HARMAN BUYS SM PRO AUDIO
Harman has announced its acquisition of Melbourne-based SM Pro Audio, and its incorporation into its Professional Division “as an innovation hub for a wide range of pro audio and musical instrument technologies”.
According to Harman Professional president, Blake Augsburger, “the depth of innovation and quality of engineering talent at SM Pro Audio provides Harman Professional with a strong internal technology partner for a broad range of products”.
“I am very pleased to welcome the SM Pro Audio team to the Harman fold. Together, we look forward to bringing a new depth of innovation to the broadest array of customers around the world,” Augsburger said. “To that point, we have already envisioned ideas and concepts where SM Pro Audio products and technologies could benefit Soundcraft and Studer mixers, dbx signal processing, AKG transducers, and more.
“We expect to introduce Harman products that feature SM Pro Audio technology in early 2015, including previews of two groundbreaking Soundcraft mixing products at NAMM 2015.”
SM Pro Audio was founded in 2001 designing mic preamplifiers, DI units and headphone amplifiers, later diversifying to distribute more than 50 products globally with an emphasis on microphones, signal processors and problem solver-gadgets.
No further details of the transaction have been disclosed.
Source: media release
SM Pro Audio: www.smproaudio.com