systems that deliver pristine audio, unparalleled connectivity and precision build-quality.
Today, Studer offers a range of Vista control surfaces powered by Infinity processing engines, built precisely to customer specifications and capable of managing the most comprehensive scope of professional audio mixing applications from small-scale to the largest and most complex broadcasts and performances. The innovative CPU based Infinity processor can offer full processing on up to 1000 Mono-Equivalent (MEQ) channels and can distribute over 1,500 channels of optical digital audio via one A-Link connection, enabling over 16,000 channels of I/O on a single core. In radio, we have built on the established and industry standard OnAir range of digital radio consoles introducing the highly customisable Glacier control surface, providing comprehensive control, flexibility and interoperability for any on-air application.
At Studer, our philosophy is to continually strive for perfection through innovative design, advanced engineering, inbuilt quality, and close connections with our customers. Our R&D organisation; a unique blend of young and experienced engineers from around the world, continually push the barriers of audio and user-interface design. And the system-based solutions and feature-rich products that they create are all backed up by HARMAN’s world-class customer support and training organisation. Through this approach, we have and will continue to provide the ultimate tools to reach new levels of excellence when producing programmes, shows and services.
SUONO TELECOM was founded in the second half of the seventies by a team of specialists who built equipment for the first Italian private radios since 1975.
Since the beginning, SUONO TELECOM has adopted a corporate philosophy focused on innovation and technology. High quality combined with customer satisfaction.
In 1980, thanks to a special transposer model, SUONO TELECOM contributed to the creation of the first Italian private radio network.
In 1991 at the fair "Vive la Radio" in Paris, SUONO TELECOM was the first to present an 8.5GHz radio link. Then it was equipped with a 2 Mbit modem to transfer high quality digital audio signals on radio link.
In 1994 SUONO TELECOM built the first Italian FM modulation monitor thanks to which hundreds of FM stations could keep their modulation parameters under control.
In 1995 on the occasion of the IBTS, SUONO TELECOM presented the first 2Mbit digital radio bridge working at 17GHz. specifically designed for FM.
In the 1999 edition of IBTS SUONO TELECOM presented a preview of a Digital FM exciter and, at the same time, the first ever radio bridge in which the modulation and the relative demodulation are obtained digitally by DSP.
Since mid 2000 Radio Sentinel is available the first system that allows to measure remotely via GSM the FM modulation parameters and all RDS data.
SUONO TELECOM also builds equipment specifically for other companies while a constant commitment in research and development is aimed at achieving maximum customer satisfaction.
For decades, Tascam has been the choice of musicians, engineers and broadcast professionals worldwide, combining industry-leading fidelity with legendary reliability. With solutions designed for an extraordinary range of audio applications and suited for today's top professionals, Tascam continues to define the sound of modern recording.
Tascam began as the professional audio company of TEAC Corporation sales equipment, in 1971, with its name standing for T eac A udio S istema C zienda of AM erica. Tascam brought innovation to the world with the leading technology of the time such as reel-to-reel MTR, cassette MTR, DTRS, digital mixers, etc. Nowadays, Tascam supports the sound industry with products for TV/Radio broadcast stations for recording studios, concert halls, conference rooms, academic facilities, commercial facilities, theaters as well as podcasters and Internet broadcasters, music producers and musicians.
TEKO Broadcast s.r.l. has its headquarter and factory located in Altedo (Malalbergo, BOLOGNA-ITALY) in 600 square meters 2 buildings on a 500.000 square meters poly-technological industrial area. It concentrates in its experience more than thirty years in the broadcast industry.
TEKO Broadcast s.r.l. is an Italian company that designs and manufactures RF modules for FM and TV equipment, complete FM transmitters and accessories for Broadcast market as well as amplifiers for medical, military and special applications
Ubiquiti Inc. (formerly Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.) is an American technology company founded in San Jose, California, in 2003. Now based in New York City, Ubiquiti manufactures and sells wireless data communication and wired products for enterprises and homes under multiple brand names.
The Wheatstone Project
If you know anything about broadcast audio, you know Wheatstone. Even if you’re new to broadcasting, if you listen to radio or watch television, you’ve heard sound that goes through our products. And if you’ve been around for awhile, you may even have seen us at concerts, in music stores, or anywhere audio was happening. We were the guys at the hardstore stopping mid-aisle to turn an ear to the music being played over the PA system. And yes, that could have been us in the car next to you belting out lyrics while playing the air guitar. We’ve always been serious about audio.
We’re musicians and broadcasters and audio engineers. We’re audio enthusiasts to the very core and we’re totally committed to an idea that we call the Wheatstone project.
What started out as a console project in an old carriage house in rural Connecticut is now just about the biggest deal in console design and studio IP networking. At that time, our President and CEO Gary Snow, who is, predictably, a big-time audio enthusiast and has played in a few bands in his day, had been making small mixing boards for bands and production houses under the Audioarts brand name. His first multitrack console soon followed, going by the project name “Wheatstone.” (For the curious, it was named for the Wheatstone Bridge, an electronic measurement device that symbolizes both precision and balance to an engineer.) The Wheatstone project has since made sweeping changes in the way stations operate and the way broadcasters think over the past 35 years -- it’s an idea that’s bigger than the sum total of our studio and audio processing product lines and even our 52,000 square-foot factory in New Bern, NC, that contains them all.
If you ask our friends and customers about Wheatstone, they’ll probably tell you we make serious on-air and production control surfaces for radio and television, including Audioarts mixing consoles, Pacific Research and Engineering mixing consoles, VoxPro audio editing systems, not to mention some pretty cool IP networking and routing systems and the one and only 31-band spectral audio processor for radio. But we know better. We’re the keepers of an idea that encompasses great design, great manufacturing and, yes, even a bit of heavy metal. We custom build and machine every single one of our consoles. We machine all our own console faceplates and mainframes from the best metal, make our own parts to exact tolerances whenever possible and use the very latest surface mount technology for zero defects all the time, every time. No second sourcing, no outsourcing, no exceptions.
When it comes to broadcast audio, sure we’re a little out there. But so are most of our customers who demand the very best in audio control and routing.