Stratford, CT (July 11, 2018)—The home base of loudspeaker manufacturer Soundsphere was gutted by a massive fire on July 9. Based in Stratford, CT, the company builds omnidirectional speaker systems for the commercial installation market.
Firefighters responded to the early-morning blaze, arriving at 10 Research Drive in Stratford at 6:30 A.M. An hour into the fire, the roof collapsed and the 12,500-square-foot building that housed the company’s offices, manufacturing facility and warehouse is now considered a complete loss.
Soundsphere had five employees who worked at the Stratford facility; only one was on site when the fire broke out and was unaware of the flames until police knocked on the door.
With the Stratford facility in ashes, Soundsphere parent company MSE Audio has announced it will move manufacturing to its Jacksonville, FL facility, aiming to ramp up quickly and hit full capacity within 12 weeks.
Noting in a statement that it currently has “limited inventory across the country” as a result of the fire, a company statement to customers noted, “If the product you ordered is not available, we can recommend a similar product to meet your audio needs for your specific application. We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make sure you can finish your jobs as promised.”
Soundsphere was acquired in late December, 2013 by Overland Park, KS-based MSE Audio, which also owns the brands Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, SolidDrive, SoundTube and Rockustics. Soundsphere is best known for its ceiling-mounted, globe-shaped omnidirectional speakers designed for use in offices, government facilities, warehouses and shopping centers.
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