VANCO INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES BEALE STREET AUDIO
Beale Street’s revival gives dealers access to the coveted speakers they fell in love with, but now backed by the superior support, supply, and service for which Vanco is renowned.
Batavia, IL — June 21, 2017 – Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, is proud to announce the acquisition of the highly-acclaimed Beale Street Audio™ line of Sonic Vortex® powered architectural speakers. Effective immediately, industry distributors can place orders for the entire line of Beale Street Audio products.
“Beale Street Audio was a vibrant brand that brought a lot of energy to the architectural audio market by introducing real innovation into a category that needed something fresh. At Vanco, we are committed to providing products that will greatly serve our distributors and dealers and the acquisition of Beale Street Audio allows us to do just that,” said Brad Corbin, President, Vanco International.
Over the past few years, Vanco International has been expanding its line of audio and video products to meet the growing demands from residential and commercial AV dealers. The company’s PulseAudio™ Bluetooth speaker and amplifier line became an immediate success with dealers last year, and Vanco was searching for additional complimentary products.
“Previously, Beale Street ran into supply challenges just as the product was gaining traction, receiving rave product reviews, and building distribution,” said Mark Corbin, Vice President Distribution Markets, Vanco International. “We saw the opportunity to offer dealers a product they loved, with a simplified sales model plus the strong distribution and support network that Vanco provides.”
Beale Street is a unique architectural speaker line that quickly became recognized for its audio performance and competitive pricing. The Beale Street Audio line features high performance residential audio solutions including: 4”, 6.5” and 8” in-ceiling models, 4” and 6.5” in-wall models, angled in-ceiling and dual voice coil models, 6.5” and 8” in-ceiling subwoofers, and 70/100v in-ceiling speakers for commercial applications, plus single and multi-room amplifiers, and subwoofer amplifiers.
Beale Street Audio speakers will continue to feature the patented Sonic Vortex technology created and engineered by Beale Street Audio co-founder Jim Murray, who will be available for consulting with Vanco International. Sonic Vortex technology allows for a unique design that produces an unprecedented level of bass output and room energizing dynamics from in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Sonic Vortex re-imagines the traditional ported enclosed speaker design by separating the main port into multiple sections called “fins” that are tuned to ideal listening specifications. The fins compress and move air at a high rate of speed without port noise and also add to the enclosure’s rigidity. Compared to sealed models, the Sonic Vortex design provides a 6 to 9 dB boost in the mid-lower bass ranges and a flatter frequency response across the audio spectrum. Incredibly, this award-winning and patented design fits in the traditional in-wall/in-ceiling enclosure, which keeps costs down while increasing options for product scalability.
Mark Corbin added, “Beale Street Audio has exuded passion for music and entertainment from the start, and Vanco understands the value and importance of continuing this experience with Beale Street products. We are truly excited about this incredible opportunity and what it does for our customers.”
Vanco will continue selling the speakers under the Beale Street name, but bring extensive manufacturing, distribution, service, and support to the products. Beale Street Audio products will be ready to ship as of August 1, 2017; distributors can contact Vanco directly for pricing. Pre-orders are available immediately.
Vanco will be showcasing their full line of products including Vanco, Evolution, PulseAudio, and Beale Street Audio at CEDIA Expo, September 7-9, 2017 at Booth 3645. For more information on Vanco International, visit the Vanco website. For more information on the Beale Street Audio line visit www.getbeale.com.
About Vanco International, LLC
With a 60-year legacy of serving the AV industry, Vanco International, LLC engineers, manufactures, and sells premium audio/video products and electronic accessories backed by a team of knowledgeable support representatives and technology experts. Comprised of four unique brands including Vanco®, a comprehensive line of value-oriented residential AV products and accessories; Evolution™, a curated line of pro audio and video distribution products; PulseAudio™, an indoor/outdoor speaker and amplifier line featuring Bluetooth technology; and most recently, Beale Street Audio™, a highly-acclaimed line of Sonic Vortex® technology architectural speakers. Vanco is committed to helping the dealer and distributor community succeed in creating high-quality customer experiences across home theater, premium audio, and commercial installations. Learn more about Vanco International at www.vanco1.com.
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