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PreSonus Acquires WorxAudio Technologies


PreSonus (Baton Rouge LA), designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware and related accessories, has acquired loudspeaker manufacturer WorxAudio Technologies, Inc. (Greensboro NC). Founded in 1979 by CEO/Director of Engineering Hugh Sarvis, WorxAudio designs and manufactures line array, point-source, sub-bass, stage monitor, and related loudspeaker systems and accessories. The company is a provider of loudspeaker systems in the mid-size to large church market, professional touring and corporate AV channels.

PreSonus Chairman Kevin Kouhig, WorxAudio founder Hugh Sarvis, and PreSonus CEO Jim Mack
PreSonus Chairman Kevin Kouhig, WorxAudio founder Hugh Sarvis, and PreSonus CEO Jim Mack

According to PreSonus, WorxAudio will significantly augment core elements of PreSonus’ professional loudspeaker development efforts, especially drivers, system and mechanical design, system tuning and rigging system design. In addition, WorxAudio’s knowledge of the commercial sound and portable/touring markets will help PreSonus develop the infrastructure required to support the specific requirements of those customers. With PreSonus’ technical, software, distribution and financial resources, and WorxAudio’s technical, domain and production expertise, the resulting collaboration-led by Hugh Sarvis-creates a formidable competitor in the live-sound loudspeaker market, they report.

“This is a logical move for us,” observed PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “Our StudioLive AI series loudspeakers are great for small to medium-sized venues, but the advanced DSP platform utilized in the AI speaker line, including the optional Dante networking capability, is extremely valuable for systems designed for much larger venues and environments. 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.”

According to AFMG Managing Director Stefan Feistel, “WorxAudio is a premium example of a long-lasting, very positive business relationship for AFMG. WorxAudio is the first FIRmaker licensee to actually deliver two very impressive installs employing this revolutionary technology.”

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