Jim Sides (left) and Ken Berger have formed Vue Audiotechnik
San Diego, CA (March 20, 2012)—Former executives from two well-known live sound manufacturers have formed Vue Audiotechnik to produce live sound loudspeakers designed for various applications, including touring sound, theatre, club sound, portable PA, houses of worship and commercial audio.
“Today’s system designers are pushing the boundaries of performance at an exponential rate,” explains Ken Berger, CEO of Vue Audiotechnik and originally co-founder of EAW. “At the same time, many loudspeaker companies are struggling to keep pace as they adapt to modern manufacturing or navigate the murky waters of buyouts and acquisitions. We’re launching Vue Audiotechnik to meet the growing demands of today’s market with innovative design, advanced technology, and responsive global manufacturing. But even more, Vue is about a return to long-term relationships and exceptional service. These are the values that launched our industry decades ago, and now is the time for a return to those principles.”
Vue Audiotechnik’s R&D effort is led by head of engineering Michael Adams, coming to the position with nearly four decades as a FOH/Monitor engineer and system designer. From its headquarters in San Diego, California, where design, sales, marketing and operations are based, Vue Audiotechnik launches with a global R&D and manufacturing infrastructure in place based around a founding partnership with Speaker Trade of Solingen Germany, and its wholly owned, 290,000-sq. foot production and R&D facility in Asia.
Jim Sides, former CEO of Meyer Sound Germany and now Vue’s Executive Vice President adds, “I’m very excited about the resources and passionate team that have come together to make Vue Audiotechnik a reality. We all share a deep appreciation for the products and people that have forged our industry’s history. This passion fuels our commitment to the future, and Vue Audiotechnik is the vehicle we will use to get there. I can’t wait to show you what’s next.”