(l-r): PreSonus chairman Kevin Kouhig, WorxAudio founder Hugh Sarvis, and PreSonus CEO Jim Mack.
Las Vegas, NV (June 18, 2014)—PreSonus has acquired loudspeaker manufacturer WorxAudio Technologies, Inc., While PreSonus already manufactures loudspeakers for small to midsized venues, the WorxAudio purchase brings in-house products intended for considerably larger facilities.
Founded in 1979 by CEO and director of Engineering Hugh Sarvis (who will continue with the company), Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio designs and manufactures line array, point-source, sub-bass, stage monitor, and related loudspeaker systems and accessories, largely for the mid to large church market and corporate AV channels.
It is PreSonus’ hope that WorxAudio will augment core elements of PreSonus’ professional loudspeaker development efforts, especially drivers, system and mechanical design, system tuning, and rigging system design. I
“This is a logical move for us,” observes PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “The acquisition of WorxAudio significantly extends our product line to provide advanced networked loudspeaker systems to a much larger audience. Further, this acquisition brings us extremely valuable engineering system design expertise and technology, as well as loudspeaker manufacturing expertise.”
“Like WorxAudio, PreSonus is engineering-driven,” comments Sarvis. “We’re excited about combining our engineering know-how with PreSonus’ networking, software, and signal-processing technology to develop groundbreaking and highly competitive new professional audio products.”
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